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Fishing on Shelter Island

The Best Places to Cast Your Line

Shelter Island is the prime location for fisherman of all sorts - from master anglers to casual first time fishers, read on below to discover our favorite places around the area to cast your line - be it by boat or by pier. 

Shelter Island Pier

About a 5 minute walk from the Best Western PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina lies the ever-popular Shelter Island Pier. Extending 200 feet from the shore, Shelter Island Pier has enough room for anyone to set up shop for a day of fishing. You'll find the usual San Diego Bay creatures lurking below the surface including; spotted bay bass, calico bass, barred sand bass, halibut, bat rays, mackerel, leopard sharks, bonito, croaker, shovelnose guitarfish, and barracuda. The pier is open daily from 6 am to 10:30 pm ensuring that you'll have plenty of time to reel in your catch of the day. 

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Point Loma Sportfishing

If hitting the open water and tackling (get it?) the creatures at bay is more your jam, then check out Point Loma Sportfishing, located less than 5 minutes away driving from the hotel and about a leisurely 20 minute stroll. Featuring fishing excursions that are local and last half a day to trips that range from 3 to 7 days and take you all the way out to the Baja Coast - there really is something for every angler at Point Loma Sportfishing. 

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Pacific Dawn Sportfishing

Located down the street from us, Pacific Dawn Sportfishing is perfect for fishing charters consisting of 1 to 2 and a half days. Featuring an air conditioned bunk room, refinished galley, color scanning sonar, new custom bait tanks and more - the Pacific Dawn is one of our top choices for shorter excursions.

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