Captain
Tony Delmonte

Member since May 2015

Dana Point, United States

Background
Capt. Tony Delmonte is the owner and operator of Black and Blue Sportfishing. He holds a US Coast Guard issued 50 ton Master license. Capt. Tony has been fishing the waters of Southern California and Mexico for more than 38 years. He has owned four boats in the past 20 years, with more than 7,000 hours of experience operating vessels. He has been guiding charters through Black and Blue Sportfishing for three and a half years.

Hey, I'm Captain Tony Delmonte

Dana Point, United States
Background
Capt. Tony Delmonte is the owner and operator of Black and Blue Sportfishing. He holds a US Coast Guard issued 50 ton Master license. Capt. Tony has been fishing the waters of Southern California and Mexico for more than 38 years. He has owned four boats in the past 20 years, with more than 7,000 hours of experience operating vessels. He has been guiding charters through Black and Blue Sportfishing for three and a half years.

My Charter Listings

   
Dana Point
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US$ 850
Avalon
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US$ 1600

Fishing Reports

Big bluefin

October 05, 2017

When for some big ones and we forum. Very nice weather was able to go 25 knots the whole way out there. Largest fish barley fit in the bag estimated at 100. Read Full Report →


Great yellowtail action

September 24, 2017

Haven't posted for a while . Here are some photos of the day trip to Catalina . Great weather with some high quality yellowtail. Read Full Report →


Yellowtail and big bass

August 21, 2017

Had a great group of people today. Everything was littlerly aligned. The earth,moon sun(solar eclipse ) lol weather and fishing. Every cast was bit. We caught 9 yellowtail, big bass, big bonito and barricade . And a personal best… Read Full Report →


Kite fishing for big bluefin tuna

July 15, 2017

trolled the kite trolled yummies flier all day for three bites and landed two very nice ones. Very exciting fishing for very big fish Read Full Report →


Halibut bass

May 05, 2017

when the out with 4 great people. They fished very hard all day for a nice halibut with bass, sheepshead, and a few short white seabass . Read Full Report →


Yellowfin tuna

October 09, 2016

Went looking for the tuna and we found them. One stop in front of the ponies. Great trip for 11 yellowfin with a few casualties . Read Full Report →


Yellowfin tuna

September 30, 2016

Nice yellowfin fun yesterday. Went 4 for 4 on fish to 20lbs. Still fun fishing to be had. Read Full Report →


1 for 4 on the bluefin tuna

August 31, 2016

Went out yesterday witch started out very boring with a lot of yawns. Then started see a spot here and there. Finally saw a good sign that wanted to play through some chum and big blow ups and hook… Read Full Report →


2 for 2 on the big ones

August 26, 2016

2 for 2 on the big bluefin. 3 trips in a row with 2 big bluefin. All the fish have been 80 to 125lbs Read Full Report →


Bluefin

August 24, 2016

Went on a great trip today for two nice bluefin. There biting. Two trips in a row with two fish per trip. Read Full Report →


Yellowfin and bluefin

August 22, 2016

After fishing 9 days in two weeks. Took a solo trip yesterday and I think it's the last time I will fish big fish by myself. Left the harbor and made 15 mackerel. Got to the area around 8:30.… Read Full Report →


Slow troll bluefin

August 06, 2016

Personal best bluefin for my young regular passenger . Slow trolled a live mackerel for hours and paid off with a nice one! Read Full Report →


Bass and triggers

July 30, 2016

Took out a great group today for lots of keeper size calico and sand bass. Also landed two trgger fish. Also saw a rare frighet bird gliding over head. ( kind of rate for this area). Very nice trip… Read Full Report →


Bluefin tuna

July 21, 2016

Went three for three on the bluefin. Found a nice big school of bluefin and was able to get on the same school three times before getting destroyed by 5 other boats. All on the heavy gear and mackerel. Read Full Report →


Large yellowfin

July 11, 2016

Had a free day and what does a captain do? He goes fishing . Lots and lots of fish out there and still hard to get a bite. Finally a national geo moment when all hell broke loose with… Read Full Report →


Yellowtail on kelps

July 04, 2016

When out on independents day. Little slow but found a kelp with a few willing buyers and went 1 for 3 on the yellowtail. Glad to put them on the largest fish they have ever caught. Read Full Report →


Yellowtail and yellowfin

June 30, 2016

fishing offshore today for 4 yellowtail today, 8 yellowtai the first yellowfin of the year yesterday. Looking goo out there should break wide open soon. Read Full Report →


Largest bluefin on the Black and Blue

June 27, 2016

Worked all day to get one bite and made the most of it. Ended up weighing 172 lbs. Congratulations Floyd aka Tuna Kahuna. Read Full Report →


Bluefin Tuna = broken rod

June 18, 2016

Left he harbor at 7:39 am things started to get going around 11:30. Stopped on a few impressive school slicing through bait balls . Went two for two hook ups with the biggest fish over a hundred pounds. Read Full Report →


First bluefin tuna of the year

May 30, 2016

Great trip today with lots of bluefin under the birds boiling. Must have seen 10+ schools. Read Full Report →


White seabass and yellowtail

May 25, 2016

All fm day at Catalina island two white seabass one41 and the other 36. Also one nice yellowtail all on the live squid. Read Full Report →


Good yellowtail action

May 10, 2016

Great yellowtail today with 8 yellows to 35 lbs on the live squid plus bass sheepshead and few others Read Full Report →


Calicos,sheepshead and whitefish

March 16, 2016

Great calico bass fishing with a few sheephead and whitefish . Final count 15 calicoes , 3 sheephead and a white fish. Read Full Report →


Catalina yellow tail

February 08, 2016

Fished Catalina on Monday. Flat calm weather was able to make 32 knots all the way. Water conditions were alittle green but managed one yellowtail on the yo to iron. Read Full Report →


Season

December 03, 2015

What a year with wahoo, bluefiin yellowfin ,mahi and Marlin. All tuned up and ready for 2016 Read Full Report →


Yellowfin tuna and dorado

August 27, 2015

Took out a great family from Minnesota. Weather was perfect with calm seas and hot. Everyone ended catching there first tuna. Final count was 11 yellowfin tuna and a very nice dorado Read Full Report →


Yellowfin tuna

August 16, 2015

Had the hole boat bent with quality yellowfin tuna. Ended up with 12 yellowfin for 4 anglers. Read Full Report →


Bluefin, yellowtail and dorado biting

August 08, 2015

Great fishing today with 7 bluefin 2 dorado and 2 yellowtail close to home. Fish to 40 pounds on the bluefin with a triple hook up and a few lost fish. Read Full Report →


Bluefin and yellowfin

July 20, 2015

Caught 6 nice bluefin and yellowfin today for 4 happy anglers. Another successful half day trip. Great group great day! Read Full Report →


Bluefin tuna

July 13, 2015

Fishing within twenty miles from the harbor and catching 4 bluefin tuna a yellowfin tuna on the troll and a yellowtail. Fish have ranged from 20 to 60+ lbs! Test day the bluefin wanted the slow trolled mackerel at… Read Full Report →


Nice yellowfin tuna

June 16, 2015

When out with just two anglers for tuna. Saw spot after soot of bird schools. Unfortunately they were focused on micro anchovies and didn't want the sardine. After the 5 bird school finally got one to go and boated… Read Full Report →


Yellowtail

June 12, 2015

Went on a 3/4 day trip with father son to the yellowtail grounds. Little tough fishing but was able to get on a bird school for 3 nice yellowtail out of 3 hook ups. Read Full Report →


Bluefin Tuna

May 29, 2015

Well the big bluefin tuna showed up early and close. Fish are as close as 22 miles. Went out in a 5 am to 5 pm trip. Got out to the grounds in an hour to see thing quit.… Read Full Report →


Calico bass

May 20, 2015

Fishing was great for 20+ up to 8 lbs. only 3 miles from the harbor. Fish were boiling on the chin all around the bait. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, September 15, 2017

The trip was excellent! Captain Tony was professional and friendly. We were in the fish practically all day!

Fished September 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 2, 2017

Despite the busy weekend, captain Tony knew who to avoid the crowds to help make our trip memorable.  We caught more than our fair share of fish to feed our large family thanks to Tony’s knowledge of the area and fishing expertise.  Cant wait for our next outing with capitain Tony.

Fished September 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 26, 2017

Had a great time! Will be booking another charter with Captain Tony…Highly recommend

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Captain and boat were top notch. He went above and beyond for us there was just no fish out there but he tried everything. I would highly recommend Black and blue boat with Captain Tony

Fished August 2017

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Tony Delmonte (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 25, 2017

Thank you very everything.  Sorry the weather and wind was up. Brooke to see you again.

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Tony Delmonte (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Thank you for the kind review.  Glad we were able to get a few yellowtail on a local1/2 day trip.

Went fishing on Sunday, August 13, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Tony Delmonte (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 17, 2017

I’m so glad we were able to get some yellowtail for you guys.

Went fishing on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Booked trip as a last hoorah of summer for my two boys ages 12 & 10 and it could not have been better.  Captain Tony was awesome from start to finish.  He reached out several days in advance to check in on what we wanted to do and provided some great recommendations based on the current water / fishing conditions.  What originally was planned as a coastal trip changed to a run out to Catalina island for a truly unforgettable day.  We immediately were on the fish getting into Bonito, Yellowtail, Calico Bass and Barracuda.  Captain Tony had great advice for my kids and was extremely helpful with them while allowing them space to do things for themselves.  His boat and equipment are in excellent condition, you can tell immediately that this owner/operator cares deeply about providing the best possible experience.  We had an unforgettable day together and we’re looking forward to go out again.

Fished August 2017

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Tony Delmonte (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 14, 2017

Thank you so much for the very kind words.  Your whole family was great and enjoyed meeting and fishing with all of you.

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Great day fishing with Captain Tony-We caught barracuda, sea bass and saw some dolphins and sea lions. Overall a fantastic day - thanks Tony!

Fished August 2017

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Tony Delmonte (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 10, 2017

I glad everyone was able to have a great time .  Thank you

Went fishing on Sunday, August 6, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Tony Delmonte (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 7, 2017

Thank you Peter your whole family was a pleasure to fish with.

Went fishing on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Relentless and on a mission to make sure we found the right place to fish! Helped with every line and was very humble when it came to making sure we enjoyed our day! Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and also aggressive in his pursuit of the perfect catch. Thx Captain Tony!

Fished August 2017

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Tony Delmonte (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, August 6, 2017

Thank you

Went fishing on Friday, July 28, 2017

Tony knows waters and put us on fish.  16 year old nephew with us from Midwest and Tony made sure it was a memorable experience for him.

Fished July 2017

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Tony Delmonte (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 29, 2017

Thank you very much Mike it was an excellent trip.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Tony Delmonte (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 22, 2017

You guys were great !  Thanks

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Clean professional operation…Cap Mike is a patient man…I brought 4 of my grandkids..lol…he never ran out of time for baiting hooks…working snarls…caught lot of fish…looking forward to returning…

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, June 23, 2017

Great day!  Tony is excellent Captain, very helpful and accommodating.  Knowledge of fish and locations resilted in a day of ‘Catching Fish’!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fished March 2017

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Tony Delmonte (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thank you Thad for a very nice trip and excellent weather

Went fishing on Monday, March 6, 2017

Fished March 2017

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Tony Delmonte (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Thanks Gordon.  Glad you got a nice halibut.

Went fishing on Friday, December 30, 2016

Great guy/boat especially with my kids.  Made the trip all about them and let them fish.  Allowed the kids to fish and not just watch the line in the water.  Fishing was somewhat slow but that was because of time of year and past storms.  I knew that going in.  I was not disappointed with the catch.  I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone.  I will be back at a different time of year.

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, July 29, 2016

My 12yo son is an avid angler and sea fishing was HIGH on his bucket list.  How lucky were we to have landed in the savy hands of Captain Tony. He took real good care of us, pulling all the stops.

His boat is very well kept and he set us up with the best of his gear.  All in all a GREAT first time out @ sea.

Fished July 2016

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Tony Delmonte (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 12, 2016

Thank you so much for the kind words.  You guys were great!  Hope to see you again one day!

Went fishing on Saturday, July 30, 2016

Cpt.Tony was experienced, knowledgeable and helpful

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, July 4, 2016

Black and Blue took our family of 4 first timers out and although we had a slow start to the day our Captain Tony used every trick in the book he knew to eventually put us on the fish.  He touched base with us prior to the trip to get a feel for our experience and give us a heads up on anything we would need to bring.  We booked the wrong type of trip and he made the changes last minute for course and gear with no problems, he is a good guy to go out with. He was waiting at the dock ready to go as planned, he made the trip out fun for my 2 sons by explaining some of the area and he even pointed out lots of marine life to us.  Unfortunately the Captain has no control over if the fish are biting but recognizing a slow day early in the morning Tony tried various techniques and while we debated heading in early to do some inshore fishing he encouraged us to stick it out and I am glad we did.  Later in the day the sun finally popped and we hooked up at least 4 good times and eventually pulled in a 20lb yellow tail tuna.  My whole family had a great time on this trip and if you have a small fishing group planning a trip I highly recommended Tony at Black and Blue.  I am very particular about the type of people I will have my family around but Tony without a doubt was a great guy and knew what and where to fish and I can’t thank him enough for making that one of the best days of our vacation.

Fished July 2016

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Tony Delmonte (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Thank you very much for the great comments.  It such a please I to meet you and your family and hope you can make it out again soon one day.


Went fishing on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

We went fishing last Wednesday (August 5th, 2015) on Black and Blue, captained by Captain Tony DelMonte . The boat was fantastic and Tony really knows how to handle this brand new beautiful Parker fishing machine! The electronics package is something every boat operator would wish for. Finding and seeing/marking the fish using the Black and Blue’s system is a work of art that Tony does effortlessly. After Tony put us on the fish, his assistance was seamless and transparent, one hardly knew he was there working hard to keep the anglers organized and effective at all times. We took a couple of anglers that just finished playing summer collegiate baseball all summer up in Alaska, so their off shore fishing skills were a little rusty. Tony helped them through the day and made their experience on Black and Blue an experience they will not forget.
I look forward to my next trip on Black and Blue Captained by Tony.

Fished August 2015

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Tony Delmonte (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 17, 2015

Thank you guys!  That was an amazing dyay one for the memories!

Went fishing on Thursday, July 16, 2015

We had a great day of fishing with a beautiful new boat, great dependable high grade gear, and an outstanding professional and knowlegable captain. Hooked up and landed two nice blue fins.

Fished July 2015

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Tony Delmonte (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 17, 2015

You guys did a great job on hard fighting bluefin tuna and only on a half day!
Thanks for a great day