Kite fishing

Kite fishing is absolutely my favored ways to catch yellowfin tuna off Cabo San Lucas,  in the wintertime and its definitely a set of skills which keeps you on your toes. The rigs you use are just as important as the hardware and there are a lot of selections with regards to big league kite fishing gear. For that matter, breaking fragile kite fishing equipment is unavoidable and in most instances a lot more goes wrong than right with regards to flying two kites in rough seas. We have learned to kite fish in virtually any fishable condition, and my goal here’s to illustrate many of the techniques we’ve utilized with great success throughout the years.

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The Standard Cabo San Lucas Kite fishing Rig – This was the original kite fishing rig which has been utilized since the late 70s. Basically, it requires minimal rigging in a world where technical know how can mean the distinction between hooking fish in tough sea conditions or going home empty handed. The rig is straightforward, effective, and reliable. Whether you are rigging a line with two or 3 baits you need to use top quality release clips, a strong main line, and the strongest swivels you may get. Kite Hunter and Blacks are great kiting rigging kits that you could buy at almost any reputable tackle on line store.             Kite clip kit

Some might balk and say 3 baits is a bit much to manage but MAN UP! Most pleasure boats fish SIX baits at any time so learn to fish three. Most large charter boats and pro rigged center consoles fish two kites with up to six baits, flying kites off the riggers using stainless steel rings to keep the spread wide and controlled. Still, there are many lessons to be learned from this orientation and if you are up for the challenge, you can build a tournament winning spread for just under $3000.00. If you are dead set on fishing like the pros, you’ll have to invest in the gear first. Rigging the kite lines is basically the same, but the orientation of the gear inside the boat and how you run the lines is the key difference.

If you are an Angler and would like to go kite fishing in cabo San Lucas ! make sure you charter from Tag cabo Sportfishing fleet.

They have been kite fishing for years and you can actually follow them on facebook to watch them live streaming wile they are fishing. Fishing in Cabo


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Yesterday we went out on board the Tailchaser with captain Julian and deck hand Alejandro looking for stripped marlin and dorado (mahi-mahi). We decided to go to the Golden Gate Bank because the water temperature was perfect to find stripped Marlin there.

On our way to the Golden Gate Bank, we found two humpback whales breaching out of the water repeatedly so we decided to get really close to them and enjoy whale watching for a few minutes which was such a majestic moment to witness a giant bridging out of the water and slamming into the water so hard making a loud sound.

After whale watching for a few minutes, we kept going towards our destination, in about a mile before we got right to the Golden Gate Bank we started trolling dead bait.

As we got right outside the bank, we ran into a school of dorados (mahi-mahi)and managed to catch 3 big dorados and one of them won the fight by breaching out of the water then releasing itself from the hook.

These happen around 7:30 in the morning so we started off the day in a really awesome way.

After that we kept on going towards the fishing Bank getting a few strikes on the dead bait with out getting hooked.

Around 8 a.m. we manage to hook a stripped Marlin.

As we started fighting the striped Marlin that we had hooked, we saw that a few lit up marlins were around the boat, as soon as captain Julián saw all the Marlin around us he screamed to Alejandro to cast a live bait into the water and hand it over to him so that he can cast another one and they can both hook a couple more Marlins.

So as Sheryl (current customer) was fighting a stripped Marlin Captain Julian and first mate Alejandro manage to hook another two Martins, By this time we had 3 super happy customers fighting their own Marlin at the same time.

We released all three Marlins and the customers were just jumping of joy high-fiving each other celebrating and they couldn’t believe what have happened, you could literally see the adrenaline on their faces.

All these happened so early in the morning that we kept trolling our dead bait to attract more Marlin.

It was a bit slow for about an hour and a half then it happen again.

We hooked a Marlin with the dead bait that we were trolling and as we start fighting the Marlin we saw again a bunch of lit up Marlins surrounding our boat.

So captain Julian and deck hand Alejandra did the same thing again,they casted some live bait into the water and hooked up two other Marlins.

So by the this time of the day we had already two Triple hookups.

Marlins usually stay on top of the water so when we fight them we start following them and we usually catch and release them within 15 to 35 minutes.

But when we catch multiple Marlins we cannot follow one of the Marlins and let the other Marlins get away.

So the client’s the fight the Marlins while on a multiple hook up they really have to really in the Marlin without us following it and making it easier.

Since by this time we have card three Dorados and release 6 striped Marlins in our clients where hungover they decided they have had their workout for the day and they wanted to head back to the resort.

We are so blessed down here in Cabo San Lucas to have such wealthy oceans surrounding us, that it doesn’t matter what time of the year and Angler chooses to fly in and go catch their trophy fish we always can go out there in land that’s so anticipated fish.

And yes fishing is fishing not catching but like I just mention there is no other part in the world where you can go outing to the ocean all year around and have a 95% success rate like we do out here in Cabo San Lucas.

All you have to do is go with the right fishing guides so they can put you right on top of the fish and you can have a great fishing trip.

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Thank you very much to all our fans for all the support from your friend down here in Cabo San Lucas Arturo Chacon.

Monster black marlin

Cabo San Lucas fishing report July 19th 2017.

Monster Black Marlin weighing in at a jaw dropping 448lbs was reeled in by semi pro woman Angler Valerie Sutton-Jackson this past Tuesday July 18, 2017 out of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico while on our way out to the East Cape. Captain Julian Liquidano Garcia, Captain Jobe Villavicencio, Captain Eduardo Liquidano, Valerie and Chuck Baker  were set on an adventurous 3-day fishing trip when surprisingly coming across a patch of beautiful blue water, ideal for big game fish! Captain and crew decided to sew up a few bait, set out some teaser lines and troll a bit to see if anything would bite along this area before reaching their final destination. Surly enough just over 45min and we’re hooked on a Blue Marlin! We did not have a chance to weight this catch as we quickly released it after taking a few pictures, but it looked to be about 350lbs (will post pics soon) like 30 minutes after that a striped marlin started going off on one of the teasers so Jobe graved a live bait and cast it right next to the marlin, the marlin went right for it so it was on! Chuck started fighting that lit up marling to release it after about 15 minutes, like about 2 hours  later Julian spotted another striped marlin on top of the water so he told Jobe and got the boat right to it, by that time Jobe was already on the vow with live bait on a hook so he cast it right to it and it was on again for Chuck he fought it for about 20 minutes to release it back in the Ocean, Not even 45 minutes later  a pod of dolphins! Any and every angler’s eyes light up as they come across a nice pod of dolphins as this means big game fish along the area. Captain and crew brought on their best game in search for a trophy fish along this area, thats when they started catching yellowfin tunas, like about 3 at a time so by this time they were all saying to each other how great of a day was when they were not even close to the area they were supposed to go to. A few days back Valerie had mention about how great her fishing experience has been in Cabo and that the only trophy fish she need it to catch to finish her list was a black marlin so the crew told her we will get one for you soon Valerie as they were trolling their way to the East Cape, all of the sudden a huge black marlin starts hitting one of the teasers with it bill, Captain Jobe graved a live bait and cast it right next to the marlin as Captain Julian from the top was reeling in the teaser and thats when the huge black marlin eat the bait got hooked  and the little lady Valerie reeled in this 448lbs Black Marlin trophy fish (featured above) using a Shimano 25 talica in just over 20min! A true accomplishment in the sportfishing industry. Filled with excitement, captain, crew and anglers decided to turn back to Cabo while having reached only 1/4 of their original fishing trip itinerary. Goes to show just how rich in fish and adventure our waters out here in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico can be.

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Cabo fishing report May 28/ 2017

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A few pictures of yesterday’s (May 26, 2017) fishing trip.
It’s that time of the year again and water temperatures are rising, bringing along our biggest game fish.We caught a 384lb blue marlin on board 45ft Cabo with Captain Julian Liquidano Garcia, Captain, Eduardo liquidano, Captain Jobe Villavicencio, Owners Chuck Baker and Valerie Sutton-Jackson Marlin which was caught yesterday March 26, 2017.
Pictures taken by Arturo Chacon

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We have been catching yellowfin tuna most of them small but here and there we have been catching big ones, also plenty of dorados, big wahoos, striped marlin and as you see on the pictures we caught our first Blue marlin of the season. If you are planing on getting down to Cabo within the next few moths, You should really go fishing summer is the best time for big game fishing in Cabo San Lucas.

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Cabo Fishing Report from April 10th to April 13th

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Undoubtedly, April is one of the greatest months for sports fishing in Cabo San Lucas. And this week was no exception. The weather was clear with periodic clouds which made game fishing even more fun, and less of a challenge as we didn’t have to battle it out with the harsh climate.

The average temperature was approximately around 27°C with low humidity at 51 percent and no precipitation. Let us tell you here that generally in April, in Cabo San Lucas, there is virtually no rainfall. Though it was slightly windy, with winds blowing at 16 km per hour, it kept us cool during the daytime so we pretty much enjoyed the weather conditions as they were ideal for bending the rods and catching some great game fish bite.

This week, we headed off-shore with a convoy of 10 yacht charters and a large group of avid anglers waiting to indulge in Cabo San Lucas sea action. At this time of the month, off-shore fishing in Cabo produces a good Striped Marlin and Wahoo bite. And that’s exactly what we found under the sea when we hit the shores.

What we loved about this week’s sports fishing in Cabo San Lucas was the fact that we got tons of opportunities to catch big Wahoos. These are about 8 feet long and weigh about 100 pounds. That’s massive!!

But wait, besides the size, as we mentioned previously, Wahoo fish are speedsters, and possibly one of the toughest pelagic predators to catch. They have the ability to streak through the waters upward of 60 mph and they fight similar to a wounded rhino. It’s crazy but absolutely fun for pro and adventurous sports fishing anglers alike. Catching these big speedsters is no less than an achievement.

The clear weather played a pivotal role in our amazing Wahoo catch success rate. We could clearly see the waters and Wahoo cruising sub-surface. This helped us put baits in their target zones and rig them up to catch a great Wahoo bite for everyone to enjoy during dinner.

During this week, we also found a good Yellow Fin Tuna bite and occasionally came across Dorado. It was absolutely a joy to be at sea this week just like last week and we can’t wait to hit the sea again next week. The anticipation of what will we find under the deep waters next week is making us super excited.