Hi, I’m Captain Dave Hansen, 100Ton USCG Master License holder and a self confessed fishing fool. I have my Dad mostly to thank for all this. I grew up at San Clemente Sport Fishing where my Dad started his 70 year long career in the industry. My earliest memories are not of riding my bike with friends, but instead chasing bait around in the receiver.

Thirty something years later, after Captaining many of the local sport boat’s on the West Coast, Private Yachts, Deliveries to Mexico and beyond, I am still loving what I do and doing what I love.

All those years of experience have now culminated into Captain Dave’s Saltwater Guide Service. I am a CAPTAIN FOR HIRE that loves taking clients fishing on their own vessels. With my captain skills you have access to every bit of my fishing knowledge that I have scrubbed decks for, bowed to my predecessor captain’s for and stayed up night after night to learn.

You can listen to me talk fishing and boating on Let’s Talk Hookup Radio Show every Sunday between 8-8:15am!

I am the ONLY licensed guide in California.


Captain Dave’s Guide Service

My service offers those of you that own your own boat, the opportunity to take the learning curve out of both boating and fishing, and/or refine your fishing skills, by allowing me, Captain Dave, to teach you various skills that are vital to successful fishing trips, including:

a) Boat handling skills(docking).
b) How to use your electronics.
b) Fishing spots along our coast, and most importantly, how to fish them.
c) Tying rigs and knots.
d) Bait selection.

I know a lot of people think that they already know everything, I cannot help those people. Those of you like me, that are always open to accepting new information and improving their fishing and boat handling skills will benefit the most.

Call me any time: 949-374-0786 or email

Ask me about purchasing your next fishing boat / yacht. I work for Commercial and Leisure Yacht Brokerage Inc. as well.

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Good fishing at Catalina

Captain Dave Hansen

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