WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU GO FISHING IN LOS CABOSWe get loads of emails asking us questions about fishing in Cabo, so many that we kept a running list until we had a good idea of what people wanted or needed to know before they hop on a plane to visit. Most things you need to know are covered here, but if you can't find your answers here, feel free to drop us an email and we'll get back to you with the answers.
WHEN'S THE BEST TIME TO FISH IN CABO?Pretty much all year long is a good time. Sure, specific seasons offer the best chance for certain species, but all in all, there really isn't a bad time of year save for Winter in the East Cape as it get's very windy with fishable days often far and few in between. For more info on the fishing seasons, take a look at our fishing Cabo fishing reports, forecasts and seasonal chart.
DO I NEED A FISHING LICENSE IN BAJA?Yes, except for a couple of exceptions. If you're going out on a charter or aboard a private boat you and everyone on the boat will need a fishing license whether they will be fishing or not. The only exception to that rule is for children under the age of 14. The other exception to the fishing license rule applies to surf fishing – no license is required to fish anywhere from shore.
WHERE DO I GET MEXICAN FISHING LICENSES?
If you're working with a charter company, most will assist you in getting your fishing licenses. Applications for Mexican sportfishing licenses can be obtained at the Mexico Department of Fisheries office in San Diego. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm to answer any questions. The phone number is (619) 233-6956.
You can also use an online Mexican fishing license application system. Last, some tackle shops in the US can get you licenses as well. Check with your local tackle shop to see if they do.