Fish are an elusive prey, fleeing into reefs to evade anglers and spontaneously sprouting legs to run away from Charles Darwin. Track down slippery targets with today’s Groupon to Channel Islands Sportfishing in Oxnard. Choose between the following options:
- For $38, you get a fishing excursion for one (a $77 total value) that includes the following items:
- One fishing-trip ticket (a $65 value)
One rod rental (a $12 value)<p>
- For $72, you get a fishing excursion for two (a $154 total value) that includes the following items:
- Two fishing-trip tickets (a $65 value each)
- Two rod rentals (a $12 value each)<p>
Gliding amid islands in search of the elusive catch-of-the-day, Channel Islands Sportfishing’s expertly captained boats guide anglers through choice rockfish, whitefish, and lingcod stomping grounds. During trips, which begin at 6 a.m. and end at 4 p.m., the spacious Gentleman vessel gives fishers plenty of elbowroom for vigorous bouts of casting and reeling after they secure their hooks with the nightcrawlers and monetary bribes they brought from home. As picturesque oceanscapes roll by and the boat fills with prospective entrees, captains exploit their local seafaring knowledge to make sure they hit all the popular fish haunts. A fishing license, not included in today’s Groupon, is required to partake in any fish-snagging action.
Channel Islands Sportfishing’s rates for children vary throughout the week.
Channel Islands Sportfishing
For nearly half a century, Channel Islands Harbor's crews have ferried groups through the waters between the Channel Islands to angle for halibut, white sea bass, and other gilled creatures with resounding success. Guests have caught fish of record-breaking size: In 2011, one passenger reeled in a California halibut that weighed more than 67 pounds. Groups depart for day trips or stay overnight aboard boats with galleys and bunks, and can buy fishing tackles and bait directly from the company rather than by setting earthworm traps in their neighbors' lawns.
Channel Islands Sportfishing's crew also ventures out on whale watching excursions to catch glimpses of gray whales, dolphins, seals, and other wildlife. Children are always welcome aboard the company's fleet, which includes 13 vessels.