Mission Bay - Inshore, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Mission Bay - Inshore, CA
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Mission Bay - Inshore, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
INSHORE - Fishing has been great over the last week. Lots of Calico Bass and Barracuda are showing up. We are starting hook Yellowtail Tail on almost every trip. BAY - Starting to see some good sized spots and halibut now that the summer time crowds have calmed down. SURF- The Corbina are in and we have great tides to got hit the beaches
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Mission Bay - Inshore is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Fishing conditions: Inshore - look for the bird schools for find the yellowtail Bay - Clean bottom is the key to finding the bigger halibut that are lurking in the bay. Surf - Find the deeper hole with bait fish and you will find the bigger halibut.

Inshore temperature: 71 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 70 Degrees F

Type of bait fish are feeding on: Bay: Ghost Shrimp, Bay Smelt, Clams, Jack Smelt and Sand Crabs Inshore: Squid, Anchovy and Sardines Surf: Sand Crabs

Fish species: Spotted Bay Bass, Corvina, Croaker, Halibut and Many More

Fishing season: All Year

Nearest airport: San Diego Int. Airport

Mission Bay - Inshore Description

Mission Bay is just located a few miles away form downtown San Diego. The bay is is ideal for most fly anglers with its large foot print and shallow water. Most of the bay is less than 20 feet deep which means you don't have to throw extremely heavy line to fish it properly. Not only is it a great place to fish from a boat, you can walk and wade with almost as successful as an angler in a kayak or boat. Mission ...

Techniques & Tips

Sink Tip line are the ticket for fishing the bay and inshore. A 6 wt with a 200 gr sink tip for the bay and a 9wt with a 350 sink tip for the inshore fishing are our recommended set up right now.

7-Day Forecast

More great weather and tides are on tap for this week.


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