2013 Cabo Fishing Tournament Schedule

(Subject to change)

Remaining Tournaments 2013

  • Western Outdoor News Tuna Tournament in Cabo Nov 7-10



  • Off Shore Cabo Tournament Oct 17-19, 2014
  • Black & Blue Cabo Tournament Oct 21-25, 2014


Deep Sea Fishing


The waters surrounding Cabo San Lucas are known around the world for its excellent fishing. The sportfishing fleets that the Hotel Mar de Cortez recommends are known for their competitive rates, reliability, personal service and "on time" performance. Their English speaking crews are focused on anglers' complete satisfaction.

These are the questions we suggest you ask when hiring a fishing boat such as the San Lucas III pictured below or are talking to sportfishing charter companies. Do they have the latest Baitcasting & Trolling Tackle, reels such as the Penn 2 Speed International Reels, Custom Rods, Live Bait Well, Fighting Chairs for at least 2 Anglers, two outriggers, Electronic Fish Finder & Radio, GPS System, Ice Chests, Modern Head, are they fully insured, docked at the downtown marina, and do they encourage Catch & Release? Also, always question their experience and ask for references, plus an all-inclusive daily charter rate.

There are a number of sport fishing fleets in Cabo San Lucas that we recommend and you are welcome to give us a call in this regard. One popular fleet which has a number of boats of various sizes and sends many, many guests to the Mar de Cortez is the CABO MAGIC, http://www.cabomagic.com Another fleet that sends a number of their anglers each year to the Hotel Mar de Cortez is http://www.pochos.com These fleets can take care of all of your fishing needs.

Fishing is excellent all year round where you will fish either the Sea of Cortez or the Pacific Ocean. This past November, for example, the conditions were very calm on the Sea of Cortez side of the Peninsula. The water was stirred up and greenish close to shore, but further out it was clear and blue, with temperatures averaging right around 80 degrees.

The catches included Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Pargo, Rainbow Runner, Amberjack, Sailfish, Skipjack, Cabrilla, Bonita, Sierra, Roosterfish, and Blue, Black & Striped Marlin. The Yellowfin Tuna was the most common species targeted by the panga fleets, the areas from the Gordo Banks to Iman was where the most consistent action was found. The larger tuna were taken off the Inner Gordo Banks, with many anglers ending up with two to five tuna per panga in the 40 to 75 pound range.

Be sure to bring your own ice chests with you so that you can filet your catch dockside where the fish are weighed. There are plenty of willing hands to help you get the heavy chests to the Hotel Mar de Cortez where a walk-in refrigerator will keep it cool until you leave for the airport.