With over 26 years of experience running 4-pack and 6-pack charters out of San Diego, Nathan and his knowledgeable & friendly crew will use their expertise to put your on seasonal bites and the best “hot spots” via the most current fishing reports, off of San Diego and Mexican waters. We can take up to 13 anglers plus 2 crew members on shorter and non-fishing trips. The 42’ “The Long Run” and 31’ Witchy Woman (our 45 knot vessel) & crew is ready to provide you and your party with an experience you won’t soon forget!
Fish and Trips
The Long Run Sportfishing Charters specialize in custom, private and semi-private fishing trips as short as 1/2 day (6 hours to 3 days 72 hrs) Each trip will be tailored to the season’s bite and what you want to catch. Overnight trips target Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Dorado, Yellowtail, Shark and Marlin during the warmer months. Shorter, half day 6 hour and 3/4 day 10 hour trips often target San Diego’s Yellowtail, Bonito, Barracuda, Bass or bottom fish such as Sheepshead, Ling Cod, Sculpin, Sand Bass, and Halibut. Whether you are a larger group looking for a corporate bonding experience, have family and desire a more local and relaxed approach or are looking for the fastest hardcore charter boat in San Diego you have come to the right place.
If shark fishing is something you’re interested in, San Diego waters have a great deal to offer anglers in search of that special catch. March – November is the season to catch Mako and Thresher sharks to 1000 pounds!!! There are also good scores on Leopard Sharks, Shovel-Nose Sharks, Angel Sharks, Seven Gill Sharks and the common Smooth Hounds locally. We have two World Record Leopard sharks both caught off The Long Run in San Diego Bay.
Here at The Long Run, we are large proponents of responsible shark fishing & conserving a healthy shark population encouraging catch and release when appropriate. Sharks can produce only a few offspring per year making overfishing a concern, particularly with Longliners off the coast of Southern California. In addition we try to take only males as an added effort to preserve these fascinating creatures and ensure that there is a healthy shark population in San Diego for years to come. Our vision is to preserve the future of sport fishing for future generations by respecting this spectacular resource.
More than Fishing Trips
“The Long Run” is also available for private parties, Surf Trips, Dive Trips, Bay Cruises, Whale Watching and more. It is your trip and our goal is to create a custom experience for every party. We are typically very hands or or we can offer our vessel for those more experienced to run their own show. We realize that there are wide ranges of experience requests and are happy to cater to anglers of any level of experience.
“Nathan Beall has been operating his Fishing Charter business since 1994 out of San Diego. His passion for fishing had him into 5 boats by the time he began catering to others fishing needs by the age of 22. Sensing that many others view amazing fishing trips as some of the highlights of ones life “particularly as a youth,” he began taking more pleasure in seeing this accomplished for others as he was lucky enough to have a Father introduce fishing to him at the age of 3.
The Long Run is a class act operation that gets you on the fish! I normally fish on sport boats but decided to give this a shot. I hopped on board the Witchy Woman center console and was ready to go. The yellowfin pushed down south but captain Nathan decided to make the 70 mile run! Man this boat is fast, we got down to the grounds in no time. All I can say is that if you want to get on a boat with the drive to find the fish this is the boat for you!-Sam S
Had a great time fishing for halibut on a last minute plan to go fishing. Nathan made sure we got our time out as well as the Capt found some great locations.-Greg S
Great trip knowledgeable captain caught lots of halibut. It was great to get out on the water and catch some great tasting halibut-Kurt B
Excellent captain and crew! As good as it gets!! Captain Nathan is very professional and knowledgable. Wonderful adventure!-Maisy F
Captain Eric and Mike went above and beyond to make sure our fishing experience was fantastic. Special shout out to Captain Mike for putting us on the Halibut! Highly recommend The Long Run Sportsfishing! Thank you!!!-Shannon F
On a quest to finally catch some yellow fin tuna, my father and I looked everywhere online for reputable sport fishing charters in San Diego, and boy did we pick the right one. We went on a full day trip with Mike and Randy on The Long Run Sportfishing and caught some seriously nice fish. The boat was spacious and the crew was solid. For anyone serious about catching some tuna, these are the guys. The Long Run is a class act all around and a pleasure to fish on. Special thanks to Nathan, Mike, and Randy for making it happen, will definitely be back for another trip-Jonathan S
Just finished an awesome 18 hour trip with Nathan on The Long Run~ He is a talented fisherman with over 25 years of experience and it showed. With in a few hours of trolling we hooked up a nice blue fin tuna and finished the trip with 9 20+ pound yellowfin tuna 10 fish for 3 anglers! The boat is 40 feet long and you can walk around the entire boat giving you plenty of fishing area. If deep sea fishing is not your thing they offer nice local halibut and bass fishing in San Diego Bay and La Jolla Kelp as well. Thank you Nathan! Will definitely do it again!-Jason T