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On this full-day fishing adventure, you'll target big-time California sportfish species, including Tuna, Mahi, and more! This fishery, off the coast of Newport Beach, CA, is one of the most productive in California, attracting pelagic predators who come to feast on baitfish, squid and more....Read More
On this trip, Captain Matt will take you deep offshore to find the best areas for Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna. If you're an offshore angler who has yet to feel the power of a Pacific Bluefin Tuna, this trip has your name on it! Bluefin are famous worldwide for their speed, power, endurance, and fighting ability, with huge dives and long runs that will test any fisherman. When it comes to finding and hooking these big-time sportfish, Captain Matt is your man.
To locate these fish—which can be found anywhere from ten to fifty miles offshore—Captain Matt watches for birds, which follow schools of baitfish; he also looks for "foaming" at the surface, which indicates Tuna feeding; and communicates with other boats to zero in on the fish.
When hunting these fish, you'll use techniques including trolling, drifting, and casting right into the school! Depending on the season, weather, and your fishing preferences, Captain Matt will make sure that you're equipped with the right gear and tackle to get the job done.
You'll get out there aboard his 25' Parker pilothouse, a fishing vessel that was purpose-built to handle anything the Pacific can throw your way. Originally built in 2001, she's been fitted with a 300HP Suzuki engine and top-notch electronics, including GPS, Sonar, radio, and more.
Captain Matt will provide everything for you, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Just bring some sunscreen and your California Fishing Licenses and you'll be good to go!
Captain Matt has been a licensed US Coast Guard Captain since 2011. Born and raised in California, Matt has loved fishing since childhood. Learning how to fish in freshwater lakes and streams in the Sierra Nevada Mountains quickly turned to an obsession with targeting larger gamefish in the Pacific. Beyond being a fisherman, Matt is a all-around waterman: He's swum the 21-mile Catalina Channel, worked six years as a local ocean lifeguard, surfed every chance he can get, and coached a local high school water polo team for eight years. He's eager to share his passion for the local fishery and its waters!
Christopher E.· ·
Great trip with Captain Matt, the big fish weren’t biting but we found a great run for several hours on Calicos and Cudas with a couple nice Sheepshead. Really enjoyed the service and assistance from Matt, it was a pleasure to spend the day with him and his boat. ...Read More We will join him again, hopefully soon.
Melody O.· ·
We went out with Captain Matt for a morning with two kids. We caught a lot of fish and had a great time!
Cristina J.· ·
My husband and I went out with captain Matt this morning. The communication prior to the trip was great. We knew exactly what we needed to bring and where to meet. We showed up and got right on the boat to head out. Matt was super friendly and knowledgable. He ...Read More got us all set up when we got to the first spot and let us go for it once we were ready. We helped cast if needed hut really was there to let us fully experience the fishing trip and give us tips. We caught about 25 fish (calico bass & barracuda) and had a great time out on the water. We will definitely be back again and highly suggested the trip to friends in the area!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No meal provided.
Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
California Fishing License
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind out more about licenses here.
200 North Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, United States