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Best Fishing Charter in Cabo

Best Fishing Charter in Cabo

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We had wonderful day fishing with Blue Sky Cabo, the Best Fishing Charter in Cabo. The crew was fabulous and worked very hard to get the hookups and bring in the catches. The booking process was great with scheduling and flexible when needed. We have been coming to Cabo yearly for more than 20 years and Blue Sky Cabo is our only choice for fishing, absolutely the Best Fishing Charter in Cabo.

My family and I booked this trip after reading the Best Fishing Charter in Cabo reviews. I emailed Blue Sky Cabo and everything was taken care of. We had our first marlin in the boat within the first hour. They day turned out great, we caught 4 marlin and 3 dorado. This was our first trip out for marlin fishing and the crew had great experience and was very helpful in guiding us through our catches for the day. I definitely will be returning and look forward to going back out with Blue Sky Cabo again. Definitely The Best Fishing Charter in Cabo.

My wife and I have done a lot of fishing, from Alaska to the Bahamas but had never fished for billfish. We had a trip planned for Cabo and read all the positive reviews about Blue Sky Cabo so we booked a day. The office was extremely easy to work with and provided answers to all my questions throughout the booking/traveling process. I would HIGHLY recommend Blue Sky Cabo to anyone that wants to take the worry and guesswork out of choosing a reputable fishing charter in Cabo! Everything was taken care of down to the smallest details. All we had to do was show up and enjoy The Best Fishing Charter in Cabo. We had only been on the water for about an hour and a striped marlin came into the spread and took the bait! The line peeled off the reel as the crew got me settled into the fighting chair with the rod and the battle began. The crew worked smoothly and a while later we landed and released my 1st marlin! A few hours later my wife also got her first marlin, what a day!! We will certainly be recommending Blue Sky Cabo to all of our friends. Thanks again guys!! The Best Fishing Charter in Cabo.

I fish all over the US , Mexico, and Central America and you don’t often find a fish charter business that has all the details covered like Blue Sky Cabo. Great job! See you the next time we are down ! Another vote for The Best Fishing Charter in Cabo.

We had a wonderful day fishing with Blue Sky Cabo, The crew was fabulous and worked very hard to get the hookups and bring in the catches. The office is always great with scheduling and flexibility. We have been coming to Cabo yearly for more than 20 years and Blue Sky Cabo is our only choice for fishing! The Best Fishing Charter in Cabo.

If you want to go fishing and not get jerked around and have a good boat & a great captain and mate then hook up with Blue Sky Cabo and fish on their boats! We caught lots of TUNA / Mahi Mahi / Skip jacks and Bonita. The star of the show was Mr. Marlin which we caught several of. Thanks again Blue Sky Cabo for the EPIC trips. Thanks for picking up my fish after processing, for me to take back home. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Blue Sky Cabo. The Best Fishing Charter in Cabo.

I’ve fished with Blue Sky Cabo 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years. Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo and Marlins; always a great time and cooler (s) of fish. On this trip my son caught his first Marlin, my wife caught a 50 lb. tuna and my niece caught and released a 5 ft. Shark and lost a Marlin. A fabulous day. The Best Fishing Charter in Cabo.

Me and my compadres have always enjoyed bucket list experiences! For us, fishing with Blue Sky Cabo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico was an unforgettable experience!  “The Best Fishing Charter in Cabo.”

Written by,

Rick Castagner – Blue Sky Cabo Writer

Bottom FIshing in Los Cabos

Bottom Fishing in Los Cabos

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Some of the most surprising yet satisfying fishing, is bottom fishing in Los Cabos.

What is the difference between bottom fishing in Los Cabos and deep-sea fishing?

In case you are not familiar, bottom fishing in Los Cabos is usually done in the calmer, near shore waters compared to venturing far offshore for the deep-sea species.

The whole family can be involved, young and old when bottom fishing in Los Cabos. Typically, your Blue Sky Cabo captain will take you to the reefs or shallower water.

Ordinary hooks are not utilized in bottom fishing in Los Cabos you would use circle hooks which jam inside the jaw to avoid cutting the fish’s mouth.

Traditional bottom fishing in Los Cabos is done using cut bait on a multiple hook “chicken rig”, or a single large cut or live bait on a Carolina or fish finder rig. Simply drift, anchor, or power drift over some structure and try to fish as a straight up and down as much as possible.

It is also quite a skill to set the hook when a bite occurs. Knowing when to pull on the line to snag a fish comes from experience.  An over-aggressive tug can cause the lure to come straight out of the mouth of the fish.

There is an amazing art to bottom fishing in Los Cabos so make sure to use drifting or anchoring techniques on areas where fish are known to be lurking.

Dropping your line led by a heavy sinker, followed by the bait to the bottom of the sea while drifting will assure that you lure some beautiful award-winning fish onto your hook. There is a special talent to the bait when you are bottom fishing in Los Cabos.

Roosterfish are an especially sought out species that many visitors aim for. Bottom fishing in Los Cabos is also recommended for people who are more concerned about catching fish than how big or what species.  The main goal is to catch fish, any fish.

Bottom fishing in Los Cabos is one the easiest fishing type for you if you are a beginner to the world of fishing, however it can be quite challenging.  You won’t have the knowledge to sense a bite from a fish to start.  However, part of the fun is learning the skill and getting a feeling for the line.

The crystal clear gorgeous sea of Cortez and Pacific Ocean offers some of the most surprising and yet challenging bottom fishing in Los Cabos. The area boasts lovely reefs and clear blue seas which anyone can enjoy including those that want to make this a family activity.

While sport fishing and the large game fish are very popular in this area, others can enjoy the more hand on approach of bottom fishing in Los Cabos. The talent of bottom fishing in Los Cabos can be practiced catching many types of fish.

Grouper, roosterfish, and snapper are found by the reefs and can be easily sought out in a variety of these reefs in the Los Cabos area. The reefs offer an interesting perspective of other marine life that can be enjoyed while bottom fishing in Los Cabos. Grouper is best caught from March to May. Roosterfish is in abundance from April to July. Snapper is plentiful during April to September:

Families enjoy bonding during the experience of bottom fishing in Los Cabos as it is a more laid back approach to fishing. Many parents with their children can be found having a lovely moment sharing the experience of bottom fishing in Los Cabos.

There is nothing like sharing a peaceful moment in preparation for a day of fishing.  Taking the time to discuss strategy, checking the reels and rods, boarding a boat for a full day or half day.  The Blue Sky crew will stow your gear and give you hints, and maybe even share a secret or two on how to catch that prize fish while bottom fishing in Los Cabos!

And once your bounty is caught, you get to share that fish story with all who will listen.

What could be more special than bottom fishing in Los Cabos and you bring in a great catch? You can take your catch to many restaurants in Los Cabos and they will prepare it to order.

That bottom fishing in Los Cabos pays off as you to sit down to share a meal, as the sky changes to a pink and purple hued sunset and you enjoy not only the food, but relish the experience you had while bottom fishing in Los Cabos.

The best part?  You can always book another fishing trip with the Blue Sky Cabo crew to experience, not only bottom fishing in Los Cabos, but other types of fishing as well.

Written by, 

Vick Mote – Blue Sky Cabo Writer

Best Time to Fish in Los Cabos

Best Time to Fish in Los Cabos

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The month of October seems to be the best time to fish in Los Cabos for large sport fish and big purse tournaments. However, there has always been some debate to this, as many feel EVERY month is a good month and the best time to fish in Los Cabos.

As the heat of the summer starts to finally dissipate over the crystal blue waters,  the fish enjoy the reprieve and become more active in the warm waters.   The best time to fish in Los Cabos is when the water temperature becomes favorable for the specific fish sought by the ones out on the Blue Sky for the day or a half day of fishing.

The temperatures in the 80 to 90 degree range present a moderate climate, with the humidity dropping down to the 60% range.   The best time to fish in Los Cabos has also been picked up for the fishing tournaments.  Many of the big fishing tournaments happen during the month of October.

The Bisbee’s Black and Blue tournament is well known and happens during one of the best time to fish in Los Cabo, The tournament is one of the only multi-million dollar fishing tournaments in the World and is renowned for its large wins. This being the best time to fish in Los Cabos makes millionaires out of those who catch the largest blue or black marlins in the World.

The best time to fish in Los Cabos also boasts over 300 pound yellow fin tuna as well as a large amount of striped marlin and dorado. You can throw your line in and almost are assured a large catch in October, being one of the best times to fish in Los Cabos.

Fishing closer to shore is also the best time to fish in Los Cabos, as you can leisurely fish in shallower waters.  There you will find Wahoo, sail fish, Dorado and bottom fish in an almost endless supply and in large numbers.

The news has spread around the World as to when the best time is for fishing in Los Cabos.  1000’s of spectators come to cheer on their friends or favorite teams to be crowned with the largest fish on the scale. Everyone knows how important it is to have at least one great fishing story to tell in your lifetime.  It is one of the busiest times of the year for those that enjoy the sport of fishing and Cabo San Lucas does it up right.

To be fair in describing the best time to fish in Los Cabos is, realistically, ANY TIME, depending on what species of fish you seeking.

However, a true fisherman can also appreciate that the best time to fish in Cabo is typically Mid-September to Mid-November if you want to play with the big boys.

The Sea of Cortez connecting to the Pacific Ocean offers you the variety of locations to actually decide what you want to search out and catch.

While aboard one of the Blue Sky fleet, you can relax, sip some margaritas and take in the sights as the crew take the boat into waters that may result in a big catch. Imagine the crew preparing your catch into fresh Sashimi.

The best time to fish in Los Cabos is on a calm ocean and you may reel in fish for dinner or a trophy fish at any moment! The ocean is always pristine and allows for the bait balls to be very visible for the fish to see.  The best time to fish in Los Cabos also depends on a seasoned crew who knows the waters well.  The Blue Sky crew stays alert looking for action on the water, changes in birds in the skies, dolphins following the boat, etc.

The weather also plays a great role as to the best time to fish in Los Cabos as Baja is a location that is very light on rain.  Typically it rains no more than 9 inches per year and heavy rains will change the temperature of the water

The beautiful sights and the large fish that grace Los Cabos call to you year round.  The best time to fish in Los Cabos for sport fish seems to be the Fall but don’t discount the rest of the year for great fishing.

We at Blue Sky Cabo feel the best time to fish in Los Cabos is really anytime.

And remember, any bad day fishing is better than a great day at work, so they say.

Written by,

Vick Mote – Blue Sky Cabo Writer


April 20th ~Cabo San Lucas Tuna and Bonita Fishing Report

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Sometimes when there is a group of younger clients, they just want to catch fish.

They are not fussy… just want some fighting fish.

Captain  Eddy knows a spot a short distance into the pacific.

Tuna and Bonita are Coastal fish that will inhabit areas close to shore.

Live mackerel and trolling lines in place.

One hit after another, this group will remember this day for a long time.

FYI: Bonita are just as tasty as tuna when cut up and served fresh!






Santa Maria Snorkel Tour

Santa Maria Snorkel Tour

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What’s the best time to book your Santa Maria snorkel tour aboard one of Blue Sky’s yachts?

Some choose to leave for earlier in the day, in order to rest up and catch Cabo’s famous night life

Others choose to book their Santa Maria snorkel tour later in the day so they can spend part of the time in the water and the other half of the time aboard, enjoying the Sea of Cortez and the many sights.

A late afternoon Santa Maria snorkel tour could also include watching the spectacular sunsets as you are lulled by the motion of the waves.

Famed ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau called the waters around Cabo San Lucas, “the World’s aquarium.”

Your Santa Maria snorkel tour starts with an exciting ride on board one of the Blue Sky’s luxurious yachts.

You will cruise past famous Cabo San Lucas landmarks such as El Arco and the sea lion colony, hidden coves and beaches on your way to have the experience of your life with the ultimate Santa Maria snorkel tour. We’ll cruise along the Lands End peninsula and El Arco (The Arch),  past Lovers’ Beach and straight to the famous Cabo Arch where a colony of celebrity sea lions lives.  It’s not a complete Cabo snorkel tour if you don’t get a fabulous photo of you and your group in front of El Arco.

At Land’s End, pelicans love to roost on Pelican Rock and the seal lions will greet you with loud barks as they swim and play in the water.

In Cabo San Lucas, the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez here – “Lands End”.

Aquatic life in between oceans travel here to dine on the nutrient rich water so even as your Santa Maria snorkel tour hangs out close to the reefs,  we frequently encounter larger animals.

Humpback whales have even been known to swim up to the entrance of Marina in Cabo and follow the boats along their ocean cruises!   Whale season ends in April, but don’t worry you may see dolphins and skate breaking the ocean waves!

You will also find the usual tropical fish families such as: Angel fish, tangs, puffer fish, porcupine fish, trumpet fish, damsels, butterfly fish, wrasse and many, many more.

The Los Cabos area is home to an amazing variety of fish life.  The water is clear, and as well as lots of reef fish, you may spot sea cucumbers, sea urchins, sea stars, crabs, sting rays schooling mobula rays, turtles, sea lions and pelagic fishes.  There are usually lots of colorful tropical fish here too.

We will cruise past the Arch on our way North to Santa Maria Bay, drop anchor at this spectacular location where you’ll swim, snorkel and have time to relax as part of your Santa Maria snorkel tour.

Protected from ocean swells, the water is usually calm at Santa Maria Bay, great for beginners and experienced snorkelers.

During your Santa Maria snorkel tour, you can elect to have the tour include food and drinks to be served.  Our crew will take care of all your needs, from Tacos to Tequila.  And, we always have fresh water available to keep you hydrated!

Our yachts have plenty of seating aboard too, with luxurious, air-conditioned salon/lounges with ample seating, flushing head and a small area below to change clothes in.  Or ask the Captain if you can come up to join him and get the bird’s eye view as you motor along the coast line

Before hitting the water, your Santa Maria snorkel tour includes an instructional briefing concerning basic boat safety, in and out of the water.

When you embarking on your Santa Maria snorkel tour and cruise, typically flippers, masks, snorkels and life jackets will be provided.  You may be required to wear a life jacket at all times, even if you’re an experienced swimmer.

Be sure to bring a waterproof camera, sunglasses,  swimwear, non-slip shoes, towels and sunscreen.  We suggest water proof sunscreen like BullFrog,  that stays on all day, in and out of the water.

Your Santa Maria snorkel tour should be a stress free experience and life jackets can give you peace of mind, especially for people who are not strong swimmers or for first-time snorkelers.

Once you are in the water, relax and float.  Get used to your snorkel gear.  Put on your mask and practice breathing through the tube.  Sometimes it’s hard to remember to breathe through your mouth.  Then stick your mask underwater and enjoy the view while you practice breathing with your mask underwater.

In 10 minutes or less, you should be comfortable enough with your gear to take a slow float around the boat.  And soon you will be ready to explore every nook and cranny possible!

During your Santa Maria snorkel tour, it’s not unusual to find clouds of other candy-colored fish are plentiful at this lovely scallop-shaped bay.

Santa Maria Bay has one cove, pebbly sand, and also an amazing snorkeling spot to southwest.

Have the crew toss you a beer as you lounge in the sunshine afloat a Lily Pad, a large floating raft that can accommodate you and several of your friends.  Or swim ashore for photos on the beach with your group.  Our crew will gladly snap photos of you and your group.

Join us for the best, Santa Maria snorkel tour available with Blue Sky crew.

Written by,

Vick Mote – Blue Sky Cabo Writer

Marlin Fishing in Los Cabos

Marlin Fishing in Los Cabos

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Marlin Fishing in Los Cabos, BCS, Mexico

Fishing the azure waters of the Sea of Cortez to Land’s End where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea, is an unbeatable combination.

Cabo San Lucas is the unofficial “Marlin Capital of the World” and has gained an international reputation, as this is the haven for the World’s most sought after big game fish. Imagine landing a 1200 pound Monster Marlin!  It’s a year ‘round sport with the fish active most of the year.

Setting the stage, you are sleepy awake at 6 am as you head to the docks to board one of the many boats making up the Blue Sky fleet.  Your coffee in hand, you, your shipmates, captain and crew, head over for bait and licenses.  As you wait, the water laps at the boat impatiently, calling you out to sea.

Striped Marlin can be found in the slightly colder months, with Blue and Black Marlin appearing as the waters get warmer.

Deep water ahead, a few miles from the shore where multiple seamounts and banks are accessible for a full day of fishing.  Your captain knows the prime the banks and ledges where the fish lurk below.

Well known “hot spots” are the Golden Gate Bank 15 miles North of the Marina, South of the Lighthouse 2-15 miles out, the Gordo Banks, 22 miles northeast of Cabo San Lucas on the Sea of Cortez side, and the famous Finger Bank, a Bill fishing paradise that is located 50 miles offshore.

Marlin Fishing in Los Cabos

Trolling is by far the most popular type of fishing in Cabo San Lucas, with most charter boats using a combination of live bait, artificial lures, and teasers.  Live bait is caught daily and typically a larger fish, such as mackerel may be used.|

The majority of your catches are made using artificial high speed trolling lures or other tackle. Live bait is used primarily when the crew spots fish on the surface or when there are large schools of fish and multiple hook ups are in order. This happens primarily during strong Marlin or Dorado bites.

Licensing in order, the boat rolls out of the Marina heading toward the fishing grounds. You might catch a glimpse of “Poncho”, our world-famous sea lion(s) who trolls the Marina for treats, scraps and even steals a few fish unexpectedly.  If he’s not there as you leave, you can bet he will be there to greet you as you return with your bounty at the end of the day.

As the sun starts to rise with spectacular colors, you move past the 2 mile protected area, heading towards deep blue.  Its not unusual to travel at least an hour from shore before the lines are cast out.  The captain and crew will be checking fish finders, listening to the radio for reports from other boats, setting GPS coordinates and looking for active fish, dolphins and birds that indicate the presence of schools of fish below.

Trolling is the main way to catch Marlin, that is simply the boat pulling lines behind it with lures, live bait or teasers to attract fish.  You may have multiple lines in the water at one time.  As the crew scans the water for action, it’s a great time to check your pack, slather on some suntan lotion and take out the Polaroid sunglasses.  The coffee’s long gone and most people hit their coolers for a cold libation about now.

The lines scream from the drag on the reel when a fish is hooked. The crew will grab the pole and set the hook on the fish and hand you the pole. OMG!  You have Marlin !

It may not be a 1200 pounder, but the fight it’s going to put up may take hours before it’s in the boat.  You take a seat in the fighting chair, you reel and pull and reel and pull – one on one with the fish.  It rears up out of the water and you take in the beauty and magnificence of Mother Nature at her best.

You yell for joy, you yell for the thrill, you yell for the hell of it as the Marlin dances at the end of your hook, mesmerizing everyone with the sheer beauty and power of it.

At this point, landing it into the boat may become a community effort as the crew assists, your friends cheer you on, your arms and legs start to burn, but you stay the course. Landing a fish of this size is not easy. Enjoy the fight. Don’t lose the fish.

As you and the fish tire, the crew will pull it to the side of the boat, on short line.  It’s not easy to drag a fish weighing several hundred pounds into the boat, but eventually, it makes it way up and over.

As the crew measures it up, you and your friends whoop, holler and take photos.  Plenty of back slapping, beer toasting and congrats are going on.  Someone just Facebooked a photo to the Internet.  Your catch is now “official”.

Catch-and-release is encouraged in Cabo San Lucas, and there is no limit to the amount of fish you may release back into the ocean.

You can release a fish and have a replica made, the crew will measure the fish, take photos and inform the taxidermy company to meet the boat upon arrival.

There are taxidermy shops in Cabo and the crew will also help before you get back, if you let them know that you are interested in mounting.  A side note, mounting is not cheap and mounting big fish can cost thousands of dollars.

You can also keep the fish. Griselda’s Smokehouse is popular for processing.

Prices vary depending on size and amount of fish from $3.00 us dlls per fish for simple filleting.  Or around $2.50 us dlls per pound for filleting, vacuum sealing, freezing and storing your catch. The fleet managers or crew at the docks will be able to help you get your fish processed.  While that’s being done, stop over to one of the local watering holes on the Marina for B&B (Bragging & Boozing)

Deep-sea fishermen may bring back only one Marlin and two Dorado, sailfish, tarpon, and halibut per boat.  Overall, fishermen may bring back only ten fish total, and only five of a single species, per boat.  Before you head in, the crew will have run their fish flags up the line, a way of bragging about your catches of the day.

And of course, Poncho will be waiting for that unused bait as his toll for your re-entry into the Marina, as he swims right up onto the transom of your boat, mouth open and waiting.

If your Marlin was a “keeper”, there will be more cheers from the marina crowd as your Marlin is hoisted up on the scales for more photos and bragging rights.

Whether you catch and release or catch and keep, there is no greater thrill than hooking the mysterious, magnificent Marlin.

Written by,

Vick Mote – Blue Sky Cabo Writer

Deep Sea Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

Deep Sea Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

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Perfect Fish Story, as told in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

It’s 6:30 am, dark, kinda cold as our party of six, hops in the car to head down to the Marina.  Here we are, on our way to my first adventure in Deep Sea Fishing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  Actually, only one of us has ever been.  The rest of us are “newbies” so to speak.

We arrive at the dock to board one of the boats in the Blue Sky Fleet.  Hoodies up, groggy, in need of hot coffee, we scan the Marina and find a local woman selling burros Great hand-warmers until they are eaten.  But I still need that coffee.

Our captain and crew meets us at the gate, and we’re outfitted for “bear” as the expression goes – fish in this case –  meaning we have cold beer, tequila and sandwiches for later.  A stop to get the licenses and we are on our way.  We all nap a bit as we head out to sea, as the boat rocks us slowly into the motion of the ocean.

Our group consists of me, my son, my niece and her husband, my nephew and my husband.  We’re the mid-30’s to 60’s crowd.  We pass the famous Arch and the boat speeds up once we pass the 2 mile protected, no fishing area.

The brisk, fresh air and rising sun jolts us fully awake and we start taking notice of our surroundings.  The Captain is heading out to the Pacific side.  Open ocean ahead as the sky streaks vibrant blues and reds against the horizon.  We hear the chatter on the radios as Captains exchange information of the day, all seeking that one big fish or the fish ball that harbors schools of fish, meaning there’s tuna and other fishes below.

About an hour or so out, the crew start setting the trolling lines.  We have 6 running at one time.  Our family is a little more animated now, getting into the process of deep sea fishing.  We chat with the crew, they embellish on the “fish ball” explanation, tell us to look for birds or dolphins.  My niece hurls some “chum” over the side, needing to get her sea legs on.  We laugh.  She goes below and says “wake me up with the fish come”.  We will certainly do that, we promise.

The boat ventures farther out.  It has turned into an amazing, sunny, warm morning.  We lose the hoodies and enjoy the sunshine.  We keep trolling, sometimes at low speed, sometimes at a good clip.  The crew changes up the lures, keeping steady watch on the water.

It’s been about 2 ½ hours now.  No bites.  We crack open another beer, dig into “lunch” and BS about who is going to catch the biggest fish and what kind it will be.  I’m hoping for Dorado.

The crew is fun, knowledgeable. I make them suffer through my Spanlish.  They say, “we know English” as if to coach me back into an English-only conversation.

We are having a great time.  Relaxing, in search of fish, enjoying the company of ourselves and others.

Suddenly, the radio squawks.   There is all kinds of chatter between our Captain and others, as the boat turns broadly to the East and we head out, deeper to sea.

15 minutes later the crew and Captain are hollering, “ Look, look, dolphins”!  My niece charges up from below.  The dolphins are now swimming side by side with our boat.  We see other boats in the distance, heading the same way.

Suddenly I see the most amazing thing I have ever seen before in my life, dolphins jumping straight up and out of the water, to heights unthinkable.

The crew yells out, “Fish Ball” as they change up the lures for Tuna.  The ball is a school of tuna being herded by the dolphins as the dolphins swim through the ball, mouths intent on snagging a tuna on the way up.

We see two, three, five dolphins at a time being airborne in a delicate ballet, holding their tuna prize for all to see.

One line goes off !  The pole is handed to Christopher, my son.  He takes the chair as everyone chants, “Reel” “Pull” and the line strains.  He digs in and it takes about 5 minutes for him to land a “football” tuna, approximately 18-20 pounds.  A second line hits and then a third.  One nephew takes the chair as my other nephew straps on the harness so to stand up and bring in the next one.  Then a fourth hits !  We have 3 active lines at one time!  Hubby takes the 3rd line, also standing with a harness on.

Those of us, without lines, cheer on the others, “Pull” “Reel” and one by one the “footballs” are tossed into the boat.

The crew gets ready for the next bites.  My niece, now fully awake, feeling better and very excited takes the chair as a tuna hits a line.  She fights hard for 10 minutes and in comes the 5th flops onto the floor.

Another line hits and the guys take turns standing, reeling, pulling and now we have a 6th and a 7th!    The 8th tuna bites and I take the chair.  Being short, I can’t get the leverage I need while sitting on the chair, but I reel and pull and reel and pull with all my strength.  It seems like an hour but it was only minutes before mine pops over the edge.

The dolphins are jumping and swimming, the tuna are biting, we still have three lines still going at one time and the crazy fun never stops.  The crew is yelling directions to us, encouragement to us, slightly dazed I can hear the Captain radioing the other boats.  Four other boats have now joined us.  We are in tuna fishing Heaven.

And then, it ends as quickly as it began.  First Mate tells us we have reached our maximum limit.  There we are with thirteen, football-size tuna.

Exhausted, happy, congratulating each other.  Memorializing ourselves via cell phone photos.  Smiling crew members standing next to each of us with a bloody tuna in hand for the perfect photo op.   The dolphins chattering good-bye as the boat turns to make our way back.   We toast each other with a cold beer.

Second mate asks if we’d like sashimi.  He makes it on the spot and we savor our delicious raw catch.  We are high speed toward the Marina.  The Captain radios in that we have fish to be cleaned.

The Marina looks closer than it is and in about an hour we reach the docks.  Our fish flags are up, boasting to other boats and those on the Marina as to our successful catch.  The ever famous sea lion, Poncho, makes his appearance and begs for our remaining live bait.  We oblige.

We leave three fish with the boat.  A thank you meal to the Captain and his crew and tip them well for a great day.

Someone magically shows up with a wheel barrow and loads up the tuna. We’re told it will take about an hour or so for processing.

We find our favorite watering hole on the Marina.  Relate our day to the bartender, who has probably heard all the fish stories she cares to hear in her lifetime.  We buy shots, we drink shots, we buy a round for the house, feeling generous as the Sea has been generous and has shared its bounty with us.

Fish in hand, we total approximately 35 pounds of cleaned, processed tuna.  Time to wander home with great fish stories to tell to all who will listen

A day very well spent with the Captain and Crew of the Blue Sky fleet.

Written by,

Vick Mote – Blue Sky Cabo Writer

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Charters

Cabo San Lucas Fishing Charters

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What to Know about Cabo Fishing Charters

Not all Cabo fishing charters are the same.  When comparing Cabo fishing charters, you need to be aware that some fishing charters offer full service, including bait, licenses and even the possibility of food and drinks.

However most Cabo fishing charters offered are “bare bones”.  This means that your average Cabo fishing charters will include: Captain, crew, boat and gas.

Your Cabo fishing charters typically do not include the costs of bait, your fishing license for Cabo, and you will need to bring your own food and beverages.

The Blue Sky Cabo fleet offers both options on their Cabo fishing charters.

When booking your Cabo fishing charters, you need to ask what is included.  Price comparison alone, is not the way to decide which Cabo fishing charters are the best ones.

An all-inclusive boat should be chartered at least several days in advance in order to ensure that the chartering company has time to obtain your information for licenses and has given you the food and drink options available on their charter.

All-inclusive Cabo fishing charters are typically booked for a full day of fishing, since you want to enjoy the day being catered to your every need, right down to someone serving you a cold beer.

”Bare-Bones” Cabo fishing charters will assist you the day of your charter to obtain your license and they have the connections to the live bait vendor and will make a stop for bait.

Typically you can find food to take on the boat right at the Marina in early morning.  Be it home-made burritos, sold by locals or a sandwich purchased at one of the many restaurants on the Marina.  You can also purchase beer, soft drinks and ice.  So, don’t forget to bring your own cooler for your food and drinks.

Most “Bare-Bones” Cabo fishing charters offer full or half-day fishing charters.  Make sure you discuss with your group, which option is best for you.  Although the cost of the half-day is less, consider that most Cabo fishing charters troll when deep sea fishing.  It can take several hours to find the perfect spot where the fish are biting.

There are also booking companies that have many boats and fleets on their list of Cabo fishing charters.  This way of finding a charter may give you access to view many boats available.  However, be aware that those Cabo fishing charters may be available directly from the Fleet Company at a better price than buying from a third party that does not have direct knowledge of the Cabo fishing charters operations.

Trolling is by far the most popular type of fishing in Cabo San Lucas, with most Cabo fishing charters use a combination of live bait, artificial lures, and teasers.  Trolling typically is used for tuna, marlin, dorado and other types of sports fish.

Bottom fishing is also an option when targeting Snappers and Groupers.  Bottom fishing refers to the most common way of fishing techniques, used to catch fish that are found near the sea floor. This technique requires the utmost drifting and anchoring tactics. Large predatory fish like the Grouper, Halibut and the Red snapper are found near the reefs, buoys and wrecks. And the best way to reel in one of them is using the bottom fishing method.

Bottom fishing can be done from a boat using either hand lines or rods. The main aim of this technique is to take the bait to the bottom of the sea and present it in a tempting way to the fish and to lure them into the hook, very much the same as fresh water fishing.

The Red Snapper is a very popular fish among the bottom fishing anglers for its fierce ways. Red Snappers fight hard so catching this fish is taken up as a challenge by many sport fishermen.

A lot of time Deep Sea fishing: Marlin, Tuna and Dorado are caught off shore – sometimes 15 miles or more out to Sea.

Bottom fishing is typically done close to shore… Fishing for Snapper, Pargo, Trigger fish, Grouper, Flounder, etc does not typically involve trolling.  Instead, you stay in one area and fish off the bottom.

Your Cabo fishing charters Captain and crew will know what fish are running when you book your charter.  You should discuss with your group as to what kind of experience you want.  Deep Sea fishing vs Bottom fishing.   You may want to split a full day of your Cabo fishing charters between both styles.

Remember, both methods take time and patience as you are in search of the fish, they are not in search of you!

Written by,

Vick Mote – Blue Sky Cabo Writer

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The two areas are Pelican Rock and Mango Deck – all charters include a visit to the ARCH.
This is a bare boat package – clients are invited to bring their own food and beverage – complimentary photography is offered.
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3 Hours – Float

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Bare Boat – Client to supply own food and beverage
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3 Hours – Float

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3 Hours – Float

$ 650


4 Hours – Float

$ 750


5 Hours – Float

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Bare Boat – Client to supply own food and beverage
Float Charter Only
Arch – Pelican Rock – Mango Deck Area
Pricing excludes 16 Percent Tax plus suggested gratuity

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3 Hours – Float

$ 800


4 Hours – Float

$ 900


5 Hours – Float

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Bare Boat – Client to supply own food and beverage
Float Charter Only
Arch – Pelican Rock – Mango Deck Area
Pricing excludes 16 Percent Tax plus suggested gratuity

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