Fishing Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Last Updated: October 18, 2012 by
Categories: Mexico

Nicks marlin fightMexico's Cabo San Lucas, located at the very southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, enjoys the well-deserved title of Marlin Capital of the World.

The Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, two magnificent bodies of water, collide right in front of Cabo, producing some of the most productive fishing grounds found anywhere on the planet.

From Cabo, local crews and visiting boats spend a good bit of their time targeting billfish, including swordfish, sailfish and striped, black, and blue marlin all year long — sometimes within sight of the shoreline. Cabo crews catch some big marlin here every year, ncluding more than its fair share of fish weighing 1,000 pounds or more and the list of world-record catches taken here is too long to list.

Striped marlin are caught all year but the fishing is best from February through June, and when the massive schools of bait show up, the fishing goes insane. Several boats have caught and released 100 or more striped marlin in a single day! Blue and black marlin fishing usually peaks from July through the end of November, but again, you can find a big marlin on any day of the year here. Most of the big money tournaments such as the Bisbee take place in October.

Although billfish have made the area famous, anglers can target an assortment of species here including dorado, tuna, and wahoo offshore as well as roosterfish, pargo, cabrilla, sierra mackerel, grouper, yellowtail and jacks just outside the surf line.

Boaters can tie up at Cabo's huge marina featuring 380 slips with room for vessels up to 200 feet. The marina is strategically located downtown, just minutes from the deep underwater canyons that lie just beyond Lands End. Marina Cabo San Lucas is clearly one of the globe's foremost sport fishing destinations.

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