Sealutions Sportfishing LLC

19 reviews
In demand!

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 250 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!



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  • Private trip
    Blue Fin or Bust
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    14 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    Bluefin tuna are here and there are some record catches being made. Target one of these beast with the heavy gear. Fly the kite and land a monster. This trip is for the angler who wants the glory and the prize of the most sought after fish anywhere. Start time is later because it is usually an afternoon bite.10am to 10pm
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip–San Clemente Island
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,750
    price breakdown
    $1,750
    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 Outer Banks
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    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
    Full Day Trip–Offshore Inner Banks
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,300
    price breakdown
    $1,300
    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
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $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)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $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
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
19 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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 250HP 2016 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
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (12)
4.63
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Put us on the fish
Catalina trip
Catalina trip
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Angler Rating
15
2
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
78%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
53%
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Brian L.
Colorado Springs, CO
 4.33
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Offshore inner banks 12hr trip with Capt Shannon

VERIFIED   NEW  July 7, 2020
Captain Shannon was a great guy with a positive attitude. He was very professional with his communications, and sharing his...
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Cliff S.
Torrance, CA
 5.00
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To Catalina aboard Sealutions

VERIFIED   October 13, 2019
We were blessed with the most perfect weather and made the run to Catalina in a good hour. The yellows werent cooperating with...
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Otto R.
Santa Ana, CA
 5.00
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3/4 day trip to Catalina

VERIFIED   August 10, 2019
Had a great day fishing with captain Shannon. We had plans to go off shore looking for yellowtail and tuna, but wind picked...
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Kevin N.
Santa Ana, CA
 5.00
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Put us on the fish

VERIFIED   NEW  July 25, 2020
Beautiful day, great weather and fish on the boat!
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Ted B.
Stevens Point, WI
 4.67
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Half day trip for halibut

VERIFIED   February 27, 2020
Captain tried his best to put us on halibut but only landed one undersized halibut. Weather was excellent and saved the day. ...
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