Pisces by the numbers: key fishing stats from the 2023 season

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FIRST COW of the season!— A 270-pound yellowfin tuna caught last week by La Playita local Nathan Browne on 50-pound test with live bait aboard his friend Miguel’s panga, a 22 footer named María Sabina (not a Pisces boat). It took angler him 2 hours to land the monster fish. Fishing is heating WAY up in Cabo! PHOTO COURTESY OF PISCES SPORTFISHING.
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With the 2024 Cabo-area fishing season well underway, take a look back and appreciate the sum of the Pisces team’s work and achievements. Last year was one of their most successful years on record. Los Cabos remains highly attractive due to its proximity to the U.S. and Canada, its remarkable safety, great weather, high-end accommodations, and, of course, its unrivaled fishing.

The numbers make it evident that Cabo is a year-round fishing destination. One of the standouts was the staggering 7,471 billfish caught (mostly marlin and some sailfish) by anglers fishing with Pisces Sportfishing, and it’s worth mentioning that 98.9% of those fish were released.

GREAT SHOT of a tailwalking billfish off of Cabo San Lucas.

Not only are they catching and releasing more, but fish survival statistics are rising due to the safe fish-handling techniques taught to the Pisces crews. There are limits on smaller eating fish such as tuna and dorado, so those caught over the allowed limit are released back into the water to help maintain the area’s incredibly healthy fish stocks.

Catches vary from year to year, so the charts should serve as a general guideline when planning your next fishing trip to Cabo.

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Contributing factors are water temperature, currents, and availability of bait. Nevertheless, this information can be used to plan with confidence.

For more information and to book a trip with Cabo’s premier sportfishing operation, visit PiscesSportfishing.com.

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