One of the most popular activities in Baja California Sur is sport fishing thanks to the climate and multiple natural scenarios. In Loreto, there are companies whose services include the rental of boats and the necessary equipment. The companies dedicated to this, offer yachts and cruises, but also have small boats at affordable costs.
If you are in a fishing chair, with the sun hitting your back, a line wedged and tense while you are in a rock, you are surely in Baja California Sur, and in one of the multiple fishing tournaments in Loreto that are organized during the year. The most famous is called “Fishin for the Mission”, a fishing tournament for Dorado that benefits the Mission and people of Loreto. This is local event that started years ago, in 1991. It was a private event until seventeen years ago when it became public and attracted some big sponsors. You would be surprise how much money they can raise in this tournament, which basically is used to donated to the Mission, the local orphanage, and buying books for the library. This year’s event will be held from the 7th to the 9th of June. The registration fee is around $350 for a boat with 4 people, but for further information you can contact them at facebook directly.
Favored by the geographical conditions, Loreto gives lovers and amateurs of this sport yearly tournaments. If you have not come, it's time for you to get on a plane and live the emotion of these particular celebrations. The prizes are juicy amounts of cash and the encounter with nature is abundant, respectful and very self-fulfilling.
In these tournaments visitors can test their strength and ability by fishing the legendary dorado. Although Loreto also is famous for the swordfish, tuna, sea bass, jack mackerel, gallon fish, among a total of 850 different varieties of fish that live there. Loreto has great abundance of marine fauna in each of the seasons. Here, fishing becomes an exceptional sport. Moreover, the place seeks to respond to the taste of each visitor proposing activities for the student who likes traditional fishing for the elderly or for the enthusiastic beginner who likes to live different emotions.
TIP: By mid-November, though, the summer dorado have largely abandoned Loreto's sport fishing waters (you’ll still snag a few stragglers), and they are in turn replaced in the local fishing action by cool water-loving, deep-dwelling yellowtail, as water temperatures fall back down into the mid-70s and then the mid-60s by January.