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Nichupte Lagoon - 18’ Hell’s Bay

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18 ft 1 - 3 People From $345

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trip description for 25' Panga - Nearshore or Offshore in Cancún

Looking for an action-packed, big game fishing trip in a beautiful vacation hot spot? (Who isn't?) This trip won't let you down! Cancún is a prime spot to capture all of the fish heading into and out of the Gulf of Mexico. With Captain Alberto, you'll be going after some big game fish on this excursion into the stunning Yucatan waters with a drink in hand. On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain Alberto will cruise you around the nearshore coast or venture a bit offshore where you'll be targeting exciting fish such as Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Grouper, Snapper, Jack Crevalle and more. You can go after these fish with various methods, and this boat is equipped to do bottom fishing, heavy tackle, jigging, light tackle and trolling. Whether you want to lounge until a reel starts screaming or hold a rod and feel the bites, Captain Alberto will make sure you get a fish no matter your experience level. You’ll spend the day on board Captain Alberto's 25’ Panga with capacity for 4 anglers. Powered by a 100 HP 4 stroke Suzuki engine, this vessel is equipped with a Stereo System, GPS, and Avet Reels. Coupled with fish finder and Captain Alberto’s expert knowledge of the area, you are sure to be on top of the fish all day long. If you feel like doing some snorkeling, just let Captain Albert know before the trip and he'll make sure the proper equipment is on board. The waters here, especially by Isla Mujeres, are crystal clear and a perfect place to go snorkeling. If spearfishing is more your scene, then that is totally cool too – you are welcome to bring along your own equipment. Let the captain know beforehand and he will take you to the best fisheries for this! Captain Alberto takes all the worry out of planning a fishing charter. He will provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, bottled water, sodas, and even a 6-pack of beer. Top of the line gear from Penn, Avet & Shimano will make sure you have the best chance to reel in your trophy fish. All you need to bring is a Cancun fishing license. We recommend also bringing a hat, sunscreen, and polarized sunglasses. After the trip Captain Alberto will even fillet any keepers – all you need to worry about is how to cook your delicious haul! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

25' Panga - Nearshore Or Offshore

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $330
Fishing in Cancún
Fishing in Cancún
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trip description for Cancun Big Game - 25' Panga in Cancún

Head out with Captain Travis for an exciting day of big game fishing in Mexico! This isn't your typical fishing trip; here you'll be going extra deep into the Yucatan to target some serious big game fish. Captain Travis is a US born guide whose passion for fishing brought him to Cancun, and he fishes hard and with skill to make sure his customers get some bites! On this 4 to 10-hour trip, Captain Travis will cruise you into the nearshore or deep offshore waters where you'll be targeting serious big game fish including Cobia, Cubera Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Red Grouper, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Snowy Grouper, Swordfish, Tilefish, and Wahoo. You can go after these fish with various methods such as heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, jigging and deep dropping. Just let Captain Travis know what you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method and provide some of his expert tips! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Travis's 25’ Panga with capacity for 4 anglers. Powered by a 60 HP 4 stroke Suzuki engine, this vessel is designed for fishing harder than any large sport fisher and for a fraction of the cost. She's equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, Snorkeling Equipment, a Live Bait Well, Multimedia System, Outriggers, Spearfishing Equipment, and an Ice Box. She also boasts a Lindgren-Pitman S-1200 electric fishing reel with state-of-the-art technology that allows anglers to fish deeper than anyone else (300-1900ft)! Captain Travis will provide all rods, reels, tackle and live bait. All you need to bring is a Cancun fishing license and any food or drinks you might need. We recommend also bringing a hat, sunscreen, and polarized sunglasses. Come aboard with Captain Travis and he won't quit until you've reeled in a fish! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Cancun Big Game - 25' Panga

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $365
Fishing in Cancún
Fishing in Cancún
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trip description for 2-Hour 'Cuda Run - 25' Panga in Cancún

Head out with Captain Travis for an exciting day of Barracuda fishing! Cancún is a prime spot to capture all of the fish heading into and out of the Gulf of Mexico, and Barracuda is no exception. Captain Travis is a US born guide whose passion for fishing brought him to Cancun, and he fishes hard and with skill to make sure his customers get some bites! On this quick 2-hour 'Cuda run, Captain Travis will cruise you through the nearshore waters where you'll be targeting distinctive Barracuda by either throwing light tackle lines or doing some trolling. Barracuda are easily spooked but will go after just about anything shiny, so Captain Travis will be sure to set you up with the best method to make sure you land one of these elusive fish! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Travis's 25’ Panga with capacity for 4 anglers. Powered by a 60 HP 4 stroke Suzuki engine, this vessel is designed for fishing harder than any large sport fisher and for a fraction of the cost. She's equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, Snorkeling Equipment, a Live Bait Well, Multimedia System, Outriggers, Spearfishing Equipment, and an Ice Box. She also boasts a Lindgren-Pitman S-1200 electric fishing reel with state-of-the-art technology that allows anglers to fish deeper than anyone else (300-1900ft)! Captain Travis will provide all rods, reels, tackle and live bait. All you need to bring is a Cancun fishing license and any food or drinks you might need. We recommend also bringing a hat, sunscreen, and polarized sunglasses. Come aboard with Captain Travis and he won't quit until you've reeled in a fish! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

2-Hour 'Cuda Run - 25' Panga

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $165
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trip description for Fly Fishing Cancun in Cancún

If you're looking to get serious about fly fishing in Cancun, Captain Orlando is your man. On this 8-hour trip, Captain Orlando will motor between spots from Cancún's lagoons and canals out to remote flats 30mi down the coast if that's where the fish are! Cancun is known for its Juvenille Tarpon. These acrobatic fish pack a huge punch and are incredibly fun to catch on a fly rod. All the fishing is sight fishing, mainly with a fly, but Captain Orlando always keeps a spinning rod on deck as well. Captain Orlando will instruct you how to cast past the fish and strip the line past the front of its nose, presenting a tiny morsel the fish can't refuse! While Captain Orlando is happy to accommodate anglers of all skill levels, we recommend getting some practice in with your cast in the days and weeks leading up to your trip so you can make the most out of your adventure. Sight-casting for these elusive fish requires a bit of accuracy, and anglers who are already comfortable casting will make the most out of this trip! You’ll spend the day onboard Captain Orlando's maneuverable skiff boat that will have no problem navigating the shallow flats and inshore waters. Captain Orlando takes care of everything for your fishing charter. He will provide all fly and light tackle rods and reels, a cooler with 6 liters of purified water, 4 soft drinks, and 4 sandwiches to keep you energized on the water. All you need to bring is a Cancun fishing license. We recommend also bringing a hat, sunscreen, and polarized sunglasses. After the trip Captain Alberto will even fillet any keepers – all you need to worry about is how to cook your delicious haul! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Fly Fishing Cancun

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23 ft 1 - 2 People From $350
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trip description for Nichupte Lagoon - 18’ Hell’s Bay in Cancún

The Nichupte lagoon in Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for inshore fishing for Snook, Bonefish, and Tarpon! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Travis, an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters of the Nichupte lagoon like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 18' Hells Bay Skiff, a state-of-the-art fishing boat that is ideal for navigating the lagoon's shallow waters. Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with Captain Travis at the Marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. You'll then head out to the lagoon, which is located just minutes away from Cancun's hotel zone. The Nichupte lagoon is an expansive waterway that stretches for over 7,000 acres and is home to an abundance of Snook, Bonefish, Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, and more! As you make your way through the lagoon's intricate network of channels, Captain Travis will be keeping an eye out for signs of fish activity, such as feeding birds or breaking water. When he spots a likely spot, he'll guide the boat into position, and you'll have the opportunity to cast your line and try your luck. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip is the Snook, a popular game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and delicious fillets. The Nichupte lagoon is home to some of the biggest Snook in the world, with fish weighing over 30 pounds not uncommon. The best time to catch Snook in the lagoon is during the summer months, when the water warms up! Whatever species you want to target, let Travis know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Nichupte Lagoon - 18’ Hell’s Bay

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18 ft 1 - 3 People From $345
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trip description for Cancun Inshore Trip - 25' Argos in Cancún

Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for inshore fishing, whether you're going after Mangrove Snappers, Kingfish, Barracuda, or other species, there's always a ton of action! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Travis, an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters off the coast of Cancun like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 25' Argos center console, a state-of-the-art vessel and certified fish-slayer that is ideal for inshore and close nearshore trips. Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with Captain Travis at the marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. Then you'll head to the boat and get to it! After motoring out to the fishing grounds, you'll start casting out for your target species. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip is Barracuda, a popular game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and toothy look. 'Cuda are common all over the Gulf Coast of Mexico, and can be caught on a variety of bait and lures. As an ambush predator, these fish hit hard, so be ready! You'll also be able to catch Mackerel, certain kinds of Snappers, Groupers, Triggerfish, and more! Whatever species you want to target, let Travis know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Cancun Inshore Trip - 25' Argos

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $350
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trip description for Cancun Nearshore Run - 30' Imemsa in Cancún

Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for offshore fishing, whether you're going after Mutton Snappers, Kingfish, Barracuda, Grouper, or even Mahi Mahi! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Travis, an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters off the coast of Cancun like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 30' Imemsa center console, a state-of-the-art vessel and certified fish-slayer that is ideal for close nearshore trips. Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with Captain Travis at the marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. Then you'll head to the boat and get to it! After motoring out to the fishing grounds, you'll start casting out for your target species. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip is Mahi Mahi, a popular game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and brilliant colors. Mahi, or "dolphin" are common all over the Gulf of Mexico, and can be caught on a variety of bait and lures. As an pelagic predator, these fish hit hard, so be ready! You'll also be able to catch Kingfish, certain kinds of Snappers, Groupers, Amberjack and more! Whatever species you want to target, let Travis know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Cancun Nearshore Run - 30' Imemsa

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30 ft 1 - 6 People From $600
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trip description for Cancun Offshore - 31’ Bertram in Cancún

Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for offshore fishing, whether you're going after Mutton Snappers, Kingfish, Barracuda, Grouper, Tuna, or even Mahi Mahi! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Mosco, an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters off the coast of Cancun like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 31' Bertram sportfisher, a luxurious fishing vessel that's equipped with every possible amenity for the trip of a lifetime! Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with Captain Mosco at the marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. Then you'll head to the boat and get to it! After motoring out to the fishing grounds, you'll start casting out for your target species. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip is Mahi Mahi, a popular game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and brilliant colors. Mahi, or "dolphin" are common all over the Gulf of Mexico, and can be caught on a variety of bait and lures. As an pelagic predator, these fish hit hard, so be ready! You'll also be able to catch Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, certain kinds of Snappers, Groupers, Amberjack and more! Whatever species you want to target, let Travis know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Cancun Offshore - 31’ Bertram

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31 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
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trip description for Cancun Offshore - 32’ Rampage in Cancún

Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for offshore fishing, whether you're going after Mutton Snappers, Kingfish, Barracuda, Grouper, Tuna, or even Mahi Mahi! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Felipe, an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters off the coast of Cancun like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 32' Rampage sportfisher, a luxurious fishing vessel that's equipped with every possible amenity for the trip of a lifetime! Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with Captain Felipe at the marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. Then you'll head to the boat and get to it! After motoring out to the fishing grounds, you'll start casting out for your target species. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip are Sailfish, an electrifying game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and incredible "sail". Sailfish are migratory pelagic predators, and are no joke! These fish hit hard, so be ready! You'll also be able to catch Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, certain kinds of Snappers, Groupers, Mahi Mahi, and more! Whatever species you want to target, let Felipe know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Cancun Offshore - 32’ Rampage

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32 ft 1 - 8 People From $850
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trip description for Cancun Offshore - 38’ Chriscraft in Cancún

Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for offshore fishing, whether you're going after Sailfish, Kingfish, Barracuda, Grouper, Tuna, or even Mahi Mahi! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Felipe, an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters off the coast of Cancun like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 38' Chriscraft sportfisher, a luxurious fishing vessel that's equipped with every possible amenity for the trip of a lifetime! Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with Captain Felipe at the marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. Then you'll head to the boat and get to it! After motoring out to the fishing grounds, you'll start casting out for your target species. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip are Sailfish, an electrifying game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and incredible "sail". Sailfish are migratory pelagic predators, and are no joke! These fish hit hard, so be ready! You'll also be able to catch Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, certain kinds of Snappers, Groupers, Mahi Mahi, and more! Whatever species you want to target, let Felipe know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Cancun Offshore - 38’ Chriscraft

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38 ft 1 - 10 People From $850
Fishing in Cancún
Fishing in Cancún
Fishing in Cancún
trip description for Cancun Offshore - 40’ Bertram in Cancún

Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for offshore fishing, whether you're going after Sailfish, Kingfish, Barracuda, Grouper, Tuna, or even Mahi Mahi! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Travis or one of his team, who will be an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters off the coast of Cancun like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 40' Bertram sportfisher, a luxurious fishing vessel that's equipped with every possible amenity for the trip of a lifetime! Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with your captain at the marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. Then you'll head to the boat and get to it! After motoring out to the fishing grounds, you'll start casting out for your target species. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip are Sailfish, an electrifying game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and incredible "sail". Sailfish are migratory pelagic predators, and are no joke! These fish hit hard, so be ready! You'll also be able to catch Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, certain kinds of Snappers, Groupers, Mahi Mahi, and more! These fish have something for everyone, whether you're looking for great fish-fighting, trophy catches, or great eating. Whatever species you want to target, let your captain know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Cancun Offshore - 40’ Bertram

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40 ft 1 - 10 People From $970
Fishing in Cancún
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trip description for Cancun Offshore - 42’ Luhrs in Cancún

Cancun, Mexico, is one of the best locations in the world for offshore fishing, whether you're going after Sailfish, Kingfish, Barracuda, Grouper, Tuna, or even Mahi Mahi! On this charter fishing trip, you'll be accompanied by Captain Travis or one of his team, who will be an experienced and knowledgeable angler who knows the waters off the coast of Cancun like the back of his hand. He will be taking you out on his 42' Luhrs sportfisher, a luxurious fishing vessel that's equipped with every possible amenity for the trip of a lifetime! Your trip will begin with an early morning meet-up with your captain at the marina, where he'll give you a quick rundown of what to expect during the trip. Then you'll head to the boat and get to it! After motoring out to the fishing grounds, you'll start casting out for your target species. One of the primary targets for this charter fishing trip are Sailfish, an electrifying game fish that is prized for its fighting spirit and incredible "sail". Sailfish are migratory pelagic predators, and are no joke! These fish hit hard, so be ready! You'll also be able to catch Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, certain kinds of Snappers, Groupers, Mahi Mahi, and more! These fish have something for everyone, whether you're looking for great fish-fighting, trophy catches, or great eating. Whatever species you want to target, let your captain know and he can put you on 'em! No matter what you're fishing for, you're sure to have a blast in this beautiful location. Get out there and get after it! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Cancun Offshore - 42’ Luhrs

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42 ft 1 - 10 People From $1,000

Everything to Know About Booking a Cancún snook fishing charter

What are the best snook fishing charters in Cancún?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 2 snook trips in Cancún, and the most popular trips in the area are Fly Fishing Cancun guided by Orlando and Nichupte Lagoon - 18’ Hell’s Bay guided by Travis.

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Looking for kid friendly snook guides / fishing lessons in Cancún? Check out our beginner and family friendly snook guides in Cancún.

What types of snook fishing charters are common in Cancún?

Inshore fishing is the most popular for snook in Cancún as well as flats fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Cancún are fly fishing and light tackle fishing.

How much do Cancún snook fishing charters cost?

for snook in Cancún prices can range anywhere from about $349 to $497, but the average price for a half day trip for snook in Cancún is $363. The average price for a full day trip for snook in Cancún is $460.

What month is best for snook fishing in Cancún?

The most popular season for snook fishing in Cancún is spring, and most anglers book their trips 30 days in advance.

Do I need a Cancún fishing license for snook and what are the bag limits for snook in Cancún?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Cancún, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Cancún. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Cancún.

What is snook fishing in Cancún all about?

Snook, known for their powerful strikes and challenging fights, are a prized gamefish found in the waters surrounding Cancún. These elusive predators inhabit the mangrove-lined estuaries, shallow flats, and coastal rivers of the region, where they prey on small fish, crustaceans, and other prey. Snook are characterized by their sleek, silver bodies and distinct lateral line, making them a favorite target for anglers seeking a thrilling inshore fishing experience in Cancún. Anglers visiting Cancún have the opportunity to target snook throughout the year, with peak seasons typically occurring from March to September.

One popular technique for targeting snook in Cancún is light tackle fishing in the shallow flats and mangrove-lined estuaries. Anglers often use live baitfish, shrimp, or artificial lures to entice snook hiding among the mangrove roots and submerged structure. Casting accurately and quietly is key when targeting snook, as these wary fish are easily spooked by noise and disturbances in the water. The sudden, explosive strikes that often accompany a snook hookup provide anglers with thrilling battles and adrenaline-pumping action, making snook fishing a favorite among inshore anglers in Cancún.

In addition to light tackle fishing, anglers in Cancún can also target snook using fly fishing techniques. Fly anglers often use small, imitative flies to mimic the natural prey of snook, presenting them with delicate casts in shallow water areas where snook are known to feed. Fly fishing for snook requires stealth, patience, and precise casting, making it a challenging yet rewarding angling experience. With its diverse inshore habitats and abundant snook populations, Cancún offers anglers the opportunity to enjoy world-class snook fishing amidst the stunning coastal landscapes of the Caribbean.

What are the most popular months to fish for snook in Cancún?

Snook seasons in Cancún offer anglers distinct opportunities to pursue these elusive and prized gamefish throughout the year. While snook can be found in the waters off Cancún year-round, certain times stand out as particularly productive for anglers seeking encounters with these challenging adversaries. The primary snook seasons in Cancún typically coincide with the warmer months, with peak activity occurring from March to September. During these periods, snook are more active and abundant, making it an ideal time for anglers to target them in the mangrove-lined estuaries, shallow flats, and coastal rivers.

Spring marks the beginning of the snook season in Cancún, as warmer water temperatures stimulate increased activity among these elusive predators. Snook can be found prowling the mangrove-lined estuaries and shallow flats surrounding Cancún, providing anglers with ample opportunities for sight fishing and targeting these challenging fish. Anglers visiting Cancún during the spring months have the best chance of encountering snook in abundance, with the opportunity to hook into specimens weighing upwards of 20 pounds or more.

Fall brings another surge in snook activity in Cancún, particularly as baitfish become more abundant and water temperatures begin to cool. From September to November, snook can be found feeding aggressively in the coastal rivers and estuaries, where they prepare for the approaching winter months. Anglers targeting snook during the fall months often experience thrilling strikes and intense battles, making this period ideal for anglers seeking exciting inshore fishing action. With favorable weather conditions and the promise of memorable encounters with snook, fall in Cancún beckons anglers eager for unforgettable fishing adventures amidst the stunning coastal landscapes of the Caribbean.

What techniques are popular for catching snook in Cancún?

Snook fishing in Cancún requires anglers to employ a variety of specialized techniques to effectively target these elusive and crafty gamefish. One popular method among anglers is light tackle fishing in the shallow flats and mangrove-lined estuaries where snook are known to congregate. Anglers often use live baitfish, shrimp, or artificial lures to entice snook hiding among the mangrove roots and submerged structure. The key to success when targeting snook in these shallow waters is to cast accurately and quietly, as these wary fish are easily spooked by noise and disturbances in the water. The sudden, explosive strikes that often accompany a snook hookup provide anglers with thrilling battles and adrenaline-pumping action, making snook fishing a favorite among inshore anglers in Cancún.

Another effective technique for targeting snook in Cancún is fly fishing. Fly anglers often use small, imitative flies to mimic the natural prey of snook, presenting them with delicate casts in shallow water areas where snook are known to feed. Fly fishing for snook requires stealth, patience, and precise casting, making it a challenging yet rewarding angling experience. Anglers must carefully approach their target areas, using the natural cover of the mangroves to conceal their presence and avoid spooking the fish. The thrill of sight casting to a cruising snook and enticing it to strike a well-presented fly is an experience that captures the essence of fly fishing in the shallow flats of Cancún.

In addition to light tackle fishing and fly fishing, anglers in Cancún can also target snook using live bait fishing methods. Anglers often use live baitfish such as mullet, pinfish, or pilchards to entice snook hiding in the shadows of mangrove roots or along the edges of oyster bars. Drifting or slow trolling with live bait allows anglers to cover large areas and intercept passing schools of snook. The sudden, explosive strikes that often accompany a snook hookup provide anglers with thrilling battles and adrenaline-pumping action, making live bait fishing a favorite technique among those seeking an exciting inshore angling experience in Cancún.

What other species are popular in Cancún?

Aside from snook, Cancún offers anglers a diverse range of other species to target, ensuring an exciting and varied fishing experience. One notable catch is the formidable tarpon, known for their acrobatic leaps and impressive size. Found in the mangrove-lined estuaries, coastal rivers, and offshore flats of Cancún, tarpon provide anglers with thrilling battles and the chance to hook into specimens weighing over 100 pounds. Anglers often target tarpon using live baitfish, artificial lures, or fly fishing techniques, presenting them in areas where tarpon are known to congregate. The sight of a massive tarpon launching itself out of the water in a series of aerial displays is a thrilling sight and makes tarpon fishing a favorite among inshore and nearshore anglers in Cancún.

Another sought-after species found in the waters of Cancún is the colorful and elusive bonefish. These sleek and silver fish inhabit the shallow flats, mangrove channels, and sandy bottom areas of Cancún, where they feed on crustaceans and small baitfish. Bonefish provide anglers with challenging and exciting sight fishing opportunities, requiring stealthy approaches and accurate casts to entice them into striking. Anglers often use small flies or lightweight lures to mimic the natural prey of bonefish, presenting them with delicate casts in shallow water areas where bonefish are known to feed. With their impressive speed and elusive nature, bonefish fishing in Cancún offers anglers a rewarding and memorable angling experience amidst the stunning coastal landscapes of the Caribbean.

In addition to tarpon and bonefish, anglers in Cancún can also target a variety of other species, including snapper, grouper, jacks, barracuda, and permit, among others. Whether fishing in the mangrove-lined estuaries, nearshore reefs, or offshore waters, there are abundant opportunities to encounter a diverse range of fish species in the waters of Cancún. With its warm, clear waters and thriving marine ecosystems, Cancún remains a premier destination for anglers seeking thrilling inshore and nearshore fishing adventures amidst the stunning backdrop of the Caribbean coast.

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    I’ve always wanted to catch a tarpon on the fly. It’s been on my bucket list for years, so when we planned our trip to Cancun, I look for an opportunity after booking the trip I was obviously excited to get the chance to fill one of the things on my bucket list, however, when I didn’t plan on, was getting very sick, just a few hours before Orlando, my guide was picking me up. As bad as I felt, I went and waited in the lobby for him to arrive. He had to go through a lot of trouble to get through security, but when I met him, he was all smiles. As we rode through the city to his boat I didn’t say a word, because I felt so ill, and after loading the boat and headed out under the water, it was only a matter of moments before he put me on fish, in my weakened state, I could barely throw the fly. However, he kept pointing out fish after fish, and after a few times resting, I finally filled that bucket list. Orlando was so patient with me and very generous. Not only was he an excellent guide he was a very, very good guy. I hope one day I can go back and fish with him again when I feel better Orlando worked very hard to get me on fish , and if I felt better, I’m sure I would’ve caught several more. We did catch more than that one but because I was so sick I laid in the bottom of the boat mostly. It wouldn’t have mattered if we didn’t catch fish I think I would’ve enjoyed spending the time on the water with Orlando. he genuinely wants you to catch fish. In my second state, he couldn’t tell how excited I was but I could sure tell how excited he was. Thanks again Orlando!! Tight lines!!!

    Matthew O. with Orlando M. of Cancún, Quintana Roo

  • ★★★★★
    I highly recommend Orlando. The communication before the trip was great and he went the extra miles (literally) to pick me and drop me off at my hotel so I didn't have to mess around with early morning taxi or Uber. Fishing was tough but we got some baby tarpon on fly and when conditions weren't suitable for fly rod we switches to spinning rod and caught more. Also got to see some remote backwater and the resident crocodiles. Made you think twice before putting hand in water to retrieve a snagged fly!

    Simon S. with Orlando M. of Cancún, Quintana Roo

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