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San Diego Saltwater Sport Fishing

San Diego Sport Fishing

Overview of san diego’s saltwater sport fishing.

San Diego waters are home to a diverse array of sport fishing species, each offering a unique and exciting angling experience. Some of the top species to target in the area include bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, dorado, yellowtail, marlin, and swordfish. We will take a closer look at each of these species and provide detailed information on the best methods, techniques, and time of year to catch them aboard America’s Sportfishing Boat the MV Horizon.

San Diego waters offer a wide variety of sport fishing species, each providing a unique and exciting angling experience. Whether you’re targeting bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, dorado, yellowtail, marlin, or swordfish, there are a variety of techniques and methods that can be used to increase your chances of success. The time of year, location, and type of bait or lure used can also play a big role in the success of your fishing trip with us or with our sister boat the MV Malihini both based at H and M Landing in San Diego.

Popular saltwater fish species found in san diego.

The white seabass is the largest inshore species in San Diego with these fish capable of growing over 100 pounds. Other popular species include the spotted bay bass, rockfish, california halibut, and yellowtail amberjack. The most common fishing techniques in San Diego Bay are bottom fishing, trolling, and casting artificials on light tackle.

Tuna is one of the most popular fish species to catch off the coast of San Diego. The warm waters of the Pacific Ocean are home to several species of tuna, including albacore, bluefin, and yellowfin. Tuna fishing in San Diego can be done year-round, but the best time to catch them is from June to September. During these months, the water is warmer and the tuna are more active, making them easier to catch.

Best times and locations for saltwater sport fishing in san diego.

Our San Diego charters offer the ultimate in saltwater sport fishing. The waters off the coast of Southern California are arguably the most productive deep sea fishing grounds within the lower 48, with the best offshore action occurring from May through October.

Many local anglers consider April to October to be the best time to fish in San Diego. Though the waters in San Diego Bay only drop to 59 feet, just outside the bay the waters quickly drop to several thousand feet deep, making it the perfect home for large fish. Join us today!