Get away to Cabo for some quality time spent on the water. Whether it’s a fishing trip with just the guys or a whole family getaway, Cabo’s waters are teeming with fish waiting for you to land that big catch. The waters surrounding Cabo are known for the big catches and top-notch deep-sea Cabo fishing opportunities. Nicknamed the “Marlin Capital of the World,” striped marlin can be caught year-round, while black and blue marlin are found during warmer months. Other fish found in Cabo’s waters include sailfish, swordfish, wahoo, dorado, yellowfin tuna, mackerel, snapper, and grouper. Every season is great for fishing in Cabo!
A wide variety of charter companies offering both basic and luxurious fishing excursions can easily be booked. Here are a few options to get you started on planning your Cabo San Lucas fishing itinerary.
Cabo San Lucas Fishing – Sportfish with Kingfish Cabo
Just bring yourself on this all-inclusive fishing excursion! They provide the breakfast, permits, bait, equipment, and will even filet the fish you catch. Choose among 5-hour, 6-hour, and 8-hour excursions at sea and then sit back, relax, and reel in your prizes. When hunger strikes, an on-board chef will prepare and serve a fresh meal onboard, including items such as freshly made Mexican tacos alongside an open bar serving beer and margaritas. This all happens aboard their 40’ Sea Ray named Calita. With a maximum of eight guests per trip, this intimate Cabo fishing experience will be both laid back and fulfilling!
Fly Fish with Cabo Fishing
Hop on a fly-fishing charter for a unique experience with Cabo Fishing. Equipped with technology that will aid you in landing just the catch you’re hoping for, you’ll enjoy your day aboard their 26′ Super Panga Fly Fisher. Accommodating up to three people, these boats are specifically equipped for saltwater fly fishing. Light tackle, gear, and beverages are provided, and there are opportunities for adding on extras for an additional cost.
Spearfish with Spearfishing Baja
Whether you’re a complete beginner or you know your way around a spear, Spearfishing Baja provides excursions that add a different element of hands-on skill to fishing. Head out to an offshore reef, where knowledgeable guides will teach you safe diving techniques, basic hunting skills, and local fishing laws. Intermediate and experienced spearfishermen can head out on the Bluewater Tour, where larger species can be hunted.
If you prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, Cabo still has some fishing options to offer. Anglers can often be spotted surf fishing from the shore in Cabo, where although you won’t get the same large catches that you would in the deep sea, there are still good-sized catches to be made. Fishing from the shore also means you won’t need the mandatory fishing license that is otherwise required. Roosterfish are the most sought-after species for surf casters, while you’ll also find sierra mackerel, red snapper, dogtooth, cubera, hogfish, and jack crevalle, among others. Pick up all the gear you’ll need and chat with anglers who are experts on the area at Jansen Inshore Tackle.
Cabo Fishing Calendar
The great thing about fishing in Cabo is that every season is good for fishing! Known as the Marlin Capital of the World, striped marlin can be caught here year-round. During winter months, the chances of catching a striped marlin are at their best, as well as yellowfin tuna, mackerel, and mako shark. As winter turns to spring, keep an eye out for snapper, grouper, and swordfish. The warm days of summer are great for enjoying a day out on the water, and anglers are most likely to catch blue marlin, black marlin, wahoo, and dorado. Fall still brings prized species to the line, such as blue marlin, black marlin, sailfish, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, mackerel, and mako shark. Cabo’s waters are consistently teeming with catch-worthy fish, so a fishing excursion can always be added to the itinerary, no matter the season!
If you landed a fresh catch that would make an excellent meal, consider bringing it to one of the Cabo restaurants who will cook your fresh catch for you. Leave the cooking and cleanup to someone else and simply enjoy your fresh seafood meal! Pochos Restaurant, located on the marina, does just this. Enjoy your fresh fish meal and wash it down with a cold one as you enjoy fantastic views over the marina at Pochos Restaurant!
Cabo Fishing Guides
Cabo’s waters offer a range of fishing opportunities that are in high demand, so be sure to book the tour of your choice in advance! For Cabo vacation rentals near the marina, browse our accommodations listings today. Our Cabo villas offer a luxurious place to relax and unwind after a day of fishing. Perfect for ocean lovers, the majority of these luxurious homes boast unobstructed ocean views, with doors that slide completely away for indoor-outdoor living. Contact us today with any questions you may have or make your booking online to get one step closer to your Cabo fishing vacation!