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Wahoo

SEASON: June-December

The Wahoo is found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas and is a prized sports fish of the Cabo San Lucas area. It is best known to sports fishermen, as its speed and high-quality flesh make it a prize game fish. In Hawaii, the wahoo is known as ono, a term used to describe something good, or delicious. 

Wahoo is a beautiful looking fish that reaches a good size, often available not too far from land, a very good fighter on light to medium tackle - being famed in sports fishing circles for the speed and strength of its first run - as well as an excellent table fish. The aggressive habits and razor-sharp teeth of the wahoo can however be of considerable annoyance when targeting larger gamefish, as when tuna or Marlin fishing.

 

Marlin

SEASON: January-November

Marlin, Istiophoridae, is a “billfish”. Marlin, also known as Blue-spotted tuna, has an elongated body, a spear-like snout or bill, and a long rigid dorsal fin, which extends forward to form a crest. Its common name is thought to derive from its resemblance to a sailor’s marlinspike. Even more so than their close relatives the scombrids, marlin are incredibly fast swimmers, reaching speeds of about 110 kilometres per hour (68 mph).

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Sierra (Spanish Mackerel)

SEASON: November-March

Spanish Mackerel, also known as Pacific Sierra in the Los Cabos area, (Scomberomorus sierra) are a highly valued fish throughout their range.  Recreational anglers catch Spanish Mackerel from boats while trolling or drifting and from boats, piers, jetties, and beaches by casting spoons and jigs and live-bait fishing.  Sierra are a great day fishing trip with ultra light tackle and the right captain.

 

Sailfish

SEASON: January-March

Sailfish are two species of fishes in the genus Istiophorus, living in warmer sections of all the oceans of the world. They are blue to grey in color and have a characteristic erectile dorsal fin known as a sail, which often stretches the entire length of the back. Another notable characteristic is the elongated bill, resembling that of the swordfish and other marlins. They are therefore described as billfish in sport fishing circles.

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Roosterfish

SEASON: April-July

The roosterfish, is a game fish common in the marine waters surrounding Mexico,Costa Rica, and Panama, and in the eastern Pacific, from California to Peru.  It is distinguished by its "rooster comb", seven very long spines of the Dorsal fin.

Rooster fish can reach 4 feet in length and over one hundred pounds. The weight of the average fish hooked is about 20 pounds. The fish is popular as a game fish, but like most fish in the jack family (besides the amberjack and California Yellowtail) it is not considered a good eating fish.  The rooster Fish is explosive when hooked and stands out as one of the top game fish for just the shear joy of catching one on light tackle.  There are few fishing experiences that match that of fighting a large rooster fish on ultra light gear.


 

Pargo (Red Snapper)

SEASON: March-August

The red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, is a reef fish found in the Gulf of Mexico and the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States. The original name in Latin American Spanish is Huachinango or Pargo.

The red snapper commonly inhabits waters from 30 to 200 ft (10 to 60 m), but can be caught as deep as 300 ft (100 m) or more on occasion. They stay relatively close to the bottom, and inhabit rocky bottom, ledges, ridges, and artificial reefs, including offshore oil rigs and shipwrecks.

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Grouper

SEASON: May-November

The word “grouper” comes from the word for the fish, most widely believed to be from the Portuguese name, garoupa. The origin of this name in Portuguese is believed to be from an indigenous South American language.

Their mouth and gills form a powerful sucking system that sucks their prey in from a distance. They also use their mouth to dig into sand to form their shelters under big rocks, jetting it out through their gills. Their gill muscles are so powerful that it is nearly impossible to pull them out of their cave if they feel attacked and extend those muscles to lock themselves in. These bottom fish are a fun alternative to trolling.  They offer work to pull out of their bottom dwelling holes and offer a great eating cuisine. The multiple rock and water ledges off of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo offer a myriad of opportunities to bottom fish to to catch nice sized grouper.

 

Dorado (Mahi Mahi)

SEASON: March-December

The mahi-mahi (in Hawaiian) (Coryphaena hippurus) also known as dolphin-fish or rakingo, calitos, maverikos, or lampuka (in Maltese) are surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropical and subtropical waters worldwide. They are one of only two members of the Coryphaenidae family, the other being the Pompano dolphinfish.

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Jack Crevalle

SEASON: March-December

The crevalle jack is a powerful predatory fish, with extensive studies showing the species consumes a variety of small fish.   Dietary shifts with both age, location and season have been demonstrated, which led some researchers to postulate the species is indiscriminant in its feeding habits. The crevalle jack reaches maturity at 55 cm in males and 66 cm in females.  The crevalle jack is an important species to commercial fisheries throughout its range, with annual catches ranging between 1000 and 30 000 tonnes over its entire range. The crevalle jack is also a revered gamefish, taken both by lures and bait. The species is considered of good to poor quality table fair though the balance of the light tackle fight make up with what it lacks in taste.

 

Yellowtail

SEASON:

A yellowtail may be any of several different species of fish. Most commonly the Yellowtail amberjack Seriola lalandi is meant. In the context of sushi, yellowtail usually refers to the Japanese amberjack, Seriola quinqueradiata.

 

Yellowfin Tuna

SEASON: Year Round

The yellowfin tuna  is a species of tuna found in pelagic waters of tropical and subtropical oceans worldwide.  Yellowfin tuna are always present in the waters around Cabo San Lucas.  The world famous Tuna tournaments inthe late Fall bring 100s of the worlds best fisherman to catch this prized fish.

Yellowfin tuna are a popular sportfish and are prized for their speed and strength when fought on rod and reel. Many anglers believe that large yellowfin are pound for pound the fastest and strongest of all the big game tunas.  Our specialty is targeting tuna and bringing the FULL fishing experience of this great species to all our clients.

The yellowfin tuna is often marketed as ahi tuna, from its Hawaiian name. The yellowfin tuna is however sometimes referred to as albacora by French and Portuguese fishermen.