Fishing is actually what made Cabo San Lucas....
Sportfishing tourism is so intense here, that on any given morning it is often possible to see more than 150 charter boats leaving the crowded marina, filled with vacationers who have come from all over to catch marlin, tuna, sailfish, wahoo, dolphinfish, red snapper, yellowtail, sierra and roosterfish.
Cabo San Lucas holds many annual sportfishing tournaments, such as Bisbee's Black and Blue Marlin Tournament, the world's richest fishing competition with its million dollar purses. During these tournaments the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the marina is literally churned to a froth as scores of gleaming charter boats frantically charge out to sea in search of the prize winning fish! Marlin have been reported to have been over 1,000 lbs that have been caught here. Cabo San Lucas is in it's own category when it comes to Marlin. It is called the "Marlin Capital of the World", and rightly so as more Marlin are caught here than anywhere in world.
For vacationers of all persuasions, Cabo San Lucas truly "does it all." Here, in this glamorous Los Cabos vacation port of call, one could theoretically go for a morning walk around the beautiful marina, swim, snorkel, dive, parasail, catch a marlin or two or three, play a few holes of golf, grab a massage, have a beautiful dinner and then hit the nightclubs until the sun comes up the next morning and it's time to go fishing again!
Cabo San Lucas currently holds world records for
If you are interested in the history of fishing in Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas, then should visit the fishing museum. This fishing museum has information of the past and present about fishing as it relates to the Cabo San Lucas. The walls are covered with fish and a variety of sharks and tuna hang from the ceiling. For those who aren't fishing enthusiasts, it is interesting to see many of the local species up close, perhaps for the first time. Visiting the museum is free!
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