Published Dec 20. 2007 - 12 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

Fishing San Diego


My name is Martin and I’m a new user of Globalflyfisher. I have a job in San Diego in the start of April and am hoping to sneak a fly rod in the luggage and find some coastal water to cast a fly into. But I don’t know if there is any change of catching anything from the coast or if all fishing is done from the numerous (and somewhat expensive) charter boats.

If you have any experience with the fishing near San Diego or have the website of a good charter company please let me know.

Best Regards



Can't tell you where but there is fishing from the surf out there. A friend from another list took a job out there and he posted several fishing reports about fishing the surf and some of the fresh water lakes out that way. You might do a web search and see what you can find. I think Dan Blanton has web site where you might find some information.
When I'm traveling for work, and I know I'm going to have some free time, I usually pack my travel rod in my luggage, along with a box of flies, a vest, and since I go to warm places, some wading boots. So far all my stuff has arrived in one piece.

Jerry C
"All things considered, I'd rather be in Philadelphia."

Hi Martin,...

Hi Martin,

I actually live in San Diego and you can contact me when you want to go fishing. If I am around I can take you fishing, subject to my working schedule. I travel a lot.

Depending on the time of the year there are several things to do, not all of them are fly fishing thogh.

Two websites to check out: local fishing board

Try also a search on the web for Conway Bowman and Mako Shark on the Fly.

I do have a boat and we can go shark fishing, if you want, but no guarantees though. These beast are tricky.

Let me know when you are in San Diego.

Tight Lines

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Hi Matthias...

Hi Matthias

I have sent you a mail.

Thank you for the kind offer! Let me know if I can return the favor.



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