Southern California Spearfishing Charters

Southern California Spearfishing Charters

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in Southern California

Top Spearfishing Fishing Charters in Southern California

Spearfishing in Southern California

The spearfishing Southern California offers is as exciting as it is varied. Some of the species that you can spear for include California Halibut (not to be mixed up with its northern cousin, the Pacific Halibut,) Calico Bass, White Seabass, California Sheephead, Lingcod, Barracuda, Yellowtail, and plenty more.

What can I expect?

Whether you’re a beginner spearo or a seasoned one, there is a trip out here for you. The lengths of the trips can range for 3–12 hours. The trips can specifically be for spearfishing or you can request to spear on regular trips. Let the captain know ahead of time if you wish to spearfish instead of using a more conventional method on your trip.

As well as the inshore reefs, you should definitely check out the kelp forests. Located close to shore, these underwater masses attract plenty of fish for you to spear. This is due to the large populations of bait fish that call these kelp forests home.

How to Prepare

On most charters in SoCal, you’ll need to bring along your own gear or rent some once you get there. Dive gloves should be a minimum of 3 millimeters and dive socks 4 millimeters. Depending on your experience and which fish you’re targeting, guns can be anywhere from 60–90 centimeters for beginners and 100–130 centimeters for large targets.

It’s best to spear with a guide who can keep you informed about what species are allowed to be targeted, the size regulations, and where the Marine Protected Areas are. If you’re fishing without a guide, you must be aware of all the rules and regulations for each species before heading out – ignorance is never an excuse, and will result in a fine.

When taking a boat out on a spearfishing trip, only spearfishing equipment is allowed on board. You should also have your license on board at all times – everyone over 16 and under 65 should have a license. Your captain can advise whether you need an Ocean Enhancement Stamp or not on your trip.

There’s no better time to go spearfishing in Southern California. With so many guides to choose from, you can have a fun and safe day in the water while hunting for your dinner.

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Reviews of Fishing in Spearfishing in Southern California

12 hour Trip
Michael W. fished with Mardiosa Sportfishing on April 8, 2021
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Yes. Both Captain Herman and Paul are very experienced fishermen.
Half Day with Nick
Scott Y. fished with Reel Life Fishing Charters on November 21, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Couldn’t ask for a better 1/2 day excursion. Fish were jumping in the boat
Half day trip with Nick
Michael T. fished with Reel Life Fishing Charters on October 24, 2020
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Speak with your captain prior to departure. Bring extra food and drinks if desired Make sure to check the weather to prepare properly
A good day to Chase Tuna.
Daniel A. fished with Fish Taxi Sportfishing on September 12, 2020
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Bring your good attitude and a good smile, God will take care of the rest.
The best of times!
Lauren S. fished with RockenReel Sportfishing on July 12, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fish are fickle. Enjoy the day no matter what!
Sunset Fishishing
Erick L. fished with RockenReel Sportfishing on July 3, 2020
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Weather was great but no luck with the fish.
Stop looking and book now!
John C. fished with RockenReel Sportfishing on June 30, 2020
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Book now and stop looking! Yeah his is the trip. Took my two boys on their first trip and we caught 30+ fish!
ErinAnne II
Phil L. fished with San Diego Fishing Company – 38' on February 15, 2020
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Chris will put you on the fish. Wow what a Great trip. The ErinAnne II is tip-top, the gear is all first rate. The crew was awesome, doing everything they could to make sure we had everything we needed for a fantastic day. We’re already planning our next trip!

Top Targeted Spearfishing Species in Southern California