Heading to Cozumel in Mid October and am interested in any suggestions for live bait deep sea charters.
Thanks in advance.
One of our customers posted the following on Bloody Decks. He was in your situation. I encourage you to check out any company your thinking about on TripAdvisor.
Our charters are family friendly with super clean boats and English speaking crews who work very hard.
"good fishing charter - cozumel, cancun, riviera maya
I wanted to report on a great charter fishing trip I just had when diving/fishing in Cozumel. I had a hard time finding any info on good charters in this area, so I hope to help some fishermen in the future who has that same problem.
We fished with Wasabi Loco fishing charter service located in Playa Aventuras, MX. This is a convenient place to come to from Cozumel, Cancun, or Playa del Carmen.
Anyway, I set up everything with Richard (an American who has "retired" to Mexico). Communciation was excellent in setting up the trip. they have several boats available - from small boats thru about 50' boats. We fished on the Wasabi - which is a 32' Blackfin.
I have fished a lot of charters around the world. I must say that this boat and the fishing tackle were top notch - all brand new Shimano reels. The captain and crew - 2 mates - did a great job trolling and working the spread. They never stopped.
We were there April 7, 2010 - and the sailfish/marlin run had not really started yet. But we did have one sailfish greyhounding behind our spread a few times, but he would never take the bait. However, we did catch 8 nice Mahi Mahi (Dorado) and one 40lb barracuda. We lost one very large bull dolphin and several others, but it was not the fault of the boat or crew. When getting back to the dock that afternoon, we had the most/best catch of any charter.
Oh- and when the first smaller dorado hit the deck. They quickly went into action to filet it and begin making the absolute best cerviche I have had in my life - which is a LOT of cerviche. That became lunch instead of the sandwiches they had for us.
Anyway, if you are looking for a good charter boat in that area of Mexico, I would highly recommend the Wasabi Loco service, and the Wasabi boat. Or if you have a bigger party, go with their 53' Hatteras.
Anyway, good fishing!