Accessibility to the Pacific Ocean and the numerous lakes in the inland region provide bountiful opportunities for fishing in San Diego. From deep sea to lake fishing, on a boat, from a pier, or aboard a kayak, there are plenty of places in San Diego to drop a line and wait for the big catch.
San Diego has one of the largest fleets of commercial sportfishing boats in the U.S. Sportfishing can be enjoyed from numerous ports and harbors, where you can embark on an expedition to explore the bounty of the sea. Whether it’s a ½ day, ¾ day, twilight or 5 or 10-day long-range offshore trip into the deep blue Pacific, there are plenty of options to choose from when planning your sportfishing excursion.
Visit any of the landings to see what the fisherman come ashore with – Albacore, Bigeye, Bluefin, Yellowfin, Dorado, Yellowtail, Marlin, SeaBass and a wide range of rockfish, ready to be cleaned, filleted and vacuumed packed to bring home. Many of the area hotels will even store your fish for you until you're ready to leave.
If you prefer fresh water fishing, head out to any of the lakes in East County or North County Inland areas for rainbow trout, small and largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, sturgeon and others.
Whether you’re an avid angler or you’re casting out for the first time, there are plenty of ways to enjoy fishing in San Diego.
Browse the listings below to create your next "gone fishing" San Diego vacation!