Left Coast Sportfishing

Enjoy Southern California’s beautiful coastline on a private fishing charter with "Left Coast Sportfishing"! Captain and owner Chris Bogseth has over 25 years of experience fishing the waters surrounding Dana Point, as well as a Marine Fisheries Biology Degree, giving him a large knowledge base to draw from.

He not only puts his clients on the fish but also keeps them smiling and laughing with his infectious positive attitude. Capt. Chris takes pride in treating everyone with respect and teaching new techniques to people of all skill levels.

Hop aboard his 30’ Parker Marine performance fishing boat, ideal for up to 4 anglers. This fishing machine is both comfortable and fast. With a cruising speed of 37 knots, you’ll get to all the best spots in no time. Pair this with top-notch Simrad electronics and a 75-gallon live well and you’ve got the advantage when it comes to hooking fish quickly and efficiently.

Capt. Chris and his crew run a variety of trips and have the flexibility to work with you to design the trip of your dreams. Target everything from inshore Calico Bass, California Sheephead, and Rockfish, to offshore Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Marlin. Somewhere in between, you’ll also find Halibut, Sharks, and White Seabass.

Left Coast Sportfishing provides you with top-of-the-line custom Seeker fishing rods, paired with Shimano and Daiwa reels, and all the leading lures and lines to go with them. Just remember to pick up a California fishing license before heading out and bring along any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy.

All that’s left to do is choose your dream trip with Left Coast Sportfishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    Spend 12 hours going after large-and-in-charge Bluefin Tuna! This trip is designed for hard-core anglers, who are ready to put the effort in to land a trophy. To ensure a successful day on the water, Capt. Chris brings along top-notch gear. Make sure to bring enough drinks and snacks to keep you going and don't forget to purchase a California fishing license beforehand.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    Adrenaline-seeking anglers – this is the trip for you! Dedicate an entire day to offshore fishing for big game targets most anglers can only dream of. We're talking Marlin, Swordfish, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and more! Capt. Chris provides all the fishing equipment you need for a successful day. All you'll need to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and a California fishing license.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – San Clemente Island
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    Cast your rods in the productive waters surrounding San Clemente Island on this full day adventure! You'll target the likes of Yellowtail Amberjack, Sand Bass, Barracuda, Rockfish, White Sea Bass, Halibut, Calico Bass, and Sheepshead. No need to worry about gear – Capt. Chris provides everything you need for a productive day. Just remember to purchase a California fishing license beforehand and bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Catalina Island
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,300
    price breakdown
    $1,300
    Spend an entire day roaming around Catalina Island, searching for your trophy catch. Your targets include the likes of Halibut, Calico Bass, Rockfish, Yellowtail, Barracuda, and Sand Bass. You'll apply a variety of fishing techniques to land your fish with top-notch fishing equipment provided by Capt. Chris. Just make sure to purchase a fishing license beforehand and pack enough snacks and drinks to keep you going.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    There's no better way to explore the waters surrounding Dana Point than on a full day fishing adventure! Capt. Chris takes you to local honey holes to target the likes of Halibut, Rockfish, Barracuda, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Sheepshead, and the occasional Yellowtail and White Seabass! Bring along enough drinks and snacks to keep you going and don't forget to purchase a fishing license beforehand. Capt. Chris takes care of the rest!
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    Give yourself a couple of extra hours on the water and go after Dana Point's finest! You'll spend 9 hours fishing for Halibut, Yellowtail Amberjack, Calico Bass, Sand Bass, and Rockfish. No need to worry about gear – Capt. Chris brings along everything you need. Be sure to purchase fishing licenses beforehand and pack enough drinks and snacks to keep you going.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Spend 6 hours fishing the productive waters in Dana Point for Yellowtail Amberjack, Halibut, Calico Bass, Rockfish, and Sand Bass. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you're bound to pick up new tips and tricks on this fishing adventure. Capt. Chris brings along all the gear you need for a productive day, just make sure to purchase fishing licenses beforehand.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    This afternoon fishing adventure takes you out in search of delicious Halibut, Rockfish, Calico Bass, Yellowtail, and Sand Bass. Capt. Chris brings along all the top-notch fishing equipment you need for a productive day. Make sure to have your fishing license ready and bring along any snacks and drinks you'd like to enjoy throughout the trip.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Twilight
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This short trip is a great way to get introduced to fishing, so bring the whole family along! Pick up a few tricks from the captain and watch your youngsters land their first fish. You'll target Calico Bass and Sand Bass in the local waters surrounding Dana Point. Remember to pick up fishing licenses for anglers over 16 years of age and bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
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About the Captain

Chris Bogseth
Dana Point, California, United States
1 Fishing Reports
2 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
Born and raised in the harbor on a boat, I fell in love with the ocean early on. Whether it was fishing, surfing, diving, sailing, tide pooling or boating, I tried everything I could get my hands on. This led me to work at local sportfishing companies and aquariums while in high school. After graduating from Dana Hills High School in 2008, I went to school for Marine Fisheries Biology and completed my degree in 2013. I fished commercially for Dungeness crab out of San Francisco for a season and that gave me great respect for the work that goes into commercial fishing and the power the ocean has. I love sharing the knowledge I've gained throughout my life in and on the water. This knowledge can hopefully help other people come to a better understanding of the ocean and the world around us.

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Targeted Species

Calico Bass Calico Bass
California Sheephead California Sheephead
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut

Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Rockfish Rockfish
Seabass (White) Seabass (White)
Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)

Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Parker Marine (Performance fishing) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 37 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Visa
Mastercard

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