Even Keel Sportfishing

When down in San Diego, you’ll want to book a trip with Even Keel Sportfishing. Managed by Philip Dodge, he will ensure you’re looked after by his talented crew and Captain Clinton, who has over 2 decades of fishing experience in the area. You’ll be in very capable hands!

The day will be spent on a 25’ Parker boat, recently restored in 2018. This beautiful boat is ready and raring to go, equipped with full safety and navigational equipment. You can fish with peace of mind when on board.

There is a restroom on board for your comfort. When fishing, the fishfinder, flybridge, live bait tank, and newly installed 2019 twin 200 HP Suzuki engines will all help to make your day productive. You won’t waste any time getting to the fishing grounds and be on the fish in no time once there.

The fish you’ll be targeting changes depending on whether you fish the kelp beds or the deeper waters. The species that you might hook up include Snapper, Lingcod, Halibut, Rockfish, Yellowtail, Barracuda, Bass, and many more.

Children over 8 are welcome on these trips and will have life vests provided for them. You’re welcome to bring your own food and drink, which can go into the captain’s cooler on board. Ice and water will be in the cooler already.

Also included in the price are all the rods and reels for the trip. You’ll use a variety of equipment that won’t let you down when you’re reeling in your next personal best! The live bait will be supplied by the captain and is usually bought in the morning before the trip. This gives you the maximum amount of time fishing. You’ll need to buy a fishing license before the day of the trip.

It’s time to book a trip with Even Keel Sportfishing today! You’ll have a great trip with a fantastic crew and make lifelong memories – what more could you want from your next fishing vacation?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Early AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $595
    up to 4 persons
    You'll head between La Jolla to Point Loma, fishing the kelp beds or deep waters. Depending on which technique you use, you'll be targeting Yellowtail, Barracuda, Bass, Snapper, Lingcod, Halibut, and Rockfish. All rods and reels are included in the price. You'll need to bring along a fishing license and your own food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Late AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $595
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip, you'll head to the kelp beds or go into deep water for Rockfish. Captain Clinton will determine what is the best area to fish depending on the conditions. When surface fishing, you will mostly be targeting Yellowtail, Barracuda, and Bass. When bottom fishing, you'll go after for Snapper, Lingcod, Halibut, and Rockfish. All fishing gear and tackle are provided. Please buy a fishing license before the day and bring along your own snacks and drinks, which can go into the captain's cooler.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $595
    up to 4 persons
    This afternoon trip is perfect for the whole family – have a lie in and still catch lots of fish. You'll stay within the shoreline from La Jolla to Point Loma. Depending on whether you hit the kelp beds or go deep sea fishing, you can expect to target Snapper, Lingcod, Halibut, Yellowtail, Barracuda, Bass, and Rockfish. Please bring your own food and drink and a fishing license for the day. All fishing rods, reels, and live bait are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Bay Trip (Late AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $395
    up to 4 persons
    Fish Mission Bay for Local Spotted Bay bass, calico bass, sand bass, halibut and and other bay fish that is out there. Perfect way for beginners to learn how to fish, or a quick getaway from day to day life.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Bay Trip (Midday)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $395
    up to 4 persons
    Fish Mission Bay for Local Spotted Bay bass, calico bass, sand bass, halibut and and other bay fish that is out there. Perfect way for beginners to learn how to fish, or a quick getaway from day to day life.
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About the Captain

Philip Dodge
San Diego, California, United States
5 Fishing Reports
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2019
Phillip Dodge is the owner and the occasional captain of the Parker 2520. He otherwise captains yachts, but he decided to get a smaller boat that would be dedicated solely to running fishing trips. This has been a great decision that he has not regretted! He will have a top captain fishing with you on your trip, with decades of fishing experience.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Calico Bass Calico Bass
California Sheephead California Sheephead
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish
Sculpin Sculpin

Seabass (White) Seabass (White)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Parker (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 200HP Suzuki DF200AP engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 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

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.58
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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Hell of a time!
Hell of a time!
Hell of a time!
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Corey H.
Orlando, FL
 5.00
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Hell of a time!

VERIFIED   March 15, 2020
First time in Cali and won’t be the last wanted to get some great fishing in and did exactly that! Capt Clint was awesome...
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Thomas S.
Star, ID
 5.00
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Half day with Capt Leng

VERIFIED   February 16, 2020
Super great trip with my son!  Fish on !
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James C.
San Diego, CA
 4.67
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Half day trip with Captain Clint

VERIFIED   March 7, 2020
Captain Clint is a kind sole and a good fish finder. Our 3 hour trip was perfect. Thanks!
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Mark B.
 3.67
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Fishing with Philip

VERIFIED   February 15, 2020
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