Catalina Island Sportfishing Charters

Fish aboard “Ahi Nui” West Coast’s premier sportfishing platform

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  • About Catalina Sportfishing Charters & "Ahi Nui"

    Ahi Nui has a proven track record of catching fish and is one of the more well know boats along the Southern California Coast. From billfish to bass, you won't find a better or more outfitted vessel of it's kind. No expense was spared in electronics and customization. We know how to find fish and are dedicated to providing the best service possible. Or, if you're looking to explore the coast in search or marine life, including whales and dolphins, you'll find that the Ahi Nui is a great boat for an up close and personal experience.
    Catalina Island offers a variety of fishing opportunities in both its inshore and coastal waters throughout the year. During the spring and summer months as the water warms the inshore waters become abundant with fish such as Yellowtail, White Sea Bass, Bonito, Halibut, and Calico Bass. In the fall and winter months fish begin to gather in and around the island’s many coves and structured spots. Catalina Island is home to one of the largest kelp forests in Southern California which makes for an ideal habitat for quality fishing year round. During this portion of the year fish such as Lingcod, Rockfish, Halibut, and Calico Bass become the primary targets for anglers. The Island’s rugged palisades and sheer cliffs provide some of the most amazing scenery in the state, as well as provide home to Bald Eagles, deer, and even buffalo. All which might be seen while fishing along Catalina Island.

What Fish are caught in what month?

January – Halibut, Sculpin, Calico bass
February – White Sea Bass, Halibut, Variety of Bass
March – Sharks, Rock Fish (cod) White Sea Bass, calico bass, Sand bass
April – Squid, Halibut, Sheephead, Blue Perch, White Sea Bass, Sharks
May – White Sea Bass, Barracuda, Cod, Variety of Bass
June – Yellowtail, Bonito, Halibut, Blue Fin
July – Dorado, Yellowtail, Blue Fin, Yellow Fin
August – Marlin, Dorado, Yellowtail, Halibut, Variety of Bass
September - Yellowtail, Dorado, Marlin, Sharks,
October - Bonito, Yellowtail
November – Lingcod, Halibut, a variety of bass
December – Halibut, Rockfish, a variety of bass

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  • Rates

    Fishing Catalina Island:
    1/2 Day (5 hours)
    3/4 Day (7 hours)
    Full Day (9 hours)

  • Capacity

    Optimal for fishing: 3-4 Anglers
    Dolphin, Whale Watching and Coastal Cruises: 6 passengers
    Maximum: 6 passengers
  • Boat Features

    Parker pilot house sportfishing vessel that was built for fishing and designed to explore. She has the state of the art electronic package from Furuno and Simrad including GPS, radar, fish finder/sounder and water temperature. The 4 scoop, 65 gallon Bluewater bait system keeps our bait fresh and cured throughout our trips. Enjoy the custom built tuna tower with full electronics upstairs, and full helm controls. Additional engine controls in the spacious cockpit. Designed to fish with 26 rod holders and 18' maximized Pompanette outriggers for trolling the ultimate spread. The Yamaha 250hp four stroke outboard provides quiet and dependable power. Inside you will find a nice couple spots to sit and also lay your head down after a long day fishing. We have a microwave and plenty of ice, food and fish storage aboard. Parker pilot house sportfishers are the ideal fishing and cruising platform for Southern California waters.