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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drop off glider port
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drop off del mar track
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South Kelp Ridge
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First constructed in 1992 and still being added onto. Over 25,000 tons of quarry rock, concrete and steel Triton missile tower, and 300 tons concrete rubble have been used.
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There is a 24.32% catch rate for Kelp Bass, based on 9 Kelp Bass counted.
There is a 10.81% catch rate for Halibut, based on 4 Halibut counted.
There is a 10.81% catch rate for Yellowfin Tuna, based on 4 Yellowfin Tuna counted.
There is a 8.11% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 3 Atlantic Croaker counted.
There is a 8.11% catch rate for Bluefin Tuna, based on 3 Bluefin Tuna counted.
There is a 8.11% catch rate for Bonefish, based on 3 Bonefish counted.
There is a 8.11% catch rate for Wahoo, based on 3 Wahoo counted.
There is a 5.41% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 2 Bluegill counted.
There is a 5.41% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 2 Largemouth Bass counted.
There is a 2.7% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 1 Black Crappie counted.
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Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as 1939..
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Photos From Grant 18 Day
4/19/2022 2:09:14 PM - Until next trip Good Luck and Good Fishing. Team R/p (Frank Roy Dharyl Jimmy Travon Doug Eddie Tommie Aden Eli Dave Frank T. David Chris Monica). “BeNt RoDs 4 LiFe” 🎣
Grant’s UFC 2022 – An Amazing Adventure
4/18/2022 6:37:51 PM - Hi RP Friends and Family!Ghostwriter (Mike Hieshima) here with the trip report from our truly amazing adventure. So much to say about the trip I’ll try and keep this as short
Kelp Paddy Yellowtail
4/7/2022 4:49:33 PM - Hello everyone well it’s that time of year again. As we move south the great eyes of Travon Jester found us a kelp paddy with some biting Yellowtail. 😲 Most of the Yellowtail
Grant We Remember You
4/5/2022 5:02:18 PM - Sorry for the long wait but we are back in action. We departed Fisherman’s landing at 08:00 hours headed over to the bait barge and loaded up on some beautiful Sardines. We ar
It’s Tough All Over
3/27/2022 5:12:56 PM - Hello everyone; Well things are tough all over. We have had a very tough trip so far. If the Wahoo didn’t bite it would be the toughest trip that I’ve been on in years. But th
The Last Three Days
3/26/2022 2:57:03 AM - Hello everyone; Well the last three days have been excellent on Wahoo but poor for Yellowfin tuna. Fishing for the Yellowfin was very good but the taxman was out in full force
Wahoo On the Bite
3/21/2022 6:33:35 AM - Hello everyone; Well the weather is good and so is the bite. Tuna fishing is on the slow side but the Wahoo make up for the non-biting Yellowfin. We see plenty of Yellowfin tu
3/17/2022 8:48:59 PM - Hello everyone; Well the morning started out with a great breakfast then Roy went to work with his seminar. Once Roy was done the crew went to work helping passenger rigging g
Pre Baby Fun
3/16/2022 7:24:50 PM - Todd and Grace Hurtel had a fun time in Crystal River Florida catching Sea Trout while on vacation before their first baby comes in May.
3/16/2022 5:30:57 PM - Hello everyone; Well things are going good on the Royal Polars. We departed on the Collins trip with 19 happy anglers. We have a great load of bait and high hopes of getting s
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