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.

NICE assortment of chips, cookies, rice crispy treats, bottled water, soda, fishing poles, tackle and bait provided Dolphins, sea lions, seals, whales are welcome! Big smiles, laughing and good times required at all times.

With private 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, 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 y



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  • Private trip
    SUNSET TROLL
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $395
    TROLL THE COASTLINE AND ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THE CALIFORNIA RIVIERA. NICE assortment of chips, cookies, rice crispy treats, bottled water, soda, fishing poles, tackle and bait provided Dolphins, sea lions, seals, whales are welcome! Big smiles, laughing and good times required at all times.
  • Private trip
    SPORTFISHING / SHARKING or COMBO
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $595
    SPORTFISHING or SHARKING or MAKE IT A COMBO AND DO BOTH. NICE assortment of chips, cookies, rice crispy treats, bottled water, soda, fishing poles, tackle and bait provided Dolphins, sea lions, seals, whales are welcome! Big smiles, laughing and good times required at all times.
  • Private trip
    SPORTFISHING / SHARKING or COMBO
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $895
    FISHING or SHARKING or DO BOTH AND MAKE IT A COMBO. NICE assortment of chips, cookies, rice crispy treats, bottled water, soda, fishing poles, tackle and bait provided Dolphins, sea lions, seals, whales are welcome! Big smiles, laughing and good times required at all times.
  • Private trip
    SPORTFISHING / SHARKING or COMBO
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $895
    SPORTFISHING or SHARKING or COMBO . NICE assortment of chips, cookies, rice crispy treats, bottled water, soda, fishing poles, tackle and bait provided Dolphins, sea lions, seals, whales are welcome! Big smiles, laughing and good times required at all times.
  • Private trip
    SPORTFISHING / SHARKING or COMBO
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,495
    EARLY BIRD SPORTFISHING or SHARKING or COMBO SPORTFISHING and SHARKING. NICE assortment of chips, cookies, rice crispy treats, bottled water, soda, fishing poles, tackle and bait provided Dolphins, sea lions, seals, whales are welcome! Big smiles, laughing and good times required at all times.
  • Private trip
    SPORTFISHING / SHARKING or COMBO
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,495
    SPORFISHING or SHARKING or MAKE IT A COMBO AND DO BOTH. NICE assortment of chips, cookies, rice crispy treats, bottled water, soda, fishing poles, tackle and bait provided Dolphins, sea lions, seals, whales are welcome! Big smiles, laughing and good times required at all times.
  • Private trip
    FULL DAY
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,395
    SPORTFISHING or SHARKING or COMBO AND DO BOTH SHARKING AND SPORTFISHING NICE assortment of chips, cookies, rice crispy treats, bottled water, soda, fishing poles, tackle and bait provided Dolphins, sea lions, seals, whales are welcome! Big smiles, laughing and good times required at all times.
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About the Captain

Steven Locken
Dana Point, California, United States
10 Fishing Reports
236 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) Pacific Barracuda
California Sheephead California Sheephead
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut

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
Local Southern California coast
Offshore Fishing
15–20 Miles out
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip includes

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"

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Cleaning and filleting for 15% tips
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 236 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (354)
Best day ever! Can't wait to do it again!
Best day ever! Can't wait to do it again!
Best day ever! Can't wait to do it again!
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Angler Rating
228
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Toni C.
Newport Beach, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Best day ever! Can't wait to do it again!

VERIFIED   5 Hour – Seas The Day (11 AM) on October 15, 2022
Steve and Noah were amazing!!! The experience was top-notch! Stop searching - this is the trip you have been dreaming of. This...
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Dean G.
Las Vegas, NV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great evening 4pm- 6pm. Two hour fishing experience.

VERIFIED   ULTIMATE QUICKIE 4-6pm on July 17, 2022
I have been wanting to get my 13 yr. Old out on the water to introduce him to fishing on the ocean. Rocken was the perfect...
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Holly C.
Perry, UT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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ULTIMATE QUICKIE 6-8

VERIFIED   ULTIMATE QUICKIE 6-8pm on July 30, 2022
My family and i had a blast with Captain Steven and Noah. I couldn’t have been happier watching the smiles on their faces...
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Carlos M.
Barstow, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Shark/Fish Combo

VERIFIED   5 Hour Early Bird Shark/Fish Combo on August 23, 2022
Writing my first review ever. But I was compelled to. Captain Steven and Ship Mate Noah worked as one to provide an unforgettable...
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Zach H.
Henderson, NV
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Weather Beat Us

VERIFIED   Active Military SPECIAL 11am-2pm on June 22, 2022
Was looking forward to this trip since booking, unfortunately weather took its toll and the waters were rough and the change...
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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 - SUNSET TROLL (1 hour)
  • $595 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - SPORTFISHING / SHARKING or COMBO (2 hours)
  • $895 per group, additional $7,500 per person after 4 guests - SPORTFISHING / SHARKING or COMBO (3 hours)
  • $895 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - SPORTFISHING / SHARKING or COMBO (3 hours)
  • $1,495 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - SPORTFISHING / SHARKING or COMBO (5 hours)
  • $1,495 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - SPORTFISHING / SHARKING or COMBO (5 hours)
  • $2,395 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - FULL DAY (8 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers during summer for big game fish like Tuna and Mahi
  • Ice Box
  • Radar FURUNO RADAR AND EPIRB SAFETY

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