Rocky Point offers some great fishing from
shore. Try cut squid on the bottom or cast spoon type lures
that imitate bait fish around rocky areas for Sand Bass,
Pargo, Porgy and Triggerfish. Cast larger sizes for Grouper.
(this photo shows a large
Some local favorite spoons
include: Acme Lures
Need-L-Eel, Kastmaster, and the Luhr Jensen Krocodile.
Pompano, Corvina and Halibut hang out in sandy areas and
around reefs, use smaller size spoons or squid. Good places
to fish from shore include openings to estuaries and ports.
You do not need a permit to fish from shore.
The tides play a major
role in fishing in Rocky Point. The best fishing from shore
or close to shore is when the tide is either going in or
going out and when the high and low tides fluctuate the
most. You can view tide charts for the Rocky Point / Puerto
Penasco area with this link
tide charts. Tide charts provided by
For more serious fisherman charter boats with
seasoned skippers and friendly crews are available. Half day
trips fish between 3 and 6 miles out. Full day trips venture
into deeper water and sometimes offer a better chance at
larger fish such as this nice Pinta.
a full day trip you might jig spoons or bottom fish in 100
plus feet of water. Spring sport fishing may yield Grouper,
Snapper and Bass. Dolphin Fish and Skipjack show up in the
summer months starting in June. Other fish including
Triggerfish and Sharks are caught throughout the year.
Great Variety of Fish Species
For more the more serious fisherman charter
boats with seasoned skippers and friendly crews are
available. The Sea of Cortez fishery includes the
White Sea Bass
Black Sea Bass
Golden Spotted Bass
Many of these species are
caught weighing up to 150 pounds and more.
Such fishing is a prized
recreation for any fisherman.