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Rating: 4.1  231 rating points
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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: 5
A tradition every time we are in Southern CA
Fri, Aug 3, 12   10:00 AM Eileen4 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My son and I have had the tradition of taking a fishing trip with Dana Pt Sportfishing ever since he was a little boy and he is now 24! We enjoyed yet another trip this year in spite of not catching any fish this time. The boat burgers are the highlights of the day!
Rating: 5
We had a blast. Great Captain and Crew.
Sun, Jul 22, 12   10:00 AM jeffarmbrust Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Great Captain and Crew. Good food too!
Rating: 4
Fishing trip
Sun, Jul 22, 12   10:00 AM mtalambas Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had fun. Wish there were more fish. It was good just to get out on the boat and fish.

Captain and crew were very accomodating.
Rating: 1
1/2 Day on Sum Fun
Sat, Jul 21, 12   12:00 PM sbay0307 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
This was my second trip on Sum Fun, and each time with limited results - in fact, we only caught one fish between 3 of us. Both times the boat did not have anchovies for bait. Other boats that I've taken out had anchovies, and we were successful. The boat was overcrowded - 56 anglers. Not only was the boat overcrowded for fishing, there was a sign on the boat that read "27 adult life vests". Interesting. I will never take Sum Fun out again.
Rating: 5
Fast and Easy
Fri, Jul 20, 12   6:30 AM Kenny911s Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
I haven't gone fishing for a few years. I liked that fact that I could purchase on line ahead of time, making less stress in the morning on 'how early should I get there, is there going to be a long line" It was very efficient and easy.
Rating: 3
A Friday Evening to Remember
Fri, Jul 13, 12   5:30 PM davidhward Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We (4of us) booked a twilight fishing trip on a friday evening. It was expected to go a little further out of the harbor, but we went only about a mile from shore. The captain took us to three different locations with very little success. It was interesting to find out that the few fish being caught were much smaller. So the bait we were using should have been much smaller. We didn't find that out until the last spot we dropped our lines. There was 57 people on the boat with 4 crew members including the captain. There was only going to be 44 but a few more were allowed on the boat. It was a little crowded but to be expected... so lines got tangled about half the time. Then because we were fishing so close to shore it was a little more difficult keeping your bait on the hook and from being eaten by the birds. I ended up catching a pelican. It flew off with my hook & bait then broke my line . I would probably go on a full day trip instead next time if you're more interested in catching something besides a bird and smaller fish. Otherwise, it was a relaxing three hour tour close to shore with very well used rented rod & reel. I would not rent them again. If you are a more serious fishermen then bring your own gear. But it was fun and the ocean was calmer close to shore.
Rating: 1
Fishing off Dana Point Sucks
Wed, Jul 11, 12   6:30 AM shankbro Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Id NEVER do that again. We stayed so close to the shore, that we couldn't get away from the pelicans, seals and dolphin. Needless to say, the only thing caught were the pelicans. It was quite sad too see all theses birds with hooks and lures stuck in their little pea brained heads.

From now on, it's only full day boat fishing trips for me!
Rating: 4
Tough day fishing, nice to be out on water
Sun, Jul 1, 12   12:45 PM REDSIDE Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Sunday PM trip. Went fishing with my son and his friend, they are both in their early 20's. The live bait was large sardines, so I think that affected the calico bite. Maybe 35 anglers on boat, saw maybe 20 keeper calicos landed, some of them were decent sized (3#+). I just couldn't hook one. The crew was great, the weather was nice, look forward to trying again soon. Hopefully they will have anchovies soon.
Rating: 5
Great experience as always, just NO FISH that day
Wed, Jun 27, 12   6:30 AM WCTasher Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Always a great time, very nice people and great crew! We did, however, catch NO FISH, I think the 1/2 boat cleaned about 10 fish end of the day We'll be back, thanks
Rating: 3
Wed, Jun 27, 12   6:30 AM RafaelGonzal Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Spend the first hour just going around in a circle. Very irritating !!!