San Pedro Fishing Charters

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San Pedro: 10 fishing charters available
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trips from US $750
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trips from US $450
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trips from US $800
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trips from US $950
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trips from US $995
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trips from US $630
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trips from US $1,850
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trips from US $700
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trips from US $600
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trips from US $690

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in San Pedro

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in San Pedro are: Full list of top fishing charters in San Pedro

The average price for a private 4 hour San Pedro fishing trip is US $824, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,507 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in San Pedro that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in San Pedro are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in San Pedro are:

The top 3 types of fishing in San Pedro are:

Many fishing charters in San Pedro 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 San Pedro are:

Who are the top awarded captains in San Pedro?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in San Pedro are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $450
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $800
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $1,166
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $1,205
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $1,550
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,598
  • 9-hour fishing trips – US $1,663
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,876
  • 11-hour fishing trips – US $1,731
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $2,635
  • 16-hour fishing trips – US $3,700
  • 18-hour fishing trips – US $3,450
  • 23-hour fishing trips – US $4,200

Fishing in San Pedro

If you’re looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, but still want to get in some great angling, consider giving San Pedro fishing a try. Home to one of the largest harbors in the nation, San Pedro is the LA area’s sportfishing hotspot. From inshore action to deep sea fishing, there’s something for everyone!

Novices will find suitable competitors in Bonito and Mackerel within the protected waters of the Los Angeles Harbor. Those with more experience, however, shouldn’t miss out on the excellent nearshore action. You’ll have the opportunity to hook Spotted Bay and Sand Bass, as well as California Halibut and a variety of Sharks.

San Pedro really shines when it comes to bluewater action. The continental shelf is just a few miles out of the port and you can be in more than 300 feet of water within 15 minutes. You can find many different species here, from Calico Bass to Yellowtail Amberjack. After even bigger competitors? Trolling the waters towards Catalina Island can put you on Mahi Mahi, Skipjack, Yellowfin, and Albacore Tuna.

Families with children and beginners will find that a half day trip within the waters of Los Angeles Harbor is the perfect way to get introduced to angling. If you want to take advantage of the nearshore or deep sea fishing action, you’ll definitely want to set aside enough time for at least a full day trip.

There are a ton of marinas to launch from within the Los Angeles Harbor. Head to Cabrillo Way Marina, Holiday Harbor Marina, or 22nd Street Marina for an abundance of choice.

Rules & Regulations

San Pedro fishing charters normally carry everything you need for a fun day on the water – except a fishing license. Anglers aged 16 and above need to purchase a license online, at some tackle shops, or large retail stores like Walmart.

San Pedro Fishing Seasons

January

Most of the charter captains are still moored but the reduced fishing pressure allows for good Halibut action inside LA Harbor. There’s some Tuna action offshore, the fish are usually up to 35 pounds heavy.

February

Calico Bass, White Seabass, Halibut, and Lobster make February all about sticking closer to shore. You can also land some Yellowtail Amberjack in deeper waters to the south of San Pedro.

March

The weather is warming up and the fishing is getting red-hot! Rockfish can be targeted, as can Californian Sheepshead. Lingcod, White Seabass, and various Sharks species are biting well.

April

The Lobster season closes in April so make sure to empty your traps before picking them up. Coastal fishing is intense with constant strikes from Halibut, Lingcod, Seabass, Rockfish, and other species.

May

As summer creeps up, the offshore bite is slowly getting better. You can reliably target Yellowtail Amberjack and Tuna is starting to get closer to shore. Nearshore fishing is still very good.

June

With warmer waters, Tuna have come in larger numbers. Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna are top targets in offshore waters, followed by Amberjack and Mahi Mahi. Barracuda, Halibut, Lingcod are still good.

July

The summer bluewater rush is in full swing in July. Marlin, Tuna, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail Amberjack, and other species are red-hot. Make sure to bring sunglasses on your trip!

August

Halibut action outside of the LA Harbor is slowing down. Tuna are slowly starting to move further into the sea but Yellowtail and Bluefin Tuna are still reliable targets. If you haven’t hooked up a Marlin, now’s the time.

September

Pacific Barracuda is reliable target, as is Yellowtail Amberjack. If you plan on fishing around Catalina Island, be sure to wear layers as there’s a lot of wind.

October

Lobster is back on the menu! Other targets include Halibut, Lingcod, various species of Sharks, many different Rockfish, Calico Bass, Sand Bass, and others.

November

The weather isn’t fisher-friendly in November and most captains will put their boat on land during winter. If you head out, dress well – you’ll be rewarded with good Rockfish and California Sheepshead hook ups.

December

The year comes to a close and most of the fishing has almost entirely moved close to shore. There is some lingering Amberjack action further out but you can go after Rockfish, Seabass, and Lingcod close to the coast.

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What anglers said about fishing in San Pedro

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
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 San Pedro?

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.
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.
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.
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
I booked Captin Roger for my sons 16th Birthday! He’s such a cool guy we ended up with 7-8 BIG FISH!! Enough for more than a few taco nights! I would highly recommend. He took nice pictures of us when feeding the seagulls on the way back.
George  A.
George A.
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(127 reviews)
Thanks Roger and Zack for a great experience. Can’t wait to lobster fish with you
Neil  R.
Neil R.

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