What is needed to fish offshore Mexico?

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  1. Blakeb

    Blakeb Live & Die Fishing

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    Hows it going BD,
    I know this is a on going topic but i just wanted to check in with everyone and try to get some clarification.

    I understand for fishing within that 12 mile area of the islands it is needed to have
    Passport
    Visa
    and Mexi fishing license
    Not sure if im missing anything else on that

    My big question is though what is needed to fish on the outside of that 12 Mile radius from the islands?
    If anyone has any feedback or answers on this it would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance,
    BlakeB
     
  2. MATTANZA

    MATTANZA old man of the sea, in training.

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    mex lic and a fast boat.
     
  3. michael e. bingham

    michael e. bingham Well-Known "Member"

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    A couple of hail Mary's, full tank of fuel and hopefully a honest federal
     
  4. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Don't you need Mexican insurance? Forget the rules
     
  5. RenoG

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    all comedy here today, I guess none of these guys are fishing.

    For me it's too big of a pain and too much expense; but what I've gathered is the Mexican fishing license, passport is all that is needed. FMM (visa) is only needed if within 12 miles of mainland or Coronados.

    From what I've heard, most people fishing Mexico just bring a passport, mex fishing license, and if they get checked the worst that happens is they're told to go home when they have no drugs, guns, or companeros on board.
     
  6. colemans224

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    I know the passport is required on sport boats that are fishing the Mexican coast/islands but is a visa also required? Seems like most cattle boats include the Mex license in the cost of the ticket.
     
  7. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Mexican citizenship would make things easier.
     
  8. HookEmDanO

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  9. Blakeb

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    Thanks guys appreciate it!
     
  10. michael e. bingham

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    OK, for real you are supposed to have a permiso DE importacion for the boat , it's 55 dollars and good for 10 years super easy to get , call Discover baja 619 275 4225 give them boat info and passport info , next your passport or border card and then your Fmm visa ,the last couple of times fishing the islands I've been asked for papers, it's takes 10 minutes and the guys were great , they never stepped foot on my boat and they fill out a form and have you sign it when they are done ,the last time out they pulled up to us recognized us and went right on by
     
  11. Normslanding

    Normslanding I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Basically what you said will cover it. The facts will be governed by who you are dealing with. Make sure you talk to locals about how the area is being in forced.
    The group or groups that stops you can make a BIG difference. Usually if there is more than one group like Federal, and Marines you have a better chance of being treated fairly. I am speaking form experience! We were in a restricted area by mistake. We were apprehended by Federal, Marines, Prison Guards, and another group. Standing in the hot sun on the end of a pier for 6 hours and not given any water is no fun. Interrogated by each group, then mug shots taken can give you concern. We had a lot of high end new tackle, and a lot of cash which was not confiscated. WE WERE VERY LUCKY!!!!
     
  12. bman440440

    bman440440 I am the one who knocks!!!

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    from what i have been told by "http://www.consulate-info.com/consulate/14385/Mexico-in-San-Diego" when i got my licence that the islands are "within" the 12 mile rule and the rule does not "restart" at the islands... the 12 mile rule starts from "mainland" and islands are NOT considered to be mainland... they are just that... an island... but like what has been said before its what ever the guy on the boat wants to enforce on that day
     
  13. HookEmDanO

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    I wish we could someday get this answered once and for all...I have heard/read both sides...

    the mex website says...12NM from seashore...and yep...the coronado islands do have a seashore
     
  14. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Still no talk about insurance... When I asked, Boat US told me that in order to be in Mexico with a boat, you have to have a Mexican company cover your insurance.
     

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