Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Adventure, Fishing, Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 5 Hours
Cabo San Lucas ranks as one of the best sportfishing destinations in the world and draws anglers from the four corners of the earth. The hundred-boat sportfishing fleet of Cabo San Lucas practices catch-and-release fishing only, but most of the boats return with some good fish tales. The type of fishing is trolling.
As your boat heads out to the fishing area, the poles will be set with lures by the mate to minimize the possibility of the lines becoming tangled.
The boat will be in the open ocean and four lines with lures (not bait) will be utilized in pole holders and outriggers. Hooked fish will be rotated between all participants on the boat -- rotation order will be agreed prior to leaving the dock.
When a fish is spotted, the mate will reel in the four lines and then set a line with live bait. If a fish takes the bait, the mate will 'set the hook' and give the pole to the first person in the fighting chair.
When the first person has landed the fish (or if the fish gets away), the next person will handle the next hooked fish. When everyone has had a turn in the chair the rotation will start over.
Note that if you do not land the fish, you have still used your turn.
This is a catch-and-release program, but fish that are edible and are not at risk or endangered may be landed and kept by the boat crew. Typically, six guests will share the boat. Arrangements can be made, at additional cost to share a boat among just two or three anglers (please consult the on-board Shore Excursion Staff prior to the day). Tour lasts approximately five hours from the time you board the boat until you are back at the pier. Tour time may be modified due to several factors, including, but not limited to, weather, sea conditions or seasickness. Those prone to seasickness should take appropriate medication prior to setting out. In the event of seasickness, the entire fishing party must decide among themselves if they want to return to the pier or continue fishing. If the group elects to return to the pier, the boat will not go back out and the tour will be considered finished. The boats typically head out to the Pacific Ocean; however, if the Captain learns that other boats are catching fish closer to shore or on the Sea of Cortes, he may alter the itinerary. Minimum age is 12 years. You must bring $18 in cash (per person, in US dollars) to pay for your fishing license; credit cards are not accepted for this transaction.