“ Full Day Trip to San Clemente Island Targeting Calico Bass ”

Review of All Harbors Charter - Long Beach

August 15, 2016

I’m going to preface this review by stating that I have my own saltwater bass boat. However, I wanted to get an expert’s advice as to the “how and where” to fish for calico bass at the island. I have been to the island a few times with friends on my boat, even friends who have fished the island frequently. We have fished different areas of the island with just fair success on the bass. I knew Gerry Mahiue from fishing the local salt water bass tournament series in Southern California and I wanted to get his perspective on fishing San Clemente Island. Well, I was not disappointed. He showed me areas that I had never fished before and put us on good sized calico bass. We fished areas that I had fished in the past with little success and showed me different approaches to fishing the areas. Not surprisingly, we caught fish and good ones. Gerry was also very generous with the information he shared with me. I did bring some of my own bass gear, but he has plenty of tackle for customers to use. I didn’t mind using some of his terminal tackle and his favorite lures on this trip.

His boat is a 21-22 ft. Robalo and it was both fast and comfortable. We averaged 35-40MPH on our return trip from the island, making the crossing in about 1 1/2 hours to Long Beach Harbor. It is very spacious and there was a lot of storage room on his boat. The boat seemed to have a wide beam and it made for a very stable fishing platform. For the women who are thinking about booking a trip with Gerry, there is a built in head in the front of the center console which is an added plus for privacy.

I would definitely book Gerry again and I would highly recommend him to anyone wishing to fish the islands off Southern California, inshore fishing off the coast and also offshore fishing for pelagic fish like tuna and yellowtail.

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