Channel Islands
Channel Islands
Anacapa Island Arch
Good Morning!
Good morning! Let's Fish!
Humpback Whale Breaching
Channel Islands from the air
Anacapa Island
Channel Islands Humpback Whale
The eye of a Humpback whale
Fishing Photos
Winter Sand Dab fishing

Sand Dab fishing on the Gentleman - January 2019


Channel Islands Sportfishing

There is something about the enormity of the ocean and the vastness of its riches that call to anglers everywhere. Nowhere is that more true than here, along the amazing Southern California Coast.

Channel Islands Sportfishing (CISCOS) is proud to offer premier, affordable fishing charters, having one of the largest and most impressive fleets along the Ventura and Channel Islands Coast.

Channel Islands Sportfishing offers daily fishing trips in California. Fish for World Class fish. Seasonal Whale watching, private fishing charters, harbor cruises, dolphin adventures are also available.

California Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Channel Islands Sportfishing enjoys providing access to the renown fishing around the Northern Channel Islands. Fishing enthusiasts love having access to the thriving marine habitat that surrounds Anacapa Island, Santa Cruz Island, Santa Rosa Island, San Miguel Island, and San Nicolas Island, as well as the coastal waters between Santa Barbara and the Ventura County line near Malibu.

At the helm of the fishing charters you'll find enthusiastic Captains who are knowledgeable about the extremely productive fishing grounds that produce a wide range of fish including world record Halibut, White Seabass, Sheephead, Barracuda, Yellowtail, Rockfish, World Class Lingcod, and Salmon, along with the surface fish which includes, Calico bass, Barracuda, Sand bass.

In recent El Nino warm water conditions, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin and other exotic warm water fish have been caught. The Captains and their crew are highly experienced industry leaders, and well-respected for their dedication to sport fishing.

The boats that run out of Channel Islands Sportfishing offers daily fishing trips in California. World Record fish are a possibility. There have been 4 recorded California Halibut records and 1 White Seabass. There have been several unrecorded catches as well. 

Book A Fishing Trip

We offer online booking for your convenience. Channel Islands Sportfishing Schedule.

Whale Watching Tours

Channel Islands Whale Watching tours begin each year in December to coincide with the annual Gray Whale migration. In late fall, these whales start migrating from the Arctic and make their way down to Mexico to give birth. Then in late winter and early spring, the gray whales and their calves migrate back up to their feeding grounds in the Arctic. They pass right past us during both trips. 

Gray Line

Gray Line

California Halibut Fishing Channel Islands

California Halibut

Yellowtail Fishing Channel Islands Ca

California Yellowtail

Rock Fishing Channel Islands

Vermillion Rock Fish