Sealutions Sportfishing And Custom Charters in Newport Beach, California

Guided by Shannon Mcgraw

Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

Captain Shannon is a California native who has lived in the Orange County beach communities for decades. He started back in 2015 and has persevered as one of the few full-time 4-pack charter skiffs out of Newport. He's proud to be running his 8th season and loves taking out all types of anglers. His favorite type of fishing is for Yellowtail and Tuna when they are "foaming" on the surface. Everyday on the water is different, and he enjoys the challenges of fishing in all conditions.

Captain Shannon hopes to have you on board, whether you're a seasoned angler or brand new to ocean fishing. He has access to a great fishery off the Southern California Bight, and can't wait to go fishing everyday. He takes great pride in his vessel, and is always upgrading her to make her one of the best fishing platforms out there.

Sealutions Sportfishing And Custom Charters Trips

For this fun 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. This trip adds a few more options compared to the half-day trip. This puts some spots that are a little further away into striking distance. This trip can venture out to the famous 150-spot where Yellowtail fishing thrives, or run down south to the Barn Kelp where Seabass love to hang. A great trip for anglers who want to be back to land earlier in the afternoon if you have later obligations. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Newport Beach

Jetties, Reefs, And Kelp—Oh My!

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $213 / person

Recent Reviews of Sealutions Sportfishing And Custom Charters

Tyler P.

Fishing

Captain Shannon is an expert of the SoCal waters. He was prepared and knowledgeable of the fish we were going after. I highly recommend booking your trip with Captain Shannon.

Randy C.

Fishing

To my son and a friend on this trip and we had a great time caught a bunch of dorado and learned a lot from Capt Shannon. Highly recommend this trip it was worth it!

Daniel B.

Fishing

We had a seven hour trip booked, the local weather has been very difficult over the past few weeks, gave us some time to try out a few spots, Captain worked very hard to make sure we had a great time and were able to catch some fish

Anthony D.

Fishing

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.

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 were slim and we did not catch a boatload, just one of those days. I only needed the one to make me a happy old man. Thanks again!

TIMOTHY H.

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 mullet.😂 We caught other fish that day too, even though the sea lions were circling the boat. They also add an extra element of sport not to mention they are great to watch. Defiantly would book this trip again with the same boat and captain leading the adventure!

Nadia A.

Fishing

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 was something we will always remember. Thanks for everything, Captain Shannon!

John P.

Fishing

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 as a Captain and a guide, super patient with my very inquisitive 7 year old, and was very personable. Captain Shannon was able to get us both on fish and actually took the time to point out interesting local facts and natural sights. If you’ve fished many charters like I have you learn to appreciate a great captain or crew, Shannon is on the top of that list. Thank you for a great day on the water and the awesome memories my son and I will cherish! If you’re looking for a great fishing experience that’s easygoing and fun captain Shannon is your guy!

Species

Calico Bass, Halibut, White Seabass, Yellowtail Amberjack

Techniques

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

Types of Fishing

Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

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

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