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Feel like getting away from the heavy traffic and choking crowds of Los Angeles or San Diego? Then look no further than the city found smack dab in the middle of them; Newport Beach is a coastal town within Orange County. It’s widely famous for the lavish lifestyles displayed by its inhabitants, many of them commenting on how beautiful the surroundings are and the sheer quantity of attractions found all over the ocean side town. Many T.V shows have used the down as a standard-setting for high-class living and cinematic backdrops; if celebrities found it impressive enough to shoot their scenes, then why don’t you check for yourself on what exactly hooked them in?

Attractions and famous landmarks are in no short supply in Newport Beach; just to the east are the majestic Crystal Grove State Park, well-known for the mountain peaks commonly used by bikers and the 180 bird species present in its forests. You can also find the family-oriented theme park “Balboa Fun Zone.” It’s famous for various exciting ocean/harbor-themed experiences like the ‘Ocean Motion.’ An 18-foot tall bungee ride that lets visitors perform acrobatic tricks in the air, in total safety, of course. One of the more popular attractions is the ‘Fish Pipe,’ a massive 11-foot tall rotating plastic sphere that uses water to create a waterslide within itself. Many people have commented on how thrilling it is to ride any of these attractions, so why not come and see if you can handle the excitement for yourself?

Newport Beach Fishing: Coastal Fishing at Its Most Convenient 

Newport beach is one of the most convenient coastal fishing and inshore fishing places. You have so many options for fishing, and all of them are effective in different ways, anyone you choose, and you're sure to have a decent haul by the end of your fishing trip. You can try "Charter Boat Fishing" by Newport Pier and have access to nearly 9,000 rentable decked-out fishing boats, all of them helmed by an experienced captain that can show you excellent fishing spots and fishing tricks. When you go past Newport Harbor in your charter boat, you can expect to catch some california halibut, sand bass, and some large barracuda

Another excellent fishing option is "Kayak Fishing," it's popular among the more outdoors people since it requires so much physical and mental activity from you. Just remember that you'll need to know basic ocean navigation, check the surf forecast ahead of time, row well, and use a communication radio in case of an emergency. Many anglers have said that it's a great way to hook some of the more notable species in the area by Newport Harbor, including rockfish, calico bass, surfperch, and croakers.    

Suppose you prefer to be more relaxed while fishing; we recommend "Pier Fishing" by the Newport Beach Pier. In that case, the waters here stretch over 1,000 feet, putting you closer to the massive underwater canyon home to many popular fish species, including sculpin and the exotic yellowtail amberjack. The best season to fish is during the late spring season up to the early fall, these typically last in April up to May. Many fish will feed during late spring, and many will migrate seeking food and water to sustain them during the winter.

Fish species
Calico Surfperch
Calico Surfperch fish

Habitat: nearshore

Weight: 1 - 2 Pounds

Length: 9" - 11"

Pacific Halibut 
Pacific Halibut  fish

Habitat: Continental Shelf, Offshore

Weight: 20 - 500 Pounds

Length: 0" - 96"

Blackfin Sculpin 
Blackfin Sculpin  fish

Habitat: Sandy Bottom

Weight: 1 - 2 Pounds

Length: 4" - 8"

Kingcroaker  fish

Habitat: Onshore, Nearshore

Weight: 1 - 5 Pounds

Length: 5" - 19"

Barred Sand Bass
Barred Sand Bass fish

Habitat: Inshore, Nearshore

Weight: 1 - 4 Pounds

Length: 7" - 10"

Black Rockfish
Black Rockfish fish

Habitat: Nearshore, Offshore

Weight: 2 - 11 Pounds

Length: 8" - 25"

Yellowtail Amberjack 
Yellowtail Amberjack  fish

Habitat: Offshore, Reef, Wreck

Weight: 15 - 96 Pounds

Length: 22" - 98"

Barracuda fish

Habitat: Nearshore, Offshore, Reef, Wreck

Weight: 5 - 15 Pounds

Length: 24" - 39"

Experience What Makes Newport Beach, A Truly Magnetic Tourist and Celebrity Hotspot Destination

1. Whale-Watching Cruise from Newport Beach

Get ready to cruise off-shore to see the ancient and majestic whales on this excursion from Newport Beach. Observe the beautiful scenery and serene waters as you listen to the crewmate’s commentary about the various marine life found in the area. Be on the lookout for blowholes and loud tail slaps, for these herald the arrival of either a humpback, minke, grey, finback, or even the genuinely gigantic blue whales.

2. Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park

Admire unique and fantastic sculptures while breathing in the cool coastal air in the “museum without walls.” Civic Center Park stands on nearly 500,000 square feet of land, brimming with carefully selected art pieces, providing wonder and awe to visiting families with sculptures such as the “Migration of my Dreams,” which presents giant colorful butterflies in real life. If you’re visiting with kids, this place is great to expand a child’s imagination.


Fishing Techniques
Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing