If you really want to improve your fishing skills, there's no better
way than going on an instructional fishing trip with Mike Gardner. A guided
trip with Mike is like spending a day in a big outdoor classroom- you'll
learn firsthand how to catch amazing numbers of fish! You will learn the
art of light tackle fishing from the very best in the business. Getting
on the water with Mike Gardner is easy; simply call (714) 671-0447
, or email Mike
It's extremely affordable. There is a two person minimum, max 4 persons per trip. Due to rising fuel prices, there is a fuel surcharge, and clients will also be responsible for appropriate launch fees depending on the launch ramp we use. Please note there is a $100 non-refundable deposit required for booking a trip.
Now that's a real bargain
for a guided fishing trip!
So, what's a typical day on the water with Mike entail? Here's what to
expect, along with some pointers for having a safe and enjoyable trip:
- You will be fishing onboard a fully loaded 24' Triton 240 LTS powered by a very quiet, reliable 250 HP Mercury Verado outboard to both insure your safety and comfort on the water.
- Trips are from 6:00am to 4pm. You'll meet Mike at a predetermined
boat ramp location (easy to follow directions will be provided at time
- All fishing tackle- rods, reels, baits & lures - is provided.
- Be prepared to learn- Mike will teach you the small things that make
a big difference between fishing and catching! He'll be fishing with
you as well- nothing gets your attention more than seeing his technique
work right before your eyes.
- Catch and release fishing is practiced on Mike's guide trips; please
plan on only keeping fish you're going to eat. The next generation of
anglers will thank you for conserving the resource!
- Food is not provided; there is room on the boat for you to bring one
40qt. ice chest with your food and drinks for the day.
- Preferred fishing locations are Newport Harbor and Long Beach Harbor.
These areas provide easy access and calm water; they also have incredibly
- Make sure to bring a jacket, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses (polarized
recommended), and plenty of water (especially in the summer). It's just
plain smart to be comfortable and safe while you fish.
- Boots, black soled shoes, and hard soled shoes are not permitted (fiberglass
boats are not conducive to this kind of footwear). Comfortable tennis
shoes are recommended.
- Fish cleaning, , , are not provided.
- Absolutely no alcohol or illegal drugs are allowed on board. Zero tolerance.