LA Sportfishing

17 reviews
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LA Sportfishing is based in the beautiful Marina del Rey, California. Their convenient location gives you great access to LAX, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. Whether you want to just test the local waters or head out to the islands, you have found the right place.

To begin your adventure, step aboard the “Marsea,” a 32’ SeaSport Pacific catamaran. Built with comfort in mind, the beauty is maintained in great condition and performs well in the unpredictable Pacific Ocean. Twin 260 HP Volvo engines will power you to the hottest spots in the area. It can accommodate up to 6 anglers and is rigged with modern navigational electronics and other professional features.

The Marsea features an upper deck with comfortable seating, where you can take in the beauty of the surrounding waters from up high. Imagine spotting schools of fish, whales, and dolphins while sipping your favorite drink? This boat has everything you need for a comfortable day out.

California fishing charters are a great way to have fun with your friends and family. The crew has tailored a variety of packages to choose from. Check the local waters for Rockfish, Calico Bass, Sand Bass, California Yellowtail, Lingcod, Barracuda, Bonito, California Halibut, and even lobster. Or head out to Catalina or Santa Barbara Island to add larger fish to the list.

During your day out, you will fully appreciate the quality gear and tackle which will be provided for you, including top-of-the-line rods from Phenix. A valid California Fishing License is required for all fishing trips.

Explore the wonderful fishing opportunities out of California with LA Sportfishing and make some amazing new memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day – Santa Barbara Island
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,543
    price breakdown
    $2,543
    Explore the waters of Santa Barbara Island on this full day trip, spending 11 hours out on the open water. You'll target Yellowtail, White Seabass, Halibut, Sheephead, Calico Bass, Rockfish, Bonito, Barracuda, and more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Catalina Island
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,437
    price breakdown
    $2,437
    This trip will have you spend the whole day out on the open water. You'll be targeting Yellowtail, White Seabass, Halibut, Sheephead, Calico Bass, Rockfish, Bonito, Barracuda, and more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Local
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,695
    price breakdown
    $1,695
    This package is ideal for those anglers who just need the waters all themselves. On those trips, we can fish the local fishing spots, Malibu or the Palos Verde Peninsula area.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Local
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,377
    price breakdown
    $1,377
    Fish locally for Rockfish, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Bonito, Barracuda, and who knows what else. On 3/4 day trips, we can fish the local fishing spots, Malibu or the Palos Verde Peninsula area.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Lobster Hopping
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 30 - Mar 21
    $1,065
    price breakdown
    $1,065
    When the Lobster season comes, don't miss your opportunity to sort out your weekly dinners! Reserve your trip early before they fill up!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 22 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $953
    price breakdown
    $953
    This trip includes local fishing only. You will be targeting Rockfish, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Bonito, Barracuda, and more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $953
    price breakdown
    $953
    This trip will see you fishing the local waters for Barracuda, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Rockfish, Bonito, and many more.
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About the Captain

John F
Marina Del Rey, California, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
Captain John F began driving boats when he was a teenager back in the 1980s. But John wasn’t always a captain. He worked as an IT Manager in the television and music business in Hollywood and founded an internet startup company. But his lifelong passion and love for fishing and boating prevailed and John decided to start his own charter company. That’s how LA Sportfishing was born. Having over a decade of local knowledge, John enjoys introducing his friends and family to many different techniques and hot spots. His dedication and patience have made him a real threat to the fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Bonito Bonito
California Sheephead California Sheephead
Halibut Halibut

Lingcod Lingcod
Lobster Lobster
Rockfish Rockfish
Seabass (White) Seabass (White)

Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

SeaSport (Catamaran) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 260HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Vermilion, Copper and Bocaccio rockfishes
Half day trip with Captain John
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Isaac Z.
Lake Elsinore, CA
 5.00
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Wonder and soulful fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 1, 2020
We had a great this morning and from the moment you step on to captain john’s boat….he makes you feel at home,...
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David R.
Marina Del Rey, CA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  August 6, 2020
Captain John and Uli were fantastic and made our trip the perfect half day.  I would highly recommend the Marsea!
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Barbara M.
Covina, CA
 4.67
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   September 14, 2019
John had everything we needed. All we had to do was show up and we had a wonderful afternoon of fishing. Rockfish tacos were...
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Lynsie W.
Loveland, CO
 5.00
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Morning half day trip

VERIFIED   June 17, 2019
This trip was exactly what me, my husband and our son expected and more. Lots of fish! Captain John and his crewman Juli, are...
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Kevin H.
Henderson, NV
 5.00
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Fishing with Captain John

VERIFIED   October 20, 2018
This was by far one of the best fishing trips that I have ever been on. Captain John is an extremely knowledgeable and friendly...
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