Start your fishing adventure out of San Diego with AF Sportfishing. Explore waters from the near coast of San Diego to northern Baja’s famous Coronado Islands or test your luck heading offshore to local and outer banks in search of pelagic species.

AF Sportfishing is a family-friendly business that caters to you and your group’s needs. They want to make sure you have the best chance at the fish you want. The crew has been inside the San Diego Sportfishing industry for over 10 years. Their operation is fully capable to match your needs and run a trip to all that these waters offer, including many world-class styles of fishing. Whatever you’re looking for, if it’s off San Diego’s coast, this crew can take you there and show you how it’s done!

The boat you’ll be fishing from had a full renovation putting top-of-line fishing and boating equipment and technology on board. Powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha engines, the boat is now faster, more capable, and ready to go fishing than ever. There’s enough room for 4 guests to join.

There’s a variety of fish species to go after, with some of them being Rockfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, and Yellowtail Amberjack. You get to keep the catch within regulations and the crew will also clean and fillet it for you.

All fishing equipment is included in the price. You just need to take care of your fishing license and pack some snacks and drinks.

Start your adventure with AF Sportfishing and catch a trophy you’ll be proud of!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bay
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    Calm, close to home, and fun for the whole family! These trips are great for any type of angler from beginners to the seasoned angler who just wants to hang out and catch some local species!
  • Private trip
    Nighttime Lobster
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 1
    $900
    Anglers will set off with a full boat of gear, heading out to go target the California Spiny Lobster! Hoop net gear will be used and provided. All passengers need a valid Lobster card and California Fishing license.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $950
    Fishing off San Diego’s local waters down or up the coast for the best chance at a fun day of local fishing. Calico Bass, Yellowtail, and Rockfish are the main targeted species on this trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $950
    Local fishing off San Diego’s coast. Stay close to the shore and target species like Calico Bass, Yellowtail Amberjack, and Rockfish! This trip is great for beginners and families with kids.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Local
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,250
    Fishing locally around San Diego’s coast for Bonito, Yellowtail Amberjack, Rockfish, and Calico Bass! All fishing equipment is included in the price, just don't forget to bring your food, drinks, and fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Baja Coast Winter Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 1
    $1,400
    This special winter time trip is a crowd pleaser and personal favorite! 4 anglers will head down south into Mexican waters fishing all sorts of different spots targeting whatever wants to make a showing. On these trips, you'll see great bottom fishing action, filling the cooler with Rockfish, Rock Cod, and Lingcod. You'll also target Yellowtail, Bonito, White Sea Bass, and other wintertime species! Just make sure to bring you bring along your passport!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,650
    Fishing the Coronado Islands for Yellowtail Amberjack, Bonito, Calico Bass, and Rockfish. Passports and Mexican Visas are required! Don't forget to pack food and drinks as well.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $2,200
    Offshore fishing for pelagic species, such as Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowtail Amberjack. These big game species are not an easy catch and they'll put up a good fight.
  • Private trip
    13 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    13 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $2,550
    Fishing for Bluefin Tuna! It takes some time to get to your fishing spot but it's worth it. Prepare for an exciting battle and have and adventure of a lifetime. All fishing equipment is covered by the crew.
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About the Captain

Dylan Gerson
San Diego, California, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
9 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since November 2020
I have been in the San Diego fishing scene since 2010. I grew up working deck on many sportfishing operations and began running private yachts in 2016. I'm a fully licensed master captain and I can't wait to put you on fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Calico Bass Calico Bass
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Lingcod Lingcod

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Rockfish Rockfish
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Parker (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

AF Sportfishing Welcomes You To The New
AF Sportfishing Welcomes You To The New
January 21, 2022
Good afternoon anglers! This is Captain Dylan with AF Sportfishing, I want to check in and wish everyone a Happy New Year! As far as fishing goes, we have a few options for you currently to come out and enjoy a beautiful day in San Diego! Currently we are fishing half days and 3/4 days. Our half days locally are targetting Sand bass, Calico Bass, Sculpin and Halibut. Our 3/4 days are fishing the Coronado Islands and other water down below the border targetting Yellowtail, Rock cod, lingcod, and other bottom critters! We still have availability to go out and do some hoop netting for lobster! Our lobster trips head out in the evening hours pulling hoops for some California Spiny Lobster! Besides a few windy and cold days, the majority of our weather lately and in the future forecast has been norhing short of fantastic! Calm seas and hungry fish. Before you know it we will be setting up the gear to go target bluefin tuna as well! Now is the time to get on our schedule as trips are being booked fast!

Customer Reviews

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Emil B.
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Amazing trip! I caught a SHARK! Highly recommended!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on October 9, 2021
Thanks to Capt. Dylan for this amazing trip! He was the best from A-Z! His knowledge and expertise is top notch! We did a morning...
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Elizabeth K.
Fort Worth, TX
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Bay fishing with Capt Dylan

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bay on December 10, 2021
This was our second trip with Captain Dylan and it was, again , a wonderful experience. We had six hours of great fishing and...
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bay on October 28, 2021
Captain Dylan was amazing, he has great knowledge of the waters and fishing,  definitely a good person in general it was very...
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Elizabeth K.
Fort Worth, TX
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Fishing with Dylan

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on December 4, 2021
Captain Dylan is a wonderful guide and captain. We will go out with him again!
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Clyde P.
Federal Way, WA
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6 hr trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bay on December 20, 2021
20 lb but out of the bay
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FAQs about AF Sportfishing

AF Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bay (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - Nighttime Lobster (5 hours)
  • $950 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Local (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 3/4 Day Baja Coast Winter Special (8 hours)
  • $1,650 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands (8 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $2,550 per group - 13 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna (13 hours)

When you book a trip with AF Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

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

AF Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

AF Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with AF Sportfishing include:
  • Bonito
  • Calico Bass
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Lingcod
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Rockfish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack