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Rating: 4.1  157 rating points
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Last 6 months 27 48 8 = 40 83% 4.0
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1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips

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Treat yourself to a five-hour, one of a kind sportfishing trip on the sparkling waters of Southern California, leaving from Dana Point.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 1
Trip ruined by group of loud, Volgar Drunks
Sun, Jun 22, 08   12:00 PM donpollock Male 60-69 Local Individual
I will never go on a weekend 1/2 day PM trip out of Dana Wharf again. The trip seems to attract both small on large groups of obnoxius drunks, that can;t fish, curse continually and just ruin the day for everyone else. And the worst part is that neither the Captain or Crew do anything at all to even suggest that these folks at least curb their vulgariity.
Rating: 5
Your Fishing Gear
Tue, Jun 10, 08   10:00 AM EdChew Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
You can rent gear that is fine to use with live bait, BUT virtually all the fish (and there were MANY fish) caught were caught with lures and cast out away from the boat. Get a cheeseburger from the galley, very good but messy so towel up. Take: a knife, needle nose pliers, and rags.
Rating: 5
The crew was a great help.
Fri, Jun 6, 08   12:00 PM Carbine Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was a wonderful afternoon...great fishing, great weather, reasonable cost.
Rating: 3
Barracuda fishing - opening day
Tue, May 27, 08   10:00 AM Richardscott Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My group went out expecting bottom fishing not knowing we we only going for barracuda. It was fast paced and became frustrating to our family group from Colorado. My rented reel did not work well. My recommendation would be for the type of fishing (bottom or other) be given at the time reservations are made. Customers need to check their rented equipment before getting on the boat.
Rating: 5
Fishing trip
Sat, May 24, 08   12:00 PM ErnieHarris Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
My three granddaughters really had a good time. They were also thrilled catching fish .
Rating: 5
Great Trip
Sat, Apr 5, 08   6:30 AM calvinburt Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Please let the owners of the Reel Fishing boat know how much we enjoyed the trip. We were very impressed with Zach and the rest of the crew. Their attitudes were great, they were very helpful, and made us feel like they were there to help with whatever our needs might be. I will come back.
Rating: 4
off-shore fishing
Tue, Mar 25, 08   10:00 AM DonSkogstad Male 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
large fishing trawler (30 people ) gets you out on the water for a good five hours of fishing, even though the catch at this time of year is not very good. Well worth the value.
Rating: 5
Great day
Tue, Mar 11, 08   10:00 AM Georger Male 60-69 Local Individual
I haven't done anyhting like this in a long time - everyone and I mean everyone was attentive and good natured. I had a great time - caugh six fish - keep none but otherwise I had a great day. Thanks you!
Rating: 4
fishing was poor
Tue, Jan 1, 08   10:00 AM fredellis Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
i was hoping to catch more fish on this trip. this being my first time for this trip, i realize that my inexperience may have had some part in my lack of great success. also, i know that there was limited time with only a five hour trip time . i really believe that those who frequent the ocean in boats probably know where to go for better success. i have an idea that our trip may have been made more successful with a bit more dedication to providing a successful fishing trip. not only i, but most others no board were only marginally succesful on this trip. i did have a nice trip, without rough waters, and the scenery along the coastline is a positive aspect . my daughter and son-in-law seemed to enjoy the trip. the crew seemed adequately trained and we were kept informed of the overall entent of the captain's course of action, when and where to drop our lines and the depth we were fishing. also helpful was the fact that the crew on board knwe the fish species and the regulations. i have limited knowledge regarding the local fish species, what is good to keep ( not that that affected my catch ) and the size limits for the lower ca. oceanic waters .
Rating: 4
Nice Day Few Fish
Mon, Dec 31, 07   10:00 AM gr8kahuna Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Clean, well run fishing boat. The action was about as expected for a winter day on a half day run.