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Rating: 4.1  231 rating points
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Last 3 months 26 49 0 = 49 100% 4.4
Last 6 months 40 78 0 = 78 100% 4.4
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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: 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.
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: 3
Not really what we had hoped for
Sat, Apr 23  6:30 AM barmawi Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
This trip was unfortunately in poor weather conditions, mainly rough seas. Not the crew's fault but made for a quite uncomfortable outing. The boat was rocking so bad in the waves that many of the anglers were throwing up over the sides, including me and one of my friends. We had no luck catching fish even though we moved from one spot to the other, don't know if the weather had anything to do with it or we were just unlucky. I have to say the crew was extremely helpful and polite and did everything they could to make our trip pleasant. Maybe next time we'll have better luck.