Southern California Sportfishing - header image Sportfishing charters sandiego Faq's page

Channel Islands Sportfishing & Whale Watching

Serving the Community over 45 years

At Channel Islands Sport Fishing, we uphold solid service values that recollect an era when customer satisfaction was a top priority. That's why we have assembled a fleet of vessels that will meet a wide range of needs, from the impromptu fishing trip with the gang, to corporate fishing excursions.

Daily runs include ½ day trips, 3/4 day runs, and full day trips. We have outstanding overnight and multiday trip boats with full galleys and bunks. The comfort and safety of our passengers are our top priority. Our boats are all well-equipped and certified by the USCG yearly. All have EPIRBS, and life rafts.

Whether you are 8 or 80, novice or pro, we have the perfect vessel for your perfect day at sea. Call us today for more information on booking reservations for private or open party charters.

Pacific Islander

Featured charter Pacific Islander Sportfishing

  • Aloha Spirit - Captain: Shawn Steward
  • Cobra - Captain: John Sudac
  • Coral Sea - Captain: Alex Edwards
  • Erna B - Captain: Dave Wortham
  • Gentleman - Captain: Don Rowell
  • Island Tak - Captain: Steve Kelly
  • Mirage - Captain: Joe Villareal & Tucker McCombs
  • Pacific Islander - Captain: Steve Virtue
  • Ranger 85 - Captain: Frank Ursitti
  • Sea Jay - Captain: John Fuqua
  • Seabiscuit - Captain: Bobby Valney
  • Speed Twin - Captain: Jesse Martinez

What To Bring

  • Fishing license (you purchase at the landing)
  • Sunblock (30+ SPF): The sun is brighter on the ocean and there is a lot of reflective glare off its surface. Thoroughly cover your face, neck and ears; and any other exposed skin.
  • Hat
  • sunglasses
  • Hand towel or chamois
  • Camera: to capture that trophy fish photo
  • Sea sickness medication: If you haven’t been out before or have a history. It doesn’t hurt to bring some. Don’t overindulge with alcohol the night before going fishing.
  • Water and snacks: They are available on the boat for purchase, but you may want to bring your own.

2014 Rates

Call Now for the best rates on our Charters!

Rent Rod Price: $15.00

Rent Rod Juniors and Military: $12.00

One Day License: $14.86

Season License: $51.58

We have a large selection, of the newest rods, reels and tackle at competitive prices!

We are equipped with everything you might need to enjoy your fishing adventure. This includes gear for Lobster fishing for the private boaters

More Information

Spring During the Spring we spend most of our time fishing for Rockfish. We do get some opportunities to fish for White Seabass when conditions permit. On rare occasions we will catch King Salmon.

Summer Summer fishing is a great time for White Seabass and Rockfish. If the water warms even more we will get some good bass and Yellowtail fishing.

Fall During the Fall we experience the best weather of the year. Warm days and nights are the norm. Expect the water temperatures to rise and same with the Yellowtail.

Winter Winter is our time to do boat maintenance. Rockfish Season is closed January and February. But we are always available for charters.

Join us today to fish on one of our sportfishing charters for White Sea Bass, Yellowtail, Halibut to the outer Channel Islands. 1997-2014
Carlsbad, CA

Yellowtail, Yellowtail fishing, eating Yellowtail, Yellowtail tuna, Yellowtail fishing tips, San Diego fishing tips, Yellowtail Fish