Tail Magnet Sport Fishing

Tail Magnet Sport Fishing is back in San Diego, California for another Tuna and pelagic fishing season! Whether you are a seasoned fisherman or just getting started, Captain Joseph Helgrin and the crew have you covered. Captain Joseph comes from a long and renowned line of captains and he and his crew will help you have an exceptional time aboard the Tail Magnet. So, if you are looking for a dream fish or just a relaxing time fishing, the staff will take good care of you!

Your journey will start on a 45’ Jersey offshore sport fishing boat, a spacious and well-quipped vessel that will give you a comfortable ride to the fish and back. It can sit up to 6 anglers, runs on twin 360 HP Caterpillar engines, and uses all the modern Simrad navigation technology for safe and quick movement on the sea. You can access all the facilities, which include a flybridge, kitchen, toilet, shower, and bed. The boat is air-conditioned and features a multimedia system, TV, refrigerator, and an ice-box. The onboard fishing gear includes outriggers, downriggers, tuna tubes, and a livewell. A first mate will also join your trip to give you any help you might need.

The species you can target include Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Swordfish, Great Barracuda, Yellowtail Amberjack, Halibut, Calico Bass, and more. You also have a wide choice of fishing techniques you can use to attract your prey. Using light and heavy tackle, you can bottom and deep sea fish, troll, spin, jig, pop, drift fish, as well as fly and kite fish.

Captain Joseph provides you with everything you’ll need on your trip, including the fishing gear, snacks, and drinks. Lunch is available on overnight trips. The captain can also clean and fillet your catch, and he can recommend you a five-star service for further processing. Before you depart, just make sure you have your fishing licenses.

Visit Tail Magnet Sport Fishing and have a wonderful day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    1 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    1 Day Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $5,900
    This is a 36-hour trip to the Outer Banks or Mexican waters. You can go after Skipjack, Bluefin, and Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail Amberjack, Great Barracuda, Bonito, as well as pelagic fish. You will need your passports and Mexican fishing licenses unless you remain in US waters. The vessel sleeps has got one stateroom with one large bed and a bunk room with 2 bunk beds. The salon has got two reclining sleeper chairs, go check out the video for more information.
  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip – San Clemente Island
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    $4,500
    Embark on your overnight fishing adventure to the Middle and Outer Banks and have lots of fun fishing. You will target Bluefin, Yellowfin, as well as Skipjack Tuna, Yellowtail Amberjack, Barracuda, Bonito, Mahi Mahi, and pelagic species.
  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    $3,900
    You will fish the Middle and Outer Banks and search for Bluefin, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna, Yellowtail Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Bonito, and pelagic species. Unless you stay in US waters, you will need your passports and Mexican fishing licenses. As this is an overnight trip, you will have rooms to sleep in. The boat has got one stateroom with a large bed for two, as well as a bunk room with two bunk beds. The salon has two separate reclining sleeping chairs which you can see in the video.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,800
    Starting at 5:30 a.m., you will travel to the Inner and Middle Banks of San Diego and target Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Bluefin Tuna, Barracuda, Bonito, Skipjack Tuna, and more. Captain Joseph recommends this trip when Tuna is in season and range.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,500
    This trip will see you travel to Coronado Islands or the Middle Banks. The species you will chase include Yellowtail Amberjack, Yellowfin Tuna, Calico Bass, Rockfish, Mahi Mahi, and, when in range, Bluefin Tuna. The trip starts at 5:30 a.m. and lasts for 10 hours.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,300
    You and the crew will be exploring the coastal waters within 20 miles off the shore and target species such as Yellowtail Amberjack, Yellowfin Tuna, Calico Bass, Rockfish, Halibut, and more. You will start the trip at 5:30 a.m. and fish for 8 hours.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,700
    You will depart at 5:30 a.m. and head out to kelp beds and local fishing spots to fish for 6 hours. The species you will target include Rockfish, Calico Bass, Halibut, Whitefish, as well as Yellowtail Amberjack. Captain Joseph provides all the fishing gear, food, and drinks.
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About the Captain

Tail Magnet Sport Fishing
San Diego, California, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
2 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2020
Captain Joseph Helgrin invites you on a great day of fishing in the gorgeous waters of San Diego. Coming from a family where fishing is a tradition, he will know exactly how to make your trip successful and fun, so join him and have a memorable time fishing in San Diego!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Calico Bass Calico Bass
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Sand Bass Sand Bass
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna

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

Boat Specs

Jersey (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990. Powered by 2 360HP Catipiller engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Mastercard
American Express
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 1.5% charge will apply.

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36 hour trip

VERIFIED   1 Day Trip on June 18, 2021
Crew was great, food good
Kenneth P. recommends Tail Magnet Sport Fishing
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3/4 day fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 6, 2021
Great crew, good equipment, a bit speedy, but great experience.
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FAQs about Tail Magnet Sport Fishing

Tail Magnet Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $2,300 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,500 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,800 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $3,900 per group - 24 Hour Trip (24 hours)
  • $4,500 per group - 24 Hour Trip – San Clemente Island (24 hours)
  • $5,900 per day per group - 1 Day Trip (1 day)

When you book a trip with Tail Magnet Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS (Simrad with AHS system)
  • Fishfinder (Dual Simrad)
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Tail Magnet Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Lunch (On any overnight trip, call the captain)

Tail Magnet Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Coastal Rockfish and Yellowtail)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Kelp beds – Calico and Sand Bass, Halibut)
  • Offshore Fishing (Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail)
  • Reef Fishing (Rockfish, Yellowtail)

Tail Magnet Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tail Magnet Sport Fishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Calico Bass
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sand Bass
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack