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Yellowtail Jack Not Tuna

Yellowfin Tuna - Fishing trips out of San Diego - August 2014 No sign of slowing down off San Diego minutes from the boat!

Bluefin Tuna - The Mexico ban on Bluefin tuna has ended and as of August 2014 they are being targeted and kept in both USA and Mexico waters.

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Calico Bass (also called Kelp Bass)

California Halibut

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The Year for Big Eye - August 20, 2014 by Rob

I recall the last time the fishing off Southern California and San Diego was this great the Big Eye Tuna made a show late in the summer and lasted into the fall. Marlin as well. These have been my predictions and many captain's since last month. This is THE season to fish off San Diego if you haven't yet. Some overnight boats are limiting on Yellowfin Tuna and Yellowtail by 9-10AM! This is fishing old timers haven't seen in decades and some anglers have never experienced. BOOK NOW

San Diego Sportfishing UPDATE for Sunday Aug. 10, 2014

Mexico Bluefin Tuna Ban has been lifted. More details as I receive them but it means Bluefin Tuna caught in Mexico can now be kept. 730pm by rob 

Tuna Fishing Tips - What to Expect First Tuna Trip

Know what to expect your first time fishing a public open party sportfishing trip for tuna out of Southern California to San Diego. It can take a lot of teamwork fishing for tuna to be successful. wed. September 5, 2013 by rob in response to email question

Fish Counts for all Southern California Sportfishing Landings updated daily

- Click here and bookmark our new daily fish counts page for all Southern California Sportfishing Landings with Channel Islands Sportfishing counts for each of their boats.

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Sportfishing Trip Descriptions

Here's some handy local lingo and trip definitions helpful when planning or booking a charter or open-party trip.

H&M Landing - Sea Adventure II TUNA & TAILS' 7/9

BREAKING NEWS! Sea Adventure II at 58 Miles just called in with 62 Yellowtail and 23 Yellowfin Tuna for 22 passengers. Still Fishing! Easy one day and 1.5 day range! Get on the boat while the fish are biting! Next trip leaves tonight at 10 PM. (Will update the photo when the boat returns to the dock this evening)  Call HM Landing at 619-222-1144 and hook up with Chuck.

TUNA NOW BITING CLOSE TO HOME SAN DIEGO- Don't wait to book your trip as when the tuna are biting trips book as fast as I can post them. Contact Rob for info or for multi-day 6-pack tuna trips on a huge 50' Sportfishing yacht Call Mark directly at 619-997-9954 and tell him Rob sent you.

Dana Landing - San Diego's Only All 6-Pack Fishing Charters

Offering all 6-pack trips year round at Dana Landing on Mission Bay in San Diego. Posted by Rob Mailly on Monday March 24, 2014

El Gato Dos Sportfishing

Offering local 1/2 day to full day Coronado Islands freelance, shark fishing trips for Thresher, Mako and more when in season, tuna, Dorado, Yellowtail and tasty, freezer-filling Rock Cod. Marlin when in season. Posted by rob on Monday March 24, 2014

6-Pack fishing charter San Diego - Alexes Sportfishing

I have been running 6-pack sportfishing trips with Owner/Operator Gary Abbamonte of Alexes Sportfishing for several years now. Alexes is one of the most knowledgable and family friendly operations in San Diego. Posted by rob on Mon

Charter vs. Open Party (public) Sportfishing Trip

Southern California sportboat fishing comes down to two types of trips - open party (public) and charter trips.

Open party fishing is typically booking a spot on a boat by calling or visiting the landing and giving a credit card number. Chartering, and being a charter master, brings with it duties that range in complexity, but always involve talking directly with the captain and/or boat’s office to coordinate the dates, deposits, any sponsors and

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Lobster Hoop-Net trips

Dana Wharf Kid's Club

San Diego fishing tackle pic - hooks and weights for open party fishing off San Diego

San Diego , Oceanside 6-pack Fishing Charters

El Gato Dos - Prime dates available
The Long Run - call Dana Miller 858-633-3940
Alexes - 619-990-0926 San Diego 6-pack at Seaforth Landing

What to expect on a Southern California Deep Sea Fishing Trip

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Prime Time Sportfishing San Diego Monday Sept. 30, 2013 -

Hi Mark, We just wanted to thank you and Prime Time crew (Brandon, Blair and Bobby) for a great time. We look forward to making this an annual event or more frequent.  I have attached some photos. You will see by the smiles on everyone faces that we had a great time.  Your crew took great care with my 14 year old son, Kevin, as he spent about 1.5 hours reeling in a 50 lbs. Blue Fin tuna.  Thank you Prime Time Crew!


Ken, Kyle and Uncle Louie

Channel Islands Sportfishing and Whale Watching

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PRIME TIME huge 50' 6-Pack fishing yacht 619-997-9954

PRIME TIME 50' 6-Pack Sportfisher from 1/2 day to multi-day long-range tuna.

PRIME TIME photo's - Pics from some past trips fishing PRIME TIME.

The Long Run - Fishing Charters San Diego

San Diego Open Party 6-pack

Sea Adventure Sportfishing

Whale Watching Page - Info all about Southern California whale watching trips.

Halibut Fishing Tips

New article I wrote on Southern California Halibut fishing. From how to catch to how to prepare and eat.

Sportfishing San Diego and all Southern California - What to expect your first sportfishing trip, some basic rules, keeping safe on deck and how to improve your chance for success for first time Southern California anglers. All experience levels.

Discount Fishing Coupons
Deep sea fishing coupons, sportfishing deals, special offers and email club discounts from a growing list of Southern California and San Diego Sportfishing Landings.

Fish targets in San Diego and Southern California

Year round fishing season chart showing what fish are biting each month.

Plan or Book a Southern California Sportfishing Trip

Every private fishing charter group has different goals. Open party, birthday celebration or a company charter there is a boat or trip for any occasion. Here's some local fishing lingo and definitions that can help when planning your charter or spot on a open party vessel.

1/2 and 3/4 Day Deep Sea Fishing Trip Rates

I posted rates for most Southern California Sport fishing Landings. Now only at you can view rates at-a-glance for most Southern California Landings. All efforts were made to ensure accuracy but the landing has the latest prices and any changes. Also consider fuel charge if gas is over $4.00/gallon. Other fees may include sack cost for holding fish, fish cleaning (.50 to $2.00/fish) and joining any jackpot ($3-$5).

1/2 Day and 3/4 Day Tackle
Deep Sea Fishing Tackle What to Bring
Half-day and three-quarter day tackle suggestions. Basic list of fishing tackle. Land more fish, carry these basics for more successful fishing.

Wondering What Tackle to Bring? Half-Day and 3/4 Day Fishing Tackle List With Pics from Rob's Tackle Box

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