RockenReel Sportfishing

71 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!



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 Aug 1 - Nov 8
    $2,450
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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
    SHARK SLAYER
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $1,495
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Spend your day on an ultimate sharking adventure, fishing for the big ones in the wide-open seas.
  • Private trip
    SHARK SLAYER
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,395
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Spend your day on an ultimate sharking adventure, fishing for the big ones in the wide-open seas.
  • Private trip
    Seas The Day
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $1,390
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    Sunset Combo Sportfishing/Sharking
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $1,390
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Start your trip in the afternoon and fish into the night. You'll be targeting a mix of pelagic species such as Tuna, Mahi, Barracuda, and more, before switching to hunting after monster Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Seas The Day
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,290
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    Sunset Combo Sportfishing/Sharking
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,290
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    FIRST 5 HOURS SPORTFISHING AND SECOND 3 HOURS SHARKING.
  • Private trip
    Shark Hunter
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $995
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $995
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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
    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $895
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    RockenReel COMBO DEAL
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $895
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    Shark Hunter
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $895
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $895
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $795
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    RockenReel COMBO DEAL!!
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $795
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    SPORTFISHING FIRST 3 HOURS / SHARKFISHING SECOND 2 HOURS
  • Private trip
    RockenReel DEAL!
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    SHARK HUNTER
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $695
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    SERIOUS SHARKING CHARTER
  • Private trip
    SHARK HUNTER
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $695
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    SHARK HUNTER
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $695
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    SERIOUS SHARKING CHARTER
  • Private trip
    SUNSET SHARK HUNTER
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    SERIOUS SHARKING CHARTER
  • Private trip
    HANGOVER
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $595
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    SHARK HUNTER
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $595
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    SERIOUS SHARKING CHARTER
  • Private trip
    SHARK HUNTER
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $595
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    SERIOUS SHARKING CHARTER
  • Private trip
    SHARK HUNTER
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $595
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    SERIOUS SHARKING CHARTER
  • Private trip
    LATE LUNCH
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $575
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    RockenReel Sharking Deal
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    HANG OVER
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $495
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    RockenReel HAPPY HOUR
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $495
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    RockenReel TACO TUESDAY DEAL
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Tue)
    $495
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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
    Taco Tuesday Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue)
    $495
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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)
    $495
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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)
    $495
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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
    TWILIGHT FISHFIGHT
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $495
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    LATE LUNCH
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $475
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    SCENIC COASTAL TWO HOUR TROLL
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $395
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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
1 Fishing Reports
71 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
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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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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4.96
out of 5 stars from 71 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Full day
Full day
5 MONSTER bonito, 4 bass-one was hudge, 1 scorpion
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Angler Rating
69
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Paul P.
Seattle, Washington
 5.00
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December 10, 2019
We booked a trip with Steven for our vacation in December. We knew this was not the best time of year to fish this area, at...
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Tyler C.
Santa Ana, CA
 5.00
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Full-day with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   December 26, 2019
We had a group of 6 go out (mostly all inexperienced) for a full day trip.  It was 60 degrees and sunny.  We did...
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Sabrina R.
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Great Trip

VERIFIED   January 17, 2020
Had a great time Steve is wonderful. We only caught one and of course it was not in season so we had to let it go. Steve worked...
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Wayne B.
San Clemente, CA
 5.00
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Fish on

VERIFIED   December 10, 2019
Let’s put it like this,     It’s 5:30 am the next morning and Our Fishing party is getting ready...
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Allison W.
Glendale, CA
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So much fun!

VERIFIED   NEW  May 16, 2020
Took my husband on a half day trip for his bday and we had a blast! Steve took care of everything making the whole day stress...
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