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Fishing Guide

Fishing Month By Month Guide

January: Halibut, Calico Bass, Sculpin

February: Calico Bass, White Sea Bass & Halibut

March: White Sea Bass, Halibut, Rock Cod, Calico Bass, Sculpin, Sheephead

April: Rock Cod, Squid, Halibut, White Sea Bass, Calico Bass, Sheephead, Lingcod, Sculpin

May: Calico Bass, White Sea Bass, Rock Cod, Sand Bass, Barracuda

June*: Rock Cod, Halibut, Calico Bass, Sand Bass, Yellowtail, Barracuda, Blue Fin Tuna, Bonito

July*: Sand Bass, Yellowtail, Dorado, Calico Bass, Blue Fin Tuna, Yellow Fin Tuna, Halibut, Barracuda, Bonito

August*: Yellowtail, Barracuda, Blue Fin Tuna, Yellow Fin Tuna, Dorado, Calico Bass, Sand Bass, Bonito

September: Tuna, Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Halibut, Bonito, Dorado

October: Calico Bass, Yellow Fin Tuna, Halibut, Bonito

November: Rock Cod, (maybe some Calico or Sand Bass), Halibut, Lingcod

December: Rock Cod, (maybe some Calico or Sand Bass), Halibut

*Possible additional species may include Albacore and Wahoo when conditions are good on overnight trips in summer months.

This is a guide to what fish are typically available each month, but is not guaranteed and not all fish can be caught on a ½ day trip. Some fish on this list need to be caught on a longer trip or an overnight trip. Fish availability does vary each year.

Fishing Calendar

About Dana Wharf

Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching is dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders of Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County coastline. The warm waters right out of Dana Point Harbor are flourishing with sea life including whales, dolphins, harbor seals, and California sea lions. Our thriving coastal waters provide bountiful fishing of sand bass, calico bass, halibut, bonito, yellowtail, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, and dorado. Whether you’re looking for boat rentals in Dana Point to enjoy a private boat charter, sailboat or catamaran, coming for an awe-inspiring whale watching cruise or wanting to create memories onboard our sportfishing charters, one thing is for certain: your trip through the beautiful and scenic Orange County coast will be unforgettable. Dana Wharf is conveniently located in Dana Point, Orange County, just south of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach – about 30 minutes south of Disneyland, an hour south of Los Angeles and an hour north of San Diego.

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