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San Diego, California sportfishing vacations, open party boats, guides and charters.

Dana Wharf Sportfishing

Channel Island's Sportfishing and Whale Watching - image logo


Marina Del Rey Landing Dana Landing on Mission BaySea Adventure 2 Sportfishing, docked at H and M Landing, San Diego

Jig Strike Sportfishing and Hoop-net trips San Diego

Alicia Sportfishing docked at H and M Landing, San Diego CA

Malihini Sportfishing, San Diego

Impulse Sportfishing, 6-pack charter out of Mission Bay

Prime Time Sportfishing - 6 pack docked at Cortez Marina San Diego

Newport Landing Sportfishing and Whale Watching, Southern CA

Davey's Locker deep sea fishing and whale watching So Cal

Dolphin 3 Sportfishing

Alexes Sportfishing docked at Seaforth Landing on Mission Bay San Diego on Facebook

Click image below to see art work submitted by local kids, family and friends of local saltwater deep sea fish species targeted by San Diego sport boats.

6-Pac Boats - Here's my growing list of 6-pack sport fishing charters I have had good success with. From a father and son or daughter, up to person charter.


Remedies for Sea Sickness

If you are inclined to sea sickness or motion sickness there are remedies available for treatment and prevention. We suggest you try one at home prior to your trip. Here's the list of remedies in order of effectiveness:

SCOPOLAMINE: For the absolutely "I always get sea sick" folks. This remedy is also referred to as "the patch" and can be obtained by prescription from your doctor. It looks like a little round Band-Aid and is worn behind your ear. There are a certain percentage of people who have adverse side effects to this medication. We highly suggest that if you're using this remedy for the first time, try using one at home first.

BONINE®: Highly recommended! This is the best over-the-counter, pill remedy in my opinion. I really like this one as far as people I have suggested try it who stayed sick free the entire trip including my nephew who is prone. However, you need to get this medication working in your system well in advance. The biggest mistake people make with pill form remedies is that they take their first dose either right before or right after entering the "open ocean" portion of the excursion. Sea sick prone people usually spew these pills out before they can take effect. For maximum effectiveness, take one dose of Bonine® the night before we plan to enter "open ocean" and another dose in the morning when you wake up. For multiple days, don't forget to keep up with the recommended dosage.

DRAMAMINE®: This is probably the most well-known of remedies. You should try this at home first since it does cause "sleepiness".

SEA BAND®: These are pressure point therapy wrist bands. Most people discount this remedy because it "sounds" like a gimmick. People who have actually used the band will swear that it works. The nice thing about this remedy is that it can be added along with any of the other remedies without conflict.

I any sea sick situation NEVER HEAD FOR YOUR BUNK OR INSIDE THE BOAT. This will almost always make the problem worse. I Rob Mailly owner of make no guarantee any of the aforementioned remedies or suggestions work. I am just trying to help those who may get sick on their first San Diego sportfishing trip make an otherwise miserable day of vomiting better. I sincerely hope anyone who reads this never gets seasick and has a great time on the water.

Thanks, Rob Mailly

*I appreciate any emails of other remedies or prevention tips not mentioned here. I will gladly add to this page and new information if requested.


Rob Mailly

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"Rob, 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 (Popular San Diego tuna charter), Wednesday night through Friday morning and another ½ day (San Diego sportfishing trip)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.

Popular article I wrote awhile back about "fishing the iron"

Reward, Impulse, Blackjack (4-pack charter), El Gato Dos and Alexes are 6-packs I've had great feedback over the years so if you have a group of 6 or less these are great boats for your 2011 group fishing charter

Southern California Fish Counts - fish counts from all Southern California boats and landings.

Southern California Sport Boats and Landings with a Facebook page - All in one place the power of social networking for the sportfishing fleet has been awesome. If you don't see your boat listed email me.

Boat profiles for every sportfishing boat in the San Diego private charter and open party fleet.

San Diego Sport Boat Profiles - All San Diego sport boats are now listed on this site in one place for easy access to any San Diego boat's contact info, spec's, web site, etc..

Yellowtail Fishing Tips - Article Rob wrote filled with tips and techniques how to catch Yellowtail from San Diego boats.

Difference between a Yellowtail and a Yellowfin Tuna - Yellowtail fish species off San Diego and Baja often get confused with Tuna fish. The main difference between the two fish.. read more

How-To "Yo-Yo" Iron for Yellowtail (Jack family not Tuna) - Just in time for this year's early and hot Yellowtail bite this is a must know technique when all the Yellow's are taking in the deep water column is Heavy Iron (local So Cal popular style for catching Yellow's.

New - Solunar Table Specifically for San Diego. I was raised fishing the San Diego shores with my pops trusting when to fish and countless successful days on the water that seemed like a worthy tool for when to fish and hunt. My pops always seemed to get it right when to expect any bite to be hottest. I trust it enough to buy the service for this site and the fisherman who visit I am so grateful. There are many reasons fish bite - or not - and this year we can use all the help we can get.

San Diego Sport fishing on a Budget - Article about discounts available with links, how to save money when planning or booking a trip and online printable discounts for half-day, three-quarter day or others.

Deep Sea Fishing Tips for Barracuda - Calico Bass - White Seabass - Tuna - Yellowtail - Sandbass - Lingcod