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The Best Fishing Charters in San Diego

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do you need a permit or a license to fish in San Diego California?

    Yes, you need a fishing license to fish in San Diego, California, regardless of whether you are a resident or a non-resident. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife issues fishing licenses and regulates fishing activity in the state. The fishing license fees vary based on factors such as residency status, age, and the duration of the license. The license can be obtained online, by phone, or in person at various locations, including sporting goods stores, bait and tackle shops, and department of fish and wildlife offices. Some specific regulations may also apply to certain species of fish, fishing locations, and fishing methods, so it's important to check the current regulations before going fishing.

    How much does a fishing charter in San Diego cost?

    The cost of a fishing charter in San Diego can vary depending on the length of the trip, the type of fishing experience, and the size of the boat. Prices can range from around $125 an hour to over $500 and hour for a private charter.

    What happens if the weather is bad on the day of my fishing charter?

    The captain will make the decision whether to cancel the trip or not based on safety and weather conditions. If the trip is cancelled due to weather, you will be able to reschedule or receive a refund.

    Can I bring my own fishing gear on a fishing charter?

    It's always best to check with the captain beforehand, but most fishing charters provide all the necessary fishing gear and equipment. If you have a specific piece of gear that you prefer to use, it's best to check with the captain first to ensure that it's allowed.

    What kind of fish can I catch on a fishing charter in San Diego?

    San Diego is home to a variety of fish species including yellowtail, tuna, dorado, bonito, calico bass, halibut, and rockfish.