Ethan Hougie

Meet Captain Ethan Hougie

Meet Captain Ethan Hougie and California Sport Fishing Co.

Prepare for an electrifying voyage alongside the esteemed Captain Ethan Hougie, at the helm of California Sport Fishing Co., nestled in the bustling heart of San Diego.

Established in 2021 under the leadership of Captain Ethan Hougie, California Sport Fishing Co. leads the charge in redefining fishing charters in San Diego. Captain Hougie and his dedicated crew are fueled by a singular mission: to guarantee an exhilarating fishing experience aboard the "Hot Reeling!" This 54' Mediterranean vessel is meticulously crafted to deliver a lavish fishing escapade. Captain Hougie's dedication speaks volumes: "We're all business. We don't cease until we're reeling in the fish!" Join California Sport Fishing Co. for a journey steered by passion, commitment, and an unwavering pursuit of an unforgettable angling escapade along the stunning shores of San Diego.

Captain Ethan boasts extensive expertise across a spectrum of fishing techniques, showcasing unparalleled proficiency in both nearshore and offshore fishing realms. His mastery encompasses a plethora of fishing styles, from light tackle to heavy tackle, bottom fishing to trolling, spinning to jigging, popping to kite fishing, and deep-sea expeditions. With an in-depth understanding of the San Diego fishing landscape, Captain Hougie ensures an immersive and dynamic encounter for anglers, tailoring his skills to cater to the preferences of each fishing enthusiast. Whether craving the adrenaline rush of deep-sea adventures or the precision of nearshore fishing, Captain Ethan Hougie's diverse expertise ensures a thrilling and bespoke journey with California Sport Fishing 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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California Sport Fishing Co. Available Trips


Expertise & Attributes

4 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Nature / Wildlife Views
Saltwater Fishing
Live Bait
Deep Sea Fishing
Good with Large Groups
Good with Families
Good with Kids

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. 


Hot Reeling

Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

Boat Guest Capacity: 6

Boat Length: 54

Manufacturer Name: Mediterranean

Model Year: 1999

Number of Engines: 2

Horsepower per Engine: 800

Maximum Cruising Speed: 12

Boat Registration: Not Given

Features: GPS, Fish Finder, Radar, Flybridge, Toilet, Kitchen, Bed, Air Condition, Multimedia System, Refrigerator, First Mate, Livewell / Live Bait Tank, Outriggers