Mexico Sportfishing Vacations

132The Sea of Cortez, one of the world’s most rich and diverse marine environments, is one of the few locales that yield marlin year-round. Besides being a prime spring spawning area for striped marlin up to 200 pounds, Baja’s East Cape is a favored location to achieve billfishing’s Grand Slam–adding blue and black marlin (200-1000 pounds) and Pacific sailfish (80-150 pounds) to the mix.

Catch-and-release is strongly encouraged for all billfish. These apex predators comprise the pinnacle of a fragile marine eco-system. Conversely, plentiful species like tuna and dorado (mahi-mahi) reproduce in the millions and make excellent table fare. These pelagic (open ocean) species roam the 1500-7500-foot depths close to shore here. Numerous inshore species add to the incredible variety of marine life in the Sea of Cortez.

The resorts provide fillet and freezer services, and a smokehouse is available. Your fishing manager will coordinate your charter, arrange lunches and beverages, assist you at dockside, and process your catch.

Our fleet–the East Cape’s largest and newest–comes fully equipped with all rods, reels, and tackle, and our professional captains enjoy teaching novice saltwater anglers. Angling presentations include live bait (available daily from bait skiffs), trolled lures, and fly-casting.

Fishing at Baja’s East Cape Resorts is world-renowned as one of the best values in saltwater sportfishing today.

Sea of Cortez Fishing Reports

Fishing Report Archives

East Cape Fishing Report! May 2017

For this time of year, the past few months have been out-of-character for fishing on the East Cape. After a mild winter and above-average sea surface temperatures for the winter months, optimism was high when striped marlin appeared in abundance in February. The early signs of inconsistency in the bite,
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East Cape Fishing Report! March 2017

After a winter(off-season) hiatus, East Cape Fishing Reports return! We had an optimistic start to the “late winter bite”, with sporadic schools of striped marlin appearing in our fishing grounds in February. Typically, their arrival is dictated by sea surface temperatures; striped marlin enjoy temps in the mid-70’s. A generally
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East Cape Fishing Report! Nov 2016

HOLY COW, CAN YOU SAY “TUNA”??!?? The past few weeks have been excellent for fishing here on the East Cape, and leading the way has been a resurgence in the numbers of huge yellowfin tuna swimming in our fishing grounds. We started off by cracking the elusive 100# barrier, and
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East Cape Fishing Report! Oct 2016

Along with hot late summer weather comes hot fishing, and the multi-species bonanza continues here on the East Cape. Leading the way are yellowfin tuna and wahoo, with excellent numbers of both species keeping guests at our Hotels smiling, and sending them home with full coolers. While the tuna haven’t
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Terrafin Sea Surface Temps

What is the water temp in Cabo San Lucas & the Sea of Cortez?

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