You keep what you catch, with the exception of mako sharks, which is our most popular charter.We practice catch and release only for these apex predators, and we target only trophy-class makos. Once you’ve worn down your fish, our professionally trained crew will leader and photograph it before releasing it. Afterward, you will receive an official IGFA certificate of the catch and release, and we offer lifelike release mounts custom-made to “match the catch” perfectly.
Being based in Southern California, where the winters are mild and there are always a minimum of two species of gamefish to target, allows us to offer charters year round. Summer is our busiest time of year because it’s tuna season as well as prime time for trophy makos, but it’s also a relatively short window of opportunity.
Trophy Fishing Charters also features published fishing articles by Steve Quinlan, an outdoor writer/editor, Coast Guard-certified charter captain and former shark-tournament angler. Over the years, Quinlan’s articles and seminars have provided invaluable insight on how to locate, fight and handle trophy sharks as well as raise awareness for the preservation of these apex predators through catch and release.