Santa Catalina Island Fishing



Top Santa Catalina Island Fishing Spots

  1. Mackerel Bank
    7/6/2013 12:37:53 AM - The Mackerel Bank is a hump and bank in the Gulf of Santa Catalina. It sits just offshore to the East of San Clemente Island. The highest point of this bank is Emory Kn


  2. 14-MILE-BANK
    1/13/2018 10:28:01 PM - 14 Mile Bank, also known as Lasuen Bank,  is a popular area to troll for tuna, including Bonito and Bluefin Tuna. It is also a good spot to catch Yellowtails. Opah


  3. Lasuen Knoll
    9/23/2014 10:24:10 PM -  Lasuen Knoll 


  4. Bolsa Chica Reef 4
    4/18/2015 11:35:16 PM - Bolsa Chica Reef 4 Orange, California


  5. Horseshoe Kelp Beds
    11/13/2018 10:30:10 AM -


  6. San Pedro Escarpment
    4/26/2017 1:09:53 AM -


  7. the spots
    1/5/2014 12:48:46 PM - sweet day in la harbor


  8. Huntington Flats
    11/13/2018 10:30:10 AM -


  9. Volcanic Reef
    9/11/2015 11:37:13 PM - Volcanic Reef


  10. guitar fish
    4/15/2013 7:24:01 PM - pier H in long beach next to queen Mary



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Santa Catalina Island Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

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

  2. Kelp Bass

    There is a 29.18% catch rate for Kelp Bass, based on 1327 Kelp Bass counted.


  3. California Sheephead

  4. California Sheephead

    There is a 16.32% catch rate for California Sheephead, based on 742 California Sheephead counted.


  5. Striped Marlin

  6. Striped Marlin

    There is a 12.76% catch rate for Striped Marlin, based on 580 Striped Marlin counted.


  7. Giant Sea Bass

  8. Giant Sea Bass

    There is a 9.54% catch rate for Giant Sea Bass, based on 434 Giant Sea Bass counted.


  9. Queenfish

  10. Queenfish

    There is a 8.71% catch rate for Queenfish, based on 396 Queenfish counted.


  11. Cabezon

  12. Cabezon

    There is a 7.28% catch rate for Cabezon, based on 331 Cabezon counted.


  13. Lingcod

  14. Lingcod

    There is a 7.13% catch rate for Lingcod, based on 324 Lingcod counted.


  15. Bocaccio

  16. Bocaccio

    There is a 4.53% catch rate for Bocaccio, based on 206 Bocaccio counted.


  17. Chub Mackerel

  18. Chub Mackerel

    There is a 3.8% catch rate for Chub Mackerel, based on 173 Chub Mackerel counted.


  19. Striped Mullet

  20. Striped Mullet

    There is a 0.18% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 8 Striped Mullet counted.


Recommedations above based on 20 species of fish and 4547 fish counted for September around Santa Catalina Island.

To date, there are 42 species of fish and a total of 61577 fish counted for Santa Catalina Island and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 12/31/1880 (142 years).

Last Update: 9/23/2022 11:16:25 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 Santa Catalina Island Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Santa Catalina Island Fishing Reports

  • the spots
    1/5/2014 12:48:46 PM - sweet day in la harbor


  • Mackerel Bank
    7/6/2013 12:37:53 AM - The Mackerel Bank is a hump and bank in the Gulf of Santa Catalina. It sits just offshore to the East of San Clemente Island. The highest point of this bank is Emory Kn


  • guitar fish
    4/15/2013 7:24:01 PM - pier H in long beach next to queen Mary


  • guitar fish
    4/15/2013 7:24:00 PM - pier H in long beach next to queen Mary


  • guitar fish
    4/15/2013 7:23:59 PM - pier H in long beach next to queen Mary


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Top Santa Catalina Island Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Rusty Hook


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Top Santa Catalina Island Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Afishinado Charters


  2. Freedom Sport Fishing
    Why try the rest when you can fish with the BEST!

  3. L A Harbor Sport Fishing


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