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Santa Catalina Island Fishing



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 45.13% catch rate for Kelp Bass, based on 278 Kelp Bass counted.

    Santa Catalina Island Kelp Bass Counts Chart
    Kelp

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  3. California Sheephead

  4. California Sheephead

    There is a 21.1% catch rate for California Sheephead, based on 130 California Sheephead counted.

    Santa Catalina Island California Sheephead Counts Chart
    California

    ENLARGE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CALIFORNIA SHEEPHEAD COUNTS CHART


  5. Cabezon

  6. Cabezon

    There is a 9.09% catch rate for Cabezon, based on 56 Cabezon counted.

    Santa Catalina Island Cabezon Counts Chart
    Cabezon

    ENLARGE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CABEZON COUNTS CHART


  7. Giant Sea Bass

  8. Giant Sea Bass

    There is a 3.25% catch rate for Giant Sea Bass, based on 20 Giant Sea Bass counted.

    Santa Catalina Island Giant Sea Bass Counts Chart
    Giant

    ENLARGE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND GIANT SEA BASS COUNTS CHART


  9. Kelp Rockfish

  10. Kelp Rockfish

    There is a 3.25% catch rate for Kelp Rockfish, based on 20 Kelp Rockfish counted.

    Santa Catalina Island Kelp Rockfish Counts Chart
    Kelp

    ENLARGE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND KELP ROCKFISH COUNTS CHART


  11. Lingcod

  12. Lingcod

    There is a 3.25% catch rate for Lingcod, based on 20 Lingcod counted.

    Santa Catalina Island Lingcod Counts Chart
    Lingcod

    ENLARGE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND LINGCOD COUNTS CHART


  13. Bocaccio

  14. Bocaccio

    There is a 3.08% catch rate for Bocaccio, based on 19 Bocaccio counted.

    Santa Catalina Island Bocaccio Counts Chart
    Bocaccio

    ENLARGE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND BOCACCIO COUNTS CHART


  15. Black Rockfish

  16. Black Rockfish

    There is a 2.92% catch rate for Black Rockfish, based on 18 Black Rockfish counted.

    Santa Catalina Island Black Rockfish Counts Chart
    Black

    ENLARGE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND BLACK ROCKFISH COUNTS CHART


  17. Queenfish

  18. Queenfish

    There is a 2.44% catch rate for Queenfish, based on 15 Queenfish counted.

    Santa Catalina Island Queenfish Counts Chart
    Queenfish

    ENLARGE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND QUEENFISH COUNTS CHART


  19. Chub Mackerel

  20. Chub Mackerel

    There is a 1.95% catch rate for Chub Mackerel, based on 12 Chub Mackerel counted.

    Santa Catalina Island Chub Mackerel Counts Chart
    Chub

    ENLARGE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CHUB MACKEREL COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 17 species of fish and 616 fish counted for February around Santa Catalina Island.

To date, there are 54 species of fish and a total of 86335 fish counted for Santa Catalina Island and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 12/31/1880 (144 years).

Last Update: 2/16/2024 12:31:25 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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Top Santa Catalina Island Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Santa Catalina Island are the following:

  1. Mackerel Bank
    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
    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. Horseshoe Kelp Beds


  4. Lasuen Knoll
     Lasuen Knoll 


  5. Bolsa Chica Reef 4
    Bolsa Chica Reef 4 Orange, California


  6. San Pedro Escarpment


  7. Tuna Ridge A


  8. Horseshoe Kelp


  9. Huntington Flats


  10. the spots
    sweet day in la harbor


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Latest Santa Catalina Island Fishing Reports

  • the spots
    sweet day in la harbor


  • Mackerel Bank
    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
    pier H in long beach next to queen Mary


  • guitar fish
    pier H in long beach next to queen Mary


  • guitar fish
    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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