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Monterey Bay Fishing



Top Monterey Bay Fishing Spots

  1. Soquel Hole
    12/31/2012 1:02:37 AM - Soquel Hole 36.52.00 / 121.57.00 Popular King Salmon and Silver Salmon hole for trolling and drifting. 


  2. Mulligan Hill
    12/31/2012 12:40:32 AM - Mulligan Hill 36.44.98 / 121.52.


  3. Soldier’s Club
    12/31/2012 1:01:17 AM - Soldier’s Club 36.41.14 / 121.52.28


  4. 601 South Rock
    12/31/2012 12:19:04 AM - 601 South Rock 36.55.00 / 122.01.00


  5. Adams Reef
    5/19/2018 10:29:13 AM -


  6. Three Trees
    10/31/2018 10:51:32 PM -


  7. Three Trees
    5/19/2018 10:29:09 AM -


  8. Manresa State Beach
    5/4/2013 12:16:40 AM -


  9. Moonglow Point
    5/13/2019 10:19:44 AM -


  10. Park Reef Kelp
    5/19/2018 10:29:10 AM -



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Monterey Bay Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Monterey Bay, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Common Carp

  2. Common Carp

    There is a 44.44% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 32 Common Carp counted.

    Monterey Bay Common Carp Counts Chart
    Common

    ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY COMMON CARP COUNTS CHART


  3. Cabezon

  4. Cabezon

    There is a 25% catch rate for Cabezon, based on 18 Cabezon counted.

    Monterey Bay Cabezon Counts Chart
    Cabezon

    ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY CABEZON COUNTS CHART


  5. Largemouth Bass

  6. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 6.94% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 5 Largemouth Bass counted.

    Monterey Bay Largemouth Bass Counts Chart
    Largemouth

    ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY LARGEMOUTH BASS COUNTS CHART


  7. Bluegill

  8. Bluegill

    There is a 2.78% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 2 Bluegill counted.

    Monterey Bay Bluegill Counts Chart
    Bluegill

    ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY BLUEGILL COUNTS CHART


  9. Halibut

  10. Halibut

    There is a 2.78% catch rate for Halibut, based on 2 Halibut counted.

    Monterey Bay Halibut Counts Chart
    Halibut

    ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY HALIBUT COUNTS CHART


  11. Kelp Bass

  12. Kelp Bass

    There is a 2.78% catch rate for Kelp Bass, based on 2 Kelp Bass counted.

    Monterey Bay Kelp Bass Counts Chart
    Kelp

    ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY KELP BASS COUNTS CHART


  13. Lingcod

  14. Lingcod

    There is a 2.78% catch rate for Lingcod, based on 2 Lingcod counted.

    Monterey Bay Lingcod Counts Chart
    Lingcod

    ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY LINGCOD COUNTS CHART


  15. Starry Flounder

  16. Starry Flounder

    There is a 2.78% catch rate for Starry Flounder, based on 2 Starry Flounder counted.

    Monterey Bay Starry Flounder Counts Chart
    Starry

    ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY STARRY FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART


  17. Striped Bass

  18. Striped Bass

    There is a 2.78% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 2 Striped Bass counted.

    Monterey Bay Striped Bass Counts Chart
    Striped

    ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART


  19. Black Crappie

  20. Black Crappie

    There is a 1.39% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 1 Black Crappie counted.

    Monterey Bay Black Crappie Counts Chart
    Black

    ENLARGE MONTEREY BAY BLACK CRAPPIE COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 14 species of fish and 72 fish counted for February around Monterey Bay.

To date, there are 60 species of fish and a total of 49706 fish counted for Monterey Bay and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (163 years).

Last Update: 2/1/2023 2:19:01 AM

*** 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.

View full Monterey Bay Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Monterey Bay Fishing Reports

  • December 28
    12/28/2022 11:27:48 AM - Our fishing season will open up again April 1st for salmon then on May 1st for all other fish types. We are especially excited that this coming season we will be able to fish


  • October 6
    10/6/2022 7:27:51 PM - Still getting our lingcod at Jurassic Park. The post October 6 appeared first on Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Fishing Charters.


  • October 5
    10/5/2022 9:56:42 PM - Tuna update – The bluefin have moved offshore again meaning they are too far out for any local boats to fish. Hopefully in a week or two the Bluefin will wander closer to San


  • October 3
    10/4/2022 2:07:22 PM - Another great day at Jurassic Park. The post October 3 appeared first on Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Fishing Charters.


  • October 2
    10/2/2022 7:56:47 PM - Jurassic trip today and it was a good one! The post October 2 appeared first on Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Fishing Charters.


  • October 1
    10/1/2022 5:26:44 PM - Local potluck today and the fishing was slow. Probably our slowest day this year! A low system is in the area so the fish tend to slow down when there’s a low atmospheric sys


  • September 27
    9/27/2022 10:56:56 AM - Fishing report update for tuna – Bluefin have been around for a few days now with fish in the 100 pound class. Fish are as close as 10 miles to Santa Cruz! Looks like they’ll


  • September 17
    9/18/2022 11:15:12 AM - Ran up the coast for our Jurassic Park trip (deep reef not fishable with the high winds) and found some nice fish. Ended up with three nice lingcod and a lot of olive canary


  • September 16 – Afternoon trip
    9/18/2022 11:13:56 AM - Another fun local potluck trip. Wind came up pretty strong and the water was a wee bit bumpy but the fish didn’t mind. We nailed the big canary blue black brown olive and red


  • September 16 – Morning trip
    9/18/2022 11:12:38 AM - Nice weather for our local “lingcod only” trip. Was able to boat a big lingcod and some rockcod. Not stellar but lots of fun. The post September 16 – Morning trip appeared fi


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Top Monterey Bay Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Monterey Bay Charters
    MEGA-BITE is the premier 6-pack charter boat located in the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and we fish the Monterey Bay. We provide all types of charters aboard our spacious 32x12 foot 630 horsepower Sport Sedan. We can take up to six people fishing for sa

  2. Capitola and Santa Cruz Boat Rentals
    Santa Cruz Boat Rentals and Capitola Boat and Bait have the only motorized ocean skiffs for rent on Monterey Bay, so if you want to get out there, you want to come here! Our shops are located on the Santa Cruz and Capitola wharves, making them the pe

  3. Fish Taxi Sportfishing Oceanside CA
    Fish Taxi 6-pack private deep sea fishing charter all-inclusive 1/2 day, full day and overnight excursions available. From sportfishing tournaments to kid-friendly outings, we've got you covered. Gear and refreshments provided.

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