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Lingcod Fishing Charters In California

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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 Francisco

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Premier Trip

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,140
Fishing in San Diego

Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Full Day Local Offshore

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31 ft 1 - 5 People From $2,000
Fishing in San Diego

Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Coronados Half Day Trip

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37 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,200
Fishing in San Diego

Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Full Day Local Offshore - 42’ Hershine

100% (1)
42 ft 1 - 12 People From $1,610
Fishing in Oxnard

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Oxnard

Santa Cruz Island Adventure

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22 ft 1 - 3 People From $975

Most Popular Types of Lingcod Trips in California

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Fishing in Bodega Bay
Fishing in Bodega Bay
Fishing in Bodega Bay
trip description for Bodega Bay Roundup in Bodega Bay

Captain Ty specializes in Salmon, Sturgeon, Rockfish, Lingcod, Dungeness Crab, Albacore Tuna and Halibut fishing trips in Northern California. Whether you're interested in catching that personal best Chinook Salmon, a monster Lingcod, some tasty Halibut, or the White Sturgeon of your dreams, Captain Ty has you covered. Trips include all gear, bait, pack ice for your catch and fillet of your catch if desired. Offering fishing trips for up to six people is no problem aboard Captain Ty's 2005 Parker 28' pilothouse. She's powered by twin Yamaha 225HP engines., and built to take anything that the California coast can throw her way. She's quite stable and comfortable, she has an overall length of 33' and a beam of 9' 6". She has a cabin to stay dry, working head, plenty of deck space and is equipped with top-of-the-line safety equipment including a life raft and EPIRB. She also sports Cannon Optimum 10 downriggers, large bait well, Furuno and Simrad electronics, custom Seeker downrigger rods, Shimano Trevala jigging rods, Avet reels (right and left handed) a variety of light tackle spinning gear, lures, jigs, bait. Captain Ty has all your needs covered. All you need to get out there is your sun protection and your California Fishing Licenses! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay Roundup

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28 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,800
Fishing in Oxnard
Fishing in Oxnard
Fishing in Oxnard
trip description for Santa Rosa Island Run in Oxnard

Captain JT is an expert when it comes to sportfishing off of Santa Rosa, also known as Outer Island! Your fishing trip will begin in the morning when the winds are low and the seas calm. On this trip, you'll be able to choose which species you'll target, and can select from wide range of fish, including Rockfish, Halibut, Bonito, Lingcod, Barracuda, Calico Bass, California Sheepshead, and more. These species inhabit the whole water column, from Barracuda up top to Halibut and Rockfish on the bottom. Many of these species are excellent eating, and Captain JT actually specializes in ikejime, a Japanese technique for quickly and humanely killing fish that also ensures the quality of the meat by preventing rigor mortis and cortisol build-up. He's happy to demonstrate the technique, and any keepers you want will be dispatched using this method. When you book a trip with Captain JT, you'll go aboard his 22' center console vessel and get after it! This state-of-the-art boat features a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a full suite of electronics including GPS, sonar, radio, and more, plus bait wells and ice boxes for your catches. Captain JT truly wants to make your time on the water special. Before the trip, he will get a sense of what’s important to your crew. If you have kids, be assured they will have a blast learning about fishing, what it is like to captain a boat and be on the sea. Let him know what you want to catch and he'll do what he can to put you on your target! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Oxnard

Santa Rosa Island Run

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22 ft 1 - 3 People From $1,085
Fishing in Pismo Beach
Fishing in Pismo Beach
Fishing in Pismo Beach
trip description for Pismo Beach Kayak Fishing Special in Pismo Beach

Whether you're an experienced fisherman looking to step into a kayak, a kayaker who wants to catch some monsters, or a beginner who wants to try it all, this trip is for you! No matter what you've done in the past, nothing compares to the thrill of chasing gamefish from a sit-on-top kayak; you're literally inches off the water's surface, and you'll feel every tug and turn as a big Lingcod, Rockfish, or Bass takes the line. These fish occupy the bottom of the water column, hanging out over rocks and structure where they can ambush prey. They also love kelp forests, so you'll target these areas looking for big hook-ups. To get bit, you'll bottomfish and jig on a variety of baits and lures. Let Michael be your guide—he's fished here for years and reliably puts his clients on trophy specimens! The kayaks, rods, reels, and tackle and totally provided for you! All you need to bring is your California Fishing License, sun protection, and a good attitude! Get out there and bag some keepers. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach Kayak Fishing Special

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11 ft 1 - 2 People From $500
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
trip description for San Diego Coastal Waters in San Diego

Owner Johnny and Captain Cassey specialize in private 4 pack charters aboard their Defiance 220 Admiral. Beyond helping you hook up ons of fish, they strive to give the best possible service they can while you and your group are out on the water. Located in beautiful San Diego California, their trips are perfect for all experience levels, whether your a new or experienced angler, or just looking for some family fun! On this inshore trip, you'll target the productive fishing grounds close to the dock. You'll be using live bait, bottomrigs, and many other special techniques to catch Rockfish (also known as Rockcod), Halibut, Lingcod, Yellowtail, Sheephead, Corbina, and much more! Captain Cassey's Defiance 220 Admiral is a pilothouse boat that comes equipped with top-of-the-line navigation and the best fishing electronics available! With safety being a top priority, she also has a radar system to help assist when visibility is difficult. Built-in live wells for bait, and plenty of fish boxes help store your keepers. This vessel can do up to 30 knots fully loaded, which cuts time getting out to the fishing grounds! You will need to bring your California State Fishing license with you to meet state regulations, but otherwise, Captain Cassey will provide everything else from rods, reels, tackle, bait, ice, and water, to laughs, fishing knowledge, and of course, loads of fun! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

San Diego Coastal Waters

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $850
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
trip description for San Diego 3/4 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 and offshore species, making this a great trip for people who want to do it all! Nearshore, you'll drift and bottomfish for Sheephead, Lingcod, Halibut, Calico Bass, and Rockfish. Further out, You'll be able to troll for Bluefin—the premier Pacific sportfish—as well as Mahi Mahi and Yellowtail Amberjack, which are a true California classic. 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

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

San Diego 3/4 Day Roundup

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28 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,375
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
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Everything to Know About Booking a California lingcod fishing charter

What are the best lingcod fishing charters in California?

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

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 13 lingcod trips in California, and the most popular trips in the area are 6 hr (AM or PM) guided by Shaun, San Francisco Bay Premier Trip guided by Craig, and Full Day Local Offshore guided by Nathan.

Our guides in California are rated a 4.67 out of 5 based on 2957 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 lingcod guides / fishing lessons in California? Check out our beginner and family friendly lingcod guides in California.

What types of lingcod fishing charters are common in California?

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

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

How much do California lingcod fishing charters cost?

for lingcod in California prices can range anywhere from about $850 to $2,315, but the average price for a half day trip for lingcod in California is $914. The average price for a full day trip for lingcod in California is $1,660.

What month is best for lingcod fishing in California?

The most popular season for lingcod fishing in California is summer, and most anglers book their trips 69 days in advance.

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

  • ★★★★★
    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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