Starting June 1st, the daily limits placed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on canary rockfish, black rockfish and lingcod are increasing. This is good news for Morro Bay recreational anglers -the stocks are high, which means more fish to catch and the ability to take more home!
Catch of the day:
Our local fishing charters are currently enjoying great hauls. Now is the perfect time to get out on the water and cast a line. Morro Bay has an abundance of rock fish, salmon, halibut, albacore and much waiting for you to reel in. And now that rock cod fishing season is open, don’t miss the annual Lingcod competition! With $10,000 in prizes up for grabs, all you have to do to win is catch the biggest, baddest fish.
Take advantage of our clean water and growing fish population – but be mindful of your impact. As a community, Morro Bay was built on the commercial fishing industry and still leads the way in sustainable fishing practices. This focus on sustainability over the years has led to healthy and abundant fish today. In addition to using quotas, today’s oyster aquaculture continues the tradition of sustainable harvest and ecosystem conservation.
Where to fish:
With a variety of charters that operate out of Morro Bay – half and full day, group and private, your perfect trip awaits. Alternatively, Morro Bay also has over 6 miles of beach for surf fishing. If you are looking for pier fishing, the T-pier outside of the Great American Fish Company has good number and variety of fish. Keep up to date on local fishing regulations and open seasons here.
Serving up seafood:
Enjoy the taste of Morro Bay when you serve up your catch at the dinner table back home. And while you are in town, indulge in the diverse fresh seafood found at these local restaurants.