The waters in Cabo San Lucas can be described as “legendary.” People from all over the world come to Cabo to go fishing. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind angling experience, plan your trip to Cabo. To help you learn more, we’ve created a guide to fishing in Cabo San Lucas.

When is the best time to go fishing in Cabo San Lucas?

The truth is, there is never a bad time to go fishing in Cabo! Not only is Cabo one of the best vacation spots, but it’s known as one of the best places to go fishing! Part of the reason is because the fish are always biting. It’s known as the “Marlin Capital of the World,” and is also called the “Deep Sea Fishing Capital of the World.”. The best time to catch marlin is November through May, but your chances are still good the rest of the year as well! Here are the best times to catch certain types of fish in Cabo:

Best

marlin fishing in caboJanuary: Striped Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Mackerel, Mako Shark
February: Striped Marlin, Mackerel, Mako Shark
March: Striped Marlin, Swordfish, Snapper, Grouper
April: Striped Marlin, Swordfish, Snapper, Grouper
May: Striped Marlin, Swordfish, Snapper, Grouper
June: Swordfish, Snapper, Grouper
July: Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Wahoo, Dorado
August: Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Wahoo, Dorado
September: Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Wahoo, Dorado, Yellowfish Tuna
October: Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Dorado, Yellowfish Tuna, Mackerel, Mako Shark
November: Striped Marlin, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Mackerel, Mako Shark
December: Striped Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Mackerel, Mako Shark

Good

January: Wahoo, Dorado
February: Swordfish, Wahoo, Snapper, Grouper
May: Blue Marlin, Black Marlin
June: Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Dorado
July: Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Snapper, Grouper
August: Striped Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna
September: Striped Marlin
October: Striped Marlin
November: Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Wahoo
December: Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Wahoo, Dorado

Fair

fishing pole off back of boatFebruary: Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna
March: Wahoo, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Mackerel, Mako Shark
April: Wahoo, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Mackerel, Mako Shark
May: Sailfish, Wahoo, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Mackerel, Mako Shark
June: Sailfish, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Mackerel, Mako Shark
July: Mackerel, Mako Shark
August: Mackerel, Mako Shark
September: Mackerel, Mako Shark

Are there fishing charters?

Yes, you’ll have plenty of options for fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas! Fishing charters range from deep sea fishing, to fly fishing, to cruise shore excursions. Hit the waters with expert angling guides and enjoy incredible fishing opportunities in the best sport fishing waters in the entire world. One of the top fishing charters in Cabo is Lands End Fishing. Lands End Fishing is located at the Cabo Marina and provides everything you need, including bait, tackle and fishing licenses. You can even arrange to have your favorite drinks and food on board!

What makes Cabo the best place for fishing?

fishing charter in cabo san lucasYou don’t want to miss the opportunity to go deep sea fishing in Cabo San Lucas! One of the reasons everyone loves it so much is because there are so many different kinds of fish, and it’s a fun activity all throughout the year! There isn’t an “offseason” for fishing in Cabo. It’s also a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy together, whether you want to try offshore fishing or inshore fishing. Cabo is home to the top Marlin sportfishing tournament, the Bisbee’s Black and Blue. It’s a must-visit for anglers of any experience level!

What else can you do in Cabo?

Fishing is just one of the activities that makes Cabo a top vacation destination. You can also play golf, go on a whale watching tour, ride camels, enjoy a dinner cruise, go shopping at Puerto Paraiso Mall and so much more! There are plenty of events throughout the year as well, so there is always something going on during your vacation. Explore the Art Walk in San Jose del Cabo, attend the Cheese & Wine Festival, or attend the Cabo Marine Show! You’ll be close to all of these fun things to do in the area when you stay in our Cabo vacation rentals. A stay in our rentals is a vacation all in itself. You’ll feel right at home while surrounded by Cabo’s beauty!

Are you still interested in learning more about deep sea fishing in Cabo San Lucas? Check out more information about fishing in Cabo!

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