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Sport fishing is one of the favorite activities of visitors and residents of the Peninsula. Whether out on the bay or off the banks of the Carmel River, fishermen find Monterey County a paradise.
For deep sea fishing out on the bay, boats depart daily, year-round. Salmon, albacore, rock cod, lingcod, halibut and rockfish are some of the fish that populate the bay. Several companies charter fishing trips. See whales, salmon fish or deep sea fish with Chris' Fishing Trips featuring four quality boats and experienced skippers who know the bay. Try Randy's Fishing and Whale Watching Trips or Monterey Sportfishing Whale Watching Cruises for unforgettable marine adventures.
Many local recreation areas also permit fishing. Cachagua Community Park and Los Padres Reservoir in Cachagua, Marina State Beach and Open Space Preserve in Marina, Lover's Point Park and Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove, and Arroyo Seco Recreation Area on the edge of the Ventana Wilderness about 15 miles from King City. Fresh water fishing is available at Lake San Antonio in South Monterey County.