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Catch your own seafood on these fishing charters

Has cruising the seafood aisle at your local supermarket lost its thrill? Perhaps you should consider going directly to the source and hooking dinner yourself. You don’t need your own boat — or even your own fishing tackle — to catch your next meal. Fishing charters up and down the Southern California coast offer sport-fishing trips whether you’re a seasoned angler or fishing for the first time.

Fishing licenses are required for anglers older than 16. Many charters sell licenses on-site. Bait, rental equipment and tackle are often offered for a separate fee, though they may be included as part of the trip, as is the cleaning of caught fish; contact the specific charter for more information. The following is an introductory list:

SAN PEDRO

22nd Street Landing offers a number of charter boats with trips including half-day, full-day, twilight and more, including private charters. Prices range from $45 to $250 depending on the type of trip. Reservations are required.

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Fish vary by season but can include white sea bass, yellowfin tuna, yellowtail, rockfish, calico bass, halibut and dorado.

Sportfishing at 22nd Street Landing: 141 W. 22nd St., San Pedro, (310) 832-8304, www.22ndstreet.com

LONG BEACH

Pierpoint Landing offers a number of charter boats with trips ranging from half-day to overnight and also multi-day excursions. Prices vary depending on the trip.

Fish vary by season but in the winter months can include rockfish, sculpin and bass; summer months include yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi and yellowtail.

Pierpoint Landing: 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, (562) 983-9300, www.pierpoint.net

REDONDO BEACH

Redondo Sportfishing offers a variety of fishing trips including half- and three-quarter-day trips as well as private charters. Prices range from $40 to $75 depending on the trip, with reduced prices for children, seniors and military. Reservations are recommended for three-quarter-day trips.

Fish vary by season but can include yellowtail, white sea bass, calico bass, barracuda, sheephead and halibut.

Redondo Sportfishing: 233 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, (310) 372-2111, www.redondosportfishing.com

SANTA BARBARA

Sea Landing offers half-day, three-quarter-day, full-day and twilight trips along the coast and Channel Islands. Prices vary depending on the trip.

Fish vary by season but can include yellowtail, lingcod, sheepshead, ocean whitefish, barracuda and bonito.

Sea Landing: 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, (805) 963-3564, www.sealanding.net

SAN DIEGO

Point Loma Sportfishing offers options that range from half-day trips to multi-day charters. Prices vary depending on the type of trip.

Fish vary by season but can include yellowfin tuna, yellowtail, dorado, albacore, bluefin tuna and rockfish.

Point Loma Sportfishing Landing: 1403 Scott St., San Diego, (619) 223-1627. www.pointlomasportfishing.com

noelle.carter@latimes.com

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