Grouper: These 1 to 6 foot plus long fish can go up to 200 lbs,have some real nasty teeth, and love rock piles below cliffs & underwater reefs. They like to hit hard and quickly dive back inside the rocks. When they first hit try to keep them headed to the surface, not a fighter but super heavy. This fish likes jigs,lures,bait worked near the bottom. Fish in the 30 pound range can be taken by trolling slow in shallow reefs or just of shore with lures-bait. This fishes white meat is a real taste treat when baked, fried, grilled, in sandwiches,etc.
Sierra: Mid weight surface fighter up to 15 lbs with a razor set of teeth. Prefers trolled lures,areas within 1/2 mile of the beach. Broil,grill,or fry with the skin on(also great for ceviche).
Triggerfish: The common man's favorite these small guys are easy to catch off piers, docks, rock jetty's and are great little fighters & even better tasting like a cross between fish, lobster and crab. Watch it those teeth can bite the tip of a finger off in a snap.
Yellowtail: These stubborn fighting fish ranging up to 20lbs spawn in their home waters of the Sea of Cortez preferring waters in the 67-77 degree range.As waters warm they migrate northward along the pacific coast to feed.Once very abundant, Mexican officials granted Japanese & Korean bulk seiners unlimited fishing permits almost decimating them. Big ones are caught around reefs at 100-250 foot depths, while medium & smaller are on the surface. Use jigs,or live bait.If trolling try 6mph with deep running bait fish or lures.
Below is some additional information on permits and pricing for you reference. Please know that prices can change and we may not be able to update the website as fast as we would like, so keep that in mind.
Available in Rocky Point and San Diego, CA. Rocky Point. They can be
purchased for 1 month or up to 1 year. Prices range from $312 to $2,011
pesos and depend upon the size of your craft. You’ll need certificate
In San Diego, boat licenses can be obtained from the Oficina de Pesca
at (619) 233-4324. They will mail or fax you an application. Fill out
the form and provide your certificate of documentation for vessel or
registration, SASE and cashiers check or money order. You can also mail
your request to:
Oficina De Pesca, 2550 5th Ave., Suite 15, San Diego, CA 92103. They
will process it immediately and return mail your boat license which is
good for one year.
Rates (approx.) in USD
Small Boat (less than 20’) - $32.50
Medium Boat (23’ to 30’) - $65.10
Large Boat (30’ and larger) - $97.69
You MUST have a fishing license for everyone onboard a boat, even if
they are not fishing, permits are checked. You do not need a permit if
you are fishing from the shore.
Permits can be obtained M-F, 8AM to 3PM, in Rocky Point or at the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix.
Rates (approx.) in Pesos
Daily - $106.00; Weekly - $220.00 (MXN)
Monthly - $315.00; Yearly - $410.00 (MXN)