The Port of San Diego will be hosting its 35th annual Day at The Docks on Sunday, April 13.
The free event is the official start of Southern California's spring saltwater fishing season and will be held at San Diego Sportfishing Landings, located at 1403 Scott St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event is family friendly and will feature more than 200 exhibits, live local entertainment and raffles of fishing equipment donated by sponsors and exhibitors.
The sportfishing industry's leading manufacturers will display the latest in fishing tackle. Bay tours will be available, along with displays by marine artists and fishing tackle experts, food, entertainment, children's fishing, contests and prizes.
Captains and crews aboard their boats will share their knowledge acquired over a lifetime. Recognized experts will conduct seminars covering different aspects of sportfishing. Local chefs will offer tips on how to prepare and cook your catch.
Children will be introduced to the San Diego Rod & Reel Club and San Diego Anglers.
“We invite the public to participate in this family-friendly event and help us kick off the spring saltwater fishing season,” said Port of San Diego Chairman Bob Nelson. “This is a great opportunity to introduce children to this exciting San Diego outdoor sport with free, on-the-spot lessons from some of our fleet's most accomplished fishers.”
Free parking and round-trip shuttle service from Shelter Island will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.