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Los Cabos fishing: The angler’s lowdown

Are you interested in Los Cabos fishing?  Are you not an angler?  I have good news for you!  You don’t have to be an angler to catch big fish near Los Cabos.  In fact, you don’t need to know a thing about Los Cabos fishing to be highly successful.  So, how can such a claim be made, you ask?

You have two options. Option one is to spend the next couple of years diligently learning proper Los Cabos fishing technique on your own big boat.  Your option two is to quickly uncover the way to catch fish like a pro by reading further.

Do you wish to enjoy the poll-bending thrill of hooking a great big fish on your own fishing line?  And, are you willing to pay for a great Los Cabos fishing experience?  Then, please let me to show you how to charter a good fishing boat in Los Cabos.

What you’ll uncover…

First, explore how to find the best fishing charters in Los Cabos – big or small, top-dollar or tight-budget.  Next, discover how a good charter-boat captain will make your Los Cabos fishing experience very easy and exciting.

Find out the type of fish to catch near Los Cabos.  And, get some great pro tips too.  After you read this post, impress your charter-boat captain with your newly-acquired “know how.”

Pick the right Los Cabos fishing charter

Keep in mind, the captain is the most important part of the venture.  Therefore, it’s not the boat.  To explain, big boats provide more accommodations.  But, a good boat captain provides your best experience.  While floating on the water, learning good technique and catching big fish, the type of boat you’re on just doesn’t matter, as long as it floats – well, maybe it matters a little…

Start by checking Los Cabos fishing charters on Trip Advisor and Yelp.  Read the reviews and take notes on location, price, and availability…

Find a great fishing-charter captain

Now you have an idea about the fishing charters in Los Cabos.  And, you know how their clients rate them.

Next, here’s what to look for.  And, here’s what questions to ask your prospective charter captain:

  • Are they licensed and do they provide a fishing license for you?
    • Mexico has strict boat-captain laws
    • Is your fishing license included in their price?
    • If they’re licensed, that’s good assurance
  • Do they allow catch and keep, or just catch and release?
    • Some boat captains are catch and release only
    • Knowing ahead of time will prevent disappointment
  • Is “Boat Captain” their full-time job?
    • Many boat owners get a license to subsidize their own hobby
    • A full-time captain is out there day in and day out catching fish!
  • Does the captain have fishing-tournament accolades?
    • If they’ve won a tournament or placed in second or third, you know they’re good

Being prepared makes all the difference.  A little due-diligence on your part will go a long way.

Big fish – and small ones too

Los Cabos’ location provides a very exciting place to fish.  So, find striped marlin, blue marlin, black marlin, Pacific red snapper, white sea bass, mahi-mahi, and the illusive roosterfish, just to name a few.

Many types of marlin

Probably the biggest lure for Los Cabos fishing is Marlin.  Catch them from mid-April to mid-June.  Black and blue marlin are the most targeted species near Los Cabos, but there are others too.

Unlike other types of marlin, black marlin lives only in the Pacific Ocean. And, they’re considered to be a continental-shelf species.  That means they usually remain near land.  So, they’re unlikely to be seen out in the open water.

Based on migration patterns, most marlin captains don’t venture into the Pacific.  They typically prefer to fish almost exclusively east and southeast of Los Cabos.  Regardless, marlin are known to be the most exciting fish to catch.

Baja California Sur real estate

Many Americans, Canadians, and people from other countries choose to make Los Cabos and other magical towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico, their home or vacation home. Discover how to purchase your dream home in Baja. Make an appointment with the top Real Estate Broker in Baja: Nick Fong, featured on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt.

Since 2010, Ronival has been helping clients find the best homes in Cabo and throughout Baja California Sur. And, they’re highly-skilled negotiators that’ll get you the best price. Whether you plan to buy a property or quickly sell your Baja real estate, they’ve got you covered!

If you’d like to take a tour of a property in Cabo or anywhere else in Baja California Sur, just click CONTACT to inquire. Or, call directly at 619-831-2000. Ronival will be happy to answer your questions You can also schedule a time to show you around this breathtaking location.

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