Long before the luxurious hotels, championship golf courses and world-class spas, the waters of Los Cabos were brimming with an abundance of marine life.
Hollywood stars, such as Bing Crosby and John Wayne, lured by the legendary sport fishing initially put Cabos on the tourist map back in the 1950s.
Ranked among the top five fishing destinations on the planet, Los Cabos holds the title as the “Marlin Capital of the World.” The destination’s azure waters entice black, blue and striped marlin that weigh in as big as 1,000 pounds. Marlin is the number one fish in Los Cabos because it is present throughout the year, with peak months being May, June, December and January. However, recent records show that in summer months the catch per boat varies from one to ten fish in a single day.
Apart from marlin, you will also encounter sailfish, dorado, roosterfish, shark, snapper, swordfish, wahoo and yellowfin tuna in the waters of the Sea of Cortez.
Los Cabos supports an optional catch-and-release policy for marlin and sailfish. One species is permitted per boat, but anglers are encouraged to adhere to the policy to preserve the wealth and sustain the growth of the fishing environment for years to come.
Cabo San Lucas, at the southwestern tip of the Baja where sea and ocean meet at a dramatic rock arch, is a true fisherman’s town. Experienced anglers appreciate the availability of state-of-the-art marinas harboring world-class fishing vessels. Novice fishermen can rent pangas (fishing boats) that provide inexpensive and quick access to Baja’s underwater treasures.