San Diego Fly Fishing Charters

San Diego Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in San Diego

San Diego: 15 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(4 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $700
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $1,400
San Diego
Trips from US $1,100
Excellent
4.4 / 5
(197 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $700
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(29 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $1,700
Just added to our fleet
San Diego
Trips from US $1,500
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(2 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $1,600
Excellent
4.2 / 5
(27 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $890

Fly Fishing in San Diego

The fly fishing San Diego guides have to offer is enough to keep you busy for the whole year! From traditional freshwater to offshore saltwater fly fishing, you’ll be able to target a huge range of species, including Yellowfin Tuna and Sharks offshore, and Bonefish and Corbina inshore. These fish will all test your skills and your line.

Which trip is best for me?

This completely depends on your sea legs, fly fishing skills, and the time you have to spare! You can get bites while fly fishing in the lakes, bays, and inshore waters. For big game, you’ll be heading 20 miles out during peak season and up to 100 miles out during the colder weather for Tuna. This variety means there is something for every skill level of angler.

For anglers with less time on their hands, try fly fishing the kelp beds inshore (up to 10 miles out from the bay) or even in Mission Bay. In the summer, you can target “The Ghost of the Coast” itself, the elusive Corbina. They put up a great fight and are only found in Southern California, which ensures you complete bragging rights, if you can reel it in.

To really get the blood pumping, target Mako Shark, which can reach up to 150 pounds in these waters. The best time to fish for them is from June to October. Keep the fishery healthy and release your catch afterwards. This is a great trip for the whole family as Mako can be found closer to shore on a full day trip.

Offshore fly fishing is great for those with more experience and time to put fish on the boat. These can be up to 100 miles offshore, so overnight trips are necessary.

What do I need to bring?

Everyone fishing over 16 years of age will need a California fishing license.

If you’re going on a longer trip into Mexican waters, then everyone on board will need to have a photo ID on them – a passport is perfect. Current regulations require a Mexican Tourist Visa if fishing within 12 miles of the Mexican coast. Your captain will tell you exactly what to bring based on which trip you choose.

Check with the captain if you need to bring your own fly fishing equipment – this can vary from charter to charter. Gray polarized sunglasses will help you see your catch better and give you that extra edge when sight casting.

Book a trip today and have an unforgettable time fly fishing San Diego waters with an experienced local guide.

San Diego
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 28,892 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in San Diego

This was our first time fishing in the bay so we weren’t sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised by the number of fish we all caught. I think my youngest son caught more than 10+ fish. We didn’t keep any as they were not really the eating kind and they were mostly under 14”.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time fishing in the bay so we weren’t sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised by the number of fish we all caught. I think my youngest son caught more than 10+ fish. We didn’t keep any as they were not really the eating kind and they were mostly under 14”.
Diamond Dogs Charters
Diamond Dogs Charters
Our experience was excellent. We had great fishing but were also able to see dolphins and whales!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Our experience was excellent. We had great fishing but were also able to see dolphins and whales!
Awol Sportfishing
Awol Sportfishing
Every day is different in San Diego, the variety of fish available just out of the bay is what makes fishing here so fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Every day is different in San Diego, the variety of fish available just out of the bay is what makes fishing here so fun.
Silva Scales N' Tales Sportfishing
Silva Scales N' Tales Sportfishing
Expect to catch good amounts of smaller fish. Big fish a few this time of year. Still a good time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect to catch good amounts of smaller fish. Big fish a few this time of year. Still a good time!
Silva Scales N' Tales Sportfishing
Silva Scales N' Tales Sportfishing
We volume fished for Rockfish. Not a lot of fight but a lot of catch. We were pulling fish out after most of the casts. This gave those in our group that didn’t fish a chance to partake in the experience by preparing/ eating catch. Other fish may give more fight but fewer catches. Angler’s choice.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We volume fished for Rockfish. Not a lot of fight but a lot of catch. We were pulling fish out after most of the casts. This gave those in our group that didn’t fish a chance to partake in the experience by preparing/ eating catch. Other fish may give more fight but fewer catches. Angler’s choice.
Pelican Sportfishing
Pelican Sportfishing
This boat was fantastic for first time fisherman Gavin was on top of everything and took care of us. We can’t wait to come back.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This boat was fantastic for first time fisherman Gavin was on top of everything and took care of us. We can’t wait to come back.
Fishing Charters Of San Diego
Fishing Charters Of San Diego
I don’t know much about it but we had a ton of fun and saw some tuna but they just weren’t biting
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I don’t know much about it but we had a ton of fun and saw some tuna but they just weren’t biting
Brothers Sport Fishing
Brothers Sport Fishing
It was perfect for catching a variety of 10 to 20 inch fish, my first time fishing off shore in 20 years
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was perfect for catching a variety of 10 to 20 inch fish, my first time fishing off shore in 20 years
Fishing Charters Of San Diego
Fishing Charters Of San Diego
Be patient, be adaptable, follow TC's lead, ask questions, above all relax and have fun. Development of angling skills takes time. It's not an overnight success. If you are serious, jot down notes if you need to.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient, be adaptable, follow TC's lead, ask questions, above all relax and have fun. Development of angling skills takes time. It's not an overnight success. If you are serious, jot down notes if you need to.
TC's Fishing Adventures
TC's Fishing Adventures
If you have never been on a boat follow the Captain’s recommendation about motion sickness prevention. Tons of different fish species to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you have never been on a boat follow the Captain’s recommendation about motion sickness prevention. Tons of different fish species to catch.
Romeo Sport Fishing San Diego
Romeo Sport Fishing San Diego
Action was good but not being able to keep Rockfish in October caught inshore is kind of bummer. But this charter did well to put us on keeper fish (whitefish) so still fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Action was good but not being able to keep Rockfish in October caught inshore is kind of bummer. But this charter did well to put us on keeper fish (whitefish) so still fun!
Pelican Sportfishing
Pelican Sportfishing
There is always something biting in San Diego and anything is possible from rockfish to marlin.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There is always something biting in San Diego and anything is possible from rockfish to marlin.
SD Slot Machine Charter
SD Slot Machine Charter Oak Glen, CA
The weather is really nice and the water is clear. The people and the environment are very nice.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather is really nice and the water is clear. The people and the environment are very nice.
Pelican Sportfishing
Pelican Sportfishing Schaumburg, IL
Be ready for a good fight fishing in San Diego. The captain and staff are very friendly attentive and have great communication on teaching and giving you tips to land the fish or multiple fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for a good fight fishing in San Diego. The captain and staff are very friendly attentive and have great communication on teaching and giving you tips to land the fish or multiple fish.
San Diego Charters – 32' Blackfin
San Diego Charters – 32' Blackfin Yuma, AZ
Definitely splurge on a charter. With just four guests, the crew was able to help us all individually. It was great fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely splurge on a charter. With just four guests, the crew was able to help us all individually. It was great fun!
Wild Goose Fishing Charters
Wild Goose Fishing Charters Claremont, CA
It’s cooler than expected this time of year. Dress in layers. Need Mexican and US fishing license. Bring passport in case fishing around Coronado islands.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s cooler than expected this time of year. Dress in layers. Need Mexican and US fishing license. Bring passport in case fishing around Coronado islands.
Pelican Sportfishing
Pelican Sportfishing Rancho Cucamonga, CA
If you have flexibility in your dates, reach out to the Captain for recommendations on when to book.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you have flexibility in your dates, reach out to the Captain for recommendations on when to book.
Pelican Sportfishing
Pelican Sportfishing Kathleen, GA
Plenty of sunblock. Calm waters in the bay but expect big swells if you go offshore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of sunblock. Calm waters in the bay but expect big swells if you go offshore.
AF Sportfishing
AF Sportfishing Geneva, FL
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.
AF Sportfishing
AF Sportfishing Fort Worth, TX
Grind at finding fish and you will get on fish. Less boats out this time of the year which is awesome!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Grind at finding fish and you will get on fish. Less boats out this time of the year which is awesome!
Awol Sportfishing
Awol Sportfishing United States

Top Targeted Fly Fishing Species in San Diego