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Winter Sportfishing Southern California Targeting Local Yellowtail and Bluefin Tuna (Cortez Bank)

Yellowtail Jack Not TunaHuge winter Yellowtail being caught this January 2015 up and down the SoCal coast. Coronado Islands out of San Diego current best bet. Boats targeting Yellowtail departing daily.

Yellowfin Tuna -  November 9, 2014 being caught from San Diego to Channel Islands! Best cooked blackened outside, raw in the middle garlic on top grilled!

Bluefin Tuna - When LIMITS of Yellow fin Tuna are caught count on the Blue fin to fill the sacks! The very best Sashimi-grade tuna because of fat content.

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Calico Bass (also called Kelp Bass)

California Halibut

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San Diego Sportfishing

1.5 Day Cortez Bank this Winter is Unbeliveable Fishing for Bluefin Tuna and Huge Yellowtail!!

Prime Time is ready to get off the dock for some serious 1.5 day fishing at Cortez Bank where Bluefin Tuna are still being caught now almost Feb 2015. Prime Time is my best fit boat for these longer trips and at 50' safety, comfort, plenty of bait and great fishing success are waiting. Call Mark directly and tell him Rob sent you at 619-997-9954 or fill out my booking request form with dates you want to fish. Big Yellowtail, Bluefin Tuna and a mix bag of other species are being caught.


Fishing License California 2015

Here's the direct link to the California Sportfishing License website 2015. Don't forget to renew!


Yellowtail fish being targeted and caught Jan 2015

Yellowtail, Rockfish and Lingcod 1.5 Day Colonet Isl.

Prime Time 6-Pack huge and well rigged for a 1.5 day 6 person max. charter to Colonet Island in Mexico. If you are looking for a variety of good fishing close to home and huge winter Yellowtail and Lingcod, Prime Time is a great boat. Call Mark 619-997-9954 or book charter request form with your dates. Catch the great weather and book now.

Wondering How to Catch Tuna, Yellowtail, Dorado?

Click on any of the fish images to the left for helpful tips how to improve catch success for that fish. If you are here visiting or local and looking for a last minute spot or charter Click to email me a spot or charter request. by Rob Wed. Sept. 3, 2014 10pm


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.

Catching Yellowtail Using heavy Iron Yo-Yo Style

We've heard it a lot this year bring heavy iron for jigging for Yellowtail so here's a article I wrote of some tips how to catch Yellowtail by yo yo heavy jigs if you are unfamiliar with what this means. Some trips it's the only fish landing others they seem to hit about anything. Posted by Rob Wed January 21, 2015


Wondering How to Catch Tuna, Yellowtail, Dorado?

Click on any of the fish images to the left for helpful tips how to improve catch success for that fish. If you are here visiting or local and looking for a last minute spot or charter Click to email me a spot or charter request. by Rob Wed. Sept. 3, 2014 10pm


Yellowtail Fishing Best Bet Bring Heavy Jigs!

Fish are being caught on Yo-Yo jigs and drooper loops with live bait. We suggest 30-50lb line and a few jigs with some 6-8 oz. torpedo sinkers. Contact Rob to book a charter or find a spot today while it lasts. Bring some heavy Jigs for Yo-Yo (click for article). Yellowtail tips article here.Posted by Rob Monday 11PM January 19, 2015

Yellowtail Fishing Up and Down the SoCal Coast!

San Diego - Dana Point - Marina Del Rey - Davey's Locker - CISCO's have all been into the Yellowtail and in San Diego the Coronado Islands have boats from all landings running trips daily targeting Yellowtail, Rockfish, Lingcod and even Bluefin Tuna on 1.5 day trips. Fish are being caught on Yo-Yo jigs and drooper loops with live bait. We suggest 30-50lb line and a few jigs with some 6-8 oz. torpedo sinkers. Contact Rob to book a charter or find a spot today.

2015 Sportfishing Trips - Don't Wait to Book

A lot of anglers this past summer missed out on some of the best days sportfishing off San Diego and all Southern Cal by waiting until the last minute to book. It was my busiest year since 1997 booking trips and I never like when I can't place a group or spot on a boat and trip that meets their goals and dates fishing. If it's in the budget please book early! Now is the time to book for 2015 summer for prime dates. Thanks, Rob - landing info here - Request charter or spot


Southern California Fishing Tackle, Reels, Rods eBay

Looking for a Holiday gift Rod and/or Reel combo? I started a eBay Store for where only relevant hand-picked tackle is sold specific to the Southern California fishery. Choose from Penn, Avet, Accurate, Daiwa and Shimano Saltwater Fishing reels. Also if you prefer ask me suggestions right tackle for your specific goals.

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 eventuality

Accurate, Avet, Penn and Daiwa on eBay -


Fishing Boats and Trucks For Sale Near San Diego

eBay Motors I custom searched fishing boats and Ford Trucks near San Diego. Ford F150 is an excellent choice for towing a boat. Purchase offseason for best prices when demand is less - Any questions about launch ramps or local spots contact me here - I owned my own 22ft fishing boat slipped in Mission Bay years back and can help with all necessary resources of owning a boat.

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.

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 - San Diego Sportfishing Open Party and Private Charter Trips Any Group Size and Range

H&M Landing has San Diego's largest fleet of sportfishing boats for any group size or length trip. Monday Sept. 9, 2014 - Go fishing while the San Diego tuna and yellowtail fishing is the best in years if not on record. Sea Adventure 2

Dana Wharf Kid's Club

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

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Marina Del Rey Sportfishing
Closest Sportfishing fleet to LAX Southern California just minutes away. Staying near LAX beat the traffic and fish Marina Del Rey with trips departing daily. Marina Del Rey Sportfishing: 310-822-3625 or Toll Free at 800-822-DOCK (3625)

Total Yellowtail 3432
Boat Total
Sum Fun 540
Chief 493
Vagabond 390
San Diego 323
Pacific Queen 313
Eclipse 250
Pacific Voyager 191
New Seaforth 172
Invicta 165
Helena 137
Fury 102
Mission Belle 86
Tribute 71
Vendetta 44
Sea Jay 27
Cobra 20
Blue Horizon 20
Malihini 15
Toronado 14
Oceanside 95 11
Sea Watch 7
Reel Fun 6
New Del Mar 5
Western Pride 5
Highliner 5
Hot Spot 4
Indian 4
Electra 3
Clemente 2
Premier 1
El Gato II 1
Gentleman 1
Victory 1
Coroloma 1
Fisherman III 1
Penetrator 1

The Accuracy of these reports are based upon the cooperation of the Landings and Boats in reporting. Thank you

Total Blue Fin 495
Boat Total
Tribute 251
Toronado 122
Thunderbird 42

The Accuracy of these reports are based on their cooperation of the Landings and Boats in reporting. Thank you

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

Book long-range this winteron a very large and comfortable sportfisher yacht rigged for long trips as far as Cabo or Mag Bay. Contact Rob or call Mark directly at: 619-997-9954 Fall/Winter is perfect to get in some great fishing off the pristine water of the Baja Coast. CURRENTLY CATCHING BLUEFIN TUNA JAN 26, 2015

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.

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

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.

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

Ask a question and learn how to catch local fish regardless of experience and Rob will respond same day. Just register and post away!