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Fishing Charters San Diego

San Diego Fishing Charter Information

San Diego fishing has a long and colorful history in southern California. Newport Landing Sportfishing offers daily deep sea fishing trips from Newport Beach located just between San Diego and Los Angeles. Choose from half day, ¾ day, overnight or longer options. Trips fish many different locations from coastal reefs to offshore islands and can even go into Mexican waters targeting tuna, dorado and yellowtail. Fishing trips take place on one of several modern fishing ships. Each ship has lots of amenities to ensure a successful and comfortable fishing experience. Crew members are onboard and help with any needs you might have during your fishing trip. Dozens of gamefish are possible from near shore species such as white sea bass and halibut to offshore species such as tuna, dorado, yellowtail, and even marlin. Brace yourself for non-stop action as hundreds of fish a trip is often the case with huge gamefish possible.

Other Fishing Locations of Interest in San Diego

Fishing San Diego Beaches & Lagoons

San Diego has many miles of coastline from sandy beaches to lagoons. Surf fishing opportunities abound from fishing the sandy beaches for barred perch, corbina, and halibut to the saltwater lagoons for halibut, sand bass, and even white sea bass. Fishing the several lagoons such as Carlsbad Lagoon, Aqua Hedionda Lagoon, and San Dieguito Lagoon, techniques are similar to those used when fishing bays. Using light line with either swimbaits or selection of natural baits such as ghost shrimp, anchovies, or squid will get bit the best. Along with halibut and sand bass, yellowfin croaker, spotfin croaker, and large bat rays are also regularly caught. Rockier shorelines are also numerous and can be found at beaches such as Cardiff-By-The-Sea and Point Loma proper. Heavier line is recommended and swimbaits, shrimp, and squid all work well for calico bass, perch, sheepshead, and other rockfish.

How to reserve a San Diego fishing boat rental or fishing charter for your group.

San Diego has many miles of coastline from sandy beaches to lagoons. Surf fishing opportunities abound from fishing the sandy beaches for barred perch, corbina, and halibut to the saltwater lagoons for halibut, sand bass, and even white sea bass. Fishing the several lagoons such as Carlsbad Lagoon, Aqua Hedionda Lagoon, and San Dieguito Lagoon, techniques are similar to those used when fishing bays. Using light line with either swimbaits or selection of natural baits such as ghost shrimp, anchovies, or squid will get bit the best. Along with halibut and sand bass, yellowfin croaker, spotfin croaker, and large bat rays are also regularly caught. Rockier shorelines are also numerous and can be found at beaches such as Cardiff-By-The-Sea and Point Loma proper. Heavier line is recommended and swimbaits, shrimp, and squid all work well for calico bass, perch, sheepshead, and other rockfish.

Fishing San Diego Bay

San Diego has a great bay fishery with many many miles of bay shoreline, docks, bridges, and other structure. Due to the size of San Diego Bay many open water species are also caught in the bay as well as some unique species such as bonefish and corvina. A boat is a real asset for targeting docks and the many areas of the bay not accessible from shore, but shore fisherman can also get in on the action. Sand bass, halibut that get quite large, yellowfin croaker, spotted bay bass, and many more are often caught. Tidal movement is key and days with larger tidal movements are typically better fishing days. Mission Bay is called a bay, but really more of a lagoon and offers fun fishing for yellowfin croaker, sand bass, sargo, and more.

Fishing San Diego Piers

San Diego has several large piers including Imperial Beach Pier, Shelter Island Pier, and Ocean Beach Pier. These piers are quite long and get out into deep enough waters for bonito and other open water gamefish. Halibut is prized catch and fishing for them on these piers can be quite good. Sand bass sometimes in large numbers show during the summer months especially at the end of the Imperial Beach Pier. Live bait is best using a sabiki rig and jigging sardines or other small bait fish and then casting them out for larger gamefish is a favorite technique. Fishing near the surfline for surf perch, corbina, and yellowfin croaker is also quite productive.

Tackle Shops in San Diego

Angler’s Choice Tackle
1910 Rosecrans St.

San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 223-2324

Blue Water Tackle & San Diego Fly Shop
124 Lomas Santa Fe Suite 208

Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 350-8505

Turner’s Outdoors
8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd

San Diego
(858) 278-8005