The Lucky B
2022 has brought forth new ventures and new opportunities for us at the Lucky B Fishing Company. The 36 will remain a permanent fixture in her home waters off San Diego, Ca. While she is still available for charter, it will be on a more limited and seasonal basis. As our business evolves and transitions, we have acquired a 32 Yellowfin as our primary charter vessel during the summer months in San Diego. She will be equipped exactly the same as the 36 in true Lucky B form. As the summer months dwindle in Southern California, the 32 will hit the road to her winter home in warmer more southeastern regions. Stay tuned for more announcements as we expand to coast to coast. More destinations and more vessels to come…
The 32 foot Yellowfin Offshore Center Console powered by fresh twin Mercury Verado supercharged engines. With 700 horsepower, this is the ultimate “run ‘n gun” platform, capable of getting you on the school and providing more opportunities to capitalize on our unique fishery. This vessel features a completely flush deck, several large fish holds and great bait capacity with multiples live wells. Yellowfin yachts are known for their speed, expansive fishing platforms and unrivaled ride in sloppy weather. With an average cruise speed in the mid 40 knot range and a top speed over 55 knots we will be one of the first boats in the zone and first one back to the dock at the end of the day. What that means to you is more fishing time, more opportunity, and most importantly…more fish.
The Lucky B is equipped with the finest fishing tackle available. All newer Shimano Trinidad and Talica reels paired with Calstar Grafighter rods. We are also the only Southern California Charter boat equipped with the new Hooker Electric Reels for an unmatched local swordfish experience. To further enhance our opportunities, we utilize Fraser Volpe Gyro stabilized binoculars, Simrad electronics, and the latest oceanic temperature software to help us locate the fish. All in, we try to leave very little to chance which means success more often than not.
Captain Brandon Nelson is an accomplished tournament Captain, Commercial hook and line fisherman and overall Waterman that resides in Point Loma, California. He has spent the last 15 years immersing himself into the Southern California marine and fishing industry. At the age of 19, he obtained his USCG 100 Ton Captain’s license and USCG Towing and Radar Certifications which enabled him to work within the industry while studying business at Point Loma Nazarene University. While in school he had numerous jobs running Charter fishing boats, driving water taxis and large ferries along with working in local tackle shops. At a very young age, boating and fishing became his obsession.
After graduating Point Loma Nazarene with both an undergraduate degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Brandon accepted at job at Flagship Cruises and Events to further his maritime experience. While working at Flagship, he operated vessels exceeding 140 feet and 99 tons while carrying passenger loads as high as 300. His past experience also include managing the West Coast Demo boat program for Seakeeper Inc, along with Dealer representation in Southern California. With over 10,000 hours of sea time and an extensive knowledge of Southern California fishing and boating scene, you can feel confident that your experience will be a pleasurable one.
WHY LUCKY B?
The origin of Lucky B dates back to when the obsession began. As a young high school kid, I took more to spending time on the water rather than doing normal high school activities. I would rather spend countless hours in a desolate ocean searching and learning the ways of a unique trade than cheering on people I didn’t know at a football game or going to a party. Coming back to the dock time and time again with a boatload of fish, the name Lucky B stuck. And while luck has very little to do with it, the name fit. But when it really meant something was in 2020 when the actual business Lucky B Sportfishing was formed. While 2020 was a difficult year for most, it happened to have a particularly hellish start for myself. Along with Covid-19 and getting laid off from my previous job, I was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma. This consisted of four cancerous tumors in my chest, with the largest one, the size of a small football. Faced with no other option other than to do whatever was absolutely necessary to beat this, I proceeded. After 12 rounds and 6 months of chemo and immunotherapy, I can say that I am cancer free. Cancer is no joke and I am LUCKY, grateful, and happy to be where I am today. Armed with a life altering point of view, I set out to make my dream a reality. With the realization that life is precious and we cannot take anything for granted, I didn’t want to waste another day doing something I wasn’t passionate and fully committed to. Hence the birth of Lucky B Sportfishing! It this passion and perspective that we strive to bring to out on a daily basis while out on the water. While there are many outstanding operations in this industry, we hope that you give us the opportunity to provide an excellent experience for your friends and family one day.
Our passion is our profession. We love every moment we spend on the water and want to our customers to experience that same thrill as well.