San Diego Shark (Mako) Fishing Charters

San Diego Shark (Mako) Fishing Charters

Best Shark (Mako) Fishing Charters in San Diego

Top Shark (Mako) Fishing Charters in San Diego

Shark (Mako) Fishing in San Diego

Shark (Mako)
  • Size 6 to 10ft
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

(Isurus oxyrinchus)

San Diego's shark fishery is one of the best kept secrets of west coast fishing. Being home to a Shortfin Mako nursery (one of only three known worldwide), these waters regularly see adult Makos between 80 and 200lbs. With common yearly captures of monsters over 1000lbs in weight, this is the place to get your trophy catch of this amazing apex predator.

The fishery is just a few miles out from the shore and Mission Bay offers the most convenient launching point. Makos are available throughout the year, but the best time to target them will be during the summer.

 

San Diego Shark (Mako) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Shark (Mako) fishing in San Diego varies moderately throughout the year. High season is June to October. Low season is January to March and December. There is no closed season.
San Diego
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Reviews of Fishing in Shark (Mako) Fishing in San Diego

Half Day trip with Captain Johnny
Jason S. fished with Reel Life Fishing Charters on July 10, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We caught plenty but not as many as some may expect. We had a great time.
Half Day with Nick
Scott Y. fished with Reel Life Fishing Charters on November 21, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Couldn’t ask for a better 1/2 day excursion. Fish were jumping in the boat
Half day trip with Nick
Michael T. fished with Reel Life Fishing Charters on October 24, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Speak with your captain prior to departure. Bring extra food and drinks if desired Make sure to check the weather to prepare properly
ErinAnne II
Phil L. fished with San Diego Fishing Company – 38' on February 15, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Chris will put you on the fish. Wow what a Great trip. The ErinAnne II is tip-top, the gear is all first rate. The crew was awesome, doing everything they could to make sure we had everything we needed for a fantastic day. We’re already planning our next trip!
Thanksgiving
Lance S. fished with The Long Run Sportfishing on November 26, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The fishing boats depart promptly at their scheduled hour. Be EARLY or ON TIME for the trip.
6 hours with captain Ross and deck hand Sam.
Michael A. fished with The Long Run Sportfishing on September 27, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The Long Run woth Captain Ross and Deck Hand Sam.
Half day AM trip
Jayme D. fished with Pelican Sportfishing on September 27, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Don’t hesitate to book with Pelican Sport fishing, you will not regret it. Captain Shaun will make sure you have a great time.
Full Day Offshore Fishing Trip on the Pelican
Paul B. fished with Pelican Sportfishing on September 12, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Tuna fishing down here can always be a hit or miss, avoid those days after a full moon and you should be able to get on them.

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