What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Cancún, Quintana Roo for the first time?

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Joel Krominga
Cancún, ROO
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Went fishing with Fishing Cancún Charters on July 28, 2019
The captain and crew for very forthright in letting us know that fishing had somewhat slowed. However, we ended up having a very fun and successful day! If you listen to your crew and trust them they will do all they can to put you on the fish you want. For us, it wasn't about the type of fish but more about trying to find something to mount on our wall at home. I struggled with going for a trophy vs. food, but ultimately we ended up catching only bonita and tuna so we certainly enjoyed the best of both worlds being able to mount 2 trophy-quality fish in our 9-fish catch!

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Tom Yearwood
Benito Juarez, ROO
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Went fishing with Twin Hooks – Galileo on July 10, 2019
If you come for the fishing and plan to take your catch home, make sure that the hotel you book will allow/provide you to use their freezer space for your fish. You don't want to be hauling 2 or 3 day old fish anywhere unless it is frozen as soon as possible after being caught. Freezer space at hotels on the West Coast (Cabos) is standard but we have run into some difficulties here in Cancun. The resort owners need to step it up and accommodate anglers that want to keep their catch.

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George Jones
Winter Garden, FL
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Went fishing with Fishing Cancún Charters on May 22, 2019
Don't go out if water conditions were like ours if you are prone to seasickness. Two of the four in our party got seasick because of the water conditions. The conditions were not the best, but the boat and crew were top-notch. We thoroughly enjoyed the fishing and the fish we caught made it worth it.

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Hidenori Takayama
Himeji, 28
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Went fishing with Sportfishingcancun - Makaira on February 1, 2019
I am crazy about fishing and have been to Alaska, Canada, Costa Rica, Portugal,Australia, New Zealand ,and of course, Mexico (Cabosan lucas, Mathatran). My fishing in Cancun is the first time but I was satisfied with getting excellent result above my expectation.

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Travis Fallgren
Laramie, Wyoming
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Went fishing with Explore Lifetime Experiences Cancun on December 18, 2017
This Is my second time booking a trip in Cancun, the first time I booked it through the hotel we were staying at and that trip was ok, it was also off shore fishing. this time I used the internet and tried to book small non-diesel boats to bottom fish in the lagoon 3-4 months in advance. I feel that that most of the captains could care less about you catching fish and just care about your money. Please do alot of research before you book anything, cause once your there you are at there mercy.

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Bill Rightnour
Coatesville, PA
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Went fishing with Samaki Cancun Charters on September 13, 2018
Organized and good equipment. Our Mate Ceasar was very good with our group. True fishing boat, out riggers and down riggers. Freshbait ballywho rigs made ready to go. Just pick the right time of year to go for the desired fish. I had no option and was on a large family vacation. good luck

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Michael Stevens
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo
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Went fishing with Chac Chi Marina - 36ft Heavenly on August 2, 2018
Enjoy the species of the day. I know bonita are like black sheep of the tuna family, but with new anlgers and s family outing, pound for pound they are Scrappy, and through that time we were still able to hook up a mahi, a wahoo, stopped for some deep reef fish.

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Randy Erwin
Kansas City, MO
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Went fishing with Fishing Cancún Charters on July 12, 2018
Plan ahead if keeping your fish. Don't keep fish that won't get eaten. Expect it to be hot out. The fishing grounds are out aways not always in site of land so take seasickness measures. Have fun and tip your crew. These guys love what they do and fishing is fishing some days are better than others. Oh and sunscreen shirts are the best.

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Louie Juarez
La Mirada, CA
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Went fishing with Amigo Fishing on March 30, 2018
To All Anglers, March is a good time to Target Amber Jack and Wahoo species game fish in Cancun waters. Also its a great time of the year as the weather temperature is perfect for kids to go the boat and fish along side Dad.... Lou

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Charles Weisshaar
Rochester, NY
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Went fishing with Twin Hooks – Galileo on April 3, 2018
Do some research before your trip. If you book through the hotel it doesn't guarantee the charter will be good. Some are just a long boat ride depending on where they leave from. Do Google searches and trust others ratings.

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Martyn Carpenter
Mérida, Yucatán
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Went fishing with ETFishing on August 17, 2017
Watch the weather, book a good guide ( I recommend ETFishing), check to see what is in season and plan your trip around what is in season. A lot of money can be wasted on pointless trips for Marlin when there isn't one in 2,000 miles!

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David Krings
Cancún, Quintana Roo
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Went fishing with Chac Chi Marina - 36ft Heavenly on July 1, 2017
Make sure if you have even the slightest amount of sea-sickness or motion sickness that you bring medicine with you. This is EXTREMELY important as the waves can get very large and they can feel like you are on a carnival ride.

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Charles Lakie
Hammond, IN
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Went fishing with Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours on July 30, 2019
Don't do it. The captain is a scammer. Under prepared and terrible equipment is an under statement.

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Sarah Heflin Lyons
Summerville, South Carolina
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Went fishing with Fishing Cancún Charters on July 10, 2019
Be sure to take Dramamine so your trip isn't ruined by not feeling well. Wear sunscreen and sunglasses of course get a good night sleep and be prepared for a good fight with some big fish!

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Michael Baird
Selma, TX
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Went fishing with Family Fishing Cancun on June 19, 2019
Definitely book your next Cancun Fishing Trip with Captain Willie and Coca, from Family Fishing Cancun.

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Shannon Friesen
Los Angeles, California
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Went fishing with Twin Hooks – Galileo on June 16, 2019
Take Dramamine if you get motion sickness, it really helps! Bring sunscreen and patience...its fishing.

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William Gluckman
Philadelphia, PA
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Went fishing with La Patrona 46 Ft on June 11, 2019
Like all fishing some luck is involved but May June July have a large amount of seaweed which can be annoying. Bring lots of sunscreen the sun can be brutal.

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Clint Cates
Palatine, Illinois
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Went fishing with Sportfishingcancun - Mamacita on May 28, 2019
Make sure you check the weather for the day. We didn't do that and ended up in rough seas. This is not a ding on the crew. They were fantastic.

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Christopher Nguyen
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Family Fishing Cancun on May 30, 2019
Know that fishing is hit and miss you don’t always catch what you are going for, but these guys out here will work their butts off to try to put you on some fish!

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Angela Blystone
Paola, Kansas
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Went fishing with Sportfishingcancun - Mamacita on May 15, 2019
Take the morning trip and check ocean conditions before you head out. High quantities of seaweed made trolling difficult.

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Trent Lawson
Cancún, ROO
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Went fishing with Fishing Cancún Charters on April 25, 2019
The weather is beautiful, but the seas can be choppy. Bring plenty of sunscreen and motion sickness preventatives.

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Beatrice Miller
Preston, ENG
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Went fishing with Chac Chi Marina - 33ft Pulga Marina on April 26, 2019
Have strong arm muscles that's all you need (fish are bl...dy strong) rest is provided by the crew ?

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Daniel Beck
Cancún, ROO
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Went fishing with Family Fishing Cancun on April 3, 2019
The water is a little rough. If you are prone to get sea-sick, you will get sea-sick. That was the case with one of the people in our party. So plan accordingly.

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Jeff Burkhalter
Benito Juarez, ROO
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Went fishing with Fishing Cancún Charters on April 2, 2019
Bottom fishing is probably best chance as lots of billfish are about a month or so earlier. Still possible to get some but not as much. I hear January is best time for sails in this area.

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Nick Mohin
San Jose, CA
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Went fishing with Family Fishing Cancun on February 13, 2019
Work with your charter and they will tell you what you can catch. Just have fun and prepare for waves.

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Kev Beaumont
San Miguel De Cozumel, Quintana Roo
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Went fishing with Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours on December 30, 2018
Still enjoyable out on the water but if your out for numbers only the warmer months are a lot more productive

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Kerry Leppo
Foxborough, MA
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Went fishing with Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours on December 11, 2018
The fishing is more weather dependent in December just be sure there are no big weather changes when you fish.

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Amanda Howatt
Calgary, Alberta
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Went fishing with Fishing Cancún Charters on December 9, 2018
was an amazing experience just would suggest with waters being a little rough that you take sea sick medicine before hand

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Melissa Schraeder
Noel, MO
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Went fishing with Family Fishing Cancun on July 23, 2019
We had a great time and the Captain worked tirelessly, just wasn't our day to catch fish.

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Jay Bedford
Cancún, ROO
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Went fishing with La Patrona 46 Ft on July 16, 2019
Fishing in Cancun has delivered the largest Mahi as well Grouper I have ever caught

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