Captain Francisco has been fishing his whole life, but professionally now about 26 years. He keeps his boat well and speaks good English; he is always ready to go after whatever target species his anglers have. He likes challenges and has a very good catch success rate.
He has one tournament win to his name, placing 4th in the Bisbees Back & Blue with a 460 lbs Marlin, aboard another vessel where he was deckhand. On his panga however, he has had several notable marlin catches as well. These include a 325 lbs and 455 lbs Blue and 355 lbs Black Marlin. He has also caught and released Striped Marlin aboard.
Largest Dorado caught was a 55 pounder and an 80 lbs Wahoo.
When he is not fishing with charters his favorite thing to do is to go fishing by himself.
A Panga is a skiff with an outboard motor. This type of vessel has a simple fighting chair as well as extra seating for 2 or 3 passengers and just one crew member (Captain). Pangas regularly have a "porta potty", rather than an enclosed toilet & some shade. A regular trip is for 5 hours & usually close to shore, though you may travel anywhere from 1 to 10 miles parallel to the coast, generally up the Pacific side, depending on the fishing season.
The tackle offered is light, from 20 lbs. to 40 lbs. test, depending on the season & species targeted. There are many inshore species that are worth fishing for, some of them are delicious to eat and some of them are fantastic to fight and release! Keep in mind that your catch can be cooked five different ways at Captain Tony's restaurant on the marina next door to the Pisces Reservation Office.
Cabo waters offer a rich variety of smaller game fish such as Spanish Mackerel (sierra), Rooster fish, Red Snapper, Jack Crevelle, Yellow Tail, Rock fish, Lady Fish, Amber Jack, Grouper, Trigger fish, Dorado, Yellow Fin Tuna and you might even be able to fight a Marlin or a Sailfish if they stray closer to shore.