Virg’s Morro Bay Sportfishing!

Pick your date and choose a trip type to find available fishing.

We look forward to drag- burning, elbow-wrenching, heart-stopping, rod-bending action! Virg’s fleet consists of four Coast Guard approved boats.

Virg’s Trip Types

You must check-in 1 hour prior to departure.

1/2 Day

8:00am – 2:00pm
The Rita G
Adults: $59
Children: $31 (M-TH)
Ladies: $31 (W)
Active Military $31 (M-TH)

3/4 Day

7:00 am – 3:00pm
The Fiesta
Adults: $69
Children: $36 (M-TH)
Active Military $36 (M-TH)

Long Range

6:00am – 4:00pm
The Princess
Adults: $89
Children: $89

Twilight – Sundowner

3:30pm – 7:30p
Various Boats
Adults: $49
Children: $49

1-Day Overnight

Friday – Saturday
10:00pm – 6:00pm
Black Pearl
Adults: $165

1-Day Long Range

5:00am – 5:00pm
The Princess
Adults: $125

2-Day

Friday – Sunday
10:00pm – 4:00pm
Black Pearl
Adults: $295

Salmon

Call for information.

Albacore

Coming soon.

Important Charter Information

Make sure you come prepared to guarantee the best experience.

Rigid ice chests (i.e., plastic, styrofoam) are not allowed to be brought on board the boats, due to safety and liability issues.

Alcohol and narcotics are also not allowed to be brought on board the boats, including medical card marijuana.

Safety & Security – Operating under the jurisdiction of the Coast Guard, TSA and State Maritime guidelines (and for your safety), we are required to be proactive in searching carry-on items, prior to boarding the boat.  Searches can be random or at a deckhand’s discretion, and are not based on race, gender, age or any other discriminating factors.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Anglers are welcome to bring their own food, snacks, sodas and water for the trip. These can brought on board in a soft, collapsible ice chest, a backpack or plastic bag. Tackle boxes and five gallon buckets are also allowed.

Galley – There is a galley on each boat that offers items for purchase. They typically will prepare breakfast sandwiches or burritos in the morning, and hamburgers later in the day. They also offer beer, soda and water, along with chips and other snacks. Additional rock cod rigs and
sinkers are available if needed. A running galley tab will be kept by the deckhands, and the customer will be asked to pay off the tab on the boat towards the end of the trip. The tab must be paid in cash, as the boats do not carry credit card capabilities. We reserve the right to refuse to serve alcohol in the interest of safety.

Jackpot – An optional jackpot for the largest fish will be offered by a deckhand on the way out to the fishing area. The typical amount is $5.00 per person.

Fish Cleaning – On the way back from your fishing trip, the deckhands will ask if you would like to have your fish cleaned. The cost is $1.00 for rockfish and $2.00 for a lingcod. For your convenience, plastic bags are provided on the boat to put the fillets in. The fish cleaning cost must be paid using cash only.

Tips – Tips for our crew members are greatly appreciated. They work diligently to provide you with superior customer service and assistance.

Check In – All anglers must check in for their fishing trips and get their boarding tickets at the tackle shop, one hour or earlier before the boat departs. No exceptions are allowed. At the time of check-in, tackle shop employees will assist you with rod rental, tackle and fishing licenses. Gunny sacks are required for fish you would like to keep, and they may be purchased at the tackle shop or on the boat.

Fishing Licenses – Licenses are required for adults and children 16 and older. Licenses are not required for children 15 and under. At our tackle shop, licenses need to be paid using cash or check only. For the 2015 season, a one day license is $15.12 and an annual resident license is $47.01

Smoking – Cigarette smoking is allowed on the boat, restricted to the outside deck areas – Please be considerate of your fellow anglers when smoking.

Small children are welcome on our boats. The smallest life jackets that we carry on our boats will fit a child to a minimum of 50 lbs.

Good Fishing Practices – Customers are responsible for keeping track of fish they keep. Once a fish has been placed in a gunny sack, it may not be removed and thrown back. If full limits of fish for all anglers are caught before the usual return time, the boat will come back early. Virg’s Landing practices sustainable fishing, and will not continue to fish when full limits have been achieved, as the fish cannot be kept and will die due to the change in pressure. Descending devices are required if fish are returned to the ocean.

See the Catch

Rock Fish (Rockcod, Lingcod)

May 1st through December large rockfish and giant Lingcod are common catches just outside of the quiet harbors of Morro Bay. The Central Coast bottom fishing is perhaps best known for the quantity and quality of rockfish that are caught here (rockfish include a vast assortment; vermillion (reds), copper, starry, and yellow, dinner plate blues, to name a few…). The depth restriction up to 240ft. We will be fishing from Point Buchon to Cape San Martin.

Albacore

Fabulous, sensational, and incredible are all words being used freely to describe the sizzling albacore bite that happens off the coast of Morro Bay. Our coastal waters are famous for the big 40 – 60 pound albies. Also one of the best tasting tuna in the sea. That rod bending, line pulling fight an albacore gives is stomach dropping. The excitement of that fish hitting the surface can hold a spot in your memory forever! Season can start as early as July going as late as December.

Salmon

Season opens April 7th. It’s the excitement of salmon fishing, the fight, that folks are looking for. Hooking a king is one of the most exciting things you will ever experience. Seeing that bright, shining silver color in the water is an addiction. Once you get one you will never want to stop!

Other Catch

One of the alluring aspects of saltwater fishing is you never know what piscatorial species you are reeling in, Could Be anything from a huge tuna to a small anchovie. Saltwater fishing is one of the most exciting sports, mostly because anyone can do it. Also eating you catch makes it all worth the wile.