The local waters of Cabo San Lucas are host to a large variety of fish making it one of the richest Sportfishing areas in the World. Excellent year round fishing and sunshine make this a premier fishing destination. Fish for Black, Blue, Striped Marlin, Swordfish, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Dorado, Roosterfish, Shark and many other species.
With some of the richest fishing grounds in the world, it's no surprise that Los Cabos hosts numerous prestigious fishing tournaments throughout the year, including: The Mercury/WON Tuna Jackpot, The IGFA Offshore World Championship, and the famous Bisbee's Black & Blue Marlin Tournament which awards cash prizes in the millions! With their lavish kick-off parties, spectacular awards ceremonies, and increasingly large jackpots, these local fishing tournaments are becoming more popular every year.
Los Cabos offers endless fishing possibilities... Those seeking an authentic experience will enjoy traditional beach-launched panga fishing - ideal for catching popular inshore species like Snapper, Sierra, and Roosterfish. For a more luxurious sportfishing expedition, charter a 50-foot cruiser and head out to deeper waters for some adrenaline-pumping big game action. Sportfishing in Cabo San Lucas offers excitement and adventure. For any fishing enthusiast - it's the experience of a lifetime!
Fishing Hot Spots
Los Cabos is North America's greatest fishing hot spot. Surrounded by the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, sportfishing enthusiasts will have no shortage of amazing fishing hot spots to explore. The Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California, is the body of water that separates the Baja California peninsula from mainland Mexico. Named after the Spanish conquistador - Hernán Cortés, the sea is home to a myriad of endemic and migratory species, from the wondrous Humpback and Grey Whales to Giant Manta Rays and Sea Turtles. Over 800 identified species of fish reside in these waters, making this sea one of the most bountiful hot spots for fishing in the world.
The Sea of Cortez has a long history of commercial fishing and has also become one of the world's premiere sportfishing locales. These rich waters are a hot spot for Marlin – one of the most sought-after sport fish in Cabo San Lucas. There have been reports of massive schools of tuna stretching over 100 miles, and record-setting numbers of Marlin, Dorado, and Yellowtail are caught in the Sea of Cortez every year. Fish at world-famous hot spots like Gordo Banks, enjoy unparalleled inshore fishing off La Playita and Los Frailes, or head further up the East Cape for some of the best sportfishing in the Sea of Cortez.
The Pacific Ocean along the West Cape of Cabo San Lucas boasts as many fishing hot spots as the East Cape along the Sea of Cortez. The Pacific Ocean waters are typically more turbulent, with powerful currents and larger waves stirred up by the winds. Swimming may not be recommended but fishing is!
Marlin is the main attraction on the Pacific side and there are excellent Marlin hot spots from Cabo Falso to Banco Golden Gate. For another excellent hot spot, fish in Magdalena Bay north of Los Cabos on the Pacific side. Magdalena Bay is a marine mecca filled with hundreds of species of fish, and Thetis Banks nearby is one of the premiere hot spots for Wahoo, Dorado, Tuna and Marlin in the Baja. With thousands of fish and numerous excellent fishing hot spots, the richness of these waters will keep anglers occupied for days on end.
For charter and booking information on your fishing trip of a lifetime please talk to
our concierge today!