WHAT FISH CAN YOU CATCH DURING YOUR STAY IN LORETO?  FISHING CALENDAR 

There are plenty of big game fish to catch in Loreto. The type of fish you can catch depends on what month and most importantly, the temperature of the water. We included a fishing calendar which tells you what type of fish you can expect to catch in Loreto and when.

 

The summer months are more popular, since it is at that time, that you can catch Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna and Dorado. Loreto has a huge Yellowtail bite in the winter. You can also catch Cabrilla (up to 30lbs) and Pargo year round.

 

 Make sure you check out the fishing charters in Loreto and contact them for current fishing conditions.

FISHING CALENDAR FOR LORETO

JANUARY

Yellow-tail

Cabrilla

Rooster

Pargo

Sierra

FEBRUARY

Yellow-tail

Cabrilla

Rooster

Pargo

Sierra

MARCH

Yellow-tail

Cabrilla

Rooster

Pargo

Sierra

Grouper

APRIL

Yellow-tail

Cabrilla

Rooster

Pargo

Sierra

Grouper

MAY

Yellow-tail

Cabrilla

Rooster

Pargo

Grouper

Marlin

Sailfish

JUNE

Yellow-tail

Cabrilla

Pargo

Grouper

Marlin

Sailfish

Dorado

Tuna

JULY

Cabrilla

Pargo

Grouper

Marlin

Sailfish

Dorado

Tuna

AUGUST

Cabrilla

Pargo

Marlin

Sailfish

Dorado

Tuna

SEPTEMBER

Cabrilla

Pargo

Marlin

Sailfish

Dorado

Tuna

OCTOBER

Cabrilla

Pargo

Marlin

Sailfish

Dorado

Tuna

Sierra

Rooster

NOVEMBER

Yellow-tail

Cabrilla

Rooster

Pargo

Sierra

DECEMBER

Yellow-tail

Cabrilla

Rooster

Pargo

Sierra

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LORETO FISHING CALENDAR,

MONTH-BY-MONTH

 LORETO FISHING IN JANUARY:

You can expect to catch some yellowtail while fishing in Loreto in January. The Yellow tail are comprised of the local resident yellowtails or are the ones that have come down from the cooler waters to the north. The Yellowtail are usually hanging out on the rocky bottom.

Rooster-fish also bite during the winter and prefer the cooler water. 

Cabrilla and Pargo are year-round fish. They can be found around the islands near rocky ledges. 

 LORETO FISHING IN FEBRUARY:

Fishing in February is much like January. The waters are still quite cool, consisting of Yellowtail, Rooster-fish, Cabrilla . Yellowtail are getting bigger and coming to the surface this time of year.

Wind can be a big factor in whether you can even go out fishing in the winter time. Winds from the north can cause choppy seas off Loreto, causing many fishing charters to stay put in the harbor.

 LORETO FISHING IN MARCH:

The weather may feel like its getting warmer, but the water is still cool in Loreto. Yellowtail, Snapper and Sea Bass are still the popular catches. This is prime Yellowtail time, there are more of them and some being in the 30-40 pound range.

Grouper start to bite a bit more this time a year. Loreto Grouper like the rocky outcroppings around the islands. Start off by catching some live bait, hook the bait up on a heavy line and pole, and then sink them to the bottom. 

 LORETO FISHING IN APRIL:

Yellowtail is still going strong in April as well as Grouper. The Rooster-fish bite begins to slow down.  As in almost any month, Cabrilla and Pargo can be caught.

If the water warms up more than normal, then you might get lucky with a Dorado.

 LORETO FISHING IN MAY:

Rooster-fish and Yellowtail bite starts to slow, although Yellowtail is still a popular catch.

 

Dorado become more and more a possibility. Most are still off the shores of La Paz, but are headed in mass towards Loreto.

Marlin and Sailfish are making their way to Loreto as well. Don't be surprised to catch one of these beauties in May. 

 LORETO FISHING IN JUNE:

The Loreto fishing season has official begun in June. Although Yellowtail have gone elsewhere, big game fish have come into the waters of Loreto. 

Expect a great Dorado bite, as well as a more consistent Marlin and Sailfish bite. Yellowfin Tuna have also arrived. Water temps in June are about 80 degrees.

 LORETO FISHING IN JULY:

Get the big fishing gear out! The bite is ON! The Dorado bite goes nuts in July! They can been seen on the top-water almost anywhere. 

Marlin and Sailfish are striking tackle at a very respectable rate. In June your chance of a big Yellowfin goes up, but is still limited.

 LORETO FISHING IN AUGUST:

The water is now in mid to upper 80's and the warm water fish love it. Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin and Dorado are all biting. This is the best time of year to catch the big fish.

It is quite hot and humid in Loreto in August. Be sure to bring tons of water for your amazing fishing trip.

 LORETO FISHING IN SEPTEMBER:

The water is HOT and so is the BITE! Yellowfin is peaking and the Marlin and Sailfish bite cools off just a bit from its peak in August. You can still catch some big Grouper and Snapper too!

If you can handle the heat in Loreto, September is a great time to go fishing!

 LORETO FISHING IN OCTOBER:

The Yellowfin bite is still great! However, the Marlin and Sailfish bite will be slow (hey you might still catch them though). The cooler weather and water has also led to a slower Dorado bite, but its still pretty good. 

The water in Loreto has only cooled off a few degrees, but some the warm water fish have begun to follow the warm waters further south. 

 LORETO FISHING IN NOVEMBER:

The weather in Loreto is awesome in November. It begins to coll down (still warm) and is a lot less humid. You can still catch some Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado, but the Marlin and Sailfish are gone. 

If the water gets cooler than normal, the Yellowtail and even Rooster-fish begin to come back. And yes, Cabrilla and Pargo are still biting all year round.

 LORETO FISHING IN DECEMBER:

The water and weather cool down quite quickly in December. You might be able to catch a straggling Yellowfin or Dorado. 

The Yellowtail and Rooster bite picks up in December. Wind starts to pick up too though.