Fishing Season: Year round

San Diego Offshore - CA

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Alex Cady's Tip of the Week

Mako shark fishing has been up and down for the last week. Hopefully thing will get better as the Bluefin move away from the shore. The Tuna bite has been tough on the fly cause its been hard to sneak up sometimes for a good shot. But if you get close and make a shot you can come tight to a good fish.

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Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Bowman Bluewater Guides and Outfitters

5-Day Outlook as of 7/19/21

Winds will kick up for a few days then it will die down for the weekend

Techniques & Tips as of 7/19/21

Big rods and reels are key. Tuna you want 10, 12 and 14 weight with heavy sink lines to get the fly down. for Sharks 12, 14 and 16 weights with a floating line.

Current Conditions as of 7/19/21

Winds will kick up for a few days then it will die down for the weekend

Local Species Available Year round

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    Mako shark

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    Blue Shark

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Alex Cady's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Bucktail Deceiver Blue/White 2/0
Surf Candy White 2/0
Cowen's Magnum Baitfish N/A
Half And Half N/A
Trimble's Shark Fly Red 9/0

Bucktail Deceiver

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Alex Cady's Recommended Gear

Description: About San Diego Offshore

San Diego has one of the worlds best saltwater fly fisheries. With San Diego and Misson bay only a short drive from downtown and the offshore canyons withing 1/4 of a mile from the beach, San Diego is truley one of the worlds best saltwater fly fisheries. Epic spring migrations of Pacific Bonito, Yellowtail and Barracuda are the perfict match for the novice to the expert fly rodder. Also, the beach fly fishing can produce some great action on corbina, surf perch and Croaker. The Mako Shark The star of the fishery is the Shortfin Mako Shark. These great gamefish can be targeted only a few miles offshore and range in size from 40 to 300 pounds. They can be targeted with the fly rod year round. Sight casting large poppers and streamers to these great gamefish is one of saltwater flyfishings greatest thrills. Also, the blueshark fly fishery is world class. Bay/Nearshore The bay and neashore fly fishing can produce great action on Bonito, Bay Bass, Corvina and Croacker.

Nearest Airport:

San Diego Int. airport

Bait Recommendations:

Sardines, Anchovies, Mackerel, Squid