Western Pride – Summer Season

Book Western Pride for your next trip and enjoy having one of the top open-party sportfishing boats in Newport Beach! Captain Mike Harkins and his crew offer you a memorable time on California’s beautiful waters full of many exciting species you can catch. This crew ranks high in the angling world thanks to the utmost dedication to its customers and all-inclusive service geared toward their needs. Capt. Mike Harkins and his team will do everything to make your stay on the water full of fun and excitement, so join them aboard and have a fishing trip of a lifetime!

You’ll be fishing from a 75’ Ditmar Donaldson offshore sport fishing boat. A boat of this size ensures plenty of space for fishing and relaxing for as many as 70 guests. It runs on twin 400 HP John Deere engines and is rigged with modern GPS and radio navigation electronics. The boat also comes with a toilet, air-conditioning, and other amenities that will add to your experience.

You and the crew will usually be fishing for Calico Bass, Rockfish, Halibut, Sheephead, Barracuda, California Yellowtail, and more, depending on the season. The techniques you can expect to use in order to catch fish are bottom fishing, big game fishing, trolling, spinning, and jigging on light and heavy tackle. You can keep the fish you catch and the crew will even fillet it for you at a cost.

Your trip will include unlimited bait. The crew doesn’t include fishing gear in the price but you can rent it at the following rates: rods for $22 per person and tackle set-up for $18–$20 per person. The crew also offers gunny sacks ($2 each), and CA fishing licenses ($20.26). All this amounts to around $60 per person on top of the trip price.

Keep in mind that no coolers of any kind are allowed on board and neither is glass nor any alcohol. Aboard the vessel, you can only pay in cash but the company’s office accepts credit, debit cards, and cash.

Hit the water with Western Pride and create memories that will stay with you forever!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    1/2 Day (mon-Thurs) AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $150
    Check-in is 1 hour prior to departure. The price for this 6-hour fishing trip includes bait, and fishing equipment is available for rental. At an additional cost, you can also get fishing licenses, gunny sacks, and fish cleaning.
  • Shared trip
    1/2 Day (Mon-Thurs) PM
    In demand! Last booked: 20 hours ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $150
    Check-in is 1 hour prior to departure. The price for this 6-hour fishing trip includes bait, and fishing equipment is available for rental. At an additional cost, you can also get fishing licenses, gunny sacks, and fish cleaning.
  • Shared trip
    1/2 Day Trip – Friday AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 30 (Fri)
    US $170
    Check-in is 1 hour prior to the departure time. The price covers live bait but the crew rents fishing equipment at an additional cost, and also offers fishing licenses, catch cleaning, and gunny sacks.
  • Shared trip
    1/2 Day Trip – Friday PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 30 (Fri)
    US $170
    Check-in is 1 hour prior to the departure time. The price covers live bait but the crew rents fishing equipment at an additional cost, and also offers fishing licenses, catch cleaning, and gunny sacks.
  • Shared trip
    1/2 Day Trip – Weekends (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 30 (Sat, Sun)
    US $170
    Check-in is 1 hour before you depart from the dock. The trip price includes live bait. At an additional cost, you can rent fishing gear, buy fishing licenses, have your catch cleaned, and also get gunny sacks.
  • Shared trip
    1/2 Day Trip – Weekends (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 30 (Sat, Sun)
    US $170
    Check-in is 1 hour before you depart from the dock. The trip price includes live bait. At an additional cost, you can rent fishing gear, buy fishing licenses, have your catch cleaned, and also get gunny sacks.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Min J.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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First time going out. 6 hour trip.

VERIFIED   NEW  1/2 Day Trip – Weekends (PM) on July 6, 2024
It was family and friends (3 adults and 5 kids) trip over 4th of July weekend.  About 1.5 hours out and back with about 2-2.5...
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Chris B.
Excellent
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Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great trip

VERIFIED   NEW  1/2 Day (mon-Thurs) AM on July 8, 2024
Your on the fish quickly was a great day had a fantastic time. Crew on top of taking care of your needs from poles to bait...
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Brian E.
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Experience

VERIFIED   NEW  1/2 Day Trip – Weekends (PM) on June 29, 2024
Everything from the booking to landing fish was a great experience. I do not have anything negative to say about any stages...
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Tim B.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Fun fishing day

VERIFIED   NEW  1/2 Day (mon-Thurs) AM on July 8, 2024
Crew took care of needs and we were on the fish. Great time was had by all my party.
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Tommy C.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Excellent
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Great Family Time

VERIFIED   1/2 Day (mon-Thurs) AM on June 10, 2024
Everything was amazing. Went fishing with my dad and 8 yo son. Crew was great! The food was good.  The breakfast burrito with...
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FAQs about Western Pride – Summer Season

Western Pride – Summer Season offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $75 per person - 1/2 Day (mon-Thurs) AM (6 hours)
  • US $75 per person - 1/2 Day (Mon-Thurs) PM (5 hours)
  • US $85 per person - 1/2 Day Trip – Friday AM (6 hours)
  • US $85 per person - 1/2 Day Trip – Friday PM (6 hours)
  • US $85 per person - 1/2 Day Trip – Weekends (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $85 per person - 1/2 Day Trip – Weekends (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Western Pride – Summer Season, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen Galley use only
  • Refrigerator Crew use only
  • Radar

Trips booked with Western Pride – Summer Season include:
  • Live Bait
  • First Mate

Western Pride – Summer Season offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Western Pride – Summer Season offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Western Pride – Summer Season include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Bonito
  • Calico Bass
  • California Sheephead
  • Halibut
  • Rockfish
  • Sculpin

Meet the Charter Operator

Davey's Locker
Newport Beach, California, United States
28 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2022
Davey's Locker offers action-packed fishing trips out of Newport Beach, just 40 minutes away from downtown LA. Their fleet features a range of vessels that will put you on Southern California's top sport fish, whether you're coming aboard for a few hours or days at a time. If you're in the market for this area's most popular sportfishing experience, look no further!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Ditmar Donaldson (Sportfishing) originally built in 1968. Powered by 2 400HP John Deere engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
75 ft
Capacity
70 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Galley use only
Refrigerator
Crew use only
Radar

Trip includes

Live Bait
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

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

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Fillet service is $1-$5 depending on size of fish
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.

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