Fishing has always been an important part of life in Baja California Sur. For centuries, indigenous peoples, such as the Pericúes in the south and the Cochimíes in the north, depended on the sea for their livelihoods. In more recent times, sport fishing has become increasingly popular, with tourists coming from all over the world to fish in BCS waters.
Baja California and Baja California Sur make up a peninsula in northwestern Mexico. It is bounded to the north by the United States, to the west by the Pacific Ocean, to the east by the Gulf of California, and to the south by Mexico.
What Type Of Fishing To Expect
There are many different types of fishing that can be enjoyed in Baja California Sur, including spearfishing, fly fishing, and rod fishing. Spearfishing is a popular activity among locals and visitors alike, and there are many great spots for it around the peninsula. Fly fishing is also becoming increasingly popular, with some of the best spots being in the East Cape region. Rod fishing is, of course, still very popular, and there are many charter boats available for those who want to go out and try their luck.
Spearfishing is a popular activity in Baja California Sur, and there are many great spots for it around the peninsula. The most common type of spearfishing is free diving, which is where you dive down to depths of 10-20 meters (30-60 feet) without the use of any breathing apparatus. This can be done from the shore or from a boat.
Baja California Sur is one of the best places for spearfishing, with good visibility and plenty of fish to be found. Good spots include Cabo, La Paz, Ensenada de los Muertos, Todos Santos, and the East Cape.
When spearfishing for fun, it is important to be aware of the regulations that are in place. These include not taking more than two fish per person and only selecting ones no smaller than 30 cm long.
Fly fishing is becoming increasingly popular in Baja Sur, with some of the best spots being in the Ensenada de los Muertos, and the East Cape region. This type of fishing generally requires a boat, as you will need to access areas where there are no roads.
What is the best time for fly-fishing around these parts? It’s all year round! There is always something biting as the Gulf of California is rich with marine life. Check out the month-by-month details below:
- Jan: Sierra, Wahoo
- Feb: Sierra Wahoo
- Mar: Cabrilla, Pargo, Yellowtail
- Apr: Amberjack, Cabrilla, Pargo Yellowtail
- May: Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Pargo, Pomano, Roosterfish, Skipjack
- Jun: Amberjack, Cabrilla, Dorado, Jack Crevalle, Pargo, Pomano, Roosterfish, Skipjack
- Jul: Dorado, Jack Crevalle, Pomano, Roosterfish, Sailfish, Skipjack, Strip Marlin
- Aug: Dorado, Jack Crevalle, Pomano, Roosterfish, Skipjack, Strip Marlin
- Sept: Black, Blue and Strip Marlin, Dorado, Jack Crevalle, Roosterfish, Skipjack, Yellowfin Tuna
- Oct: Black, Blue and Strip Marlin, Cabrilla, Dorado, Jack Crevalle, Pomano, Roosterfish, Sailfish, Skipjack, Yellowfin Tuna
- Nov: Black Marlin, Cabrilla, Dorado, Skipjack
- Dec: Bonito, Cabrilla, Wahoo
Any angler will be hooked within seconds!
When fly fishing, it is important to be aware of the regulations that are in place to protect the marine environment. These include not taking more than two fish per person per day and not taking any fish that are less than 30cm in length and Roosterfish are always catch and release.
Rod fishing is, of course, still very popular, and there are many charter boats available for those who want to go out and try their luck. The most common type of rod fishing is done from a boat, as this gives you access to a wider area and a greater variety of fish. Many guests also fish from our shore.
There are many charter boats available for those who want to go fishing in Baja Sur. Reach out to book a boat with a local captain. Prices vary depending on the type of boat and the length of the charter but generally start at around $300 per day.
When fishing, it is important to be aware of the regulations that protect our marine environment. These include not taking more than two fish per person and no smaller ones can be taken either!
Whether you’re spearfishing, fly fishing, or rod fishing, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to have a successful and enjoyable trip.
The first thing to do is make sure you have all the necessary equipment. This includes a spearfishing gun or rod and reel for fly fishing, as well as bait and tackle. It is also a good idea to bring a cooler with ice, in order to keep your fish fresh.
Next, you need to find a good spot to fish. This will depend on the type of fishing you’re doing, as well as the time of year. For spearfishing, it is best to look for areas with clear water and plenty of fish. For fly fishing, you will want to find areas where there are no roads, as this will give you access to more remote and untouched spots.
Finally, once you have found a good spot, it is time to start fishing! The most important thing is to be patient and have fun. Remember to follow the regulations in place to protect the marine environment, and always practice catch and release if you’re not planning on eating your catch.
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