Ez Sportfishing

6 reviews
In demand!

Ez Sportfishing raises the bar when it comes to fishing trips in SoCal. Make the most of the rich waters of the Pacific with a crew that does everything possible to make sure you have a fun-filled day outl. You’ll have all the help you need, whether you’re landing your first Calico Bass or going after a prized Tuna, so get ready for a thrilling day out!

The name stands for Captain Eric Zellien, a lifelong angler who loves nothing more than getting on the water. He worked on some of SoCal’s biggest sportfishing vessels, learning all the tricks of the trade, before establishing his own charter to show you the riches of the Pacific. He offers a professional service, with the chance of landing the fish of your dreams.

Step aboard the 30’ Parker pilothouse and make yourself at home for the day. Up to 6 guests are welcome aboard. Take advantage of the comfortable cabin that comes fitted with a toilet, or lounge out on the spacious deck, before getting your fish on. Bring some drinks and snacks aboard to keep refreshed and away you go!

The crew will set up the downriggers and outriggers to help you troll the open waters, and you’ll have a range of the latest fishing gear on offer – including two fly rods! With live bait prepared too, you’ll have everything you need for a productive day out.

Beginners can hit the fruitful bays along California’s coast, while the more experienced among you can fight it out with beauties around Catalina Island and up to 70 miles offshore. Where the waters get deep, the fish get big, and you’ll have your hands full as you battle it out with Calico Bass, Sheephead, Halibut, Yellowtails, Seabass, Sharks, and even Bluefin Tuna.

All you need to do to make your fishing dreams come true is grab your California fishing license before coming aboard, you’re good to go. Ez Sportfishing promises an unforgettable trip to SoCal’s rich waters, so what are you waiting for? Come and make the most of it!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,600
    price breakdown
    $2,600
    Bluefin Tuna is one of the ocean's biggest, strongest, and most delicious creature, and you'll have the chance to spend a full day going after this beast. Get your fish on in the deep waters up to 70 miles offshore in the heart of the Pacific as you troll for the bite of these beauties. Get ready for an intense day out as you hit the choppy waters, with these huge creatures making for a thrilling battle as they do whatever they can to get off the end of your line and make you work hard for their meat.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Catalina Island
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,350
    price breakdown
    $1,350
    Spending a full day on the water will give you the best chance of getting your hands on the ocean's biggest fish. 32 miles out around Catalina Island, and even further beyond to the deep waters, you'll have the chance to get your hands on beauties like Seabass, Halibut, Barracuda, Calico Bass, Bonito, and even Tuna. Test a range of different fishing techniques from bottom fishing to trolling, popping, and even kite fishing, as you get the most out of California's Pacific waters.
  • Private trip
    Lobster Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 29 - Mar 3 (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,295
    price breakdown
    $1,295
    LOBSTER!!! Everyone’s favorite seafood. When it comes to catching lobster look no further. The limit is 7 per person and this trip allows up to 4 passengers and we include all the gear. You bring a fishing license and lobster report card we have the rest.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Catalina Island
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    This pristine island out in the heart of the Pacific is home to some of California's biggest fish. Spend 8 hours, heading 32 miles out to the island as you get your fish on against some exciting and delicious creatures against a stunning backdrop. Yellowtail, Halibut, Barracuda, Seabass, Bonito, and Calico Bass are just some of the beauties you'll be going after, so get ready for a thrilling, productive day out, testing your fishing skills and filling the boat.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    If you're looking to learn about fishing, or just fancy a productive morning on the water, this 5-hour trip has you covered. Get out and follow California's coastline from Huntington Beach all around and go after some exciting and delicious fish. Test out a range of fishing techniques to lure the bite of Calico Bass, Seabass, Sheephead, Sharks, and many more prized creatures, as you put your skills to the test to fill the boat for lunch and beyond.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (Lunchtime)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Explore the rich waters of California's coastline as you spend half the day fishing for some prized, delicious fish. Bring the whole family aboard to learn all about fishing, or come and test your skills to fill the boat with plenty of creatures. Try bottom fishing, trolling, use popping corks, or even try to land a fish on the fly, as you target anything from a Seabass to a Shark, Sheephead to Calico Bass, and many more, on what promises to be a productive day out.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    Whether you're looking to get that fix of fishing or want to see what all the fuss is about, a 3-hour trip will sort you out. Hit the bays just out of Huntington Bay and try a range of fishing techniques to land beauties such as Seabass, Bass, Sheephead, and even Sharks. Getting out first thing in the morning will see you hit the waters at their most productive, so come and get your fish on.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (Late AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    Start the day in style with a trip to sea, as you get out on the rich bays Southern California has to offer. Over the course of 3 hours, you'll get to try out a range of fishing techniques to fill the boat with delicious fish. Whether you're a beginner wanting to learn, or an experienced pro looking for that fix of fishing, this trip is the ideal opportunity for you to get on the water and to land something tasty for lunch.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (Lunchtime)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    If you're tied up in the morning, there's no need to worry. The waters aren't going anywhere, but you are. Come aboard at lunchtime and break up the day with a 3-hour trip to sea. Explore the rich bays out of Huntington Beach and test a range of fishing skills as you learn the ropes of fishing, or head out to get your fill of fishing for the day, as you go up against beauties like Sheephead, Calico Bass, Seabass, and even Sharks.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    Get out on the water for 3 hours and get your fix of fishing. Test the waters and see where you're at, or fill the boat with some delicious creatures to take back for dinner. You'll spend your afternoon trying out different techniques, trying to catch the attention of Seabass, Calico Bass, Sheephead, and many other tasty fish, as well as having the chance to test your strength against Sharks, so get ready for a productive day.
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About the Captain

Eric Zelien
Huntington Beach, California, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since July 2019
Don’t let his age fool you, Capt. Eric is a master at what he does. Spending the majority of his life in the fishing and boating world he has the needed skill to put you on the experience of a lifetime. Eric has worked on many of the top Sportfishing boats and for the best captains learning all the tricks and the best spots. Captain Eric holds a United States Coast Guard 100 Ton Master license with multiple endorsements as well as CPR and FIRST AID certificates to ensure your safety

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Bonito Bonito
Calico Bass Calico Bass
California Sheephead California Sheephead

Halibut Halibut
Lobster Lobster
Seabass (White) Seabass (White)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)

Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Parker (Pilothouse) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 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
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.40
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Full Day Catalina
Angler Rating
4
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1
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
75%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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William N.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  August 8, 2020
The charter operator canceled on trip date. This is an automated posting
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Aaron C.
Los Angeles, CA
 5.00
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Full Day Catalina

VERIFIED   June 27, 2020
Had a great time with Captain Eric and Kyle.  Got us to the fish quick with bites on early.  Spent the day in several...
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Los Angeles, CA
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Catalina 8 hr+

VERIFIED   November 11, 2019
Had a great trip with EZ Sportfishing!  Everything went as well as could be expected and not just the weather in the fish. ...
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Rein D.
Springtown, TX
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Half Day with Cpt Eric

VERIFIED   August 23, 2019
We had a great time this morning! Even though we didn’t hook a big fish early, we hooked a ton of fish overall. We will definitely...
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Blerim G.
Santa Ana, CA
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Really cool experience

VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
Eric can talk to the fish :)
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