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Live Bait Fishing Charters Near San Diego, Ca
Discover the Thrills of Nearshore San Diego Fishing with Guide Leng! Get ready for an extraordinary fishing expedition just off the stunning San Diego coast, guided by the expert, Leng. Prepare to be amazed by the picturesque Pacific Ocean and the excitement of catching a variety of impressive fish. Catch a Variety of Fish Your adventure with Leng promises a diverse catch, including the prized Rockfish with their vibrant colors and delicious flavor. Feel the adrenaline as you battle the powerful Yellowtail Amberjack, renowned for their size and strength. Don't forget the elusive Calico Bass, a local favorite that will test your angling skills. Why Choose Leng as Your Guide? Leng is not just a guide; he's a seasoned expert with extensive knowledge of San Diego's waters. With years of experience, he'll take you to the best fishing spots, ensuring you have the best chance of landing a trophy catch. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Leng's patient and friendly approach will make your trip enjoyable and rewarding. Experience Natural Beauty and Adventure As you fish, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the San Diego coastline, and you might even spot some local wildlife. Equipped with a well-maintained boat and top-notch fishing gear, Leng ensures you have everything you need for an unforgettable day on the water. Book Your Adventure Today! Don't miss this opportunity for an exceptional fishing experience with Leng. Whether you're an experienced angler or just looking for a relaxing day on the water, this Nearshore San Diego fishing trip has something for everyone. Reserve your spot now and get ready for an incredible day of fishing with Guide Leng! Read More
Nearshore 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 species, making this a great trip for people who want to do it all! You'll drift and bottomfish for Pacific Barracuda, Calico Bass, Rockfish, and Yellowtail Amberjack. These fish are fun for anglers of all levels, and are excellent eating as well! 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
San Diego Half Day Roundup
This trip is one in a million. After leaving the dock in San Diego, you'll cruise offshore to the Coronado Islands, a barren group of rocky outcrops that are home to millions of migratory birds and tons of sea life. This area is one of the most productive fisheries in California, attracting pelagic predators such as Tuna as well as nearshore species such as Barracuda, Yellowtail Amberjack, Rockfish, and more. Captain Sam is an expert when it comes to hooking fish out here, so you can cross your fingers for the trip of a lifetime! Because there are so many species to target, you'll mix it up with several different fishing techniques. That could include trolling for Barracuda and Mahi, which love fast-moving baits and lures, and bottomfishing for Rockfish and Amberjack, which hang out near undersea structure, and even letting out some kites to hit surface-feeding Bluefin. Captain Sam will take everything into account, from the season to the weather to your preferences, and do whatever he can to get you on the fish. Captain Sam runs these trips on his brand new 2022 29-foot Defiance center console which is the ideal vessel for bombing it down to the Coronado Islands and bouncing around honey holes. With twin 300 Yamahas strapped to the back of that bad boy, you can get to the fishing grounds in dependable comfort. Since she can easily cruise up to 30 knots cutting through chop like butter, there is almost nowhere for the fish to hide from this beauty. She's decked out with a full suite of electronics, plus a comfortable forward cabin providing shade and protection for the surf. Everything you need for a great trip is provided for you. Just remember to wear proper clothing and bring some sun protection, a cooler with some snacks and drinks, and a California Fishing License. You'll also need your passport, because this trip will take you into Mexican waters. Get out there and have a blast! Read More
Coronado Island Fishing Adventure
Owner Johnny and Captain Cassey specialize in private 4 pack charters aboard their Defiance 220 Admiral. Beyond helping you hook up ons of fish, they strive to give the best possible service they can while you and your group are out on the water. Located in beautiful San Diego California, their trips are perfect for all experience levels, whether your a new or experienced angler, or just looking for some family fun! On this inshore trip, you'll target the productive fishing grounds close to the dock. You'll be using live bait, bottomrigs, and many other special techniques to catch Rockfish (also known as Rockcod), Halibut, Lingcod, Yellowtail, Sheephead, Corbina, and much more! Captain Cassey's Defiance 220 Admiral is a pilothouse boat that comes equipped with top-of-the-line navigation and the best fishing electronics available! With safety being a top priority, she also has a radar system to help assist when visibility is difficult. Built-in live wells for bait, and plenty of fish boxes help store your keepers. This vessel can do up to 30 knots fully loaded, which cuts time getting out to the fishing grounds! You will need to bring your California State Fishing license with you to meet state regulations, but otherwise, Captain Cassey will provide everything else from rods, reels, tackle, bait, ice, and water, to laughs, fishing knowledge, and of course, loads of fun! Read More
San Diego Coastal Waters
Join Captain Bai on an unforgettable 10-hour deep sea fishing adventure off the stunning shores of San Diego, California. Setting sail on his expertly equipped 29ft Grady White vessel, you'll embark on an exhilarating journey in pursuit of a diverse array of prized marine species. San Diego Fishing Trips offers you the opportunity to cast your line into the bountiful waters of the Pacific Ocean, with a focus on targeting Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail Amberjack, Bonita, Skipjack Tuna, and the vibrant Mahi Mahi. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice looking to experience the thrill of deep sea fishing, Captain Bai's years of experience and knowledge of the local waters will ensure an enjoyable and rewarding outing for all. Coronado Island's fishing San Diego is renowned for its abundance of marine life, and Captain Bai's deep-sea fishing excursions provide a prime opportunity to explore these fertile fishing grounds. With state-of-the-art equipment and a commitment to your safety and comfort, you can relax and focus on the thrill of the catch. Book your spot on Captain Bai's 10-hour deep sea fishing trip today and discover the unmatched excitement of fishing in the pristine waters of San Diego, CA. Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean while angling for some of the most sought-after species in the region. It's a fishing adventure you won't want to miss! Read More
Coronado Islands Adventure
Join Captain Bai on an unforgettable 12-hour deep sea fishing expedition in the pristine waters of San Diego, CA. Setting sail aboard his 29-foot Grady White vessel, you'll embark on an exhilarating adventure targeting a diverse array of species, including Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail Amberjack, Bonita, Skipjack Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. San Diego Fishing Trips don't get more thrilling than this! Captain Bai brings his wealth of experience and local knowledge to ensure a successful and rewarding fishing experience. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, he'll provide expert guidance and top-tier equipment to help you reel in your dream catch. Our San Diego Tuna Trip takes you to the renowned 9 Mile Bank fishing area, renowned for its abundance of prized game fish. The deep, nutrient-rich waters of this region make it a hotbed for trophy-sized catches and memorable moments. Book your adventure today with Captain Bai for an epic deep sea fishing experience that will leave you with stories to tell for years to come. Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the rich marine life of San Diego's waters while enjoying the thrill of the hunt. Join us for an unforgettable day on the open sea! Read More
Coastal Banks Thriller
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
Offshore Tuna Chase
Join Captain Bai on an unforgettable 8-hour deep sea fishing expedition in the pristine waters of San Diego, CA. Setting sail aboard his 29-foot Grady White vessel, you'll embark on an exhilarating adventure targeting a diverse array of species, including Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail Amberjack, Bonita, Skipjack Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. San Diego Fishing Trips don't get more thrilling than this! Captain Bai brings his wealth of experience and local knowledge to ensure a successful and rewarding fishing experience. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, he'll provide expert guidance and top-tier equipment to help you reel in your dream catch. Book your adventure today with Captain Bai for an epic deep sea fishing experience that will leave you with stories to tell for years to come. Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the rich marine life of San Diego's waters while enjoying the thrill of the hunt. Join us for an unforgettable day on the open sea! Read More
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Everything to Know About Booking a San Diego live bait fishing charter
What are the best live bait fishing charters in San Diego?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 14 live bait fishing trips in San Diego, and the most popular trips in the area are Full Day Local Offshore guided by Nathan, Coronado Islands Expedition guided by Andrew, and Coronados Half Day Trip guided by Ray.
Our guides in San Diego are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9581 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.
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What types of live bait fishing charters are common in San Diego?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for live bait fishing in San Diego as well as nearshore fishing and inshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for live bait fishing in San Diego are: 1. yellowtail amberjack, 2. rockfish, 3. barracuda, and 4. yellowfin tuna.
How much do San Diego live bait fishing charters cost?
for live bait fishing in San Diego prices can range anywhere from an affordable $850 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for live bait fishing in San Diego is $1,117. The average price for a full day trip for live bait fishing in San Diego is $2,189.
What month is best for on a live bait fishing charter in San Diego?
The most popular season to go on a live bait fishing charter in San Diego is summer, and most anglers book their trips 39 days in advance.
Do I need a San Diego fishing license and what are the bag limits in San Diego?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in San Diego, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in San Diego. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in San Diego.
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
Awesome trip, Captain Sam and his first mate Noah were extremely helpful. Captain had us in a school of bluefin within minutes of stopping. We all met our limit for the day! They cleaned them and bagged them. We got some really awesome pictures! Great trip and would highly recommend Captain Sam.
George D. with Sam S. 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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