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The Best Fishing in San Diego

Looking for the best fishing in San Diego? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around San Diego. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top fishing spots in and near San Diego

  • San Diego, California

    Campland to Crown Point and Bayside Walk

    10.6 mi / 243 ft gain
    Campland to Crown Point and Bayside Walk is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near La Jolla, California.
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  • San Diego, California

    Ocean Front (Boardwalk)

    5.6 mi / 26 ft gain
    Ocean Front (Boardwalk) is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near San Diego, California.
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  • San Diego, California

    La Jolla Beach Trail

    2.33 mi / 295 ft gain
    La Jolla Beach Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near La Jolla, California.
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  • San Diego, California

    Embarcadero to Spanish Landing

    7.45 mi / 82 ft gain
    Embarcadero to Spanish Landing is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near San Diego, California.
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  • La Mesa, California

    Lake Murray Trail

    6.07 mi / 164 ft gain
    Lake Murray Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near La Mesa, California.
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  • Chula Vista, California

    San Diego Coastline: Chula Vista to Coronado

    12.86 mi / 95 ft gain
    San Diego Coastline: Chula Vista to Coronado is a point-to-point trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Chula Vista, California.
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  • Lakeside, California

    Lindo Lake Loop

    1.31 mi / 52 ft gain
    Lindo Lake Loop is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Lakeside, California.
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  • Poway, California

    Relax at Lake Poway

    4.0
    It costs $5 to enter the park and they are open 6am to sunset everyday. There is plenty of parking and this park is huge! This place has so many outdoor recreational activities such as fishing, hiking, running, archery, feeding ducks, or just having a picnic. With so many possibilities in this on...
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  • Imperial Beach, California

    Catch a Sunset at the Imperial Beach Pier

    5.0
    From San Diego, head South on Hwy 5 for 12 miles. Take a right on exit 5A for Palm Ave/CA-75. Take CA-75 west for 1.6 miles. Stay on Palm Ave as it splits from CA-75. Take Palm Ave for 1 mile until it reaches the coast. Turn left on Seacoast Dr and take it for 1 mile until you reach the Imperial ...
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  • Lakeside, California

    Lake Jennings Trail

    4.86 mi / 417 ft gain
    Lake Jennings Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Lakeside, California.
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  • San Diego, California

    Lake Hodges Coast to Crest Trail

    6.53 mi / 233 ft gain
    Lake Hodges Coast to Crest Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Escondido, California.
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  • Carlsbad, California

    South Carlsbad Campground

    5.0
    South Carlsbad Campground is a picturesque experience. Imagine gorgeous sea cliffs overlooking a lovely beach, with ample activities to pursue (or just lay in the sun and enjoy some quiet time). The most popular campsites, 1-70 and 156-222, are perched on the edge of a bluff and feature the best ...
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  • Carlsbad, California

    South Carlsbad State Beach

    3.83 mi / 23 ft gain
    South Carlsbad State Beach is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Carlsbad, California.
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  • Escondido, California

    Camp at Dixon Lake

    2.1 mi / 295 ft gain
    Dixon Lake is Escondido's best kept secret! A man-made reservoir located right next to Daley Ranch, Dixon Lake offers overnight camping, boat rentals, fishing, and hiking, along with picnic areas, a kids park, and more.  The campground is open year-round and is located next to the lake with a lof...
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  • Carlsbad, California

    Hike and Fish at Lake Calavera

    4.0
    6.24 mi
    Lake Calavera Preserve is located in Carlsbad, CA and is home to one of North America's smallest volcanoes. It is the end peak of each trail and is what's known as a "volcanic plug" (cool hardened lava). The northern face of Mount Calavera is that of columnar joints- columns of molded lava. Geolo...
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  • Oceanside, California

    Beach Day at Buccaneer Beach

    If you're looking for a beach to bring your family, Buccaneer Beach is the place to go. It has a little bit of everything plus a huge parking lot, so it's really never full (unless you go midday on the 4th of July or something). There is a grassy area next to the parking lot with benches to have ...
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