November and December, and then again, in March through early July, the Fortune will be running out of 22nd Street Landing, in San Pedro, California. Our specialty is targeting Calico Bass, Yellowtail and White Sea Bass at San Clemente island, but we also will be fishing Catalina, San Nicholas and Santa Barbara island, depending on where the hot action is at the time.
July through October, the Fortune returns to her home port, at Fisherman’s Landing, in San Diego, to take part in the legendary offshore fishery that is found here during the summer months. Albacore, Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail, Big-eye Tuna and Dorado are the species we target for these three months.
occasionally, during October and Novemeber, Fortune will go south, all the way to Magdalena Bay. The offshore water in this area abound with Striped Marlin, Yellowfin tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Skipjack, and we will be targeting them with the fly rod. Yes, for two months out of the year we lay down our conventional tackle and pick up our fly rods. There is no more sporting way for targeting these bluewater species such as the Striped Marlin. The show this area can put on for you is unbelievable, the Magnificent Frigate birds swooping down to pick baits that have been pushed up by the gamefish, whales crashing through baitballs, Marlin and Dorado schools that literally grow under the boat the longer you sit on them. It’s fantastic and one of my all time favorite areas to fish, I hope you can make it down there with us so that I can show you around.
If your group warrants a short trip we can accommodate you with a six hour 1/2 trip to the local kelp beds in either San Pedro or San Diego. This is a great way for Corporate groups to spend a day during(in between) conferences or maybe taking the family out on the water. We can target Barracuda, Calico Bass, Sculpin along with the occasional yellowtail thrown in the mix.
This is a great way of getting most of your day on the water without spending the night on the boat. 3/4 day trips normally run to the Coronado islands and target Yellowtail, Bluefin Tuna, Calico Bass, Bonito, Barracuda. A great way to spend most of your day on the water and bring home some fillets for dinner.
22 hours on the boat constitutes as an overnight affair. During the spring (April-June) we will be running to one of the local islands targeting Calico Bass, Yellowtail, and White Sea Bass. Summer one day trips will more than likely be spent offshore hunting Albacore, Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail and Dorado.
If you want to fish those enchanted evening hours or wake up on the prime grounds, then a multi-day trip is what you are looking for. Trips can vary in length from one and a half days to three days in length. We have hot showers, bunk room air conditioning, 43 inch flat screen television with DVD player, all the accommodations to make your extended fishing trip as comfortable fishing off your front porch.
When are you going to be in LA?
We will be pulling into 22nd Street Landing, San Pedro on November 6th, 2014 and again in the spring, on March 2nd, 2015.
The spring time charter dates are filling fast. We may do some open party trips up at 22nd Street, but for the most part we will be running charters. Please book soon to get prime dates, remember WSB limits change form one to three fish on June 16th.
I would like to thank everyone for taking such an interest in the Fortune, coming down to see the boat and booking charters.
Big Fish Happen,
Bruce A. Smith
Are you going to have RSW?
The Fortune has a refrigerated spray system inside a seven ton fish hold that will be set at 29 to 31 degrees. Your fish will be promptly placed in the fish well at the end of each stop or during each stop depending on how they fish are biting. Depending on the length of trip and if you so desire, the fish you landed that day will be filleted to your specifications and then placed back in the refrigerated hold. Another option is to have Fisherman’s Processing fillet and package your fish once we return to Fisherman’s Landing, this works out well if you are traveling outside of southern California.
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Why choose us
Food, Service, Crew, Boat, and Price.
Food on the fortune will be excellent, whether you are ordering off the open menu on a Spring overnight WSB trip, or being served fully prepared meals on a three day all-inclusive charter. The galley is all-new, and designed to cater to our guests. I am proud to announce that in addition to the standard fare of breakfast burritos and Fortune ‘burgers, we will always offer “heart healthy” items.
Crew members on the long range sportboats out of San Diego are trained to provide an exemplary standard of service all day, every day. Fortune’s crew know this, and will always live up to these standards.
Fortune is a 65′ solid fiberglass vessel that sleeps 24 passengers comfortably. She was built in Westport, Washington in the Kelly boatyard in 1979. The Fortune is powered by a pair of brand new Cummins QMS 11 power plants, alongside a John Deere 35KW generator. The refrigeration is in very good shape, and will be keep your fillets or whole fish in the pristine RSW state that we have all come to insist upon.
This year we are offering the Fortune at rates that are even lower than competitive, simply due to the fact that I am starting this business from scratch. I have no existing clients on the books, and I want to take you fishing.