Fishing Trips Catalina Island

Information for fishing in Catalina Island

Newport Landing Sportfishing offers deep sea fishing trips daily year round fishing Catalina Island. Catalina Island has long been known for its larger gamefish namely yellowtail to over 40 pounds and giant white sea bass that reach even larger sizes. Tuna, marlin, and dorado also come into Catalina Island’s nearshore waters during the summer and fall months. Along with these larger gamefish, a dozen or more other types of medium sized gamefish are regularly caught often just yards from shore including bonito, calico bass, barracuda, red snapper, sheepshead, and many more. Newport Landing is one of the few sportfishing landings that fish Catalina Island. Newport Landing provides open party (general admission) ¾ day and overnight deep sea fishing trips to Catalina to take advantage of this incredible fishery. Fishing trips take place on one of several modern fishing ships, each ship has lots of amenities to ensure a successful and comfortable fishing experience. Crew members are onboard and will help with any needs you might have during your fishing trip. Beautiful scenery and lake like waters along Catalina Island offer a most unique fishing experience that is a must do.

Fishing From Shore on Catalina Island



Catalina Island does have great shore fishing and often deep water is found almost right up to the water’s edge. The main challenge is much of Catalina Island’s shoreline is only accessible by boat. If you have a boat available, pulling into one of the coves and fishing from shore can be great fun. Sheepshead, blue perch, calico bass, and even yellowtail are possible catches. Swimbaits work great for calico bass, halibut, and even sea bass. Heavier line is needed when fishing swim baits around the many rocky areas. Along with swimbaits, bait such as shrimp or squid is very effective for sheepshead, perch, and calico bass.

Fishing Catalina Pier

Catalina Island has one primary pier called Green Pleasure Pier. This pier has almost all rocky habitats surrounding it and as a result offers some of the best rocky species fishing in Southern California. Use squid strips, live smelt caught on the pier, shrimp, or swim baits all work well on different species. Very large gamefish are also possible such as yellowtail and even white sea bass, but usually blue perch and other perch species are most commonly caught.

Sportfishing Tackle Shops in Catalina Island

Avalon Marine Dock Casino
1 Casino Way
Avalon, CA 90704

(310) 510-0046

Joe’s Rent a Boat
46 Avalon Pier
Avalon, CA 90704

(310) 510-0455

High Tide Traders
415 Crescent Ave
Avalon, CA 90704

(310) 510-1612