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Summer is marked by the long-awaited sportfishing season in San Diego

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San Diego's coastal waters allow many kinds of inshore and offshore fishing—whether you are an expert or a beginner. In San Diego, you can fish from the shoreline, a pier, from a kayak or any kind of boat. Usually, it takes about 20 minutes to get from San Diego Bay to some of the most productive fishing grounds in the world.

San Diego has a well-deserved reputation of the epicentre of Southern California sportfishing, as this area is blessed by warm ocean currents attracting migratory tuna and other tropical species.

You can go fishing year-round in San Diego and come back with a catch. However, the peak season for sportfishing is summer. April and October offer the largest number of seasonal species available. That's when anglers line up all the way from Baja to the Channel Islands, fishing for bluefin and yellowfin tuna as well as huge dorado species.

San Diego hosts Southern California’s biggest sportfishing fleet, boats of all sizes are in business during the whole summer for fishing trips lasting from a couple of hours to a couple of weeks.

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