Cozumel is considered by many in the sport fishing
world the place where it all began. It became a hot spot for big fish in the 1970's. Deep sea fishing
in Cozumel is still a thriving industry today with a huge number of charters available in the area catering to fishermen from around the world in search of the biggest sail, marlin, tarpon or swordfish. These warm tropical waters provide the perfect habitat to allow these amazing fish to reach huge sizes feeding on the abundant bait fish which live in the nearby coastal reefs.
Sport fishing is a booming industry around the world, so to make an area one to be noticed, it has to offer something special. Cozumel has just that, the something special that makes it stand out as one of the top sport fishing destinations in the world.
What makes Cozumel so special is that in one trip you have the opportunity to catch four separate species of billfish all in the same day. Fishermen catch sailfish, white and blue marlin and sailfish as well as tuna, wahoo, barracuda and mahi mahi. This area is also maintaining a sustainable sport fishing industry by requiring catch and release of all the billfish. You are able to keep other fish in the area that are considered a food fish, but by maintaining this catch and release way of thinking, Cozumel is sure to remain one of the top deep sea fishing destinations in the world.
What makes good habitat for the billfish is everything that you find in Cozumel. Located off the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Cozumel is an island in the Caribbean Sea. Part of the Great Maya Barrier Reef, waters in this area are clear, and sharp currents bring warm waters and a variety of fish species perfect for the large sport fish to feed on. Most billfish follow the currents as they move through the ocean, creating peak times for catching these phenomenal fish. Peak fishing
months for the billfish species in Cozumel are March through July, so if you are thinking about planning a fishing trip to Cozumel, plan it around those times. Charters in the area will be able to take you to the hot-spots and if you are new to the sport, will be able to provide you with tips and tricks on how to catch a monster.
Creating a sustainable fishery is beneficial for the ecosystem as well as the tourism industry. Tagging programs and responsible practices are all helping to maintain this beautiful and abundant ecosystem. Take only pictures and leave the rest for natures benefit and someone else to enjoy in following years. Travel to Cozumel on your next sport fishing trip and enjoy all the excitement afforded by this amazing area of the world.By: Brian Henke About the Author:
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