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!



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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
    $2,995
    price breakdown
    $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
    Seas The Day
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 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 9:00 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 10:00 AM
    $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
    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
    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 12:00 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 11:00 AM
    $895
    price breakdown
    $895
    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
    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
    HANG OVER
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    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
    RockenReel HAPPY HOUR
    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
    Sunset Shark Hunter
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 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
    Scenic Coastal 2 Hour Troll
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 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
6 Fishing Reports
134 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

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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Recent Fishing Reports

 NOT RATTERED, NOT TATTERED, NO SQUEAKS,
NOT RATTERED, NOT TATTERED, NO SQUEAKS,
February 10, 2021
*TWO OUT OF THE WRAPPER BRAND NEW FACTORY SEALED CHEVY MPI 350 ENGINES W/ 90 MORE HORSEPOWER THAN ORIGINAL ENGINES. 45MPH TOP SPEED *NEW HEAVY DUTY BAIT TANK PUMP TO KEEP THE CANDY BARS LIVELY *NEW TRANSOMS *NEW 2020 GARMIN FISH FINDER AND CHART PLOTTER W/ SIDE SCANNERS AND CHIRP *7 NEW BATTERIES *NEW INTERIOR EVERYWHERE-SALON DINETTE BOOTH, BEDROOMS, UPPER SALON COUCH AND FLYBRIDGE BOOTH *NEW CARPET *NEW 2021 BOOMING SOUND SYSTEM POWERED BY SONY, PIONEER AND ROCKFORD FOSGATE 2000 WATTS PEAK / 700 RMS * NEW 2021 *NEW INVERTER **** INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR THOROUGHLY CLEANED BEFORE YOUR CHARTER THIS IS THE SCOOP- NO LOUD KNOCKING FROM THE OUTDRIVES, NO SMELLY FUMES FROM THE ENGINES, NO CRACKLE AND POPS FROM OLD CARBURATORS THAT NEED SERVICING, NO CALLS THE NIGHT BEFORE WITH FAILED ENGINES TO RUIN YOUR FOLLOWING DAYS FISHING TRIP, NO RUNNIONG ON ONE ENGINE BECAUSE THE SECOND ENGINE IS DOWN SO THE VESSEL WILL ONLY PUT OUT ABOUT 10% POWER AND CAN NOT GET IT ON, NO WORN OUT INTERIOR THAT SMELLS , LOOKS AND FEELS WORN NOT RATTERED,NOT TATTERED, NO SQUEAKS, NO LEAKS, NO HISSES, NO MISSES, NO SMOKE, NO JOKE! NO EXPENSES SPARED ON THIS STATE OF THE ART VESSEL SEE UPDATED PICTURES OF THE "ROCKEN" COMPLETELY CUSTOM... RESTORED BETTER THAN NEW FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT
Having a WHALE OF A TIME!
Having a WHALE OF A TIME!
February 6, 2021
This time of year the Whales are really on the move. Enjoy natures playground while catching dinner. DANA POINT IS THE DOLPHIN & WHALE WATCHING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. GIANT BLUE, GRAY, HUMPBACK, FIN, KILLER, PILOT, SPERM, DALL'S PORPOISE AND FALSE KILLER WHALES PASS RIGHT THROUGH DANA POINT ON THEIR MIGRATION TOWARDS MEXICO. Bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and Pacific white-sided dolphins also frolic along the coastline for everyone to enjoy! "Seas the Day" and book a relaxing charter w/ RockenReel Sportfishing
ROCKEN INTO THE 2019 SPORTFISHING SEASON
ROCKEN INTO THE 2019 SPORTFISHING SEASON
June 15, 2019
THE BASS ARE BITING, MAKOS ARE JUMPING AND HALIBUT ARE HERE

Customer Reviews

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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
76%
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Greece, NY
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6 hours with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   NEW  RockenReel DEAL! on February 13, 2021
This was just an amazing time. Captain Steve was awesome. He was friendly and knew where all the good spots were. He caters...
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Los Angeles, California
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The kids loved it!

VERIFIED   HANG OVER on 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 found...
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Costa Mesa, CA
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VERIFIED   RockenReel HAPPY HOUR on 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.
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Evening Coastline Cruise with the Coolest Captain on the Water, Mr. Steven Locken

VERIFIED   Scenic Coastal 2 Hour Troll on June 17, 2020
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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3 hour trip with Captain Steve. On the Rockin Rod

VERIFIED   RockenReel HAPPY HOUR on October 17, 2020
CaptainSteve did a great job working to put us on the fish.  Steve worked hard to help us catch some fish.  It was a beautiful...
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