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Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

With the gateway to the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, Cabo is your ticket to the sportfishing paradise


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If you're into fly fishing or deep-sea fishing, Los Cabos is your greatest opportunity in Mexico and possibly across the globe! The stunning diversity of aquatic species around Baja California Sur is exceedingly impressive between May and November, yet fishing charters operate all year round. Moreover, you'll find several sport-fishing-oriented resorts between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. In addition, lots of amazing and quieter fishing places are nestled along the East Cape. And to crown the whole, Cabo annually hosts several top-notch fishing tournaments, such as Dorado Shoot Out in July and Bisbee's Black and Blue in October.

Deep sea fishing in Cabo San Lucas

Gulf of California

East of Cabo, you'll find the Gulf of California, praised as one of the world's most productive bodies of water. Snapper and amber jack are aplenty closer to the shores. In contrast, deeper waters are teeming with tuna, dorado, wahoo, and sailfish.

Open Pacific

Head a little west of Cabo, and there you are—in the middle of the open Pacific. Strong currents bring an abundance of big game fish, including marlin, swordfish, and yellowfin tuna. You'll also encounter smaller species, including grouper and snapper.

Cabo San Lucas fishing calendar

The fishing scene is slightly different each year, as the seasons depend on weather conditions and water temperatures. However, you can check out the approximate fishing calendar. It shows the availability of the most sought-after species in terms of excellent, good, and fair fishing. The best months for the celebrated marlin and many other species are between May and November. Anyway, boat trips operate all year round.

Los Cabos fishing charters

Fishing charters in Los Cabos are tailored to any level of experience and personal desires. You can choose to go solo angling, as a couple, with pals or family. In most cases, the vessels are licensed to cover everyone on board, except for smaller boats. However, captains are generally ready to help you with finding and buying your license.

Do you still doubt whether to join a fishing tour?—Then don't. It's going to be an unforgettable angling adventure, with stunning beaches, iconic landmarks such as The Arch of Cabo San Lucas, and cute sea lions that would follow your boat, hoping to get some handouts.

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