Cabo San Lucas Fishing

Cabo Fishing

Cabo is best known as the Striped Marlin Capital of the World, with over 12,000 caught annually within its waters. With the deep waters of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean only a couple of miles off the beach, Cabo provides excellent opportunities to catch a variety of different species of fish.

Striped Marlin are around Cabo all year round. However, September through October are usually the best months to catch a billfish, and Cabo has lots of Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Sailfish, and Striped Marlin in the waters during that time. Besides billfish, fishing offshore Cabo you can expect to catch Dorado (Dolphinfish), Mako Shark, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Along the shore you will find Roosterfish, Sierra Mackerel, and Snook. Bottom fishing will offer many different species of Snapper and Grouper, as well as Amberjack, Bonita, Cabrilla, Jack Crevalle, and Yellowtail.



Top Cabo San Lucas Fishing Spots

  1. Vigia Canyon
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  2. Golden Gate Bank
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  3. Wreck
    9/7/2015 7:38:17 PM - Unknown wreck


  4. Cabo San Lucas
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  5. San Jamie Hump #2
    9/7/2015 7:33:41 PM - This hump is known to hold marlin and wahoo during the fall and winter. 


  6. San Jaime Bank
    4/26/2017 1:09:53 AM -


  7. Banco Gordo de Adentro
    2/23/2017 7:25:00 PM - Good Marlin and Wahoo fishing on spring and summer


  8. Tinaja Valley
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  9. Repisa Cato
    2/23/2017 7:43:52 PM - Repisa Cato


  10. Santa Maria Canyon
    4/26/2017 1:09:55 AM -



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Cabo San Lucas Fishing Prediction

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Cabo San Lucas, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Striped Marlin

  2. Striped Marlin

    There is a 75.56% catch rate for Striped Marlin, based on 875 Striped Marlin counted.


  3. Roosterfish

  4. Roosterfish

    There is a 6.39% catch rate for Roosterfish, based on 74 Roosterfish counted.


  5. Sailfish

  6. Sailfish

    There is a 4.23% catch rate for Sailfish, based on 49 Sailfish counted.


  7. Mahi-mahi

  8. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 3.37% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 39 Mahi-mahi counted.


  9. Yellowfin Tuna

  10. Yellowfin Tuna

    There is a 2.33% catch rate for Yellowfin Tuna, based on 27 Yellowfin Tuna counted.


  11. Ballyhoo

  12. Ballyhoo

    There is a 1.04% catch rate for Ballyhoo, based on 12 Ballyhoo counted.


  13. Blue Marlin

  14. Blue Marlin

    There is a 1.04% catch rate for Blue Marlin, based on 12 Blue Marlin counted.


  15. Wahoo

  16. Wahoo

    There is a 0.78% catch rate for Wahoo, based on 9 Wahoo counted.


  17. Crevalle Jack

  18. Crevalle Jack

    There is a 0.69% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 8 Crevalle Jack counted.


  19. Striped Bass

  20. Striped Bass

    There is a 0.69% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 8 Striped Bass counted.


Recommedations above based on 26 species of fish and 1158 fish counted for May around Cabo San Lucas.

To date, there are 39 species of fish and a total of 9195 fish counted for Cabo San Lucas and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as 1939..

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Latest Cabo San Lucas Fishing Reports

  • Warm Water Tuna Show Up ~ May 15 2022
    5/15/2022 12:14:22 PM - May 15 2022   There have been substantial crowds of visitors again there were scores of wedding ceremonies bachelor celebrations reunions and the so forth. We did see some lar


  • Warm Water Still Greenish Bottom Action ~ May 8 2022
    5/8/2022 10:23:03 AM - May 8 2022   Much of the same patterns great all around weather days are progressively warming clear sunny skies lots of tourists in town though more people seem to be attendi


  • April 2022 Fishing Report
    5/3/2022 2:15:28 PM - April 2022 – Fishing Report Yellowfin tuna and Dorado aboard the Picante 45 Greetings from the beautiful warm and sunny Cabo San Lucas!PICANTE FISHING REPORT April was a tuna


  • Warmer Water Improved Conditions ~ May 1 2022
    5/1/2022 11:01:50 AM - May 1 2022 Perfect climate now in Southern Baja warming trend clear sunny skies with lighter winds average highs and lows of 65 to 80 degrees. Crowds of anglers are also light


  • Quieter Crowds A Few Quality Tuna ~ April 24 2022
    4/24/2022 9:34:57 AM - April 24 2022 Much quieter week in Southern Baja as Easter break is over and we saw less vacationers arriving. Though weather conditions are ideal high temperatures in the low


  • DECEMBER REPORT
    4/21/2022 2:22:55 PM - What an awesome December of fishing here in Cabo! If meat fishing and filling the cooler is your thing you’ve got to get December in Cabo on your yearly calendar. More than 8


  • DECEMBER REPORT
    4/21/2022 2:22:55 PM - What an awesome December of fishing here in Cabo! If meat fishing and filling the cooler is your thing you’ve got to get December in Cabo on your yearly calendar. More than 8


  • SPRING REPORT 2021: LOS CABOS NAMED THE WORLD’S FIRST HEALTH SECURE DESTINATION
    4/21/2022 1:40:06 PM - Amazing how a year can change things; from here in Cabo San Lucas to wherever you are in the world reading this fish report. This time last year we were running our last coup


  • SPRING REPORT 2021: LOS CABOS NAMED THE WORLD’S FIRST HEALTH SECURE DESTINATION
    4/21/2022 1:40:06 PM - Amazing how a year can change things; from here in Cabo San Lucas to wherever you are in the world reading this fish report. This time last year we were running our last coup


  • Cold Green Water Bottom Action ~ April 17 2022
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Top Cabo San Lucas Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Minervas Baja Tackle
    There's more to Minerva's than just charter fishing. Owner Minerva Saenz and her husband, Bob Smith saw the need for a full service tackle shop in Cabo long ago – and that shop has long been known as Cabo's best source for fishing tackle.

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Top Cabo San Lucas Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Baja Anglers
    All Baja Anglers Captains and mates have been taught the skills needed by Grant to bring fish into your casting range, boat and handle your catch, generally make your fishing day fun--with your active participation and involvement. Training of captai

  2. Pisces Sportfishing
    Come fishing with the most reputable and longest established charter company in Cabo San Lucas.

  3. Picante Bluewater Sportfishing
    Picante Bluewater Sportfishing is the premiere sportfishing company in Cabo San Lucas and boasts the finest fleet of CABO fishing charter yachts in the world! Our main office is located at the head of the docks right in the Cabo Marina District and o

  4. Fish On Sport Fishing
    Sport Fishing in Cabo San Lucas B.C.S. Mexico. Fish On is a 29' Californian 1989 brand vessel.

  5. RedRum Sportfishing
    Cabo San Lucas, the Marlin fishing capital of the world, is your destination for big game fishing. Catch trophy-sized Marlin, Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo and Sailfish with award-winning RedRum fishing charters.

  6. Armada Sport Fishing & Charter | Cabo San Lucas
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  7. RenegadeMike Sportfishing
    ReneagdeMike has only been operational since Nov 1st 2007 and has already had some outstanding days on the fishing grounds. On Nov 5th we had a 20 stripe marlin release day at the Finger Bank and have had two 10 marlin release days at the Golden Gate

  8. Beto's Sport Fishing


  9. Cabo Sport Fishing Fleet
    Sport Fishing in Cabo with the best service. WE ARE READY TO FISH FOR MARLIN, TUNA, WAHOO, DORADO, PARGO, SEA BASS, AND ANYTHING IS AROUND

  10. Tag Cabo Sportfishing
    Tag cabo sportfishing will assist you on your cabo sportfishing charter with the best sportfishing crews that will do everything in the book to catch your trophy fish.

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Top Cabo San Lucas Marinas

  1. IGY Cabo San Lucas
    This marina in Cabo San Lucas is a world-class destination marina that offers an outstanding range of on-site conveniences for luxury yacht owners, their guests and crew memebers.

  2. Puerto Los Cabos Marina
    The Marina at Puerto Los Cabos is the gateway to the Sea of Cortez and the world’s finest sportfishing grounds. Just ten miles from the renowned Gordo Banks, Puerto Los Cabos fishing departures put you closer to the fish that "didn't get awa

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Bouy Conditions

Station 43010 - Woods Hole Spurs Wave Station
January 10, 2017 0250 UTC
Location: 10.051N 125.032W
Significant Wave Height: 7.2 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 8 sec
Average Period: 6.4 sec
Mean Wave Direction: E (89°)


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