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Fishing Report November 28, 2019 Cabo San Lucas fishing charters

Air:HIGH 80 °F / LOW 67 °F
Water:SEA OF CORTEZ 81 °F – 83 °F | PACIFIC 80 °F – 81 °F
Wind:O 9 mph
Fish Available:Dorado, Yellofin Tuna, Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Wahoo & Sailfish
Today’s Date:November 28th, 2019

Daily Fishing Report:

Cabo San Lucas fishing has seen another hot month in Cabo San Lucas since we had a few rainy days and the fishing has been great.

The fishing is heating up and the Yellowfin tuna (cows) that big time anglers dream of are here.

“Cisco” our 35ft CABO Express get a very successful day with 5 Yellowfin tunas 2 of them a cows the averaging between 40 &ndash 200 lb in 8 hrs full day charter.

Also our Picante fleet found a nice school of smaller football tuna averaging 20 – 30 lbs.

If you’re still thinking in your couch to come to Cabo, December also has a lot of variety fish and it’s a good time to come and have a great day fishing, have fun and enjoy the sunny days.

In December you can find Striped Marlin, Blue and Black Marlin, Wahoo, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish, Sierra Mackerel and some groupers.

We have been fishing with mostly live bait and trolling.

Hot sport: Light house, Margaritas, Arcos and San Jaime.

Cisco our 35ft CABO Express released 7 Striped Marlin and 1 Shark  and boated 13 Dorados and 8 Tunas.

Picante Express our 32ft CABO Express release 6 Striped Marlin and boated 17 Dorados.

Picante Dream our 35ft Flybridge released 3 Striped Marlin and boated 18 Dorados & 2 Tunas

Picante Pride our 36ft CABO Express released 3 Striped Marlin and 1 Sailfish and boated 3 Dorados.

Picante a 40ft Tollycraft release 2 Striped Marlin and boated 3 Dorados.

Picante Expresso our 31ft CABO Express released 5 Striped Marlin and 1 Shark all successfully caught and released and boted 13 Dorados and 16 Tunas

Caliente 45 our 45ft CABO Express  2 gorgeous striped marlin all successfully caught and released and 5 Dorados & 4 Tuna.

Picante 45 our 45ft CABO Express caught 1 striped marlin released and boated 3 Dorados .

Salsa  35ft CABO Express  2 Striped Marlin caught and released with a slow trolling and boated 8 Dorado.

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.

Total Catch:31 Striped Marlin, 83 Dorados & 30 Yellowfin tuna
Hotspots:Light hose, Margaritas, Arcos and San Jaime
 Top Boat:Cisco  35ft CABO Express
Captain:Francisco Tamez
Angler:Bill Pettit
Caught:1 Striped Marlin, 1 Shark, and 5 Yellowfin Tuna
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Cabo Travel Guide 2020

With 2020 just around the corner, we wanted to make a guide for travelers interested in visiting Cabo San Lucas. We’ll be answering your most frequently asked questions, recommend things to see and do, and break down what’s new for Cabo in 2020.

Cabo San Lucas Travel FAQ

When Should I Visit Cabo San Lucas?

Cabo San Lucas attracts visitors year round thanks to the natural beauty and lively cultural scene. Popular times for a visit follow the classic travel trends such as winter and spring breaks. Travel in the late spring and early summer if you’re a fan of the “off season” but still want to catch some of the best weather of the year.

Do I Need To Know Spanish to Visit Cabo San Lucas?

Many travelers want to travel internationally, but are intimidated by the potential language barrier that exists at their dream destination. The good news for Cabo visitors is you don&rsquot have to worry about needing a ton of Spanish. The city is very English friendly, so you and your group will be able to communicate and get around easily no matter your experience with using another language. If you happen to know Spanish, or are interested in benefitting from language immersion, Cabo is a great place to visit for that as well.

How Safe Is Cabo San Lucas?

Cabo San Lucas is a favorite for travelers of all types such as spring breakers, retirees, and even families with young children. Over the years, Cabo San Lucas has become a leader in community safety with strong policies against crime. It is one of the safest destinations in Mexico, where all tourists can feel secure. Surrounding areas such as Todos Santos are being newly recognized for their combination of small size and safety.

Should I Use “All Inclusive” Packages In Cabo San Lucas?

Cabo being a tourism hot spot has many resorts and travel agencies offering travelers “all inclusive” getaways. These packages often include a number of meals and drinks within the resort. Some travelers may believe it will give them access to unlimited upgrades like spa access and activities, but the traditional definition of “all inclusive” is in reference to on site dining. Many travelers think they can get a better deal this way, but in reality it’s just a convenience that you may not use. Instead, you may want to opt out of the all-inclusive package with your resort, especially if your group is interested in the local dining scene. A better &ldquobundle&rdquo you can choose is booking flights and hotels with the same website.

Best Things To See And Do In Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is home to seemingly endless natural beauty just waiting to be discovered. The landscape is very unique and can be described as a desert by the sea. The beaches are world-class, thanks to a continual effort in preserving the ecology of the area. Cabo San Lucas offers many ways to explore the landscape, from land to sea. Here are some of the top Cabo San Lucas landmarks that you won&rsquot want to miss!

El Arco Los Cabos

A must-see for Cabo San Lucas travelers is El Arco, a geologic formation at the edge of the Baja Peninsula. There are a number of rock monuments at the area known as Lands End, visitors can explore the whole area. Access El Arco by way of boat, and be sure to check out Lover’s Beach on the Sea of Cortez side.

Medano Beach

Medano Beach is a top rated beach in the heart of Cabo San Lucas. Visitors say it’s always beautiful with sweeping views all around. This beach is known to attract many visitors, but remains a go-to for soaking up sun and taking a swim. Medano Beach is conveniently located near shops and restaurants, and you can even stroll all the way to the marina.

Marina Cabo San Lucas

Spend a day walking around one of the most charming marinas in the world! Marina Cabo San Lucas is a hub for dining, shopping, and of course the many yachts that port in Cabo. Travelers rave about the fantastic people watching and eating and drinking their way around the whole marina. The Marina is where you’ll find the best Cabo fishing charters like Picante Sportfishing, whose fleet is located right in the marina.

What&rsquos New For Cabo San Lucas in 2020?

Nobu Los Cabos

Brand new in Cabo San Lucas is Nobu Los Cabos, a luxury hotel which features the namesake restaurant. Nobu is known for its celeb influence, and the hotel branch is a joint effort between founder Nobu Matsuhisa and Robert DeNiro. The new hotel features sweeping ocean views and modern luxury throughout. The hotel seamlessly blends traditional Japanese style with the local vibe by using local materials and creating unique outdoor spaces. If you&rsquore looking for the newest Cabo resort with the most buzz, check out Nobu Los Cabos.

Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos

The much buzzed about Hard Rock Hotel just opened up this year on the southern tip of the peninsula in Cabo. The new Hard Rock Hotel promises guests the “rock star” treatment, with plenty of flash found at this resort. Five unique pools, eight restaurants, and live music daily are some of the things that set this resort apart from the rest. The carefree yet luxurious Hard Rock promises to take your vacation “up to 11”, and they want you to bring your friends and family to get the party started.

JM Steakhouse

They’re calling it the &ldquobest new restaurant in Cabo’. JM Steakhouse is headed by Jimmy Maddin whose history includes a role as executive chef at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The restaurant boasts a fine dining experience with offerings of steak, seafood, and pastas. Come enjoy an intimate evening in this hidden gem before the word gets out.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Cabo San Lucas Travel Guide for 2020. Whether you are planning to visit for the first time, or are gearing up for your regular visit, Cabo has something new and exiting to offer. Cabo San Lucas is the ultimate playground for nature lovers as well as fans of the cultural scene. Visit Cabo in 2020 to check out the latest additions to this top class travel destination, there’s always something new just waiting to be discovered!

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Cabo San Lucas Fishing Year in Review 2019

As the year draws to a close here in Cabo San Lucas, we’re looking back at all the great fishing from 2019. We’ll be breaking down all the catches and the latest trends in Cabo fishing throughout the year. Read on for the inside scoop from Cabo&rsquos best fishing charter Captains!

Winter Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

Top Catches: Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna

Hot Spots: Finger Banks, Golden Gate Bank, The Lighthouse

Winter fishing in Cabo San Lucas is typically very good, and 2019 was no exception! We had a great time on the water, with tons of opportunities to fish Cabo favorites. One spot that impressed us this year was the Finger Banks, a hot spot for striped marlin. A winter day in Cabo can have anglers seeing over a dozen striped marlin! Another amazing winter striped marlin spot was The Lighthouse, where we released double-digits in a day.

Yellowfin Tuna started to show up in January, with some good schools found offshore. Some hot spots for winter yellowfin tuna were Golden Bank, The Lighthouse, and La Herradura, where we hooked several in a day.

If you love Cabo’s awesome dorado fishing, winter is a great time to be here. Dorado are good in the fall as well, and that carries into January where some great catches can be found. Hot spots for winter dorado include The Lighthouse and Golden Bank.

Spring Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

Top Catches: Striped Marlin, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, yellowtail, sierra mackerel, triggerfish, red snapper, wahoo

Hot Spots: Golden Gate, Lighthouse, San Jaime Bank, 1150

Cabo spring fishing was excellent this year, with a strong steady bite from March through May. Offshore fishing was great, with lots of striped marlin and yellowfin tuna to be had. Inshore, there was an impressive amount of great looking sierra. We had a few wahoo and dorado bite, which can be fished year round in Cabo San Lucas, but are more prevalent in other seasons.

This spring the striped marlin could be found in areas such as The Lighthouse and Golden Gate Bank. Some marlin responded to sight casting with live bait, and other times trolling yielded the best results. Spring is traditionally a great time for striped marlin in Cabo, and we think this year holds up with boats getting several bites on average. During May our Salsa released eight striped marlin by the Golden Gate Bank along with a blue marlin and a handful of yellowfin tuna. Spring is a great time for fans of striped marlin to get out on the water and experience the Cabo marlin bite!

The yellowfin tuna bite was impressive this year, with more being hooked as spring progressed. Yellowfin tuna can be caught in spots such as The Golden Gate Bank. A standout from this spring was when our new Caliente 45 boated an incredible 29 yellowfin tuna!

Summer Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

Top Catches: Striped Marlin, Dorado, Blue Marlin, Dorado,

Hot Spots: 1150 Spot, Punta Gorda, Santa Maria

This June was a great success for several boats and Captains with the Picante team. Our boat Salsa and Captain Alex Collins made a splash at the  ILTTA tournament, boating 23 striped marlin! Cisco boated 18 striped marlin, and Picante Express and Picante Dream both boated 12 during the tournament.

This summer we saw the dorado picking up during July. The dorado looked great this year, and could be hooked at the 1180 spot and the 1150 spot. We also saw plenty of yellowfin tuna in the mix with dorado, and not too far from shore.

Summer fishing in Cabo San Lucas can often see a large variety of different species during one day on the water. It is not uncommon to have a charter reel in blue marlin, striped marlin, and dorado in the same day! There is plenty of action in the sea during summertime, with a little something for every angler.

Fall Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

Top Catches: Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Dorado, Sailfish

Hot Spots: San Jaime Bank, Finger Banks, Golden Gate Bank

Fall is one of the most exciting times for fishing in Cabo San Lucas for many reasons. Amazing weather makes fishing conditions just about perfect, and we see tons of different fish bite during this time of year. It&rsquos the perfect time for Cabo’s famous tournaments which feature huge jackpots, massive catches, and great times for everyone. Anglers can’t wait to get in on the competition, and there are many tournaments to choose from, so come to Cabo during fall to get in on the action!

In September we had a blast with some great offshore fishing! We experienced some of the best looking striped marlin, blue marlin, and sailfish that we’ve seen for the whole year. Our anglers were able to release several per trip by trolling and using live bait in different hot spots on the Pacific side.

During the fall we also saw some of the best tuna and dorado fishing for the year. We consistently pulled high numbers and saw a trend of larger size from September through November.

What’s Next for Cabo Fishing in 2020

2019 was another amazing year for fishing in Cabo San Lucas! Picante Sportfishing will remember all of the fantastic anglers and beautiful days on the water that this year gave us. A highlight of the year includes welcoming the new Cabo 45ft “Caliente” to the Picante fleet, a top tier sportfishing yacht that has made a splash thus far. We continue to innovate and take Cabo fishing to the next level by finding the best fishing spots, like with our new Finger Bank fleet. Many Picante captains and yachts were entered into local tournaments, with some impressive results!

Picante Sportfishing is celebrating 25 years in Cabo San Lucas. For 2020 we will continue to look for ways to make fishing in Cabo the best it can be. We are proud to offer anglers our fleet which features the latest and greatest in technology, comfort, and style. Our captains, crews, and staff are excited to welcome anglers new and returning for a great day of fishing in the most beautiful location in the world. If one thing has remained the same all these years, it&rsquos our commitment to customer satisfaction and a dedication to excellence.

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on all things fishing Cabo San Lucas, and check our our fishing report page for detailed information straight from our captains logs!

Fishing Reports

Fishing report November 1 – 14, 2019 Dorados everywhere in Cabo San Lucas

Air:HIGH 83 °F / LOW 72 °F
Water:SEA OF CORTEZ 82 °F – 85 °F | PACIFIC 82 °F – 84 °F
Wind:E 9 mph
Fish Available:Dorado, Yellofin Tuna, Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Wahoo & Sailfish
Today’s Date:November 14, 2019

Daily Fishing Report:

We are at the end of tournament season and have a really good news we still have a great fishing in Cabo San Lucas, you can find big schools of Dorados and there are Striped Marlin everywhere.

November it´s always a good moth for fishing and now we have an excellent bite, most boats have many strikes each day and numerous opportunities to catch something good. November daily temperature average 78°.

Striped Marlin excitement starts in the early morning, the dorados bite, which has also been going strong 20 – 40 lbs Dorado being caught.

The 8 hrs fishing charters have been producing better results for the anglers but the half day are still allowing for a good action.

The best fishing areas was Pacific side for the Striped Marlin and Dorados.

About the weather has been very good for the last two weeks the surface conditions on the ocean, just we have a couple of rough and bumpy days but for the most part the sea surface has been very kind to the anglers and crew.

Caliente 45 our 45ft CABO Express  4 gorgeous striped marlin all successfully caught and released and 11 Dorados, 1 Tuna and 1 Wahoo.

Picante 45 our 45ft CABO Express caught 5 striped marlin released and boated 2 Dorados .

Salsa  35ft CABO Express  8 Striped Marlin caught and released with a slow trolling and boated 29 Dorado and 3 Tunas.

Cisco our 35ft CABO Express released 2 Striped Marlin and 1 Shark  and boated 8 Dorados and 2 Tunas.

Picante Express our 32ft CABO Express release 3 Striped Marlin and boated 16 Dorados, 4 Tunas and 1 Wahoo.

Picante Dream our 35ft Flybridge released 4 Striped Marlin and boated 3 Dorados

Picante Pride our 36ft CABO Express released 11 Striped Marlin and boated 26 Dorados and 2 Tunas.

Picante Expresso our 31ft CABO Express released 6 Striped Marlin and 1 Shark all successfully caught and released and boted 27 Dorados and 2 Tunas

Picante a 40ft Tollycraft release 4 Striped Marlin and boated 5 Dorados and 10 Tunas.

Whether you’re looking to go Dorado fishing, marlin fishing, or tuna fishing, Picante Sportfishing has the best charter boats, and captains to make your Cabo fishing trip an unforgettable experience. We invite you to get in touch so we can answer your questions, and help plan your next Cabo deep sea fishing adventure!

Total Catch:Striped Marlin 47, Dorado 127, Tunas 23, Wahoo 2, Sharks 2
Hotspots:Pacific side
 Top Boat:Pride 36ft CABO Express
Captain:Juan Ramon Esquivel
Angler:John Redefer
Caught:3 Striped Marlin, 16 Dorados and 1 Tuna
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Picante October fishing report 2019

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Cabo Fishing Tips

Want to have the best Cabo fishing trip? If you’re coming to Cabo San Lucas and plan on going fishing, make sure to get the scoop on what’s going on in the water. We’ve come up with a list of pro tips so you can be in the know for your Cabo fishing trip. We’ll be filling you in on fishing technique, the hottest fishing grounds, and more!

Fishing Technique in Cabo San Lucas

Fishing in Cabo San Lucas is in a class of its own. The area is known for thrilling big game fish like marlin, and impressive tropical fish like dorado. Anglers come from around the world to enjoy the amazing fishing found here, and to experience the unique fishing of Cabo. Cabo San Lucas is home to many rare species that are primarily interested in feeding. These fish are tough fighters, and anglers will need to get their interest in order to hook one. In Cabo, one technique is trolling, which is used to cover ground at attract billfish and other gamefish. Another way to get Cabo fish interested is by tossing live bait where they might be. Sometimes, you may even spot a marlin “sunning” near the surface.

What to Expect When You Hook Cabo Fish

Once you get a Cabo fish hooked, prepare for a fight. The fish found here are incredibly strong, fast, and intelligent so it can be some of the most challenging angling in the world (but also the most thrilling). Marlin are known for going on long runs into the depths, and wearing out anglers that way. Yellowfin tuna are some of the fastest fish in the water, and will use their speed and strength to get away. Cabo fish are highly intelligent predators, as well as some of the most physical fish in the ocean. Cabo fishing is truly on another level, and will surely be a memorable experience for even the most experienced anglers.

Where To Go Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

There are tons of fishing spots in the water surrounding Cabo San Lucas. Depending on what you want to target, a captain can take you to different fishing grounds based on their knowledge and what’s currently biting. One of our favorite marlin spots is the Finger Banks, located north of Los Cabos. If you’re interested in fishing closer in, you’ll find an array of smaller tropical fish like roosterfish, grouper, snapper, and jack. Some of the classic Cabo fishing spots include the Golden Gate Bank, the San Jaime Bank, the 95, the 1150, and the Gordo Banks. Your captain will know which spots are best for your interests, and can help you make the most of your time on the water.

When To Come To Cabo San Lucas

The great thing about fishing in Cabo San Lucas is that regardless of when you choose to visit during the year, you are sure to have a great time. Winter fishing in Cabo San Lucas has amazing striped marlin fishing and plenty of inshore fishing. Springtime in Cabo features swordfish and the added perk of whale watching. Summer fishing in Cabo is one of the best times for marlin with awesome black marlin, blue marlin, and striped marlin at their best. Fall fishing in Cabo is some of the best, with all of the popular marlin and gamefish available and the excitement of tournaments throughout the season.

Best Cabo Fishing Charters

The best way to ensure your Cabo fishing trip is a success is by choosing the best Cabo fishing charter. Be sure to go with a Cabo charter that has the experience, knowledge, and equipment to make the most of your time on the water. At Picante, we are guided by our principals of consistency, customer satisfaction, and a commitment to excellence. How does this help you have the best Cabo fishing experience? You’ll be able to count on our consistent quality in yachts, gear, and interact with knowledgable captains and crew. Customer satisfaction is a top priority, so we go the extra mile to put you on the fish and strive to make your Cabo fishing trip memorable. At Picante, excellence is our standard we’re always looking for ways to exceed expectations and be the best in Cabo fishing charters. Our team is dedicated to showing each guest a world-class sportfishing experience from start to finish.

We hope these Cabo fishing tips will help you next time you come visit. Cabo San Lucas has some of the best fishing that can be found anywhere in the world! If you’re planning your next fishing trip, get in touch with us to fish with the best Cabo fishing charter.