Orange County

33 Fishing Charters

Orange County Fishing Charters

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Orange County: 33 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(61 reviews)
Huntington Beach
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(101 reviews)
Newport Beach
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trips from $750
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(12 reviews)
Huntington Beach
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(251 reviews)
Dana Point
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trips from $395
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(139 reviews)
Long Beach
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trips from $495
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(70 reviews)
Long Beach
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Dana Point
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trips from $1,595
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(43 reviews)
Long Beach
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Long Beach
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
(74 reviews)
Dana Point
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Orange County

According to customer reviews, Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout, Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach, and Full Spectrum SF – Sea Monkey are some of the most popular fishing charters in Orange County. Full list of top fishing charters in Orange County.

The average price for a private 4 hour Orange County fishing trip is $861, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,445 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout, Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach, and Full Spectrum SF – Sea Monkey all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Orange County.

The most popular fish species you can target are Halibut, Yellowtail Amberjack, and Calico Bass. Top fishing techniques include Bottom Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, and Light Tackle. Offshore fishing, inshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

If you’re on the lookout for some of the most diverse angling in California, Orange County fishing should have your undivided attention. Whether you’re coming to surf on “The Wedge,” enjoy over 40 miles of gorgeous sandy coastline, or fish for your next trophy, this sunny county delivers.

Dana Point is one of the most popular inshore fishing spots in SoCal with Halibut, Calico Bass, White Seabass, Sheepshead, and Sand Bass all on your doorstep. Head to nearby Newport Beach and you’ll find all this and more in the kelp beds, including Yellowtail, Bonito, and Barracuda.

Passionate offshore anglers have a lot to look forward to when they cast their lines in Orange County’s abundant waters. San Clemente and Santa Catalina Islands are the fishing grounds of choice for species like Yellowtail, Calico Bass, and even Tuna during the summer months. The bluewaters 50+ miles out offer up even more action with Sharks, Mahi Mahi, and Marlin lurking in the deep.

Don’t worry freshwater anglers, we didn’t forget about you. There are countless fishing holes to explore, and Irvine Lake is by far the most popular. More Rainbow Trout are caught here than anywhere else in California! Catfish, Crappie, and Bass are also biting left and right.

If you’re coming with kids or want to keep it short and sweet, head out for a half day inshore trip. For more dedicated anglers who want to explore the full potential of these prolific waters, a full or extended full day trip is a must. In these cases, Santa Catalina Island is your most frequent location, however, you’ll have the option to go even further out for truly monster fish.
 

Rules & Regulations

All anglers over the age of 16 need to purchase a California fishing license. To ensure you’re in the loop about the rules and regulations, head out with a reputable captain.

Orange County
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 26564 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
You might want to bring a sweater to your fishing trip and be prepared for the “winter chill” as you go hunting for Yellowtail, various species of Rockfish, Sculpin, and more. Lobster season is in full sway.
February

More species are becoming active, so you can set your sights on Halibut, White Seabass, Calico Bass, and of course Yellowtail. Want something different? Lobster’s still out there.

March
There are plenty of fish in the sea in March, and even more Sharks in the Orange County waters, including Thresher, Blue, and Mako. Fishing for White Seabass, Halibut, Yellowtail, and Calico Bass is excellent.
April

Spring has come to Orange County and brought an abundance of fish with it. You can hook anything from Sheepshead and Calico Bass to Rockfish and Halibut, just to name a few.

May
Are you ready for intense fishing action? Because in May, it’s on. Barracuda, Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Rockfish, and many more are all popular catches this month, and high season is here.
June

Mahi Mahi are slowly coming to the area, as well as Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna that will be the most sought-after catch in the upcoming months. Fish are biting left and right in June.

July

With summer in full bloom, you better believe you’ll need sunscreen while you’re on the boat. What can you catch? Just about anything! From Calico Bass to Bonito and Mahi Mahi to Tuna, the list of catches is endless.

August
If chasing Striped Marlin is your passion, then August is the time to target them in Orange County. The Tuna bite is still strong, not to mention Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail, Barracuda, and Sharks.
 
September

As autumn is slowly making its way to California, there’s still time to catch sizeable Yellowfin and the occasional Bluefin Tuna, along with hard-fighting Blue and Striped Marlin. The only fishing limit this month is your imagination.

October

Tuna are leaving the OC waters, but that doesn’t mean that the fishing fun has to stop. Lingcod are very active, along with Calico Bass, Halibut and more. The Lobster season is officially open.

November

You can go looking for Sharks, or focus on catching massive Lingcod, Halibut, and Rockfish, it’s up to you. Offshore, you can still find a Striped Marlin here and there, if you know where to look.

December

Maybe the offshore favorites have gone to warmer waters, but fishing for Halibut, Yellowtail, and Rockfish isn’t slowing down. This is one of the best months to hunt for your daily limit of Lobster.

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It’s an off season trip, keep that in mind, but a day on The water is better than a day in land any day.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It’s an off season trip, keep that in mind, but a day on The water is better than a day in land any day.
Douglas  S.
Douglas S. Rancho Santa Margarita, 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
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
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
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
Be ready for some local bass, halibut, and rockfish. Great target fish not too far out!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for some local bass, halibut, and rockfish. Great target fish not too far out!
Sara  M.  H.
Sara M. H. Los Angeles, California
There are many options this time of the year. The bass fishing in the local waters and at the islands are very active this time of the year. There is also a possibility of catching pelagic fish such as yellowfin and bluefin tuna. There is always yellowtail fishing either at the islands or just outside at the Horseshoe Kelp area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are many options this time of the year. The bass fishing in the local waters and at the islands are very active this time of the year. There is also a possibility of catching pelagic fish such as yellowfin and bluefin tuna. There is always yellowtail fishing either at the islands or just outside at the Horseshoe Kelp area.
Francis  W.
Francis W. United States

Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(101 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
Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout
Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Purchased 8 hour dude trip for my husband's 50th birthday gift. They had a great time. Caught lots of sculpins. Captain Woody was very responsive and overall nice guy.
Cynthia  A.
Cynthia A. Riverside, CA
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(101 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
Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout
Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
We were five sales guys on an ocean fishing trip from Huntington Beach, and it was fantastic day on the sea! Captain Andrew was knowledgeable, the fishing spots were abundant. We caught various fish, enjoyed a comfortable boat, and had an unforgettable time bonding. Highly recommended for a memorable day of fishing and team-building!
Geir  A.
Geir A. Palo Alto, CA
Ez Sportfishing
Ez Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
My boys and I had a great time out on the boat! My kids are nine and five years old and I would recommend a family style trip as the crew worked very well with them!
Bill  W.
Bill W. Phoenix, AZ
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(101 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.
Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout
Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Andrew was extremely helpful and was sure to move boat if fish did not bite in the area!!!
Myra  L.
Myra L. Hesperia, CA
Ez Sportfishing
Ez Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Had a great day on the water. 4 of us caught o er 50 fish with several different species. Sprain and crew were very knowledgeable and kept us on fish the entire time. Would definitely recommend and will book again.
William  F.
William F. Reno, NV
I’m Your Captain Charters
I’m Your Captain Charters
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Best Day Ever. It was my sons Birthday, and we took him out with three of his friends. The Captain and crew were just so hardworking and nice. They made the day great. They cleaned all of our fish for us, and sent us all home very happy.
Shelley  C.
Shelley C. Rancho Cordova, CA
Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout
Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
We just finished our 4 hour trip out onto the Ocean and had a blast. We all caught multiple fish and were even lucky enough to see a humpback whale. If your on the fence about booking, I'd really recommend you just do it. Hands down this was our favorite part of our trip to California. If we're ever back in town we'd definitely book another fishing day with them.
Kim  M.
Kim M. Santa Ana, California
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(101 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
Full Spectrum SF – Sea Monkey
Full Spectrum SF – Sea Monkey
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Surprised my father and brother went this fishing charter as a Xmas/bday gift. They had tons of fun and loved every minute. Everyone caught something. The process of booking it was extremely easy and Captain woody was so good at communicating and answering all my questions. Definitely recommend for any occasion.
Nicole  B.
Nicole B. Costa Mesa, CA
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Captain Jermey knew exactly what was up and where to go. 6 people and everyone left with their limit of monster bugs. Capt said it was a once in a lifetime catch. It's was ridiculously fun. Thanks again!!
Nick  O.
Nick O.
I’m Your Captain Charters
I’m Your Captain Charters
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(30 reviews)
It may be off season, the fish may not be biting, but when you’re with your dad and homies out on a boat casting, reeling, and having your first beer as the sun comes up. It’s a good day. Better yet still made it back in time for kick off. The boat was big, clean, and relaxing. The crew was energetic and everyone had a good time except for a buddy that got sea sick.
Douglas  S.
Douglas S. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
All Harbors Charter – Long Beach
All Harbors Charter – Long Beach
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(139 reviews)
Had a blast out on the water! Gerry went out of his way to make sure I had a good experience. Caught a lot of fish and he even cleaned them for me right at the end. Definitely worth the money and would highly recommend booking with him.
Uzair  J.
Uzair J. Los Angeles, California
Ez Sportfishing – Lobster Fishing
Ez Sportfishing – Lobster Fishing
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
I charter a few boats a year on all US coasts and this trip by far is the best ever. Captain Eric and Jason made sure we were on lobster and are excellent hosts. Their interaction with us was like no other. There was never a boring moment the entire 5 hours. Absolutely recommend and 5 stars +++. We will be back!
Mike  D.
Mike D. Spring Hill, KS
Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout
Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
We took our grandson fishing for his 4th Birthday and had so much fun! Captain Andrew was so great he really made the trip special for our grandson. Our grandson got to catch a lot of fish, every fish on a pool was his. Thank you so much for making this trip so special for him! We can’t wait to do it again!
Deborah  D.
Deborah D. Loma Linda, CA
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Fishing charter in Newport Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(101 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
Full Spectrum SF – Sea Monkey
Full Spectrum SF – Sea Monkey
Fishing charter in Huntington Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 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
I’m Your Captain Charters
I’m Your Captain Charters
Fishing charter in Long Beach
Very good
4.0 / 5
(30 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