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“Not my 1st charter, but my 1st in Mexico”

Redrum Sportfishing
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Owner description: We are an American owned and operated charter company that has been operating with local crews for 15 years. From Pangas, to cruisers, to sportfishers, to luxury yachts, we have a boat for every budget. We were tourist anglers like you, and after many trips to Cabo we decided we had to come down and try to make a dream a reality. Being in your shoes for many years, we know what the our clients are looking for and expect when they come join us for a day on the water. If you've gotten this far in your research you know this sport isn't cheap. While we aren't the cheapest, nor the most expensive, we feel like we provide the absolute best value for your dollar. There are a lot of costs that come with trying to make sure you have a great day on the water and without top of line gear, electronics, and well kept boats you don't stand a chance out there. We are a small family operation and we enjoy getting to know our customers on a personal level. Come give us a shot and we'll show you the Team RedRum difference.
Reviewed 28 June 2014

I have fished all my life. On my own boats, with friends and on charters. Fresh and salt water. I have also spent many trips on dive boats as a diver and an instructor. All of these have been in the US or the Bahamas. I have had good, great and no so much trips along the way. Fishing is like hunting, you have good days and bad days. But a bad day outdoors is usually much better than a good day at work!

This was my 1st trip for tuna and marlin and my 1st trip to Mexico. A friend of mine and I planned this trip as a suprise retirement present for his dad (Chuck). A life long dream of Chuck was to fish for marlin from Cabo. Well on this trip it was special because his 8 year old grandson was going along. His son and I research several charter companies through Trip Advisor and also with friends. Including a private captain friend of mine who often docks in Cabo. He was fond of Redrum's owner and crew members and he agreed with what our research had found. Enough of the long boaring planning part.....

We booked to fish on two days back to back. June 25-26, 2014. Not knowing what to expect from a charter in Mexico, on the first day I just went along with all and took in the hospitality and views. The harbor is one of the most beautiful I have ever been in and out of! The people in the shop were pleasant and quick to answer questions etc. What I call good service and seemed to be straight up with answers and information.
With in minutes of leaving the harbor (after getting paper work to the harbor master and some bait) we were literally fishing. Very soon Chucks grandson was reeling in bonita, one after another (live bait). Then he caught 4 Dorado (aka dauphin, mahi-mahi; not a porpoise or Flipper) pretty quickly.
Maybe 30 minutes or an hour passed as we started changing tackle and moving to a different location to try our luck at some bill fish. Around 9 AM Chuck was up. We had hooked a striped Marlin! Jason and I were excited since our plan was working out so well. His dad was in the chair with a marlin on the line. FINALLY after about 20 minutes Chuck had his Marlin in the boat and we were taking pictures! Our deckhand Ulysses kissed the it and returned the beautiful fish to the Pacific. Mission accomplished!
But it didn't end there!!!!!
A little later on the Captain (Alex) yelled down to us, he had a fish on and handed the reel down to Ulysses for one of us to take it in the chair. Jason took it and come to find out he had a sail fish on the line. Within 5 minutes I and my wife joined Jason with two more sailfish AT THE SAME TIME!
By the end of the day all 5 adults had a sword fish caught and released. Chucks grandson was upset because he did not catch a "big" fish that day. We all thought it was great because he caught all the keepers!

Day 2 stared out a bit slower. Today we were focusing on tuna and wahoo so we had a litter bit longer trip to get to our fishing spot. As the day before, once we slowed down and started fishing Chucks grandson caught a bunch more bonita for bait. Next up we started catching dorado again. Now we weren't breaking any records but we were having fun!
Next thing you know Jason, myself and my wife (in that order) were fighting 3 lemon sharks. AT THE SAME TIME! The captain again could only let the boat drift because as the sailfish the sharks went 3 different ways. After what I was told was a Mexican Minute!!! my hands and arms were numb and immobile after fighting my shark. Jason and my wife had already lost or released there catch but mine was stubborn (and Bigger).
Some more time passed and it seemed we were not going to see any more fish that morning.
The captain yelled out again fish on and we put Chucks grandson in the seat an handed him the reel. It was a striped marlin. We were all so excited! Especially Chuck! After another Mexican Minute He had the marlin along side the boat and Ulysses was fighting to get him on gunnel for some pictures. We got plenty and will have to post some soon. We talked Him into kissing the fish before it was let go to fight again another day.

It seemed like hours passed with no fish but that was good for us old folks. Captain Alex found an enormous pod of porpoise. There must have been several hundred of them almost as far as you could see around the boat. That is when we stared catching yellow fin.

Our surprise trip turned out to be a huge success. Everyone on the trip caught a sword fish, some dorado and some tuna! The best fishing trip I can remember. The staff at Redrum are family oriented and it shows in the way they treat everyone customer or not. I don't see how anyone can have a bad experience with these great people.

I will definitely return to Cabo and fish with Redrum again!


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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Had a great day with the Redrum crew they are very knowledgeable and great people we caught two marlin and now Im hooked already planning my next trip and you know it's going to be with REDRUM. Thanks u guy's

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Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Great couples vacation, first time to Cabo so kind of nervous picking our fishing trip. Once we arrived that morning all worries were gone. We were very well taken care of the moment we arrived till the moment we returned. My husband had a great time reeling in his Striped Marlin.

Thank Tex8405
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Redrum is a top notch outfit. Our captain and crew were very knowledgeable and helpful and we had the best fishing trip of our lives. Getting to meet Pancho was a bonus. Good times. Will definitely book again.

Thank Charliss2013
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

My wife and I planned a fishing trip for our daughter, teenage son and his buddy while in Cabo. We choose Redrum based on reviews on trip advisor. We went out on El Nuevo with Captain Mike and Charlie. They were both very professional and friendly. Charlie explained and taught everything he was doing. He was very nice and patient. The morning was slow nothing biting so Charlie changed out the rigging and Captain Mike continued to search. All at once we had a large striped marlin on the line. It was jumping and dancing on the water then after several minutes of fighting it through the hook. Exciting but disappointing. A short time later the captain spotted another one we changed course and before we new it my son had one on the line. This time after several minutes he was able to bring it in. This striped marlin was just over a hundred pounds. We took pictures and then released it. A short time later the Captain changed course again and Charlie cast out some live bait then my wife had one on the line. She battled this fish for about a half an hour then grew tired and my son's friend took over and fought it another twenty minutes or so. Finally, Charlie and Captain Mike pulled a 105'' over 200 lbs striped marlin on board. We took some pictures and then released it.
This trip was beyond our expectations, the crew were great and used their expert knowledge to insure we caught some fish. No one can guarantee you will catch fish on a particular day but these guys are simply the best.
Thank you team Redrum!!!

2  Thank Snowbound624
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