Catalina Island

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Catalina Island Fishing Charters

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Catalina Island: 46 fishing charters available

Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(51 reviews)
Huntington Beach
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Rogezac Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Los Angeles
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Mystic Queen Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Los Angeles
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trips from $750

Full Spectrum SF – Sea Monkey

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
Huntington Beach
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Kamryn Dawson Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(90 reviews)
Los Angeles
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Sealutions Sportfishing LLC

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(93 reviews)
Newport Beach
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trips from $850

Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(67 reviews)
Long Beach
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All Harbors Charter – Long Beach

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(138 reviews)
Long Beach
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trips from $495

RockenReel Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(236 reviews)
Dana Point
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trips from $395

Breakwall Fishing – Weekend Trips

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(41 reviews)
Long Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Catalina Island

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Catalina Island fishing trip is $827, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,349 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Catalina Island that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Catalina Island are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Catalina Island are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Catalina Island are:

Many fishing charters in Catalina Island 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 Catalina Island are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Catalina Island?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Catalina Island are:
  • 1-hour fishing trips – $395
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $545
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $705
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $746
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $1,047
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,094
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $1,367
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,489
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,500
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $2,076
  • 11-hour fishing trips – $1,836
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $2,510
  • 18-hour fishing trips – $3,450

Take your pick of Catalina Island fishing charters and experience the waters that made recreational angling the sport it is today. Just 21 miles long and 8 miles across at its widest points, this little slice of paradise offers a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of urban LA. Unless you’re fishing, in which case Catalina is full of action!

Stick close the island’s rocky shoreline and you’ll come across some of California’s most-sought after inshore and nearshore game fish. Calico Bass, Seabass, Halibut, Blue Perch, California Sheephead, and the odd Yellowtail are all on the cards.

Game fishing continues as you head into deeper waters. Catalina is known worldwide for astonishing Tuna catches and you’re looking at hooking into Skipjack, Yellowfin, and even Bluefin Tuna. Add other trophy fish such as Marlin, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, and monster Sharks to the list and it’s easy to see why deep sea fishing enthusiasts flock to Catalina.

The island lies about 28 miles off the coast of Southern California. As a result, most fishing charters depart from San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and Dana Point. The average full day trip lasts around 9 hours and you won’t want to go any shorter than that if you plan on taking full advantage of the fishing grounds. Better yet, opt for a multi-day trip and make a mini-vacation out of it!

Rules & Regulations

The most important thing you’ll need to bring along with on your Catalina Island fishing adventure is a valid California fishing license. Bear in mind that Southern California is subject to strict size, seasonality, and bagging regulations. As such, it’s always best to head out with a reputable captain who will ensure you’re fishing within the law.

Catalina Island
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Average temperatures range from 46–58°F at the start of the year. Warm up at the annual Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Run from Avalon to Two Harbors and back, then head to the water for some bottom fishing. 

February

Winter fishing on Catalina Island will have you hooking into Halibut, Blue Perch, and Calico and White Seabass. In some areas, you can catch Lobster, as well.

March

Rockfish season might open in March, depending on the year. If it does, California Sheepshead, Lingcod, and Cabezon will all be available to you while bottom fishing near Catalina.

April

By now, you can expect Rockfish season to be open, just as Barracuda and migratory Yellowtail start showing up around Catalina Island. Hot weather and hotter fishing are just around the corner! 

May

Average temperatures are creeping up to the mid 60s, and the first of the summer’s big game fish are already giving anglers a run for their money. Come catch mega Sharks, Barracuda, and more!

June

Yellowtail Amberjack and Bluefin Tuna are at their peak near Catalina, along with many other game fish. Work up your appetite offshore and then enjoy one of several food festivals on the island this month.

July

The legendary Yellowfin Tuna are joining the Bluefins, which makes this month excellent for big game fishing. Mahi Mahi will make a brief appearance, while the usual suspects will continue biting all month. 

August

Average temperatures on the island reach up to 74°F in August. Escape the heat of the mainland and come cool off while indulging in the hottest fishing action of the year!

September

Warm weather and big game fishing continue in early fall. Your chances of landing anything from Yellowfin Tuna to Rockfish are excellent.

October

Lobster season usually reopens in October, just in time to make up for fading numbers of big game trophies. Try bottom fishing and setting a few traps to bring home a cooler full of delicacies!

November

Average temperatures can still tip the scale past 60°F in November. Weather permitting, you can have great success while bottom fishing offshore or from the coast of the island.

December

Local weather has the potential to reach its coldest in December, averaging 46-57°F. Those who go out of their way to reach the island or cast a line from its shore can catch Halibut, Seabass, and more. 

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This time of the year is phenomenal. On the way back we saw a mahi boil. Hundreds of them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This time of the year is phenomenal. On the way back we saw a mahi boil. Hundreds of them
John  V.
John V. San Antonio, TX
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.
Marcelino  H.
Marcelino H. Redondo Beach, CA
Fishing can be hit and miss. Usually good fishing with a good captain, boat and waters. Have enjoyed good fishing for sculpin, red fish, and bass. Great harbor just larger to exit than others.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing can be hit and miss. Usually good fishing with a good captain, boat and waters. Have enjoyed good fishing for sculpin, red fish, and bass. Great harbor just larger to exit than others.
Ryan​  M.
Ryan​ M. Big Pine, CA
I think early morning fishing is the best. I suggest at least half a day. The sea was very calm, hardly any waves and easy to catch the fishes. If you go deeper into the sea, you should be able to catch much larger fishes.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I think early morning fishing is the best. I suggest at least half a day. The sea was very calm, hardly any waves and easy to catch the fishes. If you go deeper into the sea, you should be able to catch much larger fishes.
Daniel  C.
Daniel C. Singapore
Hit up captain conor, and book a full day. Half a day is definitely not enough time because it goes by quicker than you think.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hit up captain conor, and book a full day. Half a day is definitely not enough time because it goes by quicker than you think.
Angel  G.
Angel G. Anaheim, California
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
Nice trip. Boat is geared more toward fishing than comfort. Overall very good experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Nice trip. Boat is geared more toward fishing than comfort. Overall very good experience.
Mark  B.
Mark B. San Bernardino, California
Book now and stop looking! Yeah his is the trip. Took my two boys on their first trip and we caught 30+ fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book now and stop looking! Yeah his is the trip. Took my two boys on their first trip and we caught 30+ fish!
John  C.
John C. Pasadena, CA
Call Steven at rockin reel if you really want to catch fish. Steven worked hard for us and put us on fish all day. Great guy that knows what he's doing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Steven at rockin reel if you really want to catch fish. Steven worked hard for us and put us on fish all day. Great guy that knows what he's doing.
Wayne  B.
Wayne B. San Clemente, CA
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
Weather is amazing and the fishing is great for everyone including children.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather is amazing and the fishing is great for everyone including children.
Windy  A.
Windy A. Ontario, CA
Learn the equipment you'll be using before you leave the dock. Don't try and figure out a complicated reel set up without asking questions first.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Learn the equipment you'll be using before you leave the dock. Don't try and figure out a complicated reel set up without asking questions first.
Scott  G.
Scott G. Englewood, CO
Beautiful Water - Rocken Locken Tours is the best. Captain Steve is awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beautiful Water - Rocken Locken Tours is the best. Captain Steve is awesome.
Robert  P.
Robert P. Aliso Viejo, California
Dana Point is a beautiful harbor with all the amenities and not too crowded! If you're going for your first time, make sure to look up Rocken Locken, He has knows the spots!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dana Point is a beautiful harbor with all the amenities and not too crowded! If you're going for your first time, make sure to look up Rocken Locken, He has knows the spots!
Joe  K.
Joe K. Tustin, California
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
Maybe pack a small lunch. The snacks are great, but we were pretty hungry towards the end.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Maybe pack a small lunch. The snacks are great, but we were pretty hungry towards the end.
David  P.
David P. San Fernando, 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
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.
Ian  I.
Ian I. United States
Absolutely. Call Capt. Anton on the Pacific mistress that's the boat you want to be on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely. Call Capt. Anton on the Pacific mistress that's the boat you want to be on.
Joe  W.
Joe W. Williams, AZ
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!!!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Bothell, Washington

Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Made sure to put us on the fish all day. Great fish finding knowledge and technique for catching each type of fish. Did not waste anytime if not biting in one spot immediately on to the next location. We are already mapping out our next trip.
Michael  K.
Michael K. Mechanicsburg, PA
Full Spectrum SF – Sea Monkey
Full Spectrum SF – Sea Monkey
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Andrew was great and we had a really nice experience. My son caught 2 fish and he was ecstatic! The boat was nice and clean and we had a great time!
Christen  C.
Christen C. Carol Stream, IL
All Harbors Charter – Long Beach
All Harbors Charter – Long Beach
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(138 reviews)
Only wish I had booked a longer trip! Put me on fish immediate, first cast caught a nice fish! Book trip in not such a great time of year for fishing, but Capt Gerry still had me landing fish and getting bites left and right! The guy knows what he is doing. Can’t go wrong. I will definitely re-book another fishing charter with Capt Gerry the next time I’m in town on vacation. Thanks a lot Capt!
Pete  G.
Pete G. Elmhurst, IL
I’m Your Captain Charters
I’m Your Captain Charters
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Very good
4.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Crew was very helpful and personable. They helped out the kids on the boat and kept moving boat to new locations to keep us on the fish. Everyone had a great time. I would recommend.
Robert  G.
Robert G. Old Bridge, New Jersey
Rogezac Sportfishing
Rogezac Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
I chose the Catalina Lingcod special with Capt Roger and it did not disappoint. Roger knows these waters like the back of his hand and was able to take us right to some of the best quality Lingcod Ive ever seen in So Cal. Quality fish after quality fish came over the rail until we had limits of Lingcod(up to 35lbs) and some beautiful Vermillion rockfish by 1:30pm. I would highly recommend Rogezac Sportfishing for your next trip!
Jesse  L.
Jesse L. San Pedro, California
Rogezac Sportfishing
Rogezac Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
This was our second time going out with Roger and he is truly the best. We came home with 22 very large Lobsters. He is kind, knowledgeable and very accommodating. We only book with Rogezac!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Los Angeles, California
Rogezac Sportfishing
Rogezac Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
We had a great day on the water with Rodger! He was super knowledgeable and had us catching huge rockfish all day. For the protected species, he also took the time to make sure they were released appropriately. Will definitely be back again next summer for a tuna run 🍣🎣🐟
Tane  G.
Tane G. Hermosa Beach, CA
Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout
Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Really down to earth captain treats you with respect and has a heart of gold. My first time fishing in the ocean and it was totally awesome. I will absolutely be going back and bringing some friends. Can't put into words how much I enjoyed myself. Life changing experience thanks so much capitan Woody your aces
Robert  H.
Robert H. Fontana, California
Nemo Charters Lobster Hooping
Nemo Charters Lobster Hooping
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
We had a great with the captain. I'm looking forward in booking future trips.
Clifton  O.
Clifton O. Inglewood, CA
Nemo Charters - Weekend Trips
Nemo Charters - Weekend Trips
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Capt. was very knowledgeable, helpful and patient. Would highly recommend him.
Anthony  S.
Anthony S. Severance, CO
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Great boat, crew were pros. Described the best methods/techniques, offered to bait, unhook catches and watched the conditions and adjusted spot/methods based on experience. They made the trip amazing with great catches! Harry and Danny were patient with the rookies on the boat and talked shop with the experienced fishers at the same time.
Richard  T.
Richard T. Los Angeles, California
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
I have been using this site and going on fishing trips for the better part of 30 years! Capt. Harry provided THE BEST EXPERIENCE I have ever had on a boat or fishing in general. I will only fish with him going forward. I’ve never seen someone work so hard or catch as many fish as these guys. Book now, because I will be booking every free chance I get!
Julian  O.
Julian O. Norwalk, California
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Both captain and first mate were great, pit us on fish right away- awesome first fishing trip for my son in law. Very friendly, patient, and spent the time to teach my son in law how to fish.
James  S.
James S. Whittier, California
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 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
Nemo Charters Lobster Hooping
Nemo Charters Lobster Hooping
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
We all had a great time with Captain Jeremy! He knows where the fish are and made sure we all had a awesome time!! We will definitely be back!
Vanessa  M.
Vanessa M. Los Angeles, CA
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(67 reviews)
I fish a lot, so not easily impressed. Well I was. We were placed with Captain Jeremy. He knows his stuff, put you right on fish. Goes the extra mile to help you catch different species. He is very personable and even funny. Family had a great time. Thanks again Captain.
Sean  W.
Sean W. Des Plaines, Illinois
Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout
Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
We are from Chicago and wanted to take our 10 yr old on his first ocean fishing experience! Although the weather was cloudy and cool, the experience was great! The captain was very patient and helpful with our son and we all caught about 3-4 fish! We’d definitely recommend and will use this charter again next time we are in Huntington Beach!
Erica  G.
Erica G. Minooka, IL
Ez Sportfishing
Ez Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
I booked this trip with Captain Eric to show my family how fun fishing can be and this trip was exactly what I was looking for. we caught plenty of good sized,hard fighting fish. The ride out to Catalina island was quick and we saw dolphins left and right on the way in and out. The captain and his first mate took great care of my family who don’t have very much fishing experience . This is a perfect trip for sportsmen or anyone trying to have a good time.
Payton  C.
Payton C. Logan, UT
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Captain Harry gave my family the most special gift! My son has been dying to go on a boat to fish, and he had the best day ever. He caught a ton of things, and even brought home filets which we ate for lunch. Captain Harry was so easy to communicate with, gave great info and directions so we were prepared and he and his grew worked so hard to make it a great day for my kiddo. A+ Can't say enough good things. THANK YOU!!!
Dana  G.
Dana G. Manhattan Beach, CA
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Los Angeles
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(32 reviews)
Capt Harry and first mate Aleck were fantastic, making sure we caught fish! Harry knows the waters, the kelp beds and was very accommodating in all aspects.
William  H.
William H. Long Beach, CA