If you are visiting Oceanside, CA with a desire to get out on the water and catch some fish, look no further! All the information on fishing in Oceanside can be found here.

 Great Fishing Spots in Oceanside!


The Oceanside Pier and Harbor Fishing Pier are temporarily closed. For more information on closures visit https://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/fire/home/coronavirus.asp.



Oceanside Harbor Fishing

Harbor Fishing

While most of the sport-fishing companies dock in the Harbor, there is a fishing pier in the Harbor where you can cast off. Bonitos are the most common caught fish in the Harbor.
On the Oside Pier

From the Pier

Fishing from the pier is an excellent option! With the pier being around 1,942 feet long, there are several places along the pier that provide different types of fish.

  • Inshore – Commonly caught fish include croakers, stingray, and guitarfish.
  • Midway out – queensfish, butterfish, halibut, and sand sharks.
  • End of the pier – kelp bass, sand bass, and salema.
Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea & Sport Fishing

There are many sport-fishing companies in Oceanside that offer fun, day trips and sea life adventures on the water. Click for more Deep Sea & Sport Fishing information.

Oceanside Fishing Gear

Where To Get Your Gear

Get your rods, reels, bait, and tackle at one of these awesome shops in Oceanside:



 Helpful Fishing Info

From the Oceanside Blog

Deep Sea Fishing in Oceanside, CA

Oceanside is a great spot for fishing off the coast! If you’re seeking a little bit of adventure and also want to experience some great fishing spots, this is the place for you. [Read the post here]

The Grunion Run is Back

Each June, July and August, the beaches of Oceanside play host to thousands of slippery fish who land on its shores after nightfall. These fish are famous for their remarkable spawning behavior which evokes an “I don’t believe it!” response from people seeing or hearing about it for the first time. [Read the post here]

SanDiego.com Recommends Re-Experiencing the Revitalized Oceanside Harbor

For locals and visitors who have not been to Oceanside Harbor, or not been in a long time, it’s definitely worth the trip! Having grown up in north county San Diego, I spent my fair share of time in Oceanside as a kid and have recently been hearing how it’s become a popular vacation destination in San Diego. [Read the post here]