Well that's a wrap for 2022. It was the year of the Mahi. We broke all records and goals. Thank you to everyone who fished with us. Be safe during the holidays.
Looking forward to 2023!!
The first couple months of 2022 has been insanely busy between fishing trips and a major project on our Blackman Billfisher boat. We hope to have the Blackman Billfisher back on the water by April 1st. For the time being, we are honoring the pricing of the Billfisher and upgrading clients to the Defiance 290 Guadalupe.
Thank you to all of our loyal clients who have already booked another fishing trip with us for the 2022 season! We look forward to making more memories this year. Here is a photo dump from recent trips.
We've had an incredible year so far, running a record number of trips for our business. Bobby, our second Captain has been an amazing addition to Pelican Sportfishing and we are stoked to have him. If you had the opportunity to be on a trip with Bobby, you know how awesome, knowledgeable, outgoing and genuine he is!
Here are some recent fishing trip photos. As you can see, we had a lot more dorado than we've had in the past couple years. Dorado (mahi-mahi) never disappoint!
Whether you've fished with us before or are looking to book a fishing trip as a new client, please mention this blog post for 10% off your next fishing trip booked before December 31, 2021. We look forward to fishing with you!
Oh, and if you are looking for a 5 person fishing charter, please ask us about our new boat, the Defiance 290 Guadalupe. Prices to be posted soon. Can accommodate groups of 5 people as it has a larger fishing platform.
What a busy year we've had so far! Just wanted to post an update on availability -
June is completely booked, as well as half of July. A few openings in July are 7/22, 7/23, 7/29, 7/30 and 7/31. If you are thinking of booking a trip with us this summer, please give us a call ASAP or submit a booking request! (858) 531-4169
We are super late on getting this posted to our website but definitely wanted to share some exciting news with you all. In December 2020, Pelican Sportfishing had the honor of being featured on the Red Tuna Shirt Club shirt of the month! When you check out their website, you can see what a huge honor it is to be included alongside some incredible fishing charters and lodges from across the world. When Austin from Red Tuna Shirt Club contacted me with the opportunity, I couldn't believe it! If you haven't heard of Red Tuna Shirt Club before, you have to check them out. They have been in business for over 9 years and are a t-shirt club for fishermen, where each month their members receive a new shirt from a charter company or fishing lodge from fishing destinations around the world. Check out the incredible shirt they designed!
Go check them out and support this veteran owned business - Red Tuna Shirt Club
Although you may have missed December's shirt of the month, they have an awesome new shirt coming out each month.
YOU CAN VIEW SOME OF OUR TRIP REPORTS ON INSTAGRAM, HOWEVER, NOT EVERY TRIP IS POSTED. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE MOST UP TO DATE CATCH REPORT, PLEASE CALL OR TEXT US AT (858)531-4169. TIGHT LINES. CLICK THE RED LINK BELOW.
Below are some photos from last year and beginning of this year.
Gil treated his son and a couple friends to a full day at the Coronado Islands. Loaded the bag with some bottom fish and found some barracuda to pull on. The yellowtail did not make an appearance today. Great group and fun times! Thanks so much Gil for choosing Pelican! Look forward to having you guys aboard again!
5 Star Review, FishingBooker
We had a great day out on the water with my son and his two friends. Spent first few hours targeting some game fish and had a great time bringing in the baracuda. Shaun knows the area extremely well and put us on fish at almost every location around the islands. He definitely puts customer service first and did everything we asked and wanted to do. I wouldn’t hesitate to go fishing again with Shuan! - Gil
Ran doubles on this day and for the PM had a nice family from Illinois. They got this big (legal) halibut but we safely released it. I always respect customer's wishes for catch and release trips. This family offered to let me keep it, but I decided to return it for another day! Maybe another Pelican Sportfishing angler will hook up on it soon! Thank you Vinny for choosing Pelican Sportfishing for your San Diego fishing adventure. Until next time!
Had a blast with this group on an AM Half Day Trip along La Jolla. Nice size red today as well as lots of other mix species. Tunes jamming, rods bent and lots of laughter! I love when people have such positive, excited attitudes from the moment they get on board. Thank you Johnathon for choosing Pelican for you, your wife and friends. I had a great time and am looking forward to next time!
5 Star Review, Google
"Went out for a coastal fishing trip this past weekend with my wife, my buddy and his girlfriend and we had a blast! My buddy and I are avid fishermen but have never fished out of San Diego before and Shaun shared a wealth of information with us AND put us on the fish! We went on the 6 hour coastal trip and Shaun delivered an amazing experience and we loaded up the cooler with a constant bite of rockfish and almost a dozen other species. Shaun was at the dock early and brought us back late. He baited hooks for my wife & buddy's girlfriend and took their fish off. The boat is in tip top shape, and all 37 fish we kept were fileted and on ice when we got back to the dock as well. Shaun is also super friendly and makes sure that YOU are the one who is catching the fish. All four of us had a great time and we're looking forward to heading out with Shaun down to the Coronado Islands to chase Yellowtail next time. I've been on many fishing charters, literally around the world, and Captain Shaun and Pelican Sportfishing are tops. Thanks Shaun!" - Johnathon Fata
Big ol' halibut for this father and sons group. They loaded up on some rockfish as well...filling the freezer Thank you Alex!