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First attempt at salt water fishing

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First attempt at salt water fishing

My wife and I will be going back to Cabo in Jan. We'd like to try the fishing this time. We've fished in Kentucky for bass, trout, blue gill... so this will likely be very different. We'd be more interested catching tasty fish we can eat than a trophy. Not really looking for a hardcore experience. Looking for a cold beer, fun natured (patient) capt, tasty fish, and a decent boat so that my wife doesn't have to pee in a bucket. Any suggestions? Type of fish we can hope to catch and eat in mid Jan? I saw some entries on here, but they were pretty old.

Kelowna, Canada
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1. Re: First attempt at salt water fishing

Sounds like Panga fishing would be your thing. Unfortunately there are no washrooms...too small. Next step up is a 26' or 28' Cruiser with all the amenities. They can still troll close to shore for Sierra , Yellowtail , Rooster and Snapper.

They can still go out a bit as well for Durado and Tuna. Being a bit bigger , no need to worry if it gets choppy while out there. Lots of room undercover on those Cruisers.

When only my wife and i , we would use the 28' Blue Marlin 1. $350/day and cheap enough to go out just the 2 of you. Able to take up to about 5 but a nice day out for 1 couple.

Contact Luis and tell him exactly what you want. No problems...Happy Fishing !!!


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2. Re: First attempt at salt water fishing

Bring along a packet of Bonine...and take one each before you go out in the boat...no fun being sea sick...and once you are sick...the pills just don't work!! They are chewable, and are available in places like Target, Walgreen's, KMart, etc... We used them on the cruise ship when I was working groups...and it made everyone have a good time and not to be sick. They should not interfere with any of your other drugs...but check with your doctor if you are taking lots of meds.

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