|The southern islands of
the Sea of Cortez have a great diversity of fish and this area is often alluded to as
having the "world's finest big game fishing". The avid sports fisherman will not
be disappointed by the variety or the population of big game fish in these waters.
One of the main reasons for the attraction of big game fish to this region is the fact that the prevailing winds have the effect of forcing the surface waters offshore. This results in an upwelling of colder waters from below which is rich in nitrates, phosphates and other nutrients. The presence of these minerals allows plankton to flourish and this is the base food for many of these game fish.
The water temperature in the tropical waters in the sea of Cortez represent the most ideal environment for life on earth. Fish tend to be larger, more abundant and of greater variety.
Much of Baja's coastline is made up of rocky shores and reefs. This allows the smaller species of game fish to prosper where they are protected by these areas.
The major types of fish found here include Marlin, Dorado, Tuna, Sailfish and Wahoo.