What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora for the first time?

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Richard Moline
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Went fishing with La Princesa Fishing Trips on April 23, 2024
Fishing on a boat like La Princesa is a very worthwhile experience. Captain Francisco is knowledgeable and is very helpful. He, as I'm sure all the captains will put you on fish and help you catch fish. These trips are child friendly, no experience friendly, and experienced fisherman friendly. Another plus is not only is it fun to catch the fish, but they taste wonderful. It's a worthwhile experience for a day.

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Cj Cabral
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Went fishing with Catch’m Fishing and Sunset Charters on October 11, 2023
Yes great charter for Adults and children. Capt Martin and crew were awesome with my family and child making sure we were catching fish and having a good time. Relaxing to good music, beverages and hooking fish doesn’t get any better than that! We will definitely be going again.

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Toby Simoneaux
Gonzales, LA
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Went fishing with Ecsta-Sea 2 on July 3, 2023
Other than the heat, fishing is great. This was our fist time out in Puerto Penasco. We did a half day so we didn't go far out and target large sport fish. But was a great time pulling in Triggers and smaller reef fish. Definitely will be back out fishing soon. Thinking a little further out chasing bigger ones next time.

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Matthew Didier
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Went fishing with Pelican Fishing Charters on June 26, 2023
If you want small game go with this trip. They know where the fish are at but if you want big game like 50lb fish go with another charter. And mahi mahi is apparently a target fish of theirs but they told us on the trip that they don’t even fish for mahi mahi.

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Scott Kaboos
Marengo, IL
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Went fishing with El Jefe Boat Charters on June 22, 2023
Book through Fishing Booker. Read the reviews! E-mail the Captain with questions prior to your trip. Make sure you both have the same expectations of where you will go and what species you will target. DO NOT book with the salespeople on the malecon! You will be wasting your time and money on a very forgettable trip.

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Roger Elshaug
ELEVEN MILE, AZ
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Went fishing with Pelican Fishing Charters on October 12, 2022
FISHING BOOKER......... made it so simple , in the past we have walked the harbor dock, talked to the various capts, and it was time and labor to haggle & accomplish a fishing set up day/price with a Capt. This was made so easy on line, direction was good. And it went extremely well. The price was FAIR & exactly as quoted, the pictures of the capt and boat as shown. We had a enjoyable experience. We had price comparisons on line, could pick our date, time , and price. Worked well for us and would recommend FISHING BOOKER. Roger & Janet Arizona

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Theodore Krismann
Phoenix, AZ
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Went fishing with Del Mar Charters – 30' Grady-White on April 7, 2019
We caught the fish we were told were likely on half day trip. Would have like to have caught Grouper, Snapper and some larger fish but our expectations were met. Children would be OK depending on age and patience level for 4 hours, but longer might not work. Beware the sun and reflected sun -- hat, long sleeves and pants, sunscreen, protect ears and nose. Food and drink provided a plus. Follow instructions of charter co. on arrival/payment details. Keep company informed of changes in head count.

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MARK TAYLOR
United States
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Went fishing with El Gato Especial Fishing on May 12, 2023
This is mostly a bottom fishing fishery. Fish are generally under 10 lbs., but bigger fish are possible. If you are just looking for a fun day on the water any of the guides here will be great. If you are a more serious angler I would recommend bringing your own gear and be ready to try things your skipper may not be familiar with if different opportunities arise.and be flexible.

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Steven Sandor
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Went fishing with Eduardo's Sport Fishing on April 5, 2023
Fish with Chilean or bass meat as bait, make sure your line and bait are at bottom of sea floor, when you feel the line bump pull fast and hard to lay the hook, also trigger fish fight pretty hard for so have fun?

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EUGENE CHRISTIAN
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Went fishing with Rock Point Fishing Club – 38' on May 26, 2024
Choose a different captain that cares, bring your own bait, hooks lures, close a different company that provides all of the live bait that was promised

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Laura Marshall
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Went fishing with Margarita Fishing Adventures on April 26, 2024
People told us the fishing would be bad but we caught a lot (for what we expected). Just means you never know. Doesn’t matter if you have fun

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Daniel Coss
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Went fishing with Federico's Fishing Charters on May 18, 2024
Lots of sun screen, plenty of water and a large towel to sit on, the seats can get pretty hot.

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Aleksander Stagg
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Went fishing with Eduardo's Sport Fishing on April 30, 2024
Chase the bird feeding frenzies. Crazy. Loko x3 wish it was more than two on the boat crazy

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Traci Asbury
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Went fishing with Margarita Fishing Adventures on March 27, 2024
Bring sunscreen Take anti nausea the day before and day of, if seas are rolling Enjoy the experience And cook your fresh fish!

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Shawn Borders
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Went fishing with Margarita Fishing Adventures on March 23, 2024
Be prepared with an open mind. You can go on more expensive charters, but the fish don't know the difference.

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Josh Bockus
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Went fishing with Ecsta-Sea 2 on March 22, 2024
Fishing was great, be aware of the length of the trip affects the fish you can get to. If you want the larger fish you must book the full day trips.

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Paul Buechler
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Went fishing with El Jefe Boat Charters on February 3, 2024
The fishing in Puerto Penasco was great. I lost my bait or caught a fish every time I dropped my bait

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Clifton Locklin
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Went fishing with Sea Best Charters on January 30, 2024
Try May thru September and talk with the locals about which character is best for what to want to catch.

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Scott Schryver
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Went fishing with Margarita Fishing Adventures on November 11, 2023
Pretty much everyone only does reef fishing. We went in November and I was told by a guy on the beach there isn't enough daylight to go deep sea in Nov through March.?

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Wesley Mueller
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Went fishing with Catch’m Fishing and Sunset Charters on September 16, 2023
Check seasons on what kind of fish you want to catch and plan accordingly. Even reach out to the captain before and see what the options are.

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Charles Tucker
Phoenix, AZ
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Went fishing with La Princesa Fishing Trips on August 28, 2023
Late August is very warm/hot at Rocky Point (118 degrees on the day we went).Fishing was excellent but would probably be more enjoyable during cooler temperatures.

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Curtis Reynolds
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Went fishing with Eduardo's Sport Fishing on July 16, 2023
Yes you will catch something regardless just throw the line in and get ready to start yanking and reeling,

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Allison Andrew
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Went fishing with La Princesa Fishing Trips on July 4, 2023
The water was a little rough so motion sickness brackets or Dramamine! We loved it and were catching fish like crazy!

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Brian Marksberry
Phoenix, AZ
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Went fishing with Catch’m Fishing and Sunset Charters on June 24, 2023
Use Fishing Booker, or do business directly with a captain of a local fishing charter. Beware of the "my uncle owns a boat" guy who is a middle man scammer.

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Daniel Holguin
Puerto Peñasco, Sonora
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Went fishing with La Princesa Fishing Trips on June 25, 2023
Bring a fishing pole and you can keep fishing off the docks when your trip is over. You can catch trigger fish, halibut and sting rays.

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James Gilbertson
Sierra Vista, AZ
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Went fishing with Federico's Fishing Charters – Siana on June 21, 2023
Choose your charter company carefully, they make all the difference between a so-so trip and a great one.

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Joaquin Reyes
Florence, AZ
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Went fishing with Federico's Fishing Charters Sirena on May 6, 2023
I don't have much experience but the crew was helpful. It was the most beautiful day anyone could ask for when we went out!

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Roger Williams
Nogales, Sonora
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Went fishing with Eduardo's Sport Fishing on May 5, 2023
The fishing here is primarily bottom fishing for smaller fish. A good number of fish caught can be expected. If your looking for bigger game, you need to get further south in the Sea of Cortez.

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Fredric Acosta
Peoria, AZ
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Went fishing with Del Mar Charters – 30' Grady-White on April 21, 2023
Didn't know about slacktied and high tide difference and it was a high tide. Was told to go on slack tide which I will keep in mind now.

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Kelly Anderson
Eureka, Montana
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Went fishing with Del Mar Charters – 30' Grady-White on March 8, 2023
It was our first time and it was great fun. We caught mostly Trigger fish on our 3/4 day adventure with Del Mar Fishing Charters.