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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

3/4 Day - Offshore Banks (9 Hr.)

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
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Coronado Islands Expedition

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28 ft 1 - 5 People $$$
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Long Run Offshore - 42' Hershine

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42 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Coronado Islands Adventure

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29 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

Full Day Offshore Banks (12 Hr)

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
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Coastal Banks Thriller

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29 ft 1 - 4 People $$$

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trip description for Offshore on the Fly SoCal in San Diego

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

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30 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
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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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

Offshore Tuna Chase

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38 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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trip description for Half Day in San Diego

The half day trips are equally great for the beginner angler as well as for those more experienced. Don't waste your weekend. Get out on the water and make the most of southern California's rich inshore waters. Out of Mission Bay and up along to La Jolla, you'll hit the shallow saltwater fishing grounds as you seek to fill the boat with some native fish. Go after Calicos, Rockfish, Halibut, Yellowtail, White Seabass, and more, as you practice your skills and head home with a tasty treat. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

Half Day

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1 - 6 People $$$
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trip description for San Diego Offshore Roundup in San Diego

From the shallow inshore bays to the deep waters just a little ways offshore, Huntington Beach, CA has it all. Southern California is know for its rich fishery, fed by the cold Pacific currents, and there's no better way to take advantage than a trip with Captain Andrew! This full-day pelagic sportfishing trip is not for the faint of heart! You'll be going deep offshore to hunt for some of the fastest, toughest Pacific species, including Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Pacific Barracuda, and White Seabass. These fish are great fighters and also excellent table fare, whether you opt to prepare them as raw sashimi or seared on the grill. To catch these fish, you'll be using a combination of trolling and drift-fishing. Keep you eye on the rods, because when that tip dips, it's time to bring your A-game! 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 lines to hit surface-feeding Bluefin. Captain Andrew 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. 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! 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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

San Diego Offshore Roundup

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28 ft 1 - 5 People $$$
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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

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Close Offshore All Ages Trip

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38 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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trip description for Coastal Waters Fun! in San Diego

Join Captain Leng 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 Leng 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 Leng 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

Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Coastal Waters Fun!

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29 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
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trip description for Half Day Inshore/Coastal in San Diego

Embark on an Inshore Fishing Experience with Captain Scottie's 23ft Parker Pilothouse in San Diego. Join a remarkable inshore fishing expedition led by Captain Scottie, a seasoned expert with 9 years of experience in navigating San Diego's waters. Step aboard the meticulously maintained 23ft Parker Pilothouse, where comfort, excitement, and angling prowess converge against the backdrop of San Diego's coastal charm. Target an array of captivating species during your trip, including Halibut, Rockfish, Leopard Sharks, and Yellowtail Amberjack. Each moment casts a spotlight on the vibrant marine ecosystem thriving beneath the surface. Whether you're embarking on a solitary adventure, quality time with loved ones, or a distinctive corporate outing, Captain Scottie tailors each trip to suit your preferences. Expect a personalized and unforgettable day on the water. Discover the epitome of inshore fishing excellence with Captain Scottie's 23ft Parker Pilothouse. Elevate your angling aspirations and forge enduring memories on San Diego's pristine waters. Reserve your spot today for an adventure that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Half Day Inshore/Coastal

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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trip description for Inshore/Coastal (9 hr.) in San Diego

Embark on an exceptional nearshore fishing expedition with Captain Scottie's renowned 9-hour trip aboard his meticulously crafted 23ft Parker Pilothouse, situated in the picturesque waters of San Diego. With an impressive tenure of 9 years in the industry, Captain Scottie's seasoned expertise guarantees an unparalleled adventure. Join us for a day of angling that seamlessly blends the thrill of sport fishing with the serenity of the ocean. Our thoroughly maintained vessel offers state-of-the-art amenities, ensuring a secure and comfortable voyage for anglers of all skill levels. Experience the exhilaration of pursuing a diverse range of coveted species under the adept guidance of Captain Scottie. Throughout the trip, participants will have the opportunity to target a variety of captivating fish, including Halibut, Rockfish, Leopard Sharks, and Yellowtail Amberjack. Whether you're seeking the ultimate catch or simply craving a peaceful escape, our 9-hour journey promises an ideal fusion of excitement and relaxation. The rich marine life thriving in San Diego's nearshore expanse provides the backdrop for an extraordinary fishing encounter. Captain Scottie's profound familiarity with the local ecosystem and advanced fishing techniques ensures a rewarding experience for all on board. Engage with the best as you refine your angling prowess and uncover the intricacies of these remarkable species. Secure your spot aboard Captain Scottie's 23ft Parker Pilothouse for an unforgettable 9-hour excursion poised to craft enduring memories. Catering to avid anglers and leisure enthusiasts alike, our journey presents an exceptional blend of adventure and repose against the breathtaking canvas of San Diego's coastal allure. Reserve your adventure today and prepare to set sail on a remarkable chapter in the realm of nearshore fishing. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Inshore/Coastal (9 Hr.)

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
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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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

3/4 Day - Offshore Banks (9 Hr.)

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
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trip description for Full Day Offshore Banks (12 hr) in San Diego

Embark on an unforgettable 12-hour offshore fishing expedition with the seasoned expertise of Captain Scottie, boasting a formidable nine-year tenure navigating the waters of San Diego. Aboard his meticulously maintained 23ft Parker Pilothouse vessel, adventurers are invited to partake in a meticulously planned journey that delves into the prolific marine ecosystems of the region. As the sun rises over the Pacific horizon, anglers will find themselves immersed in a meticulously curated experience designed to yield bountiful catches of the most sought-after species. With a laser focus on precision and success, Captain Scottie's adept guidance ensures that each participant is equipped with the essential techniques and tools to pursue the grand challenge of Bluefin Tuna, the vibrant allure of Mahi Mahi, the lightning-fast thrill of Yellowfin Tuna, and the powerful engagement of Yellowtail Amberjack. Captain Scottie's mastery of the oceanic realm, coupled with his passion for conservation and responsible fishing practices, results in a truly remarkable excursion. From the well-appointed confines of the 23ft Parker Pilothouse, participants can expect an expedition characterized by professionalism, expertise, and a deep respect for the marine environment. Whether a novice or seasoned angler, this 12-hour offshore voyage promises to etch indelible memories and prized catches into the annals of your fishing repertoire. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

Full Day Offshore Banks (12 Hr)

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
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trip description for 6 hr (AM or PM) in San Diego

Hop on board with Captain Shaun and prepare for an action-packed day of inshore fishing in San Diego! The San Diego inshores are home to plenty of reefs and kelp beds that support a great fishery. On this 6-hour trip, Captain Shaun will cruise you along San Diego’s pristine coastline to beautiful shallow waters in Point Loma, Mission Bay, and up to La Jolla. You'll be going after several exciting species such as Barracuda, Calico Bass, California Sheephead, Lingcod, Rockfish, Sculpin, Vermillion Snapper, and Yellowtail Amberjack. You'll be targeting these fish using light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing and trolling depending on what you want to do or what you want to catch. If you have a method or fish in mind, just let Captain Shaun know and he'll get you set up! Captain Shaun fishes aboard a 30' Blackman Billfisher that can hold up to 4 guests. Powered by a 200 HP Volvo Penta engine , this vessel will have no problem traversing the beautiful San Diego coastline! She comes complete with GPS, Fishfinder, a Flybridge, Live Bait Well and an Ice Box to store your catches. Also on board is a Restroom, Bed, Kitchen, Refrigerator and Multimedia System to make you feel at home on your trip. Captain Shaun will provide all rods, reels, bait, tackle, ice, small snacks and water. All you need to bring is a California Fishing License for 16 and older, as well as sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and any food or drinks you might want. There's a cooler provided on board to store your food and drinks. Book your trip today with Captain Shaun! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

6 Hr (AM Or PM)

100% (2)
30 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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trip description for Local Excursion - 31’ Chris Craft in San Diego

Explore the inshore nearshore waters of the Pacific Ocean aboard one of the fastest, sleekest boats in San Diego on this trip with Captain Nathan! The cold, rich Pacific currents that flow along California's coast make San Diego an angler's paradise. The inshore and nearshore water here supports a superb marine ecosystem with tons of species, all of which you can go after with Captain Nathan. You'll be targeting Halibut, Barracuda, Rockfish, and Bonito—a smaller relative of the Tuna that puts up a fun fight. Each of these species occupies a different niche: Halibut lurk on the bottom, Barracuda patrol the middle of the water column, Rockfish hang out on the reefs and rocks, and Bonito inhabit the topwater looking for small prey. Naturally, you'll use different techniques to target these species, including trolling, bottomfishing, trolling, and jigging to pick up bites! Depending on the season, weather, and your fishing preferences, Captain Nathan will make sure that you're equipped with the right gear and tackle to get the job done. Captain Nathan runs a swift 31' Chris-Craft center console, equipped with twin Yamaha engines totaling 500 horsepower. With live wells, trolling gear, and more, she's the perfect vessel for a sweet trip. Captain Nathan and his crew will provide all rods, reels, bait, tackle, ice, small snacks and water. All you need to bring is a California Fishing License for 16 and older, as well as sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and any food or drinks you might want. There's also a cooler provided on board to store your food and drinks! Get out there and enjoy yourself on the beautiful Pacific Coast! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Local Excursion - 31’ Chris Craft

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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trip description for Full Day Local Offshore in San Diego

Explore the inshore nearshore waters of the Pacific Ocean aboard one of the fastest, sleekest boats in San Diego on this trip with Captain Nathan! The cold, rich Pacific currents that flow along California's coast make San Diego an angler's paradise. The inshore and nearshore water here supports a superb marine ecosystem with tons of species, all of which you can go after with Captain Nathan. You'll be targeting Halibut, Barracuda, Rockfish, and Bonito—a smaller relative of the Tuna that puts up a fun fight. Each of these species occupies a different niche: Halibut lurk on the bottom, Barracuda patrol the middle of the water column, Rockfish hang out on the reefs and rocks, and Bonito inhabit the topwater looking for small prey. Naturally, you'll use different techniques to target these species, including trolling, bottomfishing, trolling, and jigging to pick up bites! Depending on the season, weather, and your fishing preferences, Captain Nathan will make sure that you're equipped with the right gear and tackle to get the job done. Captain Nathan runs a swift 31' Chris-Craft center console, equipped with twin Yamaha engines totaling 500 horsepower. With live wells, trolling gear, and more, she's the perfect vessel for a sweet trip. Captain Nathan and his crew will provide all rods, reels, bait, tackle, ice, small snacks and water. All you need to bring is a California Fishing License for 16 and older, as well as sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and any food or drinks you might want. There's also a cooler provided on board to store your food and drinks! Get out there and enjoy yourself on the beautiful Pacific Coast! Read More

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Full Day Local Offshore

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31 ft 1 - 5 People $$$
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trip description for San Diego Bay Half Day Trip in San Diego

The inshore water of the San Diego bay is a saltwater angler's paradise. Get out there and discover these diverse fishing grounds with Captain Kevin, and put your fishing skills to the test! On this trip, you'll be able to target a diversity of inshore and nearshore species, making this a great trip for people who want to do it all! You'll drift and bottomfish for Pacific Barracuda, White Seabass, Halibut, and more. 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 Kevin will make sure that you're equipped with the right gear and tackle to get the job done. You'll be out there aboard Kevin's 36' Grand Banks center console. With twin Ford engines sporting a combined 480 horsepower, you'll get out there fast and spend more time fishing! 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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San Diego Bay Half Day Trip

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36 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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trip description for San Diego Half 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 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

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San Diego Half Day Roundup

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28 ft 1 - 5 People $$
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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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San Diego 3/4 Day Roundup

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28 ft 1 - 5 People $$$
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trip description for Coronado Islands Expedition in San Diego

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 Andrew is en 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 lines to hit surface-feeding Bluefin. Captain Andrew 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. 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! 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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Coronado Islands Expedition

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28 ft 1 - 5 People $$$
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trip description for San Diego Offshore Roundup in San Diego

From the shallow inshore bays to the deep waters just a little ways offshore, Huntington Beach, CA has it all. Southern California is know for its rich fishery, fed by the cold Pacific currents, and there's no better way to take advantage than a trip with Captain Andrew! This full-day pelagic sportfishing trip is not for the faint of heart! You'll be going deep offshore to hunt for some of the fastest, toughest Pacific species, including Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Pacific Barracuda, and White Seabass. These fish are great fighters and also excellent table fare, whether you opt to prepare them as raw sashimi or seared on the grill. To catch these fish, you'll be using a combination of trolling and drift-fishing. Keep you eye on the rods, because when that tip dips, it's time to bring your A-game! 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 lines to hit surface-feeding Bluefin. Captain Andrew 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. 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! 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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

San Diego Offshore Roundup

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28 ft 1 - 5 People $$$

Everything to Know About Booking a San Diego yellowfin tuna fishing charter

What are the best yellowfin tuna fishing charters in San Diego?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 12 yellowfin tuna trips in San Diego, and the most popular trips in the area are 3/4 Day - Offshore Banks (9 hr.) guided by Scottie, Coronado Islands Expedition guided by Andrew, and Long Run Offshore - 42' Hershine guided by Nathan.

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.

Looking for kid friendly yellowfin tuna guides / fishing lessons in San Diego? Check out our beginner and family friendly yellowfin tuna guides in San Diego.

What types of yellowfin tuna fishing charters are common in San Diego?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for yellowfin tuna in San Diego as well as nearshore fishing.

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

How much do San Diego yellowfin tuna fishing charters cost?

for yellowfin tuna in San Diego prices can range anywhere from about $1,929 to $3,770, but the average price for a full day trip for yellowfin tuna in San Diego is $2,684.

What month is best for yellowfin tuna fishing in San Diego?

The most popular season for yellowfin tuna fishing in San Diego is summer, and most anglers book their trips 29 days in advance.

Do I need a San Diego fishing license for yellowfin tuna and what are the bag limits for yellowfin tuna 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.

What is yellowfin tuna fishing in San Diego all about?

Yellowfin tuna are highly sought-after pelagic fish found in the waters off San Diego, California, renowned for their speed, strength, and delicious flesh. These powerful predators inhabit the offshore waters of the Pacific Ocean, where they roam in large schools in search of prey. San Diego's strategic location along the southern California coast provides anglers with excellent opportunities to target yellowfin tuna year-round, with peak seasons typically occurring in the summer and fall months when water temperatures rise and tuna populations migrate closer to shore.

One popular method for targeting yellowfin tuna in San Diego is trolling. Anglers deploy rigged baits or artificial lures behind the boat while cruising along the edges of underwater canyons, ridges, and current lines where yellowfin tuna are known to congregate. Trolling allows anglers to cover a large area of water and present their baits or lures at various depths, increasing their chances of encountering feeding tuna. Yellowfin tuna are known for their aggressive strikes, often hitting trolled baits at high speeds, providing anglers with adrenaline-pumping battles once hooked.

Another effective technique for yellowfin tuna fishing in San Diego is live baiting. Anglers use live baitfish such as sardines, mackerel, or anchovies rigged on circle hooks and weighted with sinkers to target tuna. Baits are presented either on the surface or at various depths using downriggers or kites, allowing anglers to intercept passing schools of tuna. Yellowfin tuna are voracious feeders and will readily strike a properly presented live bait, providing anglers with thrilling battles and memorable fishing experiences against the backdrop of San Diego's stunning coastal scenery.

What are the most popular months to fish for yellowfin tuna in San Diego?

In San Diego, the presence and activity of yellowfin tuna are influenced by seasonal variations in water temperature and ocean currents. The peak season for yellowfin tuna in San Diego typically occurs during the warmer months, from late spring through early fall. During this time, warmer water temperatures bring yellowfin tuna closer to shore, where they can be found feeding in large schools along underwater canyons, ridges, and current lines. Anglers capitalize on these conditions, enjoying plentiful opportunities to target yellowfin tuna offshore.

Summer marks the height of the yellowfin tuna season in San Diego, with abundant populations of these prized game fish congregating in the area's offshore waters. Warm water temperatures and favorable oceanic conditions create optimal feeding conditions for yellowfin tuna, drawing them closer to the surface and increasing their activity levels. Anglers often encounter yellowfin tuna while trolling with rigged baits or lures, as well as live baiting with anchovies or sardines. The summer months provide anglers with the best chance of hooking into trophy-sized yellowfin tuna and experiencing the thrill of battling these powerful predators.

While summer is considered the peak season for yellowfin tuna in San Diego, these prized game fish can be found in the area's waters year-round. During the cooler months, yellowfin tuna may migrate farther offshore or deeper into the Pacific Ocean in search of warmer waters and abundant prey. However, dedicated anglers can still encounter yellowfin tuna by targeting offshore structures, underwater canyons, and areas with favorable currents. Understanding the seasonal patterns of yellowfin tuna in San Diego is key to maximizing success on the water and enjoying memorable fishing adventures against the backdrop of California's stunning coastal scenery.

What techniques are popular for catching yellowfin tuna in San Diego?

Yellowfin tuna fishing in San Diego offers anglers a variety of effective techniques to target these prized pelagic fish. One popular method is trolling, where anglers deploy rigged baits or artificial lures behind the boat while cruising along the edges of underwater canyons, ridges, and current lines where yellowfin tuna are known to congregate. Trolling allows anglers to cover a large area of water and present their baits or lures at various depths, increasing their chances of encountering feeding tuna. Yellowfin tuna are known for their aggressive strikes, often hitting trolled baits at high speeds, providing anglers with adrenaline-pumping battles once hooked.

Another successful technique for yellowfin tuna fishing in San Diego is live baiting. Anglers use live baitfish such as sardines, mackerel, or anchovies rigged on circle hooks and weighted with sinkers to target tuna. Baits are presented either on the surface or at various depths using downriggers or kites, allowing anglers to intercept passing schools of tuna. Yellowfin tuna are voracious feeders and will readily strike a properly presented live bait, providing anglers with thrilling battles and memorable fishing experiences.

Additionally, jigging can be an effective technique for targeting yellowfin tuna in San Diego. Anglers use metal jigs of various weights and colors to imitate fleeing baitfish and entice strikes from tuna. Jigging is typically done over underwater structure such as seamounts, ridges, or wrecks where tuna are known to gather. This method requires precise jigging motions to mimic the erratic movements of injured baitfish and attract the attention of passing tuna. With its versatility and effectiveness, jigging is a popular choice among anglers seeking to hook into yellowfin tuna in the waters off San Diego.

What other species are popular in San Diego?

Aside from yellowfin tuna, San Diego's coastal waters offer anglers a diverse range of species to target, ensuring there's something for everyone to enjoy. One popular species among anglers is the dorado, also known as mahi-mahi or dolphin fish. Dorado are abundant in San Diego's offshore waters, particularly during the warmer months, and are known for their vibrant colors and acrobatic leaps when hooked. Anglers often target dorado by trolling with rigged baits or lures near floating debris, weed lines, or offshore structures where these fish congregate.

Another sought-after species in San Diego is the yellowtail, prized for its strong fighting ability and delicious flesh. Yellowtail inhabit the kelp beds, rocky reefs, and offshore islands throughout the area, where they feed on baitfish and crustaceans. Anglers commonly target yellowtail using live bait such as sardines or mackerel, as well as artificial lures like surface iron jigs or swimbaits. Yellowtail are known for their aggressive strikes and powerful runs, providing anglers with thrilling battles and rewarding catches.

San Diego's diverse marine ecosystem also offers opportunities to target species such as bluefin tuna, striped marlin, calico bass, and white seabass, among others. Whether fishing inshore along the kelp beds or venturing offshore to deep-sea canyons and banks, anglers can enjoy a wide range of fishing experiences year-round. With its warm climate, clear waters, and abundant fish populations, San Diego provides anglers with endless opportunities to pursue their favorite species and discover new ones along the way.

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