Fish for halibut, lingcod and rockfish just a short paddle from our store on Monterey Beach. Our licensed fishing guides will share their favorite tips, techniques, and strategies for getting the most from your kayak fishing adventures. If you are new to kayak fishing, especially in the ocean, this experience will be invaluable to building your skills. Includes a specialized fishing kayak of your choice, wetsuits, life vests, rods, bait, tackle. Just bring your CA Fishing License.
Trips need a minimum of 2 people. Check availability by clicking the Book Now button.
$165 per person Offered every Sunday starting at 8:00 am during Rockfish season. April 1-Dec 31, 2021
The Fishing Derby is cancelled until further notice. Sign up for our e-news to get updates.
2020 Fishing Derby Details & Rules (CANCELLED FOR 2020) Check in: 6:00am at our Monterey store Safety Briefing and Rules: 6:45 Launch time: 7:00am Weigh-in time: 12:00 noon is the “cut-off” BBQ Lunch and Raffle @ 12:30 included Angler supported Potluck
Prize info TBA. Winner of the grand prize will be the heaviest weighed sport-fish. $30 per person. Must Book by calling us at (831) 373-5357 or book online after February 1st
Raffle: -Must be present to win -Can Purchase tickets starting May 1st -All participants get 4 free raffle tickets -$5 per raffle ticket
Entry Fees are non-transferable and non-refundable Proceeds will benefit the Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Restoration Project.
Rules: *Must be registered to participate in prizes (see button above)
*Anglers must be present and in line for weigh-in by noon to qualify.
*All fish entered must be caught from a kayak, without the aid of a powerboat or sail. Hook and line only. No spears
*Must have a valid fishing license displayed while fishing.
*All DFG rules apply, including the multiple rod rule. If you are fishing for halibut and have no rockfish aboard, you can fish with 2 rods. One RCG fish on the boat=one rod only.
*Launch and landing from Monterey City beach by MBK only. Travel to other areas for launching and fishing not permitted.
*Leopard and thresher sharks included, but no other sharks or rays qualify.
*If two fish have exact equal weight, then the longer of the two wins.
ABOUT MONTEREY BAY KAYAKS We are a locally owned and operated small business that pioneered eco-tourism in 1985 and has been a leader in kayak recreation and education ever since! We have introduced over 350,000 people to our unique and beautiful area with naturalist led tours, comprehensive rental packages and classes with ACA trained instructors. Our mission is to provide a wonderful and exceptional experience for everyone while fostering stewardship of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Reserve.