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Fishing Blog

Cabo’s Only Finger Bank Fleet

Cabo San Lucas offers anglers top sportfishing during the winter, which is why so many flock here during this time. We take our title of the “Marlin Capital of the World” seriously– Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin are biting and fighting big time, making Cabo the most sought after destination for Marlin fishing.

Picante aims to be the leader in our field, offering the best sportfishing experience in Cabo San Lucas. That’s why we make trips to exclusive fishing grounds that are a little out of the way, but well worth the cruise out. One of our favorite spots this time of year is the Finger Banks, one of the best Marlin fisheries in the world. We’ve had great success this year sending our “Picante Express” and “Picante Pride” out with some of the more serious anglers that fish with us. We highly recommend visiting the Finger Banks with us if high action Marlin fishing is on your Cabo vacation checklist!


Cabo San Lucas is surrounded by a number of ocean banks that attract tons of Marlin. These shallow areas receive nutrient-dense upwelling tides that make it the perfect place for Marlin to feed, and consequently offer the most productive fishing. At Picante, we go where the Marlin go, and one of the best banks to fish are the Finger Banks. We frequent this spot from November through February, when the Marlin are most available. The Finger Banks are located North West of Cabo San Lucas, about 50 miles out. Our captains know the way, and will show you why it’s worth the trip.

The Fishing

The Finger Banks are a Marlin lover’s paradise it’s here you’ll find fast action, and big numbers that keep coming. It is not uncommon to see dozens of Marlin in one day, as the waters are packed full with them. Picante’s fleet comes prepared with plenty of bait to get the Marlin interested and biting. If only the most exhilarating sportfishing will do, the Finger Banks are a solid choice. The payoff for making the cruise up is well worth it, and you’ll get to experience one of the top billfish fisheries in the world!

Choose Picante

Picante is the premier Finger Bank fleet, with us you’ll find the best yachts, equipment, and captains in Cabo San Lucas. When you fish with us you will receive the best guest service and enjoy top level sportfishing. We’re well equipped to host your group, whether large or small, corporate or casual. Picante is committed to making every guest comfortable by maintaining high levels of customer attention from start to finish. If you’re looking for a luxury sportfishing experience that is sure to wow your group, fish with Picante at the Finger Banks this winter!

We invite you to contact us to book your trip to the Finger Banks, Cabo’s hottest Marlin fishing spot.

Fishing Blog

Celebrating 25 Years In Cabo San Lucas!


The Win That Started It All

Picante Sportfishing was born out of a love of the awesome fishing Cabo San Lucas has to offer. The founding members entered the 1994 Bisby’s Black and Blue and took home the title for largest Blue Marlin, clocking in at 993 pounds. That’s when the captain decided the best way to keep doing what they love most was to open a charter company right here in Cabo San Lucas.

Standing The Test Of Time

Picante Sportfishing set out to be the best Cabo Charter fleet, with top level customer service. In 25 years in business, we’ve strived to perfect the sportfishing experience by finding ways to innovate along the way. We’re honored to be here in Cabo after all these years, and are thankful for every one of the customers who have chosen to fish with us. Reflecting back on these 25 years, we remember the incredible catches, big wins, and all of the friends we’ve made here on the water. As one of the most longstanding charter companies in Cabo, we know that the customer comes first in all aspects of the fishing trip.

What&rsquos Next?

We look forward to many more years of fishing in the most beautiful place in the world, Cabo San Lucas. Picante is excited to keep adding to the fleet, and continue to be the top charter company with complete ownership of every boat. Tournament time will always be important to us, as we enjoy competing and winning some of the top titles.

We’ve had a lot of fun over the past two and a half decades, and we’re just getting started. Thank you to all those who have fished with us in the past, and to those who continue to after all these years. Here’s to another 25 years in Cabo!

Fishing Blog

5 Reasons to Go With a Luxury Sportfishing Charter

In House Fleet

So many other sportfishing companies won’t tell you who owns their boats. That’s because most of the yachts being used by them are, in reality, on loan from another unaffiliated individual or entity. At Picante, we take pride in owning every boat in our fleet. We prefer to have exclusive control of the quality and availability of each vessel, and think guests will appreciate knowing that their yacht is only ever being used, and cared for, by us.

Permanent Staff With Experience

Picante is different from other charter companies because of our permanent staff. All of the crews that you’ll be fishing with are employed with us long-term, because we don’t rely on subcontractors like other outfits. This gives us more control over the quality of the fishing experience, and truly makes us a luxury charter company. The Picante staff is thoroughly trained to meet our higher standards. We’re a tight knit team, and each of our captains and crews know that 100% satisfaction is required for us to maintain our luxury status.

Seamless Booking Process

We receive recommendations from the top hotels in the area because of customer testimonials. Part of the reason guests enjoy fishing with Picante is how smooth the booking process is, from start to finish. We are always available to answer questions, make any special arrangements, and help you choose your perfect trip. We’re conveniently located in the Puerto Paraiso plaza, and are available by phone from early in the morning till late in the evening. We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business, and do everything to make planning your trip with us a breeze.

25 Years in Operation

As one of the longest standing charter fleets in Cabo San Lucas, we have stood the test of time and proven ourselves to be a leader in luxury. We’re going on 25 years with a perfect record of being open every day, with the only exception being Christmas and New Years. Our longevity is thanks to our high standards that continue to impress those who fish with us. We are proud to receive repeat business and referrals from satisfied customers, and are excited to show first time guests a genuine luxury sportfishing experience.

Values That Put You First

We do everything to live up to our core principles: consistency, 100% customer satisfaction, and a commitment to excellence. From lunches made in house by our private chef, to keeping our yachts and employees fully in house. Down to the last detail, our customers are the focus from beginning to end. We take luxury seriously, and strive to show every guest the best fishing experience possible.

There’s more to luxury than the size of the yachts and the sparkle of champagne, it’s about the way you’ll be taken care of from start to finish. A luxury charter will ensure that everyone in your group will be shown a great time. It’s what guests deserve when they come to Cabo, and we take pride in maintaining excellence in all aspects of the guest experience. We put tremendous effort towards being prepared for your arrival, and provide attentive service during your trip with us. We strive to meet or exceed expectations, and do not consider our work done unless we achieve 100% customer satisfaction. We take luxury seriously at Picante, and have built our charter company the right way, without cutting corners. Luxury to us is more than surface deep, and we are proud to be able to personally guarantee the quality of all of our yachts, personnel, and equipment to bring the best sportfishing experience possible to every one of our guests.

We invite you to get in touch with us so we can help you plan the fishing trip of a lifetime.

Fishing Reports

Cabo Fishing Report Picante …”Finger Bank still hot…!!!!”

Air:HIGH 76 °F / LOW 61 °F
Water: Sea of Cortez 77.5 °F – 79 °F | Pacific 77.5 °F – 79.5 °F
Wind:OSO 3 MPH
Fish Available:Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail, Sierra Mackerel
Today’s Date:January 25th, 2019

Daily Fishing Report:

It’s our 25th year in Cabo, which makes it a great time to come fishing with us! If you’re looking for an unforgettable luxury fishing charter experience, look no further. Picante Sportfishing has everything you need to make your Cabo fishing dreams come true. Escape to paradise, fish with the winners!

This weekend we have a better picture of the wheatear, looks like it’s going to be good, flat seas perfect for fishing., and if you are thinking to go fishing to Finger Bank let me tell you…the Bilfish still been good at Finger bank, last week our anglers had a great time at Picante Pride they caught and release 20 Striped Marlin. “No Bad days in Cabo”.

We only have a few days slow this week as the moon waxed beautiful, illuminating the night sky and giving the fish an opportunity to feed at night and not bother with the bait offered by fisherman in the daylight hours. In fact few were spotted.

But Picante Crew as always worked hard and they find some fish for our anglers

The best bait/lure was the Caballito bait and the best spots was Lighthouse to Golden Gate bank.

We going to start this report with our Primer boat the Picante Pride a 36ft CABO Express they release 28 Striped Marlin in total by Finger Bank and boated 6 Triggerfish.

Picante Dream our 35ft Flaybridge release 1 Striped Marlin and boated 5 Yellowfin Tuna by Golden Bank.

Picante Expresso our 31ft CABO Express release 4 Striped Marlin by Lighthouse and Express our faster boat the 32ft CABO Express release 2 Striped Marlin and boated 5 Yellowfin Tuna, 1 Dorado & 1 Bonita and Salsa our most popular boat a 35ft CABO Express release 3 Striped Marlin by Golden Gate Bank.

Don’t waste your time with two-bit operations and, reserve your very own luxury fishing charter with the most reputable sportfishing company in Cabo San Lucas. We’ve got the finest luxury fishing fleet in all of Cabo, and the most knowledgeable captains around.

Total Catch:Striped Marlin 38, Yellowfin Tuna 10, Dorado 1, Bonita 1, Tiggerfish 6
Hotspots:Lighthouse / Golden Gate Bank
 Top Boat:Picante Pride 36ft CABO Express
Captain:Gregorio Liera
Angler:Michaell Madden
Caught:20 Striped Marlin
Fishing Reports

Fishing Report January 2019 Cabo San Lucas home of the Striped Marlin

Air:HIGH 77 °F / LOW 64 °F
Water:Sea of Cortez 77.5 °F – 79 °F | Pacific 77.5 °F – 79.5 °F
Fish Available:Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail, Sierra Mackerel
Today&rsquos Date:January 14th, 2019

Daily Fishing Report:

Cabo San Lucas is home of the Striped Marlin and people travel from all over to experience it. Few weeks ago Finger Bank was amazing for Striped Marlin but the Striped Marlin are move out of the Finger Bank and now you can find more Striped Marlin close to Cabo San Lucas, last week our fleet found it by the lighthouse pretty close around 5 to 17 miles out.

Also the yellowtail are starting to show they’re just not all that big yet 10-15 lbs.,  and Inshore Sierra Mackerel are the stars’ of the show on the Pacific side.

About yellowfin tuna normally head from warmer waters but there’s still been a decent shot at finding schools of yellowfin running, you might have to run pretty far to find them but it could be well worth it.

 The best bait/lure was the Caballito bait.

We going to start this report with our Primer boat the Picante 45 a 45ft CABO Express they release 11 Striped Marlin by Lighthouse.

Picante Pride our 36ft CABO Express release 13 Striped Marlin by Finger Bank.

Picante Dream our 35ft Flybridge release 3 Striped Marlin by Lighthouse and Expresso our 31ft CABO Express release 6 Striped Marlin and boated 4 Yellowtail & 9 Yellowfin Tuna.

Picante Express release 9 Striped Marlin by Lighthouse and boated 2 Yellowtail and Salsa our 35ft CABO Express release 13 Striped Marlin and boated 1 Dorado.

Our Picante 40ft Tollycraft release 2 Striped Marlin.

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. Give us a call or email to book your charter with the best captains in the business.

Total Catch:57 Striped Marlin, 6 Yellowtail, 1 Dorado & 9 Yellowfin Tuna
Hotspots:Lighthouse & Golden Gate Bank
 Top Boat:Salsa
Captain:Alex Collins
Angler:Bobby Tullin
Caught:5 Striped Marlin & 1 Dorado
Fishing Reports

Picante Fishing report Finger Bank “Marlin capital of the world”

Air:HIGH 77 °F / LOW 63 °F
Water:Sea of Cortez 77.5 °F – 79 °F | Pacific 77.5 °F – 79.5 °F
Wind:SE 3 mph
Fish Available:Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Sierra Mackerel
Today’s Date:January 3, 2019

Daily Fishing Report:

Cabo San Lucas is one of the best places to enjoy deep sea sport fishing that’s why it’s the “Marlin Capital of the world”. The waters here are filled with big game catches anglers can fish a good prized such as Big Tuna, Marlin and Dorado to name a few that’s why we have several tournaments and this is because we have the better of two oceans (Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez).

Fishing know continues been good just with a couple days with a little wind but most of the days are been great the best fishing spot was Finger Bank, but if you prefer stay close the fishing it’s good too on the Pacific side by Golden Gate Bank this is 15 miles to the north and is known as the best place to fish in Cabo San Lucas and the other one is the Lighthouse this is a landmark that is used like a point reference just south of there between 2 and 15 miles out.

 The best bait/lure was the Mackerell 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.

We going to start this report with our Primer boat the Picante 45 a 45ft CABO Express they release 2 Striped Marlin and boated 3 Dorados by Lighthouse.

Picante Pride our 36ft CABO Express release 12 Striped Marlin by Finger Bank.

Picante Dream our 35ft Flybridge release 1 Striped Marlin and boated 3 Dorados by Golden Bank.

Cisco our 35ft CABO Express release 2 Striped Marlin by Golden Gate Bank and release 3 Striped Marlin more by Lighthouse.

Ram Rod a 31ft Albermarle Express release 2 Striped Marlin and 1 Dorado by Lighthouse and Expresso our 31ft CABO Express release 5 Striped Marlin and boated 1 Dorados & 1 Yellowfin Tuna.

Picante Express release 17 Striped Marlin by Finger Bank and 2 Striped Marlin more by Lighthouse and Salsa our 35ft CABO Express release 3 Striped Marlin and boated 12 Yellowfin Tuna.

Our Picante 40ft Tollycraft release 2 Striped Marlin and boated 2 Dorados.

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 49, Dorado  10, Yellowfin Tuna 13 and Jack Crevalle 4

Hotspots:Finger Bank, Golden Gate Bank and Lighthouse
 Top Boat:Express 32ft CABO Express
Captain:Fernando Rodriguez
Angler:Mark Cardillo
Caught:17 Striped Marlin