Sportfishing in Santa Barbara includes a wide variety of rockfish, ocean whitefish, sheephead, cabezon and lingcod. Throughout the year we may catch yellowtail, white sea bass, halibut, calico or sand bass, bonito, barracuda, thresher and mako sharks, albacore, tuna and salmon. We also offer hoop net fishing for lobster and crab during their season.
We supply fishing tackle and gear or you are welcome to bring your own. We will clean/fillet your fish to take home. We always keep your fish on ice. Fishing charters are categorized as inshore, near island, outside islands and offshore.
Anyone over the age of 16 must have a valid fishing license. The licenses may be obtained from Sea Landing, a local tackle store or the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at:
Inshore charters are in local areas and are considered as ½ day in length. We leave at 7:00 AM and return at 12:00 PM. The fishing area is the local reefs, usually within 12 miles of the harbor. In these areas, we target rockfish and other seasonal fish.
Near Island charters which include Anacapa, Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa Islands. These trips are considered ¾ day trips or full day. We leave at 7:00 AM and return at 3:00 PM. We target large rockfish sometimes in shallow water, white sea bass, yellowtail, halibut, calico bass and other seasonal fish.
Outside Island charters which include San Miguel Island are considered a full day charters We leave at 7:00 AM and return at 5:00 PM. We target larger rockfish usually in shallow water, white seabass, yellowtail, halibut and other seasonal fish.
Offshore charters would include areas such as Santa Barbara Island, San Nicolas Island, Catalina Island, offshore for tuna or other offshore species. These charters are multi-day.