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March Means Rock Season is Open!

The 2020 Rock Season is off to fantastic start aboard Coletta Sportfishing as our anglers experience amazing offshore fishing trips and stellar catches that only the San Diego, California fishery can deliver! Our fleet is tailor-made to deliver an experience that anglers and small groups can re-live for years and years. We also specialize in corporate outings. The next time your company has a meeting or conference in San Diego, give us a call to set up some amazing team-building activities.

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 memorable blue water action.

Our March trips are nearly filled up but give us a call to find out which spots are available. We’ll do everything we can to accommodate you. Our April and May trips are booking up as well as families plan their Spring Break vacations. We’re also in the midst of the convention season in San Diego, which means that companies are booking all of our vessels to accommodate all of their employees.

Coletta Sportfishing stands ready to deliver the world-famous San Deigo angling experience! NOW is the time to reserve your date and get in on this great fishing action! I can’t wait to welcome you aboard the WANU or the SWELL CHASER! Let’s get to the report….

Fishing Report

Easy Limits Of Rock Cod!

Captain Hale running the Swell Chaser and first mate Mat on a ¾ day today. Quick limits of Rock Cod for our passengers and some for the crew. Then, switching gears and focusing on Halibut for the rest of day, which resulted in only one short halibut but still made for a great day on the water.

Thanks, Matthew, for everything and choosing Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure!

Quality Fishing for a Fun Family from Nebraska!

Captain Jon running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on the back deck this afternoon. Nice day on the water for a family from Nebraska. They had nice weather and good Rock fishing.

Thanks, Cindy, for everything and choosing Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure!

Fishing Hard Pays Off!

Captain Nick running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on the back deck this morning. Group of three fished hard and it payed off. They opted to release their catch so the crew kept some for dinner! 30 Rockfish safely released and descended with 13 Reds staying on board.

Thanks, Nels for everything and choosing Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure!

We want to remind all of our families that Coletta Sportfishing specializes in Kid-Friendly and Family-Friendly fishing adventures that will appeal to anglers of all ages!

The time is NOW to join us at Coletta Sportfishing for the San Diego angling experience of a lifetime!

Tight Lines, 
Captain Chris (858) 251-1026

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Nothing is More Romantic than San Diego Fishing!

As we get close to Valentine’s Day, we at Coletta Sportfishing get to pursue our true love: Sand Diego’s offshore species like Tunas, Red Vermillions, Halibut, Ling Cod and many other amazing fish! We pride ourselves on delivering the San Diego fishing experience of a lifetime.  Our fleet is tailor-made to deliver an experience that anglers and small groups can re-live for years and years. We also specialize in corporate outings. The next time your company has a meeting or conference in San Diego, give us a call to set up some amazing team-building activities.

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 memorable blue water action.

We still have some February slots available and March and April trips are filling up as families plan their Spring Break vacations. We’re also ramping up the convention season in San Diego, which means that companies are booking all of our vessels to accommodate all of their employees. Coletta Sportfishing ready to deliver a world-famous San Deigo angling experience! NOW is the time to reserve your date and get in on this great fishing action! I can’t wait to welcome you aboard the WANU or the SWELL CHASER! Let’s get to the report….

Fishing Report

Quality February Yellowtail

Captain Hale in the fly bridge and first mate Mat back at it again this morning on a ½ day. Beautiful day on the water fishing for our local grocery store group. This bachelor party is gonna have an awesome meal to end their San Diego adventure!

Thanks, Justin, for everything and choosing Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure!

The Elusive White Ghost Gets Caught!

Captain Jon running the WANU and first mate Trevor on the back deck this morning. Very nice morning for a group from Germany and San Diego.

Thanks, Randy, for everything and choosing Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure!

Book Your Tuna Trip Now!

The offshore tuna action is reaching a fever pitch as we make our way into March! Call us NOW to book your epic tuna trip with us!

Coletta Sportfishing Specialty: Kid-Friendly Charters

We want to remind all of our families that Coletta Sportfishing specializes in Kid-Friendly and Family-Friendly fishing adventures that will appeal to anglers of all ages!

The time is NOW to join us at Coletta Sportfishing for the San Diego angling experience of a lifetime!

Tight Lines, 
Captain Chris (858) 251-1026

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The New Year is Off to a Coletta Start!

2020 is off to a red-hot start aboard Coletta Sportfishing as our anglers experience amazing offshore fishing trips and stellar catches! We pride ourselves on delivering the San Diego fishing experience of a lifetime.  Our fleet is tailor-made to deliver an experience that anglers and small groups can re-live for years and years. We also specialize in corporate outings. The next time your company has a meeting or conference in San Diego, give us a call to set up some amazing team-building activities.

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 memorable blue water action.

January is nearly fully-booked but you can book a February or March trip to escape the chilly winter weather in other parts of the country. San Diego is absolutely beautiful this time of year and we’re ready to deliver a world-famous Coletta Sportfishing angling experience! NOW is the time to reserve your date and get in on this great fishing action! I can’t wait to welcome you aboard the WANU or the SWELL CHASER! Let’s get to the report….

Fishing Report

Great Start For The Wanu 2020!

Captain Nick in the wheel house and first mate Trevor on a 1/2 day this morning. Cold weather and choppy seas made for some slow fishing to start but the Yellowtail showed and we were able to hook a few and land one.

Thanks, Carolyn for everything and choosing Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure.

Fishing Shallow Water Produces!

Captain Brian running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on the back deck this afternoon. Shallow water produced a pick on various species today. They released a dozen Rockfish, 3 Whitefish, a Lingcod and a pair of Calico Bass. They also caught 5 Sandbass and kept 4 for dinner.

Thanks, Bobby for everything and choosing Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure.

Quality Fishing for a Group From Minnesota!

Captain Jon running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on a 1/2 day this afternoon. A nice afternoon on the water for a group from Minnesota. They started out chasing the yellows hooked one but it came off and finished the day with some Rockfish.

Thanks, Stephen for everything and choosing Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure.

The time is NOW to join us at Coletta Sportfishing for the San Diego angling experience of a lifetime!

Tight Lines, 
Captain Chris (858) 251-1026

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The Fall is Rocking…with Rockfish!

The famous San Diego Fall offshore fishing action continues to Rock & Roll! 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.  Our fleet is tailor-made to deliver an experience that anglers and small groups can re-live for years and years. We also specialize in corporate outings. The next time your company has a meeting or conference in San Diego, give us a call to set up some amazing team-building activities.

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.

As we approach Thanksgiving, our November is nearly full and the rest of the year’s slots are filling up quickly. NOW is the time to reserve your date and get in on this great San Diego action! I can’t wait to welcome you aboard the WANU or the SWELL CHASER!

If you know the dates you are looking to fish with us, please give me a call as we are booking up fast.  You can also BOOK ONLINE.

Bonita Interrupted the Party – Limits on Rock Fish!

Captain Nick running the Wanu and first mate Mat on a 3/4 day today. Great weather and good fishing. Group of four worked the Rockfish for a while until the Bonita interrupted the party. Chased them around and got a few on board. Finished up the Rockfish for limits and headed home.

Thanks, Chris for everything and choosing Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure.

Beautiful Weather & Quality Fall Rock Fishing!

Captain Jon running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on a 1/2 day today. Beautiful weather and good fishing for a group from San Diego and Texas. Captain Jon found some good spots of quality Rockfish for the group. They caught 21 Rockfish & 7 Bocaccio!

Thanks, Richard & Becky for everything and choosing Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure!

Another Quality Day Of Ground Fishing!

Captain Brian running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on a 1/2 day this morning. Good bottom fishing today produced a nice mixed bag of white flaky meat. They caught 55 Rockfish(10released), 4 Salmon Grouper, 3 Copper Rockfish, 2 Sheepshead, 2 Whitefish, 1 Lingcod released, 1 Aanddab released and a handful of Mackerel released.

Thanks, Adam for choosing Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure!

Please keep Coletta Sportfishing in mind as your holiday travel plans bring you to the San Diego area to take advantage of our amazing fishery!

Tight Lines, 
Captain Chris
(858) 251-1026

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No Tricks. All Treats. Yellowfin Tuna are On the Bite!

The famous San Diego Fall offshore fishing action is off the chain! 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.  Our fleet is tailor-made to deliver an experience that anglers and small groups can re-live for years and years. We also specialize in corporate outings. The next time your company has a meeting or conference in San Diego, give us a call to set up some amazing team-building activities.

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.

As we near Halloween, our October is nearly full and our November/December trips are filling up quickly. NOW is the time to reserve your date and get in on this great San Diego action! I can’t wait to welcome you aboard the WANU or the SWELL CHASER!

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

If you know the dates you are looking to fish with us, please give me a call as we are booking up fast.  You can also BOOK ONLINE.

Very Successful Day Of Tuna Fishing!

Captain Nick running the Swell Chaser and first mate Mat back at it again. Within 8 minutes of dropping the trollers back they were bit. Got half there and found a kelp paddy later in the day and the group of 6 worked like a well-oiled machine to double the count: 18 yellowfins 1 yellowtail.

Thanks, Ryan, for everything and choosing Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure. The pleasure was all ours.

Catch & Release Friday!

Captain Brian running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on a 1/2 day this morning. A catch and release trip in shallow water produced a mix of inshore species. They caught a couple handfuls of mixed Rockfish, a few Calico Bass, a pair of Sculpin, a pair of Lingcod and they lost a nice Halibut at the boat.

Thanks, Mark, for everything and choosing Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure.

Short Trip – 3 Drifts – 8 Fish!

Captain Nick running the Swell Chaser and first mate Mat on a ½ day this morning. They pulled three drifts for 8 fish before the weather got the best of some passengers.

Thanks, Kirk, for everything and choosing Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure.

Please keep Coletta Sportfishing in mind as your holiday travel plans bring you to the San Diego area to take advantage of our amazing fishery!

Tight Lines, 
Captain Chris
(858) 251-1026

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Yellowfin Tuna and Bottom Species Galore!

The famous San Diego Fall offshore fishing action is well underway! 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, we love to see families have great fishing experiences that they can share for a lifetime. When is the last time that you fished together as a family? We also specialize in corporate outings, as you can see from the pictures below. The next time your company has a meeting or conference in San Diego, give us a call to set up some amazing team-building activities.

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 October and November trips are filling up quickly NOW is the time to reserve your date and get in on this great San Diego action! I can’t wait to welcome you aboard the WANU or the SWELL CHASER!

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

If you know the dates you are looking to fish with us, please give me a call as we are booking up fast.  You can also BOOK ONLINE.

Yellowfin Tuna Limits by 9:00 AM!

Captain Nick running the Swell Chaser and first mate Mat on an offshore trip today. The Yellowfin tuna are very close to home. Needless to say “Great time had by all”.

Thanks Shawn for everything and choosing Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure. See you again soon!

Decent Fishing & Beautiful Weather!

Captain Jon running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on a 1/2 day this afternoon. Beautiful afternoon on the water for a group from Temecula and Montana. The fishing started out tough until the end and they put a nice bag of fish together. They got see some cool sea life a sea turtle and a baby Mako shark eating a Rockfish

Thanks Ben for everything and choosing Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure.

Limits of Ground fish for Vegas Couple!

Captain Jon running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on a 1/2 day this morning. Beautiful morning on the water for a couple from Las Vegas. The fishing was a little tough but still managed a limits of Rockfish for them.

Thanks Mark for everything and choosing Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure.

Please keep Coletta Sportfishing in mind as you look to jump into this Fall angling action in San Diego!

Tight Lines, 
Captain Chris
(858) 251-1026

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Back to Schools! The Fall Bite has Begun!

The legendary San Diego summertime offshore action is giving way to our intense Fall angling excitement!  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, we love to see families have great fishing experiences that they can share for a lifetime. When is the last time that you fished together as a family? Why don’t you give us a call and we can make it happen in beautiful San Diego!

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 September trips are filling up quickly and we’re getting calls for October and November. NOW is the time to reserve your date and get in on this great San Diego action! I can’t wait to welcome you aboard the WANU or the SWELL CHASER!

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

Yellowfin & Bluefin Tuna Kinda Day!

Captain Jon running the Wanu and first mate Trevor went offshore today. Beautiful weather for this group came in from Arizona, Colorado and San Pedro. The fish came up late in day but they managed to get some nice fish on the troll.

Thanks Don for choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure.

Morning Session – Easy Limits For A Fish Fry!

Captain Brian running the Wanu and first mate Trevor back at it again this morning. Today our passengers took home limits of Rockfish for a fish fry. The fish seemed to bite well on almost every spot we Tried. They trolled for the remainder of the trip but got no bites trolling.

Thanks Paul for choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure.

Family Trip Takes Both The Wanu & Swell Chaser!

The ground fishing was as good as it gets with both boats doing extremely well. The weather was beautiful and fish were on the chew which made for a great time and memories to last a life time.

Thanks Julia again for choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure

Please keep Coletta Sportfishing in mind as you look to jump into this Fall angling action in San Diego!

Tight Lines,
Captain Chris

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The Summertime Bite is Still Hot as Can Be!

The legendary San Diego summertime offshore action continues to be hotter than the summer heat! 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, we love to see families have great fishing experiences that they can share for a lifetime. When is the last time that you fished together as a family? Why don’t you give us a call and we can make it happen in beautiful San Diego!

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 August trips are filling up quickly and September is just around the corner. NOW is the time to reserve your date and get in one last fishing trip before school starts back up. I can’t wait to welcome you aboard the WANU or the SWELL CHASER!

Families That Fish Together Stay Together!

Captain Brian running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on a ½ day this morning. Good mixed bag rock fishing for the kids today. They caught 37 rockfish (12 released), 10 salmon grouper and 8 whitefish.

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

Quality Fishing + Beautiful Weather = Great Family Fun!!

Captain Brian running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on a ½ day this afternoon. They had a steady pick of miscellaneous rockfish for a family of 6. They caught 28 rockfish (15released), 8 salmon grouper, 8 whitefish, 1 copper rockfish, and 1 lingcod.

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

Multiple Spots Produce Decent Counts!

Captain Brian running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on the back deck on a 1/2 day this morning. They scratched out some ground fish today while they bounced from spot to spot. They caught 19 rockfish (4 release), 3 salmon grouper, 1 sheepshead, 1 copper rockfish, 1 whitefish and some sand dabs.

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



Please keep Coletta Sportfishing in mind as you look to finish your Summer vacation with amazing West Coast fishing action!

Tight Lines,
Captain Chris



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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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