Fin Reapers Sportfishing

Quivira Road
San Diego CA, United States

Fish the deep seas and nearshore areas along the Californian coast aboard Capt. John’s 35ft Luhrs. The boat is fully equipped for a sustained period out at sea and boasts a full, functional galley with a regular bathroom that feels like you’re in an apartment, complete with fresh water. Capt. John’s charter customers are always impressed with the boat’s use of space: she has a disproportionately large back deck that is perfect for a sustained period of fishing.  A range of navigational tools are available on board to help get you to fish, and a variety of multimedia appliances will keep you entertained as you wait for the fish to bite.

Capt. John employs a wide range of fishing techniques and always looks to offer an innovative charter trip. On your trip you will be provided with Penn rods and heavy saltwater reels, as well as live bait. When jigging, Capt. John finds ‘Yoyo’ and ‘Tady’ iron lures the most effective, and the use of these is included in the price (they are chargeable if lost). Alongside using the standard deep sea fishing techniques, John is also a spearfisherman and is willing to offer spearfishing adventures depending on your experience.

Capt. John and first mate Mike offer a personable, full service to all their visitors. John has been fishing since he was a young boy and now competes regularly in some of the world’s biggest fishing tournaments such as the famous Bisbee’s ‘Black and Blue’ Marlin tournament and Los Cabo’s Tuna Jackpot. Mike has 35 years’ experience fishing commercially and on charters, as well as being a pro scuba diver. The team pride themselves on ‘spoiling’ their customers, so join them on a charter to experience their service and pick up some new skills.

Fish the deep seas and nearshore areas along the Californian coast aboard Capt. John’s 35ft Luhrs. The boat is fully equipped for a sustained period out at sea and boasts a full, functional galley with a regular bathroom that feels like you’re in

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Boat Specs

Lurhs (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1980, and restored in 1989. Powered by 2 700HP 454 Crusaders engines.

35 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Kite Fishing
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Marlin (Blue)

Shark (Mako)
Shark (Thresher)

Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Albacore)

Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Yellowtail Amberjack
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

30% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

John Rost
San Diego, California, United States
Member since November 2015
JR has been fishing blue water for over 20 years. His father taught him to fish when he was very young and he has never looked back. He fishes the coast between LA and San Diego all year round and has competed in the famous Bisbee’s Black and Blue, Los Cabo’s Tuna Jackpot and more.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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I found Fin Reapers and they came highly recommended from a few of my good sports fishing friends. I haven’t been sports fishing to many times and the staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.

We left from Mission Bay in San Diego and Chartered to just off the Coronado Islands in Mexico. I made a few big catches, it really seems that they really knew where to go to the best spots for fishing.

We definitely where not disappointed and have already planned our 2nd trip with a few friends.

Fished December 24, 2016
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We booked a full day trip for our family. We caught our tuna limit!  Wow!  All 6 of us caught fish which made for a very happy mood.

The Captain JR and his deckhand Joel completely exceeded our expectations. Couldn’t imagine anyone else providing us with a more enjoyable experience.

Thank you Captain JR for all the hard work and effort you put into making sure we had plenty of fishes to brag to everyone at home about.

Fished July 10, 2016
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