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


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


  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 33.57% catch rate for Kelp Bass, based on 144 Kelp Bass counted.

    Santa Catalina Island Kelp Bass Counts Chart
    Kelp

    ENLARGE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND KELP BASS COUNTS CHART


  3. Queenfish

  4. Queenfish

    There is a 17.72% catch rate for Queenfish, based on 76 Queenfish counted.

    Santa Catalina Island Queenfish Counts Chart
    Queenfish

    ENLARGE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND QUEENFISH COUNTS CHART


  5. California Sheephead

  6. California Sheephead

    There is a 17.02% catch rate for California Sheephead, based on 73 California Sheephead counted.

    Santa Catalina Island California Sheephead Counts Chart
    California

    ENLARGE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CALIFORNIA SHEEPHEAD COUNTS CHART


  7. Cabezon

  8. Cabezon

    There is a 9.56% catch rate for Cabezon, based on 41 Cabezon counted.

    Santa Catalina Island Cabezon Counts Chart
    Cabezon

    ENLARGE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CABEZON COUNTS CHART


  9. Giant Sea Bass

  10. Giant Sea Bass

    There is a 5.59% catch rate for Giant Sea Bass, based on 24 Giant Sea Bass counted.

    Santa Catalina Island Giant Sea Bass Counts Chart
    Giant

    ENLARGE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND GIANT SEA BASS COUNTS CHART


  11. Lingcod

  12. Lingcod

    There is a 4.66% 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 4.43% catch rate for Bocaccio, based on 19 Bocaccio counted.

    Santa Catalina Island Bocaccio Counts Chart
    Bocaccio

    ENLARGE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND BOCACCIO COUNTS CHART


  15. White Seabass

  16. White Seabass

    There is a 3.5% catch rate for White Seabass, based on 15 White Seabass counted.

    Santa Catalina Island White Seabass Counts Chart
    White

    ENLARGE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND WHITE SEABASS COUNTS CHART


  17. Shortspine Thornyhead

  18. Shortspine Thornyhead

    There is a 1.4% catch rate for Shortspine Thornyhead, based on 6 Shortspine Thornyhead counted.

    Santa Catalina Island Shortspine Thornyhead Counts Chart
    Shortspine

    ENLARGE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND SHORTSPINE THORNYHEAD COUNTS CHART


  19. Chub Mackerel

  20. Chub Mackerel

    There is a 0.93% catch rate for Chub Mackerel, based on 4 Chub Mackerel counted.

    Santa Catalina Island Chub Mackerel Counts Chart
    Chub

    ENLARGE SANTA CATALINA ISLAND CHUB MACKEREL COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 13 species of fish and 429 fish counted for February around Santa Catalina Island.

To date, there are 48 species of fish and a total of 66403 fish counted for Santa Catalina Island and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 12/31/1880 (143 years).

Last Update: 2/1/2023 5:41:24 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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