The Port of San Diego’s 40th Annual Day at The Docks – FREE West Coast public celebration of sportfishing will take place on Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 9 AM to 5 PM. The festival marks the official start of San Diego’s Spring Saltwater fishing season and there is no other event quite like San Diego’s Day At The Docks!
The event is held against the backdrop of San Diego’s dynamic sportfishing fleet located in Point Loma at Harbor Drive and Scott Street. The San Diego fleet is unique in many ways – it is the largest assembled sportfishing found fleet anywhere in the world. The boats in the San Diego fleet are some of the most sophisticated, with capabilities of operating trips which in range the fleet are some of the world’s most productive and prolific fish-filled waters off southern California and the coast of Mexico
The festival attracts families with kids of all ages, members of the general public – many of whom may never have set foot on a boat before or understand the role played by the Sportfishing industry in San Diego, as well as novice and experienced anglers. The day provides the opportunity to discover new adventures, explore the latest in fishing tackle and techniques, walk aboard and tour boats in the fleet, talk with the captains and crews, take a ride on a boat and partake in the many activities planned for the day.
•Fishing and boating “how-to” seminars presented by an all-star lineup of captains and fishing experts
• Exhibits by more than 200 fishing tackle and boat manufacturers and community groups
• Marine art, clothing, and accessories
• Cooking demos by local chefs
• Fish fillet demonstrations.
• Contests and prizes for casting and knot tying
• Free fishing areas for kids
• A captains’ dunk tank
• Drawings for thousands of dollars in prizes
• Boat rides around San Diego Bay, $3 per person