Carlsbad Fishing



Top Carlsbad Fishing Spots

  1. drop off 6 mi out
    5/28/2016 1:56:39 AM - 32° 46.310' ,-117° 22.783'


  2. drop off glider port
    5/28/2016 2:22:46 AM - 32° 53.512' ,-117° 16.944'


  3. New Saturnia
    5/3/2013 9:09:38 PM -


  4. drop off del mar track
    5/28/2016 2:34:47 AM - 32° 58.244' ,-117° 18.979'


  5. Salina
    5/3/2013 9:10:24 PM -


  6. Carlsbad Canyon
    4/26/2017 1:07:18 AM -


  7. Loma Canyon
    4/26/2017 1:08:39 AM -


  8. Stranger
    5/3/2013 9:10:48 PM -


  9. Scripps Canyon
    4/26/2017 1:09:58 AM -


  10. Fish Haven
    11/7/2016 11:42:29 PM - Fish Haven



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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. Queenfish

  2. Queenfish

    There is a 91.88% catch rate for Queenfish, based on 20145 Queenfish counted.


  3. Kelp Bass

  4. Kelp Bass

    There is a 3.05% catch rate for Kelp Bass, based on 669 Kelp Bass counted.


  5. California Sheephead

  6. California Sheephead

    There is a 1.63% catch rate for California Sheephead, based on 357 California Sheephead counted.


  7. Giant Sea Bass

  8. Giant Sea Bass

    There is a 0.83% catch rate for Giant Sea Bass, based on 183 Giant Sea Bass counted.


  9. Cabezon

  10. Cabezon

    There is a 0.51% catch rate for Cabezon, based on 112 Cabezon counted.


  11. Lingcod

  12. Lingcod

    There is a 0.5% catch rate for Lingcod, based on 109 Lingcod counted.


  13. Striped Marlin

  14. Striped Marlin

    There is a 0.45% catch rate for Striped Marlin, based on 99 Striped Marlin counted.


  15. Bluefin Tuna

  16. Bluefin Tuna

    There is a 0.2% catch rate for Bluefin Tuna, based on 43 Bluefin Tuna counted.


  17. Green Sunfish

  18. Green Sunfish

    There is a 0.16% catch rate for Green Sunfish, based on 34 Green Sunfish counted.


  19. Yellowfin Tuna

  20. Yellowfin Tuna

    There is a 0.14% catch rate for Yellowfin Tuna, based on 31 Yellowfin Tuna counted.


Recommedations above based on 39 species of fish and 21926 fish counted for September around Carlsbad.

To date, there are 64 species of fish and a total of 246215 fish counted for Carlsbad and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1853 (169 years).

Last Update: 9/25/2022 12:46:08 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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Latest Carlsbad Fishing Reports

  • Home
    9/10/2016 6:46:06 PM - Home


  • Prime Time catches huge bluefin
    8/10/2013 1:40:15 AM - 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
    7/22/2013 7:55:43 AM - 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
    7/7/2013 11:55:38 AM - 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
    6/20/2013 10:35:05 PM - 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
    6/15/2013 3:55:40 PM - 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
    6/5/2013 10:12:32 AM - 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
    5/15/2013 10:02:29 AM - 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
    5/15/2013 10:02:28 AM - Dates are filling quickly for summer 2013 tuna fishing. Book now to assure available dates. Call Mark at 619 997-9954


  • calico bass
    2/15/2013 4:49:02 PM - 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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