Fishing in Mexico
Striped and Blue Marlin Fishing
The bluewater fishing off Cabo is arguably the most productive in the world. In just minutes from the marina you can be putting your spread over billfish and people have long flocked here to experience this very unique fishing nirvana.
We exclusively use Pisces Sportfishing which is the longest established charter company in Cabo San Lucas and provides an impeccable service.
With an extensive fleet of beautifully maintained boats and tackle, all crewed by some of the best skippers in the world, it is the only operation to fish with. It has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Conservation, given by I.G.F.A. and has a strong catch and release emphasis They have 7 of their own boats and a choice of 25 different charter vessels.
Striped marlin are the main target species and they are ferocious and acrobatic fighters but blue and black marlin as well as sailfish are also caught; their presence depends on the time of year. The fishing grounds are extraordinarily productive and if you want to tangle with a billfish this is the destination that should be at the top of your list.
Tuna, rooster fish and dorado are other species which are caught frequently.
Robson Green of 'Extreme Fly Fishing' on Channel 5 recently fished for marlin at Cabo San Lucas, see the footage here.
Los Milagros is a small boutique hotel, located right in the centre of down town Cabo, yet sufficiently set back in its own peaceful enclosed courtyard to leave the noise and bustle of tourism behind. It is within walking distance of the best restaurants and bars and only 5 minutes from the marina and sportfishing operators. With only 12 rooms, all with ensuite facilities, you will be assured of personal experience at all times.
With a sunbaked terrace, beautiful courtyard gardens and a plunge pool, this is the perfect oasis for non-fishers or for relaxation after a long day in the chair. In the evenings all the public areas are lit by candlelight and soft Mexican music is played. It should be noted that meals, except for muffins and coffee in the morning, are not provided, unless the lodge is taken exclusively or you are a large group.
There are masses of other options in Cabo, from 6 star boutique hotels to bed and breakfasts near the marina but Los Milagros is our “go to” option.
Each boat is provided with Shimano or Penn International reels, and custom Pisces Offshore Series Cape Fear rods in the 16 to 50lbs class.
The crew are experts in preparing bait and the skipper will ensure that you have everything you need for a productive day.
- A good pair of deck shoes or trainers whilst on board
- Sun Screen
- Good polarized sun glasses
- A camera
Eco tours, especially the gray whale migration, humpback whales, golf, watersports, swimming, the beach and of course, shopping and the nightlife! The marina is huge, a cross between Puerto Banus, Hollywood and a small souk in Africa! There are lots of bars, shops, restaurants, street vendors etc selling almost everything imaginable. It is quite touristy, but great fun.
Year round but the target species do change from month to month.
Time Difference from GMT
- 6 hours.
110v two pronged plugs
The official currency is the Mexican Peso but US dollars are widely used and are preferred in the hotel and for tips.
In Mexico, it is custom to tip the staff and guides for the services they provide. We recommend $50-60 per boat per day.
Visa Requirements for UK Citizens
Although at present no inoculations are required for travel to Mexico please consult your doctor prior to your trip. It is essential that you carry any personal medicines that you might require.
Mosquitoes can be a pest during the latter part of the day and evening as well as around the lagoons. We recommend good strong repellent and long sleeve shirts and trousers.
Two hour flights into San Jose De Cabo from Mexico City. Four hour flight from New York. Cabo is a 45 minute drive away.
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The best place in the world to catch billfish whilst having a great holiday. It really does offer something for everyone
Packages are individually tailored and the end cost will entirely depend on what level of accommodation you choose as well as the boat you charter – please talk to us about rates.