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Guided Sessions

Why choose us:

We’ve been catching California sheephead, halibut, calico bass, rockfish, cabezon, and white seabass from the surf for years. It’s been a joy figuring out how these fish behave, resulting in catches that push the boundaries of surf fishing. After a number of personal bests last year, we’re ready to take you to the beach and show you exactly how we do it. All skill levels are welcome! 

 

We are proponents of catch and release. We respect the ecosystem and do our part to maintain its balance. Our Values page contains in depth explanations of the benefits of catch and release.


When you book a session with us, please choose which fishing method you're interested in: bait & wait or lure. Of the two, bait & wait is much more consistent. We recommend it to anglers of all skill levels. No matter your choice, we guide you step-by-step. Our main goal, in addition to catching fish, is to give you a solid basis for targeting these fish on your own. We feel confident guiding anywhere from San Diego to Santa Barbara. All the gear you need is provided, as well as snacks and water. Let’s have some fun!

Why Bait & Wait:

With bait & wait, you catch California sheephead, calico bass, rockfish, and cabezon. We use two rods, one light weight for shallow water and one heavy for deep reef. This results in a consistent bite that fishermen of all skill levels enjoy. Bait & wait is comfortable. Once we get to the spot, we set up on flat sand and cast from the same spot the whole session. Bite is good year round.

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Why Lures:

With lure fishing, you target two of the most prized fish in all of Southern California: halibut and white seabass. Calico bass also actively attack lures, especially in the heat of summer. This form of fishing is significantly more finesse than bait & wait. Gear is lighter. The learning curve is steeper. Oftentimes you will walk on rocks to find the fish. Lure fishing is best suited to the fisherman that wants to actively explore the beach, casting into pockets where halibut and white seabass corner bait. Bite is best in Summer and Fall.

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Pricing:

Up to two people per session.

Our rate for bait & wait is $290 for a 4-hour session when you book during Memorial Day weekend (normally $380). The session itself can be scheduled any time of the year. Our rate for lure fishing is $580 for a 4-hour session. Let us know what days you’re free, what you want to catch, and we’ll pick the best times to find the fish. Please fill out the form below; we’ll get right back to you. Tight lines!

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Clients with 20"+ sheephead from shore

Memorial DAY SALE - BAIT & WAIT $290 (four hours)

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Our Background

We are twin brothers with Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Our decision to guide came when we received interest after sharing our catches on Instagram. Feel free to browse our latest catches or reach out to us at calisurffishing@gmail.com if you have any questions at all.  

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