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What are the best fishing charters in California?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 107 trips in California, and the most popular trips in the area are 6 hr (AM or PM) guided by Shaun, 6 Hour Trip (Kraken) guided by Nick, and 14 Hour or 16 Hour Trip (Nomad) guided by Nick.

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.

What types of fishing charters are common in California?

Offshore fishing is the most popular in California as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and river fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in California are: 1. yellowtail amberjack, 2. rockfish, 3. halibut, 4. yellowfin tuna, and 5. mahi mahi / dorado.

The most common fishing techniques in California are trolling, heavy tackle fishing, and jigging but kite fishing and light tackle 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 $683. The average price for a full day in California is $4,294.

When is the best time to go fishing in California?

The most popular season for fishing in California is summer, and most anglers book their trips 21 days in advance.

Where can I get 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.



How are fishing conditions in California?

California Fishing Reports from Our Damn Good Guides. See more reports for California.

    Sacramento River king salmon are hot right now! We are getting some nice fish up to 34 pounds! Fishing is a steady pick, averaging 3-5 fish a day.
    Sacramento River king salmon are hot right now! We are getting some nice fish up to 34 pounds! Fishing is a steady pick, averaging 3-5 fish a day.
    Sacramento River king salmon are hot right now! We are getting some nice fish up to 34 pounds! Fishing is a steady pick, averaging 3-5 fish a day.