BAS Outdoors

Guiding local San Diego lakes is our primary focus with BAS Outdoors. You can also shop at our online store for hand made, tournament winning products.



BAS Outdoors Freshwater Fishing Experience
When it comes to guided freshwater fishing, BAS Outdoors is the ultimate choice for anglers seeking an extraordinary adventure. San Diego may not be the first destination that comes to mind for fishing enthusiasts, but our experiences will prove that it rivals even the most renowned fishing spots.

BAS Outdoors specializes in immersive freshwater fishing charters that primarily take place on scenic manmade lakes. These lakes offer not only an abundance of fish species but also convenient amenities such as public restrooms, playgrounds, and picnic facilities. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, our highly skilled guides will ensure you have an unforgettable time targeting a variety of fish, from prized trout and bass to bluegill, crappie, catfish, and carp.

What truly sets BAS Outdoors apart is the unparalleled opportunity to catch Largemouth Bass. Within minutes of downtown San Diego, there are numerous world-class fishing spots that could potentially land you in the record books. In fact, an impressive 10 out of the top 25 World Record Bass have been caught in San Diego area lakes! While bass fishing on our experiences is no easy task, our experienced guides will provide you with the best chance of success.

By fishing from our state-of-the-art boats, you'll have the advantage of accessing deeper waters and hidden hotspots that aren't reachable on foot. Our boats are meticulously equipped to handle any weather conditions, ensuring a comfortable and secure fishing experience. Moreover, our knowledgeable guides will share their expertise on the local ecosystem, fishing techniques, and weather patterns, giving you an edge in your pursuit of trophy fish.

A typical day on a BAS Outdoors freshwater fishing experience starts with meeting your guide at the lake or a designated meeting point. These experiences typically last around six hours, allowing for ample time to explore the waters, try various fishing techniques, and soak in the breathtaking surroundings. Safety is always our top priority, and our guides will go over all the necessary safety features and precautions before setting off.

Whether you're a local resident or visiting San Diego, BAS Outdoors freshwater fishing experiences offer an unmatched opportunity to connect with nature, challenge yourself, and revel in the thrill of catching remarkable fish. Don't miss out on this extraordinary adventure - book your freshwater fishing experience with BAS Outdoors today!

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Over 30 years experience

Hello, my name is Bruce Smith. I began my fishing career in 1991 and have held my 100 ton Master Mariner (Captains) license since 1995. Fishing freshwater or salt, conventional or with a fly is an obsession with me and I hope to pass some of what I’ve learned over the years to you.

Has held 100 ton Master Mariner license since 1995.

Lives in the proximity of the lakes to be guided on.

President of San Diego’s largest and oldest bass club for the past two seasons. San Diego Bassmasters.