Year after year, anglers make the trek to enjoy our incredible Los Cabos fishing conditions. We believe heading out for a day on the sea is one of the best things to do in Cabo San Lucas, something all members of the family can enjoy. If you’re interested in fishing during your next trip, we’re helping break down what to expect in the “Striped Marlin Capital of the World.”
What type of fish are in Cabo?
Cabo is home to an incredible range of fish species. Common catches out in the Pacific and Sea of Cortez include: Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Wahoo, Billfish, Dorado, Snapper, Yellowtail, Grouper, Bonita, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Mackeral and many others. Annual fishing competitions are typically focused around the amazing Marlin of Cabo. This includes the incredibly popular Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Tournament each August.
What is the best time of year for fishing in Cabo?
There really isn’t a bad time to go deep sea fishing in Cabo. It just depends on what you’re looking to catch. Certain species have high and low seasons, while others are pretty consistent month to month. If you’re determined to land a heavy striped marlin, come in the first half of the year. If you’ve been craving fresh yellowfin tuna, September to December is your best bet.
Where are the top Cabo fishing spots?
Much of the best Cabo fishing happens around the 3500-feet-deep Tinaje Trough off of the Pacific Ocean side of Land’s End. San Jaime Bank is the closest bank to the deepest section of the Tinaje Trough, and is known for fantastic Bonita, Yellowfin and Blue Marlin Fishing. Golden Gate Bank, which sits further north, is also a well-known spot for Cabo fishing. On the Sea of Cortez side, Gordo Banks, Cabrillo Seamount, and 95 are frequented for great fishing.