Newport Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Newport Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Newport Beach

Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Newport Beach

Deep Sea Fishing in Newport Beach

If you’re in the area, don’t miss out on the world class deep sea fishing Newport Beach has access to. When you combine the sunny skies of SoCal with the Bluewater offshore, it’s a recipe for monster fish and some unforgettable battles. This adventure could take you anywhere from Santa Catalina to the Coronado Islands of Mexico or far out into the open ocean for days on end. You never know what will bite next out here, and no two catches are the same. Whether you’re aiming to set a new world record or just hoping to break your own, there’s a fish with your name on it!

What to Catch and When

Deep sea fishing is a year-round event in Newport Beach. You can catch Halibut, White Seabass, and Calico Bass any time while bottom fishing around the rocky shores of Catalina and San Clemente Island. To maximize your opportunities, however, we recommend fishing between April and November, when many other bottom fish are open to harvest and migratory pelagics show up.

The season starts strong with Lingcod, Rockfish, Yellowtail, and Barracuda available near the islands in spring. By summer, a new cast of characters arrives on the scene, including Bluefin Tuna and monster Sharks. They’re followed closely by Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Marlin. Many of these species will continue biting off the coast of Newport Beach until November.

To make the most of your deep sea fishing experience, consider a trip down south to the Coronado Islands, or head 60+ miles offshore. These excursions call for some serious stamina, often lasting 12-24 hours, or longer if you choose to book multiple days. Rest assured that you’ll be well rewarded when you hook into the likes of Marlin, Wahoo, Albacore Tuna, massive Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, and behemoth Sharks.

How to Fish

Deep sea fishing in Newport Beach combines many methods, primarily trolling and bottom fishing. You can expect to bottom fish for Halibut, Rockfish, Lingcod, and other bottom dwellers. Fast trolling attracts surface feeders such as Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and more.

Depending on your captain’s insight, you might try more specialized techniques such as fly lining or kite fishing. Kite fishing is mostly reserved for Bluefin Tuna in areas around San Diego. Live Mackerel or lures like Yummy Flyers work well.

Fly lining live bait produces Yellowtail, Barracuda, and Bonito. This tactic involves attaching a live bait to an unweighted hook so that it can swim freely. Anglers typically fly line near artificial reefs and other feeding grounds for these fish.

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Reviews of Fishing in Deep Sea Fishing in Newport Beach

Half day trip with Capt. Mike
Casey R. fished with Old Spool Fishing Charters on September 24, 2019
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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.
Full Day Trip
Mike M. fished with Sealutions Sportfishing LLC on April 22, 2019
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If you want to catch sea bass , rockfish this is the time to go tuna comes in july and august
An Awesome Day Fishing at Catalina
FishingBooker Member fished with Old Spool Fishing Charters on July 25, 2018
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Make sure to read up on the captain and boat, as well as the trip timeframe.
Family Fishing with captain Matt
FishingBooker Member fished with Old Spool Fishing Charters on May 30, 2018
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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!!!
Killer day on the water with Old Spool Fishing
Justin B. fished with Old Spool Fishing Charters on May 20, 2018
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If you want to catch amazing Calico Bass, Newport Beach is the place for you!
Excellent Fishing Trip with Captain Matt
Thea P. fished with Old Spool Fishing Charters on March 4, 2018
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It was a little chilly so bring a warm jacket and dress in layers.

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