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Rating: 4.2  193 rating points
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Last 3 months 47 93 6 = 87 90% 4.3
Last 6 months 69 143 10 = 133 90% 4.3
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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: 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.
Rating: 4
Had great fun, as always.
Fri, Nov 2, 07   10:00 AM kenkudla Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The trip was fun - this is the 3rd time my Grandson and I have done it. We didn't catch mayn fish - 8 between the two of us - but we had a good time. One recommendation is that the crew needs to be more friendly. They were way to serious. I know they do this every day but we don't. They need to be part of making this fun. One other thing is it would be niece to have a poster to see what types of fish we might be catching. I am from the Northeast so I am not familiar with the local species. But, all in all, we had a fun day. Thanks.
Rating: 2
Sixty people packed on the SumFun..... Not fun!
Sun, Jul 26  5:30 PM Walter_Wyman Unspecified 50-59 Local Individual
49 rental rods, lines tangled, people had tackle on the deck! The only time a deck hand was on the tank was when he was asked to chum, 9 out of 10 times there was only one half dead sardines in one of the wells. The other thing that was strange was that the burgers had Siracha on them. The best thing was when I needed to rotate I went to the bow and the forward bait tank was green and dead bait was floating in it, I know hard to believe but I have a picture on my phone. The only thing that was cool, was a young boy in a wheelchair, when I got tired of all of the crud I helped him remove some of his mackerels so his dad could cast out...... He was stoked just to catch any fish even if it was mackerels. I wish I didn't know the difference in truly good service and what happened during this trip! It will be a while till I try this again......
Rating: 4
Great family fun
Sun, Jul 5  10:00 AM Jeffdclark Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family (Me, wife and 3 daughters 14,16,17) was visiting from Arizona and booked a half day trip. I was unsure how my daughters would like fishing but to my surprise they had a great time. The clean boat Reel Fun and her captain and crew were very helpful getting us familiar with tying hooks and dealing with live bait and giving pointers on catching the big ones. Loved the fact that we did not have far to go to the kelp beds and we were fishing 30 minutes after leaving the harbor. Our catch was over 15 fish and the crew even cleaned and filleted for us!
Rating: 4
If you don't mind throwing them all back.
Sat, Jun 6  12:00 PM Gcram3991 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Caught a lot of fish but none long enough to keep.
Rating: 5
Great crew...great fun!!!
Wed, May 20  10:00 AM Michael54321 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The crew was very helpful so everyone caught fish.
Rating: 5
Crew GREAT, Fishing terrible
Sat, May 2  6:30 AM oceanfishing Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The crew was fantastic, went above and beyond. The fishing on the other hand was terrible. Only 4 fish were caught on the entire trip.
Rating: 5
1/2 day fishing trip from Dana Point
Sun, Apr 19  6:30 AM Alaintheoret Unspecified 50-59 Local Family With Children
Service was very good and experience was very pleasant for my son and i
Rating: 5
Great trip
Wed, Apr 8  10:00 AM jtrower Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We really like this place compared to Newport Landing and Davey's Locker - more friendly, less crowded