People love Southern California for a lot of reasons, and fishing is one of those! Head out with TD Tradition Charters and explore the waters from San Pedro to Mexico with Captain Tom Durr. He’s got over 50 years of experience and passionate world-class staff who make sure your trip is a lot of fun!

Hop aboard "Judith Ann II," a 32’ Lurhs motor yacht. This luxury sportfishing vessel has a cruising speed of 20 knots and is powered by twin Yanmar Diesel engines. She also has an incredible tower for offshore fishing, a large bait capacity, and is equipped with Furuno Electronics and Navigation Radar. 

When it comes to amenities she’s loaded with everything including a generator, T.V., fridge, freezer microwave, stove-top, coffee maker, and spacious salon for dining. The full restroom makes long trips more comfortable and the staterooms provide sleeping quarters for up to 5 anglers.

These waters are stocked with fish. Opt to stay closer to shore and you’ll hook into Calico Bass, California Sheephead, California Halibut, and Rockfish. If deeper waters are your calling you can expect to find a variety of Tuna, including Yellowfin and Bluefin, as well as Striped Marlin.

You’ll be provided with all the conventional spinning tackle you need for a successful day on the water. If you’d like to fly fish instead, feel free to bring along your gear – just let your captain know ahead of time. The same goes for bowfishing!

Help yourself to chips, candy, and bottled water your captain provides or feel free to bring your own snacks. Most importantly, don’t forget to pick up a valid California fishing license before heading out.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekdays
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,200
    A 6-hour trip starting at 7:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Weekends
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $1,200
    A 6-hour trip on weekends.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Local fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,800
    Come fish some of the best local spots Southern California has to offer from Palos Verdes Peninsula, the Horshoe Kelp and the Huntington Flats.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Catalina Island
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,200
    Everybody knows the waters around Catalina Island are a fish magnet. Spend 12 hours making the most of them and you could get your hands on Yellowtail, White Seabass, Barracuda, Bonito, Halibut, Calico Bass, and an assortment of bottom fish.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:05 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $2,800
    Offshore fishing for Tuna.
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About the Captain

Tom Durr
Los Angeles, California, United States
ID & License verified
18 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since February 2020
Captain Tom Durr started fishing and working on boats when he was just 19 years old. Now, at 76, he's still going just as strong as ever. He doesn't regret a single day he's spent on the waters and knows that being in the fishing business was the perfect choice for him. He loves to take both novice and pros out on the water and is great with youngsters. Let's get out and catch some fish!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Luhrs (Motor yacht) originally built in 1995. Powered by 2 315HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Bring your own gear
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Bottled water
First Mate
Tips appreciated

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 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
Ages 5 and up, life jackets provided
No Alcohol
This is a family business
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (31)
Great time and great company
Full day Catalina
Full day Catalina
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Stan Z.
Los Angeles, CA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Nice trip with Captain Tom and his crews

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekdays on August 1, 2022
The water was more turbulent on the day we went fishing. In the beginning captain Tom let us catch a lot of sea bass where...
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Vince H.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great time and great company

VERIFIED   Full Day Catalina Island on June 19, 2022
We had a great time fishing with Capt Tom and crew Julio.  We limit out on the bass and caught a few other keeper species...
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Arlo U.
San Francisco, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Good crew Relax and Experienced

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Weekends on June 18, 2022
Would recommend Julio and Capt Tom.  They know the waters and provide a relaxed experience and great service.
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Liang Z.
Diamond Bar, CA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Tom

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Weekdays on October 28, 2022
Couldn’t be better!
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Jason D.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Tom

VERIFIED   Full Day Catalina Island on July 16, 2022
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FAQs about TD Tradition Charters

TD Tradition Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekdays (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Weekends (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 3/4 Day Local fishing (9 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - Full Day Catalina Island (12 hours)
  • $2,800 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore (12 hours)

When you book a trip with TD Tradition Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with TD Tradition Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Bottled water )
  • First Mate (Tips appreciated)

TD Tradition Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

TD Tradition Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing (Bring your own gear )
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with TD Tradition Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Bonito
  • Calico Bass
  • California Sheephead
  • Halibut
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Rockfish
  • Sculpin
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack