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Located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, Monterey Bay is a diverse ecosystem. From the rocky coastline to the Monterey Canyon, one of the largest underwater canyons in the world, Monterey Bay is a unique fishing destination. The history of Monterey Bay, California dates back to the indigenous Ohlone people, who lived in the area for thousands of years before the arrival of Spanish explorers in the late 18th century. Spanish colonial rule was established in Monterey in 1770, and it became the capital of Alta California. In 1848, following the Mexican-American War, California became a part of the United States, and Monterey Bay became a hub for the booming maritime and fishing industries. During World War II, the area was a center for military activity and was later transformed into a popular tourist destination, known for its scenic beauty, rich history, and diverse wildlife. Today, Monterey Bay remains a popular destination for visitors and a center for environmental conservation efforts.
Monterey Bay fishing offers a plethora of popular species for all depths of fishing. Types of fish you could catch while inshore fishing include Albacore Tuna. Bluefin Tuna, Cabezon, Halibut, Lingcod, and Rockfish (Pacific snapper). King Salmon (Chinook Salmon) is a popular species that you have a chance catching nearshore. You can also catch Silver Salmon (Coho Salmon) in some of the same areas. Several record fish have been caught at Monterey Bay, including a 78-pound White Sea Bass and a 220-pound Bluefin Tuna.
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There is a 37.38% catch rate for Shortbelly Rockfish, based on 4131 Shortbelly Rockfish counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY SHORTBELLY ROCKFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 6.74% catch rate for Cabezon, based on 745 Cabezon counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY CABEZON COUNTS CHART
There is a 6.43% catch rate for Lingcod, based on 710 Lingcod counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY LINGCOD COUNTS CHART
There is a 5.22% catch rate for Black Rockfish, based on 577 Black Rockfish counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY BLACK ROCKFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.9% catch rate for Kelp Rockfish, based on 541 Kelp Rockfish counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY KELP ROCKFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.16% catch rate for Giant Sea Bass, based on 460 Giant Sea Bass counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY GIANT SEA BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 3.59% catch rate for Bocaccio, based on 397 Bocaccio counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY BOCACCIO COUNTS CHART
There is a 3.16% catch rate for Kelp Bass, based on 349 Kelp Bass counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY KELP BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.77% catch rate for Rex Sole, based on 306 Rex Sole counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY REX SOLE COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.41% catch rate for Chub Mackerel, based on 266 Chub Mackerel counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY CHUB MACKEREL COUNTS CHART
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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 Monterey Bay are the following:
Soquel Hole 36.52.00 / 121.57.00
Popular King Salmon and Silver Salmon hole for trolling and drifting.
Mulligan Hill 36.44.98 / 121.52.
Soldier’s Club 36.41.14 / 121.52.28
601 South Rock
601 South Rock 36.55.00 / 122.01.00
Manresa State Beach
Park Reef Kelp
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Another WOW day at Jurassic Park. Incredible bite and Incredible weather. 60 chili peppers and vermillions totaling over 170 pounds. Biggest vermillion yet on our boat at ove
Beautiful weather for the rest of the week. We still have openings if you want to get out on the water and have some fun!!! The post May 31 appeared first on Monterey Bay and
Local potluck today and flat calm seas. Headed out to one of our honey holes and it was game on! Caught a lot of fish but only kep the best 60 blue rockfish (pacific snapper)
What an awesome Jurassic Park trip today. Weather held good for us and we knew we had to fish hard and fast before the winds showed up. These pictures are just some of the fi
Local potluck today and we got lucky! Caught over 100 fish but only kept the best 60 rockcod two lings that we let go to grow and a very nice 15# halibut. Weather was perfect
Our first halibut trip of the season and it was a great one! Hooked six halibut and kept three. Let the other three go back to grow. Also boated a nice lingcod. Wonderful gro
Out to the deep again with our family of first responders. Water was a bit bumpy and made fishing more challenging than usual. We caught fish on the ledge but opted to go up
Out to the deep for another Jurassic Park venture. As soon as we dropped in our lines it was game on! We picked up fish throughout the morning but not the bite we’ve seen for
What a day at Jurassic Park! Out to the deep again and put in 170+ pounds of chili peppers and reds and petrale sole. Got a nice whale and dolphin show too! Water was challen
Out to the deep again and we whacked ’em good! Filled the boat with 150 pounds of chili peppers green spots canaries and other rockfish (pacific snapper) and petrale sole. Th
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