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Yellowfin Tuna - Fishing trips out of San Diego - BEST JULY IN YEARS!

Bluefin Tuna - Fishing trips out of San Diego

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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.

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Just off the phone with Chuck and as i was talking to him he got a radio call from Pat on the boat. They are done on the yellowtail with full limits for the light load of 14 anglers. Pat is on the hunt for tuna and life is good on the Sea Adventure II.They have another overnight trip leaving tonight. Cost is $205. Call HM Landing at 619-222-1144 and hook up with Chuck.

TUNA & 'Tails!! -San Diego Sportfishing Report July 5, 2014

Southern California is seeing some of the best fishing in years for boats from Channel Islands Sportfishing south to San Diego where the tuna and Yellowtail have been in the mix. Boats are extremely excited with what we are catching, especially noting that it's ONLY the first week of July!

Huge 50' Prime Time 6-Pack Tuna Trip Openings !!
June 30, 2014 - PRICES ARE ALL INCLUSIVE - Excellent reputable choice for 6-pack (read the testimonial to the right) any length trip from a few hours to long-range tuna. Refrigerated Saltwater (RSW) for Sashimi quality tuna, large bait capacity and and at 50' comfort for up to 6 persons. Peak weekend dates open!! PRIME TIME is THE BOAT FOR MULTI-DAY TUNA! Call owner Mark direct at 619-997-9954 or at Prime Time online booking.

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 tuna trips in 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

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 San Diego 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

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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

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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

The Long Run - Fishing Charters San Diego

San Diego Open Party 6-pack

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.

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

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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