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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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January

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.

February

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!

March

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

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

May

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.

June

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.

July

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

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!

September

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

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.

November

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.

December

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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I think early morning fishing is the best. I suggest at least half a day. The sea was very calm, hardly any waves and easy to catch the fishes. If you go deeper into the sea, you should be able to catch much larger fishes.
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I think early morning fishing is the best. I suggest at least half a day. The sea was very calm, hardly any waves and easy to catch the fishes. If you go deeper into the sea, you should be able to catch much larger fishes.
Daniel  C.
Daniel C. Singapore
Nice trip. Boat is geared more toward fishing than comfort. Overall very good experience.
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Nice trip. Boat is geared more toward fishing than comfort. Overall very good experience.
Mark  B.
Mark B. San Bernardino, California

Full Spectrum Sport Fishing
Full Spectrum Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 11 reviews
Had a great time! Captain is very accommodating and very friendly. Teaches you how to drop the hoop and pull it back up with minimal effort. Thanks Woody!
Alex  C.
Alex C. Cypress, CA
Full Spectrum Sport Fishing
Full Spectrum Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 11 reviews
Captain Woody had us on the fish immediately. Knew alll the spots and got there quick. Great with a group of 14 year old boys and taught them all they need to know. Was an awesome bday experience for my son.
Jeff  C.
Jeff C. Riverside, CA
Strictly Catalina – FinnCo Charters
Strictly Catalina – FinnCo Charters
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 10 reviews
Amazing time with the Capt he taught us so much about fishing and didn't stop until we caught fish. Awesome awesome time
Brady  H.
Brady H. Moriches, NY
HB Sportfishing
HB Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 13 reviews
Hunter was great, we had a successful day fishing. Took us to many spots to check out. Highly recommend!
Anna  D.
Anna D. San Pedro, California
Ez Sportfishing
Ez Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 28 reviews
EZ and crew were wonderful. Tried all night and didn't let up until we filled up our hoop. Will go again.
Frank  R.
Frank R. Templeton, CA
Ez Sportfishing
Ez Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 28 reviews
Our family had so much for fun fishing by Catalina. You can tell Captain Eric is an experienced fisherman, and he was great at helping everyone in our family, especially our kids. Thanks for an unforgettable experience.
Alicia  S.
Alicia S. Caliente, NV
Ez Sportfishing
Ez Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 28 reviews
Had a great day on the water with Captain Woody. Kept rods bent all day. Put a bunch of Keepers in the boat and released a bunch more. Great day of fishing!
Edward  J.
Edward J. Running Springs, CA
Strictly Catalina – FinnCo Charters
Strictly Catalina – FinnCo Charters
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 10 reviews
Great trip. Captain had everything we needed and was willing to teach. We hit way more spots than I thought we would looking for bites, which put us on a lot of fish. Highly recommend for a smaller/faster trip.
Jayd  M.
Jayd M. Tempe, AZ
Ez Sportfishing
Ez Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 28 reviews
Randy and Eric are very helpful and knowledgeable and try their best to help you catch fish. Thank you for making my son's birthday trip memorable.
Tiffany  D.
Tiffany D. Huntington Beach, California
Strictly Catalina – FinnCo Charters
Strictly Catalina – FinnCo Charters
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 10 reviews
Our party of four had a fun and fantastic trip. The captain and deckhand were always there to assist. It was like going fishing on a friend’s boat. I highly recommend this charter.
Phuong  D.
Phuong D. Garden Grove, CA
Full Spectrum Sport Fishing
Full Spectrum Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 11 reviews
Thanks so much for showing the kids a wonderful time! The dolphins were a spectacular sight! We all had a blast!!
Justin  T.
Justin T. New Richmond, WI
Ez Sportfishing
Ez Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 28 reviews
We took our 3 grandsons on a half day trip with Eric and Randy. They were very patient and made it a fun experience. We caught so many fish and plan to cook them tonight.
Debbie  F.
Debbie F. Houston, TX
Ez Sportfishing
Ez Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 28 reviews
This charter should be your next trip bar none. Very professional crew. Will for sure book a trip with them again.
Joseph  W.
Joseph W. Denver, CO
Strictly Catalina – FinnCo Charters
Strictly Catalina – FinnCo Charters
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 10 reviews
Overall great experience first time ocean fishing trip captain was really great took his time to teach us about fishing and always keep us with poles in the water was great with my 15 year's old very knowledgeable captain supplied great lunch and snacks was willing to do whatever it took to keep us on the fish definitely would recommend captain finn
James  B.
James B. United States
Ez Sportfishing
Ez Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 28 reviews
Captain Eric and deckhand Randy were terrific. They showed us rookies how to catch fish and we killed it! Saw 5 bald eagles, hit a school of porpoise and tuna and had a great time. We highly recommend this boat and crew!
Mark  E.
Mark E. Santa Ana, CA
HB Sportfishing
HB Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 13 reviews
Great day on the water with my father-law and son. Captain worked super hard the entire trip to round up some fish. The boat and equipment were perfect. I’m planning on going again soon with Hunter.
William  P.
William P. Huntington Beach, California
Ez Sportfishing
Ez Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 28 reviews
Our trip almost didn’t happen. The morning the day before our trip, Capt. Eric reached out and let us know that he lost an engine the day before. As much stress he was under, he came through for us and set us up with another fishing trip on the day of our planned trip. It was a success & we had a lot of fun catching yellow fin, bass, barracuda. We will definitely book with Capt. Eric in the future!
Barbara  E.
Barbara E. Avalon, California
Ez Sportfishing
Ez Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 28 reviews
Captain Eric and his First Mate, RANDY, we’re incredible. Great attitude, extremely professional, and put us on the fish immediately. Five of us caught over 60 sand bass in just a few hours. RANDY cleaned the fish on our way back to the dock and we’re having a fish feast tonight. We wii definitely be repeat customers as our Grandkids are now hooked on fishing!!
Dennis  N.
Dennis N. HUNTINGTN BCH, CA
Ez Sportfishing
Ez Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good 28 reviews
Unusually smooth conditions and FAST ride across the channel to Catalina. Plenty of action provided by lots of short calicos & barracuda. Randy & Eric were both helpful, informative and shared just the right amount of banter. A fun day!
Matthew  P.
Matthew P. Cypress, CA
HB Sportfishing
HB Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 13 reviews
The best fishing experience anyone can ask for is with Captain Hunter! It was a beautiful day out at sea catching multiple fish! Wouldn’t go with anyone else or anywhere else. Hands down best of best ! Book now ! You won’t regret it trust me, 🤙
Javier  N.  M.
Javier N. M. Long Beach, California

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 $1,411. 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, Full Spectrum Sport Fishing, Ez Sportfishing, and Ez Sportfishing - Lobster fishing 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 Ez Sportfishing - Lobster fishing 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, bottom fishing, and light tackle. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Huntington Beach.

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