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Sea Adventure II Sportfishing San Diego
Update Thursday April 17, 2014 by Rob

Read news and book a charter or spot on the Sea Adventure 2, Legend, Seeker, Alicia or Jig Strike link above or call 760-753-8394

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New 2014 Prime Time Sportfishing San Diego Rates
Friday Update - April 11, 2014 by Rob

1/2 Day Local - $1000
1 Day Local - $1650
1 Day Outer Banks - $3500
1 1/2 Day Outer Banks - $4750
2 Day - $6500
2 1/2 Day - $7750
*Longer Trips - Please Call

Pacific Islander Sportfishing - Channel Islands Sportfishing

Open Party Trip Openings for April 2014
April 10 - We will be raffling off a free Reel! This trip is building but we need a few more to go.
April 12 - Sold out at this time but check back for possible openings.  

April 18 - This trip is building.
April 19  - This trip is building.
call us at 805.382.1612 to make reservations.   

H&M Landing Fish Counts - San Diego April 8, 2014 rob

3/4 day: 37 Anglers/1 Boat:  14 Yellowtail, 62 Rockfish, 1 Lingcod

1/2 day: 43 Anglers/2 Boats:   130 Rockfish, 34 Sculpin, 4 Sheephead, 1 Lingcod, 7 Whitefish, 14 Perch

Big news for Tuesday April 8, 2014 is Malihini 3/4 day landing 14 Yellowtail. It's been a good season so far this early for the explosive fighting, great eating jack locally called Yellowtail. Book your trip online at or or by calling 619-222-1144

Tuesday update
Seaforth Sportfishing - San Diego, CA
The San Diego's 3/4 day caught 6 Yellowtail, 50 Rockfish, 20 Sculpin, 10 Lingcod and 3 Sheephead. Trips depart daily at 5:30am. The Tribute has a 1.5 day trip departing Friday April 11 at 7:00pm. Half day Posted at 6:09 PM on 04-08-2014 by Seaforth Staff

Perfect Weather and Fishing Conditions
Cobra - Oxnard, CA
COBRA GOING TOMORROW!The Cobra was out on Monday and had Full Limits of NORTHERN CHANNEL ISLANDS ROCKFISH.The COBRA is online Tomorrow, 4/9/2014 and the Weather is outstanding! Come on out and beat the heat. Please..
Posted at 5:05 PM on 04-08-2014

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 Openings

Often offering open party 6-pack trips year round. 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

Prime Time Sportfishing - 1/2 day to multi-day tuna San Diego

Prime Time is one of San Diego's few true long range six angler sportfishing vessel's with the range to fish just about any popular fishing destination down the Baja Coast including Guadalupe Island when open, "Mag" Bay on down to tournaments out of Cabo San Lucas. Posted by rob on Monday March 24, 2014

FishingChartersSandiego .com Openings

Often offering open party 6-pack trips year round. Posted by Rob Mailly 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

Sea Adventure Lobster trips March 16, 2014 A nice alternative to eating fish is goiing out on a lobster or crab trip out of Sea Adventure Sportfishing out of H&M Landing in San Diego on San Diego Bay. Book a charter on any Sea Adventure boat below:

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

Channel Islands Sportfishing and Marina Del Rey Sportfishing Trips

Don't frget rock cod fishing opened back up for the season March 1, 2014 so if you want to go for some tasty cod out of Channel Islands Sportfishing, Marina Del Rey or Newport Landing the fish are open up and down the coast. Channel Islands Sportfishing website here

Legend Sportfishing Online Booking March 16, 2014


Legend Sportfishing

The "Fishing Machine" Legend Fishing San Diego to Baja

With the purchase of the Legend came months of retrofitting and restoring in 2013-2014 bringing the Legend to all United States Coast Guard specifications of excellence with it's beautiful lines and 25 foot broad beam and 42" walk space around the cabin. The Legend is ready again to be a fishing machine and live up to its name the "Legend". Come enjoy the beauty of the ocean with us from 1/2 Day & 3/4 Day fishing down our beautiful Southern California Coast or longer trips to the exotic waters of Baja offshore on overnight 1-Day to 3 Day trips for blue fin tuna, yellow fin tuna, albacore Dorado and more.

Whether you're a first timer seeking a new hobby or an experienced angler seasoned from year to year our knowledgeable experienced crew of the Legend will provide you with top notch quality service young and old alike.

  • 75’ x 25’
  • Sleeps 50
  • Full Service Galley
  • Satellite Direct TV
  • Satellite Phone
  • Full Color Scanning Sonar/Latest Electronics
  • Experienced & Professional Crew

Hot weather and hot early YeLLOwTAIL action!
San Diego Yellowtail report by Rob - San Diego, CA
Coronado Islands Yellowtail action is heating up and the San Diego 3/4 day fleet is heading south to take advantage of this great early season fishing with excellent weather. 3/4 day trips depart daily from San Diego landings. Malihini and other San Diego 3/4 day party boats are fishing the Coronado Islands daily so don't wait to go out. The hot surface action changes daily so don't wait to get in on this good yellowtail fishing. Posted 8am Wed. March 12, 2014 by Rob

Well it looks like the yellow tail fishing we have had the past week is still going on strong Capt. Mike Z JR called 30 minutes ago and reported excellent weather and biting fish, with 30+ yellow tail on the boat. So far he is saying that there is a large volume of fish that he is seeing on the machines. The ten day forecast is calling for beautiful weather, and the fish don’t seem to be showing any signs of slowing down. If you plan on coming out with us on a trip I would strongly suggest that you leave your little rods home.These fish are anywhere from 15 to 45 pounds. Suggested line test 40 pound  and a yoyo jig.

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Lobster Hoop-Net trips

Whale Watching Season - The same Southern California Sportfishing Landings that offer deep sea fishing trips offer Whale Watching Trips often on the same boats during their off season. Whale Watching trips are a great way to test sea legs, have a chance to ride on a sportfishing vessel you've been meaning to try all while having a relaxing and fact filled day on the water with family, friends and co-workers. Most vessels are available for private charter for your group as well. by rob October 30, 2013

LOBSTER HOOP NETTING TRIPS Tue-Thurs. $100 Per Person. (Includes everything except a license and report card. Even a steak dinner on the Helena.)

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

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.

What to expect on a Southern California Deep Sea Fishing Trip

Sportfishing Trip Descriptions

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

Google Search Updated - Search all website:

Some older season reports page 2

Impulse Sportfishing charters - 6-pack fishing charter out of San Diego on Mission Bay

Legend Sportfishing San Diego

Sea Adventure Sportfishing

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

Malihini Sportfishing YELLOWTAIL CHARTER - March 9, 2014
he Malihini is putting on its second annual yellowtail charter The price for this charter is 145.00 and limited to 43 anglers. 619-222-1144 or go to HM make your reservation online via our website that would Tight lines Capt. Bill Wilkerson

The Long Run - Fishing Charters San Diego

Hello Rob, My name is Phil C. Thanks for your website. I came across it last spring when I went looking for a 6 pack to charter. I ended up chartering The Reward for a 3 day trip in mid-July last year. We had a great time and I set up another trip for this coming July. Unfortunately I just got called today and was told that Kevin decided to sell the boat and cancelled all his trips. So I'm back in the market for a 6 pack. I've looked at both the Go For Broke and the Prime Time. Just wondered if you had any more information than what their websites provide. We're looking to do another 3 day trip. Thanks for your reply.

Thanks for following up with me to see how it went. The fishing from San Diego was AWESOME! With your help, I was able to take a ½ day on the Premier on Sunday. A 1.5 on the Condor, Wednesday night through Friday morning and another ½ day on the Premier on Friday afternoon. Had it not been for your great guidance, I would have never been able to start, let alone complete three trips." Darrell H.

Hi Mark, (Monday Sept. 30, 2013 - Prime Time trip referral)

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

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

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