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Area (sq km): 1,972,690
Population: 106,202,903
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Language: Spanish
Time Zone: -6 to -8 GMT
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Fishing in Cabo San Lucas on holidays to Baja

Fishing is a much loved activity from the north to the south of Baja California. The most famous sport fishing destination is Cabo San Lucas, and popular place to have a Baja vacation rental and for holidays to Baja. Sport fishing in Cabo San Lucas is so popular that some refer to Cabo as the sport fishing capital of the world!

Sport fishing in Cabo San Lucas
Sport fishing in Cabo San Lucas

Why is Cabo such an amazing fishing destination? Location! Cabo San Lucas is located at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. This is where the cooler, nutrient rich waters of the Pacific and the California current meet the warm, calm water of the Sea of Cortez. Not only a brilliant place for fishing, but also for holidays to Baja. Check out the search page for your ideal Baja vacation rental.

Where the waters meet, eddies form and within these eddies, thousands of baitfish exist. Shallow rises, mixing currents and underwater banks practically scream prime fishing! The fish-rich waters are easily reachable, only 40 miles off the coast.

The Marlin Capital of the World

Black, blue and striped marlin are the specialties of Cabo San Lucas. The marlin migration lasts from late winter all the way to mid-summer. Marlin fishing during this time isn’t just good, it’s bloody great!

It is not uncommon on a day out to see dozens of the great fish and often you’ll find that even the most novice angler can land a few marlins. The striped marlin is a prize indeed, but the prize is a blue marlin.

Schools of tuna call the waters off Cabo their home. The schools number in the hundreds and many individual tuna weight well into the hundreds of pounds. Yellow fin tuna is the most popular variety. Not only are tuna and marlin plentiful in the waters, but you can also catch wahoo, dorado, sailfish, billfish, pargo, grouper, cabrilla and roosterfish.

Once your Baja vacation rental is in place you'll begin booking your charter and you will have your work cut out for you. There are over 350 charter boats operating out of Cabo. The best way to weed them out is word of mouth. Searching online can be daunting as you are competing with high numbers of competitors. Find a forum where you can ask around and get a better idea of what is on offer to get the best deal for your fishing in Cabo San Lucas.

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