- Nice BIG salmon today and whales everywhere! Biggest fish went 22 pounds and smallest 15. Had to let a couple shakers go too.
- Another gorgeous day on the water and quite a few whales still around but seems the salmon have taken the day off.
July 4th - Perfect day on the water and still a few whales around. An hour late start and after four hours of trolling and hooking up and losing fish, including a slug at the net, we discovered someone brought a bunch of bananas. You can figure out the rest of the story (and luckily they are eating salmon tonight).
July 3rd - What a whale show we had today! No less than 50 big blues and humbacks all around us. Made the day quite challenging for fishing but we did it and we did it BIG. 8 nice salmon to take home, 3 short we let go and lost another 5. Our Play of the Day was a Triple which was almost a quad. Doesn't count until all fish in the boat so triple it is! CrAzY fIsHiNg today and signs are it's only going to get more wild.
July 1st - Another GREAT day of salmon fishing with a six fish in the box! Biggest fish went 27 pounds! Our biggest of the season so far. A bigger one got away. Dozens of whales were everywhere today.
June 30th - Wow. 20 salmon hookups today! Nine averaging 17 pounds brought home, sea lion got one, one was too short and the rest came unbuttoned behind the boat. Was fast and furious today. Eat your wheaties kind of day. BIG Blue and Humpback whales around us.
June 29th - Gorgeous day today and great fishing. Limits of quality vermillion, olive, blue, brown rockcod and two keeper lingcod and lost a few lingcod too.
June 28th - Great quality rockcod fishing today with limits of olives, blues, vermillions, blacks for all and 5 lingcod hookups.
June 27th - BIG salmon today. Lot's of boats out there for the commercial salmon re-opener and most were rewarded. We hooked into 5 and brought home 3 from 17 to 21 pounds. The fish were caught 250+ feet down! Tons of whales to boot.
June 25th - the day of champions on the Mega-Bite. The Austin and Triana clan arrived, eagerly anticipating a day of rockfish, lingcod, and halibut fishing. Captain Tom and his deckhand Brendan did not disappoint. We caught early limits of rockfish and 3 nice lingcod. Among the rockfish we caught were blacks, blues, olives, and one canary which was thrown back. We saw several sea lions and a tricky one decided to play with the buoy when we were fishing for halibut. The halibut proved elusive this time, but we'll return again and maybe we'll hook up on halibut. Thanks again, Captain Tom and Crew, this was a wonderful adventure! Beautiful weather and gentle swells were greatly appreciated. Sincerely, The Austin and Triana Family
June 24th - Tried for salmon for a couple hours then pulled the plug and went for rockcod. Lots of nice quality olives, browns, blacks and lost a nice lingcod. Heard some salmon may be moving back in the bay over the next couple days.
June 23rd - Same as yesterday and it got windy! We saw 32 mph gusts but managed 1/2 limits of quality blues, blacks, olives and brown rockcod.
June 22nd - Salmon went quiet again so after a couple hours headed back to the rockcod grounds and got nice quality olives, blacks, blues and browns and a nice lingcod.
June 21st - Much better. Hooked into 4 salmon and managed to get a couple in the boat. Average weight today was 19 pounds!
June 20th - Salmon moved and nobody was able to locate the schools today.
June 18th - Very nice fishing today and the water was flat calm most of the day. Limits of blues, blacks, copper, olive and other rockcod for all plus a nice keeper lingcod.
June 17th - Happy Father's Day! Great fun today with a couple of dads and kids. Got into the rockcod big time with limits of quality blacks, olives, white bellies and a nice 10 pound lingcod.
June 16th - Perfect water and perfect fishing! Lost first couple strikes then it was game on. One and a half fish per person and biggest salmon was 23.5 pounds.
June 15th - Water bumpy today but managed to get limits of nice quality olive, black and blue rockcod and one halibut hooked up.
June 11th - Great weather and water today. Half dozen hookups. Salmon bite is very good.
June 10th - Better weather and water today. We missed a few fish and only managed to get one in the box.
June 9th - Real bumpy water today and only able to stick around the salmon grounds for a little over an hour. We did manage 4 salmon hooked up but were only able to get one in the boat. Weather forecast for the next five days is GOOD so expect to see some good salmon numbers.
June 8th - Water a bit bumpier today but we were able to make it work out and were rewarded with limits plus crew fish of nice quality olives, blacks, browns and big vermillion rockcod.
June 7th - Now we're talking! Great day on the water and a great day of catching. Limits of quality olives, browns, china, blues and a dozen vermillion rockcod!
June 6th - Still have bumpy water so fished nearshore today and were rewarded with nice quality olives, browns, blacks and vermillion to 8-1/2 pounds! Our biggest vermillion to date.
June 4th - Fished nearshore today got nice quality reds, olives, browns, blacks and blue rockfish.
June 3rd - This time the salmon weren't where they were supposed to be. Really hard getting the salmon cornered.
June 2nd - Right place but musta been the wrong time. We came in early from the salmon grounds and I heard the bite didn't happen until later in the morning.
June 1st - Steady rockcod fishing today for limits of blacks, vermillion, olive, china rockfish. A few short lings and a nice fat take home lingcod. Sounds like the salmon bite may back on. This could be the big fall run we've been waiting for. Stay tuned!
May 30th - Offshore commercial gear testing today and we came up to the biggest krill farm we've ever encountered and countless whales, dolphins sealions and probably salmon.
May 28th - Great water today and better fishing too. Limits of nice quality vermillion (reds), olives, blue and blacks, china rockcod, some shaker lingcod and a nice fat 16 pound halibut!
May 27th - Again headed for the rockcod grounds today due to lack of salmon and were rewarded with 5 plus limits of blues, blacks and olives. Heard there may be some salmon coming in this week! Stay tuned.
May 26th - Headed for the rockcod grounds today due to lack of salmon and were rewarded with blues, blacks and olives. Heard there may be some salmon coming in this week! Stay tuned.
May 20th - Tried for salmon again with no luck so headed back into the rockcod grounds and got limits of nice blacks, olives and vermillion rockcod. Looks like the salmon bite has passed. Should be a new batch of fall run salmon coming this way within the next 2-4 weeks. Stay tuned!
May 19th - Tried for salmon for a couple hours then headed off to the rockcod grounds for 4+ limits of nice blues, olives and black rockfish and a shaker lingcod.
May 18th - Tried for rockfish and got rewarded right away! 40 perfect quality blacks in about ten minutes! Then we picked around for a couple hours for the 30 more rockcod and a couple keeper lingcod. Contrary to weather forecasts, the water was fine. Great group.
May 17th - Ran back out to the salmon grounds for another try. Weather was good and we put a fish in the box almost immediately. Nothing else after that. Bait was looking good and the water is warming up.
May 16th - Our first fishing trip out with Captain Tom on the Mega Bite and we thought we wanted salmon???? Well, some days they are hungry and some days they are not. But Captain Tom knew what to do! He got us into some awesome fishing for rock fish and lingcod. Most of us even had some "double dips" (two fish on one line). Everyone on the boat maxed out and we were home early. A great time and good eating. Our deck hand, Greg, was awesome too. We'll be back again soon. Bob and Nancy, Morgan Hill, CA
May 15th - Cold water from the winds and current have once again pushed the salmon and bait out of the area. Heard a few commercial boats got a few fish but most sport boats went home empty handed... us included.
May 14th - Changed up the gear for big game and hooked into some salmon monsters today! Really big fish and could only get one in the boat. These fish are red hot and they are big.
May 13th - Happy Mother's Day! Great day on the water and the fish are starting to bite again. We hooked into 7 fish and managed to get two keepers in the box. Seems like the water has warmed up and the current's not as bad as its been for the past couple days.
May 12th - Not any better today. Fog still here and the water even colder. Fish have lockjaw and we didn't even see a fish or net flying all day.
May 11th - Pretty slow fishing all of a sudden. Big currents ripping through and the water was cooled off again. Hooked in to six fish but only two were keepers and nice ones at that. Fogged in all day.
May 10th - Bigger fish. The fishing continues to be off the hook with fish to almost 19 pounds and a 14-15 pound average! Weather was perfect.
May 8th - WHAM! Bigger fish today and perfect water conditions. Our group got busy as soon as we dropped in and hooked into 14 salmon of which 9 up to 16 pounds made it in the box. 12-13 pound average today. That's over 100 pounds of King Salmon!
May 7th - Amazing day today with flat calm water conditions, fish jumping out of the water and a boat load of our military veterans out for a day of fun and relaxation. Great fishing with this group of young soldiers as they put a nice dent in the salmon population. 12 hookups and 7 fish taken home to 16 pounds.
May 6th - Gorgeous water today and the bite has improved considerably. We hooked up with 5 nice salmon to 15 pounds for 5 people and all fish made it to the box! No shorties today. Fish seem to be more active. Saw 4 salmon jump clear out of the water.
May 5th - Better water today so we headed out for the salmon grounds. Found a group of Humback whales and birds working an area and fished it for the morning and were rewarded with 4 hookups of which 2 nice salmon came home. It was a slow salmon day for most sport boats. We got lucky.
May 4th - Very ugly weather today. Tried for salmon for an hour then decided to pull the plug and go nearshore for rockfish and lingcod. Turned out to be a good move. Lots of quality blacks, blues, olives and one nice keeper lingcod.
May 3rd - Headed out to the salmon grounds and the water was flat calm. We hooked into 4 salmon and got all 4 to the boat but only 2 made it into the box. Bait and whales beginnig to show up again. Good salmon signs.
May 1st - Too windy to fish for salmon so we went for rockcod and lingcod and immediately found some good vermillion and other rockfish then then bite faded after a couple hours. Nice lingcod to take home too.
April 30 - Water still off. Had a few hookups that were lost.
April 29 - Still not a lot of fish being caught by the fleet and the water got a little colder from the recent storm. We managed to get one in the boat.
April 26 - Weather came in rather abruptly and the cold front has knocked down the bite. We had one on but the water was so rough we couldn't land the fish. No other boats brought home fish today.
April 25 - Salmon still scattered from the storm front coming in. We did manage to get a few nice quality fish but we had to move around quite a bit.
April 24 - Salmon a little scattered today but we finally found them and they were BIG! Biggest pound average so far this season. Wednesday we're starting to run two trips a day.
April 23 - World Class salmon fishing. We smacked'em good by 9:00am for limits for all plus crew fish to 16 pounds. Highlight of the day was a quadruple hookup and all fish boated. Wednesday we're starting to run two trips a day.
April 22 - Ridiculous. Early limits of salmon and they're getting bigger! Lost a a few BIG fish and caught a few shakers too. Lots and lots of action.
April 21 - Perfect in every way. Water was nice, t-shirt temperature and full limits plus crew limits of quality salmon to 16 pounds. Two triple hookups today and all fish netted. Good thing we have two nets.
April 20 - Another wonderful day on the water and nice quality salmon limits for everybody plus crew. Had a nice triple hookup!
April 19 - What a picture perfect day on the water today. The weather was hot but the salmon bite wasn't.
April 18 - Fun fun fun. Went to work right away and got 4 nice salmon within the first 15 minutes! Took a few more hours to get limits of beautiful king salmon for everyone. Great day on the water too.
April 17 - BIGGEST to date. Big 23 pound hog in our box of quality fish today. The fishing is off the wall. Lost some nice fish at the back of the boat too. Again, biggest DFG has seen yet on the docks this season.
April 16 - Hard to believe but it keeps getting better. Limts for all plus crew fish including a 19 pounder. Biggest fish we've seen and biggest DFG's seen at the docks so far this season.
April 15 - BAMM! Perfect water and perfect fishing with 14 fish to 17 pounds. Bigger is better. Big fish starting to show up 200 feet down. Lost a few big fish at the boat too. Giant pod of a hundred or so Risso's Dolphins buzzed the boat.
April 11 - And another banner day. Early limits for all then we fished for crew limits and were back home by 10:00am. Lost a few big fish at the boat too. Water was perfect.
April 9 - Bingo. Came home with nine nice quality fish to 18 pounds, a few more fish came unbuttoned and no shakers! Water was flat calm all day and it's warming up! Starting to see signs of bait too.
April 8 - Great fishing today and the water was flat calm pretty much all day. Hooked into eight quality fish and brought home three. A coupe shakers and a few no shows. Still cold water and no bait balls so the fish are still pretty scattered.
April 7 - Hooked into eight fish, released a shaker, a few nice fish came unbuttoned and came home with four perfect fish. Everyone's eating salmon tonight. The salmon are still scattered, no big bait signs and water temp around 50 degrees.