In order to operate a boat*** that carries fishing equipment in Mexican waters, it is necessary to hold a valid boat permit and personal fishing licenses for everybody aboard the boat, regardless of age and whether fishing or not. A Fishing License is not required when fishing from land.
[*** Note: This includes kayaks and canoes. B.A.R.]
-- Only one rod or line with hook is permitted in the water, per person, but there is no restriction regarding the number of replacement items.
-- This fishing license allows to capture only fin fish. It does not allow to capture any mollusks or crustaceans, and their capture by anyone is strictly prohibited. Totuava, turtles and marine mammals are under protection of the Ministry and my not be captured at any time.
-- To capture bottom fish, up to four hooks on a vertical line may be used.
-- The use of electric reels is restricted to disabled fishermen only, after written authorization for the Ministry before use.
Our boat is set up with 17 electric reel outlets for bottom fishing. I last checked, 3 years ago, the angler fishing with an electric reel needed to have a permit. To get the permit the angler needed to furnish a letter from his/her doctor telling why they had a medical reason that would make an electric reel needed. I found this out by calling the permit office in San Diego. Hope this helps & tight lines.