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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Newport Beach

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Newport Beach fishing trip is $759, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,356 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Newport Beach are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Newport Beach are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Newport Beach are:

Many fishing charters in Newport 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 Newport Beach are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Newport Beach are:
  • Extended fishing trips – $6,755
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $565
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $900
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $2,068
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $1,000
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $3,117
  • 11-hour fishing trips – $2,150
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $1,867

Spend a day aboard a Newport Beach fishing charter and you’ll go up against some of Southern California’s most sought-after game fish. With everything from delicious inshore critters to massive offshore pelagic fish, there’s something for everyone in these waters. Add SoCal’s world-famous sunshine to that, and it’s easy to see where Newport Beach gets its fishing reputation.

Newport Beach’s inshore and nearshore coastal waters are brimming with sand flats, artificial reefs, and kelp beds. This makes them a natural hotspot for Halibut, Calico Bass, White Seabass, Bonito, Rockfish, Yellowtail Amberjack, and seasonal visitors such as Barracuda.

If you want to step it up a notch, however, head offshore. The waters surrounding Catalina, San Clemente, and beyond offer up incredible deep sea fishing for Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna. That’s not all, either. Fishing the rocky coastlines of the islands will put you up against Cabezon, Lingcod, and California Sheephead.

If you’re short on time, a half day inshore trip is the perfect choice for you. You’ll be able to hit up a number of spots where game fish live in abundance. For bluewater action, set aside at a least a full day to account for travel time and to give yourself the best shot at a trophy. If you’re in town for a few days, an overnight trip is well-worth considering.

When it comes to finding a fishing charter in Newport Beach, your best bet is Newport Bay. The upper section of the bay houses the Newport Dunes Marina and Newport Beach Boat Ramp, to name a few. For easiest access to deep waters, check out marinas near Balboa Island.

Rules & Regulations

Anglers age 16 and above must purchase a California fishing license before heading out. Southern California’s waters are heavily regulated by the CDFW and it’s best to head out with an experienced captain to ensure you’re fishing within the law.

Newport Beach
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25551 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

With average temperatures as high as 50–60°F, January is a great time to get out on the water in Newport Beach! Fish the Huntington flats or the coast of Catalina for White Seabass, Calico Bass, and Halibut.

February

Winter fishing continues, with excellent prospects anywhere (and everywhere) close to shore. Set some traps for Lobster and bring home a little something extra in your cooler!

March

The weather is still a balmy 60°F in early spring. In some years, Rockfish may already be open to harvest. Head to Catalina or San Clemente Island and beat the heat as well as the summer crowds.

April

High temperatures are still months away, but the fishing is about to get hot here in Newport Beach! Rockfish season is open, and Barracuda and Yellowtail will start showing up along the coast soon.

May

May is a great time to venture offshore, with early Bluefin Tuna and monster Sharks making their entrance 60+ miles out. Meanwhile, bottom fishing will produce all of SoCal’s delicacies, including Halibut and Rockfish.

June

The deep sea fanatics are just getting started out on the water as Marlin, Tuna, and other big game fish start appearing offshore. Look for a massive Mako Shark if you’re in the mood for a real wrestling match.

July

Celebrate the Fourth of July, then head offshore for some fireworks of a different kind! Mahi Mahi are finally on the scene, accompanied by Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna in full force.

August

You’ll be spoiled for choice in August, as the fishing continues to thrive everywhere from the Huntington Flats to the deep sea. Average temperatures reach their height in July, soaring above 70°F.

September

Early fall is a great time to fish the reefs for Barracuda, Rockfish, and Seabass. Keep an eye out for schools of Yellowtail and Tuna passing close to shore in the Catalina Channel. Or, why not try your luck offshore?

October

Lobster season is open, giving anglers all the more reason to test the waters at the bottom of the sea. Barracuda and Yellowtail are still in season, accompanied by Halibut, Rockfish, and Seabass.

November

There’s not much biting in the Bluewater at this time of year, but the rocky shores of the islands and the coast of Newport Beach still have plenty to offer. Come catch anything from Yellowtail to Calico Bass!

December

Be sure to squeeze in one more fishing trip before the end of the year! Depending on regulations this year, you might still have a chance to keep anything from Lobster and Rockfish to Barracuda.

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Chose Capt Shannon. Very knowledgeable and catered to the anglers on the boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Chose Capt Shannon. Very knowledgeable and catered to the anglers on the boat
Tom  S.
Tom S. CAPE MAY CH, NJ
Make sure to ask your captain what fish to expect or to let them know what fish you would like to Target so you are not disappointed or not expecting something else. We had fun because Capt let us know what was biting and we wanted to just catch fish. It's fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to ask your captain what fish to expect or to let them know what fish you would like to Target so you are not disappointed or not expecting something else. We had fun because Capt let us know what was biting and we wanted to just catch fish. It's fun.
Casey  R.
Casey R. Los Angeles, CA
If you want to catch sea bass , rockfish this is the time to go tuna comes in july and august
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want to catch sea bass , rockfish this is the time to go tuna comes in july and august
Mike  M.
Mike M. Los Angeles, CA
Make sure to read up on the captain and boat, as well as the trip timeframe.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to read up on the captain and boat, as well as the trip timeframe.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Whittier, California
Sunscreen, even when its grey and cloudy. This isn't like fishing in Seattle, seas were calm and it was warm even though it was cloudy to start out with. Cant wait to do this again!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen, even when its grey and cloudy. This isn't like fishing in Seattle, seas were calm and it was warm even though it was cloudy to start out with. Cant wait to do this again!!!
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FishingBooker Member Bothell, Washington
If you want to catch amazing Calico Bass, Newport Beach is the place for you!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you want to catch amazing Calico Bass, Newport Beach is the place for you!
Justin  B.
Justin B. Long Beach, California

Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
We booked a charter with Sealutions and Captain Shannon at pretty much the worst time of year but Captain Shannon found the fish. He was great with my 3 year old grandson on board, very friendly and professional. The next time we’re in California we’ll be booking a trip with Sealutions for sure.
Mark  A.
Mark A. Los Angeles, California
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Wow what an experience. Shannon really knows what he is doing out on the waters. Very knowledgeable. His boat is super clean and organized and he is amazing with children. His kids are lucky to have a father like him. Forever memories. Thank you Shannon
Anthony  D.
Anthony D. Beaumont, California
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
My sincere thanks to Captain Shannon for a great fishing trip with a great captain. I will tell you that he went the extra mile to get me a Bull Dolphin which has been on my list for over 50 years. Yes this trip was on my bucket list. Pickings were slim and we did not catch a boatload, just one of those days. I only needed the one to make me a happy old man. Thanks again!
ROBERT  S.
ROBERT S. North Las Vegas, NV
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
To my son and a friend on this trip and we had a great time caught a bunch of dorado and learned a lot from Capt Shannon. Highly recommend this trip it was worth it!
Randy  C.
Randy C. Yorba Linda, CA
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
TRIP WAS AMAZING. 3/4 day is not enough time deffinetly should book for the offshore fishing trip! Captain is very knowledgeable on how to catch the fish and had the best tackle availible to us to help us fish! Deff will book again next year For Sure! Highly Recommend the Trip!
Steven  S.
Steven S. City Of Industry, CA
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(95 reviews)
Captain Shannon knows his stuff, cares for your safety and helps you in any way he can to catch fish. I highly recommend him for your fishing charter.
Walter  C.
Walter C. Nipomo, CA
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
I booked the full day trip with my two boys who are 13 & 15. Capt Shannon was great, once we got to the fishing spot dropped anchor and started catching Yellowtail, Bonito and bass. He was a great with the boys we had an amazing time. Will definitely plan another outing with him.
Gabriel  B.
Gabriel B. Scottsdale, AZ
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Captain Shannon is an expert of the SoCal waters. He was prepared and knowledgeable of the fish we were going after. I highly recommend booking your trip with Captain Shannon.
Tyler  P.
Tyler P. Irvine, California
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
We had a wonderful time with Captain Shannon! He is super nice and knowledgeable, and he was amazing with our 5-year-old son and helped him catch several fish. The highlight of the trip was seeing two blue whales about 10 feet in front of the boat. It was something we will always remember. Thanks for everything, Captain Shannon!
Nadia  A.
Nadia A. Phoenix, Arizona
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Did some Yellow Tail fishing was a beautiful trip. Would recommend to anyone that wants to have a good time fishing.
Steven  M.
Steven M. Kearney, NE
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Very good
4.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
we had a windy day , kinda rough on the water. used live bait for the first time, pretty cool.
Christopher  W.
Christopher W. Temperance, MI
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
We had a fun Father’s Day fishing trip. Shannon put us on fish every stop. He got us around quickly, got all the bait hooked up, and gave us great tips to catch fish.
DRESDEN  R.
DRESDEN R. Carlsbad, CA
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
I booked this trip for my brother and sons, and it was well worth it. Captain Shannon was experienced and we caught plenty of fish, more than anyone else we fished with. He was knowledgeable and helpful with a couple new beginners on the boat. We had a very enjoyable time and would easily book with him again. Thanks again Captain Shannon.
Reubin  K.
Reubin K. Tucson, AZ
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Fantastic trip with a fantastic guy on a fantastic boat! Captain Shannon was realistic and communicative about the conditions and Fishing expectations. He’s extremely knowledgeable about the local fishery as well as effective methods to go after your target species (and lots of fun and interesting options to try out if your target species isn’t in the area that day). This will be our crew for any trips we do moving forward! We had an excellent time today. Thanks again Captain Shannon!
Dillon  O.
Dillon O. West Hollywood, CA
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Shannon was a great Captain. We had varying levels of fishing experience and ages and he was helpful with everyone. We were just shy of limits of Sculpin and had a great day. Would recommend to anyone.
Katie  M.
Katie M. Redding, CA
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Great fun with the guys. Capt. Shannon got us on the fish and worked hard to keep on fish. Big yellow tail was big fish of the day. Would recommend.
Cary  B.
Cary B. Chandler, AZ
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Had a great time! Captain Shannon was very helpful. Would recommend to anyone. For sure we’re going to booking again.
Monan  S.
Monan S. Santa Ana, CA
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Great half day. Had a couple first-timers and kids so we wanted to stay close inshore, and the fishing was as good as if we went out to catalina. The Captain put us on fish quickly, gave great instruction and was extraordinarily patient with the kids, the gear he brought was appropriate to our skill level, and the boat was comfortable for the four of us. Overall it was a great birthday excursion for my boy and he and his friend are still buzzing about it today. We will certainly book again!
Chris  M.
Chris M. Los Angeles, California
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Shannon is a hard working, dedicated captain who got us on the fish! He is knowledgeable and helpful and has the perfect boat for a 4-pack! Will book with him again!
Keaton  T.
Keaton T. Los Alamitos, California
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Very knowledgeable captain. Caught some great sized bass to take home with us!
Jason  W.
Jason W. Waterloo, Iowa

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