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Picante Fishing report December 2018 Finger Bank great spot in Los Cabos

Air:High 80 °F / Low 62 °F
Water:Sea of Cortez 77.5 °F – 79 °F | Pacific 77.5 °F – 79.5 °F
Wind:SE 7 mph
Fish Available:Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Sierra Mackerel
Today’s Date:December 19, 2018

Daily Fishing Report:

Now more than ever, fish with the winners! Choose Picante Sportfishing for your next Cabo fishing adventure, and take advantage of our incredible charter specials. If you haven’t chartered with Picante before, you are missing out.

December and January it’s always a good month for fishing, beginner and pro anglers are both out on the seas catching some of the most exciting species at a rate that no other destination can rival. Visitors usually don’t know the top fishing spot around Los Cabo but our crew knows all the secrets spots and one of these top secrets spots are “The Finger Bank”.

The Finger Bank it’s a long haul from the Cabo San Lucas marina around 50miles, the finger bank is one of the best fishing spots on the pacific side of Baja. It’s off the coast of Todos Santos and is known to be one of the best Striped Marlin spots when fishing is good.

Picante Sportfishing fleet have the best fishing charters in Los Cabos and Picante Pride our 36ft CABO Express and Picante Express our 32ft CABO Express are the best vessel and the crew of these boats are local and they have a lot experience and know this area.

Picante Pride a 36ft CABO Express went to The Finger Bank few days ago with only one angler aboard and they release 20 Striped Marlin and the Picante Express went to with two anglers and release 10 Striped Marlins.

But if you only want to relax and have a getaway we also have a Sunset or a Whale Watching charters.

Ready to book your own Cabo fishing trip and go to Finger Bank? Picante Sportfishing has been providing quality fishing charters in Cabo since the 90’s. We’re known for having the best charter fleet around, as well as knowledgeable captains to help you make the most of your time on the water. Don’t risk your vacation or waste your time, give us a call or get in touch today.

Total Catch:41 Striped Marlin, 7 Yellowfin Tuna, 2 Dorados, 3 Sierra Makerel and 1 Shark
Hotspots:Finsger Bank, San Jaime, Margarita
 Top Boat:Picante Pride
Captain:Gregorio Liera
Caught:20 Striped Marlin
Fishing Blog

All About Cabo Fishing in December

Thinking about coming to Cabo San Lucas in December for some incredible sportfishing? If you’re curious about whats waiting in the water, read on to find out everything you need to know about winter fishing in the Marlin Capital of the World.

If you’re lucky enough to be in Cabo in December, you’re in for some of the best fishing of the year! We’re known for our impressive Marlin, and other big game that bring anglers back here, time and time again. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect from a December fishing trip in Los Cabos.


December is a prime month for Striped Marlin and Blue Marlin. These lively giants are a thrill for those who haven’t had the experience, as well as an incredibly popular choice in general. We hook up a ton of them during December, because it’s during the peak season for Striped, as well as a solid month for Blue and even Black Marlin. Many anglers head our way in the winter just to meet up with Cabo’s most famous fish. They are truly spectacular on the line, and unforgettable up close. It isn’t December in Los Cabos without top level Marlin fishing, and you won’t be disappointed if you’re seeking these huge billfish!


After Marlin, Dorado is our most popular fish for the month of December. They are high in number this month, and are so much fun to catch. They are one of the most sought after of all gamefish, and when you catch a glimpse of one, you’ll understand why. Many find Dorado to be the most stunning, due to their iridescent green skin. A Dorado’s beauty is unique because their brilliant green skin dulls quickly when brought out of the water, so seeing one in person is a real treat. We have a lot of fun trolling for them, and they can get quite large, which only makes for a more intense fight! December in Cabo San Lucas is made even better thanks to our fantastic Dorado fishing.

Yellowfin Tuna

Cabo San Lucas is a hot spot for Yellowfin Tuna, yielding record breaking catches that tip the scales above 400 pounds! They are BIG here, and are hugely popular, due to their epic fighting prowess and good looks. They will have you on the line for a long time, and keep you on your toes. December is smack in the middle of peak season for Yellowfin, with plenty of nice sized catches throughout the month. They’re always exciting, and you never know just how large one will be until you get it to the surface. Cabo San Lucas is one of the best places in the world to target Yellowfin, and December is an especially favorable time to do so.

December Weather in Cabo

The weather in Cabo San Lucas is notably mild, with little chance of precipitation in the month of December. You couldn’t ask for much better fishing conditions. This month has no chance of a stormy day, so planning a fishing trip for this month is a great choice. While fall is well known for tournaments, December features much of the same high volume and exciting opportunities for big game fishing, with even better weather.

We hope you’re excited to hit the water this December! Fishing in Cabo San Lucas is incredible year round, and December is excellent because of big game and awesome weather. Whether you’ve got your sights set on Marlin, Dorado, of Yellowfin, the Sea of Cortez has plenty to offer all anglers who visit.

Choose Picante this December to fish with the best charter fleet in Cabo San Lucas!

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Is December a good time to visit Cabo San Lucas?

Should you visit Cabo San Lucas in December? Yes! We have all of the tips to help make your December trip a success. A lot of people wonder what the best time to visit Cabo San Lucas is. It is widely reported that December is the most traveled month for Los Cabos. Thanks to the holidays and weather, it is a popular choice for many visitors. There are a lot of reasons why Cabo is so inviting during this month, but don’t be deterred by the prospect of crowds. Read on to find out how you can travel here during peak season, and still have the best vacation ever!

How to Beat the Crowds

Many travelers enjoy visiting Cabo in December to mark a holiday, take time off with family, and get away from the cold winters. It is indeed a popular time, so planning ahead is a good way to get the best rates and reservations. Make your December trip unique by exploring off the beaten path in nearby area. Go diving in Cabo Pulmo, ride horses in Los Barriles, or ATV through Todos Santos. Visiting these relatively remote areas on a day trip during your vacation can give you a greater appreciation for the area.

Another way to beat the crowds, even during a month as frequently traveled as December, is by booking a charter. Whether you’d like to take advantage of the world-class fishing, or stunning scenery from aboard a yacht, a Cabo charter is a great option for winter travels. From couples to families large and small, you’ll be able to choose the right yacht for your group for the perfect day on the water. Check out our charter fleet page for more info.

About the Weather

December is mild overall, not getting too warm or cold throughout the month. You won’t see hardly any rain, as the summer storms are long gone by now. Yes, you can still swim in Cabo during December, thanks to warm water temperatures.

The average high in December is around 79 degrees, with a low of 59. Most days are overcast. We recommend packing  shorts or light pants, a light jacket for boating, sandals as well as hiking shoes.

Popular Activities in December

Cabo offers exciting adventures year-round, and December is no exception. The mild weather will allow you to spend more time outdoors without getting too much sun. It&rsquos the perfect time to go hiking in the nearby Sierra de la Laguna mountains, offering many trails and breathtaking vistas.

December is the beginning of our whale watching season. See Humpback and Gray Whales as their migratory path brings them into the waters off Los Cabos. Many visitors come each year just for the incredible opportunity to get up close, if you’ve never seen a whale, Cabo is a great place to check them out.

Fishing is as good as ever during December, with all of the popular big game species available. We see high volumes of Striped Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, and Wahoo this month. The weather is just about perfect for fishing, and will make your day a sure success. Get in touch to book your charter, and experience the best fishing in Cabo San Lucas!

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Whale Watching in Cabo San Lucas

Whale watching is one of the most exciting things to do in Cabo San Lucas!

Our whale watching season begins in December, and goes through the spring. This is when the whales are migrating north from Antarctica. Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, and Bottlenose Dolphins are frequently spotted as they rest and feed in the waters off Los Cabos.

Whales can often be elusive, and require a keen eye to spot. Here are the main ways you’ll be able to spot whales and have a good time in Cabo San Lucas!

What to look for

You’ll be able to see them above the water as they move about. When they “breach” they leap up into the air, and flip back down making quite a splash in the process. It’s a spectacular sight, and Humpback one of the most likely whales to make a jump. No final consensus has been made about the reason for the whale’s behavior. Speculation that it is for communication, hunting, or cleaning themselves are some of the theories.

Another way to spot them is by looking for “lobtailing”. This is the action of tail-slapping the surface of the water, which causes a loud clap. This is common in the whales of Cabo San Lucas, as well as the dolphins here. Some evidence shows that, at least in Humpbacks, lobtailing is a means of stunning their prey to increase their chances of successful hunting.

Keep your eyes peeled for “logs” when you’re whale watching. Humpbacks are known to sleep close to the surface so they can sleep and breathe at the same time, without having to travel from the depths. All whales sleep with half of their brain at a time, while the other half is responsible for breathing. “Logging” can be identified when you spot a dorsal fin sticking out of the water, and not moving.

If a whale pops up above the surface vertically, it’s “spyhopping”. It happens when  they become curious about something and wants to check it out. They come out of the water like this so they can use their eyes (and ears, in the Gray Whale) to evaluate surface objects. They are known to skyhop to get a better look at whale watching boats, and if you’re lucky, they might hang out for a while.

Picante has knowledgable captains available to take you out for a day of incredible whale watching. Get in touch to book your trip today!

Fishing Reports

Picante Fishing report Striped Marlin and Blue Marlin make happy a corporate event.


Air:High 78 °F / Low 64 °F
Water:Sea of Cortez 77.5 °F – 79 °F | Pacific 77.5 °F – 79.5 °F
Wind:S 10 mph
Fish Available:Striped Marlin, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo
Today’s Date:December 10, 2018

Daily Fishing Report:

Fishing in Los Cabos is always incredible and we have a lot productive fishing spots off the coast of Cabo San Lucas – on both the Pacific and Sea of Cortez sides of the Cape. But we are going to mention the top fishing spots in Los Cabos: the famous San Jaime and Golden Gate banks, the Cabrillo Seamount, the 1150, the 45ft and closer to port, Santa Maria, San Lucas Canyons and Los Arcos.

One more piece of information will help you plan your time out the water… and that’s our Fishing Calendar Chart. It gives you a month by month, species by species calendar with the best times of the year to target certain game fish. It’s pretty darned accurate as we’ve tuned it in over the course of decades of fishing in Los Cabos. Even then, don’t be surprised if you find yourself hooked up to a bruiser swordfish in the summer or a yellowfin tuna in the early Spring. That’s just how Los Cabos is full of fish and surprises!

The best bait/lure was the caballito bait and makarell bait, but the artificial are doing their fair share of catching too, as the fish are extraordinarily eager as they come into the trolling patterns.

Picante Sportfishing has been providing the best Cabo fishing charters for nearly three decades. We’re the perfect destination to host your corporate event, wedding, and romantic getaway. Get out of the work grind and join us for the Marlin fishing trip of a lifetime.

This month we received two big corporates event the fished with us 7 days and all our fleet fish with them, they come in a perfect time… we saw a lot of happy smiles!!!!

We going to start this report with our Primer boat the Picante 45 a 45ft CABO Express they release 3 Striped Marlin and 1 Blue Marlin and boated 11 Dorados, 2 Yellowfin Tuna and 1 Wahoo.

Picante Pride our 36ft CABO Express release 4 Striped Marlin and 1 Blue Marlin and boated 13 Yellowfin Tuna.

Picante Dream our 35ft Flybridge release 1 Striped Marlin and boated 9 Dorados

Cisco our 35ft CABO Express release 6 Striped Marlin and 3 Blue Marlin and boated 3 Dorados and Expresso our 31ft CABO Express release 4 Striped Marlin and 2 Blue Marlin and boated 11 Dorados, 1 Yellowfin Tuna and 3 Barriletes.

Picante Express release 4 Striped Marlin and 2 Blue Marlin and 9 Dorados and Salsa our 35ft CABO Express release 5 Striped Marlin and 2 Blue Marlin and boated 4 Dorados and 2 Yellowfin Tuna.

Our Picante 40ft Tollycraft release 3 Striped Marlin and Ram Rod a 31ft Albermarle Express release 4 Striped Marlin and 1 Blue Marlin and boated 2 Yellowfin Tuna.

Finally Pegasus a 68ft Custom Sportfish boated 5 Yellowfin Tuna one of them a 220 lbs.

Ready to book your own Cabo fishing trip? Picante Sportfishing has been providing quality fishing charters in Cabo since the 90’s. We’re known for having the best charter fleet around, as well as knowledgeable captains to help you make the most of your time on the water. Don’t risk your vacation or waste your time, give us a call or get in touch today.

Total Catch:Striped Marlin 34, Blue Marlin 11, Dorado 51, Yellowfin Tuna 24, Wahoo 1 and 1 Barrilete
Hotspots:Golden Gate Bank, Ligthouse, Los Arcos, San Jaime, Pozo Cota, 1150
 Top Boat:Cisco 35ft CABO Express
Captain:Francisco Tamez
Angler:Pentair and Ford Group
Caught:6 Striped Marlin, 3 Blue Marlin and 3 Dorados