If you’re ready to try fishing in Huntington Beach, we’ve got you covered with Sea Esta Sportfishing.

Pacific Barracuda, Bonito, Calico Bass, California Sheephead, Mahi Mahi, Lingcod, White Seabass, Mako Shark, Thresher Shark, Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Yellowtail Amberjack, and more could be biting, depending on conditions.

On the day of your trip, you’re likely to troll and bottom fish using light or heavy tackle. Capt. Matt can also show you kite fishing. For the more adventurous among you, there’s bowfishing.

Feel free to bring home some of the fish you catch, so long as regulations allow it. Plus, you can have your catch cleaned. Talk about bang for your buck!

Young ones are welcome, so go ahead and bring the whole family along! Children must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board. Snacks are also a good idea so that nobody gets cranky on an empty stomach!

You’ll be dropping lines from a 44’ Pacifica flybridge vessel with space for 6 passengers. It comes with outriggers, downriggers, and everything else you need for a productive day on the water. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. You’ll find rods, reels, and tackle waiting for you. Live bait is included, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself.

Trips are run with the help of a First Mate, who’s there to help you fish and keep everyone safe on board. Mates often work for tips and it’s customary to offer them a 10%–20% gratuity.

Before coming aboard, you may need to buy a local fishing license for everyone in your group. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species might be protected or require a tag to keep them, so make sure you know what to expect.

It’s always wise to bring sunblock (non-spray), a hat, bottled water, and sunglasses. If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. 

Now, time to hit the water with Sea Esta Sportfishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Local
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,000
    This trip fished the local shelf for a variety of bottom fish and pelagics depending on seasonal availability.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Pacific)
    Pacific Barracuda
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    Seabass (White)
    White Seabass
    Bonito
    Bonito
    California Sheephead
    California Sheephead
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Local
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $1,250
    This trip fished the local shelf for a variety of bottom fish and pelagics depending on seasonal availability.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Pacific)
    Pacific Barracuda
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    Seabass (White)
    White Seabass
    Bonito
    Bonito
    California Sheephead
    California Sheephead
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
  • Private trip
    Local Offshore Full Day
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 15
    US $3,500
    Fish the local offshore banks for Tuna, Yellowtail and Dorado. The trip usually consists of a combination of trolling, lure and live bait fishing for our larger offshore game fish.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
  • Private trip
    Offshore Overnight
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:30 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 15
    US $4,200
    Travel the evening to be on the fishing grounds to make the most of your fishing day and prime bite times. This trip usually combines trolling, bait and lure fishing to target Tuna, Dorado, Yellowtail and Marlin. Departure time is 8:30pm and return the following day at 5:30pm
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
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FAQs about Sea Esta Sportfishing

Sea Esta Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,000 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Local (5 hours)
  • US $1,250 per group - 7 Hour Trip – Local (7 hours)
  • US $3,500 per group - Local Offshore Full Day (12 hours)
  • US $4,200 per day per group - Offshore Overnight (2 days)

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

Trips booked with Sea Esta Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Sea Esta Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Sea Esta Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sea Esta Sportfishing include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Bonito
  • Calico Bass
  • California Sheephead
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Lingcod
  • Seabass (White)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack

Meet the Captain

Matt Potter
Huntington Beach, California, United States
ID & license verified
6 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2023
Capt. Matt runs trips out of Huntington Beach aboard a 44’ Pacifica. These waters are known for Calico Bass, California Sheephead, and Mahi Mahi and he will show you how to catch them, whether you're trolling or bottom fishing. With years of experience, he has a trick or two up his sleeve, and the only way to learn is to join him out on the water!
Our Team
Brian B.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Pacifica (Sportfishing) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 600HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
44 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer

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