Socal Fishing Charters

Spending a day on the boat with Socal Fishing Charters is one of the best ways to explore southern California. Based in Dana Point and San Diego, from now on you can find Captain Jonathan Stroh in Oceanside as well. As always, the season never stops and you can start your trip any time of year.

Your Californian adventure starts when you board a 25’ custom Winner boat. This walkaround has a comfortable cabin, a private toilet, and even a bed to rest in case fishing exhausts you. She may be a comfy thing of beauty, but she’s also a mean fishing machine. There’s a flybridge, navigational electronics, a live bait tank, and trolling equipment.

The list of your possible catch seems endless but we’ll try to mention the most important fish. Nearshore reefs hold lots of Halibut, Seabass, Barracuda, and Rockfish. If you’re aiming for a bigger challenge, go further off the coast for Marlin, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Yellowtail Amberjack, and more. You can keep most of the catch and the crew will clean it for you free of charge.

When it comes to fishing equipment – they’ve got you fully covered. The crew prepares rods, reels, live bait, and lures. If you discuss it in advance, they can even prepare spearfishing and snorkeling equipment. If you want to make your trip look even more epic (and have something to brag with), the crew can film everything with a GoPro camera for an extra charge.

All you need to do is purchase your fishing license. There’s hardly a more exciting way to spend your day in California, but if you can think of anything – Socal Fishing Charters will do their best to make it happen! Join them for your next trip!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour – Dawn Till Dusk
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Spend 12 hours targeting some of the most prized fish in the Pacific! You can go up to 50 miles offshore and battle it out with pelagic beasts like Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, and Shark. You'll mostly troll for these fish, and you'll have the chance to fish some of the nearby islands and catching something smaller.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    Choose whether you prefer to fish inshore or offshore on this 10-hour adventure. You can visit the shallow-water reefs, wrecks, and rock piles for species such as Halibut, Yellowtail, and White Seabass or aim for the elusive migratory pelagics such as Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, Skipjack, huge Bonito, Marlin, and Mako Shark. Offshore trips are dependent on water temp.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    This exciting 8-hour trip will take you offshore, where you'll target some prized fish. Troll or deep sea for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, even Swordfish. This is exciting for anglers of all skill levels and you never know what's going to happen next. Your fishing equipment is fully covered and you only need to bring your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    You get to decide whether you want to stay inshore or move to offshore spots. Depending on what you want to catch, you can go trolling or bottom fishing. Some of the most common catches in the area are Halibut, Rockfish, Seabass, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Tuna, and more.
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About the Captain

Jonathan Stroh
Oceanside, California, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
9 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 hours
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) Barracuda (Pacific)
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)

Rockfish Rockfish
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Winner (Walkaround) originally built in 1989. Powered by a 225HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

25 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
Bank Transfer

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