Information for Dana Point Residents and Visitors
Daily deep sea fishing trips for Dana Point area residents and visitors are available from Newport Beach. Newport Beach is just minutes north of Dana Point and is centrally located to many of the famed fishing areas both off the Dana Point coast as well as Catalina Island and north Orange County. Newport Landing provides open party (general admission) deep sea fishing trips of varying trips lengths from half day to full day and longer options. Fishing trips take place on one of several of our modern fishing ships, each ship has several crew members onboard to help with any needs you might have throughout your fishing trip. Areas commonly fished include San Onofre, Barn Kelp, Salt Creek, and Catalina Island to a name a few. Action is typically non-stop with hundreds of fish per trip common and very large gamefish possible. There are over two dozen different species of gamefish possible.
Other Fishing Locations of Interest in Dana PointDana Point Fishing Beaches
There are many great surf fishing beaches around Dana Point including Salt Creek Beach, Doheny State Beach, & Strands Beach in Dana Point. Along with the usual surf species such as barred surf perch and corbina, these beaches can produce leopard sharks, halibut, and even white sea bass. Fish near kelp line or rocks and catch calico bass, sheepshead, and rockfish. Beaches off Dana Point offer some of the most diverse gamefish opportunities in Southern California. Squid works well both on the sandy beaches and around rocks and kelp. Other cut baits and artificial lures also work quite well.
Fishing Dana Point Harbor
Dana Point Harbor has great fishing for many different species of fish from yellowfin croaker to halibut and even barracuda in the summer months. Light line is the key and fishing live bait is always a plus. Most fishing is catch and release. Try around boat pilings for sand bass and spotted bay bass or the many docks that are throughout the harbor.
Fishing Dana Point Jetty
Dana Point Harbor also has a long jetty that faces out along the ocean. Numerous species can be caught including some huge gamefish such as the protected black seabass, white sea bass, halibut, and many others. There are couple restrictions with this area being a marine protected area, which include not using mussel or squid for bait. Incoming tides are great time to fish this jetty.
Deep Sea Fishing Tackle Shops in Dana Point Area
Jig Stop Tackle
34186 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point , CA
Hogan’s Bait & Tackle
34320 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, CA 92629
951 Avenida Pico
San Clemente , CA