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San Carlos Sports Fishing
Fishing in San Carlos is very good in the summer months. In the summer, as the water temperatures rise, the exotic big game species are present, including marlin, sailfish, dorado (mahi-mahi), and tuna. With deep water only a few miles off shore, even small boats can attempt to land the Big Ones. Several tournaments are held in San Carlos each year.

From late fall into spring, there is good bottom fishing in and around the many islands and points in the area. Target species include red snapper, sea trout, yellowtail, and sea bass. I am sorry to say that fishing in San Carlos is not as good as it was five and ten years ago. Commercial fishing boats ranging from small pangas to huge fishing fleets have over-fished the area, using illegal nets, and ignoring limits of size and number. Nevertheless, fishing and boating sportsmen have been able to bring in a good catch and have landed sailfish, marlin, and dorado of impressive size.

San Carlos Sports Fishing Calendar

VARIETY

PICTURE

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
DORADO        
GROUPER

           
BLUE MARLIN        
BLACK MARLIN          
STRIPED MARLIN        
SAILFISH        
SIERRA            
SNAPPER        
TUNA        
YELLOWTAIL            
WAHOO              

Trolling for Deep Sea Game Fish (Summer)
The Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) has a wealth of fish of many varieties. In summer, anglers go after the deep-sea game fish: marlin, dorado, tuna, and sailfish. You can rely on your boat captain to take you out to the places where the big ones are.

Trolling for Yellowtail, Light Trolling, and Bottom Fishing (Fall)
In the fall, trolling for yellowtail is a favorite sport and bottom fishing is excellent. For those who like light trolling, barracuda, bonita, shark, skipjack, and sierra can be taken.

Bottom Fishing (Winter)
In the winter months, December, January, and February, bottom fishing continues to be very good. There are numerous places to go bottom fishing and you probably wont need a big boat or a guide for this. The fish caught in this area in the fall and winter include the following: calico bass, croaker, corvina, grouper, red snapper, sea perch, triggerfish, Pacific whitefish, and yellowtail. 

 


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