Ironclad Sportfishing

Capt. Frank Pitetti San Diego, CA Incorporated Licensed Insured

Explore the waters of the West Coast with Ironclad Sportfishing and Captain Frank Petetti of San Diego, California!

Captain Frank is the owner and operator of Ironclad sportfishing. He grew up in New Jersey and started fishing with his in the 70’s. Captain Frank moved to South Florida and started commercial fishing. He worked on commercial sport boats and fished offshore as well as inshore, intercoastal and the Florida Keys. He eventually enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and ended up in Southern California and he’s been sport fishing the California waters ever since.

You and your guests will fish the waters of California aboard the Ironclad. She’s a beautiful 38’ sport fisherman. Her twin 375HP Caterpillar engines will get you to the fishing grounds in no time! She’s outfitted with state-of-the-art electronics, a live well, outriggers, and USCG approved safety gear. Up to 6 guests are welcome aboard and can take advantage of the creature comforts of home such as a kitchen and a fully equipped bathroom as well as a comfortable salon. Captain Frank welcomes children and all anglers, no matter your experience level.

Your fishing equipment is fully covered by Ironclad Sportfishing including rods, reels, tackle, and lures as well as fresh bait. Vary your techniques and get ready for an intense workout against monster fish on your trip with Ironclad Sportfishing. Get in touch with Captain Frank to explore waters over 60 miles away, and he’ll arrange a summer overnight trip. Soft drinks and snacks will be provided just don’t forget to purchase your fishing license on time and wear appropriate clothing and sun protection, Ironclad Sportfishing will do the rest.

On your trip with Ironclad Sportfishing you and your guests will explore the bays and kelp beds for the chance to go after some of California’s favorite fish. Try to fill the boat with delicious Rockfish, Halibut, Yellowtail, Cod, White Seabass, Ling Cod, Sheepshead, and many more delicious fish. Head offshore, and you’ll go after some seriously big fish including Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, Striped Marlin, and some even bigger Californian species. It doesn’t matter what you’re targeting,Captain Frank and is crew always strive to give you a memorable fishing experience.

Fishing is a perfect way to experience San Diego, California and Captain Frank will give you an amazing experience with Ironclad Sportfishing.

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  Launch Location

1908 Dana Landing Road, San Diego

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Trips start at $900

5 Trips

1-6 guests

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1986 38' Sport Fisherman

375 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

Select an Available Trip

private

HALF DAY (AM) TRIP- MARCH 1- DEC.31

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 1:00pm (6 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

This type of trip is a local inshore trip; target species are California Yellowtail, Rockfish, Vermilion, Ling Cod, Boccaccio (Salmon Grouper), Halibut, Whitefish, White Seabass, Calico Bass, San Bass, Barracuda.  Trip includes live bait, rod/reel and tackle.  Fishing license is the responsibility of the angler. This is a seasonal trip, March 1-Dec 31.

Includes:
drinks, snacks,

fish cleaning, rod/reel, tackle snacks and softdrinks
Close details

private

HALF DAY (PM) TRIP- MARCH 1- DEC.31

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 2:00pm to 8:00pm (6 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

This type of trip is a local inshore trip; target species are California Yellowtail, Rockfish, Vermilion, Ling Cod, Boccaccio (Salmon Grouper), Halibut, Whitefish, White Seabass, Calico Bass, San Bass, Barracuda.  Trip includes live bait, rod/reel and tackle.  Fishing license is the responsibility of the angler. This is a seasonal trip, March 1-Dec 31.

Includes:
drinks, snacks,

Fish Cleaning and all gear
Close details

private

3/4 DAY TRIP- MARCH 1- DEC.31

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 3:00pm (9 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

Our 3/4 Day trips offer 9 hour on the water.  This type of trip is a local inshore trip  or offshore; target species are Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, California Yellowtail, Rockfish, Vermilion, Ling Cod, Boccaccio (Salmon Grouper), Halibut, Whitefish, White Seabass, Calico Bass, San Bass, Barracuda.  Trip includes live bait, rod/reel and tackle.  Fishing license is the responsibility of the angler. This is a seasonal trip, March 1-Dec 31.

Includes:
drinks, snacks,

Fish Cleaning and all gear
Close details

private

CORONADO ISLANDS

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 5:00am to 5:00pm (12 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

The Coronado Islands are located just south of the U.S. Border in Mexican Waters.  The Coronado Islands and surrounding area offer some great fishing for Yellowtail, tuna, barracuda, bonito, rockfish, halibut and more.  Passports are required.

Includes:
drinks, snacks,

Fish Cleaning and all gear, Mexican fishing license, Visa and Bio Sphere bracelet
Close details

private

OVERNIGHT FREELANCE

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 9:00pm to 3:00pm (18 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

On our overnight trips, we travel to the offshore banks, generally 40-60 miles offshore.  Sleep on the way out and wake up at sunrise and your in the fishing grounds before the crowd gets there.  Target species are Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado and Yellowtail. Passports and Mexican fishing license may be required. Gear can be provided if needed.

Includes:
drinks, snacks,

fish cleaning
Close details

Fish Species

Barracuda
Bonito
Calico Bass
Cod
Halibut
Ling Cod
Mahi Mahi
Rockfish
Scorpion Fish
Sheepshead
Spiny Lobster
Spotted Bay Bass
Striped Marlin
Swordfish
White Bass
White Seabass
Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowtail

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Life Raft
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • EPIRB
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Cooler
  • Refrigerator

Facilities

  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Salon
  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Kite Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Fishing Location

  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Frank Pitetti

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length

38

Year Built

1986

Engine Manufacturer

Catepillar

Number of Engines

2

Engine Horsepower

375 HP