Sport Fishing in Cabo San Lucas


Sport Fishing is about to kick into high gear in Cabo San Lucas. And with the travel industry taking a major hit – now is the perfect time to take an exhilarating sport fishing vacation to Cabo San Lucas.

With Cabo San Lucas Villas – we will find you the perfect private villa, find the you the right charter boat, plan your meals and your equipment – pretty much all you have to do is step off the plane, turn off the blackberry, and allow yourself to unwind.

Make sure to check out the Cabo San Lucas fishing report below and give us a call here at Cabo San Lucas Villas so that we can start getting everything ready for your Sport Fishing Trip. 1.800.364.9301


June 5, 2010

As summer season nears daytime temperatures have steadily increased, clear sunny skies reaching 90 degrees, though evenings and early morning conditions cool and overall conditions are ideal. Crowds of tourists are now light, continued poor economy limits amount of people who can practically travel. We do expect more numbers of serious anglers to make the trip south, as the offshore fishing season kicks into high gear. Breezes gusting out of the south have been predominating this past week. Anglers have found the calmest waters in the direction of San Jose del Cabo. Water temperatures are now a balmy 74 to 80 degrees throughout the zone from Cabo San Lucas towards Los Frailes, though on the Pacific side of the Peninsula Ocean temperatures are in the 60s. Shifting currents have been strong, stirring water conditions, through much of the area clean blue water can be found within a couple miles of shore.

Sportfishing fleets are fishing areas from Chileno to San Luis, live bait options have included mullet and caballito. Finding giant squid was not as easy since the passing of the recent full moon. They have been sold in local super markets and some locals have done well chunk fishing with this squid in spots where pods of porpoise had yellowfin tuna traveling with them. The overall yellowfin tuna been was good this past week, good numbers of the tuna were found close to shore off of Red Hill to straight off of San Jose del Cabo, at times within one mile of shore. The majority of these tuna weighed in the 10 to 25 pound class, though an occasional larger fish was encountered. Trolling with Rapalas, hoochies, cedar plugs, feathers all worked, but at times, especially when boats pressure increased, it was those anglers using live caballito that had best results. Catches per charter ranged from two or three tuna, up to a dozen fish during a morning of trolling, with maybe one dorado caught for every other boat.

During this time period in 2009 there were some quality sized tuna and dorado being caught on the local fishing grounds, but this season the conditions have fluctuated more and the bait availability has also been a factor. This past week has shown encouraging signs, with more tuna and dorado appearing. Dorado are scattered in ones or twos still, though some larger sized fish were accounted for in recent days and there were reports of fifty pound bulls being hooked into and eventually lost during extended battles.

Though more anglers were targeting the tuna action recently, there was the option of trolling live baits close to shore for the chance at hooking into a monster dogtooth snapper, roosterfish or other jack species, which all are very powerful fighters. Schools of mullet along the inshore beach stretches are now in peak migration and should really attract more gamefish in the coming weeks.

Striped marlin action improved, with fish being spotted tailing on the surface two to six miles off of the areas from San Jose del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas. More marlin were hooked on live baits, with some of the charters specifically targeting the billfish accounting for several in stripers per day, other charters hooked into marlin incidentally while they were basically targeting tuna.

Surf fishing action is picking up, roosterfish a main target species now, but big jack crevalle and even a few snook have been in the mix recently. One snook was landed by a local angler off of the San Jose Estuary reportedly weigh 40 pounds, same person caught another snook of 25 pounds the next morning.

The combined panga fleets launching from La Playita / Puerto Los Cabos sent out approximately 75 charters for the week, with anglers reporting a fish count of:

9 striped marlin, 1 blue marlin, 3 sailfish, 12 hammerhead sharks, 4 wahoo, 19 dorado, 212 yellowfin tuna, 5 amberjack, 8 dogtooth snapper, 28 various pargo species, 15 bonito, 76 roosterfish, 12 jack crevalle, 9 cabrilla and 11 sierra.

Good Fishing, Eric

Eric Brictson –
Owner/Operator –
800 4081199 –
Los Cabos 1421147 –


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