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Ventura Fishing



Ventura Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

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

  2. Queenfish

    There is a 77.36% catch rate for Queenfish, based on 1432 Queenfish counted.

    Ventura Queenfish Counts Chart
    Queenfish

    ENLARGE VENTURA QUEENFISH COUNTS CHART


  3. Kelp Bass

  4. Kelp Bass

    There is a 5.83% catch rate for Kelp Bass, based on 108 Kelp Bass counted.

    Ventura Kelp Bass Counts Chart
    Kelp

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  5. California Sheephead

  6. California Sheephead

    There is a 4.21% catch rate for California Sheephead, based on 78 California Sheephead counted.

    Ventura California Sheephead Counts Chart
    California

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  7. Giant Sea Bass

  8. Giant Sea Bass

    There is a 3.89% catch rate for Giant Sea Bass, based on 72 Giant Sea Bass counted.

    Ventura Giant Sea Bass Counts Chart
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  9. Kelp Rockfish

  10. Kelp Rockfish

    There is a 1.67% catch rate for Kelp Rockfish, based on 31 Kelp Rockfish counted.

    Ventura Kelp Rockfish Counts Chart
    Kelp

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  11. Bocaccio

  12. Bocaccio

    There is a 1.51% catch rate for Bocaccio, based on 28 Bocaccio counted.

    Ventura Bocaccio Counts Chart
    Bocaccio

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  13. Cabezon

  14. Cabezon

    There is a 1.3% catch rate for Cabezon, based on 24 Cabezon counted.

    Ventura Cabezon Counts Chart
    Cabezon

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  15. White Seabass

  16. White Seabass

    There is a 0.76% catch rate for White Seabass, based on 14 White Seabass counted.

    Ventura White Seabass Counts Chart
    White

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  17. Red Snapper

  18. Red Snapper

    There is a 0.43% catch rate for Red Snapper, based on 8 Red Snapper counted.

    Ventura Red Snapper Counts Chart
    Red

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  19. Sheepshead

  20. Sheepshead

    There is a 0.43% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 8 Sheepshead counted.

    Ventura Sheepshead Counts Chart
    Sheepshead

    ENLARGE VENTURA SHEEPSHEAD COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 27 species of fish and 1851 fish counted for May around Ventura.

To date, there are 48 species of fish and a total of 18524 fish counted for Ventura and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1860 (163 years).

Last Update: 5/22/2023 9:31:29 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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Top Ventura Fishing Spots

The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Ventura are the following:

  1. Camby's Reef
    Camby's Reef Santa Barbara, California


  2. Harrison Reef


  3. Triple Crown


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


  5. Hillhouse


  6. Pitas Point Reef
    Pitas Point Reef Depth: 24 Ventura, CA


  7. Gina


  8. 12 Mile Reef


  9. Habitat


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Latest Ventura Fishing Reports

  • Reservation System Down Please call 805-382-6233
    During a migration of the system our files got deleted. Pleas call us to get on board! 805-382-6233 Our apologies for any inconvenience.


  • Fish Count 05/17/17
    Fish Count 05/17/17 1 Boat New Hustler 1/2 Day Open Party 11 Anglers 40 Red Snapper 70 Rockfish


  • Fish Count 05/16/17
    Fish Count 05/16/17 1 Boat New Hustler 3/4 Day Open Party 11 Anglers 20 Whitefish 3 Sheephead 2 Sculpin 110 Rockfish


  • Fish Counts 05/13/17
    Fish Counts 05/13/17 1 Boat Coroloma 3/4 Day Open Party 26 Anglers 152 Rockfish 31 Red Snapper 4 Sculpin 1 Sheephead


  • Fish Count 05/12/17
    Fish Count 05/19/17 1 BOAT New hustler 3 Anglers (Crew trip) 3 White Sea bass Plenty of room on board all week! Give us a call 805-382-6233


  • Overnight Charter opened up 5 spots!LIMITED LOAD!!
     One of our charters has a limited load! Only 17 Anglers!! 5 Spots available. $200 per person Departing 05/11 (Thursday) Fishing Friday 05/12 Give us a call to get on board!


  • 5 AM trips all Week! White Sea Bass are Biting
      New Hustler has 5 White Sea Bass on board already! We are departing at 5 AM all week $90 per person! Give us a call to get on Board!! 805-382-6233 or Book Online www.hooksla


  • Fish Count 05/08/17
    Fish Count 05/08/17 1 Boat New Hustler 3/4 Day Charter 15 Anglers 6 White Seabass 150 Rockfish 11 Whitefish 3 Sheephead 1 Lingcod 1 Rock Sole


  • Fish Count 05/04/17
    1 Boat (New Hustler) 3/4 Day Charter 12 Anglers 120 Rockfish 7 Sheephead 1 Lingcod 1 Sculpin 4 Whitefish


  • Coroloma is BACK in the WATER!


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Top Ventura Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Hooks Landing Sportfishing Bait and Tackle
    Welcome to Hook's Sportfishing. We're located in Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, CA. We now have 3 boats. The Coroloma is our 3/4 day boat that leaves at 6am and returns at 4pm for $65 per person. The New Bluefin is our charter boat, but it

  2. Eric's Tackle Shop
    Opened in 1979 as Moore's Tackle and renamed in 1994 as Eric's Tackle Shop. We specialize in west coast big game (stand up and rail rod fishing) to local island fishing(bass, WSB and Halibut). Our inventory also includes Largemouth bass tourn

  3. Abel Automatics


  4. Hyun's Tackle Shop
    For more than 20 years, we have been providing supplies for salt water fishing sports. We are dedicated in supplying best products at competitive prices. We strive to satisfy our customers by providing products and services in timely manner. It is ou

  5. Blue Tuna Spearfishing
    Blue Tuna Spearfishing is your full service one-stop Spearo Shop. We offer the best quality spearfishing gear from all over the world.

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Top Ventura Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Hooks Landing Sportfishing Bait and Tackle
    Welcome to Hook's Sportfishing. We're located in Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, CA. We now have 3 boats. The Coroloma is our 3/4 day boat that leaves at 6am and returns at 4pm for $65 per person. The New Bluefin is our charter boat, but it

  2. Ventura Sportfishing
    Open charter fishing at the Northern Channel Islands. Full service tackle shop with FREE parking. Fishing 7-days a week!

  3. Gentleman Sportfishing
    The "Gentleman" is docked at Channel Islands Sportfishing. We leave the dock at 6am each day. Come on down and go fishing! Great fun for the whole family.

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