Fishing Seasons in San Diego

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Seasonal Fishing San Diego

Deep Sea Fishing is available year round out of the harbors of San Diego, Point Loma, and Mission Bay.

Looking to get your seafood fix? San Diego is home to some of the best fishing in the country, and there are plenty of options for those looking to reel in a big catch. Whether you're a novice angler or a seasoned pro, check out this guide to find out where the best spots are for seasonal fishing in San Diego! With a little preparation, you’re sure to have a successful and enjoyable fall fishing trip in San Diego!

JANUARY

Calico, Halibut, Rock Fish, Rock Cod, Sand Bass, Striped Bass, Yellowtail

FEBRUARY

Calico, Halibut, Rock Fish, Rock Cod, Sand Bass, Striped Bass, Yellowtail

MARCH

Bluefin, Calico, Halibut, Rock Fish, Rock Cod, Sand Bass, Striped Bass, Yellowtail

As the weather cools down and the days grow shorter, many anglers pack up their gear and head for the hills. But for those who love fishing, winter can be one of the best times to hit the water. Here in San Diego, we are lucky to have a wide variety of fish that can be caught all year round. So whether you’re looking to reel in a big one or just enjoy a leisurely day on the water, here are some tips for winter fishing in San Diego.

One of the best things about fishing in winter is that there are fewer people out on the water. This means more space for you to fish and less competition for the fish. So take advantage of the quieter months and head out to your favorite spots.

Another thing to keep in mind is that fish tend to be more active in colder water. This means they will be feeding more, so it’s a good time to try new baits and lures. If you’re not sure what to use, ask at your local bait shop or check online forums for advice from other anglers.

Finally, remember to dress warmly and waterproof! Even though it may not be snowing,

APRIL

Albacore, Bluefin, Calico, Halibut, Sand Bass, Striped Bass, White Seabass, Yellowtail

MAY

Albacore, Barracuda, Bluefin, Bonito, Calico, Halibut, Sand Bass, Striped Bass, White Seabass, Yellowtail

JUNE

Albacore, Barracuda, Big Eye, Bluefin, Bonito, Calico, Dorado, Halibut, Marlin, Sand Bass, Striped Bass, White Seabass, Yellowtail

Spring Fishing

As the weather warms up and the days get longer, spring is a great time to go fishing in San Diego. The waters are teeming with life and the fish are biting. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your spring fishing trip.

The first thing to do is check the weather forecast. You want to be sure to pick a day when the weather is cooperating. The next thing to do is choose your spot. There are many great places to fish in San Diego, so do some research to find the perfect spot for you. Once you have a spot picked out, it's time to get your gear ready. Make sure you have all the necessary equipment, including bait and tackle.

Now it's time to head out and start fishing! Be patient and don't get discouraged if you don't catch anything right away. Eventually, you'll find yourself landing some great catches. When you're done for the day, clean your fish properly and enjoy a delicious meal.

JULY

Albacore, Barracuda, Big Eye, Bluefin, Bonito, Calico, Dorado, Halibut, Marlin, Rock Cod, Rock Fish, Sand Bass, Striped Bass, Wahoo,White Seabass, Yellowfin, Yellowtail

AUGUST

Albacore, Barracuda, Big Eye, Bluefin, Bonito, Calico, Dorado, Halibut, Marlin, Rock Cod, Rock Fish, Sand Bass, Striped Bass, Wahoo, White Seabass, Yellowfin, Yellowtail

SEPTEMBER

Albacore, Barracuda, Big Eye, Bluefin, Bonito, Calico, Dorado, Halibut, Marlin, Rock Cod, Rock Fish, Sand Bass, Striped Bass, Wahoo, White Seabass, Yellowfin, Yellowtail

Summer Fishing

As the weather warms up, so does the fishing in San Diego. The summer months bring an abundance of fish to our waters, making it the perfect time to get out and enjoy some time on the water.

Whether you’re looking to fish from the shore or head out on a boat, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a variety of fish during the summer months. Some of the most popular fish to target include:

• Bluefin Tuna

• Yellowfin Tuna

• Yellowtail: These tasty fish can be found offshore and are often caught using live bait.

• Dorado: Another popular offshore species, dorado are known for their bright colors and fight when hooked.

• Calico Bass: A favorite among many anglers, calico bass can be caught near kelp beds and reefs using artificial lures or baitfish.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy some summer fishing in San Diego!

OCTOBER

Albacore, Barracuda, Bluefin, Bonito, Calico, Rock Cod, Rock Fish, Sand Bass, Striped Bass, Yellowfin, Yellowtail

NOVEMBER

Albacore, Barracuda, Bluefin, Calico, Halibut, Lingcod, Rock Cod, Rock Fish, Sand Bass, Striped Bass, Yellowtail

DECEMBER

Calico, Halibut, Lingcod, Rock Cod, Rock Fish, Sand Bass, Sheepshead, Striped Bass, Yellowtail, Whitefish


Fall Fishing

As the leaves begin to change color and the weather cools down, many anglers start to think about fall fishing. For many, fall is the best time of year to fish. The crowds have thinned out and the fish are biting.

If you’re looking to get in on some fall fishing action, San Diego is a great place to start. There are a variety of fish species that can be caught this time of year, including bass, trout, and catfish.

Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your fall fishing trip:

  1. -Wear layers of clothing so that you can adjust to the changing temperatures throughout the day.

  2. -Fish early in the morning or later in the evening when the water is cooler and the fish are more active.

  3. -Try using bait that imitates smaller fish or insects since these are what the larger fish will be feeding on this time of year.

  4. -Check the local regulations before you go fishing as some areas may have special restrictions during this time of year.