California Deep Sea Fishing Charters

California Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Top California Deep Sea Fishing Destinations

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in California

California: 101 fishing charters available

Breakwall Fishing – Weekday Trips

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(47 reviews)
Long Beach
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Pelican Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(122 reviews)
San Diego
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trips from $800

Awol Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
San Diego
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trips from $550

Bubba Jean Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(65 reviews)
San Diego
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trips from $800

Deep Sea Fishing in California

With different islands, reefs, and underwater rips that attract game fish, the Golden State features some truly exciting offshore angling. What's even better is that some of them lie as little as 20 miles offshore. So if you're looking to get a taste of these amazing waters, California deep sea fishing charters have the know-how to make your dreams come true.

There's a huge variety of species that prowl through this portion of the Pacific. Whether it's bruisers such as Yellowtail or delicious Halibut, Lingcod, and Rockfish, all of these species will be at the palm of your hand. And so will predators such as Mako, Thresher, Tope, and Blue Shark.

But this is just the beginning. For those among you looking to fight some pelagics, you'll find some of the most prestigious ones in California. These include Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, as well as Blue and Striped Marlin. If these are not biting, you can chase after Dorado, Albacore, Bonito, and other species instead.

The hottest action takes place around the islands located off the coast of California. In the southern part of the state, you'll have the chance to visit Catalina, San Clemente, or even the Mexican Coronado Islands. If you start your adventure from San Francisco instead, you'll get to enjoy some amazing bottom fishing close to the Farallon Islands.

There's generally no closed season when it comes to offshore fishing in California. Most pelagic fish visit the area during summer but bottom fishing remains strong throughout the year. If you're looking for a starting point, San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles and the areas surrounding these cities will work great. While it's possible to do some good fishing even on a 6-hour, longer trips will let you experience these waters to their fullest.

California
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in California

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
If you've never fished the Delta, this is a great starting point. All services available. June was a bit tough because of the post spawn, but whether or not you catch fish, being on this water is a treat. Beautiful place!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you've never fished the Delta, this is a great starting point. All services available. June was a bit tough because of the post spawn, but whether or not you catch fish, being on this water is a treat. Beautiful place!
Tom  K.
Tom K. Cayucos, 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
Absolutely. We had good and favorable weather conditions. Don’t think I would go out under windy conditions.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Absolutely. We had good and favorable weather conditions. Don’t think I would go out under windy conditions.
Mark  G.
Mark G. Cambria, 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
Grind at finding fish and you will get on fish. Less boats out this time of the year which is awesome!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Grind at finding fish and you will get on fish. Less boats out this time of the year which is awesome!
Jamieson  M.
Jamieson M. United States
Do a bay fishing charter, you catch a lot of fish and multiple different species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a bay fishing charter, you catch a lot of fish and multiple different species.
James  P.
James P. Creston, MT
San Diego is a very beautiful city to begin with and add fishing the area is breath taking!!! Highly recommend fishing in San Diego area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
San Diego is a very beautiful city to begin with and add fishing the area is breath taking!!! Highly recommend fishing in San Diego area.
Jon  C.
Jon C. Scottsdale, AZ
Give time to get there as there was some construction at Marina that can be confusing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Give time to get there as there was some construction at Marina that can be confusing.
Itza  S.
Itza S. Castro Valley, California
It's windy and cold out there in the pacific, so wear good windbreaker and warm clothes.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's windy and cold out there in the pacific, so wear good windbreaker and warm clothes.
Syed  M.
Syed M. Palo Alto, CA
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
Your arms will get tired reeling in all the fish lol. JK it’s a blast definitely a must do when in Tahoe.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Your arms will get tired reeling in all the fish lol. JK it’s a blast definitely a must do when in Tahoe.
Ben  M.
Ben M. Henderson, NV
Couldn’t ask for a better 1/2 day excursion. Fish were jumping in the boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Couldn’t ask for a better 1/2 day excursion. Fish were jumping in the boat
Scott  Y.
Scott Y. Yorba Linda, CA
Speak with your captain prior to departure. Bring extra food and drinks if desired Make sure to check the weather to prepare properly
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Speak with your captain prior to departure. Bring extra food and drinks if desired Make sure to check the weather to prepare properly
Michael  T.
Michael T. Santa Ana, CA
Little chilly, but nice October day in Tahoe. Can't beat the sunrise and mountain views and the clean gorgeous water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Little chilly, but nice October day in Tahoe. Can't beat the sunrise and mountain views and the clean gorgeous water.
Adrienne  M.
Adrienne M. Brookeville, MD
Bring your good attitude and a good smile, God will take care of the rest.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring your good attitude and a good smile, God will take care of the rest.
Daniel  A.
Daniel A. San Marcos, CA
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 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
Sacramento River at dusk was gorgeous and we saw Eagle, pelicans, beaver, and others animals, along with plenty of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sacramento River at dusk was gorgeous and we saw Eagle, pelicans, beaver, and others animals, along with plenty of fish
Boyd  W.
Boyd W. Lincoln, CA

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