Fishers Of Men offers a year-round fishing adventure out of San Diego! Join Captain Mel for a day and leave all your worries on the shore. Explore and catch the treasures these waters hold and earn your bragging rights. With an experienced guide on board, you’ll quickly get the hang of it all, even if you’ve never held a rod in your hand before.

You’ll be fishing on a 21’ Sea Hunt that accommodates up to 4 anglers. This center console is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine and features navigational electronics and a live bait tank. Life vests for adults are available but for every kid under 13 years old, parents need to bring a life jacket in proper size.

Since you can cover different fishing grounds on your trip, the fish species you can catch also vary a lot. From inshore Rockfish and Bass, to offshore Mahi Mahi, Halibut, and Tuna. You get to keep your catch, so start looking for great nearby restaurants.
All fishing equipment, snacks, and drinks are included in the price.

All trips are family-friendly with a great atmosphere for all beginners out there. Join Fishers Of Men to spend an exciting day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    Explore the inshore hotspots on this trip and catch something you'll be proud of.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 14 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    Start your day on a high note and get back to the marina just on time for lunch, with the freshest fish fillets. Go after Rockfish, Bass, and many other species and call these waters home. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome to join.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    Spend a fun afternoon with your friends and family! Go after Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Halibut, Rockfish, and many more. The captain will help you target whatever's in season and do his best to help you have a successful day on the water. Don't forget to bring your fishing license.
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About the Captain

Mel Olson Jr
San Diego, California, United States
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32 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2021
Captain Mel has been fishing in the area for years and he's still hooked on fishing. It's a privilege to have your boat as an office and every day brings something new.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Rockfish Rockfish
Seabass (White) Seabass (White)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Sea hunt (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Snacks
Drinks
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 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
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch

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
Mastercard

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Camila A.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on March 6, 2021
Loved our deep sea fishing experience with Capt. Mel! Right off the bat we caught some rockfish. Capt. Mel was wonderful. Three...
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Charles B.
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Great Fathers Day Fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on June 20, 2021
Communication before arrival and trip was awesome. Caught fish within seconds of dropping the first hook in the water. Could...
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Kevin M.
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I would highly recommend Capt. Mel

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Inshore on July 27, 2021
We ( my son and stepson ) booked the half day trip with Capt. Mel and it was exactly what we wanted it to be. Mel is very knowledgeable...
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Debby T.
Ocotillo, CA
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Amazing Day!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Inshore on July 23, 2021
We had the best day fishing with Mel! Caught fish we had never seen before and got to take home pounds and pounds of fish that...
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First time Deep Sea Fishing w/ Captain Mel

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on May 30, 2021
Captain Mel took us to his honey hole and we never had to use the honey bucket (lol), we caught 5 different fish species including...
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FAQs about Fishers Of Men SD

Fishers Of Men SD offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $200 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $325 per person - Full Day Trip – Inshore (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishers Of Men SD, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Fishers Of Men SD include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (If needed)

Fishers Of Men SD offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Fishers Of Men SD offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fishers Of Men SD include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Rockfish
  • Seabass (White)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)