Fishing – deep sea The Sea of Cortez has some of the world’s best sport fishing. Nearby LaPaz – 45 minues – and Bahia de los Suenos (Bay of Dreams)- 20 minues, offer excellent deep-sea fishing adventures. Fishing is great year round, but the summer season, April to November offer the best sport-fishing experience.
On no wind days you can rent a fishing boat (panga) with a local fisherman from $100-$160 USD and fish to your hearts delight.
The Baja sea is abundant with Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Yellow Tail, Wahoo, Dorado, Cabrilla, Groupers, Jack Cravelle, Yellow Fin, Rosterfish, and Sierra.
Kurt n’ Marina has a fridge for every room, so you don’t have to worry about any fish going to waste. Simply bag and freeze some for future meals during your stay.
Tasty Fish You Are Likely to Catch
Dorado (a.k.a Mahi Mahi)
Dorado is the most common catch in these parts. These fish are impressive in size and color and taste great! From neon blues, yellows and greens, they are a thrill to reel in! They generally weigh from 15lbs – 30lbs
Best bait for Dorado are live sardines or albacore feathers. Trolling approximately one to two miles offshore will yield great results. Look for floating debris, here you will likely find some good action. Dorado fishing is best in late morning and early afternoon.
Yellow Fin Tuna
The largest of the tuna family, are some of the most fun catches. They love a good fight. Fisherman prize this fish for its culinary qualities. Often served raw as sashimi or sushi. Excellent grilled or seared rare. Best bait is live sardines or tuna feathers in the purple & black and Mexican flag color combinations.
Sierra or Spanish Mackerel
The sierra is often the culinary favorite of the Pacific. Usually used in ceviche, or popular caribbean entre.
This is the bread and butter fish for anglers with little experience and those fishing from the shore or from a kayak. Simply troll 4 1/2 inch broken back Rapala or Rebel lure from dawn to 10AM. Typically, you will catch them from 20 to 200 feet from shore. They have razor sharp teeth so you will need about 12 inches of wire leader. If you are fishing from a kayak give some thought about where you are going to put the fish when you catch it.
At rocky points or over rocky areas, cast from shore or troll using cut bait or 4″ Rapalas in the blue & green or blue & white color combinations. These fish are easy to catch, very tasty, but the smaller ones have very little meat.