Orange County Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Orange County Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Top Orange County Deep Sea Fishing Destinations

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Orange County

Deep Sea Fishing in Orange County

If you’re looking for the most intense fishing action in California, then Orange County deep sea fishing will give you a lot to dream about. A range of species call these abundant waters home and you can catch all of them if you come at the right time.
 

Where to Fish

 
One of the greatest advantages of this fishery is that there are many incredible fishing spots to choose from. Two of the Channel Islands – Santa Catalina and San Clemente – are by far the favorite treasure troves of local anglers and charter captains. Given the variety of species that live here, it’s hardly a surprise.
 
You’ll find Santa Catalina some 30 miles from the mainland, its surrounding waters teeming with a wide range of species. Favorite year-round catches include massive Calico Bass, Halibut, White Seabass, Yellowtail, and hard-fighting Sharks. San Clemente offers similar fishing opportunities, but you’d have to travel 60 miles offshore to get to this fishery.
 
Summer brings all the trophy fish to these waters, and if you’re looking for the fishing fight of your life,  this is the time to do it. Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna are the stars of this show, as well as Mahi Mahi, and Blue and Striped Marlin. All of them are a thrill and a challenge to reel in, as well as a prized catch.
 

What to Expect

 
If you want to hit waters over 1,000 feet deep, then you’ll need to book a full day trip (at least) with one of the local captains. Many of the guides offer extended and overnight trips that will put you on the trail of incredible Tuna action.
 
Your expedition could cost anywhere from $900–$2,500 per group, depending on the amount of time you want to spend on the water. Whether you want to fish from a party boat with dozens of other people around you, or you’d prefer a private outing with your fishing gang, it can all be easily arranged.
 
To get ready for your fishing trip, buy a fishing license, bring plenty of food and drinks, and sunscreen. This summer is the time to explore the excitement that Orange County deep sea fishing has in store!

 

Orange County
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27,726 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Orange County

Find an experienced fisherman to go out with. It’s a beautiful spot to spend the day too!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find an experienced fisherman to go out with. It’s a beautiful spot to spend the day too!
Christine  M.
Christine M. Miami Beach, FL
Don’t come with any expectations. Enjoy being out in the water and the opportunity to do some world class fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t come with any expectations. Enjoy being out in the water and the opportunity to do some world class fishing.
Christopher  K.
Christopher K. Haworth, NJ
If you have never been on the open ocean, make sure you take dramamine the night before and day of.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you have never been on the open ocean, make sure you take dramamine the night before and day of.
Justin  S.
Justin S. Los Angeles, California
We went early in the morning and it was a very smooth trip. A little on the cooler side but that was fine. The sun came out at the end of our three hour trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We went early in the morning and it was a very smooth trip. A little on the cooler side but that was fine. The sun came out at the end of our three hour trip.
Amy  P.
Amy P. San Mateo, CA
Have fun it doesn’t have to be a big fish to have fun and take a picture. Find a crew that knows where to go
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have fun it doesn’t have to be a big fish to have fun and take a picture. Find a crew that knows where to go
Andy  T.
Andy T. Lake Forest, CA
It was a great experience. The weather was perfect and our Captain was great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a great experience. The weather was perfect and our Captain was great!
Kim  C.
Kim C. Ogden, Utah
Book with captain Kevin! He knows his stuff! Also, is SO GOOD with children. Thanks again!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with captain Kevin! He knows his stuff! Also, is SO GOOD with children. Thanks again!
Hannah  L.
Hannah L. Santa Monica, California
Remember that fishing is always hit or miss, even for the best or the best.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember that fishing is always hit or miss, even for the best or the best.
Ryan  M.
Ryan M. Eagar, AZ
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

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