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Carlsbad Fishing



Carlsbad Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Carlsbad, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Kelp Bass

  2. Kelp Bass

    There is a 24.49% catch rate for Kelp Bass, based on 763 Kelp Bass counted.

    Carlsbad Kelp Bass Counts Chart
    Kelp

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  3. Shortbelly Rockfish

  4. Shortbelly Rockfish

    There is a 22.6% catch rate for Shortbelly Rockfish, based on 704 Shortbelly Rockfish counted.

    Carlsbad Shortbelly Rockfish Counts Chart
    Shortbelly

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  5. Queenfish

  6. Queenfish

    There is a 16.57% catch rate for Queenfish, based on 516 Queenfish counted.

    Carlsbad Queenfish Counts Chart
    Queenfish

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  7. California Sheephead

  8. California Sheephead

    There is a 9.28% catch rate for California Sheephead, based on 289 California Sheephead counted.

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  9. Bocaccio

  10. Bocaccio

    There is a 3.24% catch rate for Bocaccio, based on 101 Bocaccio counted.

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  11. Kelp Rockfish

  12. Kelp Rockfish

    There is a 2.31% catch rate for Kelp Rockfish, based on 72 Kelp Rockfish counted.

    Carlsbad Kelp Rockfish Counts Chart
    Kelp

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  13. Cabezon

  14. Cabezon

    There is a 1.77% catch rate for Cabezon, based on 55 Cabezon counted.

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  15. Chub Mackerel

  16. Chub Mackerel

    There is a 1.61% catch rate for Chub Mackerel, based on 50 Chub Mackerel counted.

    Carlsbad Chub Mackerel Counts Chart
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  17. Lingcod

  18. Lingcod

    There is a 1.41% catch rate for Lingcod, based on 44 Lingcod counted.

    Carlsbad Lingcod Counts Chart
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  19. Arrowtooth Flounder

  20. Arrowtooth Flounder

    There is a 1.35% catch rate for Arrowtooth Flounder, based on 42 Arrowtooth Flounder counted.

    Carlsbad Arrowtooth Flounder Counts Chart
    Arrowtooth

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Recommendations above based on 43 species of fish and 3115 fish counted for May around Carlsbad.

To date, there are 72 species of fish and a total of 263889 fish counted for Carlsbad and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1853 (171 years).

Last Update: 5/25/2024 7:31:54 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Carlsbad are the following:

  1. drop off 6 mi out
    32° 46.310' ,-117° 22.783'


  2. drop off glider port
    32° 53.512' ,-117° 16.944'


  3. New Saturnia


  4. Carlsbad Canyon


  5. drop off del mar track
    32° 58.244' ,-117° 18.979'


  6. Salina


  7. Loma Canyon


  8. Stranger


  9. Scripps Canyon


  10. Fish Haven
    Fish Haven


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Latest Carlsbad Fishing Reports

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  • Prime Time catches huge bluefin
    Prime Time returned from a two day trip yesterday with 15 yellowtail and 15 bluefin tuna ranging from 45 to 70 lbs. The fishing is fantastic. Brice Faulwetter was the captain


  • Prime Time bags big bluefin Tuna
    July 22 2013 Captain Brice Faulwetter reported catching Four Bluefin Tuna up to 50 lbs 1 dorado and 13 yellowtail for 6 anglers fishing 50 miles south of San Diego aboard Prim


  • Prime Time hits bluefin and dorado
    Fishing on the 4th of July at 132 miles from San Diego with 2 anglers Prime Time Sportfishing Catches 4 bluefin tuna 3 dorado and limits of yellowtail reported Captain Chris a


  • Prime Time hits the jackpot
    On Sunday Prime Time fished with four anglers. Approximately 47 miles from san Diego a kelp paddy was spotted that produced 12 yellowtail ranging from 12 to 20 lbs. On the ret


  • Prime Time is going Hunting
    Saturday June 15 2013; Prime Time will leave tonight on an an exploratory fishing trip into Mexican waters. Plans are to hit Kelp paddies and look for any sign of Tuna or Yell


  • Prime Time has big day of local fishing
    Saturday…Prime Time hosted a bachelor party with 6 anglers for a half day of local fishing. Captain Chris Abate reported 80 fish caught including calico bass sculpin lingcod r


  • Spring fishing is off to a great start
    Yellowtail at the Coronado Islands; Calicos and halibut are biting. Prime Time Sportfishing is offering a “Spring Special” A day of fishing at the Coronado Islands for 6 passe


  • Book now for summer trips
    Dates are filling quickly for summer 2013 tuna fishing. Book now to assure available dates. Call Mark at 619 997-9954


  • calico bass
    nice calico bass


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Top Carlsbad Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Oceanside Pier Bait Store
    Oceanside Pier Bait Shop, located right on the Oceanside Pier in Southern California is now open with new ownership and a wide selection of supplies. Oceanside Pier Bait Store sells all the local gear and bait to supply a great day of fishing, and pr

  2. Angler's Tackle


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Top Carlsbad Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Sea Star Charters
    The Sea Star is a private group charter boat that fishes from Oceanside Harbor, California, about 45 minutes north of San Diego. For more information on Sea Star Sport Fishing, please give us a call on our reservation line at 760-966-0111! We offer p

  2. Pacific Venture Charter Services
    Enjoy sport fishing and sea life adventure aboard Pacific Venture Charter out of Oceanside, California. Captain Chuck White, seen on the Outdoor Channel, is your host.

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