Newby Looking to Fish Sandy Beach - Needs Expert Advice

DaveMcG

Member
Hey Guys,

Brand new to fishing and especially brand new to fishing in rocky point. I am going down on June 21st for a week and staying in los palomas on Sandy Beach. We are looking to do some inshore fishing and need some expert advice.

Hoping someone could let me know the best way to catch some fish in shore.

Ie.

Will I have luck at sandy beach or will i need to go to a pier of some sort?

What is the best bait to use? I have heard everything from sardines, squid, to kastmaster or shrimp. (need some guidance)

Which fish should i expect to catch? (or go after)

I have heard the following are most common:

Trigger Fish
Corvina
Dolphin Fish
Dorado
Flounder
Mackeral
Pompano
Rock Bass
Sea Bass
Sea Trout
Sierra
Skipjack


Any other rocky point fishing wisdom is more than welcome.
 

Stuart

Aye carumba!!!
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You can eliminate about 1/2 your list if you're fishing from shore at Sandy Beach. My suggestion is search this forum for "La Pinta" and/or "surf fishing" and you'll find oodles of threads that have all the information you need. :)
 
I am going this Sunday to the same area with the same intentions. I will try to send you some info once I get there and do some scouting about.
 

azfish

Well Known Member
That beach 7'-8' light/med. action rod with 6-8lb test. two types of fishing. Step one go to fish market get a lb of octopus. Slip sinker rig cut 3'' piece put on hook 3' leader and a slip sinker (egg sinker) throw it out as far as you can. 2nd way silver spoons 3''-4.5'' long look for birds feeding on bait fish and cast to them. Best times tide going out and tide coming in. Night fishing octopus but be careful you will catch sting rays to. Do not drink beer and try to unhook them unless you are a beer drinking fishing machine like me. They are good to eat. Scrap parts can use for bait.
 

DaveMcG

Member
Thanks for the replies!

@ Stuart: thanks for the info, ill try to search this forum for some more info
@ Ticnate: Thank you, I would definitely love to hear what worked and what didnt. please keep me posted.
@ Azfish: Great info! Best response yet, what type of fish would you expect me to catch?

Anyone else out there who has some good input on what to use?
 

DaveMcG

Member
Good call I totally forgot about that! Also, anyone had any luck renting a kayak or canoe there? I know you can rent jet skis and banna boat rides. but i figured renting a canoe might be a good option for me if available.
 

Mexico Joe

Cholla Bay 4 Life
Good call I totally forgot about that! Also, anyone had any luck renting a kayak or canoe there? I know you can rent jet skis and banna boat rides. but i figured renting a canoe might be a good option for me if available.
If you're not Happy then go to Del Mar Charters, second right as you're starting to make the right hand bender into the fish market. They rent sit on top kayaks. Tell them handicap Joe sent you!
 

DaveMcG

Member
My buddy said get the biggest kastmaster available (3 oz or so) and I'll catch fish all day. Anybody else have luck witha 3 oz or should i go smaller for surf fishing?
 

Stuart

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The weight of the Kastmaster depends on how much wind. I have several weights and go heavier if it's windy. Otherwise, the smaller 1.5 oz is fine. ProTip: Get the ones with the white bucktail and the SINGLE hook, not the treble hook. The Kastmaster will orient itself hook up on retrieve and you won't have as many snags in the reefy areas.
 

Mexico Joe

Cholla Bay 4 Life
My buddy and I were doing really well with Corvina on Friday night. We were both fishing off of the bottom and I was using both of these Diamond Jigs, tipped with a little rock bass and they were slamming it. The current was one of the strongest Ive felt kayaking in Rocky Point. I like using the 4oz because I can feel the bottom with it, so I prefer weight and I needed it on Friday.














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Stuart

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Funny, Joe... I bought that same mack pattern jig on Sat. @ PHX Fishing. 16 oz. for the deeper reefs.
 

ckyevanjay

Well Known Member
nice fish man i didnt see a single corvina...
Friday was a windy mess on the las conchas side. no way i could launch the kayak from the beach.
 

azfish

Well Known Member
My buddy and I were doing really well with Corvina on Friday night. We were both fishing off of the bottom and I was using both of these Diamond Jigs, tipped with a little rock bass and they were slamming it. The current was one of the strongest Ive felt kayaking in Rocky Point. I like using the 4oz because I can feel the bottom with it, so I prefer weight and I needed it on Friday.
















Joe did you check out the new kastmaster xl's
 

DaveMcG

Member
Thanks for all the updates and pictures guys!

I just bout 15 different kastmaster and krocodile lures for $20 off of craiglist. hoping that they will suffice for the trip this thur. If not ill probably try some squid and see if that will work.
 

DaveMcG

Member
That beach 7'-8' light/med. action rod with 6-8lb test. two types of fishing. Step one go to fish market get a lb of octopus. Slip sinker rig cut 3'' piece put on hook 3' leader and a slip sinker (egg sinker) throw it out as far as you can. 2nd way silver spoons 3''-4.5'' long look for birds feeding on bait fish and cast to them. Best times tide going out and tide coming in. Night fishing octopus but be careful you will catch sting rays to. Do not drink beer and try to unhook them unless you are a beer drinking fishing machine like me. They are good to eat. Scrap parts can use for bait.
hey Could you eleoborate on best times to go fishing? Tide going out and time coming in? Im kind of confused what should i look for on this site: Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico
 

jmcdtucson

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For Corvina, high tide or tide running (either in or out) and also evening is always good for me.
So mid-day low tide is out.
 
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