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Cabo San Lucas

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The fishery is good year round, and there is plenty to do at night and on the days you’re not fishing.

We’ve heard some unbelievable fishing stories from this area of Mexico. Situated at the tip of the Gulf of California, the water of Cabo San Lucas is teeming with different kinds of sportfish. Cabo is the meeting point of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific, making the waters rich in nutrients, which attract big fish. One of the best things to do here is go offshore and chase the big black marlin that migrate up and down the West coast of the Americas. One of our outfitters recently shared a story of how he caught the same marlin on 3 different rods, before losing it when an aggressive wahoo came out of the depths and smashed the line, breaking it off. That’s how combative the fish are in this area of the world.

If that sounds a little intense for you, there are literally hundreds of other ways to fish in Cabo. Just a few miles offshore, you can hook into schools of Mahi Mahi chasing flying fish, or fish wreck and reefs for snapper and grouper. Whatever you decide to do, Cabo San Lucas will not disappoint you as a fishing destination!

Basic Info
  • 80° 59° Dec-Feb
  • 82° 63° Mar-May
  • 92° 78° Jun-Aug
  • 91° 75° Sep-Nov
Pacific Ocean, Gulf Of California, Sea Of Cortez
Fishing license info here: here

The Catch

Top fish species to target in Cabo San Lucas


Not related to the mammal, Dolphin have vibrant yellows and metalic blues and greens, especially when first caught


With a spear like bill and big rigid dorsal fin, the Marlin is a prized sport fish. Think Old Man and the Sea.


One of the fastest and largest predators in the ocean, swordfish have a distinctive long flattened bill.

Yellowfin Tuna

One of the larger tuna species, with a vibrant yellow dorsal fin and anal fin. An incredibly tough pound for pound fighter.

More Cabo San Lucas Outfitters

Fishing with Fishing Charters Cabo in Cabo San Lucas

Fishing Charters Cabo

Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S.

Home of the Cabo Fishing Academy... We Teach, YOU FISH! Cabo San Lucas and southern Baja offer what just might be the best fishing to be found anywhere on earth. We're lucky to have a unique location where the waters of the Eastern Pacific ocean merge with the Sea of Cortez creating a nutrient-rich enviroment where pelagic and home-guard game fish species congregate.... in BIG, BIG numbers. So if you're an angler looking for your first Cabo fishing experience, you're in for a trip of a lifetime. If you've already fished our waters, you know what to expect and the dream of catching a trophy fish is just a cast or troll away. What makes us different than most fishing charter fleets in Cabo San Lucas is that we think you, the angler and our customer, should be the one to experience every aspect of fishing in Baja. That means learning how to rig lures and baits... how to pitch a bait to a teased fish coming up the spread... how to set the hook, PROPERLY...... and most important, how to land your fish, whether you intend on releasing or keeping the catch. We call it our Cabo Fishing Academy. The majority of sport fishing charter companies here in Cabo do all these things for you, whether you want them to or not. We think the decision should be yours. You want to learn it all? We'll teach you. You want us to do the work? No problem. What you want is what you get aboard one of our fishing charters.... we're here to make your fishing trip a trip of a lifetime!

Fishing with Exotic Fishing Cabo in Cabo San Lucas

Exotic Fishing Cabo


Los Cabos is famous for its spectacular fishing opportunities. The density and size of the fish here is famous all over the world and it is Exotic Fishing Cabo’s mission to get you onto these coveted species while also providing excellent service. They aim to help you familiarize yourself with sport fishing in Baja California, covering the area between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Exotic Fishing Cabo and capt. Lalo use a variety of techniques when fishing the offshore and nearshore areas on the southern tip of Baja California. They provide top quality gear for casting, jigging and trolling, and are happy to provide fly fishing instruction to those who bring their own fly fishing tackle. Some of the many species they have caught recently include Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Dog Snapper, Grouper and Roosterfish. The fishing starts just 10 minutes from shore, where you can travel to fish the beaches, reefs, canyons, submerged islands and the Billfish migration corridor. The company’s aim is to put you on the right spot at the best time, advising specifically on the best techniques and lures for the fish you are targeting and the conditions. Exotic Fishing Cabo is a strong believer in practicing catch and release to maintain the quality of the fishery in the area. They only encourage keeping one fish that will be enjoyed as part of a delicious meal later in the day. Exotic Fishing Cabo’s newly built 34ft Imemsa is a large center console vessel that offers lots of fishing space for up to four anglers. Powered by a 4-stroke 200HP Suzuki outboard engine, it provides a speedy trip to the fishing grounds. It is both reliable and well-maintained and features various waterproof compartments for you to store your gear in the best conditions. The permanent T-top provides shade while allowing fly fisherman to cast without interference. Perhaps most importantly, there is a restroom on board for those long full day trips!

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