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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 18.81% catch rate for Kelp Rockfish, based on 19 Kelp Rockfish counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY KELP ROCKFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 17.82% catch rate for Giant Sea Bass, based on 18 Giant Sea Bass counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY GIANT SEA BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 12.87% catch rate for Cabezon, based on 13 Cabezon counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY CABEZON COUNTS CHART
There is a 10.89% catch rate for Lingcod, based on 11 Lingcod counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY LINGCOD COUNTS CHART
There is a 7.92% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 8 Striped Bass counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 5.94% catch rate for Black Rockfish, based on 6 Black Rockfish counted.
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There is a 3.96% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 4 Anchovy counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY ANCHOVY COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.97% catch rate for Bocaccio, based on 3 Bocaccio counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY BOCACCIO COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.97% catch rate for California Sheephead, based on 3 California Sheephead counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY CALIFORNIA SHEEPHEAD COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.97% catch rate for Thresher Shark, based on 3 Thresher Shark counted.
ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY THRESHER SHARK 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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Big water today and big fish too for grandpa Tom and eight year-old grandson Tom (aka Hook). Great time. Lots of fish for the holiday. The post November 21 appeared first on
Out to the deep for lings and things today. Got our bait then tried for lingcod but they weren’t biting. Ran up the coast for rockcod and did okay. Water was a wee bit bUmPy
Out to the deep today with high hopes of big fish. Mother nature had other plans for us. East wind made fishing difficult but we did manage to knock out limits of chili peppe
Out to the deep again for lingcod and rockcod. Water wasn’t very nice so it was a bumpy day. Got to the lingcod grounds and the mackerel have taken over the area. Mackerel we
Ran out for lingcod today and made bait but the mackerel were thick! Turns out the lings already had their meal for the day so we headed up the coast and got into the chili p
Out to the deep lingcod part of Jurassic Park today. After making bait we drop in our lines and picked away at the lings. Water and wind were ugly but we managed to get some
The bluefin are now starting to show up in consistent numbers. My buddy Josh landed three and lost one in the past 48 hours. Other boats are also getting fish. We’re ready to
Our first bluefin tuna trip of the season. Water was perfect. Quite a few boats fishing but not a lot of fish caught today. Water looked good so maybe the big tuna bite will
Out to the deep again and we got into the fish right away. Variety of rockfish and a 17 pound lingcod. The post October 13 appeared first on Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Fishi
Lingcod gear testing in the deep today. The lingcod were big too with an average of 15 pounds and the biggest went 18 pounds. The post October 12 appeared first on Monterey B
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