Fishing San Diego Bay, CA
Captain Bob Day specialty is fly fishing and light tackle fishing the bay for Spotted Bay Bass, Yellowfin Croaker, the elusive Pacific Bonefish and many other species in the marvelous fishery of San Diego Bay. He is the owner, guide and captain of En La Mosca Adventures. Captain Bob is Coast Guard-licensed captain, a California Department of Fish and Game-licensed guide and an International Game Fish Association Captain/Guide.
Trips may also be arranged to the inshore kelp beds depending on weather and water conditions.
One of Captain Bob’s specialties is in teaching boys and girls how to enjoy San Diego Bay and its fishing fun.
The species available in the greater San Diego Bay include Spotted Bay Bass, Yellow Fin Croaker, Pacific Bonefish, Halibut, Corvina, Bonita, Barracuda, Calico Bass & Sand Bass. Below is a calendar schedule of best months.
Additional, the in-shore / near-shore fishing options include fish species such as dorado and white sea bass, and short boat runs give opportunities for one of the world’s greatest “fly rod catchable” gamefish; the most impressive Makos and their cousins, the blue sharks.
Capt. Bob concentrates on the more remote areas of San Diego Bay, specifically fishing south of the Coronado Bridge. A typical day will start with launching the boat from the Chula Vista Marina off I-5 at the J Street/Marina Way exit which has you arriving at the prime fishing area only 5-10 minutes from the Marina. Arrangements for a specific meeting time and place will be coordinated prior your scheduled fishing day.
The preferred outfit is a 6-weight rod and a saltwater capable reel loaded with a 250-grain sinking shooting head and finished with a 6-pound test fluorocarbon leader. In the bay, the water depths vary from 3 to 15 feet on the flats to 25 feet in the channels, depending on the tide.
In water less than five feet deep, a floating line with a 6-8 foot leader can work well. Water less than 10 feet without much grass on the bottom can be fished very successfully with an intermediate line and 6-8 foot leader as well. The shooting head is always the number one option.
As in all saltwater fishing, fish are spurred into feeding in the bay by the tides and water movement. The best fishing tends to coincide with a 3.5 to 4' tidal exchange. The incoming is generally considered slightly better than an outgoing tide. However, many fish have and can be caught on smaller tides so Capt. Bob is ready to work with your schedule.
There are dozens of lodging options available in the immediate area.
Below are approximate departure times and costs for En La Mosca Adventures trips.
Capt. Bob is very dedicated to the introduction to and the development of fishing with kids. He is a very aware that this generation of children may not have the same opportunities that many anglers were afforded in past generations. And in an effort to do his part in to ensure the continuation, and ultimately the protection of the fisheries, there is a 50% discount if you bring a child under 16.
Prices and Times
Half Day Morning Outing- 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM
1 Adult - $250.00
2 Adults- $300.00
1 Adult with Child under 16 $150.00
Summer Evening Outing- 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
1 Adult - $150.00
2 Adults- $200.00
1 Adult with Child under 16 $100.00