Jetties, Reefs, and Kelp Beds—Oh My!

Starting at $850 | 5 - 7 Hours | Inshore, Nearshore | 1 - 4 People
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Species

Calico Bass, Halibut, White Seabass, Yellowtail Amberjack

Techniques

Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Live Bait Fishing

About Your Trip

Fun this trip, you'll fish the local coast of Orange County with its reefs, man-made structures, kelp beds, and points. You can go wherever the fish are biting, but some favorite spots are the Santa Ana River Jetty and Newport Artificial Reef—both are famous for very large White Seabass, Yellowtail, and Halibut. Calico Bass can also be found at all these spots and are really fun to reel in. This is a great trip to maximize your fishing time, because you're staying fairly close to shore.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Pilothouse
Boat Manufacturer: Parker 2520
Boat Length: 25 ft
Year Built: 2006
Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha
Number of Engines: 1
Total Horsepower: 300 hp
Additional Amenities: GPS, Fishfinder, Bed, Flybridge

About Your Guide

Captain Shannon is a California native who has lived in the Orange County beach communities for decades.

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Reviews

John P.

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May 23, 2022

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I’ve fished many charters all over the US and abroad. This time I had my family out to visit Disney, and on an off day decided to book a half day inshore fishing charter for my 7 year old son and I. Captain Shannon is amazing. He is very knowledgeable ...Read More

TIMOTHY H.

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July 22, 2022

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I booked this trip for myself under the guise that it was for my three sons. The Captain chose our trip, and we were not disappointed, landing 8 yellowtails!!! Although I was unable to land one myself, my son reeled in five yellows, saying it was because of his ...Read More

TIMOTHY H.

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July 22, 2022

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Fishing


I booked this trip for myself under the guise that it was for my three sons. The Captain chose our trip, and we were not disappointed, landing 8 yellowtails!!! Although I was unable to land one myself, my son reeled in five yellows, saying it was because of his ...Read More

Anthony D.

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October 22, 2022

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Wow what an experience. Shannon really knows what he is doing out on the waters. Very knowledgeable. His boat is super clean and organized and he is amazing with children. His kids are lucky to have a father like him. Forever memories. Thank you Shannon

ROBERT S.

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September 22, 2022

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Fishing


My sincere thanks to Captain Shannon for a great fishing trip with a great captain. I will tell you that he went the extra mile to get me a Bull Dolphin which has been on my list for over 50 years. Yes this trip was on my bucket list. Pickings ...Read More

Nadia A.

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July 8, 2022

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We had a wonderful time with Captain Shannon! He is super nice and knowledgeable, and he was amazing with our 5-year-old son and helped him catch several fish. The highlight of the trip was seeing two blue whales about 10 feet in front of the boat. It ...Read More

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.

Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!

In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.

Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Boat Restroom

Available

Live Bait

Yes, Included

Weather

You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Lunch

No meal provided.

Gear & Packing

Provided

Rods, reels & tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Required Items

A valid fishing license.

Things to Keep in Mind

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%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find out more about licenses here.

Start Location

1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, United States

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