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 - Seems like the best fishing has been over the top of the kelp beds. make sure to check the tides so that your fishing with some good tide movment. Bay - Make sure to keep an eye out for bait. You find the bait you will find the fish. Surf - Look for corbina backs out of water on the +0 to +2 on the tide chart
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Mission Bay - Inshore is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Fishing conditions: Inshore - The Calico and Barracuda bite is still on fire. They are all over sardines and anchovy patterns Bay - The bay is back to being the fishermen's spot again. Fishing can be a little tough when the tides are not moving but with the right tide fishing can be great Surf - The Corbina are still all over the place on almost every beach

Inshore temperature: 73 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 72 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

Another great week to get ou on the water. The wind and swell are going to be down again. We highly suggest getting out to fish a local kelp bed.

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