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Captain JT is an expert when it comes to sportfishing off of Santa Cruz! Your fishing trip will begin in the morning when the winds are low and the seas calm. On this trip, you'll be able to choose which species you'll target, and can select from wide range of fish, including Rockfish, Halibut, Bonito, Lingcod, Barracuda, Calico Bass, California Sheepshead, and more. These species inhabit the whole water column, from Barracuda up top to Halibut and Rockfish on the bottom....Read More
Many of these species are excellent eating, and Captain JT actually specializes in ikejime, a Japanese technique for quickly and humanely killing fish that also ensures the quality of the meat by preventing rigor mortis and cortisol build-up. He's happy to demonstrate the technique, and any keepers you want will be dispatched using this method.
When you book a trip with Captain JT, you'll go aboard his 22' center console vessel and get after it! This state-of-the-art boat features a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a full suite of electronics including GPS, sonar, radio, and more, plus bait wells and ice boxes for your catches.
Captain JT truly wants to make your time on the water special. Before the trip, he will get a sense of what’s important to your crew. If you have kids, be assured they will have a blast learning about fishing, what it is like to captain a boat and be on the sea. Let him know what you want to catch and he'll do what he can to put you on your target!
Captain JT is delighted to show off the local waters around Oxnard, CA on his fishing trips! He's been fishing here for over 10 years, and is a expert from the inshore to the close offshore hotspots. In addition, he's an avid fishing rod wrapper and fishing tool maker. Uniquely, he also practices Japanese "Ikejime" methods on all the fish he catches, to improve the quality of the meat. If you're aiming to fill your cooler with some excellent table fare, a trip with Captain JT is the way to do it!
Lyle R. J.· ·
JT is the man! My son caught his first fish first thing in the morning. Every fishing spot was biting, we filled an ice chest full of trophy sized Red Snapper, Sculpin and more! Also, JT is good company and a wealth of expertise to learn from. You will not ...Read More regret booking a trip and getting out on the water.
Xavier R.· ·
My son and I had the best time. JT went tour of his way so that we could catch many different kind of fishes, including a barracuda. Highly recommend !
Camille A.· ·
Captain JT went above and beyond for us. He was a complete gentleman. He never gave up when the fish weren’t biting. We did come home with fish for dinner! I would Definitely recommend him to anyone! Great day and life experience for my family!
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, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Ice Box, 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 14 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind out more about licenses here.
Channel Islands Boulevard, Oxnard, CA 93035, United States