May 2022

San Diego Bay Fishing Reports

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What anglers said about fishing in San Diego Bay

In December, fishing is weather dependent. Be prepared for a variety of conditions and dress accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In December, fishing is weather dependent. Be prepared for a variety of conditions and dress accordingly.
Elizabeth  K.
Elizabeth K. Fort Worth, TX
Do a bay fishing charter, you catch a lot of fish and multiple different species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a bay fishing charter, you catch a lot of fish and multiple different species.
James  P.
James P. Creston, MT
The fishing boats depart promptly at their scheduled hour. Be EARLY or ON TIME for the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing boats depart promptly at their scheduled hour. Be EARLY or ON TIME for the trip.
Lance  S.
Lance S. United States
There are a lot of options to choose from something for everyone. Check out all the sites and compare.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are a lot of options to choose from something for everyone. Check out all the sites and compare.
Kevin  G.
Kevin G. Anaheim, CA
First time for us so really don't have any advice other than charter with someone who fishes for a living and knows the spots!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
First time for us so really don't have any advice other than charter with someone who fishes for a living and knows the spots!
Bryan  H.
Bryan H. Topeka, KS
If you have never tried it make sure to take something for motion sickness the night before
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you have never tried it make sure to take something for motion sickness the night before
David  W.
David W. Martin, Tennessee
We recommend fishing during the peak season. Allow plenty of time to find parking.
Very good
4.0 / 5
We recommend fishing during the peak season. Allow plenty of time to find parking.
Denice  E.
Denice E. Chandler, AZ
Go with captain clowers. He'll give you a GREAT trip. He will take the time to show you the techniques, explain the feeding habits of fish, how to fish for different species, a great teacher.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with captain clowers. He'll give you a GREAT trip. He will take the time to show you the techniques, explain the feeding habits of fish, how to fish for different species, a great teacher.
Ed  B.
Ed B. Costa Mesa, California
It's all good. Just be ready for a great day of fishing. If it's your first time, the right captain and crew can make all the difference.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's all good. Just be ready for a great day of fishing. If it's your first time, the right captain and crew can make all the difference.
Ray  V.
Ray V. Palm Springs, CA
Check out this 4 hour morning trip - we caught a lot of fish, got to see some sea lions & some Naval maneuvers, too. Great to get your feet wet.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check out this 4 hour morning trip - we caught a lot of fish, got to see some sea lions & some Naval maneuvers, too. Great to get your feet wet.
Victor  G.
Victor G. United States
follow the reviews and trust that you'll be in good hands. This is my 3rd trip, 3 different boats, and all 3 did an excellent job.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
follow the reviews and trust that you'll be in good hands. This is my 3rd trip, 3 different boats, and all 3 did an excellent job.
Louis  R.
Louis R. Pomona, California
Although we were happy with catching several fish in the afternoon, I would recommend the AM trip
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Although we were happy with catching several fish in the afternoon, I would recommend the AM trip
Chad  D.
Chad D. United States
Don’t pass this opportunity up!!! If you have the time make sure this is on your list of things to do while in SD
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Don’t pass this opportunity up!!! If you have the time make sure this is on your list of things to do while in SD
David  B.
David B. United States
Get with a guide or a party boat where someone with local knowledge can help you out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get with a guide or a party boat where someone with local knowledge can help you out.
Corey  H.
Corey H. Huntington Beach, CA
Pay the extra money for a tag into Mexico waters for sure. We hit the jack pot on calico bass and yellow tail . Coronado islands are plentiful in catch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay the extra money for a tag into Mexico waters for sure. We hit the jack pot on calico bass and yellow tail . Coronado islands are plentiful in catch
Jimmy  T.
Jimmy T. Wills Point, TX
Be patient. It’s called fishing not catching. Later in July and August is better. Bring your passports to go south as this is better earlier in the season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient. It’s called fishing not catching. Later in July and August is better. Bring your passports to go south as this is better earlier in the season.
Steve  H.
Steve H. Chicago, IL
The weather is always nice but be prepared with a light jacket in the early morning.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather is always nice but be prepared with a light jacket in the early morning.
Vincent  C.
Vincent C. Lemoore, CA
Lots of action and variety. We got a bite with almost every stop. We caught yellowtail, calico bass, Benito, and barracuda. It was also flat on the water and a beautiful day just to be on the water.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Lots of action and variety. We got a bite with almost every stop. We caught yellowtail, calico bass, Benito, and barracuda. It was also flat on the water and a beautiful day just to be on the water.
Melanie  K.
Melanie K. San Diego, California
Great place to fish year round and the San Diego bay really goes off in may. The inshore seemed almost ready to go but not quite yet. Im sure it will bust open in June for Yellows.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great place to fish year round and the San Diego bay really goes off in may. The inshore seemed almost ready to go but not quite yet. Im sure it will bust open in June for Yellows.
Legendary  T.
Legendary T. Grapevine, TX
Talk to the Capitan often and listen closely. He will tell you what fish are active and how to catch them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the Capitan often and listen closely. He will tell you what fish are active and how to catch them.
Gregory  R.  M.
Gregory R. M. Oceanside, CA