The black marlin can grow up to 750 kilograms (1,700 lb). It is one of the largest marlins, capable of reaching speeds of up to 128 km/h (80 mph).
Immortalized in Hemingway's Old Man And The Sea, in which Santiago battles a blue marlin for three days off the coast of Cuba. Females can grow to 1,800 kg (4,000 lbs).
The striped marlin is the most common billfish found in Los Cabos. The record weight for a striper is 190 kg (430 lb.), with a length of 420 cm.
Sailfish are blue to gray in color and have a characteristic erectile dorsal fin known as a sail. With speeds of up to 110 km/h (70 mph), sailfish grow up to 3 m (10 ft) in length and 90 kg (200 lb). in weight.
Whether you are a first-time fisherman or a world class angler, Slippery Lizzard Sportfishing is committed to providing an amazing deep sea fishing experience in paradise. Our philosophy is simple: we provide unparalleled service and comfort, as well as a firm commitment to catching the biggest trophy game fish. The competition is fierce in Cabo San Lucas, but Slippery Lizzard Sportfishing has one of the best track records for customer satisfaction, and more importantly, our catch rate per charter is one of the highest in Cabo. If you want to stalk giant billfish in the marlin capitol of the world, you should come fishing with us.
We currently have six charter boats in our fleet, ranging from 28 ft to 43 ft, all meticulously cleaned and maintained. We try to raise the standard in every way, and our vessels are the nicest available in Cabo. If you require something larger than 43 ft, or more luxurious, we can accommodate that also. In fact, if you have any special requests, from a specific type of lure to a specific brand of beer, we can get if for you. We pride ourselves on making the Cabo fishing experience one that fishermen from all over the world will remember forever (see Full Service Charters below).
We select only the most knowledgeable and capable local captains and deck hands for our crews, all of whom speak English and Spanish. We outfit our vessels with top quality rods and tackle; this provides our customers with a huge advantage over the other fisherman out on the water. And if you would like to learn more about fishing in Cabo during the downtime between fights, we have American and local guides available, who can accompany your party and provide information on the history, marine geography and local traditions of this little fishing village that grew up into the World's premier Marlin fishing destination.
All you need is your hat and sunglasses, a tip for the crew, and we take care of the rest.
Our charters are available at either a "full service" or a "bare boat" level. If you already have your own fishing licenses, bait and beer, and you just want to fish, then all you need is the bare boat price. If you would like us to take care of all the paperwork and logistics for you and have the boat fully stocked then select the "full service" option. We can get anything you want on the vessel, but our food spread is by far the most gourmet in Cabo already. It includes hot breakfast burritos, an assortment of sweetbreads and croissants, fruit, cheese, crackers, olives, chips and salsa, guacamole, fried chicken, assorted sandwiches, 24 beers, soft drinks and bottled water. View the spread.
If you have any special requests, please let us know.
Cabo San Lucas hosts a number of world--famous fishing tournaments, including the Bisbee's Black and Blue and many others. Slippery LIzzard vessels and crews are available for all of the major tournaments in Cabo San Lucas, San Jose Del Cabo and Los Barriles on the East Cape. Please call for more information.
Slippery Lizzard - Winner Tuna Jackpot
2009 Bisbee East Cape Tournament
Reel Slippery Lizzard - Winner Tuna Jackpot
2009 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament
Knot So Slippery Lizzard - Winner 1st Place
2008 Bisbee Los Cabos Tournament
(vessel formerly named "Marlin Master I")
The waters around Cabo San Lucas provide some of the best deep sea fishing anywhere in the world. The location on the tip if the Baja Peninsula is perfect for catching the area's local species of sport fish, including tuna, dorado and a year-round abundance of marlin. Cabo is unanimously hailed as "Marlin Capital of the World" for its outstanding populations of striped, black and blue marlin. A trip to Cabo is not complete without trying your hand at catching the big one!
For more information about what actually makes Cabo San Lucas such a fantastic fishing spot, or for more general information nd history about fishing in the area, visit our FAQ section for answers to questions ranging from "What do I bring on my charter?" to What exactly IS Green Water?"
For those customers who want to go sport fishing as part of a larger group or just want to split the cost of a charter, we do offer Charter Sharing. If you are interested in a share, please let us know and then also post your information in a discussion on our Facebook page. If you see a share already posted, please email us right away so we can put you in touch with the other party and reserve the vessel. For those who wish to book accommodation and other activities as well, we do offer cabo fishing packages. Please email for more information.