Offshore, Islands, and Mako Shark
Always in pursuit of dreams - come fish with me in 2020 and share in making memories on these waters I love. Thank you and tight lines!
44.2lbs Pacific Bluefin Tuna
14 weight Redington Predator
12 wt Redington Grande reel with 300 yards backing
Rio Leviathan fly line with 20lb test and 40lb bite tippet
Spawn fly (blue and white head) with black and pearl body and size 1/0 Gamakatsu Tuna hook
Early season Makos 2019
Made the first drift of our shark season this past weekend and were rewarded with a beautiful, powerful 60lb Mako to the boat! Local conditions off Los Angeles and Orange County are prime for these rocket sharks. Wild battles and giant jumping backflips are the norm.
We are using 10-16 wt fly rods - depending on size of the shark.
All gear is supplied, come out and battle one "the fastest shark in the ocean"!
First Mako of the Season!
Big Longfin Mako from July
Capt. Mason Stoller
A Huntington Beach native and lifelong fly fisherman with over 25 years experience in local saltwater. Mason spent much of his youth fly fishing the surf, hiking creeks in the sierras, and fishing SoCal sportboats with his dad and friends. From Corbina to Golden Trout, his fly fishing addiction continued to grow through his teenage years and led him to travel for his first catches of Permit, Bonefish, and Salmon. That lifelong passion continued to drive him off of the beach and after offshore pursuits!
He is dedicated to sharing the stoke for saltwater fly fishing off the coast of Southern California.
Sharing knowledge and making memories...
Learn about our local Southern California saltwater species, their habitats, behaviors, and prey. Receive casting tips for these big saltwater rods, heavy grain fly lines, and weighted flies. Implement new fly fishing techniques to your game from the strip set to rigging saltwater leaders and properly fighting big game fish.
Catalina Island - 3/4 day
Year round. Excellent Calico bass and Pacific Bonito fishing year round with our primary target being the California Yellowtail! Yellowtail average 5-12lbs with trophies upward of 25 and 30lbs landed on the fly.
San Clemente Island - Full day + extra fuel
Peak season May thru October. More remote, rugged and less pressured fishery than Catalina. Excellent opportunities at larger grade Calico Bass and Yellowtail. Higher volume of pelagics around on kelps and off the island.
Mako Shark Trips - 3/4 day
Peak season June to August. Specialty trips targeting Makos on the fly. These sharks average 80-250lbs but can reach upwards of 1,000lbs.
Offshore - Full day
Peak season July to October. Primary targets are Yellowfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna, and Dorado. This style fishing varies from bird schools and openwater stops on chum, to kelp paddies and ridgelines near the islands.
Calico Bass - Half Day (Night or Daytime)
Great local Calico fishing year round with some of the best opportunities happening at night. Short runs and high quantity bass bites are the norm.
Bring your own gear or use one of our top of the line Redington Predator® fly rod setups. (no additional cost)
- 8 to 16 wt rods
- Large arbor reels with 300+ yards of backing
- Both sinking and floating lines depending on target
- All leaders and flies supplied
What to bring:
- Food and beverages for a day of fishing (ice and cooler on the boat)
- Warm waterproof jackets for the runs
- Layers for the hot afternoons
- Sunscreen and sun protection recommended
25' Davis Bahia
Comfortable half-cabin pilothouse with marine head and spray curtains.
Meets all USCG UPV approved safety equipment including Type 1 PFDs for all passengers
- Casting platform in the bow
- GPS anchor trolling motor
- 3G Broadband Radar
- Custom fly rod holders
Big Bluefin on Conventional: Your boat or mine!
We landed quite a few trophies in the 100 to 200+ range this year, while standout trophy Bluefin catches went upwards of 350lbs! Will we see 400+lb Bluefin in volume this year?