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The Sea Fox named El Jefe

The Sea Fox named El Jefe

Charter Prices are for the boat not per person. Three people max for fishing. Four people max for Whale watching.
Full day $700 Half Day $500
Beach Trip half Day $300 Full Day $300
A Mako shark trip is $750 for The day.
Whale Watching is $400 for a half Day

Mission/ San Diego Bay
Cruise on my 20’ Sea Fox that is ideal for the waters of Southern California. Come explore this diverse, light tackle fishery with Captain Jeff Stock. We will chase many different species that call the bays home including Spotted Bay Bass, Sand Bass, Barracuda, Bonito, Mackerel, Croaker, Halibut and even Bonefish. A perfect way to view the city while enjoying some of the best fishing that So Cal has to offer. A great way to get started in the salt or tune up your existing skills. COST: $500/½ day

Inner Pacific Waters
From San Diego Bay to the Nine Mile bank, Mission Bay to the La Jolla Trench, Oceanside Harbor out to the Barn Kelp, these waters hold an abundance of large species. In Spring, Summer and Fall the waters go nuts with Barracuda, Yellowtail, Calico Bass, White Sea Bass, Mackerel, Bonito, Halibut, and big sharks like Makos & Threshers. Come chase big bait balls & kelp patties outside of San Diego & La Jolla for strong reel testing Yellowtail & Barracuda. There is plenty of water to fish here in San Diego. You can fish a lifetime and never see it all. So come enjoy the day with Captain Jeff Stock and the 20’Sea Fox he calls home. COST: $500/½ day $700/ day The cost for A Mako shark trip is $750 for The day.

So Cal Beaches
Discover Southern California’s most accessible resource! Miles of sandy coastline offer unique fishing opportunities on foot for Corbina, Halibut, Spot Fin Croaker, Yellow Fin Croaker, Shovelnose Shark and Barred Surfperch. Grab your favorite 6 weight rod and hit the beach with local guide Jeff Stock. Jeff has been fishing the beaches of San Diego for twenty years and loves the challenges that the surf has to offer. COST: One or Two people $300/½ day $400/ day Call or E-mail to check on dates you want to fish. Deposits or full payments can be paid by clicking on the pay pal icon below. We accept credit cards, checks or money orders.

I also carry all necessary tackle for fly fishing or conventional fishing. Prices for boat charter for one, two, or three people. You should bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a camera, a light jacket, and rain gear.

A valid California State fishing license with Ocean Enhancement Stamp is required to fish in San Diego. If you do not have one, you can purchase a daily license or a full license at the landing or any of our local sporting good stores.

Fish The Rivers of The Eastern Sierra

Let us take you on the fishing and learning experience of a lifetime. If you want to learn all about the closest quality trout fishing in our area you have to take one of our trips. All trips sun up to sundown. Trips include lunch, drinks and all gear accept waders and wading boots.

one day walk wade trip $350.00
two day walk wade trip $700.00
Drift boat trip down the Lower Owens $400.00

Want to make it a weekend trip with accommodations included?
Two Days and two nights lodging at Tom’s place or the trees motel
Two full days of guided fishing lunch included

Cancellation policy- A $350 dollar deposit will be required to hold a day The deposit will be refunded if the trip is cancelled more than 30 days prior to the trip date. Any cancellation within 30 days of the trip will mean the loss of the deposit. The deposit can be used for another trip within the calendar year following the original trip date. The Captain of the boat reserves the right to cancel the trip due to weather unsafe passengers or other unsuspected circumstances. It is our practice that the safety of all passengers and crew come first.

Bassmaster champ set for show in Long Beach

Union-Tribune Staff Writer
Skeet Reese holds up a pair of fish after taking the lead during the final day of competition of the Bassmaster Classic fishing tournament  in Bossier City. – AP Photo/The ( Shreveport ) Times, Douglas Collier

Editor’s note:

The dates of the Fred Hall Fishing Tackle Show have been changed online to correct errors in the print edition.


— It’s not often Southern Californians meet the Bassmaster Classic champion right after he wins it, but that’s the case at the Fred Hall Fishing Tackle Show in Long Beach, March 4-8.

In a stroke of good fortune, Hall Show organizers Tim Baker and Mike Lum arranged for Skeet Reese of Auburn to appear and give seminars at the Berkley booth and freshwater tank. The Hall Show opensMarch 4 at the Long Beach Convention Center and runs through Sunday. March8.

“At the time we booked Skeet, I remember Tim saying, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if Skeet won the Classic?’ ” Lum said.

Reese, 39, won the 39th Bassmaster Classic on Sunday in Louisiana on the muddy Red River, beating out New Jersey’s Michael Iaconelli by 11 ounces to become the first Californian to win the Classic in its history. Reese won $500,000, a championship ring and the Classic trophy.

Reese is scheduled to give two seminars at the Hall Show’s Berkley Freshwater area. His first is titled, “California Style Big Bass Fishing,” set for 2:30 p.m., and the second is “Tournament Fishing Tips and Techniques,” set for 6:30 p.m.

It was a wild night of celebration for Reese and many of the other anglers in Shreveport. BASS events coordinator Jamie Wilkinson had his room at the Hilton set up with Reese’s favorite celebration beverage, some fancy appetizers and his winner’s check.

But before the Bassmaster champion reached the Hilton, Reese and his wife and daughters made a stop at their favorite eatery – McDonald’s.

Ed Zieralski: (619) 293-1225;  

Hi Jeff,

Thanks so much for putting me on fish. Although it was raining and in the middle of a cold front, you new how to catch them. We caught 4 different species of fish on the same day and bit on almost every stop. Catching all the fish on fly rod’s was also a treat! Look forward to next time and hooking up on the Mako’s we talked about!!!!


Father and Son

Feb 8th
What a great day after the rain finally subsided. I took out a great client today Steve and his son Ethan(8). We fished San Diego bay with perfect conditions. We were able to catch some Spotted Bay Bass, Yellowfin Croaker, Makeral, and Halibut. Ethan caught the first two Bass all by himself he has come a long way from the first day we fished together. Ethan even caught his first fish on the fly. I can’t wait for our next trip!

Bassin in the rain

My good friend Rod and I had a great day on the bay today. We weathered the storm and were able to get into some nice bass and a couple of Halibut as well. The weather is supposed to clear out today. I sure hope it does because I am taking out a family of four tomorrow and we dont need the complication of rain.


What a day we had catching sharks! plenty of  Blues I think twelve with one Mako.  It was a perfect day with no weather and beautiful conditions!

The beach on Fisher’s 1st birthday

My wife Ashlee and I had a great day at the beach with our son Fisher on his first birthday. The weather has been perfect the last few weeks so we thought we would take advantage!

Sticky: By Ed Zieralski

Here are a few tips for fishing the bay from Jeff Stock, guide and manager of Bluewater Tackle and San Diego Fly Shop:1. Try to find a time when the tide is changing, preferably from low to a high tide. The better the current, the better the fishing, usually. Why? “The baitfish fight the current, and the bigger, predatory fish shoot in to feed on the baitfish,” Stock said.2. Whether you use a spinning reel or a conventional baitcasting reel, pick an outfit (rod and reel) suitable for 6-to 12-pound test line. Stock is a big fan of Spectra line, which he tops off with 10 to 12 feet of monofilament, going to the clear, hard-to-see fluorocarbon on bright, sunny days. He uses lighter 6-pound test when fishing for spotted bay bass but switches to heavier 12-pound test when targeting the hard-fighting halibut.3. Asked to pick four species in the bay that would represent his San Diego Bay Grand Slam, Stock picked sand bass, spotted bay bass, halibut and bonefish.

Here’s why: Sand bass because they’re “fairly plentiful and usually are bigger and pull harder than spotties”; spotted bay bass because “they’re so plentiful and easy to catch”; halibut because there’s always a chance of catching a big doormat-sized fish; bonefish because “it’s such an exotic species.”

4. Stock says bonito, barracuda and mackerel are bonus species in the bay. They mostly come into the bay in the summer and can be located by looking for diving birds splashing into schools of baitfish. He uses Kastmasters and Crocodile spoons for bonito and barracuda.

5. As for technique, Stock likes to cast, reel slowly and every so often lift the bait such as the Berkley Gulp shrimp. He prefers using a football-shaped jig on 3-inch Gulp shrimp because it allows the bait to lie flat. He uses triangular-shaped jig heads for 6-inch MC Swimbaits. Also, rather than setting the hook on spotted bay bass when it first bites, he just continues to reel until he feels pressure and allows that reeling action to preset the hook before any full swing to set the hook deeper. Most of the time it’s not even necessary to do a full swing. The fish is on. For halibut and sand bass, he uses a hook-set right away.

“Those spotted bay bass are so floppy when they’re hooked that if you set the hook hard right away, you can tear a hole in the lip and they’ll come in loose and get off,” Stock said. “But on halibut and sand bass, I like to give a good set.”

6. Stock’s recommended areas to catch various species in the bay are: Shallow, grassy flats for spotted bay bass. The south bay below the Coronado Bridge is a big area. He likes channel edges with structure for sand bass. Fish them on edges with 90-degree angles, places where upwelling will put bait up against the bank. His favorite halibut area is the main channel below the Coronado Bridge, at the point where the Glorietta Bay channel converges with the bay’s main channel. Bonefish are the rarest of the catches, but his favorite area is to start down by the Loews Coronado Bay Resort and let a northwest wind carry his boat on a drift to the east. “The key is to keep making drifts,” Stock said. “I’ve caught most of my fish on ghost shrimp.” He said bonito can be found in the Sweetwater Channel, an area that often holds some resident bonito. Barracuda and bonito often school out in the swifter current at the mouth of the bay.


Ed Zieralski: (619) 293-1225;