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Latest Cabo Fishing Reports
> Pisces Cabo Fishing 14 April 2017

Overall catch success rate, all species combined: 70%. Numbers at a glance: Billfish 35%, Tuna 0%, Dorado 0%, other 30%.

> Jc Sportfishing Cabo Fishing Report 17 April 2017

Footbal Size Tuna 50 Miles 0ut! Inshore: Sheepshead, Snapper and Grouper! Sierras Dropping Bait Chunks

> Jen Wren Cabo Fishing Report 14 April 2017

East Cape - Week of firsts with grouper, snapper, and sailfish!

> Picante Cabo Fishing Report 09 April 2017

Marlin Wahoo, Dorado, and Tuna

> Jc Sportfishing Cabo Fishing Report 10 April 2017

Fishing Tough This Last Week! Few Marlin Being Caught at the 1150! Marlin Move 50 Miles to Sea of Cortez! Full Moon Slows Marlin...

> Gordo Banks Cabo Fishing Report 15 April 2017

The weather is definitely cooperating, ideal climate, and anglers enjoyed great conditions on the water...

> Pisces Cabo Fishing Report 07 April 2017

Overall catch success rate, all species combined: 86% Numbers at a glance: Billfish 47%, Tuna 8%, Dorado 2%, other 47%.

> Picante Cabo Fishing Report02 April 2017

Striped Marlin, Yellow Fin Tuna, Wahoo, Rooster Fish, Sierra, Grouper , Red Snapper

> Gordo Banks Cabo Fishing Report 08 April 2017

Snapper, Wahoo and a few Tuna Keep Anglers Busy...

> Pisces Cabo Fishing Report 31 March 2017

Overall catch success rate, all species combined: 74% Numbers at a glance: Billfish 29%, Tuna 6%, Dorado %, other 46%.

Sailfish

Sailfish in Cabo

ISTIOPHORIDAE FAMILY; also called spindlebeack, bayonetfish

Saifish are a summer visitor to the waters around Los Cabos. It is widely considered the fastest fish in the sea attaining speeds estimated at 60mph. Pacific sailfish are typically much larger than their Atlantic cousins, however they are now considered to be the same species.

They inhabit tropical and subtropical waters near land masses, usually in depths over 6 fathoms, but occasionally caught in lesser depths and from pangas around Cabo. Pelagic and migratory, sailfish usually travel alone or in small groups. They appear to feed mostly in midwater along the edges of reefs or current eddies.

Its outstanding feature is the long, high first dorsal which is slate or cobalt blue with a scattering of black spots. The second dorsal fin is very small. The bill is usually a little more than twice the length of the elongated lower jaw. The vent is just forward of the first anal fin. The sides often have pale, bluish gray vertical bars or rows of spots.

Its fighting ability and spectacular aerial acrobatics endear the sailfish to the saltwater angler, but it tires quickly and is best fought on light tackle. In Los Cabos, most of the charter companies have 20lb casting rods which are ideal for sailfish. Fishing methods include trolling with baits or lures, as well as live bait fishing and, occasionally, kite fishing if the charter has the equipment.

Recent acoustic tagging and tracking experiments suggest that this species is quite hardy and that survival of released specimens is good.

Current Sailfish All Tackle Record

221 lbs. 0 ounces.

Best time to catch a Sailfish in Cabo: From June until early November. The seasons chart on the main page suggests that sailfish are around most of the year but this is not our experience: they are definitely a summer and early fall fish in Cabo.

 

Marine Biologist Rick Rosenthal shot some amazing sequences of Sailfish - sadly in Costa Rica - which revealed some astonishing details of their life. Watch the sequence below. 

Risck Rosenthal's amazing video from teh Nature show Superfish

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Jen Wren

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Latest Cabo Fishing Reports

Jc Sportfishing Cabo Fishing Report 17 April 2017

Footbal Size Tuna 50 Miles 0ut! Inshore: Sheepshead, Snapper and Grouper! Sierras Dropping Bait... More

Pisces Cabo Fishing Report 14 April 2017

Overall catch success rate, all species combined: 70%. Numbers at a glance: Billfish 35%,... More



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