Want to avoid the hustle and bustle that comes with fishing in Mexico’s more well-known tourist spots? Make your way down to Puerto Peñasco, Sonora’s best-kept secret, and add an angling adventure with Pelican Fishing Charters to the top of your “to-do” list! With friendly, experienced angling aficionado Captain Procoro Jaimez Jaomez at the helm, you’ll be treated to an incredible day out on these relatively-untouched waters.

Whether you’re looking to bottom fish for tasty table fare, introduce your kids to the thrill of angling, or head out to seriously deep waters for huge big game, Capt. Jaimez is the man for the job. Before working as a charter captain, he commercially fished all over America, including the waters around Acapulco and the Great Lakes. He has over 30 years of experience under his belt, and knows exactly how to approach the variety of fishing grounds on offer here in Puerto Peñasco.

You’ll be fishing from your captain’s 26’ Chris Craft cuddy cabin. She’s built to accommodate up to 8 guests, and offers plenty of room for everyone to fish at the same time. Capt. Jaimez warmly welcomes anglers of all ages and skill levels, so bring along the whole family, or your best angling buddies! His vessel is decked out with top-notch navigational and safety gear and a private toilet. There’s even a seating area, so you can relax as you wait for the fish to bite.

These waters are home to an impressive variety of fish – you’ll be spoiled for choice! Bottom fishing is the perfect option for newer anglers, or families with little ones – you’ll stay closer to shore, but still be able to hook Grouper species, Cubera Snapper, Rockfish, and more. If you’re more experienced, or want to test your skills, you can choose to troll and deep sea fish for Mahi Mahi, White Seabass, Barracuda, and more up to 30 miles out.

Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and your license are included. Come aboard Pelican Fishing Charters and discover one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    If you want to spend more time exploring Sonora's local reefs and nearshore waters, join Capt. Jaimez for this 6-hour adventure! More time out on the water means you'll increase your chances of hooking some huge bottom-dwelling species, including Broomtail Grouper, Cubera Snapper, Yellowtail Amberjack, and whatever else is biting. Your captain will make sure that you're equipped with rods, reels, bait, tackle and a fishing license. Bottom fishing trips are suitable for all ages, so bring the kids along!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    If you're a newer angler, or want to introduce your kids to the thrill of angling, join Capt. Jaimez for this 6-hour morning adventure! You'll mainly be bottom fishing around the reefs and exploring nearshore waters, and will have the chance to hook anything from Grouper and Snapper species, Rockfish, White Seabass, Yellowtail Amberjack, and whatever else is biting. Your captain will be on hand to help you cast off like a pro, and will provide you with rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $350
    Spend your morning soaking up the sun on the beach, then join Capt. Jaimez for an afternoon of angling fun! This 6-hour adventure will see you bottom fishing around the local reefs and cruising Sonora's nearshore waters. You'll have the chance to encounter bottom-dwelling Grouper species, Cubera Snapper, White Seabass, Yellowtail Amberjack, and whatever else is biting. Your captain will make sure you're provided with rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license, and will show you the ropes.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Deep Sea (30 Miles)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    If you want to explore some seriously productive waters, join your captain on this incredible 8-hour adventure! You'll have plenty of time to travel to the hottest deep sea spots around, which means you'll be hooking into anything from gigantic Cubera Snapper, White Seabass, Yellowtail Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, ferocious Shark species (Long and Shortnose), and plenty more. Please note that your captain does not recommend this trip for babies and small children. Rods, reels, bait, tackle, and license included.
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About the Captain

Procoro Jaimez Jaimez.
Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico
15 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2019
Capt. Jaimez is a friendly, experienced fisherman with plenty of angling experience under his belt! Before becoming a charter captain, he fished commercially for over 30 years, which took him to locations all over the world – from the waters of Ensenada and Michoacán, the tourist hotspot of Acapulco, and even the Great Lakes that are accessible from Nebraska. More recently, he's been fishing the waters around Sonora as a charter operator since 2011. Thanks to this, he knows exactly what it takes to hook some seriously incredible fish in different water and weather conditions, and has the patience and skill to teach anglers of all ages and skill levels the best techniques. He has some serious bragging rights to his name, as well – among his various catches, he's hooked Shark species measuring 5–6 feet, 18 lb Grouper, and Flounder weighing it at around 7 lb. His favorite part of being a charter captain is spending each day out on the ocean, and meeting new guests that turn into friends.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper
Halibut Halibut

Boat specs

Chris Craft (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1990. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha 150 hp engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Full, enclosed
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
4 to 5 sets, always on the boat
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Caught during trip
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 minimum age
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
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (36)
Fishing with Procoro
First time ocean fishing
First time ocean fishing
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Steven M.
Queen Creek, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
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Crew
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First time ocean fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 7, 2022
This was such an amazing experience, we started the trip with 6 in our group, but even with anti nausea medicine they took...
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Greg H.
Nogales, Sonora
Excellent
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Experience:
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Fun times. Great fishing.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 1, 2022
Jaime was great and had a ton of knowledge about the fishing and how to get us onto the fish.  We had two sea trout hit our...
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Christopher W.
Phoenix, AZ
Excellent
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Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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A Bad Day Fishing is Better Than a Good Day At Work

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Deep Sea (30 Miles) on August 15, 2022
Captain Polo took great care of us.  He worked very hard getting us to many different spots along the reefs and trying to...
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Stephan M.
Coal Creek, CO
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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6 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 14, 2022
We had a great time! Fishing was a little slow at first but the Captain did everything he could do to get us a bunch of fish....
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John T.
Scottsdale, AZ
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 23, 2022
We had a great time with Captain Jamie. Very affordable and caught tons of fish! Thank you Captain!
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FAQs about Pelican Fishing Charters

Pelican Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $40 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (6 hours)
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - Full Day Trip – Deep Sea (30 Miles) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Pelican Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Full, enclosed
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment 4 to 5 sets, always on the boat
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Pelican Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught during trip)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Pelican Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Pelican Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Pelican Fishing Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Halibut
  • Rockfish
  • Seabass (White)
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack