Los Angeles Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Los Angeles

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Los Angeles fishing trip is US $930, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,521 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Los Angeles that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Los Angeles are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Los Angeles are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Los Angeles are:

Many fishing charters in Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Los Angeles are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $450
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $800
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $1,264
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $1,064
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $1,550
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,588
  • 9-hour fishing trips – US $1,830
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,726
  • 11-hour fishing trips – US $1,904
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $2,981
  • 18-hour fishing trips – US $3,450

Fishing in Los Angeles

It may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of this glamorous city, but Los Angeles fishing charters have a lot to offer anglers in California. Whether you’re a freshwater fly fisherman or a passionate deep sea angler, you’ll have a variety of game fish on your hands in the City of Angels.

The offshore waters here were made for sportfishing. Head towards Catalina Island when the season is right and you’ll hook into Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Marlin. If you opt to stay closer to shore, you’ll still get your fill of the action with Yellowtail Amberjack, Calico Bass, Barracuda, Rockfish, and White Seabass.

If you’re partial to freshwater fishing, on the other hand, you won’t be disappointed by what’s on offer in the lakes and rivers in Los Angeles. You can catch Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Catfish, and more without straying far from downtown.

To make the most of the offshore action near Catalina and San Clemente Islands, opt for a full or extended full day trip. If you’re short on time or wary of long boat rides, a half day trip inshore or on the river gives you more than enough time to enjoy fishing in Los Angeles.

There’s no shortage of Los Angeles fishing charters to choose from. Most head out of Santa Monica Bay, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach. All of these locations boast excellent inshore fishing and direct access to Catalina Island. For freshwater charters, head to boat ramps along the Los Angeles River.

Rules & Regulations

All anglers age 16 and older must obtain a sportfishing license for recreational fishing in California. Several fish species in Los Angeles’ waters are subject to strict regulations and it’s best to head out with a reputable captain to ensure you’re fishing within the law. 

Los Angeles Fishing Seasons

January

The season for Rockfish closes at the start of the year, but you can still catch White Seabass, Halibut, and more. With an average temperature of 55°F, it’s not a bad time to be on the water!

February

In winter you can enjoy relatively good fishing for certain species near Catalina Island. Calico Bass, Blue Perch, and White Seabass are all biting. You may be able to entice early Yellowtail using live squid.

March

March is when the season for various kinds of Rockfish opens, including Sheephead, Lingcod, and Cabezon. You can add these species to your list while fishing nearshore rocks and reefs.

April

In spring you will start to see more Calico Bass and Barracuda than in previous months. Larger Yellowtail are on the scene, and the fishing near Catalina Island is picking up momentum.

May

May is a great time for bottom fishing anywhere between the coast of LA and the islands. Rockfish, Halibut, Seabass, and Barracuda are just a few of the species you can catch while fishing here.

June

Summer is a great time to fish along the coast, with species such as Yellowtail Amberjack and Tuna swimming closer to shore. As always, you can enjoy great bottom fishing near the reefs, as well. 

July

Everything is fair game in summer. You might catch a variety of Tuna while fishing offshore, or Marlin near the coast of Catalina Island. You may even reel in a Mahi Mahi around this time of year.

August

You can continue to revel in deep sea fishing’s peak season. You might catch Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna, depending on where you fish. Or hit the reefs and score some Rockfish and Bass. 

September

You will continue to see Yellowtail and some Tuna in the Catalina Channel through autumn. You can enjoy reaping the last of summer’s rewards as the temperature hovers around 70°F.

October

Many of summer’s pelagic species might start to disappear at this time of year, but you can still count on Barracuda, Yellowtail, White Seabass, Halibut, and more. You may even land a Tuna here and there.

November

The season for catching a pelagic prize may be over, but you can continue to enjoy excellent fishing for Halibut, Rockfish, White Seabass, and Barracuda.

December

Even in December, you can count on pleasant weather in LA. Barracuda, White Seabass, and Halibut are all biting. The season for Rockfish species will be open until the end of the month.

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What anglers said about fishing in Los Angeles

Layers of clothes. Process matters - keep an open mind. Bluefin is a little risky, but very satisfying.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Layers of clothes. Process matters - keep an open mind. Bluefin is a little risky, but very satisfying.
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Best recommendation I can give is go with a professional like TJ, this will make your trip a success
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Best recommendation I can give is go with a professional like TJ, this will make your trip a success
Kamryn Dawson Charters
Kamryn Dawson Charters
Summer might be the best time, since season is open for rockfish. And you can also target halibut, sheephead and bigger game fish. But even in winter (February) you can get lots of action fishing for sculpin, bass, and white fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Summer might be the best time, since season is open for rockfish. And you can also target halibut, sheephead and bigger game fish. But even in winter (February) you can get lots of action fishing for sculpin, bass, and white fish.
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing San Mateo, CA
Check the weather before you go out and pick a time where the water is warmer, this will ensure you catch the types of fish you're looking for.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather before you go out and pick a time where the water is warmer, this will ensure you catch the types of fish you're looking for.
Kamryn Dawson Charters
Kamryn Dawson Charters Redondo Beach, CA
Expect clouds and cooler weather due to the "June Gloom". Perfect fishing weather!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect clouds and cooler weather due to the "June Gloom". Perfect fishing weather!
LA Sportfishing
LA Sportfishing Loveland, CO
22nd Street Sportfishing has plenty of different charters, great staff, and wide range of fishing.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
22nd Street Sportfishing has plenty of different charters, great staff, and wide range of fishing.
Kamryn Dawson Charters
Kamryn Dawson Charters United States

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Los Angeles?

ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
We wanted to take our kids fishing on a boat the first time. We had so much fun! They keep asking when we will book another trip. Captain and crew were very knowledgeable and it didn’t take long for us to start catching fish.
Anne  N.
Anne N.
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
My family had a blast! Captain Roger and his deck hand crew really know their stuff when it comes to fishing. They helped us get in the water and catch about 12 fish! He then took amazing pics of us to have as memories. Amazing!
Jacqueline  C.
Jacqueline C.
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
Great experience all around. With Roger's help, during the taste of the ocean, we caught several fishes and brought home some delicious white fish - best sashimi. Roger was very kind and helpful as this was our first experience. My two sons were impressed with the experience. Highly recommended!
Christian  M.
Christian M.
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
Roger was accommodating for us due to weather, and very professional with everything on the boat. Will book again.
Ron  B.
Ron B.
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
Captain Roger is highly experienced and knowledgeable. We had a fantastic time fishing and learning from him. We’re definitely going to book with him again!
Tonya  M.
Tonya M.
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(127 reviews)
We were the first time to have an offshore fishing trip. We got some fish with the captain’s help. It was a great experience. The kids enjoyed the trip.
Peter  L.
Peter L.
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
Captn Rodger was awesome. We picked a local trip as my kids are relatively new to fishing. Captain Rodger kept it fun, the fish biting as soon as the hooks hit the ground kept it exciting. Most importantly, Captain Rodger was a teacher. We went in a bit unsure of how to hook the fish. By the end, we were able to (mostly) hook them. A great family expericne. Thanks Captain Rodger.
Matthew  R.
Matthew R. Mission Viejo, California
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
The fishing trip with Roger was worth every penny. We caught 22 total fish (16 we kept) in 4 hours so clearly they know the tips and tricks of the trade. I took my two 11 yo cousins and he helped teach them how to fish and helped make them comfortable. Roger was an amazing captain, cleaning and filleting the fish, and helped us so much with cool photo opportunities. Highly recommend and will book another trip in the future
Jonah  L.
Jonah L.
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
The captain made the trip fun; the fish made it exciting. Wow, the captain knew the fishing holes. 50% of the time, I had a bite with 5 seconds of the line hitting bottom. Plus, the Captain was a good coach. At the beginning my children were not able to hook the fish, by the end of the day everyone was done fishing from being tired. Highly recommend this trip
Matthew  R.
Matthew R.
Pride Sportfishing Inc.
Pride Sportfishing Inc.
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Had a blast! Went for my late birthday with the boys. Had a great time. Lots of laugh and fishing. Learned a lot from the deck hands as well!
Andrew  T.
Andrew T.
Spitfire Sport Fishing 2
Spitfire Sport Fishing 2
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
it was such a great experience. The guys were waiting for us right on time very knowledgeable about the areas to go fish knowledgeable about the fish itself. Great sense of humor, and would definitely book with them again and recommend them to friends and family.
Walied  K.
Walied K.
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
Capt Roger made the trip fun and enjoyable. Kept moving the boat until we found fish and had the patience of a saint. During and after the trip he took plenty of pics and videos for us to remember the good time we had. Highly recommend!
Bob  G.
Bob G.
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Thanks to Captain Harry and Daniel for a great experience. Super helpful throughout and great customer service/experience. Tons of fish!
Jason  T.
Jason T.
Kamryn Dawson Charters
Kamryn Dawson Charters
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
5 person outing at the end of the season could not have gone better. Captain and crew put us right where we needed to be to hook some big fish and even bigger smiles. Definitely a repeat customer.
Todd  G.
Todd G.
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
Could not have asked for a better experience. Roger is a consummate professional, and his boat and equipment are top notch. He went above and beyond to get us into a LOT of quality fish--the number of fish were only surpassed by the number of smiles. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Robert  F.
Robert F. Long Beach, California
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
We had a great time. Caught a lot of fish. I fish often an can say capt Rodger's knowledge, experience is enough to guarantee a successful trip
TIMOTHY  B.
TIMOTHY B.
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
We had a great time on our 4-hour trip. Captain Roger is very knowledgeable and he and Zac made the fishing fun and easy. I would definitely recommend them.
Paul  R.
Paul R.
Spitfire Sport Fishing 2
Spitfire Sport Fishing 2
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Everything was amazing. Easy to book, easy to communicate with prior to the fishing day, and super easy to find the location and boat the morning of the trip. Everyone had a good time ( even those who got seasick) Thanks for the great morning! Would book with again without hesitation
Brett  T.
Brett T.
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
Captain Roger took care of all four of us, and put us on some fish for an exciting 4 hour trip. Definitely will be booking again.
Zach  P.
Zach P.
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Captain was great put us ride on red snapper and other species in the ocean. We caught three bags full of fish.
John  P.
John P.

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