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WHEN TO VISIT

 

JANUARY

The weather in January averages around 66°F, with a maximum of around 74°F degrees and a low of 56°F. Typically, there is minimal rainfall during this month.


If you are visiting Loreto in January, get ready to go after Yellowtail. Yellowtail found in this area are comprised of the local resident Yellowtail or the Yellowtail that have come down from the cooler waters up north. They can usually be found hanging out on the rocky bottom. They may not be easy to catch, but that makes the experience more rewarding. Roosterfish, Snapper and Grouper, are active as well.


January is a great time to see Humpback Whales and in the Sea of Cortez. Late January is also the time of year when the Blue Whales begin arriving in the Loreto National Marine Park! It is also a good time of year to see Whale Sharks are in the La Paz area.

FEBRUARY

The weather in February averages around 65°F, with a maximum of around 73°F degrees and a low of 58°F. Typically, there is very little rainfall during this month.


The weather is fair, but the winds can be quite strong in February. Winds from the north can cause choppy seas, resulting in many fishing charters staying put in the harbor. Cooler waters are the perfect habitat for Bonito, Sierra Mackerel, Roosterfish, Snapper and Yellowtail Amberjack inshore.


February is the best time of year to see whales! Blue Whales, Sei Whales, Sperm Whales, Belugas, Humpback Whales, Orcas can also be found in the Loreto National Marine Park. It is also the best time of year to see Grey Whales with their babies in Magdalena Bay (aka López Mateos) on the Pacific side of Baja! You can also see Whale Sharks are in the La Paz area.

MARCH

Springtime in Loreto is quite pleasant. The daytime temperatures are warm, but not too hot, with the nighttime cooling down to a comfortable temperature.


The weather in March averages around 68°F, with a maximum of around 78°F degrees and a low of 59°F. Typically, there is very little rainfall during this month.


It's becoming warmer in Loreto, but the water is still cool. The fishing landscape is slowly changing, but you can still reel in a good amount of Grouper and Snapper, and Yellowtail fishing is still going strong. Loreto Grouper like the rocky outcroppings around the islands.


Early March is the last chance to see Blue Whales before they begin migrating north for the summer months. You can also see Whale Sharks are in the La Paz area.

APRIL

The weather in April averages around 73°F, with a maximum of around 82°F degrees and a low of 65°F. Typically, there is no rainfall during this month.


Spring is in full swing, which means Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna are becoming more and more present. April is one of the best months to go after Snapper and Grouper.

MAY

The weather in May averages around 79°F, with a maximum of around 89°F degrees and a low of 70°F. Typically, there is no rainfall during this month.


Come May, you can look forward to Striped, Blue and an occasional Black Marlin roaming the surface hungry and ready to bite. If you want to land a Yellowtail, this is your last chance to do it.


May is also the time of year that you can catch the Mobula Ray migration in Cabo San Lucas.

JUNE

The summer weather in Loreto is much like the summer weather in Florida. Low temperatures are in the 70s and 80s, while the daytime temperatures can reach the 90s and even 100s. The summer weather does bring higher humidity and a chance of rain showers. However, hurricanes are extremely rare.


The weather in June averages around 85°F, with a maximum of around 94°F degrees and a low of 77°F. Typically, there is no rainfall during this month. Water temperatures are about 80 degrees.


Summer is here, and so are the ultimate catches that include Sailfish, Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, huge Roosterfish and of course, Bull Mahi Mahi. Choose your prey and head out.


June is also the time of year that you can catch the Mobula Ray migration in Cabo San Lucas.

JULY

The weather in July averages around 89°F, with a maximum of around 96°F degrees and a low of 83°F. Typically, there is typically minimal rainfall during this month.


It's time for "Fishin for the Mission" Mahi Mahi tournament, and everything else you can think of is on the prowl as well. This means Sailfish, Marlin, Grouper, Snapper, Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo, to name a few.

AUGUST

It is quite humid and hot in Loreto during the month of August. The weather in August averages around 89°F, with a maximum of around 96°F degrees and a low of 83°F. Typically, you can expect some rainfall during the month of August.


Whatever you want to target in August, chances are that you will be very successful. You can hook Sailfish and Marlin just five miles from shore, Mahi Mahi is almost everywhere, and Tuna isn't giving up either.

SEPTEMBER

The fall months in Loreto start off fairly warm. The Sea of Cortez has been heated up all summer long, so the sea can still influence the weather.


The weather in September averages around 88°F, with a maximum of around 95°F degrees and a low of 81°F. September has the greatest amount of rainfall, on average.


Blue, Black and Striped Marlin are in the cards, as well as, Sailfish. There's plenty of Wahoo cruising around, and Roosterfish. Snapper and Grouper are happy to gulp the bait too.


Fiestas de la Virgen de Loreto, The Our Lady of Loreto Festivities, a series of religious, civic and cultural events, are celebrated on September 8.

OCTOBER

The weather in October averages around 81°F, with a maximum of around 89°F degrees and a low of 72°F. Typically, there may be a little bit rainfall during this month.


Sailfish is slowly moving towards the Pacific, but there is still time to get your personal record in October. Mahi Mahi and Marlin are another frequent catch, along with Wahoo and Roosterfish.


October is when the Whale Sharks begin arriving in the La Paz area.

NOVEMBER

The weather in November in Loreto is spectacular. It begins to cool down, and it is a lot less humid. The weather in October averages around 72°F, with a maximum of around 81°F degrees and a low of 64°F. Typically, there is minimal rainfall during this month. The winds will start to come from the North more often.


This is the last hurrah for Yellowfin Tuna and Marlin, as they begin migrating to warmer waters for the winter. Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper and Roosterfish are the most popular prey.


November is also a good time of year to swim with Whale Sharks in the La Paz area.

DECEMBER

The winter months in Loreto are similar to San Diego or Palm Springs winter weather. Lows will range in the 50s and 60s, while the highs can range from the 60s to the 80s.


The water and weather cool down significantly in December. The weather in December averages around 65°F, with a maximum of around 74°F degrees and a low of 56°F. Typically, there may be a little bit rainfall during this month.


In December, the winds are picking up, the Sea of Cortez is cooling down, and so is the bite. You can still catch a bit of everything, and the fishery is excellent, just not as wild as during the summer.


Mid-December is when the Humpback Whales begin arriving in the Sea of Cortez. You can also see Whale Sharks are in the La Paz area.


Fiestas de San Javier, festivities in honor of Saint Francis Xavier, patron saint from the neighbor town of San Javier are held from December 1 through 3rd.

 

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