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The dream of fighting a big fish haunts all fishermen. An exhausting fight lasting for hours, the thrill of experiencing the power that suddenly surges from the ocean depth and tantalizes you with excitement – these are some of the ingredients that make the fishing in Cabo San Lucas a memorable experience for sea anglers of all ages and levels. Renown for the abundance of big-game fish and year around superb fishing, Cabo San Lucas & Los Cabos fishing charters

Boast a number of international fishing records. Due to the fact that there are more striped marlin caught within a radius of twenty miles of Cabo San Lucas all year round, this area is known as the marlin capitol of the world. Dorado (mahi-mahi), wahoo and yellowfin tuna are plentiful and don’t be surprised if you have one jump right into your boat! Catch and release is the name of the game for marlin fishing and other troy fish. Mahi-mahi and tuna can be kept. The late Jacques-Yves Cousteau visited over twenty times and named the Sea of Cortés the “world’s aquarium”. Officially known as the Gulf of California, this sea supports more marine life than any other body of water on earth. The Sea of Cortés is Earth’s newest sea though it was formed five million years ago when Baja California separated from the Mexican mainland along the San Andreas fault. It is now home to over 800 species of marine vertebrates and 2,000 invertebrates.

A fishing trip to an exotic destination such as Cabo San Lucas requires planning, preparation and research. Our charters consist of two kinds of fishing boats: the pangas which are very big row boats with outboard motors providing few amenities or you might consider a cruiser which is a modern fiberglass boat providing shelter from the sun and includes bathroom facilities, staff, meals and electronic fish finding gear. Luckily, getting the most of that investment and making sure the fishing adventure goes smoothly is often just a matter of asking the right people the right questions. At Costa Mar Villas we have done all of the planning and research, and are prepared to address any of the questions that may arise prior or after your fishing trip. Providing good service during our fishing trips is critical. The ability to catch fish is one thing, but it is not something that can be controlled. What can be controlled is the quality of the fishing equipment and the conditions on the boat. We realize that most of our clients appreciate a well-rigged boat and the professionalism of our fishing crews.

Whether your preferred method of fishing is trolling, casting, or drifting, whether you prefer fishing with artificial, live or cut baits, whether you are after marlin, mahi-mahi, or yellowfin, the knowledgeable crews of Cabo San Lucas fishing charters make your fishing experience a memorable one. There are charters for half day outings, full day or multi day fishing excursions with on-board living accommodations. Please contact us at Costa Mar Villas and we’ll help you to arrange an enjoyable fishing outing on your next visit to Cabo San Lucas or Los Cabos. Our fleet of sport fishing or leisure charters on boats or yachts range from 31′ on up to 120′.

Cabo San Lucas Weekly Fishing Report


August 14th to August 20th, 2017

Overall catch success rate, all species combined: 88%

Numbers at a glance: Billfish 47%, Tuna 81%, Dorado 75%, Other 26%.

A great week of fishing with all but a few boats catching fish in the whole week! Still seeing many boats landing double digits of tuna, scattered blues, stripers and sailfish, with dorado numbers picking way up. Our 32ft Bill Collector and the Petty family form California started off the week with some nice dorado catches, reeling in five and releasing all but one, as well as five yellowfin tuna around 10-15 lbs., and one wahoo, all out at Cerro Colorado caught on hoochi lures, cedar plugs and feathers.

More dorado seen the next day, as anglers from Washington, Cristi and Rick Nelson, both caught themselves a decent-sized dorado each, around 25lbs. They released both of these out at Pozo Cota on the 61 ft. Tag Team. Captain Nayo Winkler also managed to get them on some tuna; they had their work cut out for them with 12 yellowfins caught, all around 10-15lbs, and some released. The dorado took to the feather lures while the tuna took hoochi, cedar plugs and some feathers.

Our 85ft luxury fishing yacht Contessa also had a successful day fishing, with the Vollebrechthaussen family and friends from Mexico City catching four dorados, four football-sized yellowfin tunas and four skipjacks out in front of the Old Lighthouse on petrolero lures. Lucky for them to have a private chef on board to make them the freshest sashimi ever!

Captain Julio Castro and deckhand Luis Cota had a great day with anglers Colton and William from Shiner, TX. They caught seven dorado, four of which they released, that weighed between 5 and 20 lbs. The dorado took green lures, feathers and caballito bait out of Golden and Migriño area. If that wasn’t enough, they also landed 19 yellowfin tuna on cedar plugs and feathers, and five bonitas.

As for billfish, the 38 ft. C Rod caught one of the few sailfish seen this week out at Migriño, weighing approximately 100 lbs. (released). They also landed three dorados weighing between 10-15 lbs. 31 ft. Tiburon had a great marlin day as the crew went the distance, literally, to find their anglers from Escalon, CA, their fish. They travelled out 20 miles to the 200 Spot and it was well worth the ride: two striped marlin around 100 lbs. landed and released that took to caballito bait and one nice blue marlin around 210 lbs. also released.

Since some fishing this week came in closer to shore, even 25ft panga Poseidon managed to take a crack at the marlin and tuna. They landed one 150 lbs striped marlin on caballito bait out in front of Solmar, as well as one 15 lbs. dorado and three yellowfin tunas (15 lbs.) on cedar plugs and feathers.

LOCATION: Las Margaritas, Migriño, La Herradura, 95 Spot and Old Lighthouse.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Mostly clear skies, calm seas.


BEST LURES: Cedar plugs, feathers, petrolero and hoochi lures, caballito bait.

Based on the catches of Pisces Sportfishing Fleet by Rebecca Ehrenberg

Author: Tracy Ehrenberg


Fish Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dorado G G G E E E E E E E E E
Black Marlin F F F F F F F F G G G G
Blue Marlin G F F F F F F G G G G G
Striped Marlin E E E E E E E E E E E E
Roosterfish F F G G E E E E E E E F
Sailfish G F F G E E E E E E E G
Shark E E E E E E E E E E E E
Snappers G G G G G G G E E E G G
Wahoo E E E E G G G G G G G E
Yellowfin Tuna G G G G G E E E E E E E