Deep-sea fishing is like raising children: both require patience, superior breath-holding skills, and a pocket full of worms to entice cooperation. Catch your next meal with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a two-hour kayak-fishing tour, including kayak rental (a $79 value) and fishing-rod rental (a $5 value), from Newport Harbor Kayak Fishing (an $84 total value). Customers can bring their own bait and tackle, or purchase a tackle package (including leadheads, gulp, and swimbaits) on-site for an additional $10 (not covered by this Groupon). Fishing participants who are 16 and older must have a fishing license.
The oar claspers of Newport Harbor Kayak Fishing expertly tour the harbor's hotspots for bass, halibut, and even warm-weather barracuda or bonito. Most of the bay's feisty pisces will gamely battle dugout-buoyed sportsmen, quite unlike the capitulating barrel-flounder. The glassy, eelgrass-tufted waters of Newport Harbor are the most popular tour destination of these paddle-powered trawlers, and one of the few homes globally to the spotted bay bass. Lure casters of all skill levels should consult the list of requisite gear, which includes sunscreen, food and water, and drenchable clothing. Live bait, if desired, is purchasable on-site for about $20. This tour is for catch-and-release fishing only, so don't plan on taking home any souvenirs for mounting or alibi confirmation.
1 Whitecliffs Dr
Newport Beach, California 92660