Welcome Aboard the Prowler

Welcome Aboard the Prowler! I want to thank every angler who chose to fish with us – another great year and one not to be forgotten. We continue to see outstanding fishing locally with consistent quality spring Bluefin Tuna dominating the local action!

Welcome Aboard the Prowler

The Prowler will be running limited-load trips, and we’ll be running Offshore targeting Bluefin Tuna, Yellowtail, and more! Daily Trips depart @ 10:00 a.m. and return in the evening. 29 passenger maximum. The ticket price includes Mexican Permits and a Mexican Travel Visa if required.

The Prowler will be fishing in the annual San Diego Offshore Jackpot! This is a great opportunity for all anglers to be in the competition now consisting of 17 boats. The Jackpot will be doled out to the three largest fish weighed in! An extended overnight 1-day tournament between sport boat passengers will pit experienced captains against each other as they battle for glory! The trip cost included your jackpot buy-in. Spots are limited, so book early and feel free to contact the Fisherman’s Landing for complete details.

Our Fishing Trips

San Diego Sportfishing doesn’t get any better – and the Prowler continues to be the favorite choice for anglers wanting the finest in boat, crew, and fishing! We have all the gear you will need so you don’t need to bring anything. Even if this is your first time fishing, we can give you top-of-the-line spinning rods to get started. We’re one of the widest sportfishing boats in Southern California – and that means more fishing comfort.

We offer limited-load open party 1 and 1.5 Day trips fishing the outer banks of Southern California and Baja California, Mexico for Albacore, Yellowfin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Dorado, and more during the summer and fall seasons and fish locally for Yellowtail, White Sea Bass, Barracuda, Bonito, Calico Bass and more during the spring and late fall. Private charters are available for booking.

Our reputation speaks for itself. We take great pride in our operation and our crew. We know that our ongoing commitment to superior customer service guarantees every angler a great day of fishing aboard the Prowler. We know you have many choices. We hope to see you aboard the Prowler this year.

About the Prowler

The Prowler has a prime spot in the rich history of sport fishing. Built by Ditmar Donaldson in Newport Beach, the Prowler has a revolutionary design. It is low to the water and super wide. Previous owners include fishing legends Joel Hays, Bill Poole of Excel Sportfishing, and Tommy Gifford Award winner Mike Groesbeck. To this day, the Prowler is one of the widest sport fishing boats.

Past and present, the Prowler is one of the finest sportfishing boats in Southern California. The boat fishes exceptionally well, with Tuna and other species eager to come to the corner. Hopefully, you’ve had the good fortune to experience first-hand the great fishing we’ve enjoyed over the years.

The Prowler was designed with two things in mind – Fishing and comfort.

  • 65 ft. X 22 ft. and low to the water – perfect for the optimum fishing conditions.
  • Twin 9.2L Electronic Cummins Diesels (low emission, high-efficiency engines).
  • New upholstery in Galley & Bridge.
  • 35 kW John Deer / Northern Lights Generator.

Equipped with all the latest navigational and fish-finding gear including:

  • Furuno Radar and Wesmar Side-Scanning Sonar.
  • 2 GPS systems for positioning and input of fish location information.
  • Chilled seawater fish hold and three large live bait tanks.
  • Sleeps 35 with freshwater shower.
  • Completely remodeled state-of-the-art galley.

Over the years, many modifications have been made to the boat. We re-powered the boat with new Twin 9.2L Electronic Cummins Diesels (low emission, high-efficiency engines). Complimenting the hull is a vast array of electronics: from radars to GPS navigation to side-scanning sonar, we have the ability to get to the hot fishing areas quickly, quietly, and with pinpoint accuracy.

We upgraded our chilled-seawater fish hold to provide our anglers with the best quality refrigeration for their catch. We chill your catch to 34 degrees immediately, ensuring your catch arrives at the dock in pristine condition. With our new chute, your fish slide into the hold. The Prowler has kill boxes to hold fish prior to being placed in the RSW fish hold.

Meet the Crew – Captain Buzz Brizendine

Buzz has been in the fishing business since he started his career working with Rhode Island Charter Fishing Boats out of Pt. Judith. Then he moved to San Diego and started working on the “New Lo-An” under Dick Gaydosh.

Buzz received his Captain’s license and continued on the “New Lo-An” under the new owner Don Sansome. Once Buzz had his license he started running trips and became Don’s full-time relief skipper.

Buzz made a significant career move when Don Sansome started to run the “Qualifier 105” and Buzz moved with him becoming the second ticket. Buzz continued to run long-range trips on the Qualifier all the way through till he decided to make the leap to become an Owner/ Operator.

Buzz teamed up with Nick Cates and bought the Prowler. Buzz has been running this boat ever since and has built a significant reputation as one of the premier overnight fishing operations in the San Diego fleet.

Today, Buzz is one of the most respected Captains in the San Diego area. He is the Owner of the Prowler, which is one of the top one-to-two-day fishing boats operating out of San Diego. You often can hear Buzz on the Let’s Talk HookUp show.