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Fishing in San Diego

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

6 Hr (AM Or PM)

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30 ft 1 - 4 People From $975
Fishing in San Diego

Inshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

San Diego Bay Half Day Trip

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36 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,300
Fishing in San Diego

Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Local Excursion - 42’ Hershine

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42 ft 1 - 12 People From $1,050
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Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Full Day Local Offshore

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31 ft 1 - 5 People From $2,000
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Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Coronado Islands Expedition

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28 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,895
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Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Full Day Local Offshore - 42’ Hershine

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42 ft 1 - 12 People From $1,610

Most Popular Types of Barracuda Trips in California

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Fishing in Los Angeles
Fishing in Los Angeles
Fishing in Los Angeles
trip description for 6 Hour Local Fishing in Los Angeles

This trip consists of a 6 hour day for Bass, Rockfish, Barracuda, sculpin and whats biting inshore given the season. Fishing has been amazing close to home! The Horseshoe Kelp is right at the doorstep where multiple types of species live. Enjoy great fishing, the best customer service, beautiful wildlife, and the gorgrous sunrise. All rods, tackle, bait and water a will be provided for our clients. Fish cleaning is included with the upmost standards. Our fish handling is with the upmost care, so know that your fish will be properly bled and kept properly for best tasting results . Sit back, relax,and let us provide the best experience for you & your guests! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Los Angeles

6 Hour Local Fishing

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $950
Fishing in Newport Beach
Fishing in Newport Beach
Fishing in Newport Beach
trip description for Newport Beach Local Waters in Newport Beach

Explore the local waters off Newport Beach, CA on this trip with Captain Matt! He's a pro when it comes to hooking up a ton of fish in this area, and will make sure to put you on 'em! You'll be targeting Halibut, Barracuda, and Striped Bass. Each of these species is a blast to catch, whether it's a 50-pound Halibut dragging your line, or an agile Barracuda trying to toss the hook. Halibut and Stripers are also delicious eating, so fill your cooler! Naturally, you'll use different techniques to target these species, including trolling, bottomfishing, trolling, and jigging to pick up bites! Depending on the season, weather, and your fishing preferences, Captain Matt will make sure that you're equipped with the right gear and tackle to get the job done. You'll get out there aboard his 25' Parker pilothouse, a fishing vessel that was purpose-built to handle anything the Pacific can throw your way. Originally built in 2001, she's been fitted with a 300HP Suzuki engine and top-notch electronics, including GPS, Sonar, radio, and more. Captain Matt will provide all rods, reels, bait, tackle, ice, small snacks and water. All you need to bring is a California Fishing License for 16 and older, as well as sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and any food or drinks you might want. There's also a cooler provided on board to store your food and drinks! Get out there and enjoy yourself on the beautiful Pacific Coast! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Newport Beach

Newport Beach Local Waters

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $950
Fishing in Los Angeles
Fishing in Los Angeles
Fishing in Los Angeles
trip description for 6-Hour Los Angeles Mixed Bag in Los Angeles

This full-day trip is designed to make the most of the world-renowned fishing off the coast of Los Angeles, CA. Here, cold Pacific currents make this area a perfect environment for catching big fish, and you'll be able to hook up a number of species including Barracuda, Calico Bass, Halibut, Sheephead, Rockfish, White Seabass, and more! Captain Tom is an expert angler, and he'll put you right on top of some of the best fishing grounds in the state. You fish the bottom for Rockfish and Halibut, troll for Barracuda, and drift for Bass and other species. Whatever you want to catch, Captain Tom is here to help you do it. You'll get out there aboard a 32' Luhrs sportfisher, purpose-built to handle anything the Pacific can throw your way. Originally built in 1995, she's been equipped with twin Yanmar 315HP engines. Electronics include radar, GPS, full radio communications, and more. Plus, she has outriggers for trolling, a restroom, and way more. Everything is provided for you, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Just bring some sunscreen and your California Fishing Licenses and you'll be good to go! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Los Angeles

6-Hour Los Angeles Mixed Bag

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32 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,200
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
trip description for Coronado Island Fishing Adventure in San Diego

This trip is one in a million. After leaving the dock in San Diego, you'll cruise offshore to the Coronado Islands, a barren group of rocky outcrops that are home to millions of migratory birds and tons of sea life. This area is one of the most productive fisheries in California, attracting pelagic predators such as Tuna as well as nearshore species such as Barracuda, Yellowtail Amberjack, Rockfish, and more. Captain Sam is an expert when it comes to hooking fish out here, so you can cross your fingers for the trip of a lifetime! Because there are so many species to target, you'll mix it up with several different fishing techniques. That could include trolling for Barracuda and Mahi, which love fast-moving baits and lures, and bottomfishing for Rockfish and Amberjack, which hang out near undersea structure, and even letting out some kites to hit surface-feeding Bluefin. Captain Sam will take everything into account, from the season to the weather to your preferences, and do whatever he can to get you on the fish. Captain Sam runs these trips on his brand new 2022 29-foot Defiance center console which is the ideal vessel for bombing it down to the Coronado Islands and bouncing around honey holes. With twin 300 Yamahas strapped to the back of that bad boy, you can get to the fishing grounds in dependable comfort. Since she can easily cruise up to 30 knots cutting through chop like butter, there is almost nowhere for the fish to hide from this beauty. She's decked out with a full suite of electronics, plus a comfortable forward cabin providing shade and protection for the surf. Everything you need for a great trip is provided for you. Just remember to wear proper clothing and bring some sun protection, a cooler with some snacks and drinks, and a California Fishing License. You'll also need your passport, because this trip will take you into Mexican waters. Get out there and have a blast! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Coronado Island Fishing Adventure

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29 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,693
Fishing in Los Angeles
Fishing in Los Angeles
Fishing in Los Angeles
trip description for LA Inshore/Nearshore Classic in Los Angeles

Although LA is know for it's music, celebrities, history, and more, Los Angeles is also a premier fishing destination, with a variety of fish species available to catch year-round. If you're looking for an exciting fishing adventure in Southern California, a charter trip with Captain TJ is the perfect choice! Captain TJ is a local fishing guide with years of experience on the waters of Los Angeles. He offers half and full-day fishing charters, where he will take you to the best fishing spots in the area to chase a variety of popular fish species, including Barracuda, Calico Bass, Rockfish, California Halibut, and Lingcod. These fish are perfect targets for anglers of all levels, and many make excellent eating as well. Since each species occupies a different part of the water column, you'll be able to test out a number of different baits and techniques as you fish. Captain TJ will provide you with top-quality fishing gear for the day, including rods, reels, and tackle. He will also provide expert instruction on how to catch the various fish species in the area! In addition to the fishing, Captain TJ's 48' Uniflite sportfisher is comfortable and spacious, with plenty of room for up to six anglers. She's purpose-built for fishing on the Pacific, and is equipped with all the necessary safety gear and electronics, so you can focus on reeling in your catch and catching some rays. Book a charter fishing trip with Captain TJ and experience the thrill of catching Barracuda, Calico Bass, Rockfish, and Lingcod in the beautiful waters of Los Angeles, California. It's a fishing adventure you won't soon forget! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Los Angeles

LA Inshore/Nearshore Classic

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48 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,150
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
trip description for San Diego Half Day Roundup in San Diego

From the inshore bays to the deep offshore water, San Diego is a saltwater angler's paradise. Get out there and discover these diverse fishing grounds with Captain Andrew, and put your fishing skills to the test! On this trip, you'll be able to target a diversity of nearshore species, making this a great trip for people who want to do it all! You'll drift and bottomfish for Pacific Barracuda, Calico Bass, Rockfish, and Yellowtail Amberjack. These fish are fun for anglers of all levels, and are excellent eating as well! Because there are so many species to target, you'll mix it up with several different fishing techniques. Depending on the season, weather, and your fishing preferences, Captain Andrew will make sure that you're equipped with the right gear and tackle to get the job done. You'll be out there aboard Andrew's 28' Boston Whaler center console. She's a sweet boat for deep-sea fishing, and runs twin Yamaha engines with a combined 50o horsepower. Everything you need for an epic day will be provided; all you need to bring is sun protection, your California Fishing Licenses, and a smile. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

San Diego Half Day Roundup

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28 ft 1 - 5 People From $925
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Everything to Know About Booking a California barracuda fishing charter

What are the best barracuda fishing charters in California?

Why should I book a barracuda fishing charter in California with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 21 barracuda 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 Local Excursion - 42’ Hershine guided by Nathan.

Our guides in California are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2960 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

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.

Looking for kid friendly barracuda guides / fishing lessons in California? Check out our beginner and family friendly barracuda guides in California.

What types of barracuda fishing charters are common in California?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for barracuda in California as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

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

How much do California barracuda fishing charters cost?

for barracuda in California prices can range anywhere from about $950 to $2,400, but the average price for a half day trip for barracuda in California is $955. The average price for a full day trip for barracuda in California is $1,760.

What month is best for barracuda fishing in California?

The most popular season for barracuda fishing in California is summer, and most anglers book their trips 39 days in advance.

Do I need a California fishing license for barracuda and what are the bag limits for barracuda 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.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip wonderful time. We caught an astonishing variety of fish! Everyone had a great time.

    John H. with Shaun U. of San Diego, California

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time on our trip with Captain Nathan’s crew! Noah was our skipper, and Nick was the deckhand. They were both helpful and engaging, and always there to lend a hand. Would definitely recommend for both beginner and experienced anglers!

    Elena G. with Nathan B. of San Diego, California

  • ★★★★★
    Bobby was our captain and he treated myself, my son and my grandson like we owned the boat. He was very professional and courteous and answered all our questions. He gave us choices which no other service has in the past. This was much appreciated and I plan on returning again.

    John P. with Shaun U. of San Diego, California

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