RockenReel Sportfishing

128 reviews
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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!



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  • Private trip
    ROCKEN
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Nov 8
    $2,795
    price breakdown
    $2,795
    Offshore paddy hopping, looking for birds, fins, and foamers. You’ll be using different techniques including trolling, jigs, and fly line fishing with live bait. There’s also the option of spending some time fishing for monster Sharks, just let the captain know in advance.
  • Private trip
    Seas The Day
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,795
    price breakdown
    $1,795
    Spend 8 hours and experience the amazing extent of the Californian fishery. Locally, you'll find different species of Bass, as well as Halibut, Sheepshead, and more. When the waters warm up, pelagics such as Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna can be found as close as 3 miles offshore. These and many other species await you on this trip so get on board and seas the day!
  • Private trip
    SHARK SLAYER
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,595
    price breakdown
    $1,595
    Spend your day on an ultimate sharking adventure, fishing for the big ones in the wide-open seas.
  • Private trip
    Sunset Combo Sportfishing/Sharking
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $1,595
    price breakdown
    $1,595
    Grab this combo deal and spend 5 hours sportfishing and 3 hours fishing for Sharks! You'll depart in the afternoon meaning you'll have the added bonus of experiencing the beautiful sunset over the coast of California. That is, if you catch a moment to look away while you're fighting a shark!
  • Private trip
    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $995
    price breakdown
    $995
    Head out early and be back by lunch with fish in tow. Tasty Sheepshead, Halibut, and several species of Bass are all in the cards on this trip.
  • Private trip
    RockenReel COMBO DEAL!!
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $995
    price breakdown
    $995
    Spend 3 hours fishing the local reefs for different species of Bass, as well as Halibut, Sheepshead, and more. After that, you'll turn up the heat, switch to sharking, and spend the last 2 hours battling these toothy monsters.
  • Private trip
    Shark Hunter (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $995
    price breakdown
    $995
    Come face to gills with the ocean's most infamous predators. This is a 5 hour adventure where you'll have the chance to test your strength and fishing skill against monsters such as Mako, Thresher, and other Shark species. These toothy fish are always up for a fight and will provide you with a story and an experience of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    Shark Hunter (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $995
    price breakdown
    $995
    Come face to gills with the ocean's most infamous predators. This is a 5 hour adventure where you'll have the chance to test your strength and fishing skill against monsters such as Mako, Thresher, and other Shark species. These toothy fish are always up for a fight and will provide you with a story and an experience of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    RockenReel DEAL!
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $975
    price breakdown
    $975
    Head out in the afternoon and fish the reefs for a variety of species including Halibut, Sculpin, different kinds of Bass, and more!
  • Private trip
    Taco Tuesday Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue)
    $795
    price breakdown
    $795
    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 Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue)
    $795
    price breakdown
    $795
    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 Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Tue)
    $795
    price breakdown
    $795
    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.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Shark Hunter (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    You may think 3 hours may not be enough to catch a Shark but Capt. Steven is a sharking specialist. Embark on this 3 hour trip and find out how he lures in Sharks using different techniques and his secret fish sauce!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Shark Hunter (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    You may think 3 hours may not be enough to catch a Shark but Capt. Steven is a sharking specialist. Embark on this 3 hour trip and find out how he lures in Sharks using different techniques and his secret fish sauce!
  • Private trip
    HANG OVER
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    Short on time but still up for fishing? Get on board for 3 hours and spend them fishing for local species of Bass, Sculpin, Halibut, and whatever else bites.
  • Private trip
    LATE LUNCH
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    Short on time but still up for fishing? Get on board for 3 hours and spend them fishing for local species of Bass, Sculpin, Halibut, and whatever else bites.
  • Private trip
    RockenReel HAPPY HOUR
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    Short on time but still up for fishing? Get on board for 3 hours and spend them fishing for local species of Bass, Sculpin, Halibut, and whatever else bites.
  • Private trip
    RockenReel Sharking Deal
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    You may think 3 hours may not be enough to catch a Shark but Capt. Steven is a sharking specialist. Embark on this 3 hour sunset trip and find out how he lures in Sharks using different techniques and his secret fish sauce!
  • Private trip
    RockenReel TACO TUESDAY DEAL
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Tue)
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    Take advantage of this SPECIAL Taco Tuesday sunset trip. Enjoy a relaxing night out on the blue pacific. Our mission is to catch fish and have fun so bring your good luck and laughs! -Capt Steve
  • Private trip
    Sunset Shark Hunter
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    You may think 3 hours may not be enough to catch a Shark but Capt. Steven is a sharking specialist. Embark on this 3 hour sunset trip and find out how he lures in Sharks using different techniques and his secret fish sauce!
  • Private trip
    TWILIGHT FISHFIGHT
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    Short on time but still up for fishing? Get on board for 3 hours and spend them fishing for local species of Bass, Sculpin, Halibut, and whatever else bites.
  • Private trip
    Scenic Coastal 2 Hour Troll
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $495
    price breakdown
    $495
    Relax and enjoy the view. This trip is just to get out on the water and experience some of the nicest shoreline Southern California has to offer. While trolling, we will hug the coastline of Dana Point and Laguna Beach with it's breathtaking views. This is not a serious fishing charter but more of an evening cruise with a couple trollers in back that might just catch the big one!
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About the Captain

Steven Locken
Dana Point, California, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
128 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.

About this listing

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
36 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
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

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:
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
Cash

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 128 reviews
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Best way to spend a Sunday
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Brian R.
Los Angeles, California
 5.00
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The kids loved it!

VERIFIED   August 20, 2020
Driving down from the LA area with two kids, it wasn’t feasible to book an early morning fishing trip. Fortunately, we...
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Frank T.
Costa Mesa, CA
 5.00
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Fishing with Steven

VERIFIED   August 4, 2020
First off I explained to captain Steve that I was bringing four inexperienced teens and two adults and he reassured me that...
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Jed S.
Los Angeles, California
 5.00
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Gents, when it’s time to go big on a date, you can’t possibly do better than an evening Coastline Cruise with Captain Steven...
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Kayleen A.
Buena Park, CA
 5.00
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Grateful

VERIFIED   July 11, 2020
Bought the trip for my husbands birthday. Steve is a great guy, responsive, super honest and accommodating. Obviously knows...
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Brandon V.
Henderson, NV
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Special day on the water

VERIFIED   June 30, 2020
My new wife and I chartered Steven for a late cruise and troll up the coastline and it was so beautiful and extremely special...
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