Fishing Guides


Rusty Brown


Rusty Brown is a professional bass fisherman located in Southern California with over 13 years of tournament competition under his belt. Rusty offers professional guide fishing service on a variety of Southern California’s world famous bass fisheries.  Contact Rusty Brown




Capt. James Nelson

Captain James Nelson has been fishing the bays and lakes of Southern California for more than 30 years. He is one of the most diverse guides in the area, providing rewarding guide trips on both San Diego and Mission Bay, inshore saltwater trips, as well as trips to the local lakes, including Diamond Valley.

Nelson is one of the regions few full-time fishing guides, so he is on the water more than anyone. That experience makes him one of the premier San Diego Bay guides, which is arguably the best and most underrated fishery in Southern California. If there is one place to fish in San Diego, it’s the big bay with its diverse list of fish species including halibut, bass, and bonefish. James has the bay dialed in like no other guide.

Nelson is an experienced bass tournament angler as well, having fished in both FLW and WON pro events. So if a trip to the lakes is what you’re after, James is the guy as well. All trips are personalized to fit the specific goals YOU have for YOUR fishing trip. He offers reasonable group rates, military discounts, and kids fish free! All tackle, bait, snacks and soft drinks are provided. His trips are run aboard an extremely nice 24′ Triton center console powered by a 250 HP Mercury Optimax outboard.  Contact Captain James Nelson

Tom Lowery

Tom Lowery has over 20 years fishing experience on Southern California Lakes. He is based in beautiful San Diego California. Tom has many tournament wins and over a dozen BIG BASS of the tournament awards fishing Southern California Lakes. A day on the water with Tom may reward you with catching the bass of a lifetime.

Tom’s unique service offers Guide Trips and/or Private Fishing Lessons. He customizes how you want to spend your time. Whether you want a fun relaxing day catching bass, learn structure fishing, do some “how to” stuff, or fish for that BIG bass of a lifetime, Tom will provide you with a great experience and you will learn a ton about fishing.

Tom is an expert on his local San Diego Lakes; El Capitan, Otay, Hodges, and Murray. He also fishes Perris, Diamond Valley and other Southern California Lakes. Most of these lakes are within 1 hour of downtown San Diego.  Contact Tom Lowery

Capt. Jimmy Decker
IGFA world record fishing – Ultra Light Tackle
Light Tackle Offshore Fishing
Big Bass in bad neighborhoods
Career Accomplishments:
3 time IGFA World Record Holder
2008 SWBA Tour 1st place Season Finale
2008 MABT 1st place Tuna Division
2009 SWBA COCC 1st place
2010 YSH 1st place 2011 3rd place overall SWBA