San Clemente Island is what all southern California kayak anglers want their local fishing grounds to be. It is the super sized equivalent of the coastlines that run from Santa Barbara south to the Mexican border.
Fat chunky monkey Calico bass roam here along with giant California halibut slabs, huge goats (California sheephead) and of course the yellas. You can basically do it all here.
Trip Inquiry Process
The booking process starts with you completing a simple form. We refer to this process as the Trip Inquiry Process.
You can start with a question or you can tell us that you are ready to book… it is easy and painless.
- Coming Nov 2020
- Coming Nov 2020
- Charter fee
- Live bait
- Three (3) hot meals per fishing day
- Two (2) full fishing days
- Comfortable state rooms (2-3 anglers per)
- Two (2) full bathrooms w/showers
- Unlimited water, soda, tea, coffee
- On-the-water skiff support
Does not include: Dinner on the night of departure, California fishing license, fish processing fees, bottled water + beer (available for purchase), tip (Suggested $100-$150).
$300 deposit required per person. The deposit cut-off is March 31st. Balances are due within sixty (60) days of your trip date.
After March 31st, full payment will be required to book a spot.
Refunds are not available for this trip after the cancellation period expires.
Cancellation Period: If you are booking well in advance, you can cancel up to seven (7) days after you booked and receive a full refund. Once the cancellation period has passed, no refunds will be offered.
How Should I Prepare?
Fish Village will help you prepare for this trip. We send a Trip Guide after you make your deposit that helps take the mystery out of the trip. The Trip Guide will tell you what kind of gear to bring, how much, etc.
This trip requires a valid fishing license for two (2) days. If you have your California Annual Sportfishing License w/ Ocean Enhancement stamp then you are good to go.
The California Department of Fish & Wildlife has multiple options for residents and non-residents including multi-day licenses.
For complete rules, additional permits and fishing licenses, refer to the California Department of Fish & Wildlife website.
- Calico bass (POPULAR)
- Yellowtail (POPULAR)
- California halibut
- California sheephead
- Sand bass
- Various rockfish (Red vermillion)
San Clemente Island Map
The captain will determine which side to fish based on U.S. military operations, swell, wind and fishing conditions.
San Clemente Island (Kayak Mothership) News
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