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An Overview of Sailfish in Cabo San Lucas

An Overview of Sailfish in Cabo San Lucas

SailfishingSailfish typically measure between 6 and 11 feet long and weigh between 120 and 220 pounds. They’re big! They live about 4 years in the wild. Known for being the fastest fish in the ocean, guess how fast they can go… a) 28 miles per hour b) 48 miles per hour c) 68 miles per hour or d) 88 miles per hour…

If you guessed “c”, 68 miles per hour, you got it. Considering how fast they travel, it’s a wonder fishermen can catch them– but they sure do. Sailfish put up a good fight. If and when you get one, you’ll be impressed with its size and strength– definitely worth a picture to show all your friends and family.

An Overview of Sailfish

There are actually two versions of common sailfish– those in the Atlantic and those in the “Indo-Pacific” oceans. In general, sailfish are blue/gray in color and they’ve got white underbellies. If you wondered how they got their name, just look at their large dorsal fin. It looks like a sail. This fin stretches almost the length of their body and it’s quite high– in fact, it goes higher than the fish goes wide. Obviously, these fish stand out for their looks alone.

Sailfish are often found near the surface of the ocean trying to use their sails to essentially catch dinner, which is typically sardines, squid or octopus. Their upper jaw juts out beyond their lower jaw giving them a spear-like “mouth” appearance.

Do people eat sailfish? Not much. They’re more of a game fish. Some fishermen have taken hours to land one because sailfish are leapers and divers who do not want to be caught– which makes it all the more rewarding to get one.

Want to try and land a sailfish into the boat out on the water? If you’re in Cabo San Lucas, you’re in luck. Guerita Sportfishing offers professionally guided sailfish fishing trips for those who love “the thrill of the chase.” You’ll explore the waters of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific side of Los Cabos in search of fish– and, thankfully, your guides will know where to find ‘em. What are you waiting for? Book your exciting sailfish fishing trip today by calling 518-488-8275.

The Advantages of Going Yellow-Fin Tuna Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

The Advantages of Going Yellow-Fin Tuna Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

When most people hear the word “tuna,” they automatically think of the little cans of tuna available at the supermarket. However, what they don’t realize is that tuna—and specifically yellow-fin tuna—are some of the strongest fish out there. They are often referred to as a “ball of muscle” by those who fish for them andContinue Reading

Here’s Why You Should Go Offshore Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

Here’s Why You Should Go Offshore Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

Unless you live near the ocean, chances are you don’t do a lot of offshore fishing. If you’re from a place like Iowa or Nebraska, you’re probably used to fishing in local ponds, streams and rivers. That said, every once in a while it’s nice to take a trip south to a resort area forContinue Reading

How to Become a Better Fisherman

How to Become a Better Fisherman

Becoming a better fisherman is like learning to play an instrument. The more you practice, the better you’ll get over time. It takes effort to be good at something. Most people don’t just pick up a pole with no experience and reel in countless fish. Fishing is an art, science and sport all rolled intoContinue Reading

Going Fishing is Almost Always a Great Idea

Going Fishing is Almost Always a Great Idea

In life, once you get to a certain age, not that many things excite you anymore. There’s a “been there, done that” mentality that kind of seeps in. Thank God, then, for fishing. This is one of those pastimes that doesn’t disappoint. Why go fishing? For the thrill of it! You never know if you’llContinue Reading

The Advantages of Fishing With a Professional Guide

The Advantages of Fishing With a Professional Guide

Fishing is a new place is always really exciting. It’s fun to spend time learning about where to find fish and what to use to get them to bite. Nevertheless, if you only plan on spending a day or two fishing in a specific place, you might not have the time to learn all aboutContinue Reading

Why Fishing is Good for Your Health

What do people do when they want to have some sort of purpose to enjoy nature and the great outdoors? They fish. One of life’s greatest pleasures is fishing, because you never know if and when you’ll get a bite and hook “the big one.” That’s exactly what makes it so exciting for many peopleContinue Reading