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Welcome to Pelican Sportfishing, your premier charter fishing experience in San Diego, California! Captain Shaun Uyeda, a veteran fisherman with decades of knowledge on the water, leads our experienced crew. We specialize in inshore and offshore fishing trips. Moreover, Captain Shaun is committed to creating an enjoyable atmosphere while maximizing your chances of hooking up with a memorable fish. So come out with us and take advantage of the incredible opportunities Pelican Sportfishing provides.

Captain Shaun Uyeda is a born and raised San Diego native who has been fishing his whole life. He is an expert in saltwater fishing and enjoys sharing his knowledge with those who come on board. Along with him is second-in-command Bobby Votolato, a seasoned captain that has been with the company since 2021. Captain Shaun and Bobby are passionate about fishing and pride themselves on being able to provide amazing trips for all of their guests.

Pelican Sportfishing is proud to offer two top-of-the-line boats with all the features necessary for a successful and enjoyable fishing trip; The Defiance 290 Guadalupe is a 36′ offshore sport fishing boat powered by two 300 HP Yamaha V6 4.2L engines and a 30′ Blackman Billfisher with a Yamaha 300hp engine. Both boats have been built for fishing and have the latest fishing equipment, including state-of-the-art fishfinding and navigation electronics. They also have extra large ice boxes, live bait tanks, private toilets and beds for resting while not fishing. Whether it’s a leisurely day out on the water or an intense day of fishing you’re after, Pelican Sportfishing can provide you with the perfect vessel for your needs!

When fishing with Pelican Sportfishing, anglers can target various delicious fish. Along San Diego’s inshore coastline from Point Loma to La Jolla, you can try your luck for Lingcod, Rockfish, Sea Bass, Sheephead, Halibut and Yellowtail. For those who want to venture offshore, the Coronado Islands and the deeper blue ocean provide excellent opportunities to catch Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo and Marlin.

When fishing with Pelican Sportfishing, anglers use a variety of techniques to target a wide variety of species. Inshore fisheries employ spinning gear and live bait, while offshore trolling equipment and artificial lures are more commonly used. Inshore fishing involves jigging, bottom fishing and trolling around structures such as wrecks or jetties. Offshore fishing usually consists of trolling for pelagic fish at higher speeds than inshore using artificial lures in addition to bottom fishing and jigging like used inshore.

Pelican Sportfishing offers a variety of up to 4 person fishing charters to suit every angler. Choose from 6 and 8-hour inshore trips for species such as Yellowtail, White Seabass and more. For those looking for more adventure, consider a 9 or 12-hour excursion to the Coronado Islands to target the same inshore fish in a setting you won’t believe. Enjoy the open waters with our 9 or 12-hour offshore charters trolling for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Marlin. Our experienced crew will provide helpful instruction and advice throughout your charter so you can make the most of your fishing experience.

On your charter, we have the finest rods, reels and tackle. We also include live bait and an ice box for your catch. Complimentary water and snacks are available, but you’ll need to bring any other food. It’s essential to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, layers of clothing to keep warm while on the open sea, and of course, your camera to remember your time on the water.

At Pelican Sportfishing, you will be able to enjoy a day full of fun and adventure. With well-maintained boats, experienced crews and a wide variety of fish species, there is something for everyone. Whether it’s your first time fishing or if you’re an old pro, Pelican Sportfishing will make sure you have a great time and catch plenty of fish.

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  • Rochelle Monger
    Rochelle Monger
    a month ago

    Captain Shaun is such a great guy! He made us all including the kids feel like family. The instructions were easy to follow, and he let us all decide where our comfort levels were. He was focused on giving each of us a great trip out. The boat was comfortable and well equipped. He worked hard to make sure we all had a chance to get a fish on, which made for an awesome trip. We look forward to connecting again next time we are in San Diego.

  • Sumiez Wang
    Sumiez Wang
    3 months ago

    Just returned from an amazing trip to Coronado islands with Captain Shaun! My husband and I had never gone deep sea fishing before (we only pier/lake fished) and we had no idea what to expect. Shaun had great communication and made sure we had everything ready to go for our trip. Shaun took care of us and made sure we were comfortable the entire time. He loaded the hooks, removed the fish from the lines, quickly untangled our lines, and was amazingly profession and quick to help me (quick and painless!) when I accidently hooked myself on one of the lines. He was very open and honest about expectations on what we could catch given the timing and sea conditions, and drove us to atleast 7 different locations to try our luck. We were getting instant hits consistently whenever we dropped the line. We ended up catching around 14 different species of fish! We wanted to try and catch a lingcod specifically, and he brought us a spot and we were able to reel up a 20 inch (catch and release as it was not of legal size). On the way back we were riding along with a large pod of dolphins, which was an amazing way to end our trip. If you are interested in deep sea fishing, don't hesitate to book with Captain Shaun, you won't regret it. We are already planning our next trip with him next year.

  • John Johnson
    John Johnson
    4 months ago

    We came over from Texas and went out for Tuna and Rockfish over two separate days. Shaun and Bobby were so easy to get along with and maintained a very positive and professional attitude for both trips. These guys displayed a genuine love for fishing and didn’t come across as “burnt out” fishing guides. Really enjoyed our time with them and would definitely recommend them to others! Thanks, guys! 👊

  • Benjamin Salsbury
    Benjamin Salsbury
    in the last week

    Definitely worth the price and adventure. Had never been sport fishing and Captain Shaun made the experience fun worthwhile and informative. If you want to catch something, you will. Highly recommend.

  • Logan Brown
    Logan Brown
    a year ago

    My teenage son and I had a great 1/2 day with Shaun and Pelican Sportfishing in mid-November 2022. He got us right on the fish. Non stop action and excitement from the first cast. You know it was a good day when we lost count of how many fish we caught. In total we caught 10 different species of fish. Gear, bait, and all other needs were provided. Shaun was a great guide and full of local knowledge and made it fun for our son. Next time we are in San Diego we will book through him again. I'd highly recommend Shaun & Pelican Sportfishing.

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