San Diego Fly Fishing Charters

San Diego Fly Fishing Charters

Best Fly Fishing Charters in San Diego

San Diego: 11 fishing charters available

The Long Run Sportfishing

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(163 reviews)
San Diego
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Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(195 reviews)
Coronado
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trips from $500

Witchy Woman

Excellent
4.1 / 5
(22 reviews)
San Diego
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trips from $1,000

Tail Magnet Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(2 reviews)
San Diego
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trips from $1,900

Pacific Bounty Sportfishing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(67 reviews)
San Diego
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,400

San Diego Saltwater Fishing Charter

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
San Diego
trips from $675

Western Star Sportfishing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(39 reviews)
San Diego
trips from $1,725

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
4.4 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Fly Fishing in San Diego

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.
Marc  G.
Marc G. 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.
Elizabeth  K.
Elizabeth K. 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!
Jamieson  M.
Jamieson M. United States
San Diego is a very beautiful city to begin with and add fishing the area is breath taking!!! Highly recommend fishing in San Diego area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
San Diego is a very beautiful city to begin with and add fishing the area is breath taking!!! Highly recommend fishing in San Diego area.
Jon  C.
Jon C. Scottsdale, AZ
Couldn’t ask for a better 1/2 day excursion. Fish were jumping in the boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Couldn’t ask for a better 1/2 day excursion. Fish were jumping in the boat
Scott  Y.
Scott Y. Yorba Linda, CA
Speak with your captain prior to departure. Bring extra food and drinks if desired Make sure to check the weather to prepare properly
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Speak with your captain prior to departure. Bring extra food and drinks if desired Make sure to check the weather to prepare properly
Michael  T.
Michael T. Santa Ana, CA
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
Don’t hesitate to book with Pelican Sport fishing, you will not regret it. Captain Shaun will make sure you have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t hesitate to book with Pelican Sport fishing, you will not regret it. Captain Shaun will make sure you have a great time.
Jayme  D.
Jayme D. Midvale, UT
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Paul  B.
Paul B. Ontario, CA
The water is a bit murky from the red tide this time of year but the fishing was still lots of fun, especially around the wrecks. Dress warm, 60's on the water can be cool.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The water is a bit murky from the red tide this time of year but the fishing was still lots of fun, especially around the wrecks. Dress warm, 60's on the water can be cool.
Aaron  D.
Aaron D. 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
Dress for weather conditions and if you haven't been on the ocean before take some dramamine before and during your trip. Oh I also recommend using Good Times Fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress for weather conditions and if you haven't been on the ocean before take some dramamine before and during your trip. Oh I also recommend using Good Times Fishing.
Shane  E.
Shane E. Mesa, AZ
It was a little early in the season for the bigger fish, but the water was great, the weather was warm enough and the fish were biting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a little early in the season for the bigger fish, but the water was great, the weather was warm enough and the fish were biting.
Stephanie  R.
Stephanie R. El Cajon, California
Dress warm while out on the ocean, it was really cold for us coming from Arizona. The parking is not suited well in some places for large vehicles. Research where you will be staying for availability of parking and the size of space reserved for you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warm while out on the ocean, it was really cold for us coming from Arizona. The parking is not suited well in some places for large vehicles. Research where you will be staying for availability of parking and the size of space reserved for you.
Stan  G.
Stan G. Pima, AZ
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
Dont always just book with the cheapest charter, look to see if theg have good quaility gear for you to use, reliable boat and knowledgeable of the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dont always just book with the cheapest charter, look to see if theg have good quaility gear for you to use, reliable boat and knowledgeable of the area.
Dillion  A.
Dillion A. Seattle, WA
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

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