SoCal Fishing Charters – San Diego

There’s no better place to explore the rich waters of Southern California than San Diego. Come aboard SoCal Fishing Charters and hit up the shallow coastal waters, the deep seas of the Pacific, or the world-famous Catalina and San Clemente Islands. Go after some exciting, delicious, and huge fish on what promises to be the fishing trip of a lifetime.

An avid angler since childhood, Captain Jonathan Stroh explored every corner of these productive fishing grounds, and just loves sharing his skills and knowledge with others. Come aboard and he’ll do whatever he can so that you catch that trophy fish.

Up to 4 guests are welcome aboard the 25’ Winner cuddy cabin to explore these rich waters. Featuring plenty of comfortable seating and a toilet for all your needs, you’ll want for nothing as you spend up to 13 hours aboard. Bring your own drinks and snacks and settle in for a thrilling fishing experience.

When it comes to the fishing, the boat also features everything you need for a productive day out. She boasts outriggers to help you troll, while the onboard livewell will be full of bait for you to use. With the latest rods and reels, you’ll have the edge over all the great fish out there.

Along the nearshore reefs and bays, you’ll go after Halibut, Seabass, and Rockfish, while a trip to the deep waters will see the serious fishing begin. Get ready for an intense day out as you battle it out with Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish and Yellowtails. Mix it up and target some Sheephead and monster Bass around the islands, and you’ll have a fishing trip like never before.

Anglers of all ages and abilities are welcome aboard, and Capt. Jonathan will give you all a helping hand to land your target fish. He’ll even clean and fillet your catch when you get back to shore, so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor right away.

All you need to do is grab your fishing license and come aboard SoCal Fishing Charters to discover some of the world’s best fishing grounds!

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  • Private trip
    13 Hour Trip – San Clemente Island
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    13 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
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    This mammoth trip will takd you to the deep waters of the Pacific and the incredible fishing grounds around the famous San Clemente Island. Get your fish on like never before, as you head over 50 miles out to discover some of the most exciting fish out there. Bluefin Tuna, Yellowtails, Rockfish, Halibut, and world-class Bass are just a few of the famed fish you'll be targeting here, so settle in for a fishing trip like never before.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    price breakdown
    If you're looking for an offshore adventure to blow your mind, then spending all day on the water is the best way to ensure that. Get your fish on like never before and go up against some of the ocean's biggest creatures. You'd better be ready for an intense battle, as you take on pelagic beasts such as Tuna, Marlin, Swordfish, and kelp paddy Yellowtails, on one of the most exciting trips possible out of San Diego.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Those extra couple of hours on the water can make the difference as you look to catch that trophy catch. Choose between an inshore or offshore trip, and there's no end to what you can catch. Get your fish on in style as you try bottom fishing and trolling to land beauties such as Seabass Yellowtail, Rockfish, Halibut, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and many many more delicious fish to take home.
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About the Captain

Jonathan Stroh
San Diego, California, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
15 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
I've loved fishing locally since I can remember, and spent my childhood going out with my father baiting Swordfish and Marlin at the 14-mile bank, hooking Mako Sharks and watching them leap and display magnificent power and agility while seeing glowing bait schools evading predators lurking beneath. The raw essence and magic of the Pacific Ocean has kept me enamored 'til this day.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Calico Bass Calico Bass
California Corbina California Corbina
California Sheephead California Sheephead

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut
Rockfish Rockfish
Seabass (White) Seabass (White)

Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Winner (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1989. Powered by a 225HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

25 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
American Express
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
after a little morning fog
8 hour slay fest
8 hour slay fest
Angler Rating
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
Friendly captain
Recommend this charter
Appropriate for children
Satisfied with the boat
Catch intended fish
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Matthew S.
San Diego, CA

8 hour slay fest

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on October 3, 2020
Thank you Captain Jon for filling up my freezer!  What an epic day!
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John D.
Sexsmith, AB

3/‘4 day trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on January 20, 2020
Ron was great to spend the day with , we caught lots of fish, we got to see a large whale and lots of dolphins on our way to...
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