Lucky B Sportfishing welcomes you to one of the most beautiful fisheries in the world. This charter service is operated by a professional crew that always strives to exceed their guests’ expectations. Based in San Diego, they enjoy a year round fishing season. No matter what time of year you join, you can always count on a great water experience.

The adventure starts on a 36’ Yellowfin boat that accommodates up to 6 guests. This center console is powered by triple 300 HP Mercury Verado engines that bring up the speed with ease and cut down the traveling time. The boat features all necessary safety gear, modern navigational electronics, a live bait tank, and a cooler.

You can fish the inshore waters of Coronado Islands or visit offshore spots for big game fish. Some of the species you’ll target on your trip are Calico Bass, Halibut, Lingcod, Tuna, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, and many more. With such a variety of fish species and fishing techniques, it never gets boring or repetitive on board.

The only thing you need to prepare in advance is your fishing license. The crew takes care of everything else - your fishing equipment, catch cleaning, snacks, and drinks.

The main goal for the Lucky B Sportfishing’s crew is for you to have a memorable and enjoyable experience. They look forward to seeing you on their boat!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bluefin Special
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $2,800
    This adventure lasts for 12 hours, from 7 to 7. A trip dedicated to that big game experience. Spend all day targeting that fish of a lifetime. Primarily fishing the kite for big Bluefin Tuna. The crew will take care of your fishing equipment, snacks, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $2,600
    Spend the entire day targeting the best San Diego fishing has to offer. A day on the offshore banks provides great opportunity on Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail, and Mahi Mahi. Just bring your fishing license, everything else is covered by the crew.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – San Clemente Island
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $2,600
    Take a ride out to San Clemente Island to fish the less pressured island waters for Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Bonito, and Rockfish. All your great inshore species but at a remote and scenic destination located 70 miles from the coast.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Swordfish Special
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $2,400
    Spend the day targeting Southern California's most prized game fish, the Broadbill Swordfish. Relaxing fishing with the industry's best tackle. The only Southern California charter boat with two Hooker Electric reels for an unmatched experience.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,000
    Spend the entire day targeting the best San Diego fishing has to offer. A day at the Coronado Islands offer plenty of opportunity for Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Halibut, Rockfish, and sometimes Bluefin Tuna with a scenic backdrop!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,950
    An 8 hour trip targeting the best San Diego fishing has to offer. Fishing the offshore banks provides great opportunity on Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail, and Mahi Mahi. Just bring your fishing license, everything else is covered by the crew.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,750
    An 8 hour trip at the Coronado Islands offer plenty of opportunity for Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Halibut, Rockfish, and sometimes Bluefin Tuna with a scenic island landscape.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    Fishing the scenic San Diego coastline for Calico Bass, Barracuda, Yellowtail, Halibut, and Rockfish. Trip departs at 7 am and returns around 3 pm. Your snacks and drinks are included in the price, just make sure to get your fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Trip departs at 7 am and returns around 1 pm. Spend the day fishing the scenic San Diego Coastline for Calico Bass, Barracuda, Yellowtail, Halibut, and Rockfish.
  • Private trip
    Pm Half Day - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $950
    Come on out for an afternoon of fun fishing San Diego's coastal waters for Calico Bass, Barracuda, Yellowtail, and Rockfish. Whether your looking for catch and release action or some good ole table fare, this trip has a little of both for everyone.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Lobster Hoopnet
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 30 - Feb 28
    $900
    San Diego Bay Lobster Hoopnet (6 hours). A unique fun experience targeting lobster in San Diego Bay. Try out something new and join the experienced crew.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – San Diego Bay
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $800
    A great way to spend the day! San Diego bay has so much to offer. From great light tackle fishing to non-stop scenic views. This trip has something for everyone, so don't hesitate to join. Both experienced and novice anglers are welcome.
  • Private trip
    Pm Half Day - San Diego Bay
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $800
    Enjoy an afternoon of fishing in America's finest City. San Diego Bay offers excellent catch and release fishing for Spotted Bay Bass, Sand Bass, and Calico Bass, Halibut are also on tap and kept when legal sized! If your looking for a fun, laid back fishing trip then this is the one for you!
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About the Captain

Brandon Nelson
San Diego, California, United States
43 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
24 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2020
I have always had a passion for fishing and boating. Fishing became my obsession around 10 years ago and the rest is history. I have been a captain for 8 years now and have been running boats since I was a young kid. We are blessed to live in America's finest city and am very fortunate to be able to spend my life on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Calico Bass Calico Bass
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Yellowfin (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by 3 300HP Mercury Verado engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

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.

Listing Policies

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
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
PayPal
Checks

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Recent Fishing Reports

Great mixed bag fishing in July!
Great mixed bag fishing in July!
July 26, 2021
We have had great mixed bag fishing for yellowfin tuna, yellowtail, dorado, and even some bluefin tuna in the last few weeks! Get those last offshore days on the books now!
Great fishing at the Coronado Islands
Great fishing at the Coronado Islands
July 10, 2021
Yellowtail, bluefin, bass, and barracuda all biting at the Coronado Islands right now!
Unbelievable Bluefin Tuna Fishing
Unbelievable Bluefin Tuna Fishing
July 7, 2021
Great bluefin tuna fishing to be had offshore!

Customer Reviews

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July fishing trip
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Kyle K.
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Half day w Brandon and Darrin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on May 22, 2021
We went out with 6 people and had a great time! Maxed out on reds, capt put us on great spots and seemed like we didn’t stop...
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VERIFIED   NEW  July 17, 2021
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Bluefin-blue fun

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on June 24, 2021
Great day on the water!  Lucky B made memories that will last a lifetime.  The boat and the crew were able to take three...
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Tyler G.
Chicago, IL
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Half-Day trip with Brandon

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on June 12, 2021
Went out with 5 people for a half-day trip. Brandon and Jack were super helpful with everything. The boat is great and clean,...
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Aidan L.
San Diego, CA
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Half Day Trip with Captain Brandon

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on June 5, 2021
My friends and I had an awesome experience on the Lucky B. Brandon and Jack are excellent guides. We were complete novices,...
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FAQs about Lucky B Sportfishing

Lucky B Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - Pm Half Day - San Diego Bay (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip – San Diego Bay (5 hours)
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip – Lobster Hoopnet (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - Pm Half Day - Inshore (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,750 per group - 3/4 Day Coronado Islands (8 hours)
  • $1,950 per group - 3/4 Day Offshore (8 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands (10 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - Full Day Trip – Swordfish Special (10 hours)
  • $2,600 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (12 hours)
  • $2,600 per group - Full Day Trip – San Clemente Island (12 hours)
  • $2,800 per group - Full Day Trip – Bluefin Special (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Lucky B Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Lucky B Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate

Lucky B Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Coronado Islands)
  • Offshore Fishing

Lucky B Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Lucky B Sportfishing include:
  • Calico Bass
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack