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Carmel Hotels By The Sea Lodging-Bed & Breakfast
Monte Verde Street, Between Ocean and 7th Avenues
Carmel, California, 93921, United States
831-624-6046 or 800-328-7707
Fax: 831-624-6904

Fishing In Monterey and Carmel

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Feel like drowning some quality bait? Try your hand at deep sea fishing in beautiful Monterey Bay and fresh water fishing (fly fishing) in local rivers. Licensed deep sea fishing charters will provide you with all you will need for ocean sport fishing and area fly fishing outfitters can teach you the fine art of angling in local rivers, or ocean fly fishing from the beach. Deep sea fishers can go after cod, salmon, tuna, halibut, and even Dungeness crab! Fly fishers can try to hook a steelhead, trout, perch, striped bass, salmon, and more.

Charters generally supply equipment, gear and a one-day fishing license. Fresh water trips can help you apply for your own license or you can see the information below. Full brochures and details are available at the Inn's main desk.

Fishing Regulations and Permits

Before you bait your hook to go after that big catch you’ve been dreaming about, make sure you read fishing regulations, restrictions and have a sport fishing license. Visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife fishing pages for more information, or follow these links:

Following are just a few respected fishing trip and charter companies for both fresh water and ocean fishing.

Monterey Deep Sea Fishing Trips

Randy’s Fishing Trips and Whale Watching
66 Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, CA
(800) 251-7440
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Randy’s Fishing Trips charters leave from Monterey Bay. Fish for albacore tuna, crab, halibut, squid, rock cod and salmon.

Chris’s Fishing Trips
48 Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, CA
(831) 375-5951
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Chris’s Fishing Trips was established in the 1940s by Captain Chris Arcoleo. Company skippers have a knack for finding hot fishing spots of the Central California coast. Fish for deep sea cod, salmon, or albacore tuna. Chris's Fishing Trips leave from Monterey Bay.

Monterey Bay Sportfishing
135 5th Avenue Slip, Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 566-9407
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Captain Brad and his seasoned crew are the top producing charter fishing trip company in Santa Cruz Harbor. Brad has a gift for getting fish on customers’ lines. Fish for salmon, rockfish, albacore and crab. Trips are all inclusive, providing you with rod, reel, tackle and bait.

Monterey Fresh Water Fishing & Fly Fishing

Central Coast Fly Fishing
7172 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA
(831) 626-6586
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Central Coast Fly Fishing is a respected local fly fishing outfitter offering gear, advice, fly fishing courses and trips. Learn fly fishing technique, fly tying, attend group or private classes. If you'd like to spice up your fly fishing experience, they even offer wine and craft beer tasting and fly fishing classes.

Monterey Bay Kayak Fishing
Monterey, CA
(831) 241-2114
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Blake Hawes is an enthusiastic kayaker, fisher and guide. He combined his 25 year passion for both into Monterey Bay Kayak Fishing. Blake guides novices and experienced fishers and kayakers on kayak fishing day tours in Monterey Bay that Blake regards as an “experience of a lifetime”. Judging by his website testimonials, his clients feel the same way. Fish for ling cod, cabezon, halibut, striped bass and more, all the while being as closed to and in harmony with nature.