On The Fly Fishing Charters

On the Fly Fishing Charters provides San Diego private sport fishing charters all year long. From world class summer Mako shark fly fishing, to chasing the speedy tunas of the Pacific, we have the charter for you. We offer top of the line fly fishing tackle as well as conventional tackle for all of our bay, inshore and offshore trips.

Professional - All of our captains are licensed by the US Coast Guard and state of California as well as fully insured.

Dedicated - Our captains and crew work hard on every charter to provide a positive, memorable experience.

Local knowledge - Our captains have over 75 years combined experience fishing San Diego waters.

Our seasoned crews are dedicated to providing a safe, quality fishing experience for anglers off all skill levels. Feel free to give us a call at: (928)-380-4504 if you have any questions on what we are currently catching and the trips we are offering this time of year!

About this trip

In spring and summer, San Diego Coastal / Inshore fishing provides fly-fishing and light tackle action for calico bass, barracuda, bonito, sand bass, yellowtail, halibut, and white seabass.

During these trips, we fish around the kelp forests of the San Diego coast. Trolling, drifting, looking for birds working, bait fish breaking the surface, and fishing the structure between the beach and the kelp to provide you the best opportunity to hook up with our coastal species.

Inshore Fishing, On the Fly Fishing Charters, California Shark Fishing, San Diego, CA

Inshore Fishing, On the Fly Fishing Charters, California Shark Fishing, San Diego, CA

Prime season on this ranges from April-November. It is dependent upon the water temperatures, which change from year to year.

In the late fall, winter, and early spring months, the majority of the inshore / coastal fishing is bottom fishing with conventional gear in depths from 80 to 300 ft.

We target lingcod, sheephead, halibut, and a variety of rockfish from November through April. Most of these fish are caught at depths too difficult to fly-fish. If you are looking for a fly-fishing trip this time of year, see our bay trips.

All trips include: Boat, Licensed Captain, all fly tackle, flies, and cooler with ice and bottled water.

Not included: Lunch, other beverages, California State Fishing License (can be purchased the day of the trip). Fresh deli sandwiches / sack lunches can be purchased at the landing on the day of the trip. Click HERE to view the Dana Landing Deli menu.

Trip Costs

Fly- and light-tackle only

Does not include live bait

Fishing aboard our 23′ Mako center console “Rapscallion”

Full day (8 hours): $ 800.00 (for one – three anglers)

Half day (5 hours): $ 575.00 (for one – three anglers)

All trips require a 50% deposit.

Call NOW to book your trip with Capt. Dave: (928) 380-4504

Other Trips We Provide
100% paid in-person when the trip begins
Target species:
California Sheephead
Type of guiding available:
What's included?:
Fly Fishing Equipment
Rods, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
Fishing License
What type of fishing?:
Which fishing techniques do you use?:
Light Tackle