Your mother was right when she said there are a lot of other fish in the sea. Especially in San Diego, which Field and Stream magazine has named #2 on its list of America's Best Fishing Cities. In San Diego, you won't run out of great places to fish, whether you prefer lakes, bays, piers or fishing boats off the coast.
Fishing has long been a part of human history. Dating back more than 40,000 years, fishing is both a reliable source of food for survival and a favorite pastime. There are several techniques for fishing, such as netting, spear fishing, trapping, and angling.
For San Diego fishing, head to San Diego lakes such as Miramar, Murray, or Lake Hodges to catch bass, rainbow trout, channel cats and crappie. Or cast your line in the deep blue Pacific for halibut, albacore, sea bass and bonito. You don't need a permit to fish in San Diego off public fishing piers. But you do need a permit if you're 16 years or older and plan to fish in a fresh-water lake, off the shore, or from a sports fishing boat. Permits are available at most bait and tackle stores in San Diego. For information, call the California Department of Fish and Game at (858) 467-4201.← Activities Home