San Diego Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in San Diego

Top Fly Fishing Charters in San Diego

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.

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Reviews of Fishing in Fly Fishing in San Diego

ErinAnne II
Phil L. fished with San Diego Fishing Company – 38' on February 15, 2020
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!
Lance S. fished with The Long Run Sportfishing on November 26, 2019
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
The Long Run woth Captain Ross and Deck Hand Sam.
Half day AM trip
Jayme D. fished with Pelican Sportfishing on September 27, 2019
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
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.
Great Day on the Water
Gisele R. fished with Cobalt Sport Fishing on September 10, 2019
I was glad I went out with professionals made the day a total success.
Great Birthday Trip
Shawn H. fished with Pacific Bounty Sportfishing on July 29, 2019
Have patience and enjoy being out in the ocean.
Great time
Kim S. fished with San Diego Fishing Company – 24' on July 6, 2019
If you think you may get sea sick take the dramamine the night before and the morning of.

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