Fishing is one of the most popular pastimes around the world and each year thousands of people choose to go on holidays based around their hobby. Heading to a different climate in another part of the world allows them to see species of fish that they can’t catch at home, testing themselves at the same time by taking on the deep seas.
Mexico is just one of the most popular destinations with sport fishing particularly popular. Surf, fly and deep-sea fishing are all opportunities that appeal to those heading over to the country, either as part of their Cancun Yucatan holidays or even just as the main reason for the break.
In Mexico, there are tons of operators looking to provide the opportunity to head out to sea, or even just take you to the best fishing spots in the region, helping you to experience everything Mexico has to offer the fisherman.
They usually begin very early in the morning and will last throughout the afternoon and even on into the early evening, so you’ve got plenty of time to soak up the sun, be out on the water, talk about your catches or rant about the one that got away!
It’s always best to book your expedition in advance, due to the sheer number of people looking to go out on specialist fishing trips. When doing so, you should also find out just what’s included in the day’s offerings, so that you don’t get any unpleasant surprises!
A typical day’s fishing trip should include the boat, a captain and crew, equipment, bait, tackle and a license. You should also take your own food and drink with you if the boat is only small, but some larger boats have their own catering.
One of the most popular Mexican fishing locations is Los Cabos in Baja. There are all kinds of fish in this particular region, with Marlin among the most popular catches, with an estimated 50,000 caught each year.
Tuna and Sea Bass are in abundance in Mazatlan. You can fish all year round here, with the majority of Tuna and Sea Bass present between December and April.
Of course, fishing is all about catching the biggest fish or the most exciting species you can possibly land using your fishing rod. In the Puerto Vallarta region, where deep sea fishing is extremely popular, you can expect to find plenty of catchable sharks in the water – okay, maybe they’re not the Great Whites you see on the television, but you can still say “I caught a shark”, and that’s pretty exciting!