Lands End Charters
Catch and Release Policy
In 2018 I made the decision to make Lands End Charters 100% catch and release on all bill fish. This decision came after much thought about the current state of the fishery around Cabo San Lucas.
My family has been in the sport fishing business in some capacity in Cabo San Lucas for over 40 years, we have seen many changes, both good and bad. One of the most disturbing changes is the decline in the number of overall Bill fish, specifically Marlin in our waters. As Cabo has grown, the number of boats leaving the marina every day has grown tremendously, and the pressure on the fishery has as well. In my fathers and grandfathers days, before the Cabo Marina even existed there were maybe 10 or 12 boats in the Cabo bay, today there are well over 500 fishing vessels in the marina.
We are facing a major issue with over-fishing, commercialization of Marlin and illegal poaching here.
I feel it is all of our responsibility to protect the waters of Cabo San Lucas and the species that make sport fishing here so great. It was time for us to take action…to preserve the species of Marlin and leave our children with the oceans they deserve.
So, I officially announced:
“Lands End Charters will institute a 100% Catch and Release Policy on all Bill Fish as of April 6, 2018″
(Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo and all other approved game fish can be taken inside of legal slots and limits)