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Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

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

Best time: May–November

Fishing in Cabo San Lucas
Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

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. 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. To top it all off, Cabo annually hosts several superb 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 preferences. You can choose to angle solo, as a couple, with friends or family. Make sure to purchase the right license for your boating needs. Captains are generally ready to help you with this matter.

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 may stalk your boat, in hopes of getting some food.

Practical info

When is the best time to fish in Cabo San Lucas?

From May to November, the waters in Cabo San Lucas are warmer, making it easier for you to catch fish. Despite this fact, fishing charters operate all year round, and there is never a bad time to go fishing in Cabos San Lucas. Show more

Where are the best fishing spots in Cabo San Lucas and what kind of fish can you catch there?

Snapper and amberjack can be found near shore in the Gulf of California in Cabo San Lucas. Furthermore, deeper waters in the Gulf of California offer dorado, wahoo, and sailfish, while the open Pacific offers marlin and yellowfin tuna. You can also find smaller species, including snapper and grouper. The East Cape features additional fishing spots. Show more

What fishing tournaments are held in Cabo San Lucas and when do they take place?

Every year, Cabos San Lucas is home to significant fishing tournaments that enlist professionals from all over. Bisbee's Black and Blue tournament occurs in October, while the Dorado Shoot Out tournament happens in July. Show more

What kind of fishing charters are available in Cabo San Lucas and can they accommodate all levels of experience?

Fishing charter services are available year-round and tailored to cater to all levels of expertise and preferences. From solo fishing expeditions to family-fun adventures, fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas can accommodate different needs and levels of experience. Ensure to buy the right license for your boating activities. Show more

What other activities or landmarks can you include in your Cabo San Lucas fishing trip aside from fishing?

A trip to Cabo San Lucas offers more than fishing activities. Visit the stunning beaches, like the popular Lands' End beach or Lover's Beach, which features a narrow strand of land separating the Pacific Ocean from the serene tranquil Sea of Cortez. Other places to visit are the Arch of Cabo San Lucas and look out for cute sea lions present in various sites. Don't hesitate to explore all the activities located in the region beyond fishing. Show more

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