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Fishing in Newport Beach
A staple SoCal fishery, Newport Beach has long been revered for its gamefish variety and prolonged sportfishing seasons. The area plays host to many of California’s favorite quarry, with over 30 species to choose from and catches in the dozens being very much the norm. Yellowtail remains one of the state’s most popular trophy fish, targeted virtually all year round with 10-20lbs specimen being the most common. Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna occupy the neighboring kelp paddles during the summer and fall months, while Albacores await the adventure anglers further offshore. Spring and summer remain the peak season for many drag-stripping machines, including Halibut, Barracuda, Calico and San Bass. And to top it all off, the city is serendipitously located along one of the major whale migration routes, with over 2400 whales witnessed in the area just last year, and several species of dolphin, sea lions and other marine wildlife often not shying away from joining the party!
Balboa Pier, Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve, The Wedge, Inspiration Point, Newport Pier, Fashion Island, Waterskiing and paddle boarding, Jetpack America, Castaways Park, Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, Newport Sports Museum, Balboa Fun Zone, Environmental Nature Center
Rules & Regulations
Every person, while engaged in taking any fish in inland or ocean waters must have a valid sport fishing license in their possession.
What People Are Saying About Newport Beach
"Great day with capt Gerry"
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!
"Full Day Trip to San Clemente Island Targeting Calico Bass"
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.