Humboldt County

11 Fishing Charters

Humboldt County Fishing Charters

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Humboldt County: 11 fishing charters available

Orland Outfitters – Trout/Steelhead

Red Bluff
 Instant Confirmation

Northern California Guide Service – Redding

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(9 reviews)
Red Bluff
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $250

Ripple Guide Service

Shasta Lake
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $200

North Coast River Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Willow Creek
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Jacob Frye's Guide Service – 25'

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Anderson
trips from $600

Northern California Guide Service – Red Bluff

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(14 reviews)
Red Bluff
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $250

Old Bridge Rafting

Douglas City

Andrew Surtees Guide Service

Redding
trips from $200

Andrew Surtees Guide Service – Lewiston

Lewiston
trips from $250

Steve Huber – Crescent City

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Crescent City
trips from $150

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Humboldt County

The average price for a private 4 hour Humboldt County fishing trip is $775, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $868 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Orland Outfitters – Trout/Steelhead, Northern California Guide Service – Redding, and Ripple Guide Service are some of the most popular fishing charters in Humboldt County. Full list of top fishing charters in Humboldt County.

Orland Outfitters – Trout/Steelhead and Northern California Guide Service – Redding received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Humboldt County.

The most popular fish species you can target are Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Chinook Salmon, and Brown Trout. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, fly fishing, and trolling. River fishing, lake fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

With 130 miles of coastline, as well as a whole host of rivers and lakes, a Humboldt County fishing adventure rivals a hike in the area’s Redwood forest.With a variety of fresh, salt, and brackish waters to explore, anglers of all skill levels will find something here to whet their appetites – and their fishing lines. 
 
Freshwater enthusiast? You can drift down the Trinity, Eel, Chetco, or Klamath Rivers, which are bustling with Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, and Steelhead, as well as huge Brown Trout. Although the Sacramento River technically lies just outside of Humboldt County, you’ll find plenty of guides here offering trips to this location. It's home to brackish waters, which means one thing: Striped Bass. For anglers looking for bragging rights, it’s well worth the journey.
 
If you want to try out some pure saltwater fishing, head to Humboldt Bay or the ocean beyond. Here, you’ll be able to hook into Halibut, Rockfish, Lingcod, and maybe even some Albacore Tuna., The coastal fishing season is generally open between May and November. 
 
Local fishing guides generally run trips in four-, six-, and eight-hour chunks. If you’re new to fishing, or simply want to spend a lazy afternoon drifting down a river, a shorter trip will work wonders. For  those who want to cover more ground, a longer trip is more suitable.
 
It’s pretty common for guides to follow the fish, during your trip. This means you can be flexible when choosing a launch site. Anderson and Weitchpec are popular freshwater spots, with Eureka being the favored saltwater location.
 

Rules & Regulations

Every angler 16 and over will need to purchase a valid California fishing license, even when fishing alongside a guide. You can get a standard California sportfishing license that covers fresh and saltwaters. Your fishing guide will make sure you’re equipped with fishing gear that’s suitable for the trip you choose.

Humboldt County
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 25013 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Start your year off with top-quality river fishing – all you need to choose is where you want to go! Winter Steelhead can be found throughout the county. The Trinity River offers up an especially productive bite.

February
Winter-run Steelhead fishing on the Eel River is something that shouldn’t be missed in February! The Trinity and Chetco Rivers also offer up plenty of action when it comes to this species. 
 
March

Humboldt County's offshore season hasn’t yet opened, so keep your focus on river fishing. Steelhead and Brown Trout can be found in the area’s rivers, and the first Striped Bass show up in the Sacramento River.

April

April usually signals the true start of some serious Striper chasing! Make the journey to the Sacramento River, and focus your attention on the area where it meets the Feather River. You’ll be in for a Bass bonanza!

May

The weather is heating up, and you’ll find that the Salmon action is following it. The first spring-run Coho and Chinook can be found throughout the area’s rivers, and the Striped Bass action remains hot. 

June

Head to the coastline and escape the heat on an adventure out to sea, where you'll bottom fish for huge Halibut, Lingcod, and Rockfish on the Pacific. Freshwater fanatic? Salmon and Steelhead fishing remains strong.

July

If you want to hook Halibut without heading all the way offshore, now’s your time to journey over to the Humboldt Bay, where you’ll be in with a chance of targeting huge varieties of this fish. 

August

You can now target Albacore Tuna in both the bay and the Pacific, so gather your strength for a Tuna chasing adventure! The rivers are bustling with Salmon and Trout, and Striper can still be hooked in the Sac.

September
This month is all about two species – for saltwater fishermen, it’s huge Halibut. For freshwater enthusiasts, it’s Steelhead. Pick your opponent and then head to one of the many fisheries on offer to hook ‘em!
 
October

Halibut fishing in the bay is seriously spectacular in October. This is your best chance of hooking the “Doormat” varieties that you’ve probably heard about! Steelhead and Salmon fishing is on offer for freshwater fishers.

November

As the year begins drawing to a close, so does Humboldt County’s saltwater fishery. This is the last month where you’ll be able to head offshore to hook Halibut, Lingcod, Rockfish, and Albacore. Take advantage of it!

December

End the year in style by opting for a thrilling freshwater adventure. It’s all about the winter-run Steelhead during this month, and you’ll find an abundance of them in Humboldt’s rivers. The Trinity is especially plentiful!

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Take your Dramamine and wear layers of clothes because the weather can change from cool to sunny in the same day! Look up Steve Huber for a fun, professional and productive fishing trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take your Dramamine and wear layers of clothes because the weather can change from cool to sunny in the same day! Look up Steve Huber for a fun, professional and productive fishing trip!
Jay  S.
Jay S. Shasta Lake, CA
Book a trip with Steve Huber! He'll take all the guess work out of your trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Steve Huber! He'll take all the guess work out of your trip!
John  O.
John O. Sacramento, CA

Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Captain Steve had us on fish so fast and it was non stop action the entire time. It was my daughters first time on a charter fishing boat. Captain gave us some great advice with motion sickness. Her first experience was one for the books and she will always remember it. (Lily is 9) and is ready to book our next outing with Steve right away. Thanks for the unforgettable memories you helped me create with my daughter Captain!!! We will see you again soon!
Cj  B.
Cj B. Midvale, UT
Crescent City Fishing Charters
Crescent City Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Awesome trip limited out, very good people and will take care of you. Even if you get sick lol. Thanks again. ❤️
Roy  D.
Roy D. Round Mountain, CA
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
We had an amazing morning with Captain Steve….and we caught our max quota of fish in just a few hours! (He knows where all the fishies are) We caught several species of fish including a China Rock Fish and a Canary Rock Fish and Lingcod. We will definitely be back for another fishing trip with Captain Steve in November! Oh and my hubby loves Captain Steve’s boat to boot! See ya again in November Captain Steve!
Erica  D.
Erica D. Medford, OR
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
It was a grate fishing trip caught lots of fish captain was great had a lot of fun on the boat, boat was great, fishing was grate caught our limit of Rockfish! Thanks agean for a great fishing trip!
Jonathan  H.
Jonathan H. Peyton, CO
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
We had a great time. I recommend Steve he is very knowledgeable and patient with his crew. Money well spent.
Ron  F.
Ron F. Cottonwood, CA
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Had a great time with Capt. Steve ! Got us into some awesome fishing. We hammered the lings,got close to bottom fish limits and even had a few salmon on the hook that got off . Will definitely be going with him in the future!
Jeff  B.
Jeff B. Rogue River, OR
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Fun time. Great communication. Hard to imagine it gets better than this. Thanks Steve
Jeff  T.
Jeff T. West Sacramento, CA
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Great day fishing with nonstop action on big rock fish. My arms are tired as am I. Dan
Daniel  A.
Daniel A. Elk Grove, California
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Captain Steve was great, he made everybody feel welcome, safe and kept us busy reeling in fish
Jesse  A.
Jesse A. Redding, CA
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Great day fishing with Steve and the whale watching on the way in topped it off.
Mathew  B.
Mathew B. Jiggs, NV
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Had a blast! Steve was an amazing captain. He had tons of patience and was extremely professional. He has a great sense of humor and I have to say I will be booking another trip on his boat.
Mike  D.
Mike D. Susanville, CA
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
My husband & I had a great time, Steve definitely took us where the fish were. Steve is very friendly, courteous, He's been doing this for 22 years so very knowledgeable, helpful when needed. Boat is in great shape, plenty of room. Thanks again Steve, we will come again
Michael  M.
Michael M. Anderson, CA
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Awesome day with Steve on the ocean! He kept us finding fish and having fun the whole time and was super patient and interactive with our kids. Would definitely recommend!
Kimberly  G.
Kimberly G. Blackfoot, ID
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Great, short trip with captain Steve. Good clean boat, had a great time. Will be back again! My wife Conni out-fished me on her first boat in 15 years! Worth it!
Dustin  W.
Dustin W. San Francisco, California
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
The group was able to limit out on lingcod as well as catch a good amount of blue and crabs. Captain mike was very knowledgeable of the area and a great fisherman. Will definitely be booking this trip again!!
Austin  C.
Austin C. Redding, CA
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Captain Steve knows what he's doing and where the fish are. He put us on a lot of quality fish. The boat is amazing, he goes over all safety stuff before you hit the water. We will definitely be booking again.
Stephen  L.
Stephen L. Redding, CA
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
We had a great trip, Steve really knows how to bring in the fish. Would recommend this trip to anyone looking to have an exciting day. Will be a wonderful memory forever.
Monica  M.
Monica M. Citrus Heights, CA
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
What an epic day! My two teen daughters and I had a perfect day. Steve put us on fish from the beginning to the end of the day. His new boat is beautiful, clean and fast. He is friendly, helpful and great with kids. I highly recomend this trip to anyone.
Chris  C.
Chris C. Redding, California
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
my father's 90th birthday tripwe had a great day everyone caught fish and the captain was wonderful
Allen  F.
Allen F. San Bernardino, California
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Steve Huber – Crescent City
Fishing charter in Crescent City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Went out with my two boys and a friend. We had a blast. Captain Steve is great, he is very knowledgeable and put us in spots were the fish were constantly biting. I highly recommend booking your trip with Captain Steve. Made memories I will never forget. Thanks Captain Steve
John  L.
John L. Red Bluff, CA