There’s a fish with your name on it offshore of Huntington Beach and Wahooson Charters will help you catch it! Your guide for the day is Captain Pat, bringing aboard years of professional experience.

We will be targeting Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Swordfish, White Seabass, Halibut, Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Pacific Barracuda, Dorado, and more depending on conditions. During the trip, you might be light tackle fishing, popping, trolling, or drifting with live bait. Capt. Pat also offers kite fishing. For the more adventurous among you, there’s spearfishing (bring your own gear).

If you’re traveling with the family, you will be glad to know that kids are welcome aboard!  Children must wear life vests and as the charter doesn’t carry children’s life vests, please bring your own. Also, remember to bring snacks and drinks so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty stomach!

You’ll be fishing from a 37’ Freeman Catamaran that can carry up to 6 passengers. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. You will be traveling anywhere from 25 miles to 100 miles offshore to the fishing grounds. Depending on conditions you will travel at 40-50 kts!

You’ll find top-of-the-line Shimano reels on board. Live bait is an option, where you may stop at the bait barge to pick some up.

A First Mate/Deckhand will be there to make sure everything is running smoothly. A 10–20% tip is customary to show your appreciation for their hard work.

Fishing licenses are required for everyone. It’s always wise to bring bottled water, sunscreen and sunglasses. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, just avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Now’s the time to experience fishing in Huntington Beach for yourself, with Wahooson Charters!



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  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Cod Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 30
    US $3,750
    Time to load up the freezer! We'll target many varieties of Rock Cod sending you home with plenty of meat for fish tacos, fried fish and however else you'd like to prepare your Cod!
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $4,500
    Fishing in the southern California bight. Depending on conditions we may be 100 miles west at Tanner Bank, or 75 miles south at "The Corner" or somewhere in between. Typically early in the year is more south, and late summer and fall will be fishing near San Clemente island and beyond. All trips depart from Huntington Beach.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Kite Fishing
    Spearfishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Seabass (White)
    White Seabass
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Tim M.
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Half day on Wahooson

12 Hour Trip – Offshore on August 24, 2023
Booked a half day on the Wahooson with Pat Wade as captain. Was told to show up a little early as the fish were far and we...
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Downey, CA
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Best full day trip with Captain Pat!!!

12 Hour Trip – Offshore on September 4, 2023
This is by far the best BFT trip I have ever been on! Captain Pat knows all the ins and outs of fishing these monster bluefin....
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Peter V.
Yorba Linda, California
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Full day bluefin trip

12 Hour Trip – Offshore on October 13, 2023
Booked a trip with captain Pat on the wahooson last October to take some of the company guys out. Could not have went any better,...
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Joey M.
Placentia, California
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Full day charter with Capt. Pat

12 Hour Trip – Offshore on September 30, 2023
Great experience with Capt. Pat on our full day trip targeting bluefin. Pat was able to locate many schools of tuna and set...
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Mike B.
Midlothian, Virginia
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Trip of a lifetime

12 Hour Trip – Offshore on September 4, 2023
There is no better way to hunt down tuna then in a rig that cruises to the grounds at 50 knots!  Great captain, flawless boat...
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FAQs about Wahooson Charters

Wahooson Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $3,750 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Cod Fishing (10 hours)
  • US $4,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Wahooson Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet We have a portable toilet that is used inside the console for privacy.
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Wahooson Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Live bait is included as part of your charter. We’ll stop at the bait barge once we get outside the harbor and have plenty of live bait for the entire day. The boat has 3 different 70 gallon live wells where we can keep our bait fresh and healthy!)
  • Lures
  • First Mate (We have one of 2 first mates that fish with us, Tom and Tim. Both are very experienced fishermen who have been fishing their entire lives. They’re customer focused to make sure you have an excellent experience while fishing with us!)

Wahooson Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (This all depends on where the fish are. It could be as close as 20 miles or as far as 100 miles. Regardless we don’t add any fuel surcharges. We want to catch fish just as bad as you so we’re going to where we have the best chance to catch fish!)

Wahooson Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Wahooson Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Calico Bass
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Seabass (White)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack

Meet the Captain

Pat Wade
Huntington Beach, California, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
7 Customer reviews
Member since February 2024
I've been fishing since I was 4 years old and lived on an island in Puget Sound (near Seattle, WA). Throughout my life, I've fished around the world, primarily for big game (Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish, and Tuna). Although I love catching big fish, being out on the water is my passion.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
Calico Bass Calico Bass
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut

Boat specs

Freeman (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by 4 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
37 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
This all depends on where the fish are. It could be as close as 20 miles or as far as 100 miles. Regardless we don’t add any fuel surcharges. We want to catch fish just as bad as you so we’re going to where we have the best chance to catch fish!

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
We have a portable toilet that is used inside the console for privacy.
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Live bait is included as part of your charter. We’ll stop at the bait barge once we get outside the harbor and have plenty of live bait for the entire day. The boat has 3 different 70 gallon live wells where we can keep our bait fresh and healthy!
Lures
First Mate
We have one of 2 first mates that fish with us, Tom and Tim. Both are very experienced fishermen who have been fishing their entire lives. They’re customer focused to make sure you have an excellent experience while fishing with us!

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Huntington Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Children must have their own life preservers.
You Keep Catch
We also have processing available for add'l $$
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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