At Caliente Sport Fishing our mission is to provide our customers with a first class sportfishing experience. Our goal is for your fishing group to leave the boat at the end of the day wanting to come back again for more. We appreciate you fishing with us and referring your friends to come fish with us too.
The CALIENTE Fishing Machine:
The CALIENTE is an immaculately kept 2007 40' Cabo Yacht Sportfisher powered by a pair of Man 800 diesels and Westerbeke generator. The boat has been professionally outfitted with customized bait systems (three live wells, four pitch bait live mackerel tubes, large tuna tubes), full array of state-of-the-art Furuno electronics (scanning search light sonar, radar, plotter, fish finders, radios etc.), electric bridge mounted teaser reels, RUPP double spreader outriggers and center rigger, electric down rigger, and only the best in tournament grade tackle by Shimano, Suffix, VMC, Squid Nation, Black Bart lures, Fish Monkey Gloves, Spro Tackle, Eagle Claw, Aftco, Ringer Swivels, Bait Masters, Melton Tackle and others. The CALIENTE is by far the most customized and outfitted 40' Cabo Sportfisher on the water anywhere in the world.
The CALIENTE Captain and Crew:
Born and raised in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Captain Jaime Gonzales, known locally as “Captain Hook”, comes from a fishing family. He is married and has three children. Captain Gonzales has been in Cabo San Lucas Sportfishing industry for the last twenty five years. He started his sportfishing career with the Hacienda Fleet and then with the Picante fleet for over ten years. For the past eight years he has been sole captain of the CALIENTE. Capt. Gonzales is fluent in English and is well known as one of the top captains in the Cabo San Lucas sportfishing community. Whatever your fishing goal is be it marlin, dorado, tuna, wahoo, yellowtail, grouper or pargo, Captain Gonzales can put you on what fish are biting! Don't be shy to discuss what your target list of species of fish are for the day. Captain Gonzales will advise you on what fish are biting best and then cater the day to accomplish your fishing goals.
In 2017 Captain Gonzales with his mate Christian Balderas, was awarded Top Captain (TAG) for the most striped marlin tagged and released in a calender year by The Billfish Foundation (TBF).
In 2015 Captain Gonzales with his mates Luis Arballo and Alberto Liera, was awarded Top Captain (TAG) for the most striped marlin tagged and released in a calender year by The Billfish Foundation (TBF). In addition under his masterful captain skills in 2015, Captain Gonzales guided angler Nick Brackmann to earn Top Youth (TAG) Angler for age 16 - 17 for the most billfish tagged and released worldwide.
In 2014 Captain Gonzales with his mates Luis Arballo and Alberto Liera, was awarded Top Captain (TAG) for the most striped marlin tagged and released in a calender year by The Billfish Foundation (TBF). In addition under his masterful captain skills in 2014, Captain Gonzales helped our charter customer earn Top Angler (TAG) striped marlin in the Pacific. As well in 2014, Captain Gonzales at the helm guided angler Nick Brackmann to earn Top Youth (TAG) Angler for age 15 - 17 for the most billfish tagged and released worldwide.
In 2013 Captain Gonzales led angler Nick Brackmann to winning The Billfish Foundation (TBF) award for overall Top Youth (TAG) angler worldwide for tagging and releasing the most billfish.
Luis Arballo is our top notch mate who moves fast, is very organized, and keeps the deck running smooth with lines in the water at all times. Luis will insure that you are taken care of and are in the game catching fish. Never hesitate to ask Luis for help, as he is on deck to be of service to you to make your day as successful and enjoyable as possible.
CALIENTE using Leading Edge Fishing Techniques:
On the CALIENTE we use and develop new leading edge techniques to produce more and larger fish for our customers. Be it fishing circle hooked rigged ballyhoo and then pitch baiting to striped marlin and sailfish raised off hook less teasers and dredges, hook less teasers and fly fishing for marlin and dorado, speed trolling for wahoo, speed kite trolling with artificial lures and live baits and or spreader bars for giant yellowfin tuna, knife jig bottom fishing for yellowtail and grouper or chunking the breakers for pargo, we do it all! Captain Gonzales goal is to be able come back to the dock with bragging rights as the top boat of the fleet each day.
CALIENTE Tag and Release or Fresh Fish for the Table:
We have a strict policy on the CALIENTE that all billfish are tagged and released. Only circle hooks are used when targeting billfish with bait to insure billfish are released in their healthiest condition. We are active members of The Billfish Foundation (TBF) and promote the tag, catch, and release of all billfish to insure this valuable resource is available and abundant for generations to come.
Any game fish you catch and want to keep to eat are kept in prime "sushi" grade condition by our crew. Once on board, all fish are bled and then chilled. Next they are filleted, bagged, and placed in our deck freezer. There is no additional charge for filleting and bagging fish. Upon your return to the dock, your cold bags of fresh fillets are ready for you to take with you to a restaurant, smoke house, or home with you. Feel free to ask Captain Gonzales his recommended fish restaurants to enjoy eating your catch that evening.
348.5 lb. Yellowfin