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CABO FISHING TIPS, TUTORIALS AND ARTICLES FOR FISHERMAN

You're thinking about doing some fishing in Los Cabos but you've never fished here before, or maybe you're new to the world of saltwater fishing altogether. No worries, between the crew members of those fishing charter companies that we work with and our instructional articles and videos, you're in good hands. The crews we recommend earned our praise in part for the job they do teaching novice fisherman how to fish here in Cabo San Lucas. Heck, they've even taught new tricks and tactics to seasoned anglers! If this is your first time in Cabo, then we'd suggest you start off reading a short article about avoiding charter fishing scams and ripoffs followed by a little primer on how to have a safe, injury free fishing charter. From there you can learn how to fish with circle hooks – a hook design that makes it easier to hook up that's also much better for the fish you intend to release – or learn a bit about fishing for dorado in the waters off of Cabo San Lucas.

Avoid getting ripped off on a Cabo Fishing Charter
CHARTER SAFELY AND SECURELY
As unfortunate as it is, there are some very unscrupulous people out there and that includes the charter fishing business in Cabo San Lucas. Some folks fall prey to "coyotes' that will pirate their money and leave them with no boat to fish on. Good news is, they're easy to spot and easier to avoid. Here's how to charter safely.

Dorado fishing in Cabo San Lucas
CABO DORADO FISHING TIPS
What may be the best eating fish you can catch in Los Cabos is also one of the most fun to catch. Acrobatic, brutally strong and often traveling in large, hungry schools, these sought after Cabo game fish can be finicky. But, armed with a couple pieces of fishing knowledge, you too can reap the benefits of a limit of dorado.

How to fish circle hooks for billfish
HOW TO FISH WITH CIRCLE HOOKS
Circle hooks... why use them? Well, here's two great reasons. A higher hook-up ratio and a significant increase in the survival rate of those fish you choose to release. Science has proven it and anglers that are willing to learn how to fish with circle hooks agree. So, how do you fish these hooks? We'll give you all you need to know.

Suggested fishing gear for Cabo San Lucas
DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN GEAR?
That's a question we get a lot. And, for most folks we'll tell you it's really not necessary at all. Most charter boats in Cabo have a good selection of gear that's kept in good repair. But for the die-hard fisherman bringing along your own gear has its advantages. But what should you bring? Here's our list of suggestions to make it worthwhile.
Minerva Saenz Valenzuela and Bob Smith of Minerva's Baja Tackle
A CABO SPORT FISHING LEGEND
Some might say that the fishing legend in Los Cabos are the fish themselves. Well, that may be true to some extent, but without true pioneers in Cabo fishing, we may never have known about this incredible fishing destination. Meet Minerva Saenz Valenzuela and her husband Bob Smith who started out in Cabo back in 1976!

Black Marlin fishing tips for Cabo San Lucas
BLACK MARLIN FISHING TECHNIQUES
Big, brutal fighters, the black marlin is the least encountered marlin you'll find in Los Cabos. They do things a bit differently than striped or blue marlin and have peculiar feeding habits when compared to those other two species. What makes them different is also what makes it necessary to change your fishing techniques.
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CABO FISHING VIDEOS - TUTORIALS, TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR CABO FISHING CHARTERS



LIVE BAIT RIGGING FOR TUNA, MARLIN, DORADO

Above you'll find a short video that shows you the basics of rigging for live baits like caballito's (green jacks). This is by far the most common live baiting rig used in Los Cabos and it's simply a great technique that works wonders.


KITE FISHING FOR TUNA IN CABO

Want to see the most amazing surface bite you're likely ever to see? Well then, we've got a suggestion. Go fly a kite! That's right, kite fishing brings out the brute in tuna with huge blow-ups right on top followed by a big fight. If Ben Franklin knew about this, he might not have wasted that kite in a lightning storm!




BRIDLE RIGGING SKIPJACK FOR MARLIN AND TUNA

Here's another great tutorial video we shot with Carlos Vazquez of Pochos Charters. In this one he'll show you how to bridle rig larger bait like skipjack and how to deploy them as free swimmers and on the downrigger for bigger, badder fish.


CABO WAHOO FISHING TACTICS

Wahoo are the speedsters of the sea and some tasty table fare. But, the trick is finding them and getting them to bite. One way to do that is to use the fish around you, in this case dorado, to locate the toothy wahoo. A quick change in position and tactics will often yield terrific results.