Southern California Spearfishing Charters

Southern California Spearfishing Charters

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in Southern California

Southern California: 26 fishing charters available

Kraken Sportfishing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(64 reviews)
San Diego
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Guardian Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(7 reviews)
San Diego
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trips from $980

King Triton Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(14 reviews)
San Diego
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trips from $1,500

Old Spool Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
Newport Beach
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trips from $950

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.

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

What anglers said about Spearfishing in Southern 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The fishing boats depart promptly at their scheduled hour. Be EARLY or ON TIME for the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing boats depart promptly at their scheduled hour. Be EARLY or ON TIME for the trip.
Lance  S.
Lance S. United States
Don’t hesitate to book with Pelican Sport fishing, you will not regret it. Captain Shaun will make sure you have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t hesitate to book with Pelican Sport fishing, you will not regret it. Captain Shaun will make sure you have a great time.
Jayme  D.
Jayme D. Midvale, UT
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
Tuna fishing down here can always be a hit or miss, avoid those days after a full moon and you should be able to get on them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tuna fishing down here can always be a hit or miss, avoid those days after a full moon and you should be able to get on them.
Paul  B.
Paul B. Ontario, 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

Top Targeted Spearfishing Species in Southern California