RockenReel Sportfishing

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From the shallow inshore bays to the deep waters just a stone’s throw offshore, Dana Point has it all. Discover these diverse fishing grounds aboard a luxury boat with RockenReel Sportfishing, and put your angling skills to the test!

Captain Steven Locken has been fishing since he was a child and always wanted to fish for a living. After giving up his suit and tie, he’s now living the dream. In 2017, he fished over 300 days of the year and hopes to keep it up with the help of new customers. He can’t wait to share his passion with you and help you live out your fishing dreams.

Step aboard his 32’ Bayliner flybridge and start living it up. Six guests are welcome aboard and you can all fish at the same time. Take advantage of the spacious deck and comfortable cabin that comes fitted with a bunk, kitchen, private toilet, and plenty of seating. Capt. Steven will provide drinks and snacks, so all you need to do is bring some sandwiches and make yourself at home!

With trips ranging from 4 to 11 hours, you’ll have the chance to explore a range of diverse fishing grounds. You’ll have all the latest fishing gear at your disposal, and you’ll fish for live bait on the way out to the sweet spots. Bottom fish the nearshore shallows and troll the deep waters offshore to attract the bite of some truly prized fish.

SoCal’s fishery is renowned all over the world, and it’s easy to see why. On the same trip, you’ll have the chance to fill the boat with delicious Seabass, Sheephead, Halibut, and monster Tuna and Mahi Mahi. You can even go after Thresher and Mako Sharks and get the pulses racing like never before!

At the end of the trip, the crew can clean and fillet your catch for tips of 15%, so you’ll have nothing to do but cook up your catch and enjoy the fruits of your labor. All you need to do is grab your California fishing license and come aboard for a thrilling day’s fishing with RockenReel Sportfishing. Make the most of these waters with an unforgettable trip!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Weekend
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    $1,295
    up to 6 persons
    Get the most out of the productive waters of Southern California and spend your weekend out on the water battling it out with some of the prized fish that call these waters home. Aboard a powerful vessel, you'll have everything you need for a productive day out, so get ready to troll the open waters or bottom fish the shallows, and you could head home with anything from a Sheephead to a Tuna, Halibut to a Yellowtail, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Weekend
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    $1,195
    up to 6 persons
    This popular trip will see you spend 7 hours on the water, going after a range of exciting and delicious fish in SoCal's rich waters. The beauty of spending so long on the water is that you'll be able to explore a range of different fishing grounds. From the inshore shallows to the deep water offshore, you'll get to test your fishing skills against beauties such as Sheephead, Yellowtail, Halibut, Barracuda, Seabass, Tuna, and even Sharks, among many more.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    11 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,195
    up to 6 persons
    This mammoth trip is a must for all experienced and passionate anglers. Experience the thrill of fishing the deep waters offshore, or spend more time in the local bays filling the boat with some delicious fish – you decide what you want to do. Troll the open waters or bottom fish the shallows and discover big game fishing in style. These waters are home to everything from Sheephead to Tuna, Halibut to Sharks, and many more prized creatures, so you're in for the fishing trip of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,095
    up to 6 persons
    Nine hours on the water is plenty of time to explore the diversity of fishing grounds on offer out of Southern California. Hit the nearshore bays to fill the bat or head offshore in search of some big game fish. Wherever you go, you're in for a productive day, as you bottom fish or troll, going after such prized creatures as Halibut, Seabass, Yellowtail, Tuna, Barracuda, and many many more. Get ready for the fight of your life to fill the boat as none of these creatures will give up without a fight.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $995
    up to 6 persons
    Unlike most other charters that will take you out for 5 hours, this 7-hour special will give you the xhance to spend that extra bit of time on the water, exploring a range of fishing grounds. From the shallows inshore to the depths offshore, you'll have the chance to go after numerous different prized and delicious fish. Try bottom fishing for Seabass, Sheephead, Halibut, and many more, or troll offshore for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Yellowtails, and even prized Marlin!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Weekend
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    $895
    up to 6 persons
    When the weekend comes, there's no point wasting time in bed. Get out on the water first thing in the morning and explore the rich inshore waters out of Dana Point as you try to fill the boat with something delicious to take home. Test your bottom fishing skills, and battle it out with Sheephead, Halibut, Seabass, and many more prized creatures on what promises to be a perfect start to the day.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip – Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $595
    up to 6 persons
    There's no better thrill than battling it out with one of the biggest predators in the ocean, and the rich waters of SoCal are home to Thresher and Mako Sharks. Doing it under the cover of night is even more pulse-racing, so get ready for an exhilarating experience. The big ones sometimes take hours to reel in, so the trip may go on longer than 4 hours, at no extra charge.
  • Private trip
    Evening Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $495
    up to 6 persons
    If you're busy during the day, there's no need to miss out on the incredible fishing SoCal has to offer. Get your fish on at twilight and fill the boat with some delicious species to take home. Over the course of 4 hours, you'll explore the rich inshore waters, bottom fishing to attract the bite of Sheepshead, Halibut, Seabass, and many more prized creatures on what's sure to be a perfect end to the day.
  • Private trip
    Taco Tuesday Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Tue)
    $495
    up to 6 persons
    Take advantage of one of the quietest days on the water with a discounted price. This Tuesday offer is a fantastic way of seeing the ocean for less, as you spend 4 hours out on the Pacific's rich waters, trying to catch something delicious to take back home for lunch. Fill the boat with delicious Halibut, Seabass, Sheephead, and many more prized nearshore creatures as you bottom fish the wealth of shallow waters out of Dana Point.
  • Private trip
    Taco Tuesday Trip (Midday)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Tue)
    $495
    up to 6 persons
    Take advantage of the Tuesday discount and get on the water for less. Follow the captain's advice and try a variety of techniques from jigging to trolling, as you go after some of the prized fish that live nearshore, or hit up the deep waters offshore and go big game fishing. If you'd like to go after Sharks, then the captain asks for an extra $30 to cover chum, otherwise focus your attention on beauties like Seabass, Tuna, Yellowtail, Sheephead, Mahi Mahi, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Taco Tuesday Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Tue)
    $475
    up to 6 persons
    The fish are there every day of the week, so why should you miss out? Take advantage of the lull on Tuesday and have even better fishing opportunities for yourself at a lower price. Spend 4 hours out of Dana Point going after some truly prized fish, all of whom will make for a delicious meal. Bottom fish the shallows and fill the boat with Seabass, Sheephead, Halibut, and many more, or test your skills against beauties like Barracuda and Yellowtail.
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About the Captain

Steven Locken
Dana Point, California, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Reports
35 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2019
I am a Southern California native and have been an avid angler since the age of 3. Dana Point is rated one of the best fishing spots in Southern California with only about a 5-minute voyage to get out of the Harbor and into the fishing spots. When I had boats in Huntington and Newport it took me almost an hour to get out of the Harbor. I own a fast boat in a small harbor which means more fishing time for you. I purchased a couple of boats and bought a house across the street to follow my dream job – fishing.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
California Sheephead California Sheephead
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Seabass (White) Seabass (White)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Bayliner (Flybridge) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 250HP Chevy engines.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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 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:
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
Cash

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.97
out of 5 stars from 35 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Ken D.
Riverside, CA
 5.00
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RockenReel Sportfishing is great...

VERIFIED   NEW  September 13, 2019
Everything went smoothly and the Captain’s communication was excellent.  The boat has a large comfortable...
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Walt B.
Saint George, UT
 5.00
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4 hour evening trip.

VERIFIED   NEW  September 7, 2019
We had a great time with Captain Steven and his deck hand, Blake. The boat was large and extremely comfortable. Captain Steve...
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Elliot T.
Garden Grove, CA
 5.00
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First time fishing with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   August 17, 2019
Had a friend visit from Kentucky who was into fishing, so our group of friends here in California took him out for a half-day...
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Scott G.
Englewood, CO
 5.00
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Half day with Steven

VERIFIED   July 19, 2019
My wife and I went out for the 4p-8p fishing trip with Steven on the Rocken and Reelin’.  We wanted to catch a maco...
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Gene H.
Los Angeles, California
 5.00
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Fishin with Rocken Locken

May 13, 2019
I am not much of a fisherman and was looking to spend the day on the water, see the coast line and possible catch A fish or...
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