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Fishing Charter In Cancun 35ft For 9px

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35 ft 1 - 9 People $$
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Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Puerto Morelos

Trolling Fishing + Snorkel And Or Sunset

100% (2)
32 ft 1 - 6 People $$

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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

100% (2)
25 ft 1 - 4 People $
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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

100% (2)
25 ft 1 - 4 People $
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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 $
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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

100% (2)
23 ft 1 - 2 People $
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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 $
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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

100% (2)
25 ft 1 - 4 People $
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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 $$
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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 $$
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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 $$
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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

100% (1)
38 ft 1 - 10 People $$
Fishing in Cancún
Fishing in Cancún
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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 $$
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 $$

Everything to Know About Booking a Cancún yellowfin tuna fishing charter

What are the best yellowfin tuna fishing charters in Cancún?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 2 yellowfin tuna trip in Cancún: Fishing Charter in Cancun 35ft for 9px guided by Arturo.

Our guides in Cancún are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2560 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

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Another popular city nearby for booking a Yellowfin Tuna charter is Puerto Morelos.

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What types of yellowfin tuna fishing charters are common in Cancún?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for yellowfin tuna in Cancún as well as nearshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Cancún are trolling, bottom fishing, and artificial lure fishing but cut bait fishing and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Cancún yellowfin tuna fishing charters cost?

for yellowfin tuna in Cancún prices can range anywhere from about $714 to $1,180, but the average price for a half day trip for yellowfin tuna in Cancún is $690. The average price for a full day trip for yellowfin tuna in Cancún is $975.

What month is best for yellowfin tuna fishing in Cancún?

The most popular season for yellowfin tuna fishing in Cancún is winter, and most anglers book their trips 35 days in advance.

Do I need a Cancún fishing license for yellowfin tuna and what are the bag limits for yellowfin tuna 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 yellowfin tuna fishing in Cancún all about?

Yellowfin tuna, prized for their speed, strength, and delicious flesh, are a highly sought-after species found in the waters surrounding Cancún. These powerful pelagic predators inhabit the deep blue waters offshore of Cancún, where they roam in search of schools of baitfish. Yellowfin tuna can reach impressive sizes, with specimens weighing over 100 pounds not uncommon in these waters. Anglers visiting Cancún have the opportunity to target yellowfin tuna throughout much of the year, with peak seasons typically occurring from April to August and again from November to January.

One popular technique for targeting yellowfin tuna in Cancún is trolling with artificial lures or rigged baits. Anglers trail these baits behind a slow-moving boat, covering vast expanses of open water near offshore reefs, seamounts, and deepwater canyons where yellowfin tuna are known to congregate. The sight of a massive yellowfin tuna streaking towards the surface to strike a trolling lure is a thrilling moment that epitomizes the excitement of offshore angling in Cancún. The powerful runs and intense fights that follow provide anglers with an adrenaline-fueled angling experience and memories to last a lifetime.

In addition to trolling, anglers in Cancún can also target yellowfin tuna using chunking techniques. This involves deploying chunks of baitfish or squid in the water to create a scent trail and attract feeding tuna to the boat. Once tuna are attracted to the area, anglers can cast live baits or lures to entice them into striking. Chunking allows anglers to target tuna in a more stationary manner, making it ideal for anglers looking to anchor up and focus their efforts on specific areas where tuna are known to feed. With its world-class yellowfin tuna fishing opportunities and stunning coastal landscapes, Cancún remains a premier destination for anglers seeking thrilling offshore adventures.

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

Yellowfin tuna seasons in Cancún provide anglers with distinct opportunities to target these prized pelagic predators throughout the year. While yellowfin tuna can be found in the waters off Cancún year-round, certain times stand out as particularly fruitful for anglers seeking encounters with these powerful fish. The primary yellowfin tuna seasons in Cancún typically coincide with the warmer months, with peak activity occurring from April to August and again from November to January. During these periods, yellowfin tuna are more active and abundant, making it an ideal time for anglers to target them near offshore reefs, seamounts, and deepwater canyons.

Spring marks the beginning of the yellowfin tuna season in Cancún, as warmer water temperatures stimulate increased activity among these pelagic predators. Yellowfin tuna can be found patrolling the offshore waters surrounding Cancún, providing anglers with ample opportunities for trolling and targeting these powerful fish. Anglers visiting Cancún during the spring months have the best chance of encountering yellowfin tuna in abundance, with the opportunity to hook into specimens weighing upwards of 100 pounds.

Fall brings another surge in yellowfin tuna activity in Cancún, particularly as baitfish become more abundant and water temperatures begin to cool. From November to January, yellowfin tuna can be found feeding voraciously near offshore reefs, seamounts, and deepwater canyons offshore of Cancún. Anglers targeting yellowfin tuna during the fall months often experience thrilling strikes and intense battles, making this period ideal for anglers seeking adrenaline-pumping offshore fishing action. With favorable weather conditions and the promise of memorable encounters with yellowfin tuna, fall in Cancún beckons anglers eager for unforgettable fishing adventures amidst the stunning backdrop of the Caribbean coast.

What techniques are popular for catching yellowfin tuna in Cancún?

Yellowfin tuna fishing in Cancún requires specialized techniques to effectively target these powerful and elusive pelagic predators. One of the most common techniques employed by anglers is trolling with artificial lures or rigged baits. Anglers trail these baits behind a slow-moving boat, covering vast expanses of open water near offshore reefs, seamounts, and deepwater canyons where yellowfin tuna are known to congregate. The sight of a massive yellowfin tuna streaking towards the surface to strike a trolling lure is a thrilling moment that epitomizes the excitement of offshore angling in Cancún. The powerful runs and intense fights that follow provide anglers with an adrenaline-fueled angling experience and memories to last a lifetime.

Another effective technique for targeting yellowfin tuna in Cancún is chunking. This involves deploying chunks of baitfish or squid in the water to create a scent trail and attract feeding tuna to the boat. Once tuna are attracted to the area, anglers can cast live baits or lures to entice them into striking. Chunking allows anglers to target tuna in a more stationary manner, making it ideal for anglers looking to anchor up and focus their efforts on specific areas where tuna are known to feed.

In addition to trolling and chunking, anglers in Cancún can also target yellowfin tuna using live bait fishing methods. Anglers often use live baitfish such as bonito, mackerel, or mullet to entice yellowfin tuna lurking in the deeper offshore waters. Drifting or slow trolling with live bait allows anglers to cover large areas and intercept passing schools of tuna. The sudden, explosive strikes that often accompany a yellowfin tuna hookup provide anglers with thrilling battles and adrenaline-pumping action, making live bait fishing a favorite technique among those seeking an exciting angling experience in Cancún. With its world-class yellowfin tuna fishing opportunities and stunning coastal landscapes, Cancún remains a premier destination for anglers seeking thrilling offshore adventures.

What other species are popular in Cancún?

Aside from yellowfin tuna, Cancún offers anglers a rich variety of other species to target, ensuring an exciting and diverse fishing experience. One notable catch is the majestic sailfish, renowned for its breathtaking speed and acrobatic leaps. Found in the deep blue waters offshore of Cancún, sailfish provide anglers with thrilling battles and the chance to witness their impressive aerial displays. Anglers often target sailfish using trolling techniques with artificial lures or rigged baits, presenting them in a way that mimics the movement of natural prey. The sight of a sailfish streaking across the surface and leaping into the air is a sight to behold and makes sailfish fishing a favorite among offshore anglers in Cancún.

Another prized gamefish found in the waters of Cancún is the powerful dorado, also known as mahi-mahi or dolphin fish. These colorful and fast-swimming fish inhabit the offshore waters surrounding Cancún, where they patrol in search of baitfish and other prey. Dorado provide anglers with thrilling strikes and spirited fights, making them a sought-after target for fishermen visiting Cancún. Anglers often target dorado by trolling with lures or rigged baits near floating debris, weed lines, and offshore structures, where these fish are known to congregate. With their vibrant colors and impressive size, dorado fishing in Cancún offers anglers a thrilling and rewarding angling experience amidst the stunning coastal landscapes of the Caribbean.

In addition to sailfish and dorado, anglers in Cancún can also target a variety of other species, including wahoo, amberjack, grouper, snapper, and barracuda, among others. Whether trolling offshore reefs, bottom fishing around wrecks and structure, or fly fishing in the shallow flats, there are abundant opportunities to encounter a diverse range of fish species in the waters of Cancún. With its warm, nutrient-rich currents and thriving marine ecosystems, Cancún remains a premier destination for anglers seeking thrilling offshore adventures and memorable catches amidst the stunning backdrop of the Caribbean coast.

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    Wonderful, wonderful trip! Brandon, Christian and Hugo are wonderful and made sure we caught fish! Highly recommend these folks.

    Eric S. with Leonardo G. of Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo

  • ★★★★★
    Leonardo was fantastic with communication and letting us know the weather. While unfortunately the weather wasn’t good enough for the port to be guaranteed open during our trip, Leonardo did his best to get us out there as safely as possible for 3 different days. I can’t speak for the fishing, but for everything else Leonardo was a 11/10.

    Zach T. with Leonardo G. of Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo

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