Bowline Sportfishing is located in Long Beach and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters. Come out and enjoy a wonderful day of fishing in Southern California with Capt. Justin Bottrell. He offers multiple different types of fishing trips to best suit your needs.

Capt. Justin will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 6 to 12-hour trips, mainly fishing for Yellowtail Amberjack, Tuna, Seabass, Calico Bass, Halibut, 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, drift fishing, jigging, kite fishing, popping, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a beautiful 45’ Sportfisher boat that can safely take up to 6 anglers. The vessel has a full bathroom, updated electronics, fishing rod holders, a large bait tank, and much more.

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. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip. Included in your trip are water and snacks. You are more than welcome to bring your own food and drinks and alcohol if you’d like.

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



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Lobster
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 8 - Mar 15 (Mon, Sat, Sun)
    $850
    Have a fun-packed time chasing Lobster together with Captain Justin. YOu will start your trip at 5:00 p.m. and spend 8 hours chasing Lobster in the local Long Beach waters. The price covers all the fishing gear you'll need, as well as catch cleaning, snacks, and water.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Local Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Sat, Sun)
    $1,000
    Enjoy 6 hours of fishing in the local waters. You and Captain Justin will fish for Bass, Barracuda, Rockfish, and more. You will depart at 6:00 a.m. The trip price will cover all the rods, reels, terminal tackle, catch cleaning, water, and snacks.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Lobster
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 8 - Mar 15 (Mon, Sat, Sun)
    $1,400
    Have a fun-packed time chasing Lobster together with Captain Justin. You will start your trip at 5:00 p.m. and travel to Catalina Island to chase Lobster. The trip price includes all the fishing gear, catch cleaning, water, and snacks.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1 (Mon, Sat, Sun)
    $1,400
    You and Captain Justing will target Mako and Thresher Shark. This trip is mainly offered in the spring and summer months. Message the captain to see what's biting. The trip will begin at 6:00 a.m. and include all the equipment, fish cleaning, snacks, and water.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Catalina Island
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Sat, Sun)
    $1,800
    Take a trip to the beautiful Catalina Island. This island offers great fishing opportunities for chasing Yellowtail, Bonito, Barracuda, Bass, Rockfish, and many other fine species. You and the captain will depart at 6:00 a.m. and return at 4:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Island Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Sat, Sun)
    $2,000
    A full day of fishing to either San Clemente Island, Catalina Island, or Santa Barbara Island. You and Captain Justin will fish for Yellowtail, Bass, Bonito, Barracuda, Rockfish, Halibut, and more. The trip starts at 5:00 a.m. and lasts for 12 hours.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Tuna Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Sat, Sun)
    $2,900
    Come offshore with Bowline Fishing and Captain Justin. You will target Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Yellowtail, and possibly even Marlin. You will start the trip as early as 6:00 a.m. and spend the day offshore. Departure times can change on this charter depending on when the fish bite.
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About the Captain

Justin Bottrell
Los Angeles, California, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
10 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2022
Captain Justin has been fishing the waters in Southern California for over 2 decades. Join him aboard and have a memorable experience fishing this beautiful area!

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Calico Bass Calico Bass
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Sportfisher (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 450HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 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
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Tuna species not included
Drinks
Water included
First Mate

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Experience
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Andrew D.
Carlsbad, CA
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Full day trip offshore

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Island Trip on July 30, 2022
Best experience I’ve had out of over 20 fishing charters in my life. We were able to bring up several blue fin tuna and one...
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Robert A.
Chandler, AZ
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Local Fishing on July 25, 2022
this family trip was awesome!!! capt. Justin and deckhand Jeremy really made this a great experience for me, my wife, and our...
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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Half day

6 Hour Trip – Local Fishing on June 11, 2022
Justin was awesome. Boat is clean, and he had everything we needed for a great day with the family. Extremely helpful and...
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Robert M.
Diamond Bar, CA
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Great Day

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Local Fishing on June 25, 2022
We booked this trip for my birthday and had the best fishing trip I have ever had. There was 6 of us and caught a lot of fish...
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Sarah L.
San Bernardino, California
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Best Fishing Ever!

May 12, 2022
This Charter is the best option around. Great fishing, outstanding Boat, great Captain and Crew. The best part, very Kid friendly....
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FAQs about Bowline Sportfishing

Bowline Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $850 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Lobster (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Local Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Lobster (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Shark (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Catalina Island (10 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Island Trip (12 hours)
  • $2,900 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Tuna Offshore (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Bowline Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Bowline Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Tuna species not included)
  • Drinks (Water included)
  • First Mate

Bowline Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Bowline Sportfishing 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 Bowline Sportfishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Calico Bass
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Rockfish
  • Seabass (White)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack