Middle Banks

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The area highlighted is the Middle Banks

The Middle banks provides premier pelagic fishing within a time budget. The second line of banks just off the San Diego coastline, you will find Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, and Yellowtail lurking in these waters. The most common methods of fishing here is patty hopping. The Captain will look for the patties floating on the water surface, hoping that underneath you will find what you are looking for. Other methods including trolling, kite fishing, balloon fishing, and freelining your bait on the boil.

If you are not looking to go on a 24 hour + trip, but still want to get on the tuna, this is your call.

Your best trip for this adventure is the Full Day (12 Hour) Trip. Click here to learn more or to book!

Middle Banks - Tuna Fishing Spots Socal



Arguably the best fighting fish for its weight, and they can get up to 300 pounds each!

Although smaller than the Bluefin, this ferocious fish puts up a fight you will not soon forget.

Not technically a tuna, but in the same weight class, it is known for the best tasting sashimi on earth.

The colorful skin of this fish is iridescent! It is also known for its high flying antics.