San Diego Fishing

San Diego Fishing

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.



Top San Diego Fishing Spots

425-FATHOM-SPOT
1/13/2018 10:36:30 PM -


drop off 6 mi out
5/28/2016 1:56:39 AM - 32° 46.310' ,-117° 22.783'


drop off glider port
5/28/2016 2:22:46 AM - 32° 53.512' ,-117° 16.944'



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Latest San Diego Fishing Reports

Shark Week!
2/13/2021 4:41:04 AM - It’s Shark Week and Tyler got his share of the makos! We have availability in August so saddle up and lets go!


March Blue Shark Fishing
11/2/2020 11:06:23 PM - Make this spring break great with a day out shark fishing! Blue sharks are the main thing coming down the chum slick this month.


Mako and blue sharks so far this month
11/2/2020 11:06:12 PM - Since the beginning of the month our captains have hooked both mako and blue sharks. Many years April and May has many days with high winds


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San Diego Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 4 - 8 AM on Wednesday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in San Diego, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Halibut - 17.86% Catch Rate
    Halibut

  2. Kelp Bass - 14.29% Catch Rate
    Kelp Bass

  3. Wahoo - 10.71% Catch Rate
    Wahoo

  4. Atlantic Croaker - 10.71% Catch Rate
    Atlantic Croaker

  5. Bonefish - 10.71% Catch Rate
    Bonefish

  6. Yellowfin Tuna - 7.14% Catch Rate
    Yellowfin Tuna

  7. Recommedations above based on 46 local reports and 13 species of fish for May in San Diego.

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Top San Diego Fishing Charters & Guides

American Angler Sportfishing
The American Angler is one of the most beautifully designed and appointed sport fishing boats in the San Diego fleet. The American Angler is 90’ x 25’ and features all the equipment needed to deliver a successful fishing trip.

Vagabond Sportfishing
Captain Michael Lackey knows a thing or two about fishing. Having caught his first bluefin at age 6 and working as a deckhand by 8, he’s got the experience and born with know-how to bring in the big fish. In fact, he brings in World Record fish! Wit

California Shark Fishing
San Diego offers anglers some of the best mako, thresher and blue shark fishing opportunities on the west coast. Come enjoy warm weather, calm seas and good shark fishing nearly all year. With over 50 years combined experience, our captains have the

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Top San Diego Bait & Tackle Stores

Fishermans Landing Tackle Shop
Fisherman's Landing Tackle Shop - THE LEADER for more than 30 years! When Quality, Selection and Service matters, nobody comes close. We know saltwater fishing tackle and our professional staff is ready to help you with the competitive advantage

Barnacle Bill's Bait & Tackle
We are a local business here in Lemon Grove, California. Come visit our store and pick up your bait and tackle for your fishing. Whether it's for fresh or saltwater we've got what you're looking for.

Angler's Choice
Angler's Choice Tackle provides the most convenient in demand fishing products for the best price. Whether you are new to fishing or have been fishing for years we have got exactly what you want.

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Top San Diego Marinas

Point Loma Marina
Point Loma Marina is San Diego's newest marina located in Shelter Island's America's Cup Harbor. Nestled in the foothills of Point Loma, the marina offers a quiet atmosphere with a metropolitan feel. Point Loma Marina's location is id

Shelter Island Marina
Shelter Island Marina is centrally located in the Shelter Island Basin of San Diego Bay (Latitude 32 50.1 N, Longitude 117 13.5 W) and is a favorite stopping point for everything from small boats to super yachts and cruisers. It's the closest yac

Kona Kai Marina
Welcome to Kona Kai Marina, the closest marina to the open ocean in San Diego Bay. Along with the beauty of San Diego, Kona Kai Marina offers all our guests convenient docking, great amenities and excellent customer service. Our boaters enjoy deep wa

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Latest Fishing Spots

33 N Spot

Tanner High Spot

66 Fathom Spot

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Bouy Conditions

Station 46232 - Point Loma South, CA (191)
May 18, 2021 2:26 pm PDT
Location: 32.517N 117.425W
Significant Wave Height: 3.6 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 14 sec
Average Period: 6.4 sec
Mean Wave Direction: SSW (199°)
Water Temperature: 63.3°F (17.4°C)


Current Moon Phase

Quarter Moon

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