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Certified Marine Naturalist, American Cetacean Society
New Jersey native Captain Dustin “Dusty” has traveled on some rough seas while in the US Coast Guard, but now prefers the calmer seas of South Orange County. He’s crossed the equator on a ship, spent a year in Alaska and lots of time in South America navigating some very rough seas.
Yellowtail is his favorite fish to catch because they put up a good battle and are good eating when grilled with garlic and a little lemon. He enjoys helping kids learn to fish and watching them become ‘regulars’ at Dana Wharf. The Dana Wharf Kids Club has helped get kids involved in fishing and they usually like it so much they come back almost weekly.
Captain Dusty is 33 years old and lives in San Clemente with his wife and 8 year-old daughter, spending most of their free time, you guessed it…in the ocean! “Fishing, surfing and going to the beach is our favorite family activity,” laughs Dusty.