The Ventura area offers great year around fishing for both seasoned angler and beginners. Here are some tips to help you bag some fish


Here’s a few photos to wet your appetite. The fish in the ocean here get much bigger then the fish in the photos below, so you will want to make sure you have the right gear for the type of fishing you are doing.

WHEN FISHING INSHORE PAY ATTENTION TO THE TIDE – Though fish can be caught just about anytime of day, the best times to fish are about two hours before and after the low and high tide. The main reason is the waves and moving water help move the bait for the fish to find them. From small to big, the micro-organisms feed the small critters, the bigger critters eat those critters, and the bigger ones eat them. And you’re lucky, you’ll get to catch and eat the fish eating the bigger critters, such as sand fleas and crabs, worms, and shellfish.

On the smaller side, there lots of Sand Perch year around. And on the bigger side, it’s not uncommon to catch some big halibut in the harbor and the beaches surrounding the harbor. Whether on the mainland or near the islands, they mainly feed in shallow sandy water. If you are a beginner, this video by GoFishing Magazine will help get you started on casting. The techniques discussed will help both kids and adults. You can skip the video if you like to move on to fishing areas.

Here is a list of ocean fish that can be caught on the beach and in the marina: