CABO SAN LUCAS SPORTFISHING FAQ's
Q: WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO FISH FOR...?
Q: CAN I TAKE THE FISH BACK WITH ME TO THE STATES?
Yes, as long as it's well-frozen and in a leak-proof
container. The amount you can bring back will be subject to the
airline restrictions - check with your airline for complete baggage
information to see how much it will cost you to bring it back with you.
If you are on a cruise ship, contact the ship directly to see if they
allow fish on board (most don't but it can't hurt to ask).
For more information about the customs rules regarding seafood imports
into the U.S., click
. Make sure also to check the FDA
Import Alerts List
to be sure your fish isn't on there - if it is,
you won't be allowed to bring it in. We pack it in ice for you
like you'd get at a supermarket, but we don't provide packing and
shipping services. Ask your hotel about using their freezer
If you're bringing frozen fish back with you, you'll
want to contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at
(301) 436-1576 if you have any additional questions. If you're
bringing a stuffed and mounted fish back with you, check with the U.S.
Department of Fish and Wildlife at (703) 358-2104 and your airline to
make sure you are fully informed of all regulations regarding, cost,
duties, and limits. You can also call the Mexico Department
of Fisheries with any questions - they are located in San Diego,
California at (619) 233-6956.
Q: DO I NEED A FISHING LICENSE?
Yes. Fishing licenses can be bought at the marina on the
day of your trip for 195 pesos, which converted to US Dollars is
approximately $20.00/day or $27.00/week. The exchange rate charged
at the marina may vary. For the official fishing regulations,
Q: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO THE FISHING GROUNDS IN CABO?
A: rom 10 minutes to an hour - depends on where the fish are that
day. We may fish at Santa Maria Bay, Chileno Bay, Punta Ballina,
Playita, Punta Pamilla, Punta Gorda (Gordo Banks), and Cabo San Lucas
Bay in the Sea of Cortez or Cabo Falso, Wash Rock, Punta San Cristaball,
Posa de Cota, Playa Legues, Boca de las Matancitas, Migranos, and The
Light House in the Pacific. It all depends on where the fish are
when you're here.
Q: WHAT BAITFISH WILL WE USE?
A: Sardinas, anchovy, green jack, sierra mackerel, mullet,
cabalito, schooling pacific mackerel, (Lisa), black skipjack, bonito,