**COVID-19 UPDATE AS OF 12/20/20**
We here at J&M Sportfishing are very excited to announce that our doors are OPEN with modifications for fishing trips!
We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all of our passengers and crew
As of April 1st, 2021 we are offering Rockfish & Salmon Trips.
Please to help traffic flow easier, if you are able to, BOOK YOUR TRIP ONLINE at jmsportfishing.com.
We are asked to have our check in and payment systems as “no touch” as possible so please fill out the online waiver when booking trips online and if you prefer, fishing licenses can be bought online through the CA department of fish and wildlife.
Due to covid19, we have had to limit our capacity for fishing trips and due to this we have had to raise prices. We are also implementing new and updated cleaning procedures.
If you experience a fever or other symptoms, please stay home.
All passengers and crew must wear masks.
Additional Rules:
• Restrooms will be sanitized on a regular schedule throughout the trip
• Passengers on board must be limited so that 6 feet of social distancing can be maintained at all times
• Rod holders must be spaced 6 feet apart
• Increased sanitation procedures have been implemented both during/between trips
• Prohibit shared handling of fishing equipment and fish
• Before boarding and during the check in process all passengers shall wait on the dock 6 feet apart
• Passengers shall not board the vessel until permission is given by the captain/crew. Boarding/off-loading shall be done one at a time
• Vessels shall encourage contactless means of payment
• Passengers are prohibited from sharing food/drinks, shaking hands, or engaging in unnecessary physical contact
• Passengers are only permitted to bring hand-held lunch coolers, large coolers are NOT allowed on the vessel
• High touch/high traffic surfaces such as: counters, railings, bathrooms, seating areas shall be sanitized on a regular basis
Thank you for all of your love and support during these difficult times!

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Welcome to J&M Sport Fishing in beautiful Monterey, California we have transformed the historic Randy’s Fishing Trips into a new business adventure.
Whether as an individual, family, group charter, corporate event, or just plain fun – there is something for everyone.
A day from which wonderful memories and tales are made! Our daily fishing trips depart from Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf.

Whale watching trips are still available through our sister company – Discovery Whale Watch. Please check them out at www.discoverywhalewatch.com for more information.

Current Season & Updates


Rockfish/Lingcod is OPEN!

Once April 1st hits, Rockfish/Lingcod season begins! We will be offering full day trips departing at 6:30am as well as limited half day (4 hour trips) that will depart at 3pm. Salmon season also typically opens sometime in April. The season can last anywhere from the end of April to October. Stay tuned for updates!

For the 2021 Season Salmon is open from April 3rd-May 15th (this end date could be extended)

Our Crab combo trips will resume in November and Crabs & Dabs will begin Jan 1st, 2022.


6 Pack open party & 6 Pack private charter trips on our new Boston Whaler! Check back for updates soon!

Our four hour afternoon Rock cod trips were so popular during the Summer that we have extended them through the Fall! These 4 hour trips are mostly running Thursdays-Sundays and there are two time slots available: 8am and 2pm! We may adjust start times as the sun continues to set earlier and earlier. **Limited availability as the month of November progresses**

If you are traveling and unsure as to what to do with your fish-our deckhands can fillet your fish for you (for a fee) & you can take your fresh fillets over to our friends at Café Fina, who offer a “fresh catch” meal deal! For more information regarding this fishery please visit our “Trips” section.

**Now offering HALIBUT TRIPS  and Rock cod/Halibut Combo Trips on limited availability based on the bite** (California Halibut fishery is open all year and we will open up trips based on how the bite is doing) We will also be planning a series of “exploratory” flat fish trips targeting multiple species.


On occasion, BLUE FIN TUNA even makes an appearance in the Bay! We had some successful extremely limited load trips this year run by Captain/Co-Owner John. Call to be put on a call list for this fishery!

Captain’s Log