Sport fishing in Cabo San Lucas – FAQs

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Welcome to our Nauticlux Fishing Charters FAQ article on Sport Fishing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico! Cabo San Lucas is widely regarded as one of the best sport fishing destinations in the world, known for its abundant and diverse marine life, as well as its luxurious accommodations and world-class charter services. Here, you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about sport fishing in Cabo San Lucas, including information on the best times to go, what types of fish to catch, and what to expect from a typical charter experience. Whether you are an experienced angler or a first time angler, this section is designed to help you get the most out of your Cabo San Lucas sport fishing trip.

When is the best time for Sportfishing in Cabo San Lucas?

Check the following table of species to fish for each month of the year:

Main species to fish during Sport Fishing in Cabo San Lucas according to the season

Can I take the fish back to the United States?

Yes, as long as it is well frozen and in an airtight container. The amount you can bring back will be subject to airline restrictions – check with your airline for complete baggage information and to see how much it will cost to bring it back with you. If you are traveling by cruise ship, contact the ship directly to find out if they allow fish on board (most do not, but it doesn’t hurt to ask).

Also be sure to check the FDA import alert list to make sure your fish is not on it; if it is, they will not allow you to bring it on. We pack it on ice, as if you were buying it from a supermarket, but we do not provide packaging and shipping services. Ask your hotel if they can use their freezer.

If you are bringing frozen fish, contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at (301) 436-1576 if you have any questions. If you are bringing in a stuffed and mounted fish, check with the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife (703) 358-2104 and your airline to make sure you are well informed of all cost, duty and limit regulations. You can also call the Mexican Department of Fisheries if you have any questions: they are in San Diego, California, at (619) 233-6956.

Do I need a Sport Fishing License in Cabo San Lucas?

Yes, fishing licenses can be purchased at the marina on the day of your trip for 195 pesos, which converted to U.S. dollars is approximately $20.00/day or $27.00/week.  The exchange rate charged at the marina may vary.  For official fishing regulations, click here.

How long does it take to get to the Cape Pilot Whales?

10 minutes to an hour – depends on where the fish are that day.  We can fish Santa Maria Bay, Chileno Bay, Punta Ballina, Playita, Punta Pamilla, Punta Gorda (Gordo Banks), and Cabo San Lucas Bay in the Sea of Cortez or Cabo Falso, Wash Rock, Punta San Cristaball, Posa de Cota, Playa Legues, Boca de las Matancitas, Migranos, and The Lighthouse in the Pacific.  It all depends on where the fish are when you are here.

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What Bait Fish will we use for Sport Fishing in Cabo San Lucas?

Sardines, anchovies, green jacks, sierra mackerel, mullet, mackerel, Pacific schooling mackerel, (Lisa), black skipjack, bonito, frigate mackerel.

Where to rent yachts for fishing in Los Cabos?

Remember that you can count on us, Nauticlux Fishing Charters, to help you in your search and rent a yacht for your participation in sport fishing tournaments and recreation. We will answer all your questions, contact us or write to our WhatsApp: (+52) 624 218 2300.

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