What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Cancún, Quintana Roo for the first time?

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Steven Shadewald
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Went fishing with Chartiers Del Mar - Sexy Fish 55' on Febrero 13, 2024
We specifcally booked this boat because it advertized having an air conditioned cabin. There was in fact no AC during our charter. We asked about turning on the AC and were told it didnt work. This caused our group to get overheated and physically sick,(to the point of puking) making everyone miserable. We ended up cutting our 8 hour booking in half. We took Dramamine beforehand and have been out on trips like this before, so it wasnt because we "didnt have our sea legs". We also weren't informed that the sea was going to be rough. Otherwise we probably would have made a different decision to go out as far as we did. We felt that we also got carbon monioxide poisoning from the engine smoke circulating from the back of the boat into the cabin. The door into the cabin couldnt be closed due to being zip tied open.

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Bill Mueller
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Went fishing with Fishing Boats In Cancun – Big Hook on Febrero 9, 2024
I researched the fishing prior and it showed it was low/gloom but we were catching so much barracuda that we headed out for sailfish and then we we’re got into bonita that I wasn’t sure if we could hold more fish lol. Then we cought 4 sail fish. 3 at one time

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Chris Pylatuk
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Went fishing with Charter Fishing Cancun – Xaviera on Febrero 8, 2024
Be prepared to have the fishing experience of a lifetime with these guys. If you've never been deep sea fishing, I would highly recommend eating some Gravol About an hour before your trip. The swells can get pretty big and you are out there for quite a while so be prepared. Also, be prepared to have a sore arm from reeling in so many fish!

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George Slavov
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Went fishing with Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18' on Febrero 2, 2024
Inshore fishing is a great option for the winter months. You can do it most of the time when seas don’t allow you to go deep seas fishing. Still fun, still catching a verity of species. Kid friendly and close to shore.

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Mike Cabrero
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Went fishing with Fishing Cancún Charters on Noviembre 17, 2023
Be ready to catch fish! If the captain reaches out and asks what kind of fish you would like to catch, I suggest saying "the big ones." That's just me. We were informed that we could have targeted some other fish that were further south, but they would not likely to be very big. When the captain knew we wanted to hunt for bigger fish, he took us to where the big fish were. It did not disappoint. we caught huge bonito, king mackerel and a bull shark. The crew provided us with a cooler full of water, soda and beer. That was great. I strongly suggest bringing your own meal from your resort and layers to hide you from the sun. sunscreen is not comfortable when you're fishing under the sun all day.

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Eduardo Martinho
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Went fishing with Fishing Cancún Charters on Noviembre 14, 2023
Well the trip should have been canceled Lightning and thunderstorms a water spout 15 foot waves every one got sick couldn't stand up on the boat. Spent 3 hour holding on for dear life. Worse thing I ever did.

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Roxanne Merrill
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Went fishing with Plan B Charters on Noviembre 19, 2023
Weather could be tricky, so check the night before that your trip and captains equipment is still good. Check for additional fees with your captain before you come. This particular trip was what I expected, but some others charge more fees that were not listed

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Christopher Tashjian
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Went fishing with Nuj Kay on Noviembre 8, 2023
Come without expectations. It's fishing after all. The team will do their best. We caught so many fish our arms are sore from reeling them in. Bring snacks if you want them. Helpful on an 8 hour trip. And yes I would only go on an 8 hour trip. The value and experience is too great to pass up.

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Matt Little
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Went fishing with Samaki II Cancun Charters on Octubre 10, 2023
Cancun is warm waters almost year round so fishing is always good. Consider what you’re hoping to catch as they do have seasons for certain fish and if you want to deal with possible weather or wind issues as there are times of year these are more predictable in planning. Cancun fishing is some of the best around for cost and catch. I’ve fished the east coast of the US and Gulf Stream, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Cancun many teams. Cancun is at the top of my list for offshore fishing experience.

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Nathan Cooley
Solidaridad, Quintana Roo
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Went fishing with SportfishingCancun – Nicte on Agosto 15, 2023
Martin and Spicy(deckhand) took great care of us and got us on fish within minutes of getting to the fishing grounds. We had doubles a few times. When we were done fishing Spicy made us ceviche. It was some of the best I had ever eaten. If I come back to Cancun, I will most definitely be reaching out to Martin again.

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Francesco Camerini
Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo
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Went fishing with Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours on Julio 27, 2023
Very nice fishing day trip , we have this morning a 4 Hours trip starting at 6 am for me and my girlfriend , we was with José guide we bring us to fish in very beautiful and lucky Spots into the lagoon, we catch 4 nice snook 1 snapper and barracudas , was a very nice days nice place good Fishing like always , jose is very good guide guy is our 4 time Fishing with him and i Can 100% recommend him like best fishing guy in the lagoon around Cancun

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Brandon Smith
Albuquerque, NM
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Went fishing with SportfishingCancun - Mamacita on Junio 28, 2023
Had a great trip, first time out in the ocean and it went great. Beautiful day, low minds and fun time with captain Romeo. Started off catching some live bait and was slow at first but then caught 4 fish right away and headed out to deeper seas. Once out, had plenty of fishing and beers in between the wait. In total we caught 6 fish but 3 were too small to keep and brought back 3. Would highly recommend this trip for anyone that wants to try sea fishing.

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Brandon Lofton
Waco, TX
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Went fishing with Chartiers Del Mar - Mahi Mahi 23' on Marzo 9, 2023
Bring Cash!!!!!!! Go with bigger boats for comfort, take at least 8 hours trip, and ask the captain to fish got the more difficult bigger fish first save the last few hours to catch the easiest fish.

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Primitivo Sanchez
Elsa, TX
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Went fishing with Plan B Charters on Junio 16, 2022
If you are an avid fisherman, tell the captain no trolling. If you troll, they put the bait on the rod. They do the casting. They fish. All you do is bring the fish in once hooked. So they have all the fun and pay them too. I want a fishing rod in my hand at all times. I don't want to sit on the boat and be bored watching them do everything. That is not my style of fishing. I cast, I caught the fish.

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Tom Yearwood
Benito Juarez, ROO
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Went fishing with Twin Hooks – Galileo on Julio 10, 2019
If you come for the fishing and plan to take your catch home, make sure that the hotel you book will allow/provide you to use their freezer space for your fish. You don't want to be hauling 2 or 3 day old fish anywhere unless it is frozen as soon as possible after being caught. Freezer space at hotels on the West Coast (Cabos) is standard but we have run into some difficulties here in Cancun. The resort owners need to step it up and accommodate anglers that want to keep their catch.

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Marcy Queen
CHATT HILLS, GA
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Went fishing with Plan B Charters on Octubre 8, 2022
Smaller boat and small crew. However wonderful trip for 2-4 adults due to boat size. We caught a giant barracuda with really no problem so the gear, tackle etc was effective. Crew was very very nice and understand English great. Give them a shot!!!!

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Kristy Ramirez
Roswell, NM
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Went fishing with Fishing Cancún Charters on Julio 15, 2021
I 100% recommend it to all ages. They were very professional and helpful about what we should do with our catch. We ate ceviche and fish tacos from oylur barracuda catch at the onsite restaurant. My only advice is is specify what you want cooked. We had 32 tacos and 2 bowls of ceviche for 3 people. My family had a great time!!!!

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George Jones
Winter Garden, FL
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Went fishing with Fishing Cancún Charters on Mayo 22, 2019
Don't go out if water conditions were like ours if you are prone to seasickness. Two of the four in our party got seasick because of the water conditions. The conditions were not the best, but the boat and crew were top-notch. We thoroughly enjoyed the fishing and the fish we caught made it worth it.

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Matt Lallemont
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Went fishing with SportfishingCancun – Nicte on Marzo 1, 2024
Be patient and let the crew do their job getting you on fish. Took us quite a while but once the caption put us on fish it was a steady bite!

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Jeff Hadden
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Went fishing with Samaki II Cancun Charters on Febrero 27, 2024
Seas are pretty rough in February. Recommend you take Dramamine. If you want to catch some fish for dinner, make sure the captain stops at a reef for snapper, grouper, etc.

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Brian Rangel
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Went fishing with Family Fishing Cancun – 29' on Febrero 22, 2024
Wasn’t really sure if we’d catch much being out of the better season for fishing. Was quite surprised to catch so many today. A variety of fish reeled-in in a 6 hour trip.

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Richard Meyer
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Went fishing with SportfishingCancun - Mamacita on Febrero 15, 2024
Yes. We let Captain recommend what to chase. We just wanted to catch fish. He kept us on big Amberjacks. Caught more than 2 an hour with 2 fisherman. Great trip.

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Dan Long
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Went fishing with Family Fishing Cancun–34' Chutzpah on Febrero 4, 2024
Fishing isn't always catching but I appreciate a crew that works very hard. We had a great haul but even if we hadn't I'd have been pleased with the effort.

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Ryan Bell
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Went fishing with Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours on Enero 30, 2024
Beach fishing is almost out of the question, deep sea is a lot of trolling and hit or miss the lagoon is the place to get on the water

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Jon Doctor
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Went fishing with Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours on Enero 24, 2024
Fishing does not equal catching. You can expect wind in January and that can make the conditions tough. Even the deep sea charters were forced in to fish nearshore species.

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Russell Nichols
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Went fishing with Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours on Enero 25, 2024
Book an inland fishing trip until you get here and see the weather before booking a deep sea trip. Found out the hard way

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Anthony Piekarz
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Went fishing with Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours on Enero 17, 2024
Fishing is always good but you have to make your own catch report . Put the time in casting while your on the boat you can't catch fish if your not casting your line

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David Andrews
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Went fishing with Nuj Kay on Enero 17, 2024
Check the wind report before you go out. Wind = rough seas that make it uncomfortable and difficult to fish.

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Ralph Hollmeyer
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Went fishing with Good Life Fishing on Enero 11, 2024
Be aware that the weather can very a lot during the winter months. Be ready to be flexible with your date

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Joel Krominga
Cancún, ROO
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Went fishing with Fishing Cancún Charters on Julio 28, 2019
The captain and crew for very forthright in letting us know that fishing had somewhat slowed. However, we ended up having a very fun and successful day! If you listen to your crew and trust them they will do all they can to put you on the fish you want. For us, it wasn't about the type of fish but more about trying to find something to mount on our wall at home. I struggled with going for a trophy vs. food, but ultimately we ended up catching only bonita and tuna so we certainly enjoyed the best of both worlds being able to mount 2 trophy-quality fish in our 9-fish catch!