California Fishing Charters

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What are the best fishing charters in California?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 57 trips in California, and the most popular trips in the area are 6 hr (AM or PM) guided by Shaun, San Diego Bay Half Day Trip guided by Kevin, and Full Day Local Offshore Trip - 31' Chris Craft guided by Nathan.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

The most popular cities to book a charter in California are San Diego, Long Beach and Newport Beach.

What types of fishing charters are common in California?

Nearshore fishing is the most popular in California as well as deep sea fishing, inshore fishing, and river fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in California are: 1. yellowtail amberjack, 2. halibut, 3. rockfish, and 4. barracuda.

The most common fishing techniques in California are bottom fishing, trolling, and light tackle fishing but heavy tackle fishing and artificial lure fishing are popular as well.

How much do California fishing charters cost?

in California prices can range anywhere from $350 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day in California is $654. The average price for a full day in California is $1,966.

When is the best month to go fishing in California?

The most popular season for fishing in California is summer, and most anglers book their trips 41 days in advance.

Do I need a California fishing license and what are the bag limits in California?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in California, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in California. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in California.

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