Cabo San Lucas Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Cabo San Lucas Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Cabo San Lucas

Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Cabo San Lucas

Deep Sea Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

The deep sea fishing Cabo San Lucas has access to is probably the best in the entire world. Cabo sits right on the meeting point of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. What this means for you is year-round catches of an unbeatable range of big game pelagics without the need for long journeys.
 
Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin can all be caught out of Cabo, as can Swordfish and huge Pacific Sailfish. If you somehow get bored of Billfish, there are plenty of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Sharks around, too.
 
With so many fish to choose from, it’s no surprise that Cabo has become a major tournament hotspot. Events run throughout the year, but the Bisbee’s Black and Blue dwarfs them all, with millions of dollars in prize money up for grabs each October.

Fishing Spots

You couldn’t find a more perfect place to put a sportfishing town. Head west out of the Marina, and you hit the deep troughs and steep seamounts of the Pacific Ocean. Head east, and you find sheltered waters full of huge pelagic fish even in the roughest weather. This gives you endless options of where to wet your lines.

Pacific Ocean

Cabo’s Pacific fishing grounds are the home of legends. The waters are deeper and more varied here. Many spots are great for specific species, while others draw a bit of everything just a few miles from town. The further you go, the lower the fishing pressure, but you can find monsters everywhere!
 

Cabo Falso Lighthouse

The lighthouse serves as a marker for many surrounding spots, and sits a stone’s throw from the Marina. These aren’t the deepest waters, but you can catch monster Marlin within sight of land here.
 

San Jaime Bank

Sitting next to the deepest section of the Tinaje Trough, seamounts rise thousands of feet above the surrounding water. This is Grander territory, and plenty deep enough for every species on our list.
 

Golden Gate Bank

Just north of San Jaime Bank, many consider this the best Striped Marlin spot in town. Considering Cabo is known as “Striped Marlin Capital of the World,” that’s pretty heavy praise. 
 

Finger Bank

Why travel 50 miles when you have amazing fishing right on your doorstep? Well, if you’re set on world-record Marlin and don’t want to share the fishing grounds, this is the spot for you.

Sea of Cortez

If the winds kick up too much out west, just head to the sheltered waters of the Sea of Cortez. You may not find the same dramatic depth changes here, but you can still expect double-digit hookups of your favorite pelagic predators.
 

Santa Maria Canyon

This spot is less than 10 miles from the shore and is home to Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and more. Unsurprisingly, it can get pretty busy here, but there are plenty of other spots nearby if it does.
 

Gordo Banks

Tucked round the head of the peninsula, this is a reliable spot even in rough weather. Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Marlin can be caught in its deeper reaches.
 

1150 Banks

The 1150 Banks offer the best of both worlds. You will be fishing in seriously deep water but will still have some protection from the winds and waves. This is a particularly good spot for Sharks.

Fishing Techniques

Cabo deep sea fishing mainly focuses on trolling. Some captains prefer to use soft plastics, which will come in a range of colors and spread patterns. Others use dressed Ballyhoo or live Tuna, and tuna tubes are a common sight aboard the bigger boats in town. Fly fishing is increasingly popular when targeting the huge numbers of Striped Marlin and Sailfish in the area. There are local fly fishing specialists who stock quality equipment, so expect 16-wt rods, heavy Billfish line, and thick monofilament tippets, as well as a variety of custom flies.
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Reviews of Fishing in Deep Sea Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

Full day
GEORGE H. fished with Black Marlin Sportfishing on June 16, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Get what you can There's lots of fish different species
8 HOUR TRIP IS THE WAY TO GO
Logan H. fished with Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail on June 7, 2021
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Don't get drunk the night before if you think you MIGHT GET SEA SICK. SUNBLOCK AND SUNSCREEN ESSENTIAL
3rd catching the day
Antonio L. fished with BlueSea sportfishing on May 31, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
do ur homework n target when the fish u want to catch is in
Half Day AM fishing
Thomas K. fished with BlueSea sportfishing on May 4, 2021
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The fishing was good in May. I have previously fished in Cabo San Lucas in January and that was better but May was also good.
A Great Day!
Jeff B. fished with Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail on April 23, 2021
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Not sure if April is the best month, but it was certainly worth a shot.
All around excellent fishing experience
Jonathon K. fished with BlueSea sportfishing on April 6, 2021
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Great weather and some of the fish were biting. Not sure if you would come away with a trophy as I'm not expert, but you'll come away with something to eat and show, for sure.
Great day
Jerry B. fished with El Budster Pride on March 11, 2021
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Sunscreen and a cooler full of cold drinks
Great Day with Captain Johnny!
Tony S. fished with BlueSea sportfishing on March 7, 2021
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Know what is in season and what is biting while you are in town. It will help with your expectations heading in to the day.

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