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2014 Fishing Report
December 31st - WINDY again and this time it kept us from getting to the crab grounds. As a backup plan we had crab waiting for us back at the dock provided by our local commercial crab fisherman! We fished and it was pretty windy at first then laid down real nice. Limits of BIG red and black pacific snapper. Great fun today and a wonderful way to wind up the 2014 season. Thanks to all who fished with us in 2014 and looking forward to fishing with you all again in 2015! Salmon season opens April 4th and seats are already being scooped up so if you're ready for some hot salmon action in April you might want to book early. Only one available Saturday remaining in April.
December 30th - WINDY but apprently the crab and fish like it! Crab limits for six today and a lot of BIG rockcod. Wind came up after we ran crab gear and we had a blast.
December 29th - Nice flat calm day on the water today with a little cold breeze. Seems like a storm may be coming in again because our crab counts went way down and so did our snapper catch.
December 28th - Great day today with limits of dungeness crab and limits of blue, red, olive snapper for all plus one lingcod. 33 crab, 71 fish, clear, 67 degrees.
December 27th - Back to crabbing after a couple weeks off and the crab are BIG! Wish there were more but we were happy with the plenty we did get. After crabbing we headed into quieter water for snapper fishing and were rewarded with nice reds, black,s blues, copper and olive rockcod and one nice lingcod.
December 26th - Storm went by and things are getting back to normal! GREAT fishing today with BIG reds, BIG blacks, blues and olives rockcod and two NICE lingcod in the box. It was cold and WINDY but that only made it better because only big fish could catch our hooks. Lot's of fun and lots of fish. Tomorrow is our first crab combo in two weeks! Crossing our fingers for full pots of crab.
December 24th - Storm's coming in so the water and the fish were a little off today. Lots of fun and the grade of fish were bigger this time. Snapper only trip again with half limits for all of nice black, blue and olive snapper.
December 23rd - Great fishing today and the water wasn't too bad either. Limits of red, blue, brown, black and olive rockcod for all plus crew. 80 fish (this was not a combo trip), clear, 65 degrees.
December 13th - Storm just passed last night so the water was pretty tore up. Crab counts at an all-time low and rockcod wasn't much better. Great folks though and kept a great attitude and fished real hard.
December 7th - Another day in paradise. Flat calm water and the fishing was real good too! Crab limits for all plus rockcod limits for all plus crew and one keeper lingcod. 31 crab, 65 fish, clear, 66 degrees.
December 6th - What a great day on the water! Crab were on fire too with limits for all. Then off to the snapper grounds where we smacked 'em good. Limits of BIG brown, olive, blue and big red pacific snapper. 48 crab, 68 fish, drizzle then clear, 62 degrees.
December 5th - Crab and snapper limits again today! Biggest red and biggest coppers we've seen all year. Weather cooperated today and we had smooth sailing. Great whale show too and bonita showing up too. Swung at four lings and all got away. 39 crab, 60 fish, overcast, 64 degrees.
December 1st - Crabbing numbers are back up now that that storm passed but we have another storm on its way in now. Excellent catch today with limits plus crew limits of jumbo crab plus limits plus crew fish of blues, olives, blacks and red pacific snapper and two keeper lingcod! Weather actually cooperated!. 48 crab, 70 fish, clear, rain, overcast, drizzle, you get the picture, 65 degrees.
November 25th - Again half limits of crab for everyone today and again fortunately the rockcod fishing was great! Scored on the blues today with limits for all. 60 fish, clear, 68 degrees.
November 24th - Crabbing is slowing down. Half limits of crab for everyone today but fortunately the rockcod fishing was on fire! Scored on the blues and olive snapper today with limits for all and crew. Water and weather getting better now that the storm has passed through. 79 fish, clear, 65 degrees.
November 23rd - Limits of crab for everyone plus crew crab. Pacific snapper was virtually dead today from the swells and storm that just passed through.
November 21st - The storm is still lingering so the water has a little bump to it but fortunately no wind. Crabbing was good but looking like it's slowing down. Limits of crab for everyone. Snapper was a bit slower but the fish were bigger than usual with 1/2 limits of BIG black, red, brown and olive pacific snapper.
November 20th - Ran out to the pots today to rebait and bring home some crab. 4 limits of JUMBO crab today and left the pots loaded with more.
November 16th - Jumbo crab limits for all six plus crew limits PLUS near limits of BIG red, black, brown and blue pacific snapper. Banner day. Crab limits is the norm and the crab are BIG! We have openings throughout the week and weekends.
November 15th - Three of us ran out to the crab grounds to re-align and bait the traps and we have pots full of crabs again.
November 14th - Big fish, big crabs and big swell. Limits of crab for everyone plus 3/4 limits of BIG red, black and brown pacific snapper.
November 13th - Had to cancel due to weather but we are a go for tomorrow.
November 10th - Went out with 5 friends to move the pots and again we had limits of crab. Incredible year for crab.
November 9th - Weather and fishing continue to be great. Limits of BIG crab again today and half limits of BIG red, brown, black, olive and blue pacific snapper and 3 BIG lingcod.
November 8th - Best weather in a long time and great fishing. Limits of BIG crab for all plus crew limits then off to the fishing grounds for near limits of BIG red, black, brown, copper pacific snapper and one keeper lingcod.
November 7th - Perfect weather again and the crabbing was great but fishing a little slower. Limits of BIG crab for all plus crew limits then off to the fishing grounds for half limits of BIG red, black and brown pacific snapper.
November 4th - Perfect weather and great fishing with limits of BIG black, blue and olive snapper.
November 3rd - Ran out to check on things and pull some pots for dinner. Wow. Didn't have to pull but one pot to get two limits of BIG crab.
November 2nd - The crab fishing is off the hook! Limits for everyone. We're going back out today to restuff the pots with bait.
November 1st - Storm in the area so we had to stay close to shore today. Good idea too, heard boats were having a rough time trying to set crab pots and catch fish. We passed on crabbing and focused on catching our limits plus crew limits of BIG black, blue, olive and red pacific snapper. 80 fish, off and on rain then drizzle, 67 degrees.
October 31st - Had a short window to fish today but we got lucky and found limits of big black, blue and olive snapper. Crab combo trips start tomorrow.
October 26th - Still a bit of a lump from yesterday's storm so it was a slow start but after working the secret spots all morning the fish woke up and we got into the fish big time! Limits plus crew limits of BIG red, blue, black, brown and olive snapper. REMINDER... Crab combo trips start this weekend!
October 19th - Great non-stop fishing right from the get-go. Slammed BIG blues, BIG reds, olives, browns, copper snapper and kelp greenling today and out of the five lingcod we got to the boat only one was a keeper. 74 fish, clear, 73 degrees.
October 18th - Like they say, every day is different on the ocean. This time we fished nearby due to the large swells coming in. The wells knocked the lingcod bite off but with live bait we hammered the BIG blacks, olives and red pacific snapper. 50 fish, clear, 73 degrees.
October 17th - Fun fun fun fishing today. Had to catch well over 300 fish to get the quality fish we wanted which made it pretty much non-stop fishing all day long. Good thing we had a few young men on the boat to do the heavy lifting. BIG reds, blues, black and olive snapper plus a couple nice lingcod to take home. 73 fish, overcast then clear as a bell, 55 then 70 degrees.
October 15th - Nice being back on the water after our time off for vacationing. And, the fish were waiting for us! Great fishing today with BIG red, BIG blue and BIG black pacicifc snapper and 4 keeper lingcod. Lost a few lings and put a couple shorties back too. The lingcod spawn is on! Great whale show too. 54 fish, overcast with drizzle then clear as a bell, 70 degrees.
October 6th - Tough conditions again today but our honeymooners and their three sons were up for the challenge and worked hard to get 3/4 limits of blues, blacks, olive and brown pacific snapper. Whales and dolphins all around. Congratulations Michelle and Chris! You two rock!
October 5th - Water and wind were a bit big today and we had to work real hard to keep on the fish. We did get into the BIG black, blue and olive pacific snapper for 2/3 limits and one big lingcod in the box.
October 4th - No better place to be than on the ocean in 70 degree weather when it's pushing 90's and 100's inland. Very nice day fishing and even got a bit of a whale show next to the boat. Limits of quality pacific snapper and lost a couple lingcod hookups. We are now able to get live bait from Boccie Boy Bait on a daily basis! Bigger bait, bigger fish. Thank you Boccie for sticking it out through the season and waiting for the anchovies to finally come in.
October 1st - Great time fishing and pretty decent weather. Got into the BIG blues, olive and brown snapper again and came home with limits for all plus one lingcod.
September 30th - Fun fun fun with a team of 5th graders and a couple firefighters from Brentwood. Got into the BIG blues, black, red and brown pacific snapper and 3 lingcod made it into the box. 62 fish, overcast then clear, 69 degrees.
September 29th - Another great day on the water and more great fishing. Limits plus crew limits of quality olive, blue, black and brown pacifc snapper and 5 lingcod in the box! 75 fish, overcast, 69 degrees.
September 28th - Perfect conditions today and the fishing was red HOT! Lingcod hookups starting on the first drop! Must have caught over 200 fish throughout the day and came home with limits plus crew limits of BIG blues, reds, olives and browns and six BIG lingcod to 16 pounds. Congratulations to jackpot winner Yu-Chien of San Jose for his 16 pound lingcod netting him $100! 86 fish, overcast, 69 degrees.
September 27th - Water still a little messed up from the storm but that didn't stop our gang of five from slamming out limits of BIG red, black, blue and olive pacific snapper and 6 ling hookups of which jackpot winner Leana of Santa Clara landed her BIG 16 pounder. 54 fish, overcast, 66 degrees.
September 25th - Storm came in and we fished the tail end of it. Fish weren't very happy and hungry but our six fishermen were. Jorge walked off with the $125 jackpot! No lings showed up today and we did manage limits of blue and black snapper, albeit on the smaller side. 62 fish, rain, overcast then clear, 64 degrees.
September 24th - Just another day in paradise. Everything was perfect and we got into the buffalo blues big time! Two nice lingcod made it in the box plus limits and crew limpts of REAL BIG blue, red, olive and brown pacific snapper. 80 fish, overcast then clear, 70 degrees.
September 23rd - And the beat goes on! Smacked lingcod today with seven keepers in the box and limits of BIG red, blue and olive snapper. 73 fish, overcast then foggy, 67 degrees.
September 21st - Flat calm water today and the fishing continues to be great! Limits of BIG red, blue, olive and brown pacific snapper and several ling hookups with one BIG one in the box. 61 fish, overcast, 69 degrees.
September 20th - Great fishing and great weather with non-stop lingcod action for 15 year-old Garret who bagged five lingcod for himself! Limits plus crew limits of quality olive, black, blue and brown rockcish and 7 lings in the box. 86 fish, overcast, 68 degrees.
September 17th - Well the wide open bite didn't last. Water got stirred up again from the hurricane and the ground swell was killing the bite. Took all day but we finally got limits plus crew fish of rockfish but not even one lingcod bite! 57 fish, overcast then clear, 71 degrees.
September 16th - Hey Tom, Pete and Melissa here... Just wanted to tell u what an explosive, feral barbaric rampant day we had! All kidding aside, it really was a blast. Hoping my guys can come spend the day with you the first week of October when we are back here. Please tell Greg thanks again! Blessings, Melissa. 69 fish, clear, 71 degrees, paradise.
September 15th - We whacked 'em good today! Perfect weather and water and good steady action for limits of BIG rockcod and 7 lingcod in the box! Lost several other lings too and a couple of the ones we did land were BIG! 66 fish, clear, 71 degrees.
September 14th - Slow day today with near limits of rockfish and only one ling of about 7 hookups made into the box.
September 9th - Awesome. Perfect water and weather, fishing was off the hook and we landed smack in the middle of a neighborhood of hungry lingcod. Hooked over 16 lings today and got 8 nice lings in the box (lingcod limits!) plus limits of BIG blue and olive pacific snapper. Nice little whale show on the way back in. 62 fish, overcast then clear, 70 degrees.
September 8th - Really nice fishing today and the water was in good shape. Limits plus crew limit of BIG olive, blue, black and brown pacific snapper and 4 NICE lingcod and lost even more lings!
September 7th - Southerly swell from the hurricane down in Mexico is going away and as a result the fishing was GREAT! Weather and water were perfect today with flattening out seas and no wind. The fish were on fire too with limits for all plus crew limits of BIG (really big) blues, blacks, olive and widow pacific snapper and one nice lingcod. 61 fish, overcast then sunny, 66 degrees. We still have a couple seats available for this coming Tuesday and we're going for BIG fish.
September 6th - Southerly swell in town again and the swells are BIG! Made fishing tougher but we managed to get limits plus of olive, blue, black and widow rockfish and lost a few lings. 56 fish, overcast, 69 degrees.
September 1st - Happy Labor Day! Great fishing and great weather today with limits of olive, blue, black and brown rockcod and one keeper lingcod. 64 fish, overcast then clear, 70 degrees.
August 31st - A little bumpy water today but we managed to get our 3/4 limits of quality brown, olive, blue rockcod and two nice lings.
August 30th - Perfect weather and water today and the lingcod fishing was HOT! Quality blue, black, olive, brown and red rockcod and 4 BIG lingcod to 16.5 pounds in the box. Biggest lings we've seen this year. Lost a few too. Seems like the lingcod have started their annual spawn and they're on the bite!
August 29th - Southerly wasn't as bad as we anticipated. We knocked the fish good today with limits plus crew fish of quality olive, blue, black and widow pacific snapper and one BIG lingcod. Lost a few lingcod and a salmon.
August 24th - Southerly still here but the fish didn't seem to mind much and we slayed 'em good today. Limits plus crew fish of quality brown, blue, olive rockcod and one BIG lingcod. 78 fish, overcast, 70 degrees.
August 23rd - Southerly swell is back and the fishing was tougher today. Almost limits of brown, olive, black and blue pacific snapper and three NICE lingcod. 53 fish, overcast, 70 degrees.
August 22nd - Flat calm water today and the fish were on fire! Limits plus crew fish of red, brown, olive, blue and black pacific snapper and two NICE lingcod. 76 fish, overcast, 70 degrees.
August 21st - Nice water today with a slight southerly push but that didn't stop us from hooking into at least five lingcod (one made it in the boat) and limits plus crew fish of brown, olive, blue, black and copper rockcod. Nice whale show today. 71 fish, clear, 70 degrees.
August 20th - A little southerly coming in but the fishing was great! Limits of quality blue, black, olive, red, brown and widow pacific snapper and one NICE lingcod. Lost a few lings too.
August 19th - Nice weather again and again the fishing is great! Limits of quality blue, black, olive and widow pacific snapper.
August 18th - Nice weather is back and the fishing is great! Limits of quality blue, black, olive and widow pacific snapper and two quality lingcod.
August 17th - Weather turned a little sour and we had a late start so fishing and catching was challenging. We did catch quality widow, olive, blue and black pacific snapper. overcast, windy, 63 degrees.
August 16th - Another gorgeous day on the water and great fishing too. Limits plus of quality widow, olive, blue and black pacific snapper. 66 fish, overcast, 67 degrees.
August 15th - Flat as glass water today and perfect fishing conditions too. Limits plus of BIG widow, olive, blue, brown and black rockcod and one nice lingcod. 58 fish, overcast, 62 degrees.
August 14th - Nice water today with just a few boats out fishing. Went a little further offshore to get away from the lingering southerly swell and found limits of quality olive, black, blue pacific snapper (rockcod). 57 fish, overcast, 69 degrees.
August 11th - Great weather again and great fishing too! 9 lingcod hookups of which 4 made it in the box for home and a good mix of quality pacific snapper consisting of coppers, reds, blues, blacks, olives and browns. Ticket was using live squid for bait leftover from yesterday.
August 10th - Finally got a break in the weather and the water was good and the fishing was hot! 24 pound halibut, 12 pound lingcod and blue, black, red, brown, copper and olive rockcod (pacific snapper). We used live squid! 50 fish, clear, 65 degrees.
August 9th - Tough again. The Pacific storms are starting to dissipate and our water should start settling down after today. We worked real hard for 3/4 limits of blue, black, red, brown and olive rockcod (pacific snapper). 52 fish, overcast & BuMpY, 62 degrees.
August 8th - More tough water and tough fishing today with the south swell and winds. Took all day but managed to get near limits of blue, black, red, brown and olive rockcod (pacific snapper) and one BIG lingcod. 57 fish, overcast & bumpy, 62 degrees.
August 7th - Tough water today and tough fishing. Took all day but managed to get limits of blue, black and olive rockcod (pacific snapper). 62 fish, overcast & bumpy, 64 degrees.
August 6th - Flat calm water! Perfect conditions and great fishing right from the start. Limits plus of quality blue, black and olive rockcod (pacific snapper) and two lingcod. 80 fish, overcast, 64 degrees.
August 5th - Water's still a bit unsettled but very fishable. Had to work hard but we did manage to get limits of quality blue, black, red and olive rockcod (pacific snapper) and one keeper lingcod.
August 4th - Flat calm water again but a little southerly swell. Knocked out limits plus crew limits of quality blue, black, china, red, brown and olive rockcod (pacific snapper). 77 fish, overcast, 64 degrees.
August 3rd - Nice water today and great fishing too. Limits of blue, black and olive rockcod (pacific snapper) and one BIG lingcod. 65 fish, overcast, 62 degrees.
August 2nd - Water got bumpy and we had to work harder but managed to get our limits of blue, black, olive and red rockcod (pacific snapper). 58 fish, foggy, 60 degrees.
August 1st - Good fishing today with easy limits of BIG blue, black, olive and red rockcod (pacific snapper). 62 fish, foggy, 62 degrees.
July 30th - Again another banner day of BIG fish. Limits of blacks, blues and olive pacific snapper, nice cabezon and four lingcod. 63 fish, perfect weather, 65 degrees.
July 29th - Wow. Great group and non-stop crazy fishing. Limits of BIG black, blue, copper and olive pacific snapper and one lingcod. 63 fish, perfect weather, 65 degrees.
July 28th - Gorgeous flat calm day and lots of good fishing action. Limits of quality black, blue, olive pacific snapper and one lingcod. 74 fish, overcast then clear, 70 degrees.
July 27th - Great group of guys today and flat calm water again! Limits plus of BIG olive, black and blue pacific snapper.
July 26th - Nice day on the water and real good fishing with limits plus of pacific snapper for all. 68 fish, foggy then clear, 65 degrees.
July 25th - Well, water couldn't stay perfect forever. Today's fishing was a bit more difficult and uncomfortable but our troops kept at it and were rewarded with limits plus of nice black, blue, olive and red pacific snapper. 70 fish, foggy, 62 degrees.
July 23rd - Nice cool breeze today and flat calm water. And the fishing was off the hook good! Limits of BIG black, blue, olive, red and brown rockcod (pacific snapper) and 4 keeper lingcod! Great whale show again. Congratulations to Tristan Kaiser of Moraga for two nice lingcod in the box. Happy happy people. 78 fish, clear, 74 degrees.
July 22nd - Great wide-open flat calm fishing again. And quite the whale show! Limits of BIG red, blue, black and olive pacific snapper and two keeper lingcod. 74 fish, clear, 72 degrees.
July 21st - Right off the bat we were into the BIG fish big time! Limits of BIG red, blue, black and olive pacific snapper and two keeper lingcod. 15 year-old Wyatt of Jackson landed this BIG 8 pound red. Big whale show today. 53 fish, clear, 72 degrees.
July 20th - Another great weather day and great fishing too. Limits of BIG black, olive and blue pacific snapper. 70 fish, clear, 72 degrees.
July 19th - Glassy water on the salmon grounds today and whales everywhere you looked. Fish are down deep and we found a few to 25 pounds. Clear, 66 degrees.
July 18th - Beautiful day and perfect fishing and a new IGFA World Record! Today we submitted for the IGFA record of a 4 pound 6 ounce olive rockcod with 11 year-old angler Alex. This fish beats the current record by more than a half pound! And we had blues to 3 pounds today too. Limits for all of BIG pacific snapper. 64 fish, clear, 72 degrees.
July 17th - Great day today and the fishing was red hot wide open never been better off the hook good! BIG olives to 4 pounds, BIG blacks to 3 pounds and BIG blues to 3 pounds and a keeper lingcod. Live Boccie Boy bait is the ticket. And a couple ladies first time on the water fishing didn't hurt. 75 fish, clear, 71 degrees. And... Happy Birthday Mom!
July 16th - Water was glass all day! We could see sharks finning it was so flat calm. And we hammered the rockcod today with limits of BIG blacks to 3 pounds, olives and blue pacific snapper and one keeper lingcod then we jigged up live squid for our end of the day halibut drift. 50 fish, clear, 71 degrees.
July 15th - Back to good water and weather conditions and the fish were on fire again today. We had non-stop action and finished with limits plus of BIG black, blue and olive rockcod (pacific snapper) then headed into halibut country. Hoooked into a BIG halibut that freight trained us for about 100 yards of line then "plink", the line broke. 67 fish, clear, 70 degrees.
July 14th - Not so nice water conditions today but our group still managed to hammer out limits plus crew fish of BIG black, blue and olive rockcod.
July 13th - Great day of fishing with perfect water conditions and a good steady bite of BIG black, blue, olive and red snappers. While drifting for halibut we ventured over to the commercial squid boats and got quite the show. These boats are the same style and size as the crab boats used in the TV series Deadliest Catch and we were right up next to them while they set their nets and jockeyed for position against the other boats. Just like being in a TV show. 66 fish, clear, 69 degrees.
July 12th - Wonderful day again. Water was flat as a pancake and the fish were BIG. Nice whale show next to boat too. Limits of quality red, blue, black and olive rockcod and two nice lingcod. 62 fish, clear, 69 degrees.
July 11th - Doesn't get much better than today. Flat calm water and limits plus of BIG blacks, blues, olive and red rockcod (pacific snapper) to 7 pounds! 68 fish, clear, 68 degrees.
July 10th - Ahhhh, what a difference a day makes. Southerly swell still lingering but the fish weren't going to wait any longer. We nailed 'em good today with BIG blacks, blues and olive rockcod (snapper) and one keeper lingcod. Got a great whale show too while we jigged up live anchovies and sardines. 67 fish, clear, 65 degrees.
July 9th - Still tough fishing with the south swell in town. Worked all day for limits of blues, black and olive rockcod (snapper) and one BIG cabezon. 61 fish, clear, 62 degrees.
July 7th - Tough fishing today with the big south swell in town. Worked real hard for half limits but the upside was the lingcod were ready to bite. Hooked into 7 lings and brought home three. Foggy then windy clear, 61 degrees.
July 6th - A great trip today with both active duty and retired servicemen on a great flat calm fishing day. Thank you gentlemen for your service. You guys don't hear this enough. Started out slow but after we snuck out to our secret spot we whacked 'em good with limits plus crew limits of quality pacific red snapper and one 16 pound lingcod. 78 fish, foggy then clear, 61 degrees.
July 5th - Fun, fun and more fun with Ryan leading the way with doubles after doubles and little brother Justin in second place with the biggest fish of the day. Limits plus of pacific red snapper. 62 fish, clear, 64 degrees.
July 4th - Happy 4th everybody! Great fishing today and great weather and of course great fishing folks. Limits for all plus crew fish of snappa. 68 fish, clear, 67 degrees.
July 3rd - Nice weather and nice catching today with limits of pacific red snapper. 50 fish, clear, 64 degrees.
June 30th - Real nice day and a steady pick of quality pacific red snapper today. Limits for all plus one keeper lingcod. 51 fish, clear, 62 degrees.
June 29th - Windy again and a little south swell came in making fishing a little more difficult. Took all day but we got close to snapper limits plus one keeper lingcod. 47 fish, clear, 65 degrees.
June 28th - Little windy today and the fishing was a steady pick throughout the day. Limits plus of quality reds, olives, blacks and blue rockcod. 67 fish, clear, 67 degrees.
June 27th - Flat calm water today and great fishing two days in a row. Lingcod biting again but the rockcod slowed down a bit. 50 fish, clear, 71 degrees.
June 26th - Flat calm water today and great fishing. Lingcod were on the bite and we managed to get a couple in the box to take home with our limits plus crew fish of pacific red snapper! 67 fish, clear, 70 degrees.
June 25th - Little bumpier water today and the salmon were scare at best. We lost one at the back of the boat and decided to save the day by fishing nearshore. Smart move, we got limits of pacific red snapper, hooked into but lost a big lingcod and a nice halibut. 60 fish, clear, 69 degrees.
June 24th - We found the salmon alright. Problem is they were mostly shakers (too small to keep). That's actually a good sign that the herd is on its way. We did bring home a couple nice salmon to 18 pounds.
June 23rd - Another great day on the water and great fishing too with limits of pacific red snapper for all plus crew. 75 fish, clear, 68 degrees.
June 21st - Bliss. Wonderful people, wonderful fishing and wonderful weather. 57 fish, clear, 67 degrees.
June 19th - Great water and weather today and great fishing too. Quality reds, olives, yellotail, blues and black rockcod and one lingcod. 71 fish, clear, 67 degrees.
June 17th - Finally much nicer water and weather. Great fishing today with limits plus crew fish of quality snapper (olives, blacks, blues and reds) and a nice 10 pound Cabezon! 65 fish, clear, 63 degrees.
June 16th - BuMpY and WINDY today so fishing was difficult but we got our fish! AND, we got our first keeper halibut of the season too. Lots of olives, blues and black rockcod.
June 15th - Happy Father's Day! Great day and great family fun today. Water was bUmPy so had to work a little harder for the fish. Limits of quality rockcod for all plus one lingcod. 61 fish, clear & windy, 63 degrees.
June 14th - Slow start but we sure got 'em going good after a couple hours of slow picking. Limits plus crew fish of nice quality pacific red snapper (reds, olives, black, blues and copper rockcod). Lost a couple lingcod. 53 fish, clear, 67 degrees.
June 13th - Much nicer water today and a great group of 3 generations of fathers and sons that have been with us every year for many years. Rockcod fishing was a little slow due to the low pressure system but the lingcod were waiting for us! Brought home three nice lings to 16 pounds, lost a couple and let one go back to grow. 30 fish, clear, 63 degrees.
June 11th - Not quite as BuMpY and COLD today! Had to move around a lot to find fish that bite and we found em good! Limits of reds, blues, blacks and yellowtail rockfish for all.
June 10th - BuMpY and COLD today! Compared to 100+ degress over the hill this 55 degrees felt great! We slammed the rockcod today and brought home limts for all plus crew. 58 fish, overcast, 55 degrees.
June 8th - Still a bit of a bump on the water and it took a while but later in the morning the fishing went wide open! Came home with limits for all plus 3 lingcod. 63 fish, overcast/fog, 56 degrees.
June 7th - Little bumpier and little colder today with the low passing through. Took a while but we managed limits for all of nice quality pacific red snapper.
June 5th - Gorgeous day on the water today and lots of rockcod action! Hooked well over a hundred fish but only kept limits for all plus crew. Lings and halibut didn't show up today but some humpback whales stayed around the boat for over an hour. Great whale show today. 70 fish, overcast, 65 degrees.
June 2nd (From Bayside Marine's, our local tackle shop, report this afternoon. I re-posted here because of the impending salmon run news - The Rock fishing was good today up the coast because it was finally calm. There were some limits of Lingcod in the 10-15 pound range caught near Natural Bridges. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and on the westside if Santa Cruz. There were some boats fishing from Capitola to Pajaro looking around for Halibut. The average was one fish a boat and some boats had a few more. The anglers are having luck trolling down there. There was a Sea Bass caught near the Cement Ship near the bait balls. There is some Squid moving into the Bay so get ready for the next full moon on the 12th. There are some big Salmon moving up from Avila to Monterey and some boats are catching Salmon near the point of Monterey. There should be another good push of Salmon near the east edge of the Soquel Hole very soon. The fog was in today and the swell was down and it looks like the same for Tuesday.
June 1st - Perfect day on the water. Lots of fun and fish. BIG lingcod today too. A 16 pounder was the best of 7 lings that came home. 15 pounds was second place. Olive, blue, black, red rockcod too! Great day.
May 31st - Wonderful and fun day on the water today. Wanted a sure thing so we opted for nearshore and were rewarding right away. Great mix of blues, blacks, olive rockcod and 8 nice lingcod. Lost another 8+ lingcod! Lingcod are on fire!
May 30th - Great fishing today and nice quality reds, blues, blacks and olive rockcod. Water had a BIG lump on it and consequently we missed four lingcod!
May 26th - Nearshore fishing again and the water got a little ugly but we did manage to get 3/4 limits of pacific red snapper plus quite a few lingcod hookups but due to the swell couldn't land any lings today.
May 25th - Salmon fishing is on hold until we get signs they're back in town. Fished nearshore and had a blast with limits plus crew fish of nice quality pacific red snapper and 8 hookups with lings of which 3 to 14 pounds made it back home with us. 64 fish, overcast then sunny, 67 degrees.
May 22nd - Salmon fishing is kapoot so we opted for nearshore and what a great day of fishing for rockcod and lingcod today. Lot's of action and water was great too. Limits plus crew limits of red, blacks, yellowtail and white bellies, all better known as pacific red snapper. 75 fish, overcast and 65 degrees.
May 21st - Have been commercial salmon fishing lately so haven't been reporting sport fishig for about a week now.
May 17th - Nearshore fishing today and what a blast! Fish weren't on fire but fishing close to shore sure has it's benefits! Nice quality reds, blacks, olives, yellowtail and lingcod today.
May 14th - Lots of whales and boats but the salmon didn't bite. We did bring home one nice salmon but scores were low all across both the sport and commercial boats today. Full moon?
May 12th - Hello everybody! We've been busy fishing salmon commercially so not much to report for charter fishing. We will be resuming charter fishing later this week and the lingcod and rockcod bite is off the hook! Salmon's a little slow while we wait for the fall run school to enter the bay. Weather has been perfect and the fishing's great so come on out and join us!
May 4th - Another tough day for our anglers and other boats. We tried everything including the kitchen sink and could only bring home one nice salmon.
May 3rd - Great fishing while it lasted taking home three BIG salmon before Mother Nature ran us off the water early.
May 2nd - Weather turned on us again and the bite slowed. We brought home two nice salmon. Lot's of whales on the way back in.
April 28th - Got into the salmon right from the start. Hooked into five fish and brought home three. Weather was much better in the morning.
April 27th - Traveled far today in search of the salmon school with no luck. Tomorrow we're headed to new grounds. Crossing our fingers.
April 26th - Weathered out today.
April 25th - Even tougher salmon catching today for all the boats. Today we traveled over 45 miles and not even a solid bite.
April 24th - Tough salmon catching lately for all the boats. The winds we had yesterday blew the water cold and it's going to take a day or two to settle down. We traveled over 35 miles today and were able to scare up one keeper.
April 22nd - Weather blowing today and tomorrow so no fishing until Thursday. The hard wind should really help the bait ball up and get the salmon concentrated again.
April 21st - Bumpy water today with the storm coming in. We got into fish and lots of them! Problem was more than ten of them were shakers (too small to keep) but we did manage to get two nice quality salmon in the box to take home.
April 20th - Not perfect weather but the fish were there. Unfortunately so were the sealions. As soon as we dropped in we had a triple! Got two in the box then right away we had another fish on and the sealion got it. For the next four hours we fed sealions and caught shakers.
April 19th - Perfect weather's back and the fishing is red hot! Limits for all plus a few shakers to practice with.
April 18th - Weather forecast was so-so so we gave it a try. Water was fishable but not comfortable. We did manage to bring in 3 fish from 5 hookups. Sealions got at least one from us.
April 17th - In port for weather again today. Tomorrow we plan to pick up where we left off... lot's of salmon action!
April 16th - Salmon fishing is HOT but we got stuck in port today due to high winds.
April 15th - Salmon fishing is really on roll now. Got into the fish right away with a double and a triple. Lost one of the triples to a sealion. Weather was turning so headed in a little early with 8 quality salmon to 21 pounds!
April 14th - And it's getting better! Lost some fish today to sealions and had four short salmon. Came home with six monster salmon to 35.5 inches (Tied with the biggest F&G has seen this season). Ended with a nice double for Remy (33.5 inches) and Marlene (35.5 inches), both over 20 pounds!
April 13th - Fun fun fun and BIG fish. Six fish in the box, a few shakers and some tug-o-war with the sealions on a couple fish. We got a hog today at 33.5". F&G said it was the second biggest fish they'd seen in all of Monterey Bay so far this season. Good Job Tiani!
April 12th - Another flat calm gorgeous day today and lots of boats and sealions. Fish are scattered now and catching's a little slower. Sealions bagged us good today. Humans 5 fish, sealions 4.
April 11th - Wow, really nice flat calm water today. The fish are scattering but still around. Hookups pretty much throughout the day. Lost a few and brought homw four quality limits.
April 10th - Perfect water and great fishing for crew today with limits of salmon to 20 pounds.
April 9th - Another great day with a great group on the water with bait and fish everywhere. Lost a few but came home with 7 quality fish to 16 pounds. The fish are getting bigger!
April 6-8th - Thanks everyone for your patience. As you can imagine, we've been a bit busier than usual and as a result, fishing reports got a little behind. Our days start about 4AM and wrap up around 4PM. This week we were getting our new captain Ray and deckhand Greg brought up to speed on the boat. Greg, a Marine veteran, comes to us from El Dorado Hills and has been fishing all his life. After his four-year tour in Afghanistan he spent the last three years in college. He's one heck of a deckhand and a nice guy too. Ray, a Navy veteran, is a Santa Cruz local and has been a Captain and a Pilot for years. Ray is our back up Captain to cover me while I sit under a palm tree somewhere and sip umbrella drinks. Ray is also on-board to help with tuna charters in case we run our second boat or our trip extends past 12 hours, the legal time limit before a second Captain must to be on-board. Both of these men add depth and flexibility to our operation to ensure we give you the absolute best fishing experience.
Salmon fishing has been outstanding. The fish are deep and averaging 16 pounds. The anchovy and squid bait balls have held the salmon here and by the looks of everything the fish will be here for quite some time. We're pretty booked up for April but there are still a few days left during the week. If you want king salmon this year I suggest you try and get on our boat ASAP and if we can't accommodate you we will do our best to get you on another boat so you don't have to do the shopping yourself.
April 5th - Salmon season is here and boats are limiting out with salmon ranging from 8-18 pounds! Pretty much wide-open bite going on.