San Diego Saltwater Fishing Charter in San Diego, California

Guided by Mark Martin

Deep Sea Nearshore

About Your Guide

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Though he grew up in Arizona, those close to Mark during those years are not surprised to see that he has wound up making a career as a saltwater charter captain. As early as he can remember he has always had a fascination with water, and even more, what may be swimming in it. He is the owner and operator of his charter business with expertise lying in the offshore waters of San Diego. With thousands of days on the water under his belt, he knows and understands what it takes to manage your time on the water for the best results. Whether you are a novice that is just getting into the game, a family out on vacation looking to fish, or a seasoned angler looking to lay into some fish, Captain Mark's goal is not only to catch fish but more importantly to create a memorable and fun experience for each of his clients. He looks forward to one-day meeting and sharing his passion for the ocean and “what lives below it” with you.

San Diego Saltwater Fishing Charter Trips

The offshore banks that lie off the coast of Southern California down into Northern Baja, provide a great opportunity to catch big game fish with a fly rod. From the Coronado Islands for yellowtail and Bonito to the outer offshore banks for yellowfin tuna, yellowtail, and Dorado. These offshore fisheries will consist of searching out the ocean for kelp paddies that can hold yellowtail and Dorado and at times, yellowfin tuna. These paddies give you the chance to find fish that are holding in the upper water column. On these offshore trips, you'll be fishing rods that are 10wt up to 13wt, depending on what species and size Captain Mark has you targeting that day. All offshore fly trips include all fly rods, leaders and flies, chum, teasers. No need to bring anything other than your fishing license, lunch, snacks, and beverages! Captain Mark will have a cooler with ice and waters for you to drink and use for storing those food and beverages as well. Be prepared for cool mornings on the run out to the fishery. Recommended to have some lightweight clothing to wear as the day goes on. Average sea conditions can be a little bumpy to having a heavy wind swell. Most winds are in the afternoon and the ride home can be bumpy. Be prepared for all weather conditions. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

Offshore On The Fly SoCal

100% (4)
30 ft 1 - 4 People From $495 / person

Southern California offers the unique “close to coast” fishery for Mako sharks. Compared to other species in SoCal that come and go with each month. These cold inshore and nearshore waters give fly fishermen looking for a tug the most consistent chance at hooking into these beasts year-round. Prime months for big Makos pick up in May, June, July and returning in October up into November. This trip also gives you time to explore further offshore San Diego's coast and explore much farther waters depending on the season, conditions, and length of the trip. You'll be seeing some sharks that will surely give you a breath-taking experience. This trip will allow for more time to find fish and sharks and more time for travel. So if you are trying to get that bucket list fish on the fly, this is the trip for you. On these offshore trips, you'll be fishing rods that are 10wt up to 13wt, depending on what species and size Captain Mark has you targeting that day. All offshore fly trips include all fly rods, leaders and flies, chum, teasers. No need to bring anything other than your fishing license, lunch, snacks, and beverages! Captain Mark will have a cooler with ice and waters for you to drink and use for storing those food and beverages as well. Be prepared for cool mornings on the run out to the fishery. Recommended to have some lightweight clothing to wear as the day goes on. Average sea conditions can be a little bumpy to having a heavy wind swell. Most winds are in the afternoon and the ride home can be bumpy. Be prepared for all weather conditions. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Mako Shark On The Fly

100% (4)
30 ft 1 - 4 People From $350 / person

Recent Reviews of San Diego Saltwater Fishing Charter

Lynn F.

Fishing

Had a fun day. Captain Mark works hard to maximize your fishing experience.

Gabriel T.

Fishing

This was my first experience ocean fishing and my wife’s first time fishing ever and it was amazing. Captain Mark and Kent were super nice and helpful and made sure we both caught fish. They have good quality equipment and keep the boat very clean. 10 out of 10 rating from me and I am definitely coming back to go again. Not only did I just get to catch 4 massive tuna today they taught me how I can catch more in the future. Thank you guys so much it was definitely worth every penny and I look forward to seeing you again!

Orlando V.

Fishing

My son and I had a great time with Captain Mark.. He is definitely knowledgeable about where to catch fish. We were catching fish as soon as we dropped our line.. Can’t wait to go deep sea with him

Dave G.

Fishing

Awesome experience! Mark is a great guy and went above and beyond to make sure we had a good time. We caught some fish, drank a beer, listened to good tunes, and my buddy reeled in a 5 foot shark! It was a very fun day!!!! Highly recommended!

Species

Bonito, Mahi Mahi, Mako Shark, Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail Amberjack

Techniques

Bottom Fishing, Fly Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Nearshore

Start Location

Safe Harbor Sunroad, Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA, USA

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