Author: Captain Chris


The Fireworks are Below the Water in July

As you plan your July 4th celebrations, keep in mind that the fireworks in legendary San Diego are BELOW the water because the bite is exploding! Our anglers continue to experience fantastic trips and stellar catches! Here at Coletta Sportfishing, we pride ourselves on delivering the San Diego fishing experience of a lifetime, especially to families that include children and junior anglers.  Our fleet is tailor-made to deliver an experience that your family can enjoy for years and years. As you can see below, the family that fishes together, stays together. We we also love to host groups of old friends getting together to share fishing stories – and to make some new stories! 

Captain Jon has been fishing aboard our World Famous boat, the “WANU” and Captain Hale has been operating the “SWELL CHASER” to put our clients and anglers on non-stop action.

Our July and August trips are filling up quickly. NOW is the time to reserve your date as part of your mid-summer family travel plans. I can’t wait to see you come aboard the WANU or the SWELL CHASER!

Captain Hale Puts The Hurt To Some Quality Ground Fish!

Captain Hale running the Wanu and first mate Trevor back on a ½ day this afternoon. Great summer day on the water with our family group from Arizona. They put a nice wack on the ground fish to be able to take home a bag of taco materials.They caught 1 sculpin (released), 3 lingcod, 1 whitefish, 7 Boccaccio, 14 vermillion and 7 assorted rockfish.

Thanks Prescott for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Really Cool Group From Florida!

Captain Jon running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on a ½ day this afternoon. Fishing was on the slow side for this group but the anglers made the difference and had a great time and caught some nice fish in the process.

Thanks Steve for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

2 Pass – Limit’s For Anglers!

Captain Jon running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on a ½ day this afternoon. Some rougher conditions this afternoon for a couple from Arizona but didn’t stop the fish from biting limits for the 2 and some for the crew.

Thanks again Cathy for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure

Please enjoy a safe and happy Independence Day on July 4th! We live in the greatest, most generous country in the world and we should all be thankful for all that our founding fathers did for us back in 1776!

Tight Lines,
Captain Chris

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The June Summer Bite is on!

Before we get to the latest reports, we at Coletta Sportfishing want to take a moment to pause to honor the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France that commenced on June 6, 1944. So many young men sacrificed everything to defeat tyranny and to defend freedom. We owe so very much to those who came ashore to fight on those beaches; who parachuted behind the German lines, to fight alone and in the dark; who flew countless missions to maintain control of the skies over France; and so many more.

June is here and the legendary San Diego Summer bite has arrived now that Memorial Day is behind us. As you will see our anglers continue to experience fantastic trips and bountiful catches! Here at Coletta Sportfishing, we pride ourselves on delivering the San Diego fishing experience of a lifetime, especially to families that include children and junior anglers.  Our fleet is tailor-made to deliver an experience that your family can enjoy for years and years. As you can see below, the family that fishes together, stays together. We welcome anglers of all experience and all ages to come enjoy this amazing fishery! 

Captain Jon has been fishing aboard our World Famous boat, the “WANU” and Captain Hale has been operating the “SWELL CHASER” to put our clients and anglers on non-stop action.

Our June and July trips are filling up quickly. NOW is the time to reserve your date as part of your summer family travel plans. I can’t wait to see you come aboard the WANU or the SWELL CHASER!

Gamefish Selected & 2 Nice Yellowtail Acquired!

Captain Brian running the Swell Chaser and first mate Hale on the back deck on ½ day this afternoon. The boys are back at it again after some interesting weather the last week. Today they spent their time in search of gamefish and were rewarded with 2 nice Yellowtail.

Thanks Duayne for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Gotta Love Those Spring Yellowtail!

Captain Jon running the Wanu and first mate Hale on the back deck on a 1/2 day this morning. Nice group from Philadelphia and LA had a decent pick at the rockfish then the yellows popped up and went 2 for 2 for another great month of fishing. They caught 13 rockfish, 4 boccaio and 2 yellowtail.

Thanks Tim for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Limits for Passengers & Crew!

Captain Brian running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on the back deck on a 1/2 day this morning. They spent some time looking for surface action this morning, but none was found. They switched to targeting rockfish and ended the day with limits for 4 plus a couple for the crew. They caught, 28 salmon grouper, 16 Rockfish (7 released), 4 Copper Rockfish, 1 Blue Rockfish and a handful of Mackerel.

Thanks again Michael for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Tight Lines,
Captain Chris

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Hooray for May! The Bite is Here to Stay!

The San Diego Springtime bite has marched right into May and our anglers continue to experience fantastic trips and bountiful catches! Here at Coletta Sportfishing, we pride ourselves on delivering the San Diego fishing experience of a lifetime, especially to families that include children and junior anglers.  Our fleet is tailor-made to deliver an experience that your family can enjoy for years and years. As you can see below, the family that fishes together, stays together. We welcome anglers of all experience and all ages to come enjoy this amazing fishery! 

Captain Jon has been fishing aboard our World Famous boat, the “WANU” and Captain Hale has been operating the “SWELL CHASER” to put our clients and anglers on non-stop action.

Our May trips are filling up quickly and June has been getting quite a bit of attention. NOW is the time to reserve your date and trip to experience our amazing Sand Diego fishery and wildlife. I can’t wait to see you come aboard the WANU or the SWELL CHASER!

All You Want Reds & Saloman Grouper!

Captain Brian running the Wanu and first mate Hale on the back deck on a 1/2 day this morning. Rock fishing was on fire. They caught 46 rockfish (4 released), 19 salmon grouper and 5 sand dabs.

Thanks Richard for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Kids Crush It Today!

Captain Brian running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on the back deck on a 1/2 day this morning. They crushed it with the kids today. Quality rockfish today. Chunky reds, chunky salmon grouper and a chunky lingcod. They caught 23 rockfish, 13 salmon grouper and 1 lingcod.

Thanks Alan for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Quality Rock Fishing Continues!

Captain Brian running the Swell Chaser and first mate Hale on the back deck on a 1/2 day this morning. Decent fishing today. Our group took home a few handfuls of rockfish and a nice lingcod. Great job everyone!

Thanks Tom for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Thanks Rick for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Tight Lines,
Captain Chris

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No Fooling! San Diego Fishing Action is Great!

As we make our way into April, the fishing off of San Diego continues to be intense and rewarding for all of our anglers, especially our Family trips. Here at Coletta Sportfishing, we pride ourselves on delivering the San Diego fishing experience of a lifetime.  As you can see below, the family that fishes together, stays together.  It bears repeating that we have a well-earned reputation as a kid-friendly operation and welcome anglers of all experience and all ages to come enjoy this amazing fishery! 

Captain Jon has been fishing aboard our World Famous boats, the “WANU” and Captain Hale has been operating the “SWELL CHASER” to put our clients and anglers on non-stop action.

Our April and May trips are filling up quickly. NOW is the time to reserve your date and trip to experience our amazing Sand Diego fishery and wildlife. I can’t wait to see you come aboard the WANU or the SWELL CHASER!

Spring San Diego White Seabass & More!

Captain Hale running the Swell Chaser and first mate Trevor on the back deck on ½ day morning charter. Fishing was on the slower side out deep so they moved in and decide to target game and we’re rewarded with a beautiful white seabass. 
They caught 3 Rockfish, 3 Boccaccio, 1 halibut (released) and 1 white Seabass.

Thanks Dirksen for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Outstanding Rock Codding Continues!

Captain Brain running the Wanu and first mate Tervor on a ½ day trip this morning. Excellent cod fishing this morning with quality and quantity. They caught 26 Salmon Grouper, 20 Rockfish (5 released) 2 Lingcod, 2 Copper Rockfish , 1 Blue Rockfish and 2 Sand Dabs released.

Thanks Marty for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Great Father & Son Duo!

Captain Hale running the Swell Chaser and first mate Trevor on the back deck on ½ day morning charter. They started out deep for rockfish that was on the slower side but then moved onto chasing gamefish, unfortunately they did not want to cooperate. Today’s fishing was slower than anticipated but our group left with a nice bag of filets for tacos. They caught 10 rockfish 4 Boccaccio.

Thanks Rick for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Tight Lines,
Captain Chris

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The Spring Bite is Underway Here in San Diego!

Spring Break is here and family fishing fun has kicked into another gear here in San Diego.  As you can see below, we are privileged and humbled to fish with some of the best families in the world fishing with us.  As all of our clients will tell you, we are kid-friendly and welcome anglers of all experience and all ages to come enjoy this amazing fishery! 

Captain Jon has been fishing aboard our World Famous boat, the “WANU” to put our clients and anglers on non-stop action.

Our Spring fishing season if booking up quickly. So if you want to experience the world-renowned San Diego fishery, NOW is the time to reserve your date and trip. I look forward to seeing everyone out there with us aboard the WANU!

Check out my daily reports below and even more reports live on Facebook and Instagram.

Family Trip – 3 Generations Of Fisher Folks!

Captain Brian running the Swell Chaser and first mate Hale on the back deck for this morning’s trip. Slow fishing produced a pair of small halibut, 3 rockfish and a lingcod. All safely released.

Thanks Stephen for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Real Nice Rock Cod Today!

Captain Jon running the Wanu and first mate Hale on the back deck. Nice day on the water for a family from Kentucky. The fishing wasn’t wide open but managed a nice bag of fish. They caught 13 rockfish and 4 boccacio.

Thanks Mike for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Creating Lasting Family Memories One Charter At A Time!

Captain Hale running the Swell Chaser and first mate Brandon on the back deck on their way back in. Beautiful afternoon half day for our family group of four from Nebraska. Steady action on the ground fish with a nice pin back shark to end the trip. They caught 2 ling cod, 1 sheephead,18 rockfish (5 released), 1 copper, 2 whitefish, 1 sand dab (released) and 1 pin back shark (released).

Thanks Ann for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Tight Lines,
Captain Chris

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San Diego Fishing Forecast

The family fishing fun is about to go into full swing here in San Diego.  Each year we get some of the best families in the world fishing with us.  And because we are kid-friendly, you don’t need any experience and all ages are welcome aboard. 

Recently we took our World Famous boat, the “WANU” to the boat yard for her annual spa treatment.  We went through her inside and out to ensure your short time with us exceeds your expectations and you get the best opportunity at catching fish!   And she is just about done and ready to head back to the water to create memories.

We are already booking up our Spring fishing season, so if you are thinking of going fishing now is the time to get into the calendar before we book up.  I look forward to seeing everyone!

Check out my daily reports below and even more reports live on Facebook and Instagram.

Another Jumbo Halibut For Afternoon Trip!

Captain Brian running the Swell Chaser and first mate Hale on the back deck on a 1/2 day this afternoon. A slowdown in the afternoon fishing still produced a variety of bottom critters and a jumbo halibut. They safely released 7 salmon grouper, 5 rockfish, 2 lingcod, 1 sheephead, 1 whitefish a bunch of mackerel and 1 halibut. They kept 1 jumbo halibut for dinner.

Thanks Federic for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Quality Fishing With A Nice Halibut Surprise!

Captain Brian running the Swell Chaser and first mate Hale on the back deck on a 1/2 day trip today. They had a steady pick on bottom fish today with a nice bonus halibut. They kept 1 halibut and safely released 3 lingcod, 6 salmon grouper, 6 rockfish, 2 copper rockfish, 2 sheephead and 2 whitefish.

Thanks Martin for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Tight Lines,

Captain Chris

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2019 Kicked Off With A Kids Fishing Extravaganza

We kicked off 2019 in Coletta Sportfishing style and it’s all about the kids!  We had some amazing junior anglers of all ages and experience levels on board.  While safety is always 100% our priority, we have a lot of fun too!  And while pictures are worth 1000 words, video is worth a million!  Check out the our recent juniors getting in on the action in our latest video.   Education is also a big part of our trip for them and we aways sending them home with smiles.

Catch & Release Monday – Cool Family From Italy!

Captain Brian running the Swell Chaser and first mate Hale on a ½ day charter this afternoon. Today a catch and release trip produced a variety of species for our young anglers. They released a couple of lingcod, a nice sheephead, some sand bass and rockfish, and a handful of mackerel.

Thanks Juan for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Family Fun – Kids Slay In The Bay!

Captain Jon running the Wanu and first mate Hale on the back deck on a 1/2 day trip this afternoon. Very nice family from San Diego out today had some rain and rough seas so moved back into in the bay and caught 3 short halibut all released.

Thanks Karla for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure. It was a pleasure working with you in setting this trip up!

Good Time Had By All For A Bachelor Party!

Captain Jon running the Wanu and first mate Hale on the back deck on a ½ this morning. It was Tough fishing today for a group of friends here for a bachelor party but they all had a great time on the water. They caught 5 rockfish (all fish safely released). 

Thanks Joseph for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Tight Lines

Captain Chris

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Closing The 2018 Season With Screaming Drags!

We’ve been unwrapping offshore “presents” every day here at Coletta Sportfishing as Santa’s arrival is not too far off!

Before we get into our December Fishing Report, I and the entire Coletta Sportfishing Family would like to wish you and your Family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We hope that you can enjoy all of life’s blessings in this wonderful time of giving and gathering together.

We would also like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to every single one of our incredible clients who fished with us aboard the Coletta Sportfishing Fleet in 2018! You are the “reason for the season” all year long and we very much look forward to fishing with you in 2019.

Creating Great Memories – One Charter At A Time!

Captain Brian running the Wanu and first mate Hale on the back deck on a ½ day trip this afternoon. A catch and release trip produced a mixed bag of fish today. They caught a couple of handfuls of bottom fish and then spent the remainder of the trip drifting for halibut and looking at dolphins. They lost a small mako shark and another mystery fish while on the drift.

Thanks Dave for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Steady Pic Of Ground Fish For Our Group From Calgary!

Captain Hale running the Swell Chaser and first mate Nate on a ¾ day charter today. It was a steady pick of the bottom kind for our northern friends. Our group from Canada spent a beautiful sunny day on the water and got to take home a nice bag of fish. They caught 35 rockfish (10 released), 3 Sand bass (2 released), 3 calicos (all released), 12 whitefish (2 released), 1 sheepshead, 4 bonito, 2 Boccaccio, and 6 blue rockfish.

Thanks Vance for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Steady Pic Of Ground Fish For Our Group From Calgary!

Captain Hale running the Swell Chaser and first mate Nate on a ¾ day charter today. It was a steady pick of the bottom kind for our northern friends. Our group from Canada spent a beautiful sunny day on the water and got to take home a nice bag of fish. They caught 35 rockfish (10 released), 3 Sand bass (2 released), 3 calicos (all released), 12 whitefish (2 released), 1 sheepshead, 4 bonito, 2 Boccaccio, and 6 blue rockfish.

Thanks Vance for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Tight Lines,

Captain Chris

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Happy Thanksgiving From Coletta Sportfishing

This time of year has us remembering the families and friends we had the pleasure to fish with throughout the year and for that we are extremely grateful. We work hard daily to ensure your short time with us exceeds expectations and we would like to express our gratitude that you chose Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure.

Here’s to a beautiful Thanksgiving 2018 and we look forward to fishing with you soon!

Here are some recent fishing reports from our daily trips:

Persistence Pays Off!

Captain Brian running the Wanu and first mate Hale on the back deck on a ¾ day trip today. What started as a slow pick gradually turned into a free for all. They caught 26 rockfish (10 released), 19 whitefish, 10 salmon grouper, 5 sheephead, 2 blue rockfish, 2 sand bass (1 released) and 1 bonito. Great job everyone on catching all those fish.

Thanks Lyn for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure

Fish On The Chew + Beautiful Weather = Great Family Fun!

Captain Jon running the Wanu and first mate Kane on the back deck on a 1/2 day trip this afternoon. It was a fun trip with a family from San Marcos, CA. It started out slow but the current picked up and the fish went on the chew.. They caught 3 sheephead, 2 whitefish, 4 sand dabs, 18 rockfish (4 released) and 1copper rock fish.

Thanks Michael for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure. It was real nice meeting you and your family on the dock today.

Decent Mixed Bag Fishing Makes for A Great Day!

Captain Brian running the Wanu and first mate Kane on the back deck on a ½ Day Coastal this morning. It was a decent pick on a variety of fish today. They caught 1 yellowtail, 24 rockfish (8 released), 2 salmon grouper, 1 sheephead, and 1 bonito.

Thanks Michael for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Fish On The Chew + Beautiful Weather = Fall Fishing In San Diego!

Captain Brian running the Wanu and first mate Hale on the back deck on a 1/2 day trip this morning. They had a decent pick on the bottom critters today and the guys went home with a big bag of fillets. They caught 14 rockfish, 5 bocaccio, 2 bonito, 1 sheephead, 1 blue rockfish and 1 copper rockfish.

Thanks Allan for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Tight lines,
Captain Chris

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Fall Fishing in San Diego is Beautiful

What an amazing start to the fall season here in San Diego.  We are finding the fish consistently on both the half and full day fishing trips.  The weather has been absolutely beautiful with calm seas, sunny skies and cool temperatures.

The highlight has been the kid-fishing trips.  Our juniors anglers have been doing excellent in not only catching fish, but also learning from our captains and mates.  Education is just as important as safety during our fishing trips and we hope all our junior anglers leave our boats having learned a ton!

The Tuna bite has been solid.  Some days we have been running further than others, but using our skills and technology we have been finding the the fish.  Back at the docks it has been hours of cleaning fish and sending our customers home with coolers of fresh filets.

We still have dates available in November as well as throughout the Fall and into Winter.  We look forward to creating a sportfishing adventure with you.

Fall Fishing In San Diego – “Gotta Love It”!

Captain Brian at the helm and first mate Hale on an Offshore Trip today. Today was all about skipjack tuna. After catching a bunch in the morning, they went searching for other species. After catching one yellowtail it went back to full speed skipjack and they caught them till the bait was almost gone. They caught 64 skipjack and 1 yellowtail with about half of the skipjack released. Many more were lost.

Thanks Andrew for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Nothing Like Fishing In The Fall In San Diego!

Captain Brian at the helm and first mate Hale on a ½ Day Coastal this morning. It was decent fishing this morning for this great group of folks. They caught 11 bonito, 5 bocaccio and 3 rockfish.

Thanks Lori for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Full Speed Skipjack Tuna Action!

Captain Brian at the helm and first mate Hale on a ½ Day Coastal this morning. It was a full speed skipjack tuna on the morning half day today. They went wide open on a school of fish until we ran out of bait. They ended the morning keeping 25 skipjack tuna and 1 yellowtail.

Thanks Dedricke for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Some Quality Fall Yellow Fin Tuna Fishing & More!

Captain Brain running the (Swell Chaser) and first mate Mat on the back deck on a full day offshore trip today. They left behind all you want skipjack tuna in search of other species. Despite a few casualties, it paid off and in the end our anglers were rewarded with 5 nice yellowfin tuna, 13 yellowtail and a whole bunch of skipjack which were mostly released.

Thanks Bryan for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Let The Good Times Roll – Yellowfin Tuna In ½ day Range!

Captain Brian at the helm and first mate Mat on a ½ Day Coastal this morning. They had an excellent morning half day today and were able to catch some tuna close to home. They caught 2 yellowfin tuna and 11 skipjack tuna.

Thanks Jeff for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

Wide Open Yellowfin Tuna Bite – Father & Son Team!

Captain Jon at the helm and first mate Nick on the back deck of the Wanu on a full day offshore trip today. It was great fishing for a father and son team today. They ran long but when they found the fish it was wide open for 2 hours. They caught 11 yellowfin tuna, 7 skipjack (kept) & a lot released.

Thanks Ken for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.

For more reel-time reports, please check out our Facebook Page.

Tight Lines

Captain Chris

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