June 14-16, 2013
The Sea of Cortez is internationally revered for its sport fishing, the annual Rocky Point Deep Sea Fishing Tournament, not surprisingly, is a seasonal highlight of the year. Rocky Point, or Puerto Penasco as it’s called in Mexico, is a celebrated tourist destination that is sometimes referred to as “Arizona’s Beach.” Its proximity to the U.S. border makes it a convenient place to visit. Moreover, the city’s wide array of luxurious accommodations and attractions makes it an all-around ideal vacation destination.
Deep Sea Fishing in Rocky Point
The Sea of Cortez is home to an abundance of fish that attract fishermen from all over the world. While the fishing varies from season to season—even month to month—the most popular sport fish in the waters of Rocky Point include Dorado, dolphin fish, sea bass, sea trout, skipjack, grouper, mackerel, yellowtail, corvina, and red snapper to name a few. Many travelers simply head into town and charter a boat to voyage out into the rich regional waters. The experience, according to many repeat visitors, is unsurpassed and the Sea of Cortez is regularly generous in its offerings to fishermen!
Rocky Point’s Deep Sea Fishing Tournament
This year’s tournament, the city’s 6th annual tournament, is scheduled for June 14 – 16. Many fishermen already have plans to flock to Rocky Point hopeful that 2013 will witness their win. The tournament boasts $10,000 USD in prizes along with the thrills that are sure to accompany the sport fishing! This year’s event, dubbed “Loco for Fishing,” will demonstrate why Rocky Point is such a legendary fishing spot. While fishing enthusiasts welcome the event and plan all year to attend, many people who don’t fish love the excitement that fills the air as well as the tournament’s accompanying fiestas and activities.
Rocky Point Fishing Tournament Fiestas
Naturally, with so many travelers converging on the city, feeding them is of the utmost importance. Rocky Point shows off its culinary charms with daily fiestas that highlight the extraordinary culinary history of the region. Visitors will enjoy Rocky Point favorites as well as Baja California dishes and even other types of traditional Mexican fare. Moreover, Rocky Point is home to a staggering array of restaurants and cafes that offer international types of cuisine. Of course, sea food is typically the order of the day during the fishing tournament and the fresh catches are served up throughout Rocky Point.
Excitement in the Air
During the Deep Sea Fishing Tournament, many restaurants, clubs, and hotels offer specials or feature other activities to coincide with the event. For this reason, it’s a great time for anyone to visit the city. Experience the sunny golf, great shopping, or scenic charms of the city during this memorable Rocky Point event. Nightlife is particularly vibrant and the beaches are filled with holiday seekers.
Visiting Rocky Point
Fly or drive, but be sure to get to Rocky Point for this event if you can! The excitement is catching especially when the fish are biting. Rocky Point is revered among vacationers and, chances are, one trip will likely have you telling everyone you know how much there is to see and do in this seaside city!