Ethan Hougie

Meet Captain Ethan Hougie

Meet Captain Ethan Hougie and California Sport Fishing Co.

Prepare to embark on an exhilarating journey with the renowned Captain Ethan Hougie of California Sport Fishing Co., located in the vibrant city of San Diego.

Founded in 2021 by Captain Ethan Hougie, California Sportfishing Co. represents the forefront of a new era in fishing charters in San Diego. Captain Hougie and his dedicated crew are driven by a singular mission: to ensure you experience the thrill of catching fish aboard the "Hot Reeling!" This 54' Mediterranean vessel is meticulously designed for a luxurious fishing experience. Captain Hougie's commitment is clear: "We don't fool around. We don't stop till we're on the fish!" Join California Sportfishing Co. for a journey guided by passion, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of an unforgettable angling adventure off the stunning coast of San Diego.

Captain Ethan is a seasoned expert in a diverse range of fishing techniques, showcasing unparalleled expertise in both nearshore and offshore fishing. His proficiency spans various fishing styles, including light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, kite fishing, and deep-sea fishing. With an extensive knowledge of the San Diego fishing scene, Captain Hougie ensures an immersive and dynamic experience for anglers, adapting his skills to cater to the preferences of each fishing enthusiast. Whether you seek the thrill of deep-sea expeditions or the precision of nearshore fishing, Captain Ethan Hougie's mastery of various techniques ensures an exciting and tailored adventure with California Sportfishing Co.

Boat details

The 54' Mediterranean (Sportfishing) at California Sportfishing Co. is a meticulously maintained vessel, originally constructed in 1999. Equipped with 2 powerful 800HP Detroit engines, this fishing charter boasts a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots, ensuring swift and efficient travel to prime fishing locations. With a capacity to accommodate up to 6 guests, the boat combines comfort and performance for an unparalleled fishing experience off the beautiful coast of San Diego.

California Sport Fishing Co. ensures an exceptional day on the water that will leave everyone eager to return for more, or perhaps never want to leave at all!

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Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Fishing Poles
Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes:

- Rods, reels & tackle

- Lures and Live Bait 

- Drinks (Non-alcoholic beverages are included in all trips.)

- First Mate

- Complimentary Catch and Filleting

- Lunch (Depending on the trip. )

- Snacks

What to Bring:

- Hat, Sunscreen, Polaroid Sunglasses 

- Wear weather appropriate clothing 

- Food and drinks

- Fishing License or You can ask the Captain.

DEPOSIT: A 15% deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout  

BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash.  

GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 14 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.  

GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.  

TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip. 

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