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Guided surf shark fishing trips in Southern California

Book your 2020 Leopard Shark adventure t

Target California surf shark species – including the unique Leopard Shark – from the beach with a professional guide. All equipment included

  • May through November dates available

  • Four to five-hour sessions

  • For one to three people fishing, or one family. Spectators welcome

  • Orange County, San Diego County, and LA County beaches

  • All bait, equipment and tackle provided

  • Target species include leopard sharks, large rays and general predatory surf species

  • Book by calling +1 (714) 642-5770 or email ben@americanseafishing.com


We run guided surf fishing trips for leopard sharks in Southern California and this page contains all the information you need to book or make an enquiry about a surf shark fishing tuition, couples or friends trip, group trip or one-on-one private guided session. 


The beaches of Southern California are home to some stunning species like the LEOPARD SHARK (Triakis semifasciata) - a beautiful, hard-fighting native surf species - and we love helping anglers catch and release their first big “leo” or smash their PB with a huge ray.

Whilst smaller surf sharks are common catches, a unique approach and specialized tackle is needed to consistently target the larger sharks from the beach. We specialize in helping our clients achieve that goal of regularly catching and releasing these unique specimens with full tuition in rigging, handling, baits, and equipment.

In recent seasons, we've put dozens of leopard sharks over 50” on the sand with several fish over the magic 60” (5ft) mark to a best of 62”, all carefully released, plus huge bat rays and a few other surprise species that only our amazing Pacific Ocean surf fishery can produce. 


Check out our Instagram feed on the home page for the latest catches or call us on +1 (714) 642-5770 for up-to-the-minute info.


  • Surf shark fishing sessions typically run for about four or five hours depending on tides, conditions and time of year. Prime seasons for leopard sharks are around July, August, September and October, and we target them from May until November. 

  • We usually accommodate one, two or three people fishing (the price is the same) of any age or experience level. Please enquire for larger parties. Non-fishing spectators are welcome

  • We provide expert tuition in any aspect of surf shark fishing during the day plus professional photography services. You can be involved as little or as much as you like.

  • As with all our sessions, we offer an all-inclusive package - top quality tackle and guiding services, great bait and equipment - for a fixed price

  • Just turn up and know you stand a great chance of putting a fish-of-a-lifetime on the sand, under the guidance of a professional California Dept. Fish & Wildlife-licensed guide

Our surf shark fishing sessions really are a one-stop-shop for anyone of any age wanting to improve their surf angling skills and learn how to safely target larger species from the beach.

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