Western Pride – Off-season

Book Western Pride for your next trip and enjoy one of the top open-party sportfishing boats in Newport Beach! Captain Mike Harkins and his crew promise you a memorable time on California’s beautiful waters. 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 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!

Your adventure will take place on a 75’ Ditmar Donaldson offshore sport fishing boat. This big and powerful vessel can comfortably take as many as 70 guests, ensuring lots of fishing and relaxing space for everyone. The boat is powered by twin 400 HP John Deere engines and is equipped with GPS and radio electronics for quick and safe movement across the water. The boat also features a toilet, air-conditioning, as well as other amenities to make the trip even better.

Common catches in these local waters include Calico Bass, Rockfish, Halibut, Sheephead, Barracuda, California Yellowtail, and more, depending on the season. The techniques you can use to attract your prey include bottom fishing, big game fishing, trolling, spinning, and jigging on light and heavy tackle. You can keep the fish you catch, and the crew can even fillet your fish for a nominal cost.

The charter rate includes unlimited bait but the rest of the fishing equipment is up to you to bring. Western Pride offers rod rental for $18 per person and tackle set-up for $18–$20 per person). The crew also offers Gunny sacks ($2 each), and a CA fishing license ($17.54). All this amounts to around $55 per person on top of the charter rate.

Western Pride is eagerly waiting for you.

Hop aboard and have a wonderful time on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    1/2 Day Trip AM weekdays
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $130
    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. The gratuity for the crew is 20% of the trip price.
  • Shared trip
    1/2 Day Trip December 2023
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Dec 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $130
    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. A fuel surcharge is $200 and there is a 20% gratuity for the crew (captain and 2 crew members).
  • Shared trip
    1/2 Day Trip PM weekdays
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $130
    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. The gratuity for the crew is 20% of the trip price.
  • Shared trip
    1/2 Day– Friday December 2023
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Dec 31 (Fri)
    US $150
    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. There will be a $200 fuel surcharge and the gratuity fee is 20% of the trip price.
  • Shared trip
    AM Half Day Trip – Weekends
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 14 (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. The gratuity for the crew is 20% of the trip price.
  • Shared trip
    PM Half Day Trip – Weekends
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 14 (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. The gratuity for the crew is 20% of the trip price.
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
4.3 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Experience
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4.2 / 5
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Bob W.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Thank you

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Trip AM weekdays on February 21, 2024
Good to great trip, caught fish albeit a few species.  No large to bigger fish but that why its called fishing instead of...
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Elizabeth M.
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Had a great time

VERIFIED   PM Half Day Trip – Weekends on February 10, 2024
Everyone very helpful and knowledgeable
Elizabeth M. recommends Western Pride – Off-season
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Joey N.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
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VERIFIED   1/2 Day Trip PM weekdays on April 9, 2024
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Bob W.
Very good
3.7 / 5
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Good
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   AM Half Day Trip – Weekends on February 25, 2024
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Cathy C.
North Hollywood, California
Very good
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   PM Half Day Trip – Weekends on April 8, 2023
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FAQs about Western Pride – Off-season

Western Pride – Off-season offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $65 per person - 1/2 Day Trip AM weekdays (6 hours)
  • US $65 per person - 1/2 Day Trip December 2023 (6 hours)
  • US $65 per person - 1/2 Day Trip PM weekdays (6 hours)
  • US $75 per person - 1/2 Day– Friday December 2023 (6 hours)
  • US $85 per person - AM Half Day Trip – Weekends (6 hours)
  • US $85 per person - PM Half Day Trip – Weekends (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Western Pride – Off-season, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen Galley use only
  • Refrigerator Crew use only

Trips booked with Western Pride – Off-season include:
  • Live Bait
  • First Mate

Western Pride – Off-season offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Western Pride – Off-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 – Off-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
Air Conditioning
GPS
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Galley use only
Refrigerator
Crew use only

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
Filleting service is $1-$5 depending on fish size
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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