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

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Joseph Cook
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Went fishing with Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel on May 9, 2024
If you plan to go reef fishing it is for beginners and you will have a lot of action. If you are not getting bites you may need to check your line or bait. Try to keep the bait as close to the bottom as possible as you can while you "drift" fish. That is how I would explain reef fishing. If you go deep sea fishing most of the fishing is done at the surface and trolling so the equipment does most of the work.

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Zach Kumbier
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Went fishing with Cozumel Fishing on April 25, 2024
From my very limited experience fishing in Cozumel (three times), April is when things are really just starting to "pop". I haven't specifically targeted sailfish or marlin but know the closer to the start of summer you get the better the fishing gets for those species. Younger Mahi Mahi are typically schooled up thick and some lone bull mahi can be caught too. The best part of fishing down there is that no matter the time of year there is always something to target in good numbers and often it's something that is delicious to eat!

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Ronald Caywood
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Went fishing with Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel on March 13, 2024
Research , speak with Captain often before trip on conditions and where you will be going let him know your target fish to catch and alternatives. Do not go expecting to catch a prize winning fish. Go to have fun.

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Kevin McMurry
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Went fishing with Maas Fishing Tours on February 9, 2024
Do it! A beautiful time on the water, fish are a bonus. We had strikes on baitfish so fish were there although we didn't catch any. Check different times of the year for other fishing opportunities, we were on a cruise so locked into February. We always book excursions outside the cruise line to save money and have many more options

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Sid Daniel
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Went fishing with Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel on December 31, 2023
Best fishing season seems to be in spring/summer, but you can catch other species in fall / winter with a good Captain. Definitely recommend Abrimar / Captain Mario to take you on a very private trip. He grew up on the island- his dad was a fisherman who taught him where the fish are!!

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Porter Stubblefield
Cypress, Texas
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Went fishing with Montze Fishing And Snorkel Charters on July 13, 2023
Mahi-Mahi were plentiful in July, but if you want a billfish, (Marlin or Sailfish) Captain Freddie recommended February through March are best for catching these. Migration is in full effect at this time and the likelihood of catching these fish are magnified, though still available in July, but at reduced chances.

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Daishia Shannon
Huntsville, TX
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Went fishing with Montze Fishing And Snorkel Charters on June 2, 2023
Taxi’s to the marina will try to charge high fees for transportation. Make sure to set a price before departure or arrange with charter. Also, make sure to communicate your expectations to the captain before the trip. Make sure there are no hidden fees. You can keep your catch and ask resort chef to prepare a meal for you. Bring sunscreen and take some Dramamine 1hrs before your trip to avoid sea sickness.

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Brandon Hentges
Cold Spring, MN
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Went fishing with Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam on May 25, 2023
If your debating between the 4 hour or 6 hour trip I would fully recommend doing the full 6 hour trip. We caught half of our fish in the last 2 hours of the trip. Gives the crew the best chance to get you on the fish.

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Nelson Alger
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Went fishing with Maas Fishing Tours on March 14, 2024
I was told by fishing booker that now was a good time to go for sailfish and marlin but apparently the guides say April and May so take what fishing booker says with a grain of salt.

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William Oberdeck
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Went fishing with Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel on March 9, 2024
Early March is not great for trolling and can be hit or miss. Reef fishing seems consistent. Check with guides on what seems best for the times your fishing

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Christopher Downs
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Went fishing with Cozumel Fishing on March 10, 2024
May is the best month but these guys worked really hard to successfully put us on plenty of big fish

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Sarah Klus
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Went fishing with Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam on February 28, 2024
100 percent recommend this group. Best fishing in ocean I have ever done. Fantastic. A memory for my 12 year old son and I to have for a lifetime.

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Josh Kempton
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Went fishing with Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam on January 24, 2024
This is a tough time of year to catch mahi amd billfish, but lots of mutton snapper available. Barracuda also can be good right now.

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Christopher Mejia
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Went fishing with Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam on January 8, 2024
Take Dramamine if you think you might get sick 12 hours before fishing, my daughter got sick early on but finished strong thanks to the crew.

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Hank Lee
Wilmington, NC
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Went fishing with Cozumel Fishing on August 8, 2023
Good fishing, good crew but very hot. No AC on boat and if not acclimated to heat could be a long trip.

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Wade Blackmon
Chicago, Illinois
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Went fishing with Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam on July 17, 2023
Yes, I would recommend highly that you give them a try. We learned of this crew from a fellow traveler, and are well pleased with our first deep sea fishing trip!

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Samuel Griffith
Hico, TX
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Went fishing with Kay Kib Fishing Charters on July 11, 2023
The guys will whip up some fresh shashimi on the deck if you catch something that cant wait to eat at the dock! Great Captain and extremely hard working anf friendly First Mate.

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Jared Akin
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Went fishing with Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam on June 27, 2023
Fishing was ok, but the trip was over the top because of the crew. Got to play with wild dolphins and se a big water spout! Half of one Mai fed my whole family anyways.

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Jacob Blevins
Independence, KY
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Went fishing with Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam on May 9, 2023
Pick the GrandSlam!!!!! The crew is absolutely amazing!!!! They are so friendly and makes your trip very worth the trip.

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Mark Leonard
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Went fishing with Caribbean Fishing Mexico – Bertram on May 11, 2023
If you are just out for a day most Charters are fine. If you want to target a species or a couple, do your homework!

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Mark Leonard
Concord, CA
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Went fishing with Montze Fishing And Snorkel Charters on May 9, 2023
Fish further south would be my guess, possibly out of Puerto Adventuras to be closer and send more time in prime spots.

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Alfred Fares
NEW PRT RCHY, FL
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Went fishing with Maas Fishing Tours on October 12, 2022
This wasn't the best time of year for fishing in Cozumel. I wouldn't do this again in October. The currents were strong and most everything is out of season.

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Dan Cook
Lakeville, MN
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Went fishing with Happy Fisherman Charters on March 29, 2022
Go on a day that isn't as windy and maybe a different time of the day? Not sure, but we didn't catch any fish...but our crew were trying very hard to help us catch some fish.

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Paul Cardle
Veracruz, VER
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Went fishing with Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam on November 7, 2020
All good fishing. Trolling wasnt producing anything, so we went to the bottom and caught all kinds of smaller fish.

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Kevin Kraft
Mexico City, CMX
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Went fishing with Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam on May 6, 2019
Stay in Cozumel and fish there. We stayed south of Playa and it was too much traveling early in the morning for my family with a 3 year old.

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Mollie Moore
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel on September 21, 2023
The only recommendation a beginner like me could make is to book with Mario and Abrimar Fishing.

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Brent Engle
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Went fishing with Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam on July 20, 2023
Not sure if was the heat but the fishing was slow. Thank goodness for our hardworking crew.

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Mark Ralph
Whitesville, KY
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Went fishing with Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam on April 17, 2023
Getting with high quality guides like Victor, Augusto and Miguel on the Grand Slam

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Kate Ley
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo
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Went fishing with Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam on April 3, 2023
Book with Pedro and his crew on the Grand Slam! Very patient and knowledgeable.

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Marc Sawka
Point Blank, TX
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Went fishing with Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel on July 26, 2022
If you want to a great trip, book Abrimar Fishing Charters. It was definitely worth the price.