Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

Fishing in Cabo San LucasFishing in Cabo San Lucas is a popular activity among sport fishermen and women. According to the Cabo San Lucas Tourist Board, over 12,000 fish are caught annually. That’s big business for Cabo — and what was once a quiet, beach village. With around five hundred chartered boats, tourists can pick and choose the type of sport fishing adventure they desire. At the end of the day, there is plenty of nightlife and activity, too, with hotels, restaurants and varied entertainment.

Where to Fish
According to an article by Captain George Landrum, “Most of the fishing in Cabo is within 40 miles of the port.” Cabo San Lucas is excellent fishing territory due to the cool, Gulf of California combining with the warm, Mexican coastal waters. Captain Landrum writes, “Combine these deep canyons and shallow rises with the mixing currents, and you’ll see why Cabo has become known as a prime fishing destination.”

Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

Types of Fish
Cabo San Lucas is called the “Marlin Capital of the World” due to its abundant striped, blue and black marlin. While marlin is the most popular fish to catch, tuna, rooster-fish, wahoo and dorado are among the fish found in the fertile water. Most sport fishing charters and tours enforce a catch and release program where tourists keep only what they can eat.

Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

Fishing Tours
The Los Cabos Tourism Board recommends the following chartered fishing tours:

Charter de Los Cabos
Local 48 y 49 E. Plaza Bonita Mall
Cabo San Lucas, BCS 23410
+52 624-143-4050
chartercabos.com

Gladiator Charters
Cabo Yacht Center
Cabo San Lucas Marina
Cabo San Lucas, BCS 23410
866-702-6337
gladiatorcharters.com

Hotel Buena Vista Beach resort
Km. 105 Carretera al Sur
Buena Vista, BCS 23580
800-752-3555
hotelbuenavista.com

Hotel Palmas de Cortez
Los Barriles
East Cape, BCS 23070
877-777-8862
vanwormerresorts.com

Josephine Charters
Cabo San Lucas Marina
Cabo San Lucas, BCS 23410
858-832-1477
josephineyachtcharters.com

Picante Sportfishing
Plaza Puerto Paraiso Local 39-A
Marina Cabo
Cabo San Lucas, BCS 23410
714-572-6693
picantesportfishing.com

Pisces Sportfishing
Barcos Piscis, S.A. de C.V.
Cabo Maritime Center Marina 8-6
Cabo San Lucas, BCS 23410
619-819-7983
piscessportfishing.com

Redrum Sportfsihing
Blvd. Marina Cabo Plaza
Cabo San Lucas, BCS 23410
760-481-7667
redrumcabo.com

Weather
Gene Kira, Mexico Reports Editor (Western Outdoor News & Mexico Fishing News), states that boats leave “the Cabo San Lucas marina nearly 365 days per year (with pauses only for hurricanes or other tropical storms!),” so visitors would be wise to plan sport fishing trips with a careful eye on the international weather radar.