From short inshore trips to overnight trips in Mexican waters, Ironclad Sportfishing has it all. Based out of San Diego, you’ll have an unparalleled wealth of fishing grounds to explore. Hit the banks, islands, reefs, or fish the kelp beds.
The Ironclad is a 38’ Topaz Sportfisher, with a 13’ wide beam and a large bow area. It’s capable of taking up to 6 anglers fishing on day trips and up to 5 max on overnight trips. The vessel is well maintained and equipped with modern electronics, including radar, Furuno CH-500 Sonar/Side Scan, restroom, fresh water, microwave, 8 scoop bait capacity, large fish holds, 4 bunks forward, and 2 mid-ship. It features all new upholstery (2021) on all bunks and new non-slip decking.
Trips include soft drinks, snacks, fish cleaning, as well as rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Fishing licenses are not included so make sure you get yours. If fishing Mexican waters, there is an additional cost per person for the Mexican fishing license, visa and a biosphere bracelet, all of which the crew can facilitate. Passports are required for Coronado Islands and Mexican waters trips.
In the bays and kelp beds, you’ll have the chance to go after some of California’s favorite fish. Try to fill the boat with delicious Calicos, Rockfish, Halibut, Yellowtail, White Seabass, and much more delicious fish. Head offshore, and you’ll go after some seriously big fish. Expect some heavy lifting as you use all your strength against Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and some even bigger Californian species.
At the end of your trip, the captain or first mate will clean and fillet your catch. All you need to do is bring any food and alcohol (no glass or hard liquor) you want, and discover the deep Pacific waters. Ironclad Sportfishing is waiting to take you away!
Due to COVID-19 passengers must bring a sleeping bag or bedding and a pillow for overnight or 1.5-day trips. Face masks shall be worn, anti-bacterial soap, disinfectant, and other safety measures are provided.
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Topaz (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 375HP Catepillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.
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FAQs about Ironclad Sportfishing
- $975 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
- $975 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
- $1,800 per group - 3/4 Day Trip Local (9 hours)
- $2,200 per group - Full Day Freelance (12 hours)
- $2,400 per group - 12 Hour Coronado Islands Trip (12 hours)
- $3,200 per group - Overnight Trip (5 Max) (22 hours)
- Snorkeling Equipment
- Live Bait Well (8 Scoop Bait Tank)
- Ice Box (Plenty of cold storage.)
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Drinks (Waters and sodas)
- First Mate (15-20% tip customary)
- Inshore Fishing
- Nearshore Fishing
- Offshore Fishing
- Light Tackle (Rod/Reels Lexas & Avets)
- Heavy Tackle (Trolling Rods)
- Bottom Fishing
- Drift Fishing
- Kite Fishing (1 Boston Big Game & 2 SFE Kites)
- Spearfishing (Equipment not provided)
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Calico Bass
- California Sheephead
- Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
- Marlin (Striped)
- Seabass (White)
- Tuna (Bluefin)
- Tuna (Yellowfin)
- Yellowtail Amberjack