Dana Point Halibut Fishing Charters

Dana Point Halibut Fishing Charters

Best Halibut Fishing Charters in Dana Point

Dana Point: 40 fishing charters available

Socal Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Dana Point
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650

Sealutions Sportfishing LLC

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(91 reviews)
Newport Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $850

Dana Wharf Sportfishing – Sum Fun

Dana Point
trips from $1,800

Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(47 reviews)
Huntington Beach
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Dana Wharf Sportfishing - Current

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(28 reviews)
Dana Point
trips from $1,500

Dana Wharf Sportfishing - Boardroom

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Dana Point
trips from $1,775

Fish Taxi Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(36 reviews)
Oceanside
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,025

Full Spectrum SF – Sea Monkey

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(8 reviews)
Huntington Beach
 Instant Confirmation

Halibut Fishing in Dana Point

Halibut
  • Size 20 to 150lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Nearshore, Offshore

(Hippoglossus stenolepis / hippoglossus)

The Halibut fishing Dana Point has to offer anglers is pretty awesome! There’s plenty of life under the waves to keep any angler busy, as well as a thriving migrating population of Halibut. Making its home here is the California Halibut – not to be mistaken with its cousin, the Pacific Halibut, found further up north. On the rare occasion when you’re not reeling in fish, you’re likely to see whales breaching, too, making fishing trips to Dana Point fun for the whole family.

Which trip do I need?

The Halibut found in Dana Point are migratory. It’s good to book a charter and have the captain’s advice on when and where to fish for Halibut. The Halibut can be found in varying depths, but usually a half day trip will see you hooking them in no time. Fishing along the grounds known locally as “the Pipe” can be very productive.

Fishing for Halibut is different to fishing for other species, as it’s not the fight to the surface that can be the most challenging. Instead, the skill lies in getting this bottom dweller to bite in the first place. Drifting with live bait will produce great results. This means that even beginners will enjoy fishing for Halibut.

What do I need to fish for Halibut at Dana Point?

If booking with a charter, the live bait and fishing gear are usually included. You’ll typically need to bring your own food and drink.

Everyone on board over 16 will need to purchase a fishing license before the day of the trip.

Any competitions to look out for?

Think you’ve got what it takes to catch a big Halibut? Why not join in the Dana Wharf Halibut Derby Fish Off – see if the Halibut you catch between November 1 and March 31 will be one of the 25 largest Halibut caught each year.

If you’re ready to target the tasty Halibut, then book a trip to Dana Point today.

Dana Point Halibut Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Halibut fishing in Dana Point varies moderately throughout the year. High season is March to June and November to December. Low season is January and August to September. There is no closed season.
Dana Point
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 25,023 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Halibut Fishing in Dana Point

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
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
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
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
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