TDTradition Sportfishing Charters is a sportfishing charter company offering Private Six- Pack Charters aboard our 38 ft. Bertram, Judith Ann II. For larger charters we offer our 60 ft. sportfishing vessel Tradition, to accommodate up to 40 passengers for fishing and 65 passengers for whale watching. We have a seasoned crew with over 100 years combined experience in the fishing industry and you will be sure to have a world-class trip aboard either of our fishing vessels or whale watching excursions. Meet our crew below.
Captain Tom Durr, industry legend and 50 year experienced veteran, our owner and operator of TDTradition Sportfishing & Charters. Tom brings his vast years of experiences of being an owner/operator of many fishing vessels to include: Sportfisher, Matt Walsh, Explorer II, Fury II, Jad, Big Daddy, Fish N Fool, Seasport, Maddie Rose, Judith Ann, and Tradition to name a few. Running 1/2 day, 3/4 day, overnight trips from various landings to include: San Diego, Mission Bay, Oceanside, Newport Beach, Long Beach, Malibu and San Pedro California. His experience as a captain is unmatched with experiences both inshore and offshore sportfishing from Morro Bay to Cabo San Lucas. Tom was the personal Captain for the private yacht Reward, out of San Diego and the Lucky L, of Newport Beach, California. Tom is a two time marlin tournament winner of the "Catalina Gold Cup!" He is one of the founding members of the San Diego sportfishing fleet. In addition, to his expert skills as a fisherman Tom also has a very successful Harbor Cruise business~Fiesta Harbor Cruises (click link to view) and a commercial squid business in San Pedro, California. He is the former owner of Ports O'Call and LA Harbor Sportfishing where he been operating his Harbor Cruises business from Berth 79, San Pedro, California since 1987.
Cary Serklew - crew member began fishing at an early age in Redondo Beach and in his teen years worked in Newport Beach as a deckhand, and then San Diego on overnight tuna trips. His passion for fishing did not stop there as he began freshwater Bass fishing tournaments where he became Won Bass Angler of the Year. Cary brings the same passion and love of fishing and has a keen eye for spotting the fish! He has been owner of multiple boats fishing the Southern California/Mexican Waters for nearly 45 years and was a former co-owner with Tom in the Maddie Rose, which successfully ran six pack charters from Dana Wharf and Oceanside California. Cary has also been a team member with Tom in the Catalina Gold Cup on the Lucky L and Osprey.
Rafa Robledo - crew member working for Tom over the past 9 years on several of Tom's fishing vessels including Sportfishing. Commercial squid fishing, Harbor Cruises and Whale Watching.
Jacob Molla, Captain, known as the "Killing Machine Hook and Grind Specialist!!!," Jacob brings 19 years of fishing expertise and has been running boats since 2003. Outside of captaining either the Judith Ann II or Tradition Jacob is also the owner/operator of the squid boat "Bandit." Jacobs love for fishing is evident by all that have been on his trips whether it's on a charter or open party boat. You be sure to have a great day on the water with this killing machine. Jacob also manages Tradition Sportfishing Facebook page so be sure to check it out for all the latest info and photos.
Bradley Ball, Captain, has been a relief captain for Tom on the Maddie Rose, as well as, other fishing vessels Tom has owned over the years. They have been working together for 23 years. Bradley was also a captain on the Lucky L with Tom. Bradley has extensive knowledge and experience on the Southern/Mexican Waters.