Don’t Believe the FAKE CAPTURE Flags!
The charter boats coming in after the day’s fishing will hoist “CAPTURE FLAGS” which represent the fish caught that day. Blue flags are marlin, yellow flags are dorado, white flags are tuna, and orange flags are wahoo. The red triangular flags are release flags which mean the flag flying directly above the release flag representing a particular fish was caught and released. When the fishing is off that day, which it can be even in Cabo, a lot of boats will hoist flags just to look good to potential clients looking to book a boat. You will see boats coming in, dropping off the clients, and then hoisting all sorts of capture flags at the mooring slip or going to the fuel dock and doing the same. If you see boats coming in with no or few flags, but boats in the slip or at the fuel dock with a lot of flags flying, these flags are VERY suspect. Do not put to much stock in the capture flags. This is done a lot in Cabo. You see reviews written that say the clients didn’t do well on their boat, but when they returned to port, they were “dismayed” so see other boats with all these flags flying. The clients on those boats were “dismayed” too that day. Those flags went up AFTER the clients left the boat. BELIEVE IT.