Channel Islands Sportfishing, Oxnard California
Captain Chris Hanson has been in the fishing industry since he was 8 years old. He learned his captain skills from Captain Bill Hutchinson on the Lenbrooke when the boat operated out the Malibu Pier. Under Captain Hutchinson Chris learned about many of the productive fishing grounds in the Santa Monica Bay. In 1996 the Malibu Pier closed due to extensive damage caused by heavy Winter storms. Since then Chris has worked at as a captain moving boats between California and Cabo San Lucas. Chris has actively participated in many of the famous Cabo fishing tournaments including the Bisbees. During recent years, Chris has worked at Marina del Rey Sportfishing as a relief captain. In 2002, he earned his captains license and purchased the Cobra. On his first trip, he took a group out and participated in the Santa Monica Bay Halibut Derby. The results were excellent. Chris put his passengers on the honey hole. His boat actually won the 2002 Santa Monica Halibut Derby with a 33.8 pound California Halibut.