Captain
Harry Markarian

Member since March 2022 Los Angeles, United States
Background
Capt. Harry's father got him into the sport at the age of three. He was amazed how a three-year-old kid would sit patiently and wait for a bite. That's when he said, "He's got it". Since then, Capt. Harry was hooked and that passion and dedication to learn and grow has never ended. He became a pinhead and then a deckhand on the boats up north learning different techniques and cutting fish as well as absorbing how to be a good captain like his mentors. Customer service is key on his boat. The captain wants you to have a great time and to catch fish! He's sponsored by Okuma to provide all your gear. He'll also tie and supply all your tackle and bait so all you have to bring is food and warm clothes. Capt. Harry started a cooking and fishing show called Boat Burgers in 2019 showing the world California's fishery and amazing food on the water. At the end of 2020, he started studying for a captain's license and in 2021 achieved the goal and bought the Mystic Queen built by Don Blackman.
Techniques
In California, you have such a beautiful variety of fish to catch. Almost year-round there is amazing bottom fishing and in mid-spring pelagic fish shows up as close as 15 miles from the dock. Bluefin Tuna has been a huge hit the past few years and it doesn't look like it's going away. The crew has phenomenal Bass fishing just 3 miles from home and at the outer islands. Rockfishing is a solid go-to when you want to bring some meat home and you never know what you'll catch from the depth. The crew fishes for Yellowtail on kelp patties or deep inside the structure. The epic White Seabass bite on Squid beds is sure to make people excited. The crew fishes various styles from fly-lining a bait (just a hook) to a sliding egg sinker, dropper loop, rubber band sinker rig for Bluefin, and of course, all sorts of artificial lures from iron, plastic, and trolling lures and the rubber flying fish.

Hey, I'm Captain Harry Markarian

Los Angeles, United States
Background
Capt. Harry's father got him into the sport at the age of three. He was amazed how a three-year-old kid would sit patiently and wait for a bite. That's when he said, "He's got it". Since then, Capt. Harry was hooked and that passion and dedication to learn and grow has never ended. He became a pinhead and then a deckhand on the boats up north learning different techniques and cutting fish as well as absorbing how to be a good captain like his mentors. Customer service is key on his boat. The captain wants you to have a great time and to catch fish! He's sponsored by Okuma to provide all your gear. He'll also tie and supply all your tackle and bait so all you have to bring is food and warm clothes. Capt. Harry started a cooking and fishing show called Boat Burgers in 2019 showing the world California's fishery and amazing food on the water. At the end of 2020, he started studying for a captain's license and in 2021 achieved the goal and bought the Mystic Queen built by Don Blackman.
Techniques
In California, you have such a beautiful variety of fish to catch. Almost year-round there is amazing bottom fishing and in mid-spring pelagic fish shows up as close as 15 miles from the dock. Bluefin Tuna has been a huge hit the past few years and it doesn't look like it's going away. The crew has phenomenal Bass fishing just 3 miles from home and at the outer islands. Rockfishing is a solid go-to when you want to bring some meat home and you never know what you'll catch from the depth. The crew fishes for Yellowtail on kelp patties or deep inside the structure. The epic White Seabass bite on Squid beds is sure to make people excited. The crew fishes various styles from fly-lining a bait (just a hook) to a sliding egg sinker, dropper loop, rubber band sinker rig for Bluefin, and of course, all sorts of artificial lures from iron, plastic, and trolling lures and the rubber flying fish.
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Harry M.
Captain
Danny W.
First mate
Alec K.
First mate

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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
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Los Angeles
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Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 72 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Appropriate for children
92%
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Betsy C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Just awesome!!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Local Fishing on November 23, 2023
Harry and his crew man, JT, were wonderful. Harry kept in constant contact before the trip so I was reassured to have everything...
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Anton R.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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We went big and won

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Mahi/Dorado Fishing on September 24, 2023
I booked the trip for me and my 11 YO son to go for dorado, but hoped for a yellowfin tuna or maybe even bluefin. The captain...
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Geoffrey S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Epic 1/2 Day

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Local Fishing on October 7, 2023
I can’t say enough great things about Captain Harry and crew member Andrew. They were amazing! From fitting us in last minute...
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John S.
Plano, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Extended 8 hour Catalina Island Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Catalina Fishing on August 11, 2023
Great experience with Captain Harry and First Mate Daniel!  Through extensive online searching, we chose this charter based...
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Mike M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Catalina Fishing on August 7, 2023
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