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Old Spool Fishing Charters operates out of Newport Beach, offering a range of trips targeting every major species and habitat around. Fish the local kelp beds and reefs for Calico Bass, hit the Catalina and San Clemente Islands for huge Yellowtail and Tuna, or head 70+ miles offshore in search of huge bluewater battles. Captain Matt covers all this and more aboard a clean, modern boat full of great equipment.
The beauty in question is a 25’ Parker boat, powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine up to an impressive 30 knots. The vessel was originally built in 2001, but was restored in 2019 and is now ready to battle the best of them offshore. She is equipped with cutting-edge Furuno electronics to get you on the fish and has outriggers to give you the best chance of landing them once you’re in place.
You have a wide range of techniques you can enjoy on your day, from bottom fishing and drift fishing to trolling and even spearfishing. For every style of angling, you will be provided with quality equipment and expert assistance to make sure you bring in some real prize fish. There is also a choice of fresh live bait and lifelike lures to make sure nothing can resist your hooks.
Captain Matt has been fishing the waters around Southern California for years and knows all the best spots for every species. He loves working with anglers of any age and will tailor his trips to your needs and experience level.
So whether you’re a complete beginner fishing for Bass with the kids or a seasoned pro heading 75 miles out in search of monster Bluefin, you can rely on Captain Matt to get you on that fish of a lifetime!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Parker (Pilothouse) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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.
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.
Newport Beach Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Old Spool Fishing Charters
- $535 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Local Lobster Trip (4 hours)
- $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
- $835 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore (5 hours)
- $1,375 per group - Full Day – Catalina Island (10 hours)
- $1,600 per group - 12 Hour Trip – San Clemente Island (12 hours)
- $1,650 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore (12 hours)
- Toilet (Porta-Potty)
- Live Bait Well (I ALWAYS go out with two scoops of live bait)
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Drinks (Water)
- Nearshore Fishing
- Offshore Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Drift Fishing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Barracuda (Pacific)
- California Sheephead
- Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
- Marlin (Blue)
- Tuna (Bluefin)
- Tuna (Skipjack)
- Tuna (Yellowfin)
- Yellowtail Amberjack