RockenReel Sportfishing

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 and start living it up. This state-of-the-art boat was fully restored in 2021 with new Chevy engines, a booming Sony sound system, completely new interior, carpeting, and much more. You can 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 can take it home for dinner. All you need to do is grab your California fishing license and come aboard for a thrilling day’s fishing with RockenReel Sportfishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    ROCKEN
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 8
    $2,995
    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
    8 Hour – Shark Slayer
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,795
    Come face to gills with the ocean's most infamous predators. Get ready for an 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! Captain Steve is a SHARKING EXPERT who knows how to get your pulse racing!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Early Bird Shark/Fish Combo
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,795
    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. You'll also spend a portion of the trip battling a variety of exciting Shark species.
  • Private trip
    Seas The Day
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,795
    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
    6 Hour – Seas The Day (2 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $1,495
    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
    6 Hour – Shark Slayer (2 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $1,495
    Come face to gills with the ocean's most infamous predators. Get ready for an 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! Captain Steve is a SHARKING EXPERT who knows how to get your pulse racing!
  • Private trip
    Sharking/Sportfishing Sunset Combo
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $1,495
    Grab this combo deal and some time sportfishing before switching to 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
    5 Hour – Seas The Day (11 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $1,295
    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
    5 Hour – Seas The Day (6 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,295
    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
    5 Hour – Shark Slayer (11 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $1,295
    Come face to gills with the ocean's most infamous predators. Get ready for an 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! Captain Steve is a SHARKING EXPERT who knows how to get your pulse racing!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Early Bird Shark/Fish Combo
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,295
    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. You'll also get to hunt for a variety of exciting Shark species and experience a battle like no other.
  • Private trip
    SHARK SLAYER (copy)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,295
    Come face to gills with the ocean's most infamous predators. Get ready for an 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! Captain Steve is a SHARKING EXPERT who knows how to get your pulse racing!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Seas The Day (2 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $995
    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
    4 Hour – Seas The Day (4 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $995
    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
    4 Hour – Shark Slayer (2 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $995
    Come face to gills with the ocean's most infamous predators. Get ready for an 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! Captain Steve is a SHARKING EXPERT who knows how to get your pulse racing!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Shark Slayer (4 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $995
    Come face to gills with the ocean's most infamous predators. Get ready for an 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! Captain Steve is a SHARKING EXPERT who knows how to get your pulse racing!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Seas The Day (11 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $795
    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
    3 Hour – Shark Slayer (11 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $795
    Come face to gills with the ocean's most infamous predators. Get ready for an 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! Captain Steve is a SHARKING EXPERT who knows how to get your pulse racing!
  • Private trip
    Scenic Coastal 2 Hour Troll (2 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $595
    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!
  • Private trip
    Scenic Coastal 2 Hour Troll (4 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $595
    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!
  • Private trip
    Scenic Coastal 2 Hour Troll (6 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $595
    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!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour – Quickie (2 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $395
    This fishing charter is great for beginners, families, or the seasoned angler who wants to fish the local spots that are calmer and protected by the sea wall. Depending on conditions, you will fish the area surrounding the harbor entrance. You can expect to have your lines in the water as soon as you leave the dock and slow troll the harbor on the way out to the open waters where you'll be fishing for the big ones with live sardines!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour – Quickie (4 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $395
    This fishing charter is great for beginners, families, or the seasoned angler who wants to fish the local spots that are calmer and protected by the sea wall. Depending on conditions, you will fish the area surrounding the harbor entrance. You can expect to have your lines in the water as soon as you leave the dock and slow troll the harbor on the way out to the open waters where you'll be fishing for the big ones with live sardines!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour – Quickie (6 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $395
    This fishing charter is great for beginners, families, or the seasoned angler who wants to fish the local spots that are calmer and protected by the sea wall. Depending on conditions, you will fish the area surrounding the harbor entrance. You can expect to have your lines in the water as soon as you leave the dock and slow troll the harbor on the way out to the open waters where you'll be fishing for the big ones with live sardines!
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About the Captain

Steven Locken
Dana Point, California, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
184 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 2000, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 300HP 2021 Chevy 350 MPI engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

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
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Riverside, CA
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Belated Father's day trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour – Seas The Day (11 AM) on July 5, 2021
The guys had a great time and had nothing but nice things to say about their trip and the experience. The staff was all friendly,...
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Half a day with CAPT. Steven.

VERIFIED   5 Hour – Seas The Day (6 AM) on June 26, 2021
Great trip captain! Of course our party of five turn to be a party of four because one of my friends turned out to have...
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Full day trip with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   Seas The Day on June 17, 2021
This trip was defiantly the highlight of our vacation! This was our first time fishing In the ocean and was a trip to remember!...
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Brooklyn, New York
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Quickie 2 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   2 Hour – Quickie (6 PM) on June 20, 2021
I live in Brooklyn and wanted to do something great for my Dad for Father’s Day. My brother lives in LA so I thought it would...
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Fruita, CO
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2 hour trip with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour – Quickie (6 PM) on August 19, 2021
We had an awesome time with Captain Steve! He had plenty of snacks and sodas and was very accommodating to us! We even adjusted...
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FAQs about RockenReel Sportfishing

RockenReel Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $395 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour – Quickie (6 PM) (2 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour – Quickie (4 PM) (2 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour – Quickie (2 PM) (2 hours)
  • $595 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Scenic Coastal 2 Hour Troll (6 PM) (2 hours)
  • $595 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Scenic Coastal 2 Hour Troll (4 PM) (2 hours)
  • $595 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Scenic Coastal 2 Hour Troll (2 PM) (2 hours)
  • $795 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour – Shark Slayer (11 AM) (3 hours)
  • $795 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour – Seas The Day (11 AM) (3 hours)
  • $995 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour – Seas The Day (4 PM) (4 hours)
  • $995 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour – Shark Slayer (4 PM) (4 hours)
  • $995 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour – Shark Slayer (2 PM) (4 hours)
  • $995 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour – Seas The Day (2 PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,295 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - SHARK SLAYER (copy) (5 hours)
  • $1,295 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Early Bird Shark/Fish Combo (5 hours)
  • $1,295 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour – Shark Slayer (11 AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,295 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour – Seas The Day (6 AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,295 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour – Seas The Day (11 AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,495 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Sharking/Sportfishing Sunset Combo (6 hours)
  • $1,495 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour – Shark Slayer (2 PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,495 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour – Seas The Day (2 PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,795 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour – Shark Slayer (8 hours)
  • $1,795 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Seas The Day (8 hours)
  • $1,795 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Early Bird Shark/Fish Combo (8 hours)
  • $2,995 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - ROCKEN (11 hours)

When you book a trip with RockenReel Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (full size stand up walk in bathroom w sink)
  • GPS (2 GARMIN GPS SYSTEMS SEPERATE UNITS SALON / FLYBRI)
  • Fishfinder (2020 GARMIN W CHIRP AND SIDE SCANNERS)
  • Bed (two queen size bedrooms with doors for privacy)
  • Flybridge (AWESOME - seats six on top deck for great views)
  • Live Bait Well (large live well on swimstep W/OVERSIZED PUMP)
  • Kitchen (sink, stove, microwave)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with RockenReel Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Sodas and water)
  • First Mate (I USUALLY HAVE A FIRST MATE . IF NOT "I GOTCHA")

RockenReel Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Local Southern California coast)
  • Offshore Fishing (15–20 Miles out)
  • Reef Fishing

RockenReel Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with RockenReel Sportfishing include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • California Sheephead
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Seabass (White)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack