Often referred to as “The Sailfish Capital of the World,” Manzanillo, Mexico is an ideal location for sport fishing. Marlin and sailfish alike flood the waters of Manzanillo and Santiago Bays and if you love the thrill of the catch, fishing here provides a higher-than-usual reward. From November to March, sailfish are particularly plentiful, making this the perfect time for anglers to visit. To mark the beginning of the start of the season, Manzanillo holds the annual International Sailfish Competition in November, attracting sport fishing enthusiasts from around the globe.
For those of you who have a casual interest in the sport, keep in mind that you don’t have to be a professional, or even experienced, to be successful in these waters. Because there are such high populations of billfish along with other Pacific favorites including mahi and tuna, travelers to Manzanillo stand an excellent chance of reeling in an unforgettable catch. Once you’ve caught something, you have several exciting options. Choose to keep it for mounting, throw it back, or have it prepared at one of the local restaurants. Regardless, you will not soon forget this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and you’ll have a story to tell.