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Target Fish Species Monthly Calendar

Deep-sea Fishing in Southern California Is Regulated
The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) provides up-to-date information on open, closed, and partially closed fisheries. Check the listing frequently, as ocean conditions or dips in the fish populations may lead to early fishery closures. Moreover, fishing for some species from shore is governed by rules that greatly differentiate from regulations applying to deep-sea charters. Case in point are rockfish, which may be caught by divers and shore anglers year-round, but may only be caught by boat anglers between March 1 and December 31. The changing rules, bag limits, tackle restrictions, and depth constraints are the reasons why tourists going on deep-sea fishing trips prefer to use the services of deep-sea charters.

Species Fish Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Yellowfin Tuna Yellowfin Tuna               Star Star      
Albacore Tuna Albicore Tuna             Star          
Bluefin Tuna Bluefin Tuna               Star        
Big Eye Tuna Bigeye Tuna               Star        
Dorado Dorado               Star        
Yellowtail Yellowtail           Star Star          
White Seabass White Seabass           Star            
Barracuda Baracuda             Star          
Calico Bass Calico Bass             Star Star        
Bonito Bonito             Star Star        
Sand Bass Sandbass             Star Star        
Rockfish Rockfish     Star             Star Star  
Halibut Halibut       Star                
SAC Spotter Plane ProjectSportfishing Association of Southern CaliforniaThe Pacific Star Sportfishing is proud to be a charter member of SAC, the Sportfishing Association of California.
Pacific Star Sportfishing and SAC are committed to the recreational sportfisherman - and you can also help by becoming a supporting member and participating in annual SAC events.