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12 Hour Offshore Tuna

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26 ft 1 - 3 People From $2,800
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6 Hour Local Fishing

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11 Hour Catalina Fishing Experience

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,750
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LA Inshore/Nearshore Classic

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48 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,150
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6-Hour Los Angeles Mixed Bag

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32 ft 1 - 5 People From $1,200
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Lobster Hooping - 21' Bayliner

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21 ft 1 - 6 People From $750

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Fishing in Dana Point

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Dana Point Extended Offshore Trip

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12 Hour Offshore Tuna

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26 ft 1 - 3 People From $2,800
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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Newport Beach

San Clemente Island Full Day

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,800
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Dana Point 24-Hour Adventure

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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Los Angeles

11 Hour Catalina Fishing Experience

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,750
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Offshore Full Day

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Dana Point Half Day Excursion

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LA Inshore/Nearshore Classic

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Long Beach Nearshore Adventure

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6 Hour Local Fishing

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Dana Point 24-Hour Adventure

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6-Hour Los Angeles Mixed Bag

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LA Inshore/Nearshore Classic

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Deep Sea, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Long Beach

4 Hour Fishing Experience

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6 Hour Local Fishing

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $950
Fishing in Newport Beach

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Jetties, Reefs, And Kelp—Oh My!

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $850
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Newport Beach Local Waters

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Fishing in Oxnard
Fishing in Oxnard
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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

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Santa Rosa Island Run

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22 ft 1 - 3 People From $1,085
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

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Newport Beach Local Waters

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Fishing in Dana Point
Fishing in Dana Point
Fishing in Dana Point
trip description for Dana Point 24-Hour Adventure in Dana Point

If you're an avid angler looking for the offshore trip of a lifetime, look no further than this adventure with Captain Anton! He's a true specialist when it comes to finding, hooking, and landing top-tier sportfish, including Giant Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin, and even Striped Marlin! On this trip, you'll spend two full days fishing, with one night in between. If you're aiming to catch a personal record, this is the way to do it! Plus, watching the stars at night from out deep on the Pacific is an experience like no other. This area, between Dana Point and Catalina Island, 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, Rockcod, and more. Captain Anton is en expert when it comes to hooking fish out here, and he'll make sure to put you right on the fish. You'll be fishing aboard his 36' Blackman sportfisher. She's a real beauty, and features a large bait capacity, a refrigerated fish-hold for your keepers, Furuno side-scanning sonar, depthfinder, bunks, full onboard bathroom, and a kitchen with a Keurig coffee maker! Plus, she has a wide deck to give you plenty of room to fight the fish. Captain Anton will provide everything you need for a blue-ribbon day out there! Just bring proper clothing and your California fishing license and you'll be set to go. Read More

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Dana Point 24-Hour Adventure

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Fishing in Long Beach
Fishing in Long Beach
Fishing in Long Beach
trip description for 4 hour Fishing Experience in Long Beach

This trip can consist of a 4-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

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4 Hour Fishing Experience

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $800
Fishing in Newport Beach
Fishing in Newport Beach
Fishing in Newport Beach
trip description for Full Day Catalina Island in Newport Beach

On this full-day fishing adventure, you'll strike out for Catalina Island, a narrow outcrop that's home to millions of migratory birds and tons of sea life. The Catalina Channel 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. Your intrepid Captain, Matt, has also accomplished the incredible feat of swimming this channel, a 21-mile swim in cold water that's prone to major currents and waves. Ask him about his story—it's truly mind-blowing. On this trip you'll be targeting Halibut, Bonito, Calico Bass, Yellowtail Amberjack, Barracuda, and Striped Bass! All of these species offer different challenges for anglers; Halibut are massive bottomfish that fight hard all the way onto the deck, Bonito are lightning-fast topwater runners, Yellowtail are stubborn fighters with a ton of endurance, and Striped Bass have a ton of stamina for extra-long fights. 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 everything 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

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Full Day Catalina Island

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,600
Fishing in Newport Beach
Fishing in Newport Beach
Fishing in Newport Beach
trip description for Offshore Full Day in Newport Beach

On this full-day fishing adventure, you'll target big-time California sportfish species, including Tuna, Mahi, and more! This fishery, off the coast of Newport Beach, CA, is one of the most productive in California, attracting pelagic predators who come to feast on baitfish, squid and more. On this trip, Captain Matt will take you deep offshore to find the best areas for Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna. If you're an offshore angler who has yet to feel the power of a Pacific Bluefin Tuna, this trip has your name on it! Bluefin are famous worldwide for their speed, power, endurance, and fighting ability, with huge dives and long runs that will test any fisherman. When it comes to finding and hooking these big-time sportfish, Captain Matt is your man. To locate these fish—which can be found anywhere from ten to fifty miles offshore—Captain Matt watches for birds, which follow schools of baitfish; he also looks for "foaming" at the surface, which indicates Tuna feeding; and communicates with other boats to zero in on the fish. When hunting these fish, you'll use techniques including trolling, drifting, and casting right into the school! 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 everything 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

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Offshore Full Day

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,700
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Los Angeles

What are the best fishing charters in Los Angeles?

Why should I book a fishing charter in Los Angeles with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 8 trips in Los Angeles, and the most popular trips in the area are 12 hour Offshore Tuna guided by Harry, 6-Hour Los Angeles Mixed Bag guided by Tom, and 11 Hour Catalina Fishing Experience guided by Harry.

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 charters / fishing lessons in Los Angeles? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Los Angeles.

What types of fishing charters are common in Los Angeles?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular type of fishing in Los Angeles as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Los Angeles are: 1. calico bass, 2. halibut, 3. white seabass, 4. yellowtail amberjack, and 5. barracuda.

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

How much do Los Angeles fishing charters cost?

Prices in Los Angeles can range anywhere from about $795 to $2,215, but the average price for a half day trip in Los Angeles is $915. The average price for a full day trip in Los Angeles is $1,861.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Los Angeles?

The most popular season for fishing in Los Angeles is spring, and most anglers book their trips 42 days in advance.

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

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

Popular Types of Fishing In Los Angeles

Los Angeles fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Los Angeles include deep-sea fishing, sportfishing, and fly fishing.

Deep-sea fishing charters take you out to the open ocean where you can catch big game fish like tuna, marlin, and swordfish. Sportfishing charters are perfect for those looking to catch a variety of fish like bass, halibut, and yellowtail. Fly fishing charters are great for those who prefer a more peaceful and scenic experience, targeting trout and other freshwater fish in the local rivers and streams.

Some of the most common fish to catch in Los Angeles include yellowtail, white seabass, halibut, barracuda, and calico bass. Depending on the type of fishing charter you choose, you may also have the opportunity to catch tuna, marlin, and other big game fish.

Los Angeles fishing charters often depart from popular landmarks like Marina del Rey and Long Beach. These locations offer easy access to the open ocean and are home to some of the best fishing spots in the area.

The Best Places To Fish In Los Angeles

Los Angeles may be known for its beaches and Hollywood glamour, but it's also a great destination for fishing enthusiasts. From freshwater lakes to the Pacific Ocean, here are some of the best places to fish in Los Angeles, California. Don't forget to check out the fishing charters available in the area for a guided experience.

1. Santa Monica Pier - A popular spot for pier fishing, Santa Monica Pier offers a chance to catch a variety of fish including halibut, mackerel, and perch.

2. Lake Balboa - Located in the San Fernando Valley, Lake Balboa is stocked with catfish, bass, and trout, making it a great spot for freshwater fishing.

3. Long Beach - With its proximity to the ocean, Long Beach offers a chance to catch a variety of fish including yellowtail, white seabass, and barracuda. Consider booking a fishing charter for a guided experience.

4. Castaic Lake - Known for its large-mouth bass, Castaic Lake is a popular spot for freshwater fishing. It's also home to trout, catfish, and bluegill.

5. Redondo Beach Pier - Another great spot for pier fishing, Redondo Beach Pier offers a chance to catch a variety of fish including halibut, yellowtail, and white seabass. Consider booking a fishing charter for a guided experience.

6. Hansen Dam - Located in the San Fernando Valley, Hansen Dam is stocked with catfish, bass, and trout, making it a great spot for freshwater fishing.

7. Marina Del Rey - With its proximity to the ocean, Marina Del Rey offers a chance to catch a variety of fish including halibut, yellowtail, and white seabass. Consider booking a fishing charter for a guided experience.

Other Things To Do In Los Angeles

While Los Angeles fishing charters are a popular attraction, there is so much more to do in this bustling city. Take a hike in Griffith Park, visit the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, or catch a game at Dodger Stadium. For a taste of culture, head to the Getty Center or the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. If you're looking for some thrills, check out Universal Studios Hollywood or Six Flags Magic Mountain. And of course, no trip to LA is complete without a visit to the beach - hit up Santa Monica or Venice Beach for some sun and sand.

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