San Diego was once known as the Tuna Fishing Capital of the World until the late 1970’s, with over 40,000 people employed in the tuna industry. However, it is still one of the best destinations to catch giant Yellowfin Tuna and is now known as the home of the Long Range Fleet, with many boats offering trips to anglers in the Mexican waters south of the border.
Offshore fishing San Diego and the Baja coast is productive for catching some of the largest Yellowfin Tuna in the world, as well as Wahoo, Dorado (Dolphinfish), Bluefin, and Bigeye Tuna. The late summer and fall offers the biggest Yellowfin cows. The Long Range Fleet can provide multi day and week long trips for a true fishing vacation.
Bottom and kelp bed fishing around San Diego waters provides excellent opportunities to catch Yellowtail, Sculpin, Sharks, various Rockfish, Rock Cod, Sand Bass, and Calico Bass nearly all year round. Halibut frequent the area during spring, fall and winter. Large White Sea Bass are thick during the spring and are often caught on squid. There is also good fishing for Barracuda, and Bonito in the summer.
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Trip 25-17 (9/4-9/9/17) 5-Day Tuna
9/20/2017 7:46:05 PM - We ended up staying close to home and it paid off BIG. Every angler aboard worked very hard to pull a Bluefin Tuna trophy over the rail. We followed up with some choice Yello
Lage Family Charter (9/9-9/13/17)
9/20/2017 7:46:04 PM - They did Papa proud. The annual Lage Family trip was another year of great family friends and fun. Good weather with excellent fishing for Yellowfin Tuna a few nice Yellowtai
Trip 23-17 (8/27-8/30/17) IWAMURA FAMILY CHARTER
9/11/2017 2:31:23 AM - Having Gary family and friends out always makes for great trip. Add in some quality BFT excellent action on Yellowtail and Yellowfin and the 3-day trip is complete. Weather
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