Catching a fish, like successfully courting a crush, requires patience, persistence, and a handful of shiny trinkets. Practice the art of deep-sea seduction with today's Groupon: for $500, you get a four-hour sportfishing trip for six people from The Long Run Sportfishing (a $1,000 value). This Groupon expires July 29.
Experienced staff aboard the The Long Run helps anglers of all ages and experience levels track down sport fish for thrilling fights and flavorful fillets. Great for bachelor parties, or other groups of friends, families, or affable strangers, the four-hour chartered fishing expedition shuttles fisherpeople to a destination of their choice or one of the captain's recommended hotspots. Guests are garbed with fishing gear and bait tailored to tempt yellowtail, bonito, and halibut into biting—or, at the very least, rising to the surface to engage in polite conversation. Should hook setters haul a legal-size catch aboard, staff will diligently clean the fish and set the fillets on ice.
A Coast Guard–approved and certified 42-foot trawler, The Long Run boasts a Furuno fish finder, two bait tanks, and a full walk-around deck with plenty of room for reciting excerpts from Moby Dick. Guests are free to provide their own gear if they'd prefer, and anglers might want to bring 10 pounds of ice for cooling down their catches, as well as snacks, beverages, sunscreen, towels, and older shirts they wouldn't mind wearing while posing with a lingcod.
The Long Run Sportfishing
Possessing nearly 30 years of experience, Captain Nathan Beall guides anglers on The Long Run, a 42-foot six-pack sportfishing charter. Venturing into waters off San Diego and Mexico, Beall and his crew cast out live bait or plastic lures during both trolling and drifting trips. Catches vary by season, and may include hauls of lingcod, halibut, and multiple species of tuna. For trophy hunters, Beall takes anglers on excursions for shark and marlin. Trips can last from a few hours to 2.5 days, and The Long Run enhances guests' comfort with a full galley, sound system, and eco-friendly engine that minimizes fumes and noise.
Cleaning is included with most trips, though crews enforce a catch-and-release policy for protected species, such as shark and scuba divers. In addition to guided fishing trips, Beall charters The Long Run for private parties, sunset cruises, and whale watching.