Sealutions Sportfishing LLC

Never experienced the exciting California fishery? Turn to Sealutions Sportfishing LLC and let them organize a custom-made trip just for you that may result in catching the fish of your dreams. Captain Shannon McGraw’s love of fishing will inspire your own and by the end of it all, you’ll find it hard to come back to land.

No epic angling adventure can start without a great boat, and that’s exactly what captain’s 25’ Parker Pilothouse is. The vessel is equipped with Simrad electronics to keep you on the fish trail and is the perfect fishing platform for up to 4 people to drop their line at the same time. The boat is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine and can cut through the waves easily.

She’s also got a spacious cockpit, tuna tower for the best visuals on the water, and is very safe thanks to her high rail right on the bow. The vessel is not only great for fishing but also extremely comfortable thanks to the enclosed cabin and a bed for you to rest in after an action-filled day. All the rods, reels, and tackle are provided.

Capt. Shannon doesn’t only have a well-kept boat – he knows how to get you to the most bountiful fishing grounds around Newport Beach. All you have to do is choose what kind of an expedition would you like to have – anything from a 13-hour extravaganza to 4-hour excursions is on offer. There’s a wonderful mixed bag of catch that’s just waiting for your hook that includes Mahi Mahi, Rockfish, Bluefin Tuna, Halibut, White Seabass, and more.

The main goal of Sealutions Sportfishing LLC is to create the best trip for you and maybe teach you a fishing trick or two while you’re casting your line. You can come with your angling buddies or your family, and Capt. Shannon and his first mate will always go the extra mile to organize a memorable trip.

Whether you’re looking for your next fishing battle or an amazing table fare, this is the company to take you out and show you just how awesome angling can be!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip–Offshore Outer Banks
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 15
    $1,750
    For this trip, you will go the distance to find the fish. This is an adventure best suited for up to 3 anglers, to increase range and fishing time. You will be fishing for the pelagics with surface jigs, bait, and the most proven technique is the kite. Jumbo Bluefin Tuna likes hanging in these spots and fish pushing 300 lbs have been caught. This is a trophy hunter style trip with other fish to round out the bags.
  • Private trip
    Extended Catalina Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    13 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,700
    This trip will get you to the spots earlier and leave later to make sure you are on the bite time of the fish. Leave at 5:00 am and get home sometime before sunset. This will allow you the flexibility to make sure you have ample time to search the entire island for biting game fish. This trip is best suited for experienced anglers. Departure times may vary depending on the bite conditions.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip–San Clemente Island
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,625
    San Clemente is a US Navy base and must be clear before making the 55-mile crossing. This trip is for serious anglers who want to get away from the crowds and go hunt big fish. This island has it all: Yellowtail Amberjack, White Seabass, Halibut, Monster Calicos, and the pelagics make a stop there. Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna often occupy the waters just off this Island. If the weather is good, this trip is definitely worth it.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip–Offshore Inner Banks
    Just booked! Last booked: 8 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Dec 1
    $1,500
    This is the perfect trip for anglers who are on the lookout for an exotic catch. The offshore banks hold Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Swordfish, and Yellowtail Amberjack. This style of fishing is more like hunting, but also super fun and exciting.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip–Catalina Island
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,400
    Catalina journey begins with the 30-mile channel crossing and going to wherever the fish are biting on the island. This spot is famous for Yellowtail Amberjack, White Seabass, Halibut, and many other species. Enjoy the beauty of this island with its pristine waters and abundant sea life. Always fun!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    This trip adds a few more options compared to the half-day trip. This puts some spots that are a little further away into striking distance. This trip can venture out to the famous 150-spot where Yellowtail fishing thrives, or run down south to the Barn Kelp where Seabass love to hang. A great trip for anglers who want to be back to land earlier in the afternoon if you have later obligations.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Fish the local coast of Orange County with its reefs, man-made structures, kelp beds, and points. Trips are anywhere around where the fish are biting. Favorite spot is the Santa Ana River Jetty and Newport Artificial Reef, both are famous for very large White Seabass, Yellowtail, and Halibut. Calico Bass pretty much live at all these spots and are really fun to reel in. The bonus side to this trip is that your fishing time is maximized.
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About the Captain

Capt. Shannon McGraw
Newport Beach, California, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
48 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2018
Captain Shannon McGraw is an Orange County native and has been exploring the waters in the area for decades. Fishing is his passion and lifestyle and he can't imagine doing anything else. On trips with Capt. Shannon, you will not only have a great time, but you will be safe as well, and your guide will go the extra mile to get you on your next trophy fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut
Rockfish Rockfish
Seabass (White) Seabass (White)

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Parker 2520 (Pilothouse) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 300HP 2020 Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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96%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
68%
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Catalina Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on October 3, 2020
I originally booked Capt. Shannon for an inshore trip with the hope of catching yellowtail and whatever else was biting. He...
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Zak H.
Draper, UT
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Half day ALL BASS!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 16, 2021
Awesome day of fishing with more calico than we knew what to do with.  2 and 3 at a time! Captain Shannon really did...
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Riverside, CA
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Great experience

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 8, 2021
Great day on the water. Lucked out with beautiful weather and headed over to Catalina. Shannon was great.  Fishing is fishing,...
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Mission Viejo, CA
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Captain Shannon is the man!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 28, 2021
We had a great trip with Captain Shannon and had a blast. We were put on some really good spots near Catalina and Shannon was...
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Heather B.
United States
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Great Captain and caught a lot of fish and had fun

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 9, 2021
The captain was very helpful and attentive. We caught 8 big rock fish and 1 sea bass. We had an amazing time on the boat and...
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FAQs about Sealutions Sportfishing LLC

Sealutions Sportfishing LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip–Catalina Island (10 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Full Day Trip–Offshore Inner Banks (10 hours)
  • $1,625 per group - Full Day Trip–San Clemente Island (11 hours)
  • $1,700 per group - Extended Catalina Trip (13 hours)
  • $1,750 per group - Full Day Trip–Offshore Outer Banks (11 hours)

When you book a trip with Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Yup)
  • GPS (Simrad EVO2,GO9XSE,GO7XSR,GO7XSE,GO5XSE,Navionics )
  • Fishfinder (Simrad GO9XSE,GO7XSR,GO7 XSE, Side Scan, Downscan,)
  • Bed (3 Person berth with Extra Padding, Bean bag)
  • Flybridge (Helm, GO7,GO5, Icom 424G)
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Snorkel, Mask, Fins)
  • Live Bait Well (60 Gal Dual Tanks, Options )
  • Kitchen (Mini Galley when needed, Stove and BBQ)
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System (Samsung Tablets w/Netflix etc, 3 JBL BT speakers)
  • Outriggers (Precicion Marine with Maximizer Box, Center Rigger)

Trips booked with Sealutions Sportfishing LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Sealutions Sportfishing LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Orange County Coastal)
  • Offshore Fishing (Catalina, San Clemente, and offshore banks )

Sealutions Sportfishing LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sealutions Sportfishing LLC include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Rockfish
  • Seabass (White)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack