Rockstar Charter Fishing

71 reviews
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Want to explore the bountiful waters of Long Beach, CA on a beautiful vessel that is built for speed and safety, as well as some seriously impressive angling? Look no further than Rockstar Charter Fishing!

Capt. Dale is an IGFA certified captain who has been hooked on fishing since 1980. He loves to pit himself against nature! He started out on the Great Lakes and traveled down the East Coast before fishing his way across Texas to California. His wealth of knowledge and experience means that you’ll be in safe hands, no matter whether you’re a new angler or a seasoned fisherman. And indeed, his boat is wheelchair accessible, so everyone is welcome!

You’ll be heading out on your adventure in ‘Rockstar’, a state-of-the-art 44’ Ocean Yachts vessel. She can comfortably accommodate 6 anglers, so as well as looking great and offering you maximum comfort, she can really catch fish! Equipped with all of the latest navigational and fish finding equipment, such as sonar, GPS, and radar, she’ll get you where the hottest bite is quickly and efficiently. No luxury is overlooked – there’s a full-size bathroom on board, too.

As for the species you’ll be targeting, you really are spoiled for choice. Capt. Dale is happy to take you to a variety of fishing hotspots. Want to spend less time on the water and still reel in a California Yellowtail or Calico Bass? He’s got you covered. Want to battle offshore with some serious hard-fighters, like Mahi Mahi, Marlin, or various Shark? Get your game face on and bring plenty of fighting spirit.

Your trip includes top-quality Penn rods and reels, as well as snacks and soft drinks to keep your energy up. Want to fly-fish? Let your captain know, and bring your favorite gear along. Little ones are welcome, as long as they’re aged 5 and above. All that’s left is to come aboard Rockstar Charters and experience the irresistible combination of a truly impressive vessel, expert guidance, and a world-class fishery!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    San Clemente Bluefin Tuna Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,685
     price breakdown
    If you're looking to battle some serious big game fish, then this is the perfect trip for you. You'll fish San Clemente Island and the surrounding areas for Bluefin Tuna. Your captain will provide you with top-quality rods and reels, as well as snacks and soft drinks to keep your energy up as you go head to head with these fierce fighters. Captain's boat is wheelchair accessible, so everyone is welcome!
  • Private trip
    Striped Marlin Target Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,250
     price breakdown
    Striped Marlin move into the bountiful waters of Southern California during the warm water months and take up residence around and between our off-shore islands. Careful use of water temperature and water clarity charts helps us identify temperature and color breaks that are most likely to hold these prized billfish. Rockstar will set up a trolling spread of proven Striped Marlin lures and have live Mackerel pitch baits ready for tailers and sleepers! Don’t miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    Catalina Island Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,875
     price breakdown
    Head to beautiful Catalina Island for an incredible fishing experience! You'll be targeting Halibut, California Yellowtail, Calico Bass, and a variety of Shark. Capt. Dale will provide you with soft drinks, snacks, and top-of-the-line rods and reels. Come aboard and get ready to reel 'em in! Captain's boat is wheelchair accessible, so everyone is welcome!
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,550
     price breakdown
    Fish for Southern California's pelagic sharks aboard Rockstar! Target trophy Mako sharks that prowl our off-shore waters using medium and heavy tackle and the latest techniques proven to give you the best shot at these fearsome predators. Typical areas fished include seamounts where nutrient rich upwelling currents draw baitfish, seals and giant sharks. Rockstar is fully equipped with heavy tackle, a fighting chair, transom door and everything else needed for an exciting and safe adventure!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,075
     price breakdown
    Spend more time on the water and up your chances of battling a Lemon Shark! You'll also be targeting Barracuda, Halibut, Calico Bass, and many more. Get your day off to an impressive start -- come and join Capt. Dale on this exciting adventure. All rods and reels are provided, as well as snacks and soft drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,075
     price breakdown
    Get plenty of rest before joining Capt. Dale on this afternoon trip that will see you targeting various Shark, Halibut, California Yellowtail, Barracuda, and plenty more. You'll be provided with top-quality rods and reels, as well as snacks and soft drinks to keep your energy up!
  • Private trip
    Lobster Hooping
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 28 - Mar 18
    $925
     price breakdown
    This is an evening trip to catch lobster in-season of course! Contact us for details and options.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
     price breakdown
    If you want to spend more time on the water and have the chance to reel in various Shark as well as Sand Bass, Calico Bass and California Yellowtail, then join Capt. Dale on this exciting morning trip. You'll be provided with all rods and reels, and your captain will be on hand to guide you through reeling in your dream catch -- no matter what your skill level is!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $900
     price breakdown
    Get lots of rest and prepare yourself for a potential battle with Shark! As well as these fierce fighters, on this trip you will also be target Calico Bass, Sand Bass, California Yellowtail, and many more. Your captain will provide you with top-quality rods and reels -- all you need to bring is your game face.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $775
     price breakdown
    Get ready to target Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Barracuda, Yellowtail (Amberjack) and more during this exciting trip! Capt. Dale will take you out for the morning, and you can expect to be fishing within minutes. If you're a new angler, or want to start off your day by reeling in your dream catch, then this is the perfect trip for you. It's also great for families with little ones -- spend less time on the water, and still land a great catch that'll keep the kids busy!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $775
     price breakdown
    Want to target a variety of Bass, Yellowtail Amberjack, Barracuda, and even more species? Come along on this trip, which will see you fishing within minutes of departing the dock. Perfect for families with little ones, new anglers, or guests who want to spend less time on the water and still reel in an impressive catch. Rods and reels are provided, so come and join Capt. Dale for an afternoon adventure!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $675
     price breakdown
    Why not spend a couple of hours in the morning reeling in your dream catch? Capt. Dale will take you out to the nearshore waters of this vibrant fishery, where you'll be targeting Barracuda, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, and more. Perfect if you're a new angler, have little ones that are just discovering their sea legs, or are an experienced fisherman with a very busy schedule! Captain's boat is wheelchair accessible, so everyone is welcome!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $675
     price breakdown
    Why not spend a couple of hours in the afternoon reeling in your dream catch? Capt. Dale will take you out to the nearshore waters of this vibrant fishery, where you'll be targeting Barracuda, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, and more. Perfect if you're a new angler, have little ones that are just discovering their sea legs, or are an experienced fisherman with a very busy schedule! Captain's boat is wheelchair accessible, so everyone is welcome!
  • Private trip
    Bass Bonanza - This Week’s Special!
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 26 - Mar 1
    $450
     price breakdown
    Special pricing for this week on our Bass Bonanza 3 hour morning trip! Target Calico and Sand Bass using specialized Diawa tackle and live bait for a unique and World Class fishing experience. The bass are biting and we have open dates available. Captain's boat is wheelchair accessible, so everyone is welcome!
  • Private trip
    Bass Bonanza – This Week’s Special
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 26 - Mar 1
    $450
     price breakdown
    Special pricing for this week on our Bass Bonanza 3 hour afternoon trip! Target Calico and Sand Bass using specialized Diawa tackle and live bait for a unique and World Class fishing experience. The bass are biting and we have open dates available. Captain's boat is wheelchair accessible, so everyone is welcome!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $430
     price breakdown
    This is a special trip that gets you on the water and into catching fish quickly! Perfect for beginners or for those with a tight schedule. Captain's boat is wheelchair accessible, so everyone is welcome!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $430
     price breakdown
    If nothing sounds better to you than having a lazy morning before heading out on the water for an hour or two, then this is your trip. Perfect for little ones, new anglers, and more seasoned fishermen with a busy schedule! You'll be reeling in Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Barracuda, Halibut, Yellow Tail and more. Captain's boat is wheelchair accessible, so everyone is welcome!
  • Private trip
    Harbor & Bay Tour
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $325
     price breakdown
    Step aboard the sportfishing yacht Rockstar for a delightful cruise of Long Beach harbor and Alamitos Bay. Enjoy 2-hours on Rockstar as you experience the beautiful California shore. We supply soft drinks and coffee along with Rockstar’s luxury and classic sportfishing style. Feel free to grab one of our fishing rods too as you never know! Departure times are adjustable to fit your schedule. Captain's boat is wheelchair accessible, so everyone is welcome!
  • Private trip
    Catalina Island Destination Trip!
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $400
     price breakdown
    Bring your fishing rods or your spear gun and we will take your group of 6 to the beautiful waters of Catalina Island! We will drop you off at the green pier in Avalon to enjoy your day. Departure times and your time on-island can be adjusted to fit your plans. Captain's boat is wheelchair accessible, so everyone is welcome!
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About the Captain

Dale Henderson
Long Beach, California, United States
Angler's Choice
23 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
71 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2018
Capt. Dale is an IGFA certified captain who has been hooked on fishing since 1980. He started out on the Great Lakes and traveled down the East Coast before fishing his way across Texas to California. He’s spent time in famous fishing hotspots such as Islamadora, FL, and Galveston, TX. He first started fishing because of the thrill of the chase, as well as the competitive nature of the tournament scene and big game fishing. Now he loves teaching people how to fish, as well as introducing new and experienced anglers alike to the angling opportunities Long Beach has to offer.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Calico Bass Calico Bass
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut

Lobster Lobster
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)

Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Ocean Yachts (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 420HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
44 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
PayPal
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.85
out of 5 stars from 71 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
3 HOUR NEARSHORE FISHING TRIP
3 HOUR NEARSHORE FISHING TRIP
Awesome Day!
+25
Angler Rating
65
4
2
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0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
78%
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David M.
Leominster, MA
 5.00
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3 HOUR NEARSHORE FISHING TRIP

VERIFIED   NEW  February 14, 2020
Captain Dale and Ian took excellent care of us. To all those who have never fished or haven’t fished in a while, don’t...
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Jennifer K.
Costa Mesa, California
 5.00
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Awesome Day!

VERIFIED   November 3, 2019
The whole family had a great day of the Rockstar! Ian our fishing guide for the day was so helpful getting us set up with the...
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Josh R.
San Bernardino, California
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VERIFIED   NEW  February 22, 2020
Very good trip captains 1st mate was amazing and the Captain made sure we took home fish.  It is a great time for any...
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Allen B.
South Pasadena, CA
 4.67
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Fishing with Captain Dale.

VERIFIED   March 9, 2019
My daughter and I had a fun 3-hours out on the water with Captain Dale and his First Mate.  The boat was excellent along...
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Lisa R.
Fort Worth, Texas
 5.00
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Half Day Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   July 28, 2019
My husband, son, and myself took a half day fishing trip with Rockstar Fishing Charter and the boys had a blast (I’m...
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Fishing Reports

Non-stop Action

February 22, 2020

As winter begins to fade into that Southern California sunshine, the inshore action remains non-stop! Rockstar’s fighting chair is the best seat in the house to safely sit and relax while hooking a beautiful SoCal Calico Bass! This guest… Read Full Report →


Wintertime Warm Up!

February 01, 2020

The Calico and Sand Bass fishery continues to be hot and flat calm seas along with the warm SoCal sun all add up to a perfect day on the water. As we worked the structure, we found that the… Read Full Report →