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trip description for San Diego 3/4 Day Roundup in San Diego

From the inshore bays to the deep offshore water, San Diego is a saltwater angler's paradise. Get out there and discover these diverse fishing grounds with Captain Andrew, and put your fishing skills to the test! On this trip, you'll be able to target a diversity of nearshore and offshore species, making this a great trip for people who want to do it all! Nearshore, you'll drift and bottomfish for Sheephead, Lingcod, Halibut, Calico Bass, and Rockfish. Further out, You'll be able to troll for Bluefin—the premier Pacific sportfish—as well as Mahi Mahi and Yellowtail Amberjack, which are a true California classic. Because there are so many species to target, you'll mix it up with several different fishing techniques. Depending on the season, weather, and your fishing preferences, Captain Andrew will make sure that you're equipped with the right gear and tackle to get the job done. You'll be out there aboard Andrew's 28' Boston Whaler center console. She's a sweet boat for deep-sea fishing, and runs twin Yamaha engines with a combined 50o horsepower. Everything you need for an epic day will be provided; all you need to bring is sun protection, your California Fishing Licenses, and a smile. Read More

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trip description for Close Offshore All Ages Trip in San Diego

This full-day trip is designed to make the most of the world-renowned offshore fishing off the coast of San Diego. This fisherman's paradise is fed by cold, rich water from deep in the Pacific, making this an extremely productive fishery from the inshore water all the way to deep offshore. On this trip, Captain Ian will take you offshore where you can target pelagic species such as Yellowtail Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna. The season will determine the fish you target, but all of these fish are amazing fighters and some of the best-eating fish anywhere in the ocean. On this trip, you'll primarily be trolling, using multiple baits and lures to attract these fast, aggressive fish. You will be using top-of-the-line gear, artificial lures, and hand-rigged bait. Captain Ian guides his trips aboard a 38' Phoenix sportfisher equipped with twin 420HP Caterpillar engines that provide a ton of speed to get you out there quick. This vessel is equipped with outriggers for trolling, flybridge, and a spacious cabin with bunks, a kitchenette, and more. She's ready to get you and your crew out on the offshore trip of a lifetime! All the rods, reels, bait, tackle, and gear is included. Just bring your California fishing license, sun protection, and polarized sunglasses and you'll be set to go! Read More

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Although LA is know for it's music, celebrities, history, and more, Los Angeles is also a premier fishing destination, with a variety of fish species available to catch year-round. If you're looking for an exciting fishing adventure in Southern California, a charter trip with Captain TJ is the perfect choice! Captain TJ is a local fishing guide with years of experience on the waters of Los Angeles. He offers half and full-day fishing charters, where he will take you to the best fishing spots in the area to chase a variety of popular fish species, including Barracuda, Calico Bass, Rockfish, California Halibut, and Lingcod. These fish are perfect targets for anglers of all levels, and many make excellent eating as well. Since each species occupies a different part of the water column, you'll be able to test out a number of different baits and techniques as you fish. Captain TJ will provide you with top-quality fishing gear for the day, including rods, reels, and tackle. He will also provide expert instruction on how to catch the various fish species in the area! In addition to the fishing, Captain TJ's 48' Uniflite sportfisher is comfortable and spacious, with plenty of room for up to six anglers. She's purpose-built for fishing on the Pacific, and is equipped with all the necessary safety gear and electronics, so you can focus on reeling in your catch and catching some rays. Book a charter fishing trip with Captain TJ and experience the thrill of catching Barracuda, Calico Bass, Rockfish, and Lingcod in the beautiful waters of Los Angeles, California. It's a fishing adventure you won't soon forget! Read More

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trip description for Offshore Tuna Chase in San Diego

This full-day trip is designed to make the most of the world-renowned offshore fishing off the coast of San Diego. This fisherman's paradise is fed by cold, rich water from deep in the Pacific, making this an extremely productive fishery from the inshore water all the way to deep offshore. On this trip, Captain Ian will take you offshore where you can target pelagic species such as Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna. The season will determine the fish you target, but all of these fish are amazing fighters and some of the best-eating fish anywhere in the ocean. On this trip, you'll primarily be trolling, using multiple baits and lures to attract these fast, aggressive fish. You will be using top-of-the-line gear, artificial lures, and hand-rigged bait. When a big Bluefin hits that hook, you'll know it! Tuna are some of the hardest-fighting fish in the sea, and they'll test your strength, stamina, and fishing skill, so be ready. Captain Ian guides his trips aboard a 38' Phoenix sportfisher equipped with twin 420HP Caterpillar engines that provide a ton of speed to get you out there quick. This vessel is equipped with outriggers for trolling, flybridge, and a spacious cabin with bunks, a kitchenette, and more. She's ready to get you and your crew out on the offshore trip of a lifetime! All the rods, reels, bait, tackle, and gear is included. Just bring your California fishing license, sun protection, and polarized sunglasses and you'll be set to go! Read More

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trip description for 3/4 Day - Offshore Banks (9 hr.) in San Diego

Embark on an extraordinary offshore fishing expedition with Captain Scottie's esteemed 9-hour trip aboard his meticulously maintained 23ft Parker Pilothouse, nestled in the captivating waters of San Diego. With an extensive 9-year tenure in the field, Captain Scottie's seasoned expertise ensures an unparalleled adventure. Participate in a day of angling that seamlessly melds the excitement of sport fishing with the tranquility of the open sea. Our thoughtfully appointed vessel offers cutting-edge amenities, guaranteeing a secure and comfortable voyage for anglers of all proficiency levels. Indulge in the thrill of pursuing a diverse array of sought-after species, expertly guided by Captain Scottie. Throughout the excursion, guests will have the opportunity to target an array of captivating fish, including Bluefin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Yellowtail Amberjack. Whether in search of a trophy catch or desiring a serene maritime escape, our 9-hour voyage promises an optimal fusion of exhilaration and repose. The thriving offshore marine ecosystem of San Diego forms the backdrop for an exceptional fishing encounter. Captain Scottie's deep familiarity with the local environment and advanced fishing techniques ensures a rewarding experience for all adventurers on board. Engage with the best as you refine your angling skills and delve into the intricacies of these remarkable species. Secure your place aboard Captain Scottie's 23ft Parker Pilothouse for an indelible 9-hour expedition poised to forge lasting memories. Tailored to passionate anglers and leisure seekers alike, our journey offers an exceptional blend of adventure and relaxation against the stunning panorama of San Diego's maritime allure. Reserve your adventure today and prepare to embark on an unparalleled chapter in the realm of offshore fishing. Read More

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trip description for Offshore Full Day in Newport Beach

On this full-day fishing adventure, you'll target big-time California sportfish species, including Tuna, Mahi, and more! This fishery, off the coast of Newport Beach, CA, is one of the most productive in California, attracting pelagic predators who come to feast on baitfish, squid and more. On this trip, Captain Matt will take you deep offshore to find the best areas for Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna. If you're an offshore angler who has yet to feel the power of a Pacific Bluefin Tuna, this trip has your name on it! Bluefin are famous worldwide for their speed, power, endurance, and fighting ability, with huge dives and long runs that will test any fisherman. When it comes to finding and hooking these big-time sportfish, Captain Matt is your man. To locate these fish—which can be found anywhere from ten to fifty miles offshore—Captain Matt watches for birds, which follow schools of baitfish; he also looks for "foaming" at the surface, which indicates Tuna feeding; and communicates with other boats to zero in on the fish. When hunting these fish, you'll use techniques including trolling, drifting, and casting right into the school! Depending on the season, weather, and your fishing preferences, Captain Matt will make sure that you're equipped with the right gear and tackle to get the job done. You'll get out there aboard his 25' Parker pilothouse, a fishing vessel that was purpose-built to handle anything the Pacific can throw your way. Originally built in 2001, she's been fitted with a 300HP Suzuki engine and top-notch electronics, including GPS, Sonar, radio, and more. Captain Matt will provide everything for you, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Just bring some sunscreen and your California Fishing Licenses and you'll be good to go! Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Dana Point

What are the best fishing charters in Dana Point?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 41 trips in Dana Point, and the most popular trips in the area are Dana Point Extended Offshore Trip guided by Anton, Dana Point Half Day Excursion guided by Anton, and Dana Point 24-Hour Adventure guided by Anton.

Our guides in Dana Point are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2712 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Another popular city nearby for booking a charter is Newport Beach.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Dana Point? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Dana Point.

What types of fishing charters are common in Dana Point?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Dana Point as well as nearshore fishing and inshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Dana Point are: 1. yellowtail amberjack, 2. rockfish, 3. halibut, and 4. barracuda.

The most common fishing techniques in Dana Point are bottom fishing, trolling, and light tackle fishing but heavy tackle fishing and artificial lure fishing are popular as well.

How much do Dana Point fishing charters cost?

in Dana Point prices can range anywhere from about $975 to $2,963, but the average price for a half day trip in Dana Point is $1,002. The average price for a full day trip in Dana Point is $2,043.

What month is best for fishing in Dana Point?

The most popular season for fishing in Dana Point is fall, and most anglers book their trips 36 days in advance.

Do I need a Dana Point fishing license and what are the bag limits in Dana Point?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Dana Point, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Dana Point. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Dana Point.

Popular Types of Fishing In Dana Point

Dana Point fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Dana Point include half-day and full-day trips, as well as overnight excursions.

For those looking for a quick fishing fix, half-day trips are a great option. These charters typically last around 4 hours and are perfect for catching smaller fish like bass and halibut. Full-day trips, on the other hand, offer more time on the water and the chance to catch larger game fish like tuna and yellowtail.

For the ultimate fishing adventure, overnight charters are the way to go. These trips can last up to 3 days and take you to some of the best fishing spots in the area.

Some of the most common fish to catch in Dana Point include yellowtail, tuna, halibut, and bass. Depending on the type of fishing charter you choose, you may also have the chance to catch other species like swordfish, marlin, and shark.

When booking a Dana Point fishing charter, be sure to ask about landmarks like the Dana Point Harbor and the famous Catalina Island. These are popular destinations for many fishing charters and offer some of the best fishing opportunities in the area.

The Best Places To Fish In Dana Point

Dana Point, California is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its beautiful coastline and abundant marine life, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Whether you're looking for a peaceful day of shore fishing or an exciting adventure on a fishing charter, here are some of the best places to fish in Dana Point:

1. Dana Point Harbor - This bustling harbor is home to several fishing charters that offer deep sea fishing trips for a variety of species, including tuna, yellowtail, and halibut.

2. Doheny State Beach - This popular beach is a great spot for surf fishing, with plenty of perch, corbina, and other species to be caught from the shore.

3. Salt Creek Beach - Another great spot for surf fishing, Salt Creek Beach is known for its large waves and strong currents, which attract a variety of game fish.

4. Capistrano Beach - This quiet beach is a favorite among local anglers, who come here to catch halibut, sand bass, and other species from the shore.

5. San Juan Creek - This scenic creek is a great spot for fly fishing, with plenty of rainbow trout and steelhead to be caught in its clear waters.

6. Catalina Island - While not technically in Dana Point, Catalina Island is a popular destination for fishing charters, with its crystal-clear waters and abundant marine life offering a chance to catch everything from yellowtail to marlin.

Other Things To Do In Dana Point

While Dana Point fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this beautiful California city. Take a whale watching tour to see these majestic creatures up close, or visit the Ocean Institute to learn about marine life and conservation efforts. For a more active adventure, try paddleboarding or kayaking in the harbor. If you're looking for a relaxing day, head to Doheny State Beach or Salt Creek Beach for some sun and sand. And don't forget to explore the local shops and restaurants in the charming downtown area.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip wonderful time. We caught an astonishing variety of fish! Everyone had a great time.

    John H. with Shaun U. of San Diego, California

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time on our trip with Captain Nathan’s crew! Noah was our skipper, and Nick was the deckhand. They were both helpful and engaging, and always there to lend a hand. Would definitely recommend for both beginner and experienced anglers!

    Elena G. with Nathan B. of San Diego, California

  • ★★★★★
    Bobby was our captain and he treated myself, my son and my grandson like we owned the boat. He was very professional and courteous and answered all our questions. He gave us choices which no other service has in the past. This was much appreciated and I plan on returning again.

    John P. with Shaun U. of San Diego, California

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