Previous season fishing reports: 2018
December 31st - What a great way to wind up the fishing season and 2013. Limits for all plus crew of pacific red snapper. One nice lingcod. Happy New Year everybody. Thanks for making us the number one charter boat out of Santa Cruz for the third consecutive year!
December 30th - Weather and fishing are back to normal and we had a blast! Smashed the rockcod with limits for all plus crew of pacific red snapper. One big keeper lingcod. 67 degrees, clear, 78 fish.
December 29th - A bit tougher fishing and weather today. The swell is really messing up the water and the bite. 3/4 limits of nice BIG pacific red snapper today.
December 28th - Great fishing and weather again but the swell pushed the bite off a bit. 3/4 limits of BIG pacific red snapper. 63 degrees, clear, 46 fish.
December 27th - Incredible weather for this time of year. Fishing was great again with limits plus crew fish of BIG pacific red snapper and a couple nice lingcod. Lost a couple BIG lings too. 65 degrees, clear, 67 fish.
December 26th - The weather out on the ocean has been wonderful. The fishing has been great too! 3/4 limits of pacific red snapper and one 17 pound lingcod. 72 degrees, clear, 50 fish.
December 24th - Probably the best weather we've ever seen this late in the year. Flat calm and the fish were on fire! Limits plus crew fish of BIG, really BIG, pacific red snapper and three keeper lingcod. Lost a few lings too. 69 degrees, clear, 75 fish. Merry Christmas everybody!
December 22nd - Gorgeous fishing day today and wide open fishing too. Limits plus crew fish of BIG pacific red snapper including six reds. Two short lingcod. 65 degrees, clear, 67 fish.
December 14th - Perfect fishing day with a good drift and BIG fish. Limits plus crew fish of pacific red snapper. Had a few lingcod hookups too. 69 degrees, clear, 57 fish.
December 1st - Gorgeous day today and fantastic fishing with limits for all plus crew of pacific red snapper. 70 degrees, clear, 74 fish.
November 30th - Today was a little more tricky on the water. Wind came up and the fish went down. We got into some nice BIG black, olive and blues today. Crab counts still not what we hoped for. 63 degrees, clear, 38 fish.
November 29th - Very nice day on the water today and fantastic fishing. Limits plus crew fish of really BIG blacks and BIG olives (pacific red snapper). 70 degrees, clear, 77 fish.
November 27th - Perfect. Water and fishing was off the hook! Limits for all plus crew fish of BIG pacific red snapper. 70 degrees, clear, 73 fish.
November 25th - More crazy catching today! Wide open BIG black rockcod bite with big olives in the mix. Limits of pacific red snapper and two keeper lingcod. 70 degrees, clear, 50 fish.
November 24th - Double double! Great day of fishing with limits of pacific red snapper and one lingcod. Light crab today. 67 degrees, clear, 61 fish.
November 23rd - Score! Smashed BIG black, blue and olive rockcod (pacific red snapper) today, two keeper lings to 23 pounds and lots of crab. 69 degrees, clear, 76 fish.
November 18th - That was fun!!! Perfect water and fishing today. Limits of BIG vermillion, blue and olives (otherwise known as pacific red snapper), lingcod and plenty of crab. 70 degrees, clear, 65 fish.
November 17th - Beautiful day now that the storm's passed. Perfect fishing with limits of nice pacific red snapper, nice 23 pound lingcod and lots of BIG crab. 71 degrees, clear, 77 fish.
November 14th - Limits of dungeness crab. 67 degrees, overcast.
November 10th - Limits plus crew fish of some BIG pacific red snapper. Perfect weather. 68 degrees, overcast, lingcod, nice crab and 67 fish.
November 9th - Lots of crab again today and our new location paid off handsomely. Limits plus crew fish of some BIG pacific red snapper. Perfect weather. 69 degrees, clear, 66 fish.
November 5th - Lots of crab today but we moved them anyway to be sure they were far enough offshore and out of reach of poachers. Rockcod bite was decent today too.
November 3rd - Tail end of the storm and it was wicked weather today but our crew stuck it out and tried their best. The crab count was low. We suspect someone had already ran our gear before we got there. The rockcod fishing was tough due to the close wind chop and we came home with 1/3 limits. One nice keeper lingcod too. The crab season started yesterday and it appears the poachers are already working the crab pot farms.
October 27th - Weather started out nice but the storm's fast approaching and our weather deteriorated. Tough fishing but managed to get 1/2 limits of pacific red snapper and a nice fat lingcod. Lost a couple lings too. Big whale show again today. Bait seemed to move offshore due to the incoming storm.
October 26th - Weather was foggy but flat calm. Water's getting pretty cold so the bite has slowed down. We had to work hard but managed to get limits for all of pacific red snapper. No lingcod showed up today. Blue whales around the boat again. 60 degrees, foggy, 62 fish.
October 21st - Perfect water and weather and perfect fishing too. Limits of BIG pacific red snapper plus crew fish and three keeper lingcod to 12 pounds. Humpback whales hanging around the boat again.
October 19th - Great fishing today with limits plus crew fish of nice black, olive, blue, widow and grass rockcod and one-short of boat limits of lingcod! Lingcod fishing is on fire!
October 15th - Nice weather and nice water too. Great whale show right next to the boat. Sea life was in full show today with birds diving around the boat, sea lions running around the boat and anchovies jumping out of the water in our prop wash like popcorn! Pretty wild. Steady pick all day of BIG blue, BIG black, and olive rockcod and two nice keeper lings. Lost a couple lings too. 71 degrees, clear, 65 fish.
October 13th - Still good fishing weather so we were once again able to get to our big fish pile. Limits plus crew fish of BIG blue, yellowtail and brown rockcod and one keeper lingcod. Lost count how many ling hookups we had and lost. Water was a little rolly so hard to keep the lings on the hook.
October 12th - Great weather today so we headed for big game grounds. We whacked 'em good today with limits of BIG yellowtail, BIG blues, blacks and brown rockcod and LIMITS of lingcod again! Lost another 6 or so lings too. Lot's of big fish action today.
October 8th - What happened to our great weather? Today was cold and bUmPy WaTeR and made for some interesting fishing. But our guys made it happen and we got limits of BIG black, olive and red rockcod and two keeper lingcod before having to get out of the pool. 55 degrees, overcast, 66 fish!
October 7th - Doesn't get any better than this. Red Hot Bite! Lingcod limits for all plus crew and rockcod limits of BIG black and yellowtail. Whales all over the place and really close to the boat! 72 degrees, clear and lots of BIG fish (threw back over 60 to grow)!
October 6th - Perfect in every way. What a great time we had today. Had a bit of an East wind that created a bit of a challenge but our group were on it and fished hard! Managed 4 lingcod to 14 pounds and 3/4 limits (we were real picky today) of BIG yellowtail, black, blue and red rockcod. A few other lingcod were no shows. 71 degrees, clear as a bell, 45 keeper fish, another 60+ released to grow.
October 5th - Great weather today and great fishing too. Got a bit of a whale show in while fishing for limits plus crew fish of BIG black and yellowtail. Hooked 4 lingcod and got two nice lings to 15 pounds in the boat. 71 degrees, clear as a bell, 55 fish.
September 29th - Another great day on the bay. The lingcod are hungry and we got 7 to ten pounds in the boat and lost another 8! And, limits of BIG browns to four pounds, blacks, blues and yellowtail rockcod.
September 28th - Oh boy. Wacked 'em today. 8 lingcod to 15 pounds in the box and 8 that got away. The lingcod fishing is on fire! Limits of yellowtail, blue, black and red rockcod too.
September 27th - No less than wonderful fishing and water today. Great time and limits of BIG yellowtail, black, blue, olive rockcod and 4 keeper lingcod to 16 pounds! Lost a couple lings and had a couple shorties show up too. The ling spawn is on! 61 degrees, clear, 74 fish.
September 26th - Still a little BuMpY tOdAy but much more comfortable. We were able to get to our new secret spot and had a slugfest with BIG yellowtail, olives, blues, blacks, reds. Limits for all plus crew fish and one 17 pound lingcod.
September 25th - BuMpY tOdAy. Water wasn't very pleasant but our group stuck it out and limited out with big black, blue and yellowtail rockcod. 64 degrees, windy and clear as a bell, 52 fish.
September 23rd - Probably our best weather day yet! Perfect perfect perfect. We got into a herd of BIG yellowtail and went to town. These averaged 2 pounds and were a plenty! Limits of BIG yellowtail, red, black and widow rockcod. Lings weren't biting much but had a couple shorties show up. 69 degrees, clear as a bell, 72 fish.
September 22nd - Weather opened up a bit and we headed to rockcod grounds. The South swell still lingering and fishing was a little more difficult than usual. Stuck it out and we were rewarded with limits of BIG blacks (the same size whoppers we had a couple days ago), blues, olives, yellowtail and red rockcod. Water a little lumby and the winds came up early. 64 degrees, foggy, 62 fish.
September 18th - A bit of change in the weather today. Water a little lumby and the winds came up early. Everyone worked hard and got limits of the biggest blacks we've seen this year. So big that we let everything else go that wasn't at least two pounds! These are whoppers! A couple whales off in the distant. 67 degrees, clear, 50 fish.
September 16th - Great water, great fishing and great whale show! We had it all today. Limits of BIG black, blue and olive rockcod and one keeper lingcod. 72 degrees, clear, 79 fish.
September 15th - Great water today and great fishing again. Limits of BIG black, blue, yellowtail and olive rockcod. Also brought in a seven foot 125 pound blue shark on 30 pound test and tackle! Talk about exciting, took Pete all of 40 minutes to get it to the boat for release! 70 degrees, clear, 69 fish.
September 14th - Little southerly swell still lingering but that didn't stop our guys from bagging limits of BIG black, blue, yellowtail and olive rockcod and a couple shaker lingcod. 69 degrees, overcast, 62 fish.
September 13th - A bit of a south swell today slowed the bite but we managed to get limits of BIG black, blue, olive and yellowtail rockcod. Lost a few lingcod today. 68 degrees, overcast then clear, 62 fish.
September 11th - Very nice fishing today and we got into the BIG blacks, blues and yellowtail rockcod and 4 keeper lingcod to 17 pounds! 67 degrees, overcast 71 fish.
September 8th - And today was even better! Limits of BIG reds to 8 pounds, blacks, blues, olives, yellowtail and 5 keeper lingcod to 15 pounds! Lost a few more lingcod too. 64 degrees, overcast 72 fish.
September 7th - Great day on the water! Whales around, bait everywhere and the fishing was off the hook! We have live bait and we came home with limits of BIG black, blue, yellowtail, 6 pound red and olive rockcod and 3 keeper lings to 14 pounds. 66 degrees, sunny 59 fish.
September 4th - Wow! Talk about a fish feeding frenzy! Our friends from 2ndNature immediately got into limits of BIG black, blue, yellowtail and olive rockcod. What a wild day on the MEGA-BITE! 63 degrees, sunny 67 fish.
September 3rd - Great day on the bay with the San Jose Giants! Limits of BIG black, blue, yellowtail and olive rockcod for all plus a nice keeper lingcod. 63 degrees, sunny 78 fish. Go Giants!
September 2nd - Much better water conditions today and the fish got even bigger! Again we had live bait! Limits of BIG blacks, blues, olives, yellowtail, red, brown and china rockcod for all. 71 degrees, Sunny, 53 fish.
September 1st - Still a little bump on the water but very nice weather. We finally have live bait from Boccie Boy Bait! Headed to our usual grounds and slammed BIG black, blue, olive, yellowtail, copper and brown rockcod for limits for all! 68 degrees, overcast, 65 fish.
August 31st - Foggy then clear today with beautiful Summer weather. Bit of a bump on the water but our group of six worked through it and were rewarded with limits of BIG black, blue, yellowtail and olive rockcod and one keeper lingcod.
August 29th - Clear then foggy kept the water flat calm today and the fish liked it! We had non-stop action all morning with BIG blacks, blues and olives and one nice lingcod.
August 28th - Great water, more great people and great catching today. Limits of BIG black, blue, yellowtail, brown and red rockcod and one nice lingcod. 69 degrees, clear, 42 fish.
August 25th - Great water, great people and great catching today. Limits of BIG black, blue, yellowtail and red rockcod a shaker lingcod and one fat 16 pound lingcod. 68 degrees, clear, 66 fish.
August 24th - Little bumpy then flat calm and really nice fishing weather. Limits of BIG black, blue, yellowtail and olive rockcod. 65 degrees, clear, 64 fish.
August 23rd - Flat calm water today and we got into the fish big time right away. Limits of BIG black, blue, yellowtail, black and yellow rockcod and a 3 pound rubber lipped perch! 68 degrees, clear, 81 fish.
August 22nd - Nice day of fishing and limits of BIG black, blue and yellowtail rockcod. One short lingcod.
August 18th - Worked hard getting the fish to bite and it paid off good. Limits of BIG black, BIG red, blue, yellowtail and olive rockcod and 3 keeper lingcod. Lost a few lings too. 66 degrees, overcast, 63 fish.
August 17th - Still goofy weather but the fishing picked up a little bit. Limits of BIG black, blue, yellowtail and olive rockcod and 1 lingcod. Lost a few lingcod too. 69 degrees, overcast, 64 fish.
August 16th - Went from 55 degrees in dense fog to clear, 71 degrees and up to 20 mph wind. Fish seemed spooked today and we had a tough time with just 3/4 limits for all. 71 degrees, clear, 46 fish.
August 15th - Flatter water and warmer temps today. This keeps up and the bait will soon be here. Steady pick of black, blue, olive and yellowtail rockcod and one lost lingcod. No halibut showed up. 73 degrees, clear, 66 fish.
August 14th - Small bump on the water today from the offshore winds. We got a steady pick of BIG black, blue and yellowtail rockcod throughout the morning and one nice keeper lingcod. No halibut showed up. 67 degrees, clear, 60 fish.
August 13th - Little bit of a chill on the water today but that didn't stop our crew from jumping on limits of BIG black, blue and yellowtail rockcod and one keeper lingcod. No salmon around so tried for halibut again. 65 degrees, overcast, 64 fish.
August 12th - Flat calm water today with lots of catching. Limits of BIG black, yellowtail and blue rockcod. Tried for halibut and found a couple big dog sharks. 67 degrees, overcast, 61 fish.
August 11th - Very nice fishing today and limits of BIG black and yellowtail rockcod. Two yellowtail over 5 pounds! Nice 16 pound lingcod too! Tried for halibut and lost a BIG one. 66 degrees, overcast, 62 fish.
August 10th - Gorgeous. Great time and great people with limits of BIG black and blue rockcod. 67 degrees, clear, 60 fish.
August 8th - Another flat calm day on the water today and limits of BIG black and blue rockcod. 69 degrees, clear, 60+ fish.
August 7th - Flat calm water today and fun fun fun group of anglers. Limits of BIG black and blue rockcod. Couple short lingcod put back to grow. 65 degrees, overcast, 66 fish.
August 6th - Little chilly today but that didn't stop our family from Colorado from slamming BIG four-pounder blacks and BIG four-pounder blue rockcod. Limits for all! 62 degrees, overcast, 60 fish.
August 5th - Seems like the fish are getting bigger! Another day of slamming BIG yellowtail and BIG black rockcod and this time two keeper lingcod in the box. Lost a couple more lingcod. The lingcod spawning season is just around the corner. 66 degrees, overcast, 56 fish.
August 4th - Great fishing with limits of BIG yellowtail and BIG blacks and one BIG lingcod. Lost another 4 lingcod. No salmon around. 64 degrees, overcast, 75 fish.
August 3rd - Big bite again today! Limits of BIG yellowtail and BIG blacks today with some blue and olive rockcod. Tried but didn't find any salmon. Thresher shark buzzed by the boat. 62 degrees, overcast, 76 fish.
August 2nd - Started out a little bumpy then the water flattened out nice. Right away we got into BIG olives to 4 pounds, BIG black and BIG blue rockcod to 3 pounds and tossed back countless fish. These fish are really BIG and they were mostly on the top 20 feet of water! Lost a BIG salmon at the boat too. Wild day and happy happy people. Limits for all. 67 degrees, clear, 54 fish.
July 31st - Great day on the water today and we caught the biggest yellowtail and blues we've seen this year. Limits for all of BIG yellowtail to 4 pounds, blue and black rockcod. 67 degrees, clear, 55 fish.
July 30th - Perfect fishing weather today. Set out to new salmon grounds with a couple other commercial boats. Didn't find any salmon but... did scare up a 15+ foot great white shark next to the boat and got a couple nice lingcod in the boat and limits for all of BIG blacks and red rockcod. Had to let a couple short lings go to grow too. 70 degrees, clear, 54 fish.
July 29th - Nice fishing today. Lost a few lings but got limits plus crew fish of BIG black, blue, yellowtail and china rockcod.
64 degrees, overcast, 66 fish.
July 28th - Better fishing today and the swell is coming down. Limits for all plus crew of BIG black, blue, yellowtail, brown and red rockcod. Lost a couple lings too. No salmon showed up today. 70 degrees, overcast, 80 fish.
July 27th - Yep, South swell still in town. Worked hard and again managed to get limits of black, blue, yellowtail and red rockcod. Hooked into 3 lingcod and kept the big 10 pound one. Landed a nice 14 pound king salmon. Since it was caught on a shrimp fly with barbed hooks, we decided to do the right thing (and legal thing) and released it back to the wild . 69 degrees, overcast, 65 fish.
July 26th - South swell in town and knocking the bite off again. Worked hard and managed to get limits of black, blue, yellowtail and red rockcod. Lost a nice lingcod. Tried but no luck for salmon. 69 degrees, overcast/fog, 60 fish.
July 25th - Again tried for salmon with no luck so switched over to nearshore fishing and got limits for all plus crew limits of BIG black, blue, BIG red and olive rockcod. 66 degrees, overcast/fog, 67 fish.
July 24th - Tried for salmon but nobody home so switched to nearshore fishing and got limits for all plus crew limits of BIG black, blue, red, olive rockcod. 66 degrees, overcast/fog, 66 fish.
July 21st - Went nearshore fishing today and slammed BIG black, blue, red and yellowtail rockcod then.... went for salmon and hooked into four fish and kept two to 17 pounds. Fishing is hot hot hot in Santa Cruz. 68 degrees, sunny, 78 fish.
July 20th - Went for salmon and found some jelly-free water to work and we got em! Managed to hookup ten times, two were short, one came unbuttoned, one was a no-show and got five BIG 20+ pounders in the box. Great day.
July 19th - Again tried salmon but jellies too thick so came in and fished nearshore. A southerly lump is keeping the bite down but we were able to get half limits of yellowtail, black, blue and china rockcod and one keeper lingcod.
July 18th - Went for the salmon this morning. The jelly fish were so thick we couldn't keep the lines down so headed in for nearshore fishing. Still a little South swell so the bite was difficult again. We did get 3/4 limits of nice black, yellowtail, blue and red rockcod AND we landed 5 lingcod!
July 17th - Started out quite mellow water then the winds came up hard. Difficult fishing today but managed to get 3/4 limits of nice black, yellowtail, blue and red rockcod today. Missed a couple lingcod too. South swell till in so didn't even bother to try for halibut. 65 degrees, clear, 44 fish.
July 16th - Another flat calm day and great fishing. Limits of BIG black, yellowtail, red and blue rockcod and four keeper lingcod. A couple more lingcod were no shows and one was too small to keep. South swell is in so didn't even bother to try for halibut. 64 degrees, overcast, 46 fish.
July 15th - Great fishing today! Limits of BIG black, yellowtail, red and blue rockcod and one keeper lingcod. No halibut bite again with no results. 62 degrees, overcast, 75 fish.
July 14th - Beautiful water today and great fishing too! Limits of BIG reds to 9 pounds (our biggest ever!), BIG blacks, BIG yellowtail, olives and blues. Tried for halibut again with no results. 65 degrees, overcast, 73 fish.
July 13th - Another perfect flat calm day but this time we only put in an hour for salmon then switched over to nearshore fishing. Good move... limits of BIG black, yellowtail, olive and blue rockcod for all plus crew and a big fat lingcod. Lost something really big after a ten minute fight. 66 degrees, overcast, 72 fish.
July 12th - Perfect flat calm day on the salmon grounds in Monterey. Problem was, no salmon!
July 11th - Nice day and nice fishing and nice nice people. Limits of BIG blacks, blues, yellowtail and olive rockcod and one special 27 pound surprise. 64 degrees, overcast, 52 fish.
July 8th - Ground swell today made fishing a bit slower but we finally managed to get limits for all plus crew fish of BIG blacks, yellowtail and blue rockcod. One small lingcod released. Again no halibut bites. Overcast, 61 degrees and 53 fish.
July 7th - Flat water today! No salmon around so stayed nearshore and smacked the rockcod big time! Limits for all plus crew of BIG blacks and yellowtail. Still no halibut bites. Overcast, 65 degrees and 56 fish.
July 6th - Still a little bump on the water but that didn't prevent our anglers from getting limits plus crew limits of BIG black, blue and yellowtail rockcod. No halibut found today. Overcast, 63 degrees and 77 fish.
July 5th - Little bUmPiEr water today but we hammered through it and got limits plus crew fish of BIG blacks, blues and yellowtail rockcod. Tried for but still got no halibut. Overcast, 64 degrees and 64 fish.
Happy 4th of July! - Great fishing today with live bait again! Limits of BIG blacks and big yellowtail and blue rochcod. Tried halibut again but nothing to report. Foggy, 65 degrees and 51 fish.
July 3rd - Another wonderful day on the bay today and this time we went for salmon! Landed a beautiful 22 pounder within the first 30 minutes then that was it. Foggy all day.
July 2nd - And it gets better! Today we got live bait (first time this year) from Bocci Bait and the rockfish fishing was off the hook with even bigger yellowtail and blacks today. Limits for all plus crew. No halibut found again. Foggy, 63 degrees, 68 fish.
July 1st - Another banner day on the Bay today with limits for all of BIG black, yellowtail and blue rockcod. Tried but no halibut found. Foggy, 63 degrees, 57 fish.
June 30th - Fantastic rockcod fishing today with some of the biggest yellowtail and blacks we've seen this year. Limits of black, red, yellowtail, blue rockfish for all and crew. Gorgeous weather, 68 degrees, Sunny with 68 fish.
June 29th - Skip the salmon for a few weeks because they're still down south in Avila Beach. Might be a couple weeks before they get here. In the meantime rockcod fishing is off the hook! Limits of BIG blacks and BIG yellowtail today with some blue rockfish. Water laid down real nice and it got up to 73 degrees on the fishing grounds. Perfect weather and a perfect group.
June 28th - Salmon bite is off so went right for rockcod and lingcod. Tougher fishing today with a little lump from offshore storm. 3/4 limits of BIG blacks, yellowtails and blues.
June 27th - Tried for salmon but after a couple hours of nothing moved inland for lingcod and rockcod fishing. We got nice limits of BIG blacks, yellowtails and blues and a couple missed lingcod. Sunny and flat calm then it cooled off with some wind, 53 fish.
June 23nd - Beautiful rockcod fishing day with limits for all of BIG blacks, reds and yellowtails. 3 nice keeper lingcod in the box and lost another 4. Sunny then foggy late morning, 64 degrees, 65 fish.
June 22nd - Slammed the salmon today! Two came unbuttoned, two were no shows and another 7 made it into the box. Biggest went 31 pounds! Smallest 15. We got real lucky today.
June 21st - Another banner day of great catching! Early limits for all plus crew fish of BIG blacks, yellowtails and reds and another couple nice lingcod to take home too! Lost another 4 lingcod. Air temp 65 degrees, sunny and 69 fish.
June 20th - Much better fishing today! Early limits for all plus crew of BIG blacks, yellowtails and reds and a couple nice lingcod to take home too! Air temp 70 degrees, sunny and 72 fish.
June 19th - Little slower today. Got into some nice yellowtail, blacks and blues but no lingcod or halibut in the box. Lost 5 lingcod.
June 18th - Oh boy, the bite really turned on today. We were in the rockcod thick today and brought home limits of BIG reds and BIG blacks, blues and yellowtails. One nice keeper lingcod came home and another 4 got away! No halibut today. 65 degrees, clear and 81 fish.
June 17th - Great water conditions today. Rockcod and lingcod a little slower today so took a bit longer than usual for limits of BIG blacks, blues and yellowtails. Had 8 lingcod hookups of which 3 nice keepers came home with us. Tried but didn't find any halibut.
June 16th - Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there. It was a great day of fishing today. We got into the rockcod right away and had limits for all plus crew limits of BIG black, blue and yellowtail rockcod early then tried for halibut. Air temp 67 degrees, sunny and 77 fish.
June 15th - Wow. 9 keeper lingcod to 14 pounds (we lost another 11)! Plus reds to 5 pounds and BIG blues and BIG yellowtail rockcod limits for all. Air temp 55 degrees and sunny and a ton of fish.
June 14th - Fun day... again. Limits of rockcod, a lingcod, a halibut and something really BIG spooled us of 400 yards of 40 pound test before we got a chance to chase it down with the boat. Air temp 61 degrees and sunny.
June 13th - Had a couple of father and two sons teams today and had another blast! Limits for all plus crew fish of BIG blacks and yellowtails and two nice lingcod. Air temp 60 degrees, sunny. 71 fish.
June 12th - The London TOFFS fishing team was in town for their west coast tour and we all had a blast! We smacked so many fish we lost count. Didn't need to count because we release most of the fish, even keeper lingcod! What a great and fun group of guys. Good luck in Oxnard, La Jolla and San Diego. Go TOFFS!
June 9th - South swell down a bit and the weather started getting grumpy again so stayed close to home and fished nearshore. Limits for all of BIG blacks and yellowtails.
June 8th - Since rockcod is still dead from the big south swell decided to try salmon again. Trolled for hours until I got a phone call from a commercial boat telling me some fish were found. Picked up the gear and ran another eight miles and within ten minutes we got a 25 pounder in the boat! Unfortunately the weather came up so we had to leave the area 30 minutes later.
June 7th - Salmon still not in the bay and the rockcod fishing was dead due to the big south swell.
June 6th - Salmon still not in the bay so went right for lings and rockcod and we got into them good! Limits plus crew fish of nice yellowtails, blues, blacks, reds and black and yellow rockcod plus one 14 pound lingcod. Lost three more lingcod. Air temp 63 degrees, overcast. 57 fish.
June 2nd - Ugly weather so no salmon fishing but instead rockcod again today. Limits of BIG blacks and yellowtails. Air temp 64 degrees, Clear. 61 fish.
June 1st - Headed for big game in the salmon grounds today with about another 75+ boats. Water was so-so but the fishing was good with one 18 pounder in the box and lost a couple others.
May 31st - Ugly salmon gounds today so stayed nearshore for rockcod and BAMM! Limits of BIG blacks, yellowtails and reds for all. Air temp 62 degrees, Clear. 50 fish.
May 27th - Another great rockcod trip with limits of quality yellowtails and blues and reds to 4 pounds. Air temp 62 degrees, Overcast. 64 fish.
May 26th - Rockcod trip today was great. Limits of quality yellowtails and blues and a nice keeper lingcod. Air temp 67 degrees, crystal clear. 76 fish.
May 25th - Salmon! Decided to give salmon a try and what do you know, we got salmon! 5 hookups of nice quality salmon to 20 pounds.
May 24th - Salmon still slow so we elected to go for rockcod instead. We got into them big time. Limits for all and crew of yellowtails, big blues and reds and one keeper lingcod. Air temp 62 degrees, crystal clear. 76 fish.
May 21st - Rockcod big time again today. Limits for all plus crew fish. Water is going to be lumpy for a couple days. Two lingcod thrown back to grow. Air temp 63 degrees, crystal clear. 43 fish.
May 20th - Rockcod mania today! Limits of BIG yellowtails and blues for all plus crew. Lost 4 NICE lingcod to 20 pounds. Air temp 65 degrees, crystal clear. 73 fish.
May 19th - Instead of wasting time looking for salmon we went right for the rockcod grounds and hit pay dirt. Smacked BIG blues and yellowtails. Lingcod not on the bite today. Limits for all plus crew limits. Air temp 67 degrees, crystal clear. 77 fish.
May 18th - Looked for salmon for a couple hours then after catching/releasing one short fish we went in for rockcod and hit them big time. Limits for everyone plus crew fish of the biggest blues and yellowtails of the season. Air temp 65 degrees, crystal clear. 72 fish.
May 17th - Went nearshore today and after 30 minutes of drifting and looking we ran into BIG schools of BIG blues, yellowtails and blacks. Limits plus crew limits of rockcod and a nice lingcod.
May 15th - Tried for salmon without luck so went in for rockcod before the winds blew. Nice quality BIG blacks, blues and reds.
May 13th - Picked up where we left off yesterday but the salmon bite died again! We did get two nice salmon to 20 pounds in the boat. Other boats averaged zero fish so we were lucky.
May 12th - Went straight for rockcod today and got into the yellowtails big time! Got a call that some salmon may have come in the area in 200' of water so picked up and ran over and as soon as we dropped in we got hit with a quad! Four rods had fish but only two fish got in the boat. That was it! Guess where we're starting tomorrow?
May 11th - Since salmon has slowed to a crawl we headed first into the rockcod grounds. Great catching today with BIG yellowtails, blues and blacks and vermillion to 6 pounds. Heard on the radio salmon counts were 0 to 1 fish per boat. We made the right call.
May 10th - Another try for salmon with zero fish in 3 hours so headed into the lincod and rockcod grounds and got limits of nice blacks, blues and yellowtails.
May 9th - Tried for salmon today but after 3 hours of nothing biting we went nearshore and limited out on BIG blacks, blues and yellowtails and two nice lingcod.
May 6th - Salmon fishing was slow today due to a low weather system. We hooked into 4 nice fish and got one in the boat to 16 pounds.
May 4th - Rockcod fishing today and great water and lots of fish. Limits of BIG blacks and yellowtails. Hooked into three lings that we never got to see.
May 3rd - Nice day again on the water but the fish were scattered. Not many fish caught anywehere but we did hook into 6 and landed 4 very nice salmon to 20 pounds.
May 2nd - Perfect day on the water and perfect day catching fish. Limits by 10:00AM. Biggest 26 pounds, second biggest 22 pounds, the rest averaged 14 pounds.
May 1st - Maintenance day and 1/2 day Commercial salmon fishing. We did real good. All fish sold within 30 minutes.
April 30th - Blew hard today so we stayed closer to home and we were rewarded good! Hooked into 6 fish and got 5 in the boat to 16 pounds.
April 29th - Pretty calm day on the water all morning then it blew but not until we hooked into 6 fish and brought home 3 to 29.5 pounds! Lost a couple hogs today. Tomorrow we head for new fishing grounds.
April 28th - Nice weather again and the bait is starting to show up again. Fish are showing up again too. We hooked into 8 fish today and kept 5. Sealion got one and the other two were shorties. A couple humpback whales working in the same area.
April 27th - Weather laid down a bit but still slow catching for everyone. We spent all day and 45 miles looking and in the last 20 minutes boated two nice salmon. Oraca (killer whale) show today to boot.
April 26th - Water and wind changed today and the fish didn't like it. Hooked into two fish today. Fishing was pretty much off for everyone today.
April 25th - Whacked 'em today. Limits by 10:00AM plus crew fish. Fish are BIG. Biggest 30 pounds and several 20+ pounders. Smallest was 15 pounds! Fish were on fire today. Perfect weather.
April 24th - Water temp cooled off again and the bite was a little slower. Two short of limits today! Nice weather today.
April 23rd - CrAzY fishing today. Bait came back in the area and the water temp breaks are all around making the birds and fish real active. We got into some of the best fishing so far this year with 8 hookups and 7 fish in the boat to 25 pounds! Our biggest fish and biggest average (16 pound average) of the season. Things look good for tomorrow too. We're geeting pretty booked up but we are working with other boats to help get you out on the fishing grounds. If you see we're already booked but the calendar shows more seats available on a second boat, give me a call and we'll see if we can get you out here.
April 22nd - That didn't last long... cold air snap today but the water temp did come up a bit. Fish scattered again and only got two in the boat.
April 21st - Six BIG salmon to 18 pounds in the box and had another two no-shows. Things are looking better in the salmon grounds.
April 20th - Boated 3 nice salmon to 17 pounds. Had a nice little orca (killer) whale show too.
April 19th - Great water today but the water is still too cold to bring in the bait so the salmon are still scattered. We hooked into four and boated two.
April 18th - Real nice flat water today and boated 4 quality salmon to 15 pounds and lost two fish, one was.... BIG.
April 17th - WINDY again today. Of the six or so boats that wandered out into the salmon grounds today, nobody got a bite.
April 15th - WINDY today. Of the eight boats that wandered out into the salmon grounds today, nobody got a bite.
April 13th - Weather came in early and the fish got quiet again. Only eight hook ups today. Got blown off the fishing grounds early. No krill and no birds around today. Tomorrow is weathered out so maybe these new winds will blow in some warmer water and bait for Monday's trip.
April 12th - Now we're talking! Tried up the coast for a an hour+ but no fish so came back to the Soquel Hole and had 16 hookups! Perfect water today and nice quality fish. Tomorrow we start where we left off.
April 10th - Weather kept us in for past couple days till today. Water was nice but the high winds put a chill on the water and the bait has disappeared. Four hookups today but only one keeper. Tomorrow's blown out too so next report will be Friday.
April 7th - Another beautiful day on the water today. Fish are still scattered and finicky. Lot's of krill around and lot's of fish on the meter. Brought home two nice kings and hooked up the party with nice dungeness crab too!
April 6th - Today was the season opener for salmon. Beautiful day on the water today. Not too cold, not too windy. Unfortunately not too many fish caught either. Fish are really scattered and hopefully will start concentrating. We put on over 32 miles today with three hookups and just two nice salmon to 15 pounds to show for it. This was a slow opener for everyone. All charter boats combined averaged 2.5 fish per boat. The upside is these fish were not the 17 pound average meaning the bigger fish are on their way. Smaller fish always lead the school of fish.