Ironclad Sportfishing

COVID-19 Reopening Plan: All passengers will sign an acknowledgement of risk, which includes a questionnaire on present health regarding Covid-19 symptoms.

-All passengers and crew will wear masks. -Passengers to bring their own mask. -Passengers to bring their own pillow if desired on overnight trips -Passengers to bring their own sleeping bag or bedding on overnight trips.

-Entire stateroom will be disinfected after every trip. -Restrooms will be disinfected as after use. Spray bottle of disinfectant available 24 hours a day for passengers use. -Galley tables disinfected after every meal.

-Passengers will provide their own food (microwave available). -All handrails and flat surfaces on deck to be disinfected twice daily. -Entire boat scrubbed with bleach & soap after each trip.

-All passengers are responsible for social distancing, washing hands regularly and wearing masks. -All passengers are responsible for staying off the boat if they are experiencing any signs associated with Health Department guidelines for Covid-19.

-All passengers advised prior to boarding re: safety measures for Covid-19 along with normal Coast Guard regulations. - All crew will be screened as to present health before departure. -All passengers and crew may be subject to a temperature check.

Please understand it is the individual passenger’s responsibility to take personal precautionary measures.

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 stay inshore. Whatever you want, the Ironclad crew have you covered.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Day and a Half Fishing (4 PPL MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    $3,000
    up to 6 persons
    Fish offshore or San Clemente Island areas for Tuna, Yellowtail, Dorado, Marlin and much more. Max capacity up to 5 anglers. Get the max fishing time on a 1.5 day trip. Sleep on the way out, and wake up before sunset. Fish all day and into the evening and get the night bite or early evening bite. Sleep on the way back and wake up at the dock. **4 people max**
  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip (5 PPL MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    22 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $2,500
    up to 6 persons
    This mammoth trip is the trip to live your lifelong dream of fishing from dawn ‘til dusk. Head off overnight and get to the fishing grounds, before settling in for the night. Wake up at gray dawn and catch the first bite of Bluefin Tuna, and many more delicious fish. Head to San Clemente Island or the offshore banks, and troll before using all your strength to guide them to the boat. If you want to enter Mexican waters, you’ll require separate permits, so get in touch if you need help. **5 people max**
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    $1,900
    up to 6 persons
    The Pacific Ocean is home to some of the world's best fishing. Head out to the banks, islands, and deep seas, and make the most of these diverse, productive waters. Up to 6 people are welcome aboard to enjoy this exhilarating trip. On a luxury boat, you'll wait for the trolling rods to pick up the bite of a monster fish, before kicking into action. Monster Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Rockfish, Halibut, and many more will give you a run for your money, as you seek to catch yourself something delicious for dinner.
  • Private trip
    12 Hours – Coronado Islands/Coastal
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $1,700
    up to 6 persons
    Maximize your fishing potential by spending 12 hours on the rich Pacific waters. Head offshore to the deep waters under Mexico's jurisdiction and explore some deep waters, islands, and banks. Home to monster fish, you'll get to practice all your skills and use all your strength to land some huge and delicious Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Yellowtail, Rockfish, and many more. Everything you need for a thrilling day will be waiting for you on board, but feel free to bring your own lunch and alcohol to feel at home.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip Local
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will allow more time on the water than our half day trips. Primarily we will be fishing int he dame general areas, Point Loma, Del Mar, Torrey Pines and La Jolla Imperial Beach. Targeted species are yellowtail, barracuda, halibut, calico bass, sand bass, rockfish (snapper) and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    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.
  • Shared trip
    Open Party Full Day Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    15 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 31
    $500
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    For the anglers that don't have five other fishing friends, this is your chance to meet some. Passports and other licenses may be required. Run offshore to search for tuna, yellowtail and dorado (seasonal), as well other species and bottom fish. On our offshore trips we do offer live bait fishing, trolling and kite fishing either with flying fish depending on availability or artificial flyers at no additional cost. Includes soft drinks, snacks and food. MAX 4 ANGLERS, 5 am-8pm
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About the Captain

Frank Pitetti
San Diego, California, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2019
I grew up back east and started fishing with my father in New Jersey back in the 70's. Moved to South Florida and grew up commercial fishing with my father. I worked on commercial sport boats (Blue Heron Fleet) and fished offshore as well as inshore, intercoastal and the Florida Keys. Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and ended up in So CA. Been sport fishing So CA waters since about 1995. I posses a 100 Ton Master Captain License

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Targeted Species

Calico Bass Calico Bass
California Sheephead California Sheephead
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut

Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish
Seabass (White) Seabass (White)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Topaz (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 375HP Catepillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Checks
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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James N.
Taft, CA
 5.00
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Fishing Fun

VERIFIED   September 13, 2019
Captain Frank hosted 6 of us on an overnight charter. Once we got to the fishing grounds he sent us fishing. He and his hand...
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Edward K.
Las Vegas, NV
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Full day with Captain Frank

VERIFIED   August 16, 2019
Caught a variety of fish. Captain and crew did everything and was very accommodating! The exceeded my expectations. It was...
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Wrede W.
Temecula, California
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127lb Big Eye

October 18, 2018
Caught this fish on 30lb test on a bass rod made for Calicos and Cabrilla. 4 hour of fighting and chasing this fish with the...
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