La Paz Mexico fishing – especially deep sea fishing for large species like dorado, marlin, wahoo, sailfish, and tuna – is famous with anglers from around the world. The waters of the Sea of Cortez here provide a nutrient rich environment that supports nearly 900 species of fish, as well as the several species of whales that come here to breed and wait out the winter from October through April. These are the waters that throughout the history of La Paz have brought everyone from pirates to literary legends like John Steinbeck and Ernest Hemingway, both of whom wrote about the beauties of this area and the great fishing to be found here.
The best La Paz Mexico fishing season is from mid-April through November, with the peak season lasting from June through October. The most common fish caught during this period include black, blue and striped marlin, sailfish, dorado, wahoo (mahi mahi), and roosterfish. The winter season (December to mid-April) is best for bottom fish, including delicious sea bass. There are a number of restaurants and chefs in hotels that will be happy to prepare the fish you catch in the day and present it to you on your dining table that evening. Most La Paz hotels and resorts can arrange sport fishing excursions for you and you can also book them with a number of tour operators in town. Boats available range from sleek yachts with onboard bathrooms to the traditional panga – a small boat with an outboard motor. These usually will have a shade cover.