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Fishing in Mexico

Mexico is a country that is associated, for most tourists, with the legendary Tenochtitlan, the treacherous Mexican desert, tequila and the pyramids, which were inherited by the mysterious Mayan civilization.

Mexico is a country in the Americas, located between two oceans bordering the United States in the north, and the small countries of Central America in the south. There is a mild tropical climate on the coast, and scorching heat in the inland areas. For fishermen, trophy fishing is a common daily phenomenon in this country.

What kind of fish can be caught in Mexico

Mexico has access to both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and the tropics are the places where marlin and sailfish migrate all year long. That is why fishing in Mexico, for the most experienced fishermen, is associated with catching trophy fish in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, although the Atlantic coast has access to the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean provides unforgettable fishing.

Near the Pacific coast, in addition to marlin and sailfish, you can fish seabass, dorado and tuna.

The Atlantic coast of Mexico runs along the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. These places are a paradise for catching deep-sea fish, as well as fish that inhabit the reefs: tuna, snappers and seabass.

Freshwater fishing in Mexico consists of fishing in the lakes of the black Florida bass.

When you can catch trophy fish in Mexico

The season of sea fishing in Mexico lasts all year long with a short break in the season of winter rain and hurricanes, from December till the end of February. You can still fish, but the fish caught on the hook is much smaller than those caught in the summer.

  • The season for catching wahoo, barracuda, snapper, shark and seabass does not actually stop.
  • Sailfish, blue marlin and dorado are mainly caught from March till the end of August.
  • White marlin begins to peck actively in April, and the season for active tuna fishing is April to May.

Freshwater fishing in rivers and lakes is available, of course, but it is not as popular as sea fishing.

Locations of fish in Mexico and fishing methods

Freshwater fish are caught in flat lakes and reservoirs.

Sea fishing in Mexico can be practiced all along the coast. But really productive coastal fishing can be found in the area of Isla Navedeed and Barra de Navedeed.

On the Pacific coast, areas like Los Cabas and Mazatlán (the marlin capital of the world) are considered the most popular fishing areas in Mexico.

On the Atlantic coast, it is Riviera Maya and Cancun.

For fishing, local and visiting fishermen use:

  • trolling - for fishing in the open sea;
  • deep-sea sheer fishing on the high seas and among reefs;
  • spinning - for fishing predators near the coast and on lakes; and
  • fly fishing gear - for fishing predators in mountain rivers, lakes and in the coastal zone.

The most effective fishing methods for trophies in Mexico are trolling and sheer bottom fishing.

Fishing in Mexico cannot fail. These warm waters are full of large-sized fish, and if marlin is not caught on the hook, then snapper will definitely be.

When choosing fishing packages and fishing tours, you need to decide the place to fish and the type of fish you would prefer to deal with.

We can offer you services to select a proper personal guide that will make your fishing in Mexico unforgettable.

Over the past few decades, Mexico has earned a reputation as the capital of trophy-hunting fishermen. That is why this country hosts annual tournaments for marlin catching.

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A great day to remember. First we cannot get to the fish and lost some, but still caught 5 barracudas and other. Anyway, it's people that matter, not the catch, so thank you Romeo you do great job.


Despite the weather we caught 3 barracudas and also were lucky to catch a HUGE sailfish!!! It made our day! Fantastic trip to book!


The overall experience was very good, plenty of tarpon and snook. The only reason to not land fish is due to lack of experience on my side but every time I me getting better at it.


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The crew taught us everithing, were very friendly. Thank you for making this day so amazing!

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