Captain
Mark Austin

Member since March 2015

Dana Point, United States

Background
Love getting family, friends, and clients into wide open bites!
Techniques
Love all types of fishing!

Hey, I'm Captain Mark Austin

Dana Point, United States
Background
Love getting family, friends, and clients into wide open bites!
Techniques
Love all types of fishing!
Angler's Choice
Verified

My Charter Listings

Dana Point
trips from
US$ 475

Fishing Reports

Catalina Calico Bass 01/18/17

January 18, 2017

Fun times fishing with Matthew and Kathrine from Alberta Canada. Great people with great attitudes bring out the biting fish! Fun bites on Calico bass today in sheet glass conditions! Read Full Report →


Tuna and Dorado still biting out of Dana

September 04, 2015

Yellowfin tuna, skipjack tuna, amd dorado are stil around and biting wide open at times out of Dana Point!! Half day and full offshore are getting the bites. Read Full Report →


Dana Point TUNA!!!!

July 23, 2015

All day and half day offshore trips out of Dana Point are producing Bluefin tuna and yellowfin tuna!! Read Full Report →


Offshore out of Dana Point

July 16, 2015

Fantastic fishing for yellowtail, dorado, bluefin tuna and yellowfin tuna just miles out of Dana Point!! Read Full Report →


Dana Point Half Day Offshore June 2015

June 29, 2015

Yellowtail on kelp pattys. Also boiling and jumping bluefin tuna! Paul got his personal best yellowtail! Read Full Report →


Offshore out of Dana Point

June 20, 2015

Yellowtail on kelps out of Dana Point this weekend!! A lively fast swimming sardine got the bite! Water is warming up and the fishing is heating up fast!! Read Full Report →


Coronado Islands - Bluefin Tuna and YT

May 19, 2015

Fished the Coronado Islands for 1 Bluefin Tuna, 2 yellowtail, 2 barracuda, 6 bonita, 2 rockfish, and a calico bass. Read Full Report →


Coronado Islands 04/10/15

April 10, 2015

Don and his two friends caught 2 yellowtail, 4 bonita, 1 lingcod, and 20 rock fish! It was Don's first yellowtail! Read Full Report →


San Clemente Island Report

March 07, 2015

San Clemente island produced 4 yellowtail, 4 bonita, 4 lingcod, and limits rock fish! Fantastic fishing for Reel to Reef clients on boat "Heritage". Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.97 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 8, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mark was excellent. He really took care of our needs. We caught a lot of fish. Nice and clean boat. Good job captain Mark.

Fished January 2017

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Mark Austin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, January 20, 2017

Matthew and Katherine are great people with great attitudes and that got them great bites all day!


Went fishing on Friday, August 19, 2016

We had a blast with Mark. He was very professional and super nice. We caught over our limit on everything and the rest of the trip was catch-and-release.  He’s extremely knowledgeable and it showed as he kept us “where the fish were at”. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great one on one captain as well as a most excellent fishing trip.

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, August 5, 2016

Had a great experience even if we didn’t catch a fish.
But we did!!!!!!! Captain mark fished hard and got us hooked up!
We were able to land 2 nice yellow fin for a close to 2hr tuna shuffle I would definitely use reel to reef again .
Had a blast thanks Mark
(702 sport fishing)

Fished August 2016

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Replied to this review on Monday, August 22, 2016

Lee landed a 61lb and Roger landed a 77lb yellow fin tuna.. These guys worked hard and won the battle against these very powerful and pissed off fish!


Went fishing on Saturday, July 9, 2016

This was the best fishing trip we have ever had in Socal. Captain Marrk put us on the fish and it didnt let up until we had to head in. I recommend this charter to everyone that wants to fill up their freezer with fish and have a great time!

Fished July 2016

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Replied to this review on Monday, July 11, 2016

Rock fishing was red hot today!


Went fishing on Monday, May 2, 2016

A great day on the water. Very professional and accommodating.  Will definitely fish with Mark next time we’re out here!

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

This was an amazing experience and one I’ll remember the rest of my days. I’ve been on every group fishing charter since I was 16 and this was my first private trip. I would highly recommend this for anyone. Even if you can’t find anyone to go I would have had just as much fun if it were only Mark and I. He has the ability to make you feel like you’ve known each other your entire life and made the trip extremely comfortable for my buddy and I. I would suggest going with just two people (you and a friend). Pay attention to things to bring and the captain and you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience…even if I didn’t catch anything it would have been no different!!

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 19, 2015

Real to reef charters was awesome. Mark is a great captain. I refer people to your service.

Fished September 2015

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Went fishing on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

My dad and I took my nine-year-old son to give him an experience of what fishing is really about. Mark did a fantastic job of going after some thinking fish in addition to creating an environment for my son to learn how to fish. The boat was clean prepared and ready to go… top-notch great value for the price. We will definitely be using Mark again

Fished September 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 8, 2015

Took my 20 year son out for a half day of fishing out of Dana Point. Met Captain Mark Austin at 5 AM. He was very professional with his pre-departure briefing, going over the safety protocols and equipment on the boat. His knowledge of the boat and the offshore fishing locations made for a very efficient half day trip.

Fished August 2015

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Went fishing on Sunday, August 2, 2015

Mark is an amazing captain.  I have been out twice on this boat and both times have been great.  Mark makes sure that everything is ready to rock and roll when you arrive. He will have the bait on the boat waiting for you so you don’t have to waste time in the lines to get bait when you are wanting to get out on the water.

He keeps the boat clean and organized. If you are not to familiar with fishing in the ocean he will take the time to teach you how to use the reels and to use the bait.

After you get your days catch in he will clean and fillet the fish for you to be able to go home and cook some of that hard earned meal.

Definitely will be back out again for another adventure.

Thanks again Mark!!!!

Fished August 2015

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