Dorado, Yellowtail, Sailfish, Marlin, Triggerfish, Snapper, Grouper, Bonita, Sierra, Roosterfish, Amberjack, Corvina, Cabrilla, Yellowfin Tuna, and Parrotfish are all caught in or near Loreto. Many Pangas and Mexican Captains are available right down the street at the Marina. We have Mexican Captains on standby to take our guests out fishing with very little advance notice, weather permitting. $200-350us/day/panga/ 2- 3 pp.
If you plan on taking your fish home with you, then bring down a lightweight, well insulated hard sided Ice Chest with a hinged lid.
Airlines require total weight with fish to be 50 pounds max per cooler. Used Ice Chests may be available in town and Ley Supermarket often sells a basic chest for 50-60 dollars.
Many fisherman bring their clothes down in the empty chest to save airline baggage fees. Bring a duffle bag for the return flight for your clothes or donate your used clothes.
Your Captain will fillet and bag your fish. If you want certain type of freezer bag, bring it. Some Captains have vacuum sealers and you can bring the sealer bags. If important to vacuum seal, bring the sealing machine also!
Only one rod or line with hook is permitted in the water, per person
A fishing license allows to capture fin fish only. It does not allow to capture any crustaceans or mollusks, with the exception of squid, and their capture by anyone is strictly prohibited. Totuaba, turtles and marine mammals are under protection of the Ministry and may not be captured at any time.
In ocean waters and estuaries the limit is a total of ten fish per person per day, with no more than 5 catches of a single specie, except of the species of the “Billfishes”, Shark and Giant Seabass (Stereolepis gigas), of which only one specimen from this group is allowed per day, and which counts a five toward the overall 10 fish limit, or Dorado, Roosterfish, Shad or Tarpon, and Gulf Grouper (Mycyteroperca jordani), of which only two samples from this group are allowed, and which count as five toward the overall 10 fish limit.
Underwater fishing is limited to a total of five fish and/or squid per day, using rubber band, spring or pneumatic harpoons, and only while skin diving.
There is no limit to the practice of "catch and release", as long as the fish that exceed the bag limit be returned to their environment in good survival condition.
It is illegal to capture and maintain alive any fish for ornamental purposes.
It is prohibited to receive any financial gain from the product obtained through sportfishing.
It is prohibited to dump trash, litter or substances that harm the aquatic flora or fauna, whether on lakes, river banks, shores or oceanic waters.
It is prohibited to collect corals, sea anemones and snails, or to disturb the original ecosystem/environment.
It is prohibited to practice sportfishing 250 meters or less from swimmers.
It is prohibited to use artificial lighting to attract large quantities of fish.
Fish caught under a sportfishing license may not be filleted aboard the vessel from which it was caught
Current fee for 1 day fishing License-- about 12 dollars, 1 week, 24 dollars, 1 year - about 44 dollars
Taken directly from the Conapesca website: MEXICAN SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS