April 7, 2018

I booked this trip for my husband, who absolutely loves fishing. My husband has been on pretty extravagant fishing trips so I was a little bit nervous on what he would think about this trip I booked for him by myself. He hasn’t stopped talking about Gerry since we got off the boat! We had such a great time! Gerry was so helpful and easygoing. He was knowledgeable and fun to be around! He made sure we had a good time. We also enjoyed being able to fish around the oil rigs. My husband Jason is hooked on salt water fishing now, and we most definitely will be using Gerry for all of our fishing in Southern California! We are already planning our next trip with him. Thanks Gerry!! 


 

 

Our fishing trip was a 50th birthday present for my husband and there could not have been a better present.  Captain Gerry is fantastic.  He’s super positive,  easy going, knowledgeable, patient, down to earth and genuine.  He knows the area extremely well and is super enthusiastic to get out there and get you to catch as many fish as possible.  We could not have had a better time and my husband had the best birthday he’s ever had in his life.  It was a dream come true for him thanks to Captain Gerry.


I introduced my son Ashton to fishing about 8 years ago.  We currently frequent 1/2 day and 3/4 day “party” boats out of Dana Wharf and Davey’s Locker.  We met Gerry at the Fred Hall Show last year and he showed my son the new Daiwa reels.  Gerry spent about 30 minutes letting my son cast the new Lexa 400.  Gerry mentioned he chartered so I kept his information.  My son’s birthday was Dec. 3 and I surprised him with a trip with Gerry to Catalina.  Everything was great.  Gerry provided Ashton with a new Jerk Bait showed him how to fish with it and put us on fish.  We are now spoiled!  Gerry is the best.  He has everything you need to have a great time on the water.  We will definitely fish with Gerry again.  The smile he put on my boy’s face is priceless.


We had a great trip. We caught many fish, and when the bite slowed, we changed tactics. Gerry was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed learning from him almost as much as catching all the fish.


My son and I had a blast. He was very funny and professional and put us on a lot of fish! After about two hours in my son and I were already tired from catching so many calico in such a short amount of time. He hooked my son up with two yellowtail and many calico as well as sand bass and mackerel. Very exciting for him and me because neither of us have ever caught any of those species! I would definitely go again and suggest others to go!


Kardashian’s had a fabulous day of fishing!  Captain Jerry was great!  Caught a lot of fish and fried them up that evening!  We definitely will hook up with this captain again!


Gerry is a wonderful captain, guide, and educator. Not only did he put us on some great Calico bass spots in the morning, he entertained us with fun stories about his family and some of the history of Long Beach harbor. His vessel is stocked with the latest and greatest Daiwa fishing gear, so prepare to be spoiled. My mom and I give Gerry two thumbs up.


 

WOW! What an awesome trip! Captain Gerry was awesome! Showed up on time. Fished for 9 hours. Boat was clean and in excellent condition. Capt Gerry was very attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and engaging! And, we caught lots of fish! About 60 between me and my son. Caught yellow tail, Calico bass and perch. Even caught a sheephead, which my son thought was cool. And a barracuda. Would definitely recommend a trip w/Cpt. Gerry and will definitely use him again!


Gerry is a very professional skipper with a great boat and knowledge of the area. I highly recommend his charter if you are serious about fishing. Adam


 

Slow fishing in the AM but Gerry worked hard and we were able to finish the day with over an hour of fast and furious fishing. I would not hesitate to book with him again.


 

Had a great trip with Jerry and All Harbors Charters. He was very knowledgeable, always detailing how we were locating fish and what the fish were relating to. We fished all day changing up species and techniques throughtout the day as conditions changed.

All Harbors charter was by far the best charter trip we’ve been on and I will be booking with Jerry on our next trip to Huntington Beach.

Robby King


My time on the water is limited due to family and work. When I do get out, I want to maximize my opportunity to catch some fish, and more importantly: have fun. That is why I fish with Gerry. To say he is well connected in the fishing industry is an understatement. It is a rare day when we do not run into one of his buddies on the water. And, for this reason, he is always well informed as to what is biting and where. He has the ability to target multiple species which is great when the bite for one them is off, we change gears (inshore or offshore, freshwater or salt), and fish for another. He is flexible with his time as far as launching the boat and coming back to the ramp. I know if he says “last cast, we gotta go” I have at least 2 more hours of fishing, if I want it. If you tell him you want to fish all day, you better get some sleep the night before. I have worked my entire life in the hospitality industry and recommend my clients to him all the time because of his enthusiastic, positive attitude, and tireless effort. He is equally happy helping beginners (especially kids), or putting the most seasoned angler in a position to catch the fish of a lifetime. I don’t know anyone more in tune with his boat. Most importantly, he can get you home safe when the weather gets sporty. I can’t say enough good things about him. I always have fun and I am always looking forward to our next adventure.


I have been fishing twice with Gerry on his new boat and both times it has been a great experience.  We went out to target YFT and BFT and both times Gerry found the birds crashing the tuna boils.  It was not long before we were hooked up and landing some quality fish.  Also, Gerry’s boat is well equipped so if you are a casual angler and don’t have all the correct equipment don’t worry as Gerry will have what is needed to make your trip fantastic.


I’m going to preface this review by stating that I have my own saltwater bass boat. However, I wanted to get an expert’s advice as to the “how and where” to fish for calico bass at the island. I have been to the island a few times with friends on my boat, even friends who have fished the island frequently. We have fished different areas of the island with just fair success on the bass. I knew Gerry Mahiue from fishing the local salt water bass tournament series in Southern California and I wanted to get his perspective on fishing San Clemente Island. Well, I was not disappointed. He showed me areas that I had never fished before and put us on good sized calico bass. We fished areas that I had fished in the past with little success and showed me different approaches to fishing the areas. Not surprisingly, we caught fish and good ones. Gerry was also very generous with the information he shared with me. I did bring some of my own bass gear, but he has plenty of tackle for customers to use. I didn’t mind using some of his terminal tackle and his favorite lures on this trip.

His boat is a 21-22 ft. Robalo and it was both fast and comfortable. We averaged 35-40MPH on our return trip from the island, making the crossing in about 1 1/2 hours to Long Beach Harbor. It is very spacious and there was a lot of storage room on his boat. The boat seemed to have a wide beam and it made for a very stable fishing platform. For the women who are thinking about booking a trip with Gerry, there is a built in head in the front of the center console which is an added plus for privacy.

I would definitely book Gerry again and I would highly recommend him to anyone wishing to fish the islands off Southern California, inshore fishing off the coast and also offshore fishing for pelagic fish like tuna and yellowtail.


A great day on the water with an experienced and well prepared guide.  Gerry targeted Calico bass and he did not disappoint.  I got my personal best Calico bass in the morning, and caught a bigger one after lunch!  Everyone caught fish on a variety of different swimbaits and hard baits.  Can’t wait for the next trip!


I had an old fishing buddy come into town and he wanted to go get some tuna so we chartered capt. Gerry Mahieu. He met us very early so we would get a full day in. His boat was very nice and very fast. The day started slow, but he kept trying different things and different places until we got on em. Back at the dock, most folks had a pretty lack luster day. Capt Gerry was a lot of fun and a blast to fish with, but very serious about getting us on fish. I can’t tell you how much I appreciated the extra effort to make my friends trip successfully.