Fishing is what made Los Cabos famous, long before the glamorous hotels, world class golf courses and luxury spas were even thought of Cabo was a well kept secret for the fishing savvy.
Legends such as John Wayne, Bing Crosby and John Steinbeck frequented the Los Cabos area to sample the virgin waters that produced almost unbelieveable catches. In fact so impressed was Steinbeck with the beauty of the coast that he wrote a book “ The Log From The Sea of Cortez” a non fiction, work which details his six week journey and describes the species encountered. There is something about the stark landscape and azure seas that captivate visitors, leaving an echo within them that beckons them back time after time.
In the fishing world Cabo ranks in the top five destinations on the planet, whilst being firmly entrenched as the number one location in the world to catch striped marlin. Media attention is attracted every year by the top fishing tournament in the world, The Bisbee Black and Blue , which last year had a record payout for first place of over four million dollars. This is not the only competition, the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament and Tuna Tournament are all held within three weeks of the main event, plus the IGFA World Offshore Championship, which is set in May. These events attract anglers from a far afield as Finland, Papua New Guinea, Angola, Italy and Australia to name but a few as well as dozens of teams from the United States and Mexico.
Many visitors to Los Cabos still plan their trip around fishing making it an annual event, however now with Cabo prominently featured as one of the world’s top vacation destinations more and more first time fisherman are frequenting the area. In fact many visitors do not even think about fishing until they actually arrive in Cabo and then intrigued by the scores of boats that they see passing their hotels in the early morning, decide to look into what this is all about.
By Tracy Ehrenberg, General Manager of Pisces Sportsfishing