Charter Boat Gets Unexpected Guest
At the tip of the Baja, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific for the first time, rests one of the most pristine recreational fishing reserves in the Pacific. And Cabo San Lucas is where tourists from across North America and even the international community come to take part in the experience of a lifetime. And that’s just what happened to the guests of the charter boat.
Across the gilded waves, chartered fishing vessels roam across a stretch of 100 km deep sea waters that give an unparalleled opportunity to interact with Marlins, Sea Lions, Yellowfin and an assortment of Tuna. Did we say Sea Lions? Yes, as you’ve surely noticed, the Sea Lions roaming through these waters love to trail behind the chartered fishing boats leaving from Cabo San Lucas. Friendly and comical, they’ll gladly trawl behind trying to make friends with fishermen looking to toss them a few fish.
Not Your Typical Fishing Trip
Recreational sport fishermen have come to admire this southern tip of the Baja peninsula for a number of reasons. Hosting the classic tastes of Mexican seafood and accommodations alongside plenty of good beer and company – Cabo San Lucas has become one of the premier places to take some down time and catch some of the most prized fish in the world. (more…)
There’s a wide variety of chartered fishing vessels to choose from. Many American and Canadian expats have fallen in love with this stretch of territory and have established a
There’s a wide variety of chartered fishing vessels to choose from. Many American and Canadian expats have fallen in love with this stretch of territory and have established a reputable fleet of small to medium sized ships. While prices may vary, the experience is usually altogether fantastic as the captains have an intimate understanding of where various species of fish congregate. Whether you’re an experienced or a novice fisherman looking to catch a Marlin or a Sailfish, there are a number of options to not just catch them but also learn about the unique ecology of this region. There’s a big emphasis on fun, learning, and most of all hooking big fish.
Weather is a Factor
Do your research in advance before booking a trip down here. Some of the best fishing of the season can be had between the months of September and November but traveler be warned – this is also notoriously storm season. Typhoons and brooding sea squalls have been known to whip along the Pacific coastline with little warning.
If you’re considering taking advantage of this terrific opportunity, talk to a few chartered vessels in advance to get their opinions on the best time to come. A consensus from the captains will give you the best idea of what you can anticipate in terms of recreational fishing opportunities. Recently, several storms such as Odile have passed through grounding out several of the craft. Because of good meteorological forecasting, most professionally chartered vessels are informed of these situations well in advance. Tropical storms still have the ability to push up craft onto shore or otherwise limit chartered vessels from being used.
That’s no reason to fear, though. Chartered boats like the ones seen here – RedRum Sport Fishing out of Cabo San Lucas – passed through the storm with few difficulties and even managed to have one of their guests reel in 2nd place on a recent Tuna tournament. And even with those minor setbacks, the craft were back in the water only days later.
Chartered fishing companies like RedRum offer both group tours and even private rentals – with one of their captains at the helm of course. This gives you a number of options. Whether it’s a family outing or a romantic getaway, Cabo San Lucas remains one of the top spots to visit for chartered sport fishing expeditions. Check this out to see if you think fishing (or just feeding sea lions) in Cabo San Lucas is for you.