Information for Orange County Residents and Visitors
Daily deep sea fishing trips are offered daily from the heart of Orange County departing from Newport Beach. Newport Beach has a long and colorful fishing history with such groups as the Balboa Angling Club. Newport Beach is lucky enough to be located centrally to the best fishing locations in Southern California and is why this area is known as a sportfishing mecca as has been for over a century. Newport Landing Sportfishing provides open party (general admission) deep sea fishing trips of varying trips lengths from half day to full day options. Fishing trips takes place on one of several state of the art fishing ships, each ship has lots of amenities to ensure a successful and comfortable fishing experience. Crew members are onboard to assist with any needs you might have during your fishing trip. Dozens of fishing areas are possible from this Orange County location including the Huntington Flats, Catalina Island, San Clemente Island, Newport Coast, Izor’s reefs, Salt Creek, and Barn Kelp to name a few. A multitude of gamefish is possible from near shore species such as white sea bass and halibut to offshore species such as tuna, mako sharks, and even marlin. Brace yourself for non-stop action as hundreds of fish a trip is often the case. Newport Bay holds several world records for different gamefish and each season large numbers of near record gamefish are caught.
Other Fishing Locations of Interest in Orange County
Fishing Orange CountyBeaches
Orange County is known for having miles and miles of beaches and surf fishing is fantastic. Many of the beaches are strictly sand and species like barred surf perch, corbina, and halibut dominate the catch. Along with miles of beaches there are also lagoons and river mouths that offer special opportunities with deeper channels close to shore. To the south of Newport Bay is a large stretch of rocky coastline with many different species of fish commonly caught in that environment such as calico bass, sheepshead, and rockfish. Some of the fishing hot spots include Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington Beach State park system, Santa Ana river mouth, and Crystal Cove State Beach. You name it and it can be caught along the coast of Orange County. Just be aware of marine protected areas and reserves which start along Crystal Cove State Park and then on to Laguna Beach. Heavier line is recommended for larger species and areas where rocks can stress light line.
Fishing Orange County Bays
Orange County has several bays/harbors that offer great fishing including Newport Bay and Dana Point Harbor. Light line is key when fishing these bodies of water. Fish the open bay for yellowfin and spotfin croaker, halibut, and sand bass. Fish structure areas such as pilings, docks, or even eel grass for bay bass, sand bass and occasional calico bass. Swimbaits are very popular as well as scented baits such as gulps. Catch and release is usually practiced.
Fishing Orange County Piers
Orange County has the largest number of piers in Southern California including Huntington Beach Pier, Newport Beach Pier, Balboa Pier, Seal Beach Pier, and San Clemente Pier. All of these piers are great for fishing. The ends of the piers catch sharks, halibut, sand bass, and occasional migratory gamefish such as bonito and barracuda. Closer to the surf line catch yellowfin croaker, corbina, and surf perch.
Saltwater Tackle Shops in Orange County
16942 Gothard St
Huntington Beach , CA
1932 N Tustin St
16242 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach , CA
419 Old Newport Blvd
Newport Beach , CA
2730 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92869