SPORT FISHING IN LORETO
THE BEST SPORT FISHING IS IN LORETO, MEXICO
The Sea of Cortez was called the World's Aquarium by Jacques Cousteau, so by reputation, it has a ton of fish! When fishing in Loreto's seas, you can expect to catch Yellowtail, Dorado, Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Grouper, Sea Bass, Snapper, Rooster-fish and more!
Loreto has world class fishing, people from all over the world come here to fish! The temperature of the water has a lot to do with what type of fish you can catch.
The summertime is when the big sport fish are out. Loreto is famous for Dorado (Mahi Mahi). Sometimes the sea looks green because its teaming with Dorado. The Summers are quite hot though, so be sure to bring extra water and sunscreen.
The fishing in Loreto during the winter is still amazing. Good chance you will catch some delicious Yellowtail (20 to 40 pounds are normal). In the winter, the weather is dictated by the wind. If its too windy, its too risky and unpleasant to be out in the sea.
TYPICAL COSTS FOR SPORT FISHING IN LORETO
Best fishing in the world? Yep, its true. There are plenty of pangas available to take you out to the best fishing ever. There is usually a flat rate for a panaga, which is maybe about $250.00 to $500.00 and can fit about 3-5 people. Better fishing boats and equipment usually means higher rates, but doesn't necessarily mean more fish.
The local captains have been fishing their whole lives and they know the waters better then anyone. They know where to fish, what to use, how to use it and what to do when you get one.
Fishing licenses cost about $13.00
They are purchased in the office in the middle part of the building (go down the hallway)
Marine Park passes cost about $3.00
They are purchased in the office on the south side of the building (they sell snacks too)
Live bait cost about $20.00
Contact your captain to see what is available
Catch cleaning can be done offsite
Cost about $2.00 a fish, cheaper when you have more fish. The captain or the kids near the marina can tell you where to go.
LIST OF SPORT FISHING BUSINESSES IN LORETO
DIEGO HIGUERA COTA
RENT YOUR OWN BOAT / PANGA
$300.00 8 Hours
$1,400.00 Per Week
Wantoplay is a very safe and economical 17′ Boston Whaler with 50 HP 4-stroke outboard. Perfect for up to 4 passengers (600 lbs max) to explore the Loreto Bay National Marine Park on your own.
They rent this boat to qualified persons*, without captain
*One-time boat training / sea trial fee: $100