Sportfishing Trip Types

Channel Islands Sportfishing or CISCOS, in Oxnard has been a staple in the sportfishing community for many years. Located in beautiful Channel Islands Harbor, the landing is only 11 miles from Anacapa Island, which is the gateway to the stunning Channel Islands archipelago. With a large selection of independently owned and operated sportboats, live bait available, free parking and a fully stocked tackle shop, Channel Islands Sportfishing is the premier sportfishing landing in Southern California. 

From fun company outings with full galley service to serious hardcore light load boats, the captains and crews will do their best to ensure your day on the water is an epic one to remember. The experienced captains have the ability to fish coastal down to Malibu, local islands like Anacapa and Santa Cruz or venture to the outer islands like Santa Rosa Island, San Miguel Island, Santa Barbara Island and San Nicolas Island. Daily runs include 1/2 day fishing trips, 3/4 day fishing trips, full day fishing trips, as well as overnight and multiday fishing boats with full galleys and bunks.

Channel Islands Sportfising in Oxnard is the home of 5 IGFA World Record fish, including 4 California Halibut World Records and 1 White Seabass World Record. The boats also boast the highest calico bass, rockfish, halibut, lingcod and white seabass counts on the coast.

During the months of January through April, Whale Watching trips depart daily to the Channel Islands National Park & Marine Sanctuary and along the coastal shoreline. The waters are home to a diverse wildlife. Gray Whales, Humpbacks, Blue Whales, Orcas, Sea Lions, several species of Dolphins, and lots of bird life are can be seen on any trip.