Top fishing trips in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Everything to Know About Booking a fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
What are the best fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 19 trips in Cabo San Lucas, and the most popular trips in the area are Ole Ole (33') Full-Day or Half-Day guided by Raul, Full Day, 3/4 Day or Half Day - 32' Luhrs guided by Jim, and Cabo Trophy Fishing guided by Casey.
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What types of fishing charters are common in Cabo San Lucas?
Offshore fishing is the most popular in Cabo San Lucas as well as nearshore fishing and inshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species in Cabo San Lucas are: 1. mahi mahi / dorado, 2. wahoo, 3. yellowfin tuna, 4. striped marlin, and 5. blue marlin.
The most common fishing techniques in Cabo San Lucas are heavy tackle fishing, trolling, and bottom fishing but light tackle fishing and jigging are popular as well.
How much do Cabo San Lucas fishing charters cost?
in Cabo San Lucas prices can range anywhere from $450 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day in Cabo San Lucas is $1,296. The average price for a full day in Cabo San Lucas is $2,559.
When is the best time to go fishing in Cabo San Lucas?
The most popular season for fishing in Cabo San Lucas is summer, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.
Where can I get a Cabo San Lucas fishing license and what are the bag limits in Cabo San Lucas?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Cabo San Lucas, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Cabo San Lucas. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Cabo San Lucas.
Cabo Fishing Charters Overview
Cabo San Lucas is located at the southern end of the Baja Peninsula, which means it has access to both the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific. The arid and prickly landscape falls into the deep blue ocean creating a stark contrast between land and water. This is a unique and diverse place to wet a line with a variety of sport fish for anglers to target. Just past the waves and rocks, the ocean floor drops off reaching depths of over 1,200 feet. No other sport fishing destination offers opportunities to target sailfish, marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, roosterfish, and the other various pelagic species within a short boat ride from the dock. Fishing charters in Cabo are typically run on sport fishing boats equipped with all the amenities you need to stay comfortable on a long trip.
Whether you're on family vacation, or traveling specifically for the unmatched fishing, our Damn Good Guides have you covered when fishing in Cabo. The charter fleet in Cabo is extensive, with plenty of modern boats equipped with all the bells and whistles needed to create the perfect fishing experience.
Cabo Deep Sea Fishing
Looking at Cabo's location on a map, it's not hard to understand why it's one of the best fishing destinations on the planet. Situated at the very tip of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo is surrounded by water on 3 sides. The mouth of the California Gulf makes up the western waters, while the North Pacific Ocean surrounds Cabo to the south and east.
It's very rare to have a destination that's located so close to the continental slope as Cabo is. Essentially, you can get to very deep fishing waters very quickly. Typically, reaching bluewater fishing grounds takes hours depending on where you embark. Not in Cabo. World-class pelagic species like Blue and Striped Marlin, Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi-Mahi are just a short hop away.
Cabo's consistently warm weather means something is always in season. There are plenty of fishing charter options for the experienced angler, the newbie, and everyone in between. Catching something is guaranteed, the only question is how big!
Cabo Nearshore Fishing Charters
Not to be overlooked are the nearshore waters that surround Cabo. The seafloor structure just minutes from port is home to many bucket list species, with the most sought after being the Roosterfish. Named for their 7 long dorsal spines that resemble a rooster's comb. The strange-looking Roosterfish is sought after by all serious saltwater anglers. The average weight of these trophies is around 20 pounds, but they've been recorded at over 5 feet long and 120 pounds.
The productive nearshore waters off Cabo are home to many other species as well. Cubera Snapper is the largest of all the snappers species and a prominent Cabo resident with peak fishing opportunities from April to September. Wahoo and Mahi-Mahi can be found chasing bait in shallow water during the summer and fall, and the delicious Yellowtail is found in Cabo year-round.