KAYAK FISHING ON MONTEREY BAY - Season begins April 1, 2023
Guided Tour-Kayak Fishing on Monterey Bay
$165 per person Offered on select dates during Rockfish season April -Dec
Fish for rockfish and lingcod in the kelp beds ust 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 from Old Town or Ocean Kayaks, wetsuits, life vests, rods, bait, tackle. Just bring your CA Fishing License.
Reservations require minimum 48 hours notice Trips need a minimum of 2 people.
New Guided Tour! Halibut Kayak Fishing on Monterey Bay
$165 per person Special dates during Halibut season
Join this new tour where we specifically target halibut along the sandy shores of our beach. Our licensed fishing guides will share different tips, techniques, and strategies for expanding your fishing skills and adventures!
Includes a specialized fishing kayak from Old Town or Ocean Kayaks, wetsuits, life vests, rods, bait, tackle. Just bring your CA Fishing License.
Reservations require minimum 48 hours notice as we only have a few licensed fishing guides. Trips need a minimum of 2 people. You can also request a private tour.
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, WE HAVE POSTPONED TO SATURDAY SEPT 24
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes $40 per person. Entry fees are non-transferable and non-refundable. Entry fee includes 4 MBFT raffle tickets for giveaways from our awesome sponsors. Additional raffle tickets available on day of event to benefit MBFT. Must provide your own kayak or reserve one in advance of event. Capacity 100 anglers. Reservation required. Day of entries not guaranteed.
Rules: 5:45 am Check in at our Monterey store 6:45 am Safety Briefing and Rules mandatory meeting on the beach 7:00 am Launch time 12:00 pm – “cut-off” Weigh-in time 12:30 pm Winner Announcements & drawings
*Must be registered to participate in prizes *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, motor or sail. * Hook and line only. No spear *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.
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Prizes from our generous Fishing Derby Sponsors! Click on their logos for websites - Must be present to win
Open 9-5 Daily @ both locations Call us (831) 373-5357 Why paddle with Monterey Bay Kayaks? • We received the Business Tourism award from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation * We are Certified Wildlife Stewards from Sea Otter Savvy • 2020 Travelers Choice by TripAdvisor • Two locations offer unparalled wildlife & paddling experiences with natural history tours, rentals and more
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 450,000 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.