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Yellowfin Tuna Fishing Charters In California

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Fishing in Newport Beach

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Newport Beach

Offshore Full Day

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,700
Fishing in Newport Beach

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Newport Beach

San Clemente Island Full Day

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,800
Fishing in San Diego

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

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

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,995
Fishing in San Diego

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

Full Day Offshore Banks (12 Hr)

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $2,295
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Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Coronado Islands Expedition

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28 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,895
Fishing in San Diego

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

Long Run Offshore - 42' Hershine

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42 ft 1 - 6 People From $5,100

Most Popular Types of Yellowfin Tuna Trips in California

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Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
trip description for Coronado Islands Adventure in San Diego

Join Captain Leng 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 Leng'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 Leng'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 Leng'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

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Coronado Islands Adventure

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29 ft 1 - 4 People From $2,000
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
trip description for Coastal Banks Thriller in San Diego

Join Captain Leng 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 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. 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 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

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Coastal Banks Thriller

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29 ft 1 - 4 People From $2,400
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
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 From $3,150
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
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 From $1,980
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
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 From $2,195
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
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 From $3,800
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Everything to Know About Booking a California yellowfin tuna fishing charter

What are the best yellowfin tuna fishing charters in California?

Why should I book a yellowfin tuna fishing charter in California with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 17 yellowfin tuna trips in California, and the most popular trips in the area are Offshore Full Day guided by Matt, San Clemente Island Full Day guided by Matt, and 3/4 Day - Offshore Banks (9 hr.) guided by Scottie.

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 California? Check out our beginner and family friendly yellowfin tuna guides in California.

What types of yellowfin tuna fishing charters are common in California?

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

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

How much do California yellowfin tuna fishing charters cost?

for yellowfin tuna in California prices can range anywhere from about $1,800 to $4,000, but the average price for a full day trip for yellowfin tuna in California is $2,745.

What month is best for yellowfin tuna fishing in California?

The most popular season for yellowfin tuna fishing in California is summer, and most anglers book their trips 33 days in advance.

Do I need a California fishing license for yellowfin tuna and what are the bag limits for yellowfin tuna in California?

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

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