Cortez Sportfishing - San Diego, CA
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1717 Quivira Road, San Diego, CA 92109

(619) 224-3383



Jim Hughes

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Cortez Sportfishing
1717 Quivira Road
San Diego, CA 92109

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The charter vessel Cortez is 60' long by 20' wide. The Cortez offers very comfortable accommodations for up to and including 20 passengers, including an air conditioned salon and bunk room. Because great emphasis is put on the care of your catch aboard the Cortez, a spray brine refrigerated fish hold is used on all trips. This is the same system used aboard the long range fishing vessels.

The crew of the Cortez brings many years of local and long range fishing to the Southern California fleet. Owner/operator Jim Hughes has fished commercially for tuna as well as having been a captain in the California sport fleet for almost all of his life. An aggressive fish catching attitude in combination with his demand for top shelf customer service make Jim Hughes and the Cortez an operation of the finest quality. Also note that all prices are subject to change without notice. Should there be any substantial increase in the price of diesel fuel, we may find it necessary to impose a fuel surcharge.


Upcoming Trips

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Charter Rates

Trip Types Season AnglersMon - Thu Fri - Sun
Overnight Summer 22 $6,000 $6,000
1.5 Day Summer 22 $7,500 N/A
2 Day Summer 22 $9,500 $9,500
Prices subject to change without notice. Call the landing for exact pricing.

(20) Trips based on 20 passengers. Each additional passenger will be $150 per day plus food.

Recent Cortez Fish Counts
Trip Type
Trip Details
Fish Count
2.5 Day Trip
16 Anglers
100 California Yellowtail, 12 Dolphinfish, 28 Yellowfin Tuna
1.5 Day Trip
12 Anglers
24 Dolphinfish
2.5 Day Trip
17 Anglers
56 Bluefin Tuna, 56 Dolphinfish
2.5 Day Trip
17 Anglers
68 Bluefin Tuna
2.5 Day Trip
15 Anglers
54 Bluefin Tuna (up to 100 pounds), 12 California Yellowtail
1.5 Day Trip
12 Anglers
23 Bluefin Tuna, 7 California Yellowtail
2.5 Day Trip
19 Anglers
37 Bluefin Tuna, 7 California Yellowtail
2.5 Day Trip
17 Anglers
17 Bluefin Tuna, 7 California Yellowtail, 10 Kelp Bass
2.5 Day Trip
14 Anglers
14 Bluefin Tuna (up to 281 pounds)
1.5 Day Trip
14 Anglers
1 California Barracuda, 6 California Yellowtail, 36 Kelp Bass, 25 Pacific Bonito