In 2006, Field and Stream magazine placed San Diego second on its list of America’s best fishing cities. It’s clear why: You can saltwater, freshwater and pier fish here, there are numerous lakes, and of course, tons of open ocean. All this means the city has a huge fishing fleet, which makes it easy to find a San Diego fishing guide.
The waters off San Diego support a huge variety of fish. From season to season you can catch yellowfin, bluefin, yellowtail, albacore, mahi mahi (dorado), marlin, and mako. Inshore, you’ll find calico bass, halibut, rockfish, sheephead, croaker, corbina, and white sea bass. Your catch can be filleted, packaged, and frozen for you either by the crew of your boat (if you hire a guide) or by a processing facility.
Where to Fish
Fishing in San Diego is easy. If you want to pier fish, there are seven piers that allow fishing. Pier fishing doesn’t require a license. Of course, you can fish the open ocean and hire a guide or private charter to help you. You also can freshwater fish in San Diego’s more than 20 lakes and reservoirs. There you’ll find trout, bluegill, catfish, sturgeon, carp, crappie, and some of the world’s largest largemouth bass.
Get a San Diego Fishing Guide
There are tons of San Diego fishing guides to choose from and you can hire anything from a group trip for a few hours to 16-day private charters. Some of the most highly rated guides include BlackJack Sport Fishing, Captain Clowers Charters and Guide Service, and Cortez Sportfishing. We love H&M Landing and Fisherman’s Landing for beginner and family fishing trips.
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert sport fisherman, San Diego has a place for you. Come have the adventure of a lifetime with us! Call us or visit our website today to book one of our vacation rentals and to learn more about fishing in San Diego!