San Diego Bay - Inshore, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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San Diego Bay - Inshore, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
All launch ramps are open and single household per boat. Beaches are still closed Corvina are still out on the chew along with Yellowfin Croaker.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing San Diego Bay - Inshore is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Bowman Bluewater Guides and Outfitters

Fishing conditions: Flat tides until the weekend. Good weather all week. Back bay water temperature in the 80s so start moving toward the front of the bay. Be sure to work the flies with the current when it is slower. Work your flies faster. Small bait fish around. Watch for working birds and breaking bait in the back bay.

Inshore temperature: 60 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 60 Degrees F

Type of bait fish are feeding on: Be Aware of COVID-19 restrictions.

Fish species: Spotted Bay Bass, Croaker, Corvina, Bonefish, Halibut.

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: San Diego International Airport

Person Fishing in a stream

San Diego Inshore Description

San Diego Bay is a fabulous fishery. The Bay is large and divided into two sections by the Coronado Bay Bridge. The Back Bay is quiter with much less boat traffic and shallower waters throughout. The Front Bay has a great deal more boat traffic and deeper channels. The entire Bay supports over 20 different species that can be caught on the fly. The dominant fish is the Spotted Bay Bass which can be caught ...

Techniques & Tips

Use Intermediate in water less than 8 feet deep with short/quick strips followed by a pause. Deeper water 8 feet and deeper use a 200-250 grain shooting head with the same strip on a 6 or 7wt. Deeper channels, go to 7 0r 8 weight rod with a 250-350 grain shooting head. Olive/White and Brown/Orange Clouser have been getting the job done

7-Day Forecast

Good tides and amazing weather means you should get out on the water.


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