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Celebrate Our Freedom…with Great San Diego Fishing

We at Coletta Sportfishing would like to take a moment to remind you that we are thankful to be living in the GREATEST nation the world has ever seen: The United States of America! Join us in celebrating our Independence Day on July 4th!

We also want to thank all our clients whom fished with us this past month. We created some amazing memories with our repeat clients as well as fresh new faces. Some days have been incredible with plenty of fish to take home for the weekend cookout.

Here at Coletta Sportfishing, our fireworks go off UNDER the water because our fishing action is colorful and blowing up! 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 business teams, bachrelor parites or just a group of old friends getting together to sample our world-famous San Diego fishery.

Check out some of our daily reports and photos from the month:

6/30/22

Quality Fishing & Great Times!

Quality fish was the name of this morning’s game for this great family from Northern California. Great work everyone.

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

6/21/22

Let The Good Times Roll!

Captain Geno running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on the back deck for a 1/2 day this morning. Nothing like spending quality time with family and catching some fish. Great work everyone.

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

6/18/22

Stellar Fishing Continues – Limits & More!

Fantastic fishing today for our birthday celebrating group. Limits of rockfish followed by some fantastic calico bass fishing.

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

6/14/22

Fantastic Quality Of Fish Today For Our Group!

Started with some excellent Vermilion red fishing and then switched over to Calico Bass fishing. Great response from the bass with most being released to live another day.

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

6/14/22

Beautiful Weather & Decent Fishing!

The fish came out to play for this family from OC. It turned into a beautiful day with steady fishing at the end.

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

6/7/22

Ground Fish On the Chew!

This group from AZ fished hard and were rewarded with some nice rock cod. Great work fellas!

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

6/5/22

Quality Family Time Fishing!

Nice day on the water for a family from Temecula. The kids put together a nice bag of fish for dinner tonight!

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

For more daily reports please visit our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/colettasportfishing

Come join us for the best Summer fishing that San Diego can offer!

Let us all celebrate TOGETHER that we live in the greatest country in the world and that we are all FREE!

Tight Lines and God Bless America!

Captain Chris


The San Diego Summer Bite is Scorching Already

Before we dive into this report, we would like to take a moment to Honor and Remember all those that sacrificed their lives for our freedom, not just on Memorial Day, but everyday.

We also want to thank all our clients whom fished with us this past month. We created some amazing memories with our repeat clients as well as fresh new faces. Some days have been incredible with plenty of fish to take home for the weekend cookout.

Our San Diego summer fishing season is ramping up on the heels of an amazing spring bite. Each day is a new adventure with some incredible Red Vermillions caught daily as we march into June. 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, as you’ll see aplenty in our reports below!

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 business teams, bachrelor parites or just a group of old friends getting together to sample our world-famous San Diego fishery.

Check out some of our daily reports and photos from the month:

5/29/22

Local Encinitas Group Rocks!

Nice morning on the water for a local group from So Cal. Rougher conditions for the group but they stayed with it and ended up with a nice bag of fish. Great work everyone.

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

5/26/22

Family From FL Enjoy Fishing In So Cal!

This fun group from FL got to experience some of what fishing in San Diego is about. Great work everyone!

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

5/23/22

Group From Wisconsin Hang Tough!

This group from Wisconsin were champs today with the tough fishing we were dealt. They managed to squeeze out some solid fish towards the end to cap it off.

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

5/22/22

Group From Texas Rock!

Nice morning on the water for a group from Texas. The bite started out ok then the younger one got sick came in early and finished up in the bay.

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

5/21/22

Good Times For Group From Idaho!

Nice day on the water for a group from Idaho. Fun times had by all along with some quality rock cod for tonight’s meal.

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

5/3/22

All Quality Fish For This Group!

Great fishing early made up for an afternoon of wind for these guys from PA. All quality fish came over the rail for this group.

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

For more daily reports please visit our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/colettasportfishing

Come join us for the best Summer fishing that San Diego can offer!

Again, don’t forget to take a moment and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we may be free!

Tight Lines,

Captain Chris


No Foolin’ – The April Fishing Action in San Diego is No Joke!

The Rockfish continue to appear as our legendary San Diego Spring fishery hops into April! 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, as you’ll see aplenty in our reports below!

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 under our beautiful April San Diego skies.

Check out some of our daily reports and photos from the month:

3/31/22

Minnesotans Hung Tough – “Quality Ground Fish”!

The sea state was on the rough side but safe for this adventurous group from MN. They caught some quality fish and created some memories to last a lifetime. Strong work everyone.

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

3/27/22

Family From Minnesota Rock on Rock Fish!

Limits today for this very cool family from MN. Great work everyone!

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

3/21/22

Father & Son Team Rock!

Tacos for two were on tap today for this father son duo. Strong work fellas!

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

3/14/22

Good Times Had By All!

This family from AZ worked hard and put some fish in the bag. Strong work everyone.

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

For more daily reports please visit our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/colettasportfishing

Come join us for the best Spring fishing that San Diego can offer! These Rock Bass aren’t Foolin’ around!

Tight Lines,

Captain Chris


March Means It’s Time to Rock with Rockfish

The Rockfish are starting to show up to kick off our amazing San Diego Spring fishery! 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 under our beautiful March San Diego skies.

Check out some of our daily reports and photos from the month:

2/28/22

And The Beat Goes On!

Captain Jon running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on the back deck for a ½ day this morning. Nice morning on the water for a local group of anglers celebrating one of the boy’s birthdays. Good times had by all!

Thanks, Justin, for everything and choosing Coletta Sportfishing for your fishing adventure. Happy birthday from all of us here at CSF.

2/18/22

Passengers & Crew Work It!

Captain Geno running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on the back deck for a ½ day this afternoon. Pictures can be very deceiving. The halibut in the pic was a too short and safely released to live another day. Great attempt this afternoon guys.

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

1/2/22

New Yorkers Rock On Sand Bass!

Great sand bass fishing today for our group of New Yorkers. Going home with plenty for tacos and ceviche!

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

For more daily reports please visit our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/colettasportfishing

Come join us for the best Spring fishing that San Diego can offer! Let’s Rock N Roll with the Rock Bass!

Tight Lines,

Captain Chris


We Love February Fishing in San Diego

Love is in the air…and plenty of fish in the sea! 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! The winter fishing here in gorgeous southern California continues to be heart-stopping fun!

The exciting fishing trips and amazing catches continue for our anglers! 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 under our beautiful San Diego skies.

Check out some of our daily reports and photos from the month:

1/28/22

Flattie Fatty Friday!

We’d rather be lucky then good for a group of anglers from AZ!

Thanks, Matt, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure.

1/23/22

Birthday Trip Celebration!

Unique catches: A Bat ray and a Leopard shark (both safely released) stopped by and wished James a Happy Birthday.

Thanks, Tim, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure. Happy birthday from all of us here at CSF!

1/2/22

Beautiful San Diego Weather!

Fishing was on the slow side, but whales were spotted and calms seas for this morning’s adventure. Great way to start the New Year!

Thanks, Dan, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure.

12/31/21

Perfect Weather Window Continues!

Nice morning on the water for a local group of anglers. The fishing was not on fire, but they managed to catch a nice bag of fish for dinner tonight.

Thanks, Larry, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure.

For more daily reports please visit our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/colettasportfishing

Come join us for the best Winter fishing that San Diego can offer! Let’s get out there for that Hallmark Moment!

Tight Lines,

Captain Chris


The New Year Brings Stellar Fishing

Happy New Year to you all! 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 in the coming year! The winter fishing here in gorgeous southern California cannot be matched!

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 as the leaves change colors across our magnificent nation.

Check out some of our daily reports and photos from the month:

12/18/21

Decent Winter Ground Fishing Continues!

This fun group from Las Vegas & San Diego put together a nice bag of fish for a pre-Christmas feast. Great job everyone!

Thanks, Jon, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure!

12/16/21

Return Clients Get What They Wanted!

Nice yellowtail to start this chilly morning! Return clients got what they wanted once again and some tasty rockfish to go with.

Thanks, Stephen, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure!

12/16/21

Beautiful Winter Day!

Gorgeous day with sunshine and smiles all around! We live for happy junior anglers!

Thanks, Ashley, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure!

12/11/21

Bachelor Party Celebration!

Nice day on the water for a group of friends here for a bachelor party. Fishing was on the slow side but the group still had a great time.

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

12/7/21

Limit Style Fishing!

These guys from Colorado were treated to limit style fishing. They were troopers, holding out on some weather coming in.

Thanks, Raymond, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure!

For more daily reports please visit our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/colettasportfishing

Come join us for the best Winter fishing that San Diego can offer and for memories that will be your everlasting holiday gift!

May you and your family enjoy a fishy and Happy New Year!

Tight Lines,
Captain Chris


Winter Holiday Fishing in San Diego!

We want to thank all our clients whom fished with us during October and November. You are the reason why we do what we do! We created some amazing memories with our repeat clients as well as families and friends who fished with us for the very first time as we approach our legendary Winter fishing patterns.

The exciting fishing trips and amazing catches continue for our anglers! 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 as the leaves change colors across our magnificent nation.

Check out some of our daily reports from the month:

November 27, 2021

Dreams Can Come True!

This trip was this little man’s first fishing trip and has been a dream of his. Not only did his parents make has dream come true but he also did a great job landing some quality fish. Great job everyone!

Thanks, Julia, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure!

November 20, 2021

Father & Son Team Get it Done!

Steady fishing out deep for some quality red fishing for this father and son team. Great work fellas!

Thanks, Tom, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure!

November 19, 2021

Quality Lingcod On The Chew & More!

Nice day on the water for a group from New Mexico. Decent weather and a quality pick of various rock fish and lingcod for this fun group of guys.

Thanks, Tom, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure!

November 12, 2021

Quality Fish + Beautiful Sunset = Amazing Birthday!

Mother Nature gifted us some quality fish with a gorgeous sunset for the birthday girl. Happy birthday from all of us here at Coletta Sport Fishing!

Thanks, Amber, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure!

November 11, 2021

Red Vermillion’s Wanted To Play!

Red Vermilions we’re all that wanted to play today for this group from Phoenix.

Thanks, Brandon, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure!

For more daily reports please visit our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/colettasportfishing

Come join us for the best Winter Holiday fishing that San Diego can offer and for memories that will be your everlasting holiday gift!

May you and your family enjoy a Happy Hanukkah, a Merry Christmas or simply a joyous holiday season and Happy New Year!

Tight Lines,
Captain Chris


A November to Remember in San Diego

The Fall temps may be setting in but the San Diego fishing action will keep you warm and cozy!

We want to thank all our clients whom fished with us during September and October. You are the reason why we do what we do! We created some amazing memories with our repeat clients as well as families and friends who fished with us for the very first time as we made our way into our Fall fishing patterns.

The exciting fishing trips and amazing catches continue for our anglers! 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 as the leaves change colors across our magnificent nation.

Check out some of our daily reports from the month:

October 28, 2021

Schneider Electric Rocks! – Fall Yellowtail!

This group came to San Diego for a conference and wanted to do some fishing and team building. They had a large group so they took three boats out: the Wanu, Swell Chaser and the Black Jack for some excellent fall yellowtail fishing!

Great work fellas! Thanks, Ivy, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure. See you all next year!

October 23, 2021

Bachelor Party With A Huge Lingcod Surprise!

What a fun day on the water for a group in San Diego celebrating a bachelor party. The sea state was rough but manageable and the group enjoyed a good bite on some quality rockfish and a big lingcod.

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

October 22, 2021

Creating Lasting Family Memories One Charter At A Time!

We love to take families fishing! This fun family shared some quality time together enjoying the beautiful weather and catching some fish. Nothing more priceless then the smiles of children catching their first fish!

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

October 10, 2021

Sundays Menu = Rock Cod & Beautiful Weather!

Decent fishing and beautiful weather were enjoyed by our friends from Oakland, CA. Enjoy the fresh fish!

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

October 8, 2021

Quality Ground Fishing Continues!

Quality ground fishing for this fun group from Arizona. Great job everyone. What a great family outing!

Thanks, Sam, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure.

For more daily reports please visit our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/colettasportfishing

Come join us for the best Fall fishing that San Diego can offer and for a November that you will forever remember!

Tight Lines,
Captain Chris


No Tricks – Only Treats – Fishing in San Diego

There is no need for costumes or knocking on doors. The San Diego fishery is handing out nothing but treats for all of our wonderful anglers!

We want to thank all our clients whom fished with us during August and September. We created some amazing memories with our repeat clients as well as families and friends who fished with us for the very first time as we made our way into our Fall fishing patterns.

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 as the leaves change colors across our magnificent nation.

Check out some of our daily reports from the month:

September 26, 2021

Some Skipjack Came Out To Play!

Skipjack were the only ones that wanted to play with us today. The goal was accomplished as this group is going home with some bowls of fresh poke.

Thanks, Patrick, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure.

September 18, 2021

Quality Red Vermillion Bite & More!

Today’s morning half day joined Captain Austin and Matt aboard the Swell chaser for some great rock fishing. Great work guys.

Thanks, Dan, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure.

September 17, 2021

Quality Dorado Fishing – Limits!

Today’s full day charter joined Captain Austin and Matt aboard the Swell Chaser! Beautiful weather with limits of Dorado! Strong work fellas.

Thanks, Johnny, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure.

September 12, 2021

Tough Conditions But Still Fish for this Adorable Junior Angler!

Captain Jon running the Wanu and first mate Trevor on a ½ day this morning. A little windy and choppy this morning for our group of local anglers. The conditions were tough, but they still managed to get some fish in the bag.

Thanks, Michael, for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure.

For more daily reports please visit our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/colettasportfishing

Come join us for the best Fall fishing that San Diego can offer!

Tight Lines,
Captain Chris


The Dorados are Dancing in San Diego!

Fall is on the way but the legendary San Diego offshore fishing remains hotter than the Summer sun!

We want to thank all our clients whom fished with us during July and August. We created some amazing memories with our repeat clients as well as families and friends who fished with us for the very first time.

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 as the leaves change colors across our magnificent nation.

Check out some of our daily reports from the month:

August 29, 2021

Quality Rock Fish & Yellowtail!

Our friends from Menifee, CA joined Captain Jon and Trevor on a 1/2 day this afternoon. The group fished hard and was rewarded for all their effort with some quality rock fish and a nice yellowtail. Outstanding work everyone! Thanks, Kevin for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure.

August 23, 2021

Excellent Quality Dorado – Limits for All!

Captain Nick running the Swell Chaser and first mate Mat on the back deck today. Limits of amazing quality dorado today for the entire boat! And great weather to top it off! Thanks, Andy for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure.

August 19, 2021

Little Man Jake Hot Rod Of The Day!

Today’s morning half day joined Captain Austin and Trevor onboard the Wanu. Conditions were tough but everyone fished hard, especially the little man Jake! Good going 👍🏼! Thanks, Andrew for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure.

August 17, 2021

Dorado, Dorado & More Dorado!


Captain Nick running the Swell Chaser and first mate Mat on the back deck today. Our group of 6 today had a great time pulling on some fish. Everyone got to land a Dorado! Thanks, Spencer as always for everything and choosing Coletta sport fishing for your fishing adventure.

For more daily reports please visit our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/colettasportfishing

Come join us for the best Fall fishing that San Diego can offer!

Tight Lines,
Captain Chris