Cabo San Lucas: a Sea of Joys
In Mexico, Cabo San Lucas gave us a fishing of first level, diversity of species and constant pique.
Each destination to which one arrives first has a charm special, and at the same time an uncertainty that fills us with questions of all kinds. Cabo San Lucas (Baja California, Mexico), without a doubt, is considered to be one of the major fisheries of the world. Its particularity is that it is strategically located at the convergence of the Pacific Ocean and the sea of Cortez. The union of these waters generates a lot of currents where migrate – at different times of the year – many species of peak, and other pelagic species, such as black, blue, striped marlin, fish sail, dolphin, Wahoo and tuna. We had decided to travel in October since the greatest interest was focused on the capture of marlin.
The day after our arrival it are engaged in a tour by boat on one of the most emblematic places in Cabo San Lucas: the arch and its large stones around. After walk and take a nice swim in the tremendously warm waters, the vessel itself us moved up to one of the best-known beaches in the area close to the Centre of the city: El Medano. Evening options for dinner and drink are very diverse, with all kinds of bars and places to eat. Certainly the part more cute and tourist of all Cabo San Lucas is around the marina, since there are a huge number of sports fishing boats a superlative level, and there same are the most attractive places to walk and eat.
Our first day of fishing began at 6 A.M., when a shuttle took us up to
an area of the marina where the two boats we had hired were.
The crew already had everything perfectly tidy and ready to set sail after making the corresponding role and receive us with a rich coffee and something very similar to our croissants.
Departure schedule was provided for 6:30 and the return for 14:30, something that struck us mightily, since most of the destinations are always planned for no earlier than the 16. According to how is the fishing, the crew decides if it exits to the Pacific or the sea of Cortez, this varies according to the currents. As we consulted the day before hike winds forecast, Cabo San Lucas Captains are reported on the ocean currents, because according to the water temperature determines where will be the best fishing. A fact that surprised me: no more than 20 minutes of sailing, sailor was already pulling all the lines to the water at a distance from the coast no more than 2,000 meters, something that had not experienced in other fisheries. There I understood why the stipulated timetable of return, since in other countries to get to the area’s fishing sailing not less than 1:30 hours. In Cabo San Lucas does not take more than 20 minutes, that logically represents much more fishing time on the day.
Note published in the Weekend 509, February 2015. If you want to buy the copy, call tel.: (011) 4341-7820 / 0810-333-6720. To subscribe to the magazine and receive it free of charge at your home address, click here.
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