It can get cool in Puerto Peñasco in December, 80 degrees is wishful thinking. Average temperature is 65 degrees, and it can get into the 50’s for a night time low. By the end of the month the water temperature has cooled enough to slow down the fishing. January and February are the most difficult times to catch fish if you are a fly fisher. I still fish but my expectations are much lower.

Here are a few good ideas from an old guy who has been enjoying Puerto Peñasco for a long time.

Shrimp: Garlic buttered, grilled, fried, bacon wrapped, there are a multitude of ways to fix it and it is usually a good choice when you come to Rocky Point.

If you fish and you want to eat your catch, you may want your own cleaning table, with a hose, a good sharp filet knife, and a cutting board.

If you have a good day of catching fish, many of the local restaurants will prepare your fish for you and your friends. It’s a great economical evening out! Or to share with a charity that feeds people.

Enjoy the beach without getting sand everywhere. Listen to live music every chance you get.

Any reason is a good reason to gather a few friends and neighbors together and share a meal, a glass of wine, or just a little dessert. Enjoy life to the fullest!

Even though the fishing is slowing down it’s just good to sit in the sunshine in a kayak and enjoy the day. No telling what you will see while on the water. Hope to see you on the water soon!

Vince Deadmond The Retired Fly-Fishing Hardware Guy can be reached at and 480 818 1797