Arguably the tuna capital of the West Coast, this city hosts some epic fishing.
Only 2 and half hours south of Los Angeles, San Diego boasts some fantastic saltwater fishing and whale watching trips. Fishing is a way of life in this city, which hosts the most sportfishing charter boats in California. There are options for spin and fly fisherman alike. An angler can venture out into the deep to catch monster marlin and tuna, or stay in San Diego and cast flies to Pacific bonefish and spotted bass. If you’re a fly fisherman looking for a real challenge, look no further. One San Diego based outfitter offers fly fishing for Mako shark and tuna. Catching these beasts on a fly will give you the fight of a lifetime, and a story to tell for years to come.
If you want to stick to conventional deep sea fishing, the temperate waters outside of San Diego are literally teeming with fish. Once the capital of tuna fishing, San Diego closed the last of it’s canneries in the early 1980s. The reduced pressure on the tuna has caused the population to return to epic numbers. As soon as you find a school, a hookup should be imminent. These guys fight hard and taste fantastic. Most captains will filet a tuna as soon as you land it. Can’t get fresher sashimi than that!
- 65° 49° Dec-Feb
- 68° 56° Mar-May
- 75° 66° Jun-Aug
- 73° 61° Sep-Nov
Top fish species to target in San Diego, CA
Welcome to Captain Clowers San Diego Charter and Fishing Guide Service, provided to you by Captain Alan Clowers. We are a FULL TIME service. (you tell me when you want to fish; Night or Day! 7 days a week!) Have a look around, and come fishing with a top tournament winner. We fish the local lakes, the local bay or out in the open sea. Any questions on availability for your next trip, please call us at 619.800.3474. You can also see our updates on Facebook, our Blog, or updated fish reports on SDFish.com where they bring you San Diego Fishing News, Updates and Reports on a daily basis. We are your primary San Diego Fishing Charter, or San Diego Fishing Guide for the lakes of; El Capitan, Lake Elsinore, Lake Morena, Barrett Lake, Lake Hodges, Lake Miramar, Murray Lake, Lower Otay, Upper Otay, San Vicente, Lake Sutherland, Lake Perris, Diamond Valley Lake and all areas of open saltwater like; Coronado Islands, Outer Banks, La Jolla Kelp Beds, Point Loma Kelp Beds, 9 mile bank, etc. We'll catch freshwater fish like; Large mouth bass, Channel Catfish, Blue Catfish, Crappie, Rainbow Trout and saltwater fish like; Bonefish, shark, white seabass, Mako, Tuna, Yellowtail, Dorado, Calico Bass, Halibut, Sand Bass, Leopard Shark, Shovelnose shark, Batray, Corvina, Marlin and more!!!