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The rich waters of Southern California are known all over the world. Explore shallow coastal waters, the canyons, or the famous Catalina Island with Socal Fishing Charters. Head up to 50 miles offshore for a thrilling fishing experience, targeting anything from Rockfish to Marlin!

Who better to take you to the range of waters on offer than a local, experienced guide? Captain Jonathan Stroh is just that. Whether you’re targeting pelagics offshore or hitting the coastal waters, he promises to take you to the most productive spots to get you filling the boat.

Speaking of the boat, the 25’ custom-built Winner walkaround is a thing of beauty. Fitted with a comfortable cuddy cabin, she has everything you need for a productive day and comfortable stay on board, including a bunk and toilet. Bring your own drinks and snacks aboard and make the most of your trip.

She’s also a serious sportfishing vessel. You’ll find a full livewell on board, while the captain will prepare the trolling lines from the outriggers too. Using the latest rods and reels, you’ll have the best chance out there of landing plenty of prized fish.

Hit the nearshore bays and reefs to land beauties such as Barracuda, Halibut, Seabass, and Rockfish. Head to the deep waters, and that’s where the serious fishing begins. Push your fishing skills and physical strength to the limit as you battle it out with monster fish. Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, and Yellowtails will be biting, giving you the chance to land a real trophy catch.

Get in touch if you’d like to try spearfishing or want to take the kids snorkeling and Capt. Jonathan will provide all the necessary gear. He can also film you with his GoPro at an extra cost, so why not immortalize your trip?

He’ll even clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip, so there’s nothing left for you to do but grab your fishing license and come aboard. Bring the whole family to experience some of the world’s best fishing with Socal Fishing Charters!



About the Captain

Jonathan Stroh
Dana Point, California, United States
22 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
I've loved fishing locally since I can remember, and spent my childhood going out with my father baiting Swordfish and Marlin at the 14-mile bank, hooking Mako Sharks and watching them leap and display magnificent power and agility while seeing glowing bait schools evading predators lurking beneath. The raw essence and magic of the Pacific Ocean has kept me enamored 'til this day.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin

Boat specs

Winner (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1989. Powered by a 225HP Honda 4-Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
On request

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Equipment
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (100)
Great day to fish
Great day to fish
Great day to fish
+97
Angler Rating
15
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Anthony E.
Placentia, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Sci trip with capt. Jonathan

VERIFIED   San Clemente Island (3 guests MAX) on July 17, 2022
Had a great day out on the water with the family. Jonathan is a cool dude and great captain. He puts the work in to find you...
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Thomas W.
Moreno Valley, CA
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Great day to fish

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip (MAX 3) on November 5, 2022
Lots of fun, and lots of fish. Captain was great
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Noah O.
Oceanside, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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10 hour trip with captain Jonathan

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (MAX 3) on July 3, 2021
An amazing experience! Not only did we catch a bunch of fish, but we also were able to enjoy other aquatic nature like multiple...
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Cameron L.
Santa Ana, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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12 hour trip with family

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip Shark Fishing (MAX 3) on August 16, 2020
Had a great experience. First of all captain johnathan is a super approachable and friendly guy. Makes you very comfortable...
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Tom G.
Lake Forest, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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12 hour trip to San Celemente Island

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip (MAX 3) on October 3, 2020
We had an excellent experience fishing with Jonathan. He is very professional with attention to details. He is fishing from...
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FAQs about Socal Fishing Charters

Socal Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per day per person - Overnight Trip (MAX 2) (2 days)
  • $1,025 per group - 8 Hour Trip (MAX 3) (8 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - 10 Hour Trip Shark Fishing (MAX 3) (10 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - Full Day Trip (MAX 3) (10 hours)
  • $1,450 per group - 12 Hour Trip (MAX 3) (12 hours)
  • $1,550 per group - San Clemente Island (3 guests MAX) (13 hours)

When you book a trip with Socal Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment On request
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment On request
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Socal Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Socal Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Socal Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Socal Fishing Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Seabass (White)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack