This trip guide will provide you with answers to our most commonly asked questions. This includes insights on where to meet, what to bring, how to pack, parking, trip itinerary and more.
Important: This Trip Guide is for paid Fish Village customers only. Please do not distribute this link to others.
Final Payment Due Date
Balances are due on or before 10/20/23.
You can pay down your invoice at your convenience. The original booking email sent to you with the subject line “Action Required: You are booked with Fish Village, billing details included” contains the link to your invoice. If you lost the link, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you your invoice link.
For all billing inquiries, please email email@example.com.
There will be no COVID procedures or protocols enforced on this trip. If you want to wear a mask, feel free to wear a mask. Masks will NOT be required. Vaccinations are also NOT required.
San Clemente Island is a haven for big trophy calico bass, like the one you have been chasing. In normal conditions, the island produces too many 5 lb.+ calico bass to count with some serious brutes in the mix. The island isn’t just for the bass nuts, there is quality yellowtail fishing, rock fishing, sheephead and doormat sized halibut.
- Calico bass
- Vermillion rockfish
- Asst’d rockfish
- 20 lb. baitcaster/spin
- 30 lb. baitcaster/spin
- 30 lb. live bait
- 40 lb. jigging
What Is Included?
The following is included in the trip price:
- 3 meals a day + two snacks (on fishing days)
- Water, soda, tea, coffee 24/7
- Full service crew
- Skiff support while on the water
- Live bait
What Is Not Included?
The following is NOT included in the trip price:
- Alcohol (Beer can be purchased while onboard)
- Bottled water (can be purchased while onboard)
- Jackpot (see below)
- Fish processing
- Fuel surcharge
* We suggest $120-$150 for the crew. Ultimately this is up to each individual, however we are confident that you will be pleased.
Do Not Bring
The following is not allowed on the Islander:
- Large coolers
- Large kayaks such as Hobie Pro Anglers
OK To Bring
The following is allowed on the Islander:
- Personal snacks
You will live aboard the Islander for three (3) nights.
- Bed (bring your own blanket), pillow is provided
- A/C in every room
- 2 full bathrooms with showers
- Staterooms with 3-4 bed racks in each
- Batteries, GoPros, etc. can be charged (just not in your room)
- No WiFi or cell service will be intermittent
There is a chance you can win money on these trips. If you choose to participate in the jackpot, please read the rules first.
- $20 buy-in
- Heaviest fish out of the two (2) days wins
- Only fish caught on a kayak will count towards the jackpot
Our first tip to everyone on every trip… don’t over pack. You need enough gear to last you two days. For most, you probably already have the gear that you need to be successful on this trip. Our second tip… PUT YOUR NAME ON EVERYTHING!
|Fishing Gear||Required or Suggested|
|Jigs of all types||Suggested|
|Hardbaits (stick baits, Rapalas, etc.)||Suggested|
|Squid jigs (for catching squid for bait)||Suggested|
|1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0 circle hooks for live bait||Suggested|
|20, 30, 40 lb. fluoro leader||Suggested|
|1-5 oz weights (torpedo, egg)||Suggested|
|Net||Suggested (Req’d by California law)|
|Kayak Gear||Required or Suggested|
|Kayak||Required (Bring your own kayak)|
|Pedals||Required for foot powered kayaks|
|Fish Finder||Strongly Suggested|
|Safety Gear||Required or Suggested|
|PFD (Personal floatation device)||Required|
|VHF radio & charger||Required|
|Clothing||Required or Suggested|
|Polarized Sunglasses||Strongly Suggested|
|Long sleeve fishing tech shirts (lightweight)||Strongly Suggested|
|Fishing tech pants (lightweight)||Strongly Suggested|
|Fishing shoes, water shoes, etc.||Strongly Suggested|
|Lightweight windbreaker/rain jacket for inclement weather||Strongly Suggested|
|Additional Items||Required or Suggested|
|Powerstrip (for charging electronics and batteries)||Strongly Suggested|
|Towel for bathing||Strongly Suggested|
|Bed Linens or Sleeping Bag||Required|
The Islander is docked at Fisherman’s Landing in San Diego. All trips start and end here. Multi-day parking is allowed in multiple parking lots adjacent to Fisherman’s Landing. It is no longer limited to the two small parking lots shared between Fisherman’s Landing and H&M Landing. Average price per day is between $10-12. Lock your car and do not leave anything in the back of your truck bed. You can park on either side of the parking lot, just note that the parking lot is shared with H&M Landing. After parking, head towards Fisherman’s Landing (to the left of Mitch’s Seafood when facing the docks).
Dock carts are available to load your gear and stage. Simply walk the edges of the docks to find empty carts. Please be courteous and share carts with other anglers on the trip when possible.
2838 Garrison St. San Diego, CA, 92106
|4:00 – 5:00 PM||Arrive, find parking and unload gear into cart(s)|
|6:00 – 7:00 PM||Begin loading up the Islander with our gear|
|8:00 PM||Depart Fisherman’s Landing and Captain’s briefing|
Friday + Saturday
|Sunrise||Eat breakfast and launch|
|Lunch||Come in and eat lunch or have the skiff deliver lunch|
|Evening||Come in, shower and eat a delicious dinner|
|Evening (later)||Ensue shenanigans|
|5:00 – 5:30 AM||Wake up, finish packing|
|5:30 – 6:00 AM||Settle any tabs with the boat and tip the crew|
|6:00 AM (ish)||Arrive at Fisherman’s landing|
|6:00 – 7:00 AM (ish)||Unload kayaks and gear|
|7:00 AM (ish)||Pickup fish|
Visit our partner stores and sites when you need to gear up for this trip.
- Pure Watersports – Dana Point – Hobie sales, accessories, kayak gear and accessories.
- 34512 Embarcadero Pl, Dana Point, CA 92629
- Pure Watersports – Oceanside – Hobie sales, accessories, kayak gear and accessories.
- 420 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054