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On this full-day fishing adventure, you'll head offshore towards the San Clemente Islands, a narrow outcrop that's home to millions of migratory birds and tons of sea life. The fishery here is one of the most productive in California, attracting pelagic predators such as Tuna as well as nearshore species such as Barracuda, Yellowtail Amberjack, Rockfish, and more. Cold currents from the Pacific run right up against the cliffs here, creating a perfect environment for major sportfish....Read More
On this trip, Captain Matt will take you offshore where you can target pelagic species such as Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, White Seabass, and Yellowtail. The season will determine the fish you target, but all of these fish are amazing fighters and some of the best-eating fish anywhere in the ocean. On this trip, you'll primarily be trolling, using multiple baits and lures to attract these fast, aggressive fish. You will be using top-of-the-line gear, artificial lures, and hand-rigged bait. When a big Bluefin hits that hook, you'll know it! Tuna are some of the hardest-fighting fish in the sea, and they'll test your strength, stamina, and fishing skill, so be ready.
Naturally, you'll use different techniques to target these species, including trolling, bottomfishing, trolling, and jigging to pick up bites! 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 Licenses
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