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Santa Monica Fishing



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. Lingcod

  2. Lingcod

    There is a 70.79% catch rate for Lingcod, based on 412 Lingcod counted.

    Santa Monica Lingcod Counts Chart
    Lingcod

    ENLARGE SANTA MONICA LINGCOD COUNTS CHART


  3. Cabezon

  4. Cabezon

    There is a 13.75% catch rate for Cabezon, based on 80 Cabezon counted.

    Santa Monica Cabezon Counts Chart
    Cabezon

    ENLARGE SANTA MONICA CABEZON COUNTS CHART


  5. Queenfish

  6. Queenfish

    There is a 2.92% catch rate for Queenfish, based on 17 Queenfish counted.

    Santa Monica Queenfish Counts Chart
    Queenfish

    ENLARGE SANTA MONICA QUEENFISH COUNTS CHART


  7. White Seabass

  8. White Seabass

    There is a 2.75% catch rate for White Seabass, based on 16 White Seabass counted.

    Santa Monica White Seabass Counts Chart
    White

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  9. Chub Mackerel

  10. Chub Mackerel

    There is a 2.06% catch rate for Chub Mackerel, based on 12 Chub Mackerel counted.

    Santa Monica Chub Mackerel Counts Chart
    Chub

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  11. Striped Mullet

  12. Striped Mullet

    There is a 1.55% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 9 Striped Mullet counted.

    Santa Monica Striped Mullet Counts Chart
    Striped

    ENLARGE SANTA MONICA STRIPED MULLET COUNTS CHART


  13. Bluegill

  14. Bluegill

    There is a 1.03% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 6 Bluegill counted.

    Santa Monica Bluegill Counts Chart
    Bluegill

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  15. Common Carp

  16. Common Carp

    There is a 1.03% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 6 Common Carp counted.

    Santa Monica Common Carp Counts Chart
    Common

    ENLARGE SANTA MONICA COMMON CARP COUNTS CHART


  17. California Sheephead

  18. California Sheephead

    There is a 0.69% catch rate for California Sheephead, based on 4 California Sheephead counted.

    Santa Monica California Sheephead Counts Chart
    California

    ENLARGE SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA SHEEPHEAD COUNTS CHART


  19. Rainbow Trout

  20. Rainbow Trout

    There is a 0.69% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 4 Rainbow Trout counted.

    Santa Monica Rainbow Trout Counts Chart
    Rainbow

    ENLARGE SANTA MONICA RAINBOW TROUT COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 20 species of fish and 582 fish counted for February around Santa Monica.

To date, there are 62 species of fish and a total of 54979 fish counted for Santa Monica and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/31/1877 (147 years).

Last Update: 2/24/2024 2:07:11 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.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Santa Monica are the following:

  1. Harrison Reef
    The reef is known for lots of lingcod. There is also some rockfish here. Bank 67


  2. Santa Monica Bay Reef 20
    Santa Monica Bay Reef 20


  3. Horseshoe Kelp Beds


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


  5. San Pedro Escarpment


  6. Horseshoe Kelp


  7. the spots
    sweet day in la harbor


  8. The Point
    Leopard sharks, bat rays, shovel nose, smelts, and a mystery fish.


  9. Volcanic Reef
    Volcanic Reef


  10. guitar fish
    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. 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, kn

  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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