Pelican Sportfishing

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Always dreamed of the ultimate sportfishing charter? Wonder no more: Pelican Sportfishing has you covered. Based out of San Diego, they specialize in both inshore and offshore trips, fishing a range of exciting and delicious fish.

Having fished since the age of 5, Captain Shaun Uyeda knows exactly what makes a successful fishing trip. He’s a true believer in living life to the full, and can’t wait to give you a thrilling time aboard and out on the ocean.

Head out aboard his 30’ Blackman Billfisher offshore sportfishing boat. From Simrad electronics to Seeker rods and Daiwa reels, she’s rigged with the best. Powered by a 200 HP Volvo Penta engine, you’ll whizz out to the fishing grounds, leaving all your cares behind. Up to 4 guests are welcome aboard, taking advantage of the creature comforts such as a microwave, dining table, bunk, and toilet.

Inshore trips will take place along San Diego’s pristine coastline. From Point Loma, across Mission Bay, and up to La Jolla, you’ll explore some stunning shallow waters. Get your fish on as you bottom fish for the bite of Bass, Halibut, Sheephead, Lingcod, Rockfish, Bonito, Seabass, and many more delicious and exciting fish to take home.

Heading offshore, you’ll be targeting some serious big game fish. Troll the open waters and even try your hand at kite fishing as you get ready to do battle with these monster fish. Try to fill the boat with Yellowfin, Bluefin, and Skipjack Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowtail. These strong creatures will not only give you the fight of your life, but they’ll also prove to be worthy table fare!

Get in touch with your captain to explore waters over 60 miles away, and he’ll arrange a summer overnight trip. Live bait will be prepared and the captain will even clean and fillet your catch at the end of the day. Just bring some food and drinks (no glass bottles), appropriate clothing, and sun protection and let Pelican Sportfishing do the rest. Alcohol is allowed.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Dec 31
    $1,500
    up to 4 persons
    This mammoth trip will see you head offshore to the Pacifc's exciting, deep waters. Get ready for a thrilling day as you target Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna, Yellowtail, Mahi Mahi, Sharks, Bonito and possibly more. Each one is known for its strength and determination to get off the end of your line, so get ready for an incredible workout. After a long day on the water, you'll head home with enough beautiful fish to fill the freezer as a reward. **Alcohol is allowed.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour trip – Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,400
    up to 4 persons
    Full Day Trip to the Coronado Islands targets Yellowtail, Bonito, Bass, Lingcod, Rockfish, Sheephead, Barracuda and more. Enjoy scenic views as well as possible dolphin and whale sightings during the approximate hour and a half trip to and from the Islands. Passport is required for each passenger as well as a Mexican Fishing Day Permit ($20 at Dana Landing Market). FMM Fishing Visa and Bio Bracelet provided by the captain, included in the cost. **Alcohol is allowed.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Coastline
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,300
    up to 4 persons
    You'll spend 12 hours fishing some of the local hot spots, from La Jolla to Ocean Beach, to Sunset Cliffs, and Point Loma. All along the coast, there's a forest of kelp and structures that these fish live in. Year-round you can catch a variety of species. Depending on the month, you'll have a shot at Yellowtail, Sheephead, Rockfish, Bass, Halibut, Lingcod, Bonito and more. Get your fish on as you bottom fish or troll to catch the bite of these beauties and fill the boat. **Alcohol is allowed.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour – Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 4 persons
    3/4 Day Trip to the Coronado Islands targets Yellowtail, Bonito, Bass, Lingcod, Rockfish, Sheephead, Barracuda and more. Enjoy scenic views during the approximate hour and a half trip to and from the Islands. Passport is required for each passenger as well as a Mexican Fishing Day Permit ($20 at Dana Landing Market). FMM Fishing Visa and Bio Bracelet provided by captain, included in cost. **Alcohol is allowed.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Coastline
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $975
    up to 4 persons
    The fishing in San Diego is superb all year round. Spend 9 hours exploring the San Diego Coastal waters for some delicious fish. From Yellowtail to Sheephead, Rockfish to Bass, Halibut, Lingcod, Bonito, and more – these waters are overflowing with exciting, beautiful, and delicious fish. Get your fish on and fill the boat in order to fill your fridge. Possible dolphin sightings along the way. **Alcohol is allowed.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Coastline (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    The fishing in San Diego is superb all year round. Whenever you need your fishing fix, a half day trip will give you what you need. Spend 6 hours exploring the stunning beaches, cliffs, and shallow waters for some delicious fish. From Yellowtail to Sheephead, Rockfish to Bass, Halibut, Lingcod, Bonito, and more – these waters are overflowing with exciting, beautiful, and delicious fish. Get your fish on and fill the boat in order to fill your fridge. **Alcohol is allowed.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Coastline (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    The fishing in San Diego is superb all year round. Whenever you need your fishing fix, a half day trip will give you what you need. Spend 6 hours exploring the stunning beaches, cliffs, and shallow waters for some delicious fish. From Yellowtail to Sheephead, Rockfish to Bass, Halibut, Lingcod, Bonito, and more – these waters are overflowing with exciting, beautiful, and delicious fish. Get your fish on and fill the boat in order to fill your fridge. **Alcohol is allowed.
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About the Captain

Shaun Uyeda
San Diego, California, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
78 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
66 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Febrero 2019
I was born and raised in San Diego, CA. My love for fishing began at the age of 5 when my dad would take me to Chollas Lake and Lake Jennings almost every weekend. When I was about 10 years old, my uncle bought a sportfisher and once we started saltwater fishing, I never looked back. After witnessing my father fight brain cancer for 17 months before ultimately passing in 2018, and my uncle passing a few years before I was reminded that life is short and should be spent doing what I love and am passionate about. I decided to finally take the leap I had been wanting to for so long and obtained my 6 Pack Captains License. I also own and operate Advanced Wiring Services since 2011. I have over 15 years in marine and auto electrical and mechanical experience, making me extremely boat savvy. I am happily married and have one son that I can't wait to teach to fish!

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
California Sheephead California Sheephead
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut

Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish
Seabass (White) Seabass (White)
Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Blackman Billfisher (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 200HP Volvo Penta Diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.99
out of 5 stars from 66 reviews
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98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Ivan S.
Lakeside, CA
 5.00
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Perfect!

VERIFIED   Febrero 15, 2020
Thank you Shaun for making an awesome outing for the four of us. We haven’t had a chance to fish out on the ocean and...
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Cody C.
Phoenix, AZ
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Half day trip with Captain Shaun

VERIFIED   Febrero 15, 2020
Shaun was very outgoing and friendly from the moment we met up until the end. The bite was a little slow at first just because...
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Rockford, MI
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Fishing with Shaun

VERIFIED   Febrero 1, 2020
Captain Shaun was amazing! He was timely with arrival and very helpful with everything on the boat and helping with baiting...
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Jayme D.
Midvale, UT
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Half day AM trip

VERIFIED   Septiembre 27, 2019
This was our first ever ocean fishing experience, and I cannot wait to book another full day trip with captain Shaun. He was...
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Full Day Offshore Fishing Trip on the Pelican

VERIFIED   Septiembre 12, 2019
We opted for a full day of offshore fishing on the Pelican with Capt Shaun, and overall had a awesome experience.  Shaun...
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Fishing Reports

Limits of yellowtail. Awesome day

May 24, 2020

Took my uncle out fishing and we loaded up the bag. With fiahing still closed for business I still want to stay on top of the bite and keep my family well fed. Great times. Read Full Report →


Big bluefin tuna trip!!

May 22, 2020

Took my uncle out for some big game fishing. He caught his first bluefin tuna. It weighed 116 pounds. It was a big boy. Fun family fishing until we can run trips again. Feel free to message me any… Read Full Report →