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Santa Cruz Fishing

Santa Cruz Fishing Reports and Rentals

Our Santa Cruz Fishing guide provides valuable information on fishing conditions, available charter boats and fishing fleets

Click here to search  Half Moon Bay or Monterey.

Fishing Conditions

Bayside Marine – Santa Cruz

Provides a comprehensive daily fishing report

Fishing Charters and Party Boats

Captain Jimmy Charters

236 Jefferson St. Near Pier 45 Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133    (415) 686-7105
Captain Jimmy Charters is a “6-pack” Sport Fishing Vessel located on the World Famous Fishermen’s Wharf in San Francisco Bay. We can accommodate up to 6 passenger and carry 1 Deckhand.

Santa Cruz Charters

Santa Cruz Harbor, Dock “S”, Slip # 22 MEGA-BITE  (831) 818-8808
MEGA-BITE is the premier 6-pack charter boat located in the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor and we fish the Monterey Bay. We provide all types of charters aboard our spacious 32×12 foot 630 horsepower Sport Sedan. 

Stagnaro Sport Fishing, Charters and Whale Watching Cruises

1718 Brommer, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Stagnaro Sport Fishing, Charters and Whale Watching Cruises, Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay, California (CA). Current Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz fishing reports

Harbors, Wharfs and Fishing Supplies

Bayside Marine — Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor

333-B Lake Ave., Santa Cruz, CA  (831) 475-2173  Channel 11 VHF
Bayside Marine provides fast breaking fishing reports on a daily and, sometimes, on an hourly basis.

Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf

Michael Harris, Under the Wharf Magazine, provides compilation fishing report 

(831) 469-0443.

Boat Rentals

Santa Cruz & Capitola Boat Rentals

    – 15 Municipal Wharf Santa Cruz, CA 95060       (831) 423-1739
       The boat rental has 24 wooden skiffs 17' with 6 hp motors

     – 1400 Capitola Wharf Capitola, CA 95003     (831) 462-2208
        The boat rental has 25 boats with 8 hp motors


What’s on Tap


Santa Cruz Festivals & Events:

Thunderbirds on the Santa Cruz Wharf! Sept. 29, 2018 at 9am to 3pm.

Featuring the classic 1955-1957, the 1958-1965 vintage and the retro, 2002-2005 Thunderbirds.

Open Studios Art Tour – First 3 weeks in Oct. 2018

Welcome Back Monarchs Day – Oct. 14, 2018 11am – 4pm.

Annual Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza! – Oct. 7, 2018

Santa Cruz Pumpkin Patches—Oct. 2018

MORE Santa Cruz Halloween Celebrations—Oct. 2018

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival—Oct. 13 & 14, 2018

Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA



For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Santa Cruz.



Top Santa Cruz Attractions:


Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Fun for all ages.

Santa Cruz Campgrounds

Ocean views or Redwoods? Over 27 campgrounds and RV Parks

Santa Cruz Fishing 

Fall is fishing and crabbing season in Santa Cruz!

Santa Cruz Surfing

With 11 world-class surf breaks such as Steamer Lane and Pleasure Point, it is easy to understand why the greatest surfers in the world call Santa Cruz home!

Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May


For more information on local attractions, click on the Attractions or Recreational Activities.




The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. Rush hour traffic can be extremely challenging – especially along Mission Street and Highway 1 between Santa Cruz and Capitols. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to to learn about road conditions.

Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.

EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.