Frequently Asked Questions

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Where are you located?

The Pescador is docked at 22nd St Landing. The physical address is 141 W. 22nd St, San Pedro, Ca. 


If you are coming to fish with us, the landing offers free parking across the street. Please do not park your vehicle in the restaurant parking lot (west of the building) as your vehicle can be towed. 

Is a open party trip the same as a private charter?

No. Open party trips are just that, open to the public. 10 individual spots are available for purchase. A private charter is a group of people who rent the boat together. 


Open party trips are booked directly through the landing. 


On open party trips, bunks are on a first come, first serve basis. If you have medical equipment or physical limitations that require a specific type of bunk, please give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate you. 


We are primarily a private charter boat, but will do open party trips as our calendar allows. Most open party trips are early season and midweek. All open party trips will be listed on our Facebook  and Instagram page, 976tuna.com and 22nd St. Landing website. To book a listed open party trip, please click on the "book online" tab on the homepage. 

Do you have fishing gear or tackle on the boat?

No, we do not. 22nd St. Landing has a full service tackle shop available for your needs. They have rods for rent and tackle for sale. If you have any questions about their rentals, please give them a call. A friendly store associate will be happy to assist you. 310-832-8304

Do I need a fishing license?

Yes! Anyone 16 years of age and older is required to have a valid California fishing license with them while fishing. A Department of Fish and Wildlife warden will issue you a ticket if you are found to be fishing without a license.


One day, two day or annual fishing licenses are available for purchase from 22nd St. Landing tackle shop as well as most sporting good stores. You  can also purchase a license online. If you purchase a license online, please make sure to print it out and bring it with you. https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales/  

It's my first time chartering a boat, what do you suggest I do first?

Take a look at our calendar and see if there is a date that works for you and your group. If the date is open, give us a call or send us a email and we can discuss further details and questions you may have. 


If the date you are interested is not available, give us a call anyway as there are times charters cancel and dates open up.

I just arrived at 22nd St. Landing for my trip, do I need to check in with anyone?

We suggest arriving to 22nd St Landing at least one hour prior to the departure time. 


For open party trips, you must check in at the ticket window at the tackle shop. You will receive a numbered fish tag. That is your boarding pass to board the vessel, please keep in safe spot. Once checked in, please wait up on the boardwalk till a Pescador crew member calls you down. If they are already boarding the boat, you can go down and board. Note, if you arrive past the departure time, there is a good chance you will miss the boat and forfeit any monies paid. 


For private charters, you do not need to check in with the tackle shop. Wait up on the boardwalk with your group until a Pescador crew member calls you down. 


DO NOT BOARD THE PESCADOR WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF A CREW MEMBER...EVEN TO JUST DROP OFF YOUR GEAR!

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What should I bring?

Space is limited on the boat, so we suggest you bring a backpack or small duffel bag. 


First and foremost, make sure you have your ID and California fishing license with you.


List of suggested items to bring on your trip: rubber deck boots, change of clothes, sunglasses, seasick remedies and toiletries.


Clean blanket and pillow provided. 


DO NOT bring an ice chest/cooler. There is not enough space on the boat to store it. Please keep it in your vehicle.

How will the weather be on my trip?

While we cannot tell you the exact weather, the captain monitors the weather regularly. Weather can range from nice and sunny to cold and windy, yet can change quickly. For the safety of passengers and crew, the captain reserves the right to cancel a trip due to unfavorable weather. 

What can I catch?

Keep in mind fishing is dependent on  conditions, bait, tackle and the fish themselves. We will try our best to have you go home with sacks of fish, but it's not guaranteed.


Full day trips often fish Catalina Island. You can have the opportunity to catch: bass, barracuda, halibut, yellowtail and white seabass. 


Island trips can give you the opportunity to catch: yellowtail, white seabass, bass, sheephead and rockfish. 


Offshore trips can give you the opportunity to catch: bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, dorado and yellowtail. 


All fish caught, must fall within the guidelines of the Department of Fish and Wildlife to be kept. All fish not within the guidelines will be released.

Is fish cleaning available?

Yes, for a nominal fee. The rate is dependent on type and size of fish. On the way in, the crew will filet and bag your fish. Once back to the landing, the crew will meet you up on the boardwalk and hand out your fish. 

Is gratuity included?

Gratuity is not included in the open party ticket price or charter rate. The crew works hard to make sure you have a memorable experience on the Pescador. Gratuities are customary and greatly appreciated.