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The 18 Types Of Fish You May Catch In Los Cabos

DESTINATION | Published on 18/04/2023
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Where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet, you'll find the enchanting destination of Los Cabos, which is a paradise for fishing enthusiasts - With its famous arch, natural stone structure, and abundance of fish. Los Cabos offers a unique and unforgettable experience for anglers of all levels.

In this article, we will explore 18 different types of fish you can catch while fishing in Los Cabos.


  • Best season: May and June.
  • Located near reefs and rocky structures, these strong fighters require skill to reel in successfully.


  • Best season: All year.
  • Fast swimmers that are often used as bait for larger fish, providing opportunities for diverse catches.

Calico Bass

  • Best season: March to November.
  • Inhabitants of kelp forests and rocky bottoms, demand a strategic approach for successful hooking and landing.

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

  • Best season: July to November.
  • Known for vibrant colors and high leaps, they require quick reflexes from anglers to ensure a successful catch.

Grouper (Broomtail)

  • Best season: April to June.
  • Dwelling in reefs and rocky structures, pose a challenge due to their tendency to seek cover.

Jack Crevalle

  • Best season: May and June.
  • Powerful runners that test an angler's light tackle skills and stamina during a fight.

Marlin (Black)

  • Best season: July to December.
  • The largest marlin species, demanding strength and expertise from big-game anglers to land.

Marlin (Blue)

  • Best season: July to October.
  • Incredible speed and acrobatic leaps challenge an angler's ability to keep up and maintain control.

Marlin (Striped)

  • Best season: January to July.
  • Noted for thrilling fights, they require skillful handling for a successful catch and release.


  • Best season: May to August
  • Found in shallow waters, necessitating accurate casting and proper lure presentation for a successful catch.


  • Best season: May and June.
  • Their spectacular jumps and speed require anglers to be quick and alert to reel them in successfully.

Shark (Hammerhead)

  • Best season: January to April.
  • Catching these sharks demands strength, endurance, and adherence to local regulations for a safe experience.

Shark (Mako)

  • Best season: November to February.
  • Anglers targeting these sharks should be prepared for their speed and aggressive behavior during the fight.

Snapper (Cubera)

  • Best season: April to September.
  • Found near rocky structures and reefs, they require effective bottom fishing techniques to hook and land.


  • Best season: June to October.
  • Inhabiting mangroves and estuaries, they call for a stealthy approach and precise casting to entice a bite.


  • Best season: March to June.
  • Powerful predators that demand patience and skill from anglers during both day and night fishing excursions.

Tuna (Yellowfin)

  • Best season: September to December.
  • Known for their speed and strength, these fish challenge anglers to use their best techniques to land them successfully.


  • Best season: September to January.
  • Featuring a slender, streamlined body and razor-sharp teeth, their explosive first run and attractive iridescent blue color make them a sought-after catch for anglers.

Los Cabos fishing offers an incredible variety of fish species to target, making it a must-visit destination for any angler.

From the powerful Marlin to the challenging Yellowfin Tuna, the different types of fish waiting for you in Los Cabos are nothing short of spectacular.

Grab your gear, and embark on an unforgettable adventure exploring types of fishing in this beautiful location.

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