Guide to Fishing San Diego
FISHING IS FOR ALL IN SAN DIEGO
San Diego just might have the most diverse fishery found within our
county limits. From the Pacific Ocean, to our high mountain lakes, the
opportunities to wet a line are endless!
The port of San Diego is home to one of the largest and most modern
sportfishing fleets found anywhere in the U.S. Our geographical location
provides anglers with unparalleled access to some of the most exciting
saltwater sportfishing in the world. Fish such as Tuna, Dorado, Marlin,
White Sea Bass and Mako Sharks, all call these waters home. All of these
fish can be caught using either conventional or fly fishing equipment, fight
it home and deposit it back in the ocean to swim for another day. From a few hours of fishing, to a
ten day getaway, there are plenty of options available to satisfy the needs of
every angler. At times the Southern California shark fishing rivals anything in the world.
Did you know that Southern California holds more records for Largemouth
Bass than anywhere else in the world? Within minutes of downtown San
Diego, you can find freshwater fishing opportunities that give you a chance
to go down in the record books. Here you can find fish such as Largemouth
Bass, Trout, Panfish, Catfish and Carp, all eagerly awaiting a quick and easy
meal. Most of these lakes are managed by the city, which provides easy
access to public restrooms, playgrounds, and picnic facilities. This is a great
way to spend the day with the family while you are visiting here.
With 7 fishing piers in the San Diego area, along with countless miles of
beaches and surf fishing, you don’t have to be out on a boat to enjoy fishing in the ocean.
From Oceanside north, to as far south as Imperial Beach, pier and beach
fishing can be easily accessed by anyone. Just show up with a fishing rod,
lures, flies, hooks and bait, and enjoy one of the most relaxing ways to catch
fish in San Diego.