Judah Paul Sports Fishing is not only a life-long dream come true for Captain Steve, it’s also a homage to his son, Judah Paul. Sadly, it took losing Judah Paul to a sudden death for Captain Steve and his family to realize life is too precious to live with what-if’s. They honor Judah Paul by not only naming the company and the boat after him, but also by living each day to the fullest, chasing their dreams, and fishing every chance they get.


About the Captain: Captain Steve Helton has been fishing for over 40 years. Twenty of those years he’s spent piloting ocean-going boats. He has a reputation for knowing where the fish are. In fact, he holds Humboldt Bay’s unofficial record for most sport species caught in one day.

Captain Steve is a U.S. Coast Guard Master, holds a Merchant Marine Captain’s license, and is CPR and first aid certified. He fishes the beautiful west coast from Fort Bragg, California to Newport Beach, Oregon. Encouraging and helpful, his enthusiasm for fishing and his stretch of ocean is contagious.

Captain Steve Helton


Judah Paul


About the boat: Welcome to the launch of the new Judah Paul. she is a 31' by 10.5' very stable solid fiberglass, powered by twin Yanmar diesels with lots of space on the rail. Large cabin for storage with private enclosed flush toilet and fresh water sinks. The new and state of the art electronics include

  • Dual Garmin displays 

  • Plotter (fish finder)

  • GPS mapping

  • Radar

  • Autopilot

  • VHF radio.

  • All safety gear meets USCG requirements, life jackets, EPIRB, life raft, etc.

Cannon electric downriggers

About the gear: We don’t skimp on gear. It’s all high quality and easy to use. We carry both Daiwa Saltist 2-speed and single speed reels on Penn and Okuma rods. We use Cannon electric downriggers with responsive up/down push buttons. We keep a full range of tackle on hand to ensure we’re ready for any fishing circumstance. The Judah Paul even has a well for live bait fishing. We are good to go!