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Widely known as “Surf City,” Huntington Beach is the laid-back neighbor of nearby Long Beach. Mile-long sandy beaches, big waves, and incredible fishing grounds make this SoCal city near perfect. Through exploring the Huntington Beach fishing scene you’ll get to experience this Pacific paradise from the best vantage point – the ocean!

The local inshore fishing scene mostly focuses on sand and mud flats fishing. White Seabass tend to be the most popular catch inshore, but far from the only one. Summertime means you’re up against Barracuda and Sand Bass, while the winter months are all about that Halibut bite. Head north of the flats and you’ll hit kelp beds teeming with the likes of California Sheephead and Calico Bass.

Serious sportfishing anglers have several options for fishing in the deep blue. Santa Catalina Island is the first offshore location you’ll want to check out. Yellowfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, and Mahi Mahi are all over these waters come summertime. Not only that, but the local reefs are swarming with Barracuda, Yellowtail Amberjack, and many more. For Bluefin Tuna action, head even further out towards San Clemente Island.

For an offshore trip, you’ll want to set aside at least a full day to make the most out of the action. This way, you’ll account for the 30+ mile travel time, too. Fishing success in the Huntington Flats is easily accomplished on a half day trip, however, you won’t be bored if you opt for a full day trip either! To find the perfect charter boat for you, head to one of the many marinas lining the Huntington Harbor.


Rules & Regulations

All anglers over the age of 16 will need to purchase a California fishing license before wetting a line. Likewise, Huntington Beach is no exception to California’s strict possession and size limit rules. To ensure you’re fishing within the law, it’s best to head out with a reputable captain.

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The start of the year is one of those times when the best thing to do is to just stay inshore and go after the droves of White Seabass you’re bound to find there.


Inshore fishing is still the way to go in February. Whether it’s White Seabass, Calico Bass, or Halibut, there’s plenty of work to be done!


The water temperature slowly starts to rise, which means more fish to go after! California Sheephead, Rockfish, Lingcod, and Sharks are just some of the species you can find.


April is when things start getting really good in Huntington Beach. Trips to Horseshoe Kelp are especially rewarding this time of year.


Expect the Barracuda bite to be absolutely on fire, and it’s just one of many available species. Top-notch Calico Bass and Halibut action is pretty much a given.


Summer is here, and with it comes a good time for Tuna fishing. Yellowfin Tuna action will keep getting better and better as the month draws to an end.


Be sure to check out the amazing offshore fishing if you’ve got the time to do so! Catalina Island is home to Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and even some Marlin.


August is the last call for any offshore enthusiasts who haven’t had the chance to cast their lines yet. Enjoy the great Tuna, Yellowtail, and Mahi Mahi bite!


Peak season is over, but you can still have a great time with a lot of fish. Yellowtail Amberjack are still here in droves, and so are Yellowfin Tuna.


October is a good time to check what’s going on at the reefs. Plenty of Rockfish, Lingcod, and Halibut to go around for a fun day on the water.


The pelagics are pretty much gone for the year, but don’t let that stop you! With White Seabass, Sharks, Rockfish, and Calico Bass, you’ll be keeping busy.


The year may be drawing to a close, but the fish have other plans. Rockfish and Halibut tend to be the main targets in December.

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Mark B. fished with Ez Sportfishing on April 10, 2021
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Nice trip. Boat is geared more toward fishing than comfort. Overall very good experience.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Huntington Beach

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Huntington Beach costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $763, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,400. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Huntington Beach is 30 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, Ez Sportfishing, Full Spectrum Sport Fishing, and Hookers And Cookers are some of the most popular fishing charters in Huntington Beach, California. Full list of top fishing charters in Huntington Beach.

Full Spectrum Sport Fishing and Hookers And Cookers received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Huntington Beach.

The best way to experience fishing in Huntington Beach is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Huntington Beach, California.

The most popular fish species you can target are Yellowtail Amberjack, Halibut, and Tuna (Bluefin). Top fishing techniques include deep sea fishing, light tackle, and bottom fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

October is a good time to check what’s going on at the reefs. Plenty of Rockfish, Lingcod, and Halibut to go around for a fun day on the water. Check availability for local fishing charters in Huntington Beach.

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