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Most Requested Private Fishing Charter Guide in San Diego 

Voted one of the Top 5 Guides in the World          

As Seen on TV, Heard on Radio, and Read in Magazines; Award Winning San Diego Fishing Charter Guide Captain James Nelson, an internationally acclaimed instructorwill put you on San Diego's fish at the lowest possible rate.   


San Diego is a year round fishery, we can quickly get busy,

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Full Time San Diego Fishing Guide                                    Catch Fish or Your Money Back! 

As a full time fishing charter service in San Diego, we can guide you to fish on San Diego Bay, Mission Bay, Diamond Valley Lake, El Capitan Reservoir, Lake Hodges, Lower Otay Reservoir, and more. Our Private Charters put you on fish in San Diego, and Southern California area lakes and bays. Any day of the week. We work while you play.           CA DFG Lic# 011217. USCG Lic# 2840664. Boat Lic# FG-70873. Biz Lic# 059419. 

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Because I am a full time fishing guide, I am consistently on the water. Therefore, I can guarantee that you will catch fish. Are there exclusions? No. However, there should be no false expectations when target fishing, either. I will do my best, but fish are fish. For example: if you book a Yellowtail trip and catch Barracuda, you still caught fish, and therefore, I kept up my end of the bargain. But if I go out there, and you catch nothing, you will be fully refunded. Fishing is fun, now let's go get some.  

Approved, and Endorsed, by the State of California Department of Fish and Game as a Licensed Professional Fishing Guide Service. Trust only a Licensed Fishing Guide.

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