San Diego Fishing Charters

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Diamond Dogs Charters
Diamond Dogs Charters

San Diego • 26 ft • 4 persons

Let Diamond Dogs Sportfishing put you on the fish and show you a great day full of fun and memories.

"In many other charters, you lose hours getting bait, finding fish, or waiting for the right tide." —⁠ Nicolas,
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trips fromUS $600

San Diego • 24 ft • 4 persons

Risen Tide Sportfishing is an experienced charter operation specializing in fishing San Diego Bay and the surrounding inshore waters.

"Captain Eric made the fishing experience fabulous and memorable for us." —⁠ Joe,
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trips fromUS $599

San Diego • 36 ft • 6 persons

Fishing Charters Of San Diego offers anything from mild to wild!

"My husband, 9yr old daughter, 12yr old son and I did a 1/2 day afternoon trip over our Spring Break." —⁠ Jessica,
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trips fromUS $695
Fernandez Charters
Fernandez Charters

San Diego • 33 ft • 6 persons

Spend the day with Fernandez Charters and find out what the fishing in San Diego is all about!

"Captain Noah and Pablo are very friendly and passionate about their job and has everything you can try out on board." —⁠ Alex,
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trips fromUS $500
SD Slot Machine Charter
SD Slot Machine Charter

San Diego • 25 ft • 4 persons

Come join Captain Dan for a fun filled day fishing our beautiful waters of San Diego.

"Capt Dan thank you for being extremely accomidationing to my and my father’s needs." —⁠ Christopher,
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trips fromUS $550
Pelican Sportfishing
Pelican Sportfishing

San Diego • 30 ft • 4 persons

Always dreamed of the ultimate Sportfishing Charter? Wonder no more: Pelican Sportfishing has you covered.

"From start to finish, this was a fantastic experience! Shaun had open, timely communication, and was able to answer all my questions and recommend a trip that checked all the boxes for us." —⁠ Erin,
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trips fromUS $800
Primetime Sportfishing
Primetime Sportfishing

San Diego • 70 ft • 6 persons

Primetime is a 70ft custom-built Elliot long-range yacht fisher that was completely renovated in 2023.
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trips fromUS $2,000
No Patience Sportfishing
No Patience Sportfishing

San Diego • 32 ft • 6 persons

Book Now! Spend the day with No Patience Sportfishing and get hooked on fishing in San Diego!

"We booked a 9 hour off shore trip on No Patience with Captain Aaron, Captain Dan was also on the board." —⁠ Greg, IA
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trips fromUS $900
Awol Sportfishing
Awol Sportfishing

San Diego • 28 ft • 4 persons

Come aboard for a San Diego fishing experience of a lifetime!

"Super knowledgeable, educational and professional! We grew up deep sea fishing on the east coast and Carribean and this trip rivaled all of it!" —⁠ Tanya,
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trips fromUS $500
Romeo Sport Fishing San Diego
Romeo Sport Fishing San Diego

San Diego • 22 ft • 3 persons

Make the most of your time in San Diego and go fishing with Romeo Sport Fishing San Diego.

"Such a fun day. Cpt Long got us into fish on the very first cast and we stayed pretty consistent for the rest of the day." —⁠ Kenyon,
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trips fromUS $699
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in San Diego

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Fishing in San Diego

San Diego fishing charters have been making anglers’ dreams a reality for decades. Renowned as a year-round fishery, America’s Finest City is home to one of the largest sportfishing fleets in the nation. That makes sense, considering that the city offers pretty much every form of fishing under the sun.

Just getting into the line and reel? San Diego Bay is the perfect place to start. These waters hold a variety of fish, from California Halibut and Spotted Bay Bass, to Bonefish. If you’re fishing with kids, the plentiful waters of Mission Bay are just a few miles away.
If you’re up for something a little more challenging, hit the open water for a chance at a delicious Yellowtail.

For anglers hungry for big fish, San Diego’s offshore fishing charters are just what the doctor ordered. These trips last between 8 and 12 hours, taking you to some of the area’s most productive fishing spots. During summer and early autumn, Catalina and San Clemente Islands attract insane numbers of Yellowtails, Dorado, and Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna.

And if you’re looking for the catch of a lifetime, look no further than San Diego long range fishing charters. These deep sea adventures last anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks, putting you on the most exciting big game the Pacific has to offer.

Most of the town’s charter fleet is moored in one of the local boat landings. The largest ones include Fisherman’s Landing, Point Loma Sportfishing, H&M Landing, and Helgren’s Sportfishing.

 

Rules & Regulations

Anglers age 16 or older must buy a California fishing license to fish in San Diego. That excludes any ocean fishing piers, but not inland cays and docks.

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San Diego Fishing Seasons

January

The coldest month in San Diego, January is all about fishing for Sculpin, Ling, Bass, and Halibut. Seasonal closures for Rockfish slow down the fishing (regulations vary). Meanwhile, Trout season starts in the lakes.

February

Weather conditions can be unruly, with winds and high waves a possibility. In good conditions, you can get out to fish for Sculpin, Sand Bass, and Halibut, while Yellowtail can be caught around the Coronado Islands.

March

Fishing is still affected by wintery weather, with Groundfish being the main target. Head to the kelp beds to catch a Calico Bass or go to the flats for a Sand Bass, with Halibut still very good. This also prime time for Bass fishing.

April

Spring fishing continues, with Sand Bass fishing in the Bay being the top choice for shorter trips and longer trips taking you out to the Coronado Islands to target Calico Bass, White Seabass, and Yellowtail.

May

The fishing gradually starts to heat up, with some deep sea fishing trips beginning to leave San Diego. These will see you targeting Pacific Albacore, Bigeye Tuna, and Bluefin Tuna. Inshore, the Halibut season comes to a close.

June

More and more charters start running long range options, fishing waters 30-100 miles offshore for Bigeye and Bluefin Tuna, Albacore, Yellowtail, and Dorado. Conditions can be bumpy as the north winds stir the seas.

July

Finally, summertime fishing arrives in San Diego. Make the most of it while it is here! The June winds start to settle and overnight trips and longer will see you fishing anywhere from Catalina to the Coronado Islands and beyond.

August

The water is the warmest it will be all year, and with the warmth comes exotic species. Dorado and Yellowtail can be caught on a day trip if you are lucky. Albacore can still be caught to the north, to return south later in the month.

September

Warm water species are still available, with Halibut and Rockfish also starting to reappear on the cards. Marlin, Tuna, and Albacore can be caught close to shore in years when the waters are warm.

October

Fall sees amazing Yellowtail fishing, with some people considering it the best time of year to catch the species in San Diego. Large numbers are caught on local half day and overnight trips.

November

The warm water species have definitely left the area, with some overnight trips still taking you south to Mexican waters to follow them. Closer to home, your main targets will be Yellowtail, Rockfish, and Halibut.

December

Most charter boats run fewer long range trips at this time of year, although if you can take a long trip south to fish the Mexican waters, you will be in for a treat. Local day trips will target Rockfish, Halibut, and Calico Bass.

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