Newport Beach Fishing Charters

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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 US $853, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,332 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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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:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Newport Beach are:
  • Extended fishing trips – US $6,755
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $575
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $883
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $2,068
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $1,000
  • 9-hour fishing trips – US $1,750
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $3,117
  • 11-hour fishing trips – US $1,800
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $813

Fishing in Newport Beach

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Newport Beach

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
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach 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.
Old Spool Fishing Charters
Old Spool Fishing Charters 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
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach 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.
Old Spool Fishing Charters
Old Spool Fishing Charters 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!!!
Old Spool Fishing Charters
Old Spool Fishing Charters 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!
Old Spool Fishing Charters
Old Spool Fishing Charters Long Beach, California

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Newport Beach?

Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
We got off to a slow start. Then we crushed em we went after multiple species and cap delivered everytime!
Anthony  N.
Anthony N.
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
This was an extremely smooth experience with a ton of education from Captain Shannon. I would highly recommend a 4-person half day trip.
Alex  M.
Alex M.
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Captain was amazing and took care of us. We had a fun and memorable trip. Will definitely come back to him in the spring.
John  N.
John N.
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
I had a free day in Newport Beach and wanted to get out on the water. Being the winter season, the major game fish were gone but Captain Shannon put me on fish from the beginning of the day to the end of the trip. Had constant action and boated 5 different species of fish. My first fishing trip on the Pacific was a success. I look forward to coming back for a summertime fishing adventure. I highly recommend Sealution Charters!
Dean  N.
Dean N.
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
The trip from the dock goes past some crazy expensive homes that hopefully motivated my kids to make way more money than I do. The captain knew the area and hot spots for the time of year. The weather and seas couldn’t have been better for a January trip.
Derek  J.
Derek J.
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Fished with Captain Shannon and caught many fish, and multiples of the same. Some were big enough to keep & eat, which we did, and others released. San Bass, Calico Bass & Sheepehead, all caught, and most eaten by now. So our experience was really "catching" vs fishing.
David  F.
David F.
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
We charted a half day with Captain Shannon because of the great reviews and he did not disappoint! The trip was a family birthday celebration for me (the mom) and my husband and son. Capt. Shannon was so patient teaching all of us each step of fishing & even put all of the sardines on the hook for me (the mom). We caught tons of fish and had so much fun! Capt Shannon was so friendly, answered lots of questions and had fun stories to share! We would for sure go again!
Jennifer  V.
Jennifer V. Pasadena, CA
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Was a perfect day on the water. Caught plenty of fish and had a great time. Thank you Captain Shannon
Kasey  A.
Kasey A. Riverside, CA
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Great weather with a great experienced captain that gets in with you while you’re fishing. If you’re new or experienced, captain Shannon makes sure that you have a good time with his stories and come home with fish. My entire four party crew got bite after bite, what an exciting day.
Anthony  Q.
Anthony Q. Pico Rivera, CA
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Awesome half day trip! Results in 5 different species of catches and a 20 pound halibut!! We will definitely be fishing with him again! Late Father’s Day gift was a success.
Garrisin  J.
Garrisin J. Gilbert, AZ
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
We had so much fun on our half day with Captain Shannon. He was very quick to respond to messages. Gave great directions. Our fishing trip started slow...but Captain Shannon's amazing knowledge found us the fish. We ended up with Sheepshead, Sand Bass and Calico. He was super helpful with baiting and tackle. It is a must do experience. We will be going with him again!
SAMANTHA  Z.
SAMANTHA Z. Sun City, AZ
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
We had a Great Time. Capt. Shannon has a good boat, very friendly & knowledgeable about fishing. Go with him, it will be a good time. God Bless my Friend, Bill Lathrop
Bill  L.
Bill L. Corpus Christi, TX
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Captain Shannon is a bad ass captain! Great boat great gear! We had a great time if i ever get back this way i will call him again
Jared  B.
Jared B. Forest Grove, OR
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Super chill and nice guy, very knowledgeable and good with the kids. Had fun started out rainy and warmed up by the end and took home a pretty nice sheephead!
Brett  W.
Brett W. Chino, CA
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
To make an exceptional birthday party for me 11 to be years old boy, we booked Sealution fishing tour for a 7 hr trip. Captain Shannon was super nice, experienced and professional. He called me one day before to remind me all the stuff we need to prepare and know for the trip. During fishing, he always helped us with the bait hooking and fishing line set up. We had a very unique birthday party for my son today. Thank you Captain!
Marine  M.
Marine M. Newport Beach, CA
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(128 reviews)
Tough day of fishing. Didn't catch much, but the captain did his part and put us on the fish they just weren't cooperating. Had an amazing time on the water though.
Henry  L.
Henry L. Big Bear, CA
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
Captain Shannon made the trip. He is knowledgeable and friendly. My sister in law had never fished before and he spent the time to help her. Our main goal was to catch fish, didn’t care what kind. And we accomplished that. I highly recommend Captain Shannon.
Bret  T.
Bret T.
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
We had a seven hour trip booked, the local weather has been very difficult over the past few weeks, gave us some time to try out a few spots, Captain worked very hard to make sure we had a great time and were able to catch some fish
Daniel  B.
Daniel B. Rochester, MN
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 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, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 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

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