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The FIRST STRINGS’ greatest claim, and the reason for our success, is our superior and experienced crew. Owner/Operator Bradley Phillips and his crew have a combined total of over 45 years of experience as Captains fishing the inshore and offshore California and Mexican waters. Our goal and top priority, whether you are a beginner or an expert, is to make your trip a safe, memorable, and happy experience by guaranteeing you the finest service on a very clean & safe vessel.


What Makes First String Sportfishing Your Best Choice For All Your Fishing Needs? The FIRST STRING is extremely spacious, She is 93’ in length and features a 25’ beam. Her low-to-the-water, exceptionally wide beam offers our passengers a huge deck area and a much more stable fishing platform.


Our extensive experience and commitment to our customers makes us the right choice for you - White Sea Bass, Yellowtail, Albacore, Yellowfin Tuna, Barracuda, Calico Bass and more are our target!


Welcome to First String Sportfishing!

The First String is the newest and most luxurious sportfisher in the 1 - 6 Day range fleet. We offer our passengers a more comfortable, safe and relaxing experience. Our extensive experience guarantees you the best fishing opportunities. 2017 is looking to be another incredible year!

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2017 Forecast

1, 1.5 & 2 Day Spring Fishing Trips running from Pierpoint Landing - click here for complete schedule

2 - 3 Day Trips - Book Now!
Limited Load 6 - 10 Day Trips

Whale Watching

Tackle Suggestions 2-3 Days

Tackle Suggestions 6 - 10 Days
Meet the Crew
About the First String


Fish Counts


2017 Spring 1.5 & 2 Day Schedule posted!


2017 Multi-Day Schedule posted!


2017 Long Range Schedule posted!