California Saltwater


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Channel Islands
(Saltwater Directions)
The clear, blue waters around these federally protected islands are rich in marine life. You’ll find an outstanding fishery that allows access to numerous species and habitats within a short distance from one another. The area is popular for anglers seeking exotic fishing opportunities without having to travel far.


Los Angeles Central
Malibu to Long Beach Shore
(Saltwater Directions)
There are 88 cities within Los Angeles County, including the islands of San Clemete and Santa Catalina. The coast line is 76 miles long and it has the highest population of any county in the nation. The inshore waters of the nearby Pacific Ocean offer many recreational opportunities.

Los Angeles North
Oxnard to Marina del Rey

(Saltwater Directions)
This area features more than a mile of sandy beaches for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, fishing and more. Plus you can explore the tide pools, costal caves and reefs. Because of this areas relative isolation from the city, the ocean adjoining this scenic expanse of coast line offers numerous fishing opportunities.


Los Angeles Offshore
Marina del Rey to San Clemente Island
(Saltwater Directions)
Chasing giant schools of tuna is one of the most popular summertime activities in these waters. Discover marlin, yellowtail, Pacific barracuda and dorado. One of the most sought after trophy species cruising the offshore banks here is the elusive striped marlin. Trolling the island waters can produce quality fish.

Los Angeles South
Palos Verdes to Orange Co.
(Saltwater Directions)
Los Angeles County’s sunny climate and magnificent Pacific coastline brings a tremendous blend of both water and land-based recreation.


Mission Bay
(Saltwater Directions)
With more than 27 miles of shoreline and numerous access points, Mission Bay Park offers some of the top year round light tackle bay fishing in Southern California. While known for its spotted bass fishery, sand bass, California halibut, yellowfin croaker and white sea bass regularly frequent this area.

San Diego Bay
To Imperial Beach
(Saltwater Directions)
A wide variety of fish are available to both the inshore and offshore angler throughout the year. The most active bite occurs between the months of Aril and October. Among the prime species are the California halibut and smaller members of the tropical grouper family.


San Diego Inshore
San Clemente to Imperial Beach
(Saltwater Directions)
San Diego’s Mediterranean-like climate is second to none. Inshore anglers will find calico bass, sand bass, white sea bass and numerous rockfish species year-round. In summer, hard fighting yellowtail, barracuda, California halibut and bonito add to the excitement of any fishing trip.

San Diego Offshore
San Diego to Ensenada
(Saltwater Directions)
San Diego's offshore banks boast some of the top angling opportunities Southern California has to offer.  The crystal blue waters 30 to 80 miles offshore can produce yellowtail, albacore tuna, bluefin tuna, marlin and dorado.