Captain Tim Ekstrom has spent the majority of his life working at sea in the San Diego sportfishing industry. A pantheon of legendary mentors influenced his development from the age of 15. Eddie McEwen, Frank Lo Peste, Steve Loomis and Dick Gadosh provided a professional background that was quickly evident when Tim became the youngest individual to captain the famed long-range sport-fisher Royal Polaris in 1990 at the age of 21.
From there a long list of accomplishments followed, culminating in the 1996 purchase of the Royal Star with partner Capt. Randy Toussaint. Tim has established an impeccable reputation as an energetic, strong leader and consistent innovator in the sportfishing community. From incorporating sport fishermen as participants in large-scale scientific tagging studies to revolutionizing modern fish handling and storage on board vessels, his transformational contributions to the Southern California sportfishing community are widely recognized. To book a trip with Tim, visit www.royalstarsportfishing.com.
While consistently maintaining a catch record at the top of his field, Tim is dedicated to maintaining and improving sport fishing for generations to come. Tim has also played an active role in developing the fish processing that anglers use to care for their catch, and even smoke their fish. Tim is one of the owners of Fisherman's Processing, which provides a wide range of fish cleaning and smoking services.
Living in the fishing enclave of Point Loma for more than 25 years, he is happily married and a proud father of two future anglers; six-year-old son Duke and 10-year-old daughter Charlie.