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Rating: 4.2  203 rating points
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Last 3 months 17 26 7 = 19 80% 3.8
Last 6 months 82 167 12 = 155 92% 4.3
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Rating and reviews for:

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: 4
Dana Wharf Sportsfishing
Thu, Apr 11, 13   10:00 AM BasinBob Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Had a good day. Caught 8 rock cod. The skipper and crew of 'Reel Fun' were very helpful and social with the fishermen and children on the charter.
Rating: 5
Terrific day with grandson. Never dull!
Thu, Apr 4, 13   10:00 AM MelissaBaker Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The crew was lot of fun and always available to help untangle lines, remove fish from hooks, and share tips. Dolphins followed the wake, gulls and pelicans were never far, sailboats were whipping nearby, a tall ship was seen at a distance and paddle boarders and surfers were closer to shore. Hayden, our 8 year old grandson caught a rockfish and we all agreed to return when the water was warmer.
Rating: 5
Experience of a lifetime
Fri, Jan 11, 13   5:30 PM noeljwells45 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Took our 8 year old grand daughter and her dad out (curious to see what a "giant squid" was all about). Sea was rough. It was windy and cold. Everything was against our adventure, but it was a resounding success. Captain and crew were gracious hosts. People were friendly and helpful (we obviously were new to squid fishing). We had a wonderful time despite all that was working against us. Planning on taking other grand kids out as opportunities arise from year to year. Enjoyed the squid fillets the next night for dinner. Affordable family experience.
Rating: 5
Great great time
Fri, Jan 11, 13   5:30 PM RichCosner Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
We had rough seas and cold weather but captain and crew made sure everyone caught squid and had a great time. Awesome experience and a great value on the price.
Rating: 3
didnt catch anything . . . .
Wed, Jan 9, 13   5:30 PM markslloyd Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
same as above
Rating: 4
Zerve provides a convenient way to book fishing
Fri, Sep 28, 12   10:00 AM rdovala Male 60-69 Local Other
Using Zerve eliminates the need to stand in line to procure tickets. I don't have to worry about not being able to get tickets because I'm quaranteed a spot on the boat as soon as I book.
Rating: 4
Recommended Twilight Fishing Trip
Wed, Sep 12, 12   5:30 PM TomSchlaff Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Although the fishing was slow, the crew was very good. They helped us try different combinations to improve our chances. Twilight in the ocean was beautiful, and so was the sunset.
Rating: 1
Everything is great except there are no fish.
Fri, Aug 31, 12   10:00 AM ltontz Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Didn't even get one bite. Boat and crew are for the most part ok. But judging by what was caught by all of the fishers on the boat this area is over-fished. Have been out about 6 times over last 15 years and the most I caught was 4 fish on one outing.
Rating: 5
some of us didn't catch a thing, but had a ball
Sat, Aug 25, 12   10:00 AM truckinnn Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a group of 13 and most caught something but I did not. Ether way I had fun, the crew was very helpful and and friendly. We will do this again. Thanks Mike Paggen Also the girl that checked us in was awesome and treated us great
Rating: 5
Excellent fishing opportunity
Fri, Aug 24, 12   10:00 AM runneruf Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Excellent day on the watere when Cory the Captain decided to stop searching for "Dorado,Mahi mahi,dolphin for 90 minutes...It was a great ride but the sea was way to flat to search for kelp patties.....After which we moved closer to shore to catch numerous Calico/Kelp Bass, techinque is much like fishing for yellowtail snapper in the Florida Keys....Rig a sliding egg sinker 1/8 to 1/2 ounce depending on current with a 1 to 1/0 circle hook....Both squid and sardine filets worked well...Place bait as close to kelp as possible as the Calico Bass are extremely territorial and aggressives as the bait drops 4 to 12 feet below the kelp....If using live bait use 3/4 to 1 ounce egg sinker to get the bait quickly to the bottom for halibut and away from birds. Pacific Barracuda, Halibut, a few pelicans, Commorants and losing fish to a pesky sea lion. Birds are definetly a problem when fishing live bait.....Both the mates Chad and Mike are excellent as was the captain in assisting patrons. Other than catching the fish themselves they did everything possible to find fish.......As a bonus the selection of beer was great and I had the best cheeseburger on a fishing boat ever......Fish are fileted on the way in so inner is ready to prepare when you get home or back to your hotel if the chef will cooperate,,,Wish i had taken a full day......As an ex mate of numberous fishing boats in the Florida Keys......These guys get an A++++and I would recommend them highly and hope to be back soon......