Fishing in Mexico
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Anglers from around the world dream of fishing in Mexico. Flanked by the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, and blessed with 6,000 miles of coastline, Mexico is home to over 500 different species of fish, from bass and red snapper to big game fish like Swordfish and Striped Marlin.

It’s the unique proximity to two very different bodies of water that makes Mexico a sport fishing mecca. On the Pacific side, big, beautiful game fish like Pacific Sailfish, Swordfish, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Tuna, Wahoo, and a variety of Marlin are available year-round. On the Gulf of Mexico the Yucatán peninsula provides spectacular access to Atlantic varieties of Sailfish, Swordfish and Marlin, and many protected bays for inshore fly fishing that draw world-class fishing enthusiasts and novices alike.

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Fishing Charter 3 Hermanos
3 Hermanos
4 32,81 ft

Cozumel, Mexico (MX)

From $ 375,00
Fishing Charter Panga 23
Panga 23
2 29,53 ft

Cozumel, Mexico (MX)

From $ 275,00
Fishing Charter Etec
Etec
4 22,97 ft

Cancun, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $ 350,00
Fishing Charter Yamaha
Yamaha
2 16,40 ft

Cancun, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $ 275,00
Fishing Charter Miramar
Miramar
12 36,09 ft

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (MX)

From $ 475,00
Fishing Charter Mamusa
Mamusa
12 39,37 ft

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (MX)

From $ 400,00
Fishing Charter Miramar III
Miramar III
12 39,37 ft

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (MX)

From $ 475,00
Fishing Charter Cabo Flybridge 35
Cabo Flybridge 35
8 32,81 ft

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (MX)

From $ 1.214,00
Fishing Charter Blue Warter
Blue Warter
15 72,18 ft

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (MX)

From $ 3.398,00
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Fishing inMexico

The Pacific Coast of Mexico is home to world-famous fishing destinations such as Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, and Puerto Vallarta. The Baja California peninsula alone offers a tremendous variety of fishing opportunities— the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) is a breeding and spawning ground for Mahi Mahi (Dorado) and other pelagic fish species. The areas along the inner shoreline offer rock-oriented fishing, whereas the tip of the peninsula at Cabo San Lucas is a jumping off point for deep sea fishing. Baja California Sur has such a variety of fishing opportunities that you can spend an entire lifetime just getting to know all the bays, lagoons, and islands on both coasts of this long, narrow peninsula.

Along the east coast of Mexico there is no shortage of fishing on the Yucatán Peninsula either. No matter where you visit on the Riviera Maya— Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Cancun, and Cozumel – the catch is always good. Anywhere along the east coast the fish are certain to be biting, unless cold thermal currents have driven them south to warmer water.

Mexico is a huge country and also has hundreds of lagoons and bays for the inshore fisherman. Fly fishing is very popular, and experienced guides can help you catch the trophy fish of your dreams, and there is an abundance of luxury fishing lodges on every coast. If you plan on fishing on your own with a hired guide, then we recommend bringing your own fly fishing gear, as it may be difficult to find what you need or are accustomed to using. However, if you are planning on staying at a fishing resort, then chances are you won’t need to bring much gear, but definitely check with the resort before boarding your flight!

Top sport fishing species in Mexico

FISHING SEASON IN Mexico

Each coast has a different variety of fish and different fishing seasons, which means that the fishing is always hot in Mexico!

Baja California & West Coast

January:  Sierra, Yellowtail (Amberjack), Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Pargo

February:  Striped Marlin, Dorado, Sierra, Pargo, Yellowtail

March:  Striped Marlin, Dorado, Roosterfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Sierra, Pargo, Yellowtail

April:  Striped Marlin, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Sierra, Pargo, Yellowtail

May:  Striped Marlin, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Pargo, Yellowtail

June:  Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Yellowtail

July:  Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Sailfish

August:  Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish

September:  Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish

October: Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Sierra

November: Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Sierra

December:  Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Sierra, Yellowtail

 

Yucatán Peninsula and Riviera Maya:

January: Yellowtail (Amberjack), Grouper, King Mackerel, Snook, Tarpon, Tuna, Wahoo, Snapper

February: Tuna, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Yellowtail, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Snook, Jack Crevalle

March: Tuna, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Yellowtail, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Snook, Jack Crevalle

April: Marlin, Permit, Snook, Tarpon, Wahoo, Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Great Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Jack Crevalle

May: Blue & White Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Dorado, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Jack Crevalle

June: Marlin, Sailfish, Permit, Snook, Tarpon, Trout, Wahoo, Dorado, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Jack Crevalle.

July: White & Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Dorado, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Jack Crevalle.

August: Sailfish, Tuna, Mackerel, Wahoo, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Jack Crevalle.

September: Sailfish, Tuna, Yellowtail, Wahoo, Barracuda, King Mackerel, Grouper, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Jack Crevalle.

October:  Tuna, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Yellowtail, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle

November: Snook, Grouper, Snapper, Barracuda, Yellowtail, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Tuna

OUR USERS IN Mexico

TOURISM & OTHER ACTIVITIES

Nauture & Ecotourism

Discover Mexico's jungles, oceans, deserts, mangroves and forests. The diversity of climates, ecosystems, animal and plant life of this country is enormous!

Archaelogical Areas

Mexico preserves the architecture and the old testimony of great cultures. Travel back in time and explore the magic of the impressive pyramids and temples of the archaeological zones throughout the country.

Adventure & Sport

If you don't like the beaches - besides fishing - you can go climbing, diving, surfing, rafting, whale watching ...

Gastronomy

Enjoy the gastronomic delights of Mexico, enjoy the flavors and aromas characteristic of each region.

LEGISLATION / REGULATIONS

If you are fishing from the shore, you will not need a fishing license. However, Mexico has strict fishing regulations for fishing from boats. Essentially, every person aboard a boat that has fishing equipment on board is required to have a license.

According to CONAPESCA, Mexico’s National Aquaculture and Fishing Commission, “Sport fishermen in marine waters will be able to use as many rods and reels as they wish. In inland waters only one rod can be used by fishermen at a time. In both cases, established bag limits should be strictly observed.

A fishing license allows anglers to capture fin fish only. It does not allow the capture of any crustaceans or mollusks, with the exception of squid, and their capture by anyone is strictly prohibited.

To capture bottom fish, up to four hooks on a vertical line may be used.

The use of electric reels is restricted to disabled fishermen only, after written authorization for the Ministry before use.”

You can purchase a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly fishing license. Fishing licenses are available for purchase by mail through the CONAPESCA’s office in San Diego, California.

You can find more information on their website, www.sportfishinginmexico.com

If you plan on using a fishing charter, most charter boats include fishing licenses in the cost of the charter, but to be sure it is best to ask when booking your trip.

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