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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.



Cabo San Lucas Fishing Forecast

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 55.2% catch rate for Striped Marlin, based on 515 Striped Marlin counted.

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  3. Roosterfish

  4. Roosterfish

    There is a 10.4% catch rate for Roosterfish, based on 97 Roosterfish counted.

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  5. Mahi-mahi

  6. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 6.54% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 61 Mahi-mahi counted.

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    Mahi-mahi

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  7. Yellowfin Tuna

  8. Yellowfin Tuna

    There is a 3.64% catch rate for Yellowfin Tuna, based on 34 Yellowfin Tuna counted.

    Cabo San Lucas Yellowfin Tuna Counts Chart
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  9. Wahoo

  10. Wahoo

    There is a 2.68% catch rate for Wahoo, based on 25 Wahoo counted.

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  11. Sailfish

  12. Sailfish

    There is a 2.36% catch rate for Sailfish, based on 22 Sailfish counted.

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  13. Blue Marlin

  14. Blue Marlin

    There is a 2.25% catch rate for Blue Marlin, based on 21 Blue Marlin counted.

    Cabo San Lucas Blue Marlin Counts Chart
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  15. Skipjack Tuna

  16. Skipjack Tuna

    There is a 2.14% catch rate for Skipjack Tuna, based on 20 Skipjack Tuna counted.

    Cabo San Lucas Skipjack Tuna Counts Chart
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  17. Ballyhoo

  18. Ballyhoo

    There is a 1.61% catch rate for Ballyhoo, based on 15 Ballyhoo counted.

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  19. Crevalle Jack

  20. Crevalle Jack

    There is a 1.39% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 13 Crevalle Jack counted.

    Cabo San Lucas Crevalle Jack Counts Chart
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Recommendations above based on 36 species of fish and 933 fish counted for April around Cabo San Lucas.

To date, there are 75 species of fish and a total of 12063 fish counted for Cabo San Lucas and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 3/23/1911 (113 years).

Last Update: 4/15/2024 8:34:15 PM

*** 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 the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Cabo San Lucas are the following:

  1. Vigia Canyon


  2. Golden Gate Bank


  3. Wreck
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  4. Cabo San Lucas


  5. San Jaime Bank


  6. San Jamie Hump #2
    This hump is known to hold marlin and wahoo during the fall and winter. 


  7. Banco Gordo de Adentro
    Good Marlin and Wahoo fishing on spring and summer


  8. Tinaja Valley


  9. Repisa Cato
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  10. Santa Maria Canyon


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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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