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. You can start with a question or you can tell us that you are ready to book… it is easy and painless.
$955 w/ $300 deposit
- 6/2/22 – 6/5/22 (FnS)
- 6/9/22 – 6/12/22 (FnS)
- 6/12/22 – 6/15/22 (CCKF)
- 6/23/22 – 6/26/22
- 6/30/22 – 7/3/22
- 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).
- A $300 deposit is due within seven (7) business days of billing.
- At least a $300 progress payment is due within sixty (60) days of booking.
- You can make payments against your invoice at your leisure.
The deposit cut-off is Mar 31, 2022. Balances are due on or before 5/20/22. After Mar 31, 2022, 50% 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.
- You will not receive a refund if are unable to join if you have COVID or any illness
- Extra cleaning protocols are in place
- Vaccinations are not required
- Masks are not required
How Should I Prepare?
Fish Village will help you prepare for this trip. We offer 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)
Bring Your Own Kayak
This trip requires you to bring your own kayak and kayak fishing gear. We do not rent kayaks on this trip.
No Hobie Pro Anglers or ultra-wide kayaks are allowed on these trips. This is a rule of the Islander and is in place to protect the crew and to minimize the number of kayaks on the deck.
Fish Village Payment Plans
Did you know you can work out a payment plan with us to put this trip within reach? We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to fish our amazing trips. Since we sort of run things around here… we say payment plans are cool.
If you are interested in our payment plan, simply check the box when completing a Trip Inquiry form. A progress payment will be due within sixty (60) days of billing. Payment plans are only available if your trip is booked before March 31, 2022. After that 50% payment is due upon booking and the remaining 50% due on or before May 20, 2022.
For questions, please send us a trip inquiry.
Rob joins the Fish Village crew on his first California kayak mothership trip… one of our most popular trips.
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
Have you been wanting to catch a trophy calico, a fat sheephead or throw down with a California yellowtail? Now is the time!
‘Dibs’… I heard it. Who called dibs on the kayak mothership trip?
Watch Rob fly blind into a trip with a bunch of NorCal kayak fishing dudes and stick a very nice fish on day 1. And yes, there is a sea lion messing with Rob in this episode. Enjoy.