Los Angeles Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Los Angeles Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Los Angeles

Los Angeles: 46 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(28 reviews)
Los Angeles
Trips from US $1,100
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Los Angeles
Trips from US $1,000
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(10 reviews)
Los Angeles
Trips from US $1,850
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(46 reviews)
Los Angeles
Trips from US $1,165
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(101 reviews)
Los Angeles
Trips from US $995
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(5 reviews)
Los Angeles
Trips from US $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Los Angeles
Trips from US $690
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Long Beach
Trips from US $416

Deep Sea Fishing in Los Angeles

You can hook into more than 30 kinds of game fish while deep sea fishing Los Angeles. Some of these are tasty bottom dwellers such as White Seabass, Calico Bass, Rockfish, and Halibut, while others are hard fighting pelagics like Yellowtail Amberjack, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Marlin. With so many possibilities and warm weather throughout much of the year, it’s easy to see where Los Angeles sportfishing got its reputation!

What to Catch and When

To cast lines in the deepest water around, you have to venture roughly 20-60 miles out. Santa Catalina Island (about 22 miles from the coast) marks the threshold to LA’s best deep sea fishing. Casting lines in the surrounding waters and anywhere beyond will fetch you some of the biggest fish you can find, including Marlin, Tuna, and trophy Mako Sharks.

Deep sea fishing boasts a spectacular season from spring through fall, with many species peaking throughout the summer. Rockfish season opens in spring, making California Sheephead, Lingcod, and Vermillion Rockfish available to anglers. Springtime also sees an increase in offshore Halibut, Calico Bass, and Barracuda.

In summer, Tuna start to arrive. Far offshore you might land an Albacore Tuna, whereas Bluefin and Yellowfin can be found near Catalina Island. In late summer and fall, you can even target Yellowfin Tuna in the Catalina Channel, less than 20 miles from the coast. Blue Marlin and large Yellowtail Amberjack also reach their peak in summer. Yellowtail near the islands are known to reach 40 lbs on occasion.

How to Fish

While deep sea fishing Los Angeles you can expect to spend most of your time trolling and bottom fishing. Local anglers have honed various methods they like to use for targeting specific species, as well, such as fly lining live bait and using a dropper loop.

Bottom fishing and fly lining live bait are effective for landing a variety of fish along the coast and near the islands. You can catch White Seabass, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Lingcod, Rockfish, Barracuda, and Yellowtail using these methods. Baitfish could include anchovies, sardines, squid, or mackerel. It’s possible to land Yellowtail using iron jigs as well as live bait.

For pelagic game fish, anglers rely on the tried and true art of trolling. Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, and Sharks are all privy to this tactic, whether you rely on live bait or artificial lures. Many anglers also chum for Tuna and Sharks, using cut or live bait such as anchovies and sardines. 

Los Angeles
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 29,146 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Los Angeles

Great for first timers, the Captain will guide and coach you through your catches. Have no fear, let the Captain do his thing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great for first timers, the Captain will guide and coach you through your catches. Have no fear, let the Captain do his thing
Aria Sportfishing
Aria Sportfishing
If you are visiting/fishing from outside of the Los Angeles area, I would recommend getting a room the night before, as the traffic is very unpredictable and may cause you to miss your arrival time for fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are visiting/fishing from outside of the Los Angeles area, I would recommend getting a room the night before, as the traffic is very unpredictable and may cause you to miss your arrival time for fishing.
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Don’t miss going out on this boat or you might catch yourself saying “I knew we should’ve gone out with Captain Roger”.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t miss going out on this boat or you might catch yourself saying “I knew we should’ve gone out with Captain Roger”.
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
Book with Mystic Queen! Captain Harry and his first mate Daniel will not disappoint.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Mystic Queen! Captain Harry and his first mate Daniel will not disappoint.
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Mystic Queen Sportfishing Pasadena, California
Layers of clothes. Process matters - keep an open mind. Bluefin is a little risky, but very satisfying.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Layers of clothes. Process matters - keep an open mind. Bluefin is a little risky, but very satisfying.
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Mystic Queen Sportfishing
Best recommendation I can give is go with a professional like TJ, this will make your trip a success
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Best recommendation I can give is go with a professional like TJ, this will make your trip a success
Kamryn Dawson Charters
Kamryn Dawson Charters
Summer might be the best time, since season is open for rockfish. And you can also target halibut, sheephead and bigger game fish. But even in winter (February) you can get lots of action fishing for sculpin, bass, and white fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Summer might be the best time, since season is open for rockfish. And you can also target halibut, sheephead and bigger game fish. But even in winter (February) you can get lots of action fishing for sculpin, bass, and white fish.
ROGEZAC Sportfishing
ROGEZAC Sportfishing San Mateo, CA
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.
Kamryn Dawson Charters
Kamryn Dawson Charters Redondo Beach, CA
Expect clouds and cooler weather due to the "June Gloom". Perfect fishing weather!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect clouds and cooler weather due to the "June Gloom". Perfect fishing weather!
LA Sportfishing
LA Sportfishing Loveland, CO
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.
Kamryn Dawson Charters
Kamryn Dawson Charters United States

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Los Angeles