Winner7 (Winner 7 Sportfishing, S. A. de C. V.) is located in the new Puerto Los Cabos Marina in San Jose del Cabo. For over a dozen years Mexico has been part of our 3-pronged attack on Pacific Bluewater Gamefish which also includes operations in Cabo and Panama. From the red-letter days of the annual striped marlin infestation, to herding cows at the Gordo Banks and slow trolling "Chiwillies" for torpedoes with fins (wahoo), LITTLE SISTER, our freshly re-powered 32' twin-diesel Rampage is ready, willing and most of all, ABLE.
Along with Fisherman/Tour Guide/Operator Capt. Dave Carter, our local crews have been fishing "The Capes" since the 70's and not only know how to put our clients on fish, but are renowned for their exceptional customer service. As an example, our client base is over 75% repeat and referral and our TripAdvisor rating of 91% "Excellent"... well, hopefully speaks for itself.
We hope that you’ll find our website a friendly, informational tool although we cannot emphasize enough the importance of a phone call or email to answer additional questions and get to know us. Please feel free to ask for references!
Daily charters out of San Jose del Cabo and La Paz are offered year-round. With numerous species to choose from including three species of marlin, sailfish, tuna, dorado, wahoo, yellowtail, roosterfish and many others, we offer something for everyone. Plenty of snorkeling gear and even a speargun are always aboard and we invite a lunch-break swim in our warm, clear waters if desired.
There are a number of packages to choose from and we specialize in customizing lodging and amenities to fit all budgets. Choose from 5-star private residences and condos to the local “fishing” hotels on the beach, and everywhere in between. Our vessels are equipped with well-maintained tournament quality gear and all electronics and safety equipment… along with highly experienced captains and crews. Choose from our many fishing options including in-shore, off-shore and the "mini-long-range" trip (fishing the entire coast from San Jose to La Paz).
All you need is your hat and sunglasses, a tip for the crew, and we take care of the rest.
Our charters are available at either a "full service" or a "bare boat" level. If you already have your own fishing licenses, bait and beer, and you just want to fish, then all you need is the bare boat price. If you would like us to take care of all the paperwork and logistics for you and have the boat fully stocked then select the "full service" option. We can get anything you want on the vessel, but our food spread is by far the most gourmet in Cabo already. It includes hot breakfast burritos, an assortment of sweetbreads and croissants, fruit, cheese, crackers, olives, chips and salsa, guacamole, fried chicken, assorted sandwiches, 24 beers, soft drinks and bottled water. View the spread.
If you have any special requests, please let us know.
Winner7 provides professional charter fishing services to sportfishermen and women in the Pacific waters of three countries (US/Cabo; Mexico/Baja; Panama/Gulf of Chiriqui). With over 25 years of experience, our captains and crews know how to put our clients on fish and are renowned for their exceptional customer service.
Owner and Captain Dave Carter has been writing Sportfishing and hunting pieces for national, international and local magazines and newspapers for over 20 years. His articles have spanned the coldwater species of salmon, halibut and more to the three species of marlin, sailfish and tuna… among others. After graduating from college in Arizona he headed north to Cabo, working in the oil industry and guiding both salt and freshwater fishing trips on his time off. After developing a successful Cabo charter business, he quit his “day job” in order to captain and guide full time while also expanding his business to include Mexico and Panama. He now manages the businesses while also actively guiding in Cabo from mid-May until September at which time he joins the annual migration south to the tropics.
The waters around Cabo San Lucas provide some of the best deep sea fishing anywhere in the world. The location on the tip if the Baja Peninsula is perfect for catching the area's local species of sport fish, including tuna, dorado and a year-round abundance of marlin. Cabo is unanimously hailed as "Marlin Capital of the World" for its outstanding populations of striped, black and blue marlin. A trip to Cabo is not complete without trying your hand at catching the big one!
For more information about what actually makes Cabo San Lucas such a fantastic fishing spot, or for more general information nd history about fishing in the area, visit our FAQ section for answers to questions ranging from "What do I bring on my charter?" to What exactly IS Green Water?"
For those customers who want to go sport fishing as part of a larger group or just want to split the cost of a charter, we do offer Charter Sharing although you will get a better deal if you find your own friends to join you. If you are interested in a share, please let us know and we will do our best to match you up. For those who wish to book accommodation and other activities as well, we do offer cabo fishing packages.
Howdy… no, make that BOY Howdy! We’ve had quite the week, a gift from the Big Guy/Gal upstairs as our wonderful ocean currents created a wonder of opportunity for those of us on the “east” side of the Cape. N
The black marlin can grow up to 750 kilograms (1,700 lb). It is one of the largest marlins, capable of reaching speeds of up to 128 km/h (80 mph).
Immortalized in Hemingway's Old Man And The Sea, in which Santiago battles a blue marlin for three days off the coast of Cuba. Females can grow to 1,800 kg (4,000 lbs).
The striped marlin is the most common billfish found in Los Cabos. The record weight for a striper is 190 kg (430 lb.), with a length of 420 cm.
Sailfish are blue to gray in color and have a characteristic erectile dorsal fin known as a sail. With speeds of up to 110 km/h (70 mph), sailfish grow up to 3 m (10 ft) in length and 90 kg (200 lb). in weight.