Aria Sportfishing is located in Los Angeles and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. Shant will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 4 to 12-hour trips, mainly fishing for Yellowtail Amberjack, Halibut, Tuna, Calico Bass, California Sheephead, and Rockfish, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, big game fishing, jigging, kite fishing, and popping.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 27’ Farallon boat that can safely take up to 4 anglers. This boat comes with an ice-box.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Aria Sportfishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Twilight
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $850
    This is a twilight fishing trip targeting Sculpin and Sand Bass. Enjoy the evening with your close friends fishing the local waters at night!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Local (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $950
    This is a 6-hour trip where you and the crew will be running 4-5 nautical miles off the breakwall to fish the local kelp beds. Every angler 16 years or older needs a fishing license. Bring sunscreen and some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Catalina Island
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,675
    This trip departs at 5:00 a.m. and takes place at the island. You'll start fishing by 6:45 a.m. You'll be fishing the front or backside of the island depending on the weather. Anglers older than 16 need a fishing license. Bring sunscreen. drinks, and snacks.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    $2,100
    You and the crew will be targeting pelagic species on this trip. From kelp paddy Dorado and Yellowtail to fishing Tuna foamers. Anglers 16 or older will have to bring their fishing licenses. You'll need snacks, drinks, as well as sunscreen for the trip.
  • Private trip
    16 Hour Trip – Overnight Bluefin
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $3,500
    Head down south to Mexican waters and fish for the ultimate game fish – Bluefin Tuna! This trip is the experience of a lifetime!
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About the Captain

Shant Melkonyan
Los Angeles, California, United States
ID & License verified
4 Customer Reviews
Member since March 2022
Capt. Shant runs inshore, offshore, reef, flat, and wreck fishing trips out of Los Angeles. Join him and have lots of fun on the water chasing many prized species.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
Calico Bass Calico Bass
California Sheephead California Sheephead
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna

Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Farallon (Pilothouse) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 3HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Excellent
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Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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Aroutin M.
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Full day trip

10 Hour Trip – Catalina Island on April 3, 2022
I found Aria sport fishing on instagram, got a group of my friends together to go on fishing trip to Catalina island. Captain...
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Fester K.
Los Angeles, California
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Get Out and Enjoy the Water!

12 Hour Trip – Offshore on April 9, 2022
Where do I begin? Im so happy I went on this trip! Captain Shant and his crew were very friendly and were very helpful when...
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Catalina trip

10 Hour Trip – Catalina Island on March 14, 2022
By far one of the most exciting trips I’ve ever done. Thanks to Captain Shant, he made our trip memorable. We caught all...
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Michell H.
Los Angeles, California
Excellent
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10 Hour Trip – Catalina Island on April 8, 2022
Had an amazing time the crew is amazing at what they do and making us feel welcome and catching fish
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FAQs about Aria Sportfishing

Aria Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $850 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Twilight (5 hours)
  • $950 per group - Half Day Trip – Local (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,675 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Catalina Island (10 hours)
  • $2,100 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore (12 hours)
  • $3,500 per group, additional $200 per person after 2 guests - 16 Hour Trip – Overnight Bluefin (16 hours)

When you book a trip with Aria Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Aria Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Aria Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Aria Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Aria Sportfishing include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Calico Bass
  • California Sheephead
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack