Long Beach Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Long Beach

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Long Beach, California are: Full list of top fishing charters in Long Beach

The average price for a private 4 hour Long Beach fishing trip is US $669, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,407 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Long Beach that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Long Beach provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Long Beach are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Long Beach are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $433
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $492
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $599
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $959
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $1,015
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,254
  • 9-hour fishing trips – US $2,500
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,939
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $2,671

Fishing in Long Beach

In Long Beach, life revolves around the water. This Southern California city has stunning beaches, a huge downtown port, and, of course, fantastic angling. Hop aboard a Long Beach fishing charter and see why many of the surrounding waterways are considered the birthplace of modern day sportfishing.

Long Beach’s inshore waters consist of rocky bottoms teeming with California Halibut and Rockfish. Pair that with vibrant kelp beds stocked with Calico Bass, White Seabass, and California Sheephead and you’ve got an action-packed, year-round fishery.

Long Beach’s crowning jewel, however, is its proximity to Catalina Island. Travel just 20 miles from the coast and you’ll come across Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Blue Marlin. Head an additional 30 miles out and you’ll reach San Clemente Island, a haven for Yellowtail Amberjack. Lastly, if you want to fish the open waters, numerous honey holes lie all the way up to 60 miles from the mainland, offering trophy-sized fish.

If you’re planning on fishing near Catalina Island or beyond, your best bet is to set aside enough time for a full day or extended full day trip. This way, you’ll account for travel time and give yourself your best shot at a trophy! Inshore fishing happens within 10 miles of shore and a half day trip provides a great introduction to the waters.

There are two main starting points in Long Beach: Long Beach Shoreline Marina and Alamitos Bay Marina. The former departs from downtown Long Beach, whereas the latter is located south of downtown, towards Seal Beach.

Rules & Regulations

Recreational anglers need to purchase a fishing license either online or at authorized California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) counters. California fisheries are heavily regulated, with possession limits, minimum sizes, and seasons changing from year to year. It’s best to head out with a knowledgeable captain to ensure you’re fishing within the law.

Long Beach Fishing Seasons

January

If nothing else, you can count on the iconic Calico Bass to save the trip. Fishing is slow for some species, but you can sample some nice Halibut and Sculpin.
 

February

The offer starts expanding as you can know catch highly praised White Seabass. Halibut are also out there in the water. Board a charter and go get some feisty Calico Bass.

March

As the temperature goes up, many more fish start showing up. You can target Sheepshead, Scuplin, Rock Cod, Halibut. If you want more Bass action, White Bass are ready as ever, and Calico will follow.

April

The spring is here in full swing, and anglers can get bags full of nice pelagics and bottom dwellers. Calico and White Seabass are on fire, with more Sculpin, Rock Cod, Sheepshead, and Halibut ready to take the bait.

May

Barracuda are showing up, so you may want to get to the Huntington Flats and explore the local fisheries. You can also get insane Sand Bass. Expect non-stop action with Halibut, Lingcod, Yellowtail, and White Seabass.

June

It’s getting hot. The summer days are here, which means things are about to get nasty both inshore and offshore. Barracuda, Bluefin, Yellowfin Tuna, more Calico Bass, and Bonito and Albacore in full swing.

July

Offshore you can get super game fish. Head to the Catalina Island, and get Mahi, impressive Black Seabass, Tuna, and Marlin. Around the flats there are Barracuda and Bass.

August

Giant fish are still here and your fishing trip can easily get you a trophy size catch. Black Seabass, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi, Marlin, Wahoo, all available on a full day trip.

September

Summer break might be over, but these fish are not done with your bait. Yellowfin Tuna are hungry as ever and you can also sample Mahi, Marlin, impressive Bass.

October

The offshore game is still solid, with schools of Yellowfin Tuna hanging around deep waters. You can get also Calico Bass, Halibut, and Bonito.

November

As offshore waters see the last of pelagics, remember that Halibut are there, along with Calico Bass, Lingcod, and Rock Cod.

December

The fishing season slowly comes to a close as anglers reminisce their great spring and summer catches. A trip out of Long Beach can still get you Halibut and Rock Cod.

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What anglers said about fishing in Long Beach

It was a great experience. The weather was perfect and our Captain was great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a great experience. The weather was perfect and our Captain was great!
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips Ogden, Utah
Book with captain Kevin! He knows his stuff! Also, is SO GOOD with children. Thanks again!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with captain Kevin! He knows his stuff! Also, is SO GOOD with children. Thanks again!
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips Santa Monica, California
It’s an off season trip, keep that in mind, but a day on The water is better than a day in land any day.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It’s an off season trip, keep that in mind, but a day on The water is better than a day in land any day.
I’m Your Captain Charters
I’m Your Captain Charters Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Fishing can be hit and miss. Usually good fishing with a good captain, boat and waters. Have enjoyed good fishing for sculpin, red fish, and bass. Great harbor just larger to exit than others.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing can be hit and miss. Usually good fishing with a good captain, boat and waters. Have enjoyed good fishing for sculpin, red fish, and bass. Great harbor just larger to exit than others.
I’m Your Captain Charters
I’m Your Captain Charters Big Pine, CA
Be ready for some local bass, halibut, and rockfish. Great target fish not too far out!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for some local bass, halibut, and rockfish. Great target fish not too far out!
All Harbors Charter – Long Beach
All Harbors Charter – Long Beach Los Angeles, California
There are many options this time of the year. The bass fishing in the local waters and at the islands are very active this time of the year. There is also a possibility of catching pelagic fish such as yellowfin and bluefin tuna. There is always yellowtail fishing either at the islands or just outside at the Horseshoe Kelp area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are many options this time of the year. The bass fishing in the local waters and at the islands are very active this time of the year. There is also a possibility of catching pelagic fish such as yellowfin and bluefin tuna. There is always yellowtail fishing either at the islands or just outside at the Horseshoe Kelp area.
All Harbors Charter – Long Beach
All Harbors Charter – Long Beach United States
Don't worry about a thing. Wether you are a novice or a pro, Capt. Gerry will take good care of you and most importantly get you on fish! Great boat, great time great guy!
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5.0 / 5
Don't worry about a thing. Wether you are a novice or a pro, Capt. Gerry will take good care of you and most importantly get you on fish! Great boat, great time great guy!
All Harbors Charter – Long Beach
All Harbors Charter – Long Beach United States

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Long Beach?

Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Captain Jeremy took us out on a 4 hour tour staying local inside the Long Beach breakwall. 2 adults and 4 children were able to land 1 keeper lobster, 2 crabs and some sculpin. Thanks for the amazing time.
David  L.
David L.
Breakwall Fishing – Weekend Trips
Breakwall Fishing – Weekend Trips
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Had a blast going out for an adventurous three hours with Captain Jeremy to enjoy the ocean and catch some fish! Can't wait to fish with him again!
Dylan  B.
Dylan B.
Wet Willy Charters
Wet Willy Charters
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Great trip. Willy is a great Captain and we had a fantastic time. Caught some good fish. Highly recommend to anyone.
Steven  E.
Steven E.
I’m Your Captain Charters
I’m Your Captain Charters
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
No frills just gills. He picked the right spot and we caught a few fish a piece. He gave us options based on our propensity for sea sickness and skill level. His first mate Dave was an expert fisher man who gave us pointers and cleaned the fish. They were a great duo. Would totally do this again 10/10.
Dan  R.
Dan R.
Mardiosa Sportfishing
Mardiosa Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
This is our third trip on the Maridosa and it’s always a great experience.
Karen  B.
Karen B. Valencia, California
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
We had a family of four adults and one child. The captain was very attentive and helpful with baiting the lines and assisting with casting when needed. He taught us about the fish and even went out of his way to try to get us to see dolphins. He was friendly and our family had an amazing time. He even did his best to help with the sea sick child. If and when we come back we will definitely ask for him to be our captain again. Thanks for an amazing experience!
Joline  M.
Joline M. Greenwood Village, CO
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Jeremy, he was very good with the kids. Kids had a lot of a good time and fun.
Grigor  A.
Grigor A. Los Angeles, CA
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Very good
4.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Perfect amount of time to keep an 8 yr old interested and engaged. Caught a good amount of sheepshead, calico and barricuda and also saw jelly fish, sea lions, and dolphins. Bring a cooler if you plan on keeping fish.
James  P.
James P. Ann Arbor, Michigan
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Captain Jeremy was great. He greeted us at the parking place and took care of everything needed to make this trip pleasant and successful. His knowledge and experience of fishing were important in helping us catch fish. Booking the trip was also easy and professional.
Gigi  C.
Gigi C.
Mardiosa Sportfishing
Mardiosa Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Our trip was amazing!! Couldn’t have asked for a better crew!! Captain Herman and Deckhand Danny were just fantastic…. They made everything about our trip one of the best days we’ve had fishing ever!!! We fished both locally and around Catalina Island. Captain Herman insured that we were on fish all day and Deckhand Danny helped everyone on board land every fish possible. Thanks guys!!! 👍🏻👍🏻
Carlos  R.
Carlos R. Brea, CA
El Patron Sportfishing
El Patron Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
The trip was great, we caught many fish. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The boat was very clean and the food was good in the galley. Can’t wait to do it again.
JOHNNIE  A.
JOHNNIE A.
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Had a great time would definitely do it again and plan to when we go back out there
Shane  E.
Shane E. Kearney, MO
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Captain Kevin is a true professional and an excellent fisherman! We had a great day! We would highly recommend him. We caught lots of fish and felt very comfortable and confident with Captain Kevin at the helm! We will go through him again in the near future.
James  K.
James K.
I’m Your Captain Charters
I’m Your Captain Charters
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
We had a great time fishing. The deck hand Elliot was the best. Very helpful with us being beginners and was very enthusiastic. It all made for a great trip.
Ray  D.  S.
Ray D. S. Menifee, California
I’m Your Captain Charters
I’m Your Captain Charters
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Captain was great. He put us right on the fish. Elliott was awesome. Great experience and highly recommended!!
Courtney  O.
Courtney O. Tallmadge, OH
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Best in/out trip thus far! Captain Jeremy was helpful, knowledgeable, and we had fish on! Thank you again!!
Jen  R.
Jen R. Long Beach, CA
I’m Your Captain Charters
I’m Your Captain Charters
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Captain Steve and Elliott were absolutely incredible! They were both so friendly and helpful. We were able to go to 2 different spots and we caught a ton of sculpin, sheephead and white fish. Would definitely use captain Steve next time! Thank you so so much for an unforgettable day!
Heather  T.
Heather T. Peoria, Arizona
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Caught quite a few fish in a short trip 3 hrs . Kevin kept us moving and catching fish .
Sal  G.
Sal G. Aurora, CO
I’m Your Captain Charters
I’m Your Captain Charters
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
This was an awesome trip. Captain Steve and First Mate, Elliott, were excellent. When I say we were pulling up fish nearly all day, I am not exaggerating. They were spot on with their guidance and advice, and kept moving and looking for the best spots. Sculpin, Sheep Head, Red Fish, White Fish...all were there and kept us busy. Special kudos to Elliott....he kept us moving, and baited, and cleaned all of our fish. Truly a great partnership with this crew. Highly recommend.
Julie  M.
Julie M. Los Alamitos, CA
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
We had the BEST EXPERIENCE possible with captain Kevin today. Everything ran smoothly and he is the kindest, most knowledgeable fisherman. We caught two fish! We are so grateful to have booked with him and can’t wait to book again!
Hannah  L.
Hannah L. Santa Monica, California

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