Surface Fishing at Santa Cruz Island

The day boats both got out today with 19 anglers each. They fished Santa Cruz Island for top water fish, getting a good mix of species. 38 Anglers, 118 Rockfish, 77 Ocean Whitefish, 45 Barracuda, 3 Bonito, 1 Lingcod, 1 California Sheephead, 10 Calico Bass, 25 Calico Bass (Released), 1 Sculpin. The weather is nice right now and it’s the perfect time to get on board a boat and enjoy a day of fishing fun! The 5AM Island Spirit is targeting game fish every Tuesday, including white seabass, yellowtail and halibut. Book your spot now! We have trips departing daily at 4AM & 5AM and overnight trips departing at 10PM. Check out our schedule at or call (805) 676-3474