Duane Diego

Fueled by decades of experience and his passion to achieve the goal of providing the ultimate Southern California fishing experience, Captain Duane “Diego” Mellor has built an unbreakable reputation as one of the most knowledgable, consistent, hard working and well-respected captains in the nation. This reputation is backed by being voted as Charter Captain of the Year in 2019 by the readers of Sportfishing Magazine. Hailing from San Diego, California Duane is the owner and operator of the highly acclaimed Pinnacle Sportfishing outfit. A small boat charter fleet, boosting three beautiful, fully-rigged sportfishing vessels, including an Everglades 335 center console, a Parker 2820 XLD and a Parker 2510 XLD. Each of these boats are fully rigged and specialize in targeting all gamefish that live in or migrate through Southern California waters. From giant bluefin tuna to swordfish, yellowtail to halibut and everything in between, Duane and his Pinnacle Sportfishing team are the go-to choice for the ultimate day on the water!