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									Fishing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Written by Kristy Bateman
Thursday, 19 February 2009 00:00

If you are interested in the finest Marlin fishing year round; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is the place
to go.

With an abundance of Marlin populations, Cabo San Lucas is known as the “Marlin capital of
the world”. The beautiful blue waters of the Baja Peninsula bubble with bountiful Striped, Black,
and Blue Marlin. An abundance of fish: Los Cabos is not only home to Marlin; a copious of
other fish inhabit the surrounding waters.

If looking for that prize winning catch of Mahi Mahi, Tuna, or Snapper; you are in the right place.
However, the abundance of a particular species of fish depends on the season.

Although Marlin can be caught year round, the best time to fish for Striped Marlin is in the
winter, Blue and Black is in the summer and fall.

Fishing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Written by Kristy Bateman
Thursday, 19 February 2009 00:00

In the summer you are more likely to find Tuna, Sailfish, Dorado, and Wahoo. Striped Marlin
and yellowtail are most plentiful in the winter and spring.

Best fishing areas: There are many places around the coast of Cabo San Lucas that are ideal
for fishing.

Most of the best fishing areas are located within 40 miles of the port. There is also a spot that is
two miles from the old lighthouse near a 600 ft ledge.

The Tinaje Trough is a deep underwater canyon on the Pacific side of the cape, where you can
find many different species of fish.

Located between the San Jaime Bank (the deepest point of the Tinaje Trough), and the Golden
Gate Bank (12 miles to the north) is the pathway of underwater currents. This is the best place
to fish in Cabo.

These warm currents carry enormous amounts of Skipjack Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, and Blue
Marlin. Plan your charter ahead of time: Charter boats provide an excellent way to tackle the
true Los Cabos fishing experience.

There are over 350 charters that operate out of the marina.

There are many types of charters offered; you can find anything from 21 ft center consoles to
100+ ft luxury yachts.

Some of these charters offer all inclusive packages.

Fishing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Written by Kristy Bateman
Thursday, 19 February 2009 00:00

Whether you are an expert who knows all there is to know about fishing, or a novice casting a
line for the first time; there is something to suit everyone’s fishing needs.

Depending on how much money you want to spend, how many people will be traveling with you,
and how long you want to go for; there are many options to accommodate your needs.

To insure availability of your charter boat; be sure to make reservations as far in advance as
possible. There are a couple of things to take care of when setting off on a fabulous fishing
excursion in Cabo San Lucas.

You will need to purchase a fishing license in order to fish. These can be purchased the day of
your fishing trip at the marina for $12/day or $25/week.

Sign up for fishing tournaments: Cabo San Lucas holds some of the most well-known fishing
tournaments in the world. Most of the tournaments take place in October.

These include; the Annual Los Cabo Billfish Tournament, the Pete Lopiccola Charity
Tournament for cancer research, and the Bisbee Offshore Challenge.

The largest tournament that takes place in Cabo is the Bisbee Black and Blue Marlin
Tournament. The Western Outdoor News’ Mercury Tuna Jackpot Tournament is scheduled
early in November.

Fishing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Written by Kristy Bateman
Thursday, 19 February 2009 00:00

The summer months bring the Rolex/IGFA offshore Championship in May, the Lucas Billfish
Challenge in June, and the Mercury Light Line Fly Fishing World Championships in July.

If catching plentiful amounts of world-class Marlin in a tropical paradise sounds like something
you would like to do; take a trip down to southern tip of the Baja Peninsula to fish the warm
waters of Cabo San Lucas.


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