Coronado Fishing Guide
Check Out This Fishing Guide in Coronado
Visitors and residents alike come to California’s coastal towns year-round to rest, relax, and rejuvenate, as well as enjoy the ocean, beaches, and all the fun activities the West Coast has to offer. While many visitors will dress in bathing suits and gather beach gear for a day full of sand and water adventures like kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, and more, or some time on shore building sandcastles, strolling the beach, and enjoying the perfect California day, some have come in search of the next big fish story. Pack your bags – and make sure your fishing gear makes the list – and head to Coronado for a fishing expedition on the California coast. Make sure you secure a California fishing license and check our fishing guide in Coronado before setting sail.
Types of Fish
Different fish favor the waters around Coronado at different times of year. You may know some of the species to expect but check out a local fishing report or a fishing guide in Coronado for the most up-to-date information on what’s biting where. Some species include a variety of bass including largemouth, spotted sand, kelp, and barred sand bass, along with California halibut, bluegill, rainbow trout, shovelnose guitarfish, yellowtail amberjack, and more. Keep in mind the type of fish you hook will also depend on where around Coronado you drop your line.
Ocean Beach Municipal Pier
Drop anchor and cast a line in the waters around the pier. You can expect a calmer environment as there are no dogs or motorized vehicles allowed in the area. You can also stretch your legs on a walk down the pier that spans out into the waves. The area is open 24 hours a day, so you can get an early start, or while away the entire day.
Coronado Central Beach
Set alongside the famous Hotel Del Coronado, it’s a great place to cast a line while drinking in the Coronado sights. The area is much busier, with a separate dog beach, surfing, swimming, and other nearby activities. During very low tide off the southern side of the hotel you can spot the shipwreck of the S.S. Monte Carlo, a boat known for gambling in the 1930s. The beach is open past sunset, so you can enjoy a full day on the water.
Dock & Dine
When your stomach rumbles while you’re out on the water, take advantage of the area restaurants that participate in the unique “dock & dine” experience. Participating restaurants allow you to pull up to the dock, and some deliver the delicious eats right to your vessel. There’s a myriad of restaurants to choose from for every meal of the day, including a soothing nightcap after an exciting day on the water.
There are several municipal parks with direct access to the beach. Set sail for the areas around Tidelands Park, Centennial Park, J Street Marina Bayside Park, and others to find great fishing in the waters, as well as fun places on land to take a break from the sun and water.
There’s more to Coronado than sand and sea. Take a break from the water and explore historic downtown Coronado. See historic buildings and learn about the area, then take time to enjoy the shops, restaurants, and other entertainment venues there.
Sand and water activities are endless in Coronado. Trade in your fishing gear for snorkel or SCUBA gear, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, or another water activity. You could also opt to just splashing around in the waves with your fellow anglers for a swim. Whatever you choose, fishing and boating are not your only options for a memorable time in Coronado. Keep in mind, Carefree Boat Club has much of the beach gear you’ll need.
Coronado Fishing Guide
Once you seek out the best locations to cast a line around Coronado, you’ll want to make sure you can get to your chosen spot, settle in, and have everything you need, including a fishing boat that can handle the waters of Coronado and the surrounding area, your whole crew, and all of your gear. Have your bases covered – as well as some others you might not have thought of – with a membership to the Carefree Boat Club. There are locations all across the U.S., including in the Coronado area! We have the boat you need for your excursion when you need it. You can avoid the hit-and-miss availability of small rental companies, as well as the hassles like storage, maintenance, trailering, covering, cleaning, or extra fees like insurance and mooring that come with owning and transporting your own boat. Reserve a fishing boat or any other type of vessel and it will be ready for your use each time you show up at our marina during your reservation period.
Contact us today to book your next great Coronado fishing getaway!