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!!!
More San Diego Outfitters
En La Mosca
San Diego, CA
Captain Bob’s specialty is fly fishing and light tackle fishing San Diego Bay for Spotted Bay Bass, Yellowfin Croaker, the elusive Pacific Bonefish and many other species. We can also venture to the inshore kelp beds depending on weather and water conditions. He also specializes in teaching boys and girls how to enjoy San Diego Bay, its fishing fun and help them create a wonderful fishing report to share with their friends. Since purchasing En La Mosca in 2007 Captain Bob have logged over 600 days on the San Diego Bay waters. In that time, he has guided more than 100 guests from all over the world. Every trip has been fun and we have made great friendships along the way. Everyone has had a great fishing report to share.
Coletta Sportfishing Charters
San Diego, CA
Voted Top Charter Boat 2014 by ReelReports.com! Join us for the fishing trip of a lifetime! Coletta Sportfishing Charters is a fishing charter service located in one of the hottest Sportfishing locales in the United States: San Diego, California (Only 2.5 Hour Drive From Los Angeles). At Coletta Sportfishing Charters, we offer fishing trips for up to four (4) customers lasting from five and a half (5 1/2) hours up to twelve (12) hours as we pursue species that make San Diego a “must-fish” destination, including assorted Rock Fish, Lingcod, Sheepshead, Halibut, Sand Bass White Sea Bass, Calico, Yellowtail, Barracuda, Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Marlin and Dorado/Mahi Mahi. We also offer whale watching trips. Captain Chris can customize a memorable trip for anglers of every age and ability. We cater to children just learning the ropes all the way to the seasoned pro pursuing an I.G.F.A. World Record. Our determination to catch fish is only surpassed by our commitment to our clients’ safety and comfort. We also arrange multi-party and corporate tournament trips so please don’t forget to ask us for more information.
Blue Horizon Sportfishing
San Diego, CA
he Blue Horizon and Captain Jim Sharp have proven over the years that he can put you on the fish. Whether it's local 3/4 day fishing at the Coronado Islands, overnight trips to San Clemente Island, or Offshore Tuna trips. Jim and his crew have the experience and knowledge to make your trip a memorable trip. Over the past few years the Blue Horizon has produced quality fish counts for his anglers. The Blue Horizon has recently been upgraded with the latest side scanning sonar and fish finders.
The Fly Stop
San Diego, CA
The Fly Stop's new home waters are now the lapping waves of Southern California's Pacific Ocean. Our flagship Bird Rock Fly Shop location had become the premire travel destination for San Diego fly fishing, fly fishing events, guiding, and flies for every angler. It was doing so well we had to expand from our La Jolla location to a new much larger space! We can get anglers from around the world, or right here at home set up to catch, mako shark, blue shark, corbina, halibut, spotfin, croaker, striper, trout, bass, carp, and more.
San Diego, CA
San Diego's Premier Long Range Sportfishing Boat Welcome Aboard the EXCEL. We invite you to experience luxury angling at its finest. Spanning 124' x 32', the Excel comes equipped with state of the art navigation, the latest fish finding equipment, and refined amenities. Her Beautiful look is surpassed only by a design that includes all the details necessary to make your vacation on the EXCEL the fishing trip of a lifetime.