California Fishing Guides and Charters

From the warm Southern California waters where sport fishing rules the day to fly fishing in high mountain streams for the anglers looking to tune in with nature. We have California fishing charters for the sportfisherman looking for big game fishing adventures and professional California fishing guides for the fishing trip up river or to one of the states well known mountain lakes. We have charter or guide listings for California freshwater and saltwater fishing excursions. Charter & Guide listings below.

Northern California Guided Charter Fishing Trips

There is so much charter fishing in California, so many styles and types we can hardly even begin to write about it on just one webpage. The California coast or the “left” coast is so long that a Northern California fishing trip is a completely different type and style of fishing than the California charter fishing trips of the southern California coast. In the north, from the excellent charter fishing in San Francisco to Sacramento on up to the state line the waters are much colder where Salmon, Steelhead, Trout, and Sturgeon are usually the catch of the day. In the south you find marlin, dorado, and other warm water sportfish that most charter fishing boats go after.

Charter Fishing in Southern California

Fishing here is quite different from the north and charter fishing in Southern California offers anglers more of a tropical type setting where they can go bluewater fishing under the warm Southern California sun.

To many west coast anglers this is the only way to experience California charter fishing where you will likely catch a marlin, tuna, or other large gamefish that will have your rod double over to the breaking point and strip the line off your reel so fast it will sing.

California Fishing Regions

San Diego | San Francisco | Sacramento – Northern California | Marina Del Rey

California Charter Fishing Trips

Are you a visiting angler finally on your California fishing trip? If you are then you most certainly have your fishing vacation spot all picked out. And, you most certainly have your California fishing charter booked and know what type of fish you will be hunting.

But for anglers still planning your California charter fishing trip then you will need to know what type of fishing there is in the region you visit. California has a massively long coastline and the fishing on the Northern most end is very much different than the fishing at the southern most end.

A Few California Saltwater Fish Species

  • Northern Region
    Albacore, King Salmon, California Halibut, Striped Bass, Rockfish, Ling Cod, White Sea Bass, Sturgeon, Leopard Shark
  • Southern Region
    Albacore, Bluefin Tuna, Calico Bass, Dorado, Ling Cod, Mackerel, Rockfish, Striped Marlin, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Yellow Tail

    While these things already mentioned hold true for California saltwater sport fishing the same is not always true for the freshwater fishing in the state. The freshwater fishing in California for the most part is fairly consistent across the entire state. If you are looking for a bass fishing guide then it doesn’t matter which regions you fish. Some places may be better than others but as far as lake fishing goes there is lake trout and bass all across the state. There are many lake and river resorts throughout California that offer guided fishing trips, overnight lodging, and other great activities.

California Sportfishing Charter

Every so often we will feature reputable fishing charters or guides we feel are a credit to the charter boat profession. We are honored to feature Newport Landing Sportfishing as our top California fishing charter.

Newport Landing Sportfishing Charters

Newport Landing Sportfishing has provided deep sea fishing charters (privately rent a boat for just your group) for over 20 years. Half day, twilight, full day, and overnight trips are available.

Fish Catalina Island, Laguna Beach coastline, San Clemente Island, offshore banks, and many other locals. Yellowtail to 40 pounds, white sea bass to over 50 pounds, halibut, barracuda, tuna, red snapper, calico bass, mako shark, thresher shark, and many more species available. It is not unusual to catch hundreds of fish per trip.

Bait systems carry 40 scoops (thousands of baitfish), snack bars with hot and cold food and beverages, sun decks, and more. 5 boats to choose from (50 feet to 76 feet in length). Great for groups and individuals.

Newport Landing Sportfishing Charters

Call Newport Landing to book a charter : 1-949-675-0551
Email Newport Landing OR visit the website: Newport Landing Sportfishing
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Longfin Sport Fishing – San Francisco Bay Charters – Longfin Sport Fishing specializes in light tackle deep sea Albacore, King Salmon, Sturgeon, Halibut & Striped Bass, Rockfish, and Shark fishing charters in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our Boat is a 29 ft Parker loaded with state of the art electronics, top of the line fishing tackle, and coast guard approved safety equipment. Call 415-425-3800.

Newport Landing Sportfishing – Newport Landing Sportfishing is located in Newport Beach, Orange County and is the premier fishing marine center in Southern California. Whether a family or just yourself our trips are an ideal opportunity to experience the best of Southern California Sportfishing. Call Steffanie Hellerstein in Newport Beach, CA 92661 Phone 949-675-0551.

Regular Guide and Charter Listings
Bay Queen Harbor Cruises Ventura, CA 805-642-7753
Cayucos Outfitters Fishing Excursions Cayucos, CA (805-995-2600
Channel Islands Sportfishing Center Oxnard, CA 805-382-1612
Chris’s Fishing Trips Monterey, CA 408-375-5951
Cisco’s Sport Fishing Oxnard, CA 805-985-8511
Compton Hunting & Fishing Club Compton, CA 310-637-5211
Commodore Charter Marina Del Rey, CA 310-822-2496
Costamar Sportfishing Woodland Hills, CA 818-224-3625
Capt Don’s Whale Watching Santa Barbara, CA 805-969-5217
Capt Hook’s Sportfishing L L C Oxnard, CA 805-382-6233
Estina Sport Fishing Shop Oxnard, CA 805-984-3422
Freedom Charters Downey, CA 562-862-2306
Hopper Boat Rentals Oxnard, CA 805-382-1100
Hornet Sportsfishing Santa Barbara, CA 805-966-2212
Malibu Sport Fishing LLC Malibu, CA 310-456-6546
Marina Del Rey Sportfishing Marina Del Rey, CA 310-822-3625
Metson Marine Ventura, CA 805-658-2628
Morning Star Charters Ventura, CA 805-644-6338
Patriot Sport Fishing Avila Beach, CA 805-595-7200
R & R Sportfishing Inc Inglewood, CA 310-645-4926
Redondo Sport Fishing Co Redondo Beach, California 310-372-2111
Santa Barbara Sport Fishing Santa Barbara, CA 805-687-3474
Sea Landing Sport Fishing Santa Barbara, CA 805-963-3564
Sea Hawk LXV Santa Barbara, CA 949-673-1434
Small Island Fishing Goleta, CA 805-968-0555
Stardust Sportfishing Santa Barbara, CA 805-963-3564
Virg’s Fishin’ Morro Bay, CA 805-772-1222
Volare Charters Ventura, CA 805-652-2042
WaveWalker Charters Santa Barbara, CA 805-964-2046
Zuma Charters Santa Barbara, CA 805-965-2267

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