Santa Monica Fishing



Top Santa Monica Fishing Spots

  1. Harrison Reef
    6/9/2012 1:57:06 PM -


  2. Santa Monica Bay Reef 20
    3/24/2017 7:05:58 AM - Santa Monica Bay Reef 20


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


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


  5. Calleguas Creek
    6/9/2012 9:43:50 PM -


  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. The Point
    8/21/2013 1:00:42 PM - Leopard sharks, bat rays, shovel nose, smelts, and a mystery fish.


  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 Monica Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Santa Monica, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Queenfish

  2. Queenfish

    There is a 75.19% catch rate for Queenfish, based on 10367 Queenfish counted.


  3. Kelp Bass

  4. Kelp Bass

    There is a 7.5% catch rate for Kelp Bass, based on 1034 Kelp Bass counted.


  5. California Sheephead

  6. California Sheephead

    There is a 4.36% catch rate for California Sheephead, based on 601 California Sheephead counted.


  7. Giant Sea Bass

  8. Giant Sea Bass

    There is a 3.66% catch rate for Giant Sea Bass, based on 505 Giant Sea Bass counted.


  9. Cabezon

  10. Cabezon

    There is a 2.34% catch rate for Cabezon, based on 322 Cabezon counted.


  11. Lingcod

  12. Lingcod

    There is a 2.26% catch rate for Lingcod, based on 312 Lingcod counted.


  13. Bocaccio

  14. Bocaccio

    There is a 2.25% catch rate for Bocaccio, based on 310 Bocaccio counted.


  15. Chub Mackerel

  16. Chub Mackerel

    There is a 1.29% catch rate for Chub Mackerel, based on 178 Chub Mackerel counted.


  17. Largemouth Bass

  18. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 0.28% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 38 Largemouth Bass counted.


  19. Green Sunfish

  20. Green Sunfish

    There is a 0.22% catch rate for Green Sunfish, based on 31 Green Sunfish counted.


Recommedations above based on 27 species of fish and 13787 fish counted for September around Santa Monica.

To date, there are 43 species of fish and a total of 38591 fish counted for Santa Monica and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/31/1877 (145 years).

Last Update: 9/23/2022 11:47:58 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 Monica Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Santa Monica Fishing Reports

  • Barred Sand Bass
    3/29/2015 7:14:33 PM - Cabrillo Beach Pier. The bass are biting on mussels on a high low rig. I was fishing from 9 to 1 at night.


  • horseshoe kelp
    11/9/2014 10:15:37 AM -


  • whittier narrows bass...
    3/14/2014 10:41:00 PM - 2.5 lb bass caught on a warm...


  • whittier narrows lake...
    3/7/2014 6:59:44 PM - 2.5lbs rainbow trout caught on 12lb line with an 8lb leader...


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


  • Redondo
    4/24/2013 10:37:43 PM - baracuda.


  • 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 Monica Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Bob Sands Fishing Tackle


  2. Redondo Beach Sportfishing
    A full service Sportfishing Landing offering public and private fishing charters, local and Catalina, rental rods, bait, tackle, fishing licenses, t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats with our logo and much more.

  3. Fishermen's Spot


  4. Reel Power Handles


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Top Santa Monica Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Malibu Pier Sport Fishing Pier
    Malibu Pier is a Southern California icon in an area once called the Riviera of America. The historic landmark is located in the heart of California's surf culture. Surfers from around the world come to Surfrider Beach adjacent to Malibu Pier, known

  2. Redondo Beach Sportfishing
    A full service Sportfishing Landing offering public and private fishing charters, local and Catalina, rental rods, bait, tackle, fishing licenses, t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats with our logo and much more.

  3. Marina Del Rey Sportfishing
    Marina Del Rey Sportfishing offers daily Open Party Fishing Trips. We have four boats ​that include Spitfire, Betty-O, New Del Mar and Tourist.

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Top Santa Monica Marinas

  1. Marina Del Rey Sportfishing
    Marina Del Rey Sportfishing offers daily Open Party Fishing Trips. We have four boats ​that include Spitfire, Betty-O, New Del Mar and Tourist.

  2. Pierpoint Landing
    We offer an array of different fishing types to satisfy every style of angler. From beginner to seasoned pro, from 1/2 day fishing to deep sea fishing too, there is some type of fishing at Pierpoint Landing for all anglers.

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