El Gato Especial Fishing offers exciting offshore and reef adventures targeting delicious table fish such as Grouper, Snapper, and Seabass out of the beautiful beach town of Puerto Peñasco.

Located deep in the Gulf of California only 50 miles from the USA border, this magical town offers everything you will need – beautiful beaches, warm sunny weather and, of course, awesome fishing.

You will be spending your day fishing aboard a 26’ Sea Ray Laguna center console with ample room for up to 5 anglers. The boat has a small bathroom, and she cruises at 20 knots, getting you to the best spots speedily and safely.

The vessel comes equipped with all the essentials for a wonderful fishing trip, including the latest electronics and navigational equipment to get you fast on whatever you are fighting. It also has a livewell full to the brim with fresh live bait to tempt the very best catch.

El Gato Especial Fishing specializes in jigging and bottom fishing for your food favorites, heading out around 6 to 10 miles to fish for Grouper, Snapper, Seabass, Yellowtail and many other species.

As well as fishing, you can enjoy the time swimming, making the most of the beautiful weather and warm Sea of Cortes. There is no age limit when it comes to having kids on board and even dogs are welcome!

All El Gato Especial Fishing trips come with tackle, bait, drinks, and licenses, so all you need to bring is a good attitude.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Local Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $275
    This fun trip will see you bottom fishing Triggerfish, Rock Bass, White Seatrout, and whatever else crosses your path. You'll be going from 4 to 8 miles from the shore.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Local Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    On this fishing trip, the distance from the coast varies from 4 to 8 miles. Enjoy six fun and safe hours of bottom fishing for Triggerfish, Rock Bass, White Seatrout, and many others.
  • Private trip
    Full day (deep sea fishing)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Its a 8 hrs trip we can cacht black grouper red snapper California grouper pinto grouper trigger rock bass the trip includes water sodas and 12 pack of beer
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About the Captain

Jose Salazar
Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
52 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2018
I have been a captain for 10 years and have always been very passionate about fishing. For six years now, I have been operating my own boat. I became a tourist fisherman thanks to my brother who is also dedicated to fishing and has two boats on his own. We were the first ones in our family to become fishing professionals. My favorite thing is reef and bottom fishing. I'm always doing my best to catch fish with my customers and will move from reef to reef until we catch something to remember.

About this listing

Targeted species

Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish

Boat specs

Sea Ray Laguna (Center console) originally built in 1996. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
12-pack beer, water, sodas
Fishing License
fishing license is included

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No age limit, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 52 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Christophe V.
Catalina, AZ
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A great time on the water.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Local Fishing (AM) on June 18, 2022
Went for 1/2 day bottom fishing with El Gato Especial fishing. Everything went very well. We were greeted at the fishing charter...
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Bernard T.
Ramona, CA
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Happy tourists

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Local Fishing (AM) on May 15, 2022
Jesus was right on top of my booking.  Instant correspondence!  Jose our captsin was very experienced.  He took us to THE...
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Jason S.
Houston, Texas
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Fishing trip with Captain Joss

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Local Fishing (AM) on July 26, 2022
Captain Jose was extremely nice and courteous. He was very considerate with my experience with fishing. Would definitely recommend...
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Henry S.
Heroica Caborca, Sonora
Excellent
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3/4 Day with Captain Jose

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Local Fishing (AM) on May 22, 2022
Everything with Checo from booking and canceling a windy day to rebooking for a good day went smoothly! Out on the water with...
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Guy W.
Buckeye, AZ
Excellent
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Fishing with Jesús (CHECO)

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Local Fishing (AM) on April 9, 2022
We caught fish after fish after fish!!! Jose was our captain for the day and was GREAT!!! When we got back to the port he must’ve...
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FAQs about El Gato Especial Fishing

El Gato Especial Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per group - Half Day Trip - Local Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Local Fishing (AM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full day (deep sea fishing) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with El Gato Especial Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with El Gato Especial Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (12-pack beer, water, sodas)
  • Fishing License (fishing license is included)

El Gato Especial Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

El Gato Especial Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with El Gato Especial Fishing include:
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack