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August 17 - (LONG RANGE NEARSHORE) We're on a roll. Water was a little difficult and the fog was thick so it took a little longer to get to Jurassic Park than normal but it was well worth it. As expected BIG brown, copper and red pacific snapper and BIG lingcod to 18 pounds. We are now opening up LONG RANGE to everyone so you no longer have to rent the whole boat. You can be a party of one or as many as you like. Once we have six people signed up we go.

August 16 - (LONG RANGE NEARSHORE) Weather was supposed to be better... supposed to be. Took a while to get up the hill through all the bumps but we finally made it and the fish waited for us. Immediately we started whacking them good. 18 lingcod today and a couple over 18 pounds. The fish were hitting the live mackeral bait hard today.

August 15 - (LONG RANGE NEARSHORE) Weather was forecasted to be mixed so we decided to get up the hill as far as we could in hopes we could make it all the way to Ano Nuevo. The weather coopertated and we entered Jurassic Park after a couple hour boat ride. WOW. Immediately started hooking up lingcod. Four on at a time! Wind started to show around 10 so we headed back to town to fish halibut in front of Santa Cruz. Came home with some BIG rockcod and 16 (yes, sixteen) lingcod to 19+ pounds!

August 14 - Weather was flat calm but the forecast indicated winds were on their way so we decided against an Ano Nuevo run. Good thing too, around 10AM the winds showed up. We were able to jig up some live mackeral then fished hard all morning for limits of pacific snapper plus at least a half dozen lingcod hookups. Our highliner was ten year-old John with a nice lingcod.

August 13 - Flat calm water today and great fishing too. Limits plus crew limits of BIG blue and red pacific snapper and three lingcod.

August 12 - Afternoon trip was real fun too with a slight wind but no swells. Went right back to the spot we loaded up on in the morning and the fish were still on a feeding frenzy. Limits again of BIG red, black and blue pacific snapper and again three lingcod!

August 12 - Morning trip was gorgeous weather conditions early and the fish were biting like mad. We landed limits of BIG red, BIG blue and BIG black pacific snapper and three BIG lingcod. Then the fog came in.

August 10 - Much nicer fishing conditions today and we were able to get up the coast a bit for a change of scenery. Within a few minutes of fishing we had a BIG lingcod and the BIG blacks and BIG blues started coming over in streams! Water was a little rolly but that didn't stop our young men 11 to 14 year-olds from putting the hammer down on the fish! And, the dads managed to get a few nice fish in themseleves. Ended the day with limits plus of BIG black, BIG blue, a a mix of other pacific snapper and one BIG lingcod.

August 9 - There goes the lake... wind and a bit of a chop today and everything has changed. Still managed to get limits of quality blue, olive, black and brown pacific snapper and managed to get 3 of the 10 lings hooked up in the boat.

August 8 - Like a lake today with 64 degree air temps and 5 mph winds. Gorgeous day. We headed up the coast to look for some bigger rockcod and lingcod and right away we started hauling in the BIG blacks, BIG reds and good olives and BIG blue pacific snapper and two lingcod. 78 fish, 64 degrees, clear with cloud cover.

August 7 - Calm ocean and light winds today and the fish were anxious to start biting. We were able to net some live anchovies for bait again and it really makes a difference in the size and number of fish. Limits plus crew limits of BIG red, BIG blue, black and olive pacific snapper and two lingcod.

August 6 - Flat calm water but lots of fog today. Headed out to South Rock and the fish were waiting for us. Came home with limits plus of BIG red, and a mix of blue, olive and black pacific snapper.

August 5 - Afternoon trip was again a little windy but still a nice 66 degree air temp. Our family of six got to business right away and the fish started coming over the rail left and right. Great family fun. Lots and lots of laughs. Near limits of black, blue and olive pacific snapper.

August 5 - Morning trip was spectacular. Flat calm with no wind. The crew kept us busy all morning and we quickly caught our limit of 60 and then some. Nice mix of blues, ling, and red snapper. Crissy landed the big one for the day with a ling while uncle billy had the high total. Great time today for all. Thanks for everything Tom and Greg! Thank you Troy and gang for the very nice fish report!

August 4 - Afternoon trip was a little windy but still a nice 65 degree air temp. The youngest set of anglers we've had yet ages 6, 7 and 8 accompanied by Mom, Dad and Grandma! These kids were awesome pulling in fish after fish all by themselves at times in depths of 100 feet! Wound up the day with half limits and big smiles and enough fish to feed a small army.

August 4 - Morning trip was flat calm water and a nice 64 degrees with no wind. Bliss. While the dads tried to keep up the kids went to work and brought in fish after fish after fish but we only kept 79 of them. Biggest fish was a five pound red pacific snapper by Grandpa!

August 2 - Another flat calm day on the water and the fish were happy to see us. BIG blacks and red pacific snapper. Around noon a boat and people in the water distress call came over the radio so we ran over to assist. A couple guys flipped their tiny boat two miles offshore and dog paddled for 20 minutes. Another small boat got the two men out of the water and asked if we could tow in the disabled boat. Needless to say our fishing trip was cut short. The two men that went in the drink did come by our dock and gave the charter group $200 as a token of their appreciation and to help offset the cost of the charter. It was a win win for everyone.

August 1 - Flat calm water and sunny all day today. Slow start but then the fish went on the bite and we whacked 'em good with limits plus of BIG red, BIG black and BIG blue pacific snapper.

July 31 - It was foggy and it was sunny and it rained a little and the water was as flat as a lake. Real fun day and real good fishing! Limits plus crew limits of red, blue, olive and brown pacific snapper and three keeper lingcod.

July 29 - Afternoon trip - Absolutely perfect fishing conditions. Slight wind and slight overcast with small seas. We set out to good ole South Rock and the fish were waiting for us. Again non-stop fish over the rail. After catching a hundred or so fish we kept six limits of BIG blue, black, brown and olive pacific snapper. Eight year-old Charlie was our highliner with a four pound brown. Eleven year-old brother Andrew was second place with a double blue hookup (two fish at once) totaling four pounds.

July 29 - Morning trip - Water settled down and the winds were calm. Perfect fishing day and the fish were ready for us. We fished up the coast to one of our secret spots and it was wild action with fish on everyone's line and some of those being doubles! After about an hour and a half of non-stop fish over the rail we had eight limits of BIG black, blue and red pacific snapper. Then headed back to Santa Cruz for some halibut and lingcod action. Dan was the $120 jackpot winner with a five pound red snapper.

July 28 - Water bump was even bigger today and the fog was thick all morning so we stayed closer to Santa Cruz. We moved around quite a bit to get fish to bite and ended up with limits plus crew limits of medium quality yellowtail and blue pacific snapper.

July 27 - Water had an even bigger lump on it today so the ride was a little rougher. Went up the coast and got into the BIG blacks, blues and olives, lingcod and our first thresher shark of the year!

July 26 - Water had a bit of a bump on it today but we managed to crank out limits of BIG black, BIG blue, and red pacific snapper and lingcod.

July 25 - Afternoon trip was a bit bumpy with all the wind but our four anglers fished hard and had a great time.

July 25 - Morning trip was real good. Great group of people and lots of BIG blacks, red and olive pacific snapper.

July 24 - (LONG RANGE NEARSHORE) Ran up to Jurassic Park (Ano Nuevo Island) again the lingcod went on a feeding frenzy. Limits of lingcod (18 lingcod to be exact) to 17 pounds and pacific red snapper to five pounds! Absolutely an amazing place to fish when the weather permits. Oklahoma boy Hunter (he who noodles for big flathead catfish) was our highliner with a 17 pound monster lingcod.

July 22 - Nice water today and a group of eager 13 to 17 year-olds ready to get to work. They did battle with well over 120 fish including a BIG 5 pound red and some BIG blues along with various other species of pacific snapper for limits. 17 year-old Malhar was today's highliner with a 5+ pound red pacific snapper.

July 21 - Water was a bit bumpy in the beginning then it quieted down a bit for the morning. The fish didn't mind one bit. We slayed the BIG blacks, BIG reds and BIG olive pacific snapper and lingcod today! Live squid did the trick again. Guillermo was the highliner with a double BIG red snapper haul.

July 20 - Water was flat calm again and this time we were lucky enough to buy some live squid! Live squid was the ticket today because as soon as we dropped in we were nailed with a couple lingcod and some of the biggest reds we've seen in years! Came home with big smiles, BIG red snapper and six lingcod. Robert was the $140 jackpot winner with his 6+ pound vermillion (pacific red snapper).

July 19 - Flat calm water again and since there are no salmon around we stayed nearshore and fished for lingcod, halibut and snapper. Easy limits of medium sized blue, olive, brown pacific snapper.

July 18 - (LONG RANGE NEARSHORE) What a day. Headed up to “The Island” a.k.a. Jurassic Park and as soon as we dropped in we were pulling lingcod in. Talk about hard work… our team of six pulled in 23 lingcod of which 19 we kept and we lost another dozen or so hitchhikers. It was non-stop mayhem. Not only did we set a new charter boat record for lingcod we also boated the BIGGEST red and brown pacific snapper of the year. The biggest brown at 4.6 pounds is being submitted to IGFA as a new world record! Last year we submitted an olive rockcod it was officially made the new world IGFA record. Can the MEGA-BITE do it again? Oh yes. Happy Customers and happy crew (and tired).

July 17 - Wonderful day on the water today and the rockcod (snapper) were happy to see us. Limits plus crew limits of BIG red, copper, blue, olive and brown pacific snapper and two lingcod.

July 15 - Weather was much better today and the fish were biting like crazy. Limits plus crew limits of yellowtail, blue and black pacific snapper, two lings and two sharks again!

July 14 - Wind and water kicked up today so the fishing was a bit more difficult. Got half limits of blues and yellowtail pacific snapper and one lingcod. Big whale show today and two sharks too!

July 13 - Since the salmon bite continues to be slow we opted for nearshore fishing and good thing too. Again limits for all plus crew limits of medium sized pacific snapper and three keeper lingcod. 83 fish, clear, 62 degrees.

July 12 - Salmon fishing is dead so we opted for nearshore again and a good thing we did. Commercial salmon guys only getting a few fish and they're running 30+ hooks (we can only run one hook per Customer). We headed to our nearshore hot spot and immediately got into the blues and olive pacific snapper. Got early limits so headed up the coast to see if the halibut bite was going to turn on. Unfortunately, no halibut being caught so came back and got another crew limit of BIG red and BIG black snapper. Couldn't get the lingcod to stay on the hooks today.

July 11 - We were supposed to be fishing for salmon today but since the salmon bite has been so slow we opted for nearshore fishing with the option to go salmon of things heated up. Good choice too! Hardly any salmon caught by the commercial boats and fortunately the rockcod (pacific snapper) fishing was red hot! Lunker lingcod (thank you Leroy) were biting today too! Limits for all plus crew of mixed pacific snapper to 4 pounds and two lingcod to 18 pounds.

July 10 - Afternoon trip was just as spectacular as the morning trip! I mean this was one of those WOW kinda days. Again the catching was non-stop and weeding through more than 100 fish we kept the best 70+ BIG blues to 4 pounds, BIG olives and brown pacific snapper. I like it when I overhear the Customer saying "What are we going to do with all these fish?". Happy happy campers. Happy crew too.

July 10 - Morning snapper trip was over the top! Three dads and three 11 year-olds and it was non-stop, crazy and big fish for the first couple hours then... we were done with 70 mixed snapper in the box. Still needed to fill our time so we headed up the coast in search of halibut. Tried for a while with about six other boats but nobody was getting halibut. So... headed back to South Rock and topped off our pile with another ten BIG blues. Biggest of the year!

July 8 - My very first Customer ever returned today to fish with his son and his two boys and we had a blast!!! Afternoon trip was a wild ride from the wind and the fish seemed to be biting even better! We whacked 'em good this afternoon with limits plus crew limits of quality black, blue, yellowtail and red pacific snapper. Tons of fish coming over the rail throughout the trip. Air temp 61 degrees.

July 8 - Morning trip turned out to be a real nice day of fishing and lots of catching. Our highliner six year-old Grant kept bring fish over the rail with eight year-old sister Ava right behind him but were outfished by mom with a 16 pound blue lingcod. Dad got to take the pictures. Everyone had big smiles and limits plus crew limits of BIG blue, yellowtail, brown and red pacific snapper and lingcod. Air temp 62 degrees.

July 6 - Beautiful day on the water today and the fishing was red hot! Limits of BIG blue, black, olive, brown and red pacific snapper for everyone plus crew and also a couple big lings to 17 pounds!

July 4 - Fog didn't lift much today but the seas were flat and calm. Gangbuster fishing today with limits for all of quality pacific snapper and some lingcod.

July 3 - Another perfect day on Paradise and the fish were waiting for us again! Hooked over a dozen lings and managed to get six in the boat. And, limits of BIG blue, olive and brown snapper!

July 2 - Gorgeous day. Perfect seas. BIG fish. Happy people. It really was a special day and the lingcod were going off bigtime! Our highliner of the day was Wayne the Lingcod King with six lings to 15 pounds under his belt. Next was Martin with two and there were more along with limits of quality olive, blue, starry and brown snapper. Ho Dai Yu!

July 1 - Real nice day on the water with no wind and flat seas. The fish were happy to see us and we cranked out limits for all plus crew of pacific snapper and even brought home a couple lingcod. 65 degrees most of the day and our group was heading back home afterwards to 109 degrees in Fresno.

June 30 - Water and wind were a bit rough today and catching was a challenge. Fish were finicky but we were able to manage limits for all plus crew of nice quality olive, copper and blue pacific snapper.

June 29 - Wind was up a bit today so had to fish closer to shore. Fun fishing and came home with three limits of quality blacks, yellowtail and blue pacific snapper.

June 28 - Flat calm water today and a very smooth ride to our lucky lingcod and snapper fishing spots. Great action today with non-stop catching all morning. Quality yellowtail, blues, brown pacific snapper limits and lingcod. Nine year-old Fin was our highliner with over 20 fish caught.

June 27 - Another day on Paradise. Fishing was outstanding and it was non-stop action for our first-timers on the ocean from Utah. They were a bit worried about getting seasick but that fear went away once they started bringing fish over the railing. Everyone had fun and nobody got sick. Our highliner for the day was eight year-old Carson with over 30 fish caught. We finished the day with pacific snapper limits and lingcod.

June 26 - Great weather and great fishing today with limits plus crew fish of pacific snapper plus three keeper lingcod.

June 25 - Weather is finally starting to settle down and look more like summer seas. We tried for salmon but nobody home so switched over to nearshore and were greeted with BIG lingcod and BIG blacks then worked our way toward Santa Cruz and picked up more lingcod and snapper. Came home with pacific snapper limits and 9 lings to 16 pounds and we lost a few that were bigger!

June 23 - Flat calm water till about noon and the fish were biting! Limits plus crew fish of olive, blue, black and brown pacific snapper and two nice lingcod.

June 22 - Decided to pass on fishing for salmon again since the salmon bite is so slow. Went up the coast toward Davenport and immediately landed a fat lingcod. Got a couple more rockcod then the wind started to blow. Traveled down the coast a ways to escape the wind and finally found some fishable water in front of Santa Cruz. Caught 3/4 limits of olive, blue, black pacific snapper then the wind really kicked up so we had to pull the plug for the day.

June 21 - Skip the salmon we headed for big game up the coast! Wow, water was flat calm for most of the morning and the fish were biting! Lingcod, starry flounder, biggest cabezon anyone's seen in 30 years! and limits of quality pacific snapper. Great Father's Day!

June 20 - Afternoon trip was just as much fun and the water was even bumpier! Again limits of quality pacific snapper.

June 20 - Morning trip was fun fun fun and the water was pretty bumpy. Limits of quality pacific snapper and one lingcod.

June 18 - Another try at salmon and after a couple hours switched over to nearshore fishing and then WHAM! We hit paydirt. The snapper were on a feeding frenzy and the four kids on board were busy pulling in fish after fish after fish. Hooked more than 130 pacific snapper today but only kept 80. Afterwards went over to check our prawn traps and the kids again had a blast handling the small octopus and checking out all the other little sea creatures. The Dads had fun too.

June 17 - Went for salmon in the morning without success so came in nearshore and caught our limits of quality red, brown, blue, black and red pacific snapper and some quality lingcod.

June 16 - Nice day on the water and great fun catching limits of BIG brown, red, olive, blue and black pacific snapper and lots of lingcod to 15 pounds.

June 15 - Little bumpy out there today but that didn't seem to bother the fish. Came home with quality black, brown, olive, blue and red pacific snapper and lingcod.

June 14 - Perfect day on the water. Lots of whale action but no salmon. Switched over to nearshore and got quick limits of black, blue, olive and red pacific snapper.

June 13 - Beautiful day on the water. Decided to fish nearshore first and if the salmon bite picks up move out to the salmon grounds. We fished nearshore all day and had non-stop action. Came home with limits of quality olive, black, blue, brown and red pacific snapper and three lingcod.

June 12 - Another flat calm day on the water and after trying for salmon in the morning we switched over to nearshore. Nice quality black, olive, blue and red pacific snapper and one keeper lingcod.

June 10 - Nice flat calm water to start off our rockcod and lingcod day so we headed up the coast to our secret spot (Jurasic Park II). Fish were there but unfortunately so was the ground swell from the incoming storm. We got some nice lings, lost a few then headed back toward Santa Cruz before the winds kicked up. Finished our day nearshore with quality lings, blacks, blues and brown pacific snapper.

June 8 - The salmon have arrived! For those who want to go out and try fishing for salmon we have spots open this Thursday, Saturday and almost all of next week. This new salmon school should be around for a while now that the water temps came up and the bait has come into the bay. All I can say is 'bout time!

June 7 - Another perfect day on paradise. Three dads and three young'ens between 11 and 12 with wide-open fishing. Non-stop pulling limits for 8 of olive, blue, brown and red pacific snapper!

June 6 - Perfect day on the water. Headed up to the salmon grounds and after an hour of no action decided to move into nearshore fishing. Hooked into at least 8 lingcod of which 4 came home with us along with a few dozen BIG black and blue pacific snapper.

June 3 - Started out flat calm weather then it turned into Mr. Toads Wild Ride. Nice quality blues, blacks and olive pacific snapper and one lingcod.

May 31 - Perfect water today so once again set out for salmon and we were happily surprised to find the fish biting! Hooked into five nice salmon and brought home three.

May 30 - Went for salmon and didn't switch over since nearshore fishing has also been tough with the ground swell we're having. A long boat ride today.

May 29 - Flat calm water throughout the morning but the big ground swell was hurting the bite. Landed one lingcod and a couple dozen quality brown, black, blue and olive pacific snapper. Wind did come up strong around noon.

May 27 - The good weather finally seems to be holding up. Tried for salmon again up near Davenport and after a while decided to switch over to rockcod and lingcod while still up at Davenport. In 70 feet water we got slammed with BIG blacks for a good half an hour or more then the bite went quite. Started fishing closer to Santa Cruz and picked up one here and one there. 3/4 limits of quality black, blue and china pacific snapper. All were big fish.

May 25 - Good weather again and the fish were biting! Nice mix of BIG reds, blues, blacks, brown and olive pacific snapper. Three lingcod hookups and one made it in the boat.

May 24 - Better weather today and the salmon were biting. Unfortunately, so were the sealions. Decided to quit feeding the sealions and came in for nearshore fishing. We did great and everyone was going home with fish today.

May 23 - Well, it didn't last. The weather was ugly to start the fishing day with and ugly when it ended. We tried for salmon for about an hour and decided to switch over to nearshore before the winds got out of control. Unfortunately the wind beat us to our nearshore fishing grounds. Real tough fishing today but everyone had smiles at the end of the trip. Maybe because they were glad to be off the water? It wasn't a pleasant ocean day.

May 22 - Went right back where we left off yesterday and after we put in a little time the fish began to bite again and we ended up with three nice salmon in the box.

May 21 - Put on a lot of miles today in search of salmon. The crew said they didn't want to fish nearshore as a backup. They said "salmon or bust"! Good choice too. Wasn't until 3 hours into the trip before we got our first hookup but... it came unbuttoned. Fished another couple hours before our next bite and that one made it in the boat. Then we got bit three more times of which two made it in the boat. Happy campers today.

May 18 - Since salmon fishing is slow we opted to fish nearshore and we weren't disappointed. Took a while but we got 3+ limits of BIG red, black, blue, olive and brown pacific snapper. Missed a couple lings.

May 17 - Decided to start with nearshore fishing with the option of switching to salmon if the salmon bite turned on. Good move too. Not many salmon caught by anyone today. The lingcod bite was good with 6 hookups of which 3 were big enough to keep, one cabazon and a couple limits of nice pacific snapper. Wind kicked up again around noon.

May 16 - Same as yesterday, day started out flat calm and lots of good salmon signs. Trolled all day and hooked into two salmon and got one in the boat. Weather came up fast and had a bumpy ride home.

May 15 - Day started out flat calm and lots of good salmon signs. Trolled all day and hooked into two salmon and got one in the boat. Weather came up fast and had a bumpy ride home.

May 10 - Another nice day on the water and we fished nearshore for BIG black, red, blue and olive pacific snapper.

May 9 - Very nice day on the water today and we stuck to salmon fishing. We had four hookups and got three nice salmon in the box. Looks like the salmon are finally starting to come in the Bay!

May 6 - Tried for salmon for an hour or so but the weather was deteriorating fast and no fish were being caught by other boats so we decided to head in for nearshore fishing. Great fishing and getting BIG black pacific snapper. The weather eventually caught up with us again and forced us to come back in to the dock.

May 4 - No salmon around so we opted for nearshore again. Good fishing with limits plus crew limits of medium sized olive and blue rockcod. Water was a bit bUmPy and the wind kicked up a bit.

May 3 - Another day on paradise and a very happy family with the dads and kids. Got right into the action with limits of blue, olive, black and brown pacific snapper and one keeper lingcod.

May 2 - What a difference a day makes. The water was almost flat calm and the sun kept peeking out. Made the call to go for nearshore fishing first and if anything materialized on the radio we would switch over to salmon fishing. We never switched over and we had a great day on the water with limits for all plus crew limits of pacific snapper.

May 1 (twilight trip) - Went right back where we slammed the cod earlier today and hit it big time! Limits of BIG reds, blues, olives and brown pacific snapper (rock cod). Water was a bit bumby.

May 1 (day trip) - Went to salmon grounds but couldn't keep the lines in the water due to the bad sea conditions. Came in nearshore and whacked out limits of pacific snapper with BIG reds, blues and olives. No commercial salmon were reported today either.

April 30 - Off to find salmon again and again no signs of life so we came in nearshore to fish for cod. BIG swell in the area so the fishing was tough but we did manage half limits of pacific snapper.

April 27 - We headed off to the salmon grounds in hopes the storm blew in some new fish and were immediately rewarded with a nice salmon. Trolled around for another few hours and landed an even bigger salmon. Came home with two nice kings, plenty of salmon for everyone. According to reliable commercial salmon fishermen sources, the big school of salmon are on their way.

April 26 - Took a couple days off the water until the storm passed. Headed out to the salmon grounds with a few other boats and no one was getting hookups so we decided to switch over to nearshore fishing and after a slow start we whacked 'em good! BIG blue and red pacific snapper. Water still still lumpy but fishable.

April 23 - The ugly weather is still lingering but Apa, Deckboss Greg's faithful yellow lab, pursueded us to go out and give it a quick try without passengers. He found us two nice king salmon within about an hour then that was it. Came home and gave Apa a bone for a job well done.

April 22 - Due to the weather today's trip has been canceled.

April 21 - Just when things were looking up for our salmon season... someone hit the reset button. Weather got cold and at times sloppy, and the fish weren't biting.

April 20 - Another great day of fishing and catching. 5 hookups and 4 BIG salmon, a couple over 20 pounds, in the box!

April 19 - Great weather. Great salmon catching. What a wild day watching, and watching out for, all the whales. Birds everywhere and the salmon were biting! Came home with 8 nice quality salmon and left them biting. We'll pick up where we left off tomorrow and hopefully the fish decided to stay put for a spell.

April 18 - Weather is still great but the salmon have moved from where they were yesterday. We headed down to Soldiers Club area and got one hit and lost it. Decided to come back to Pajaro area for a shot before we had to head in and got one fish in the box. Had to pull the plug early today because our group had an engagement to get to at 12:30. Whales everywhere today. Still no real bead on the fish. But they're coming... stay tuned!

April 17 - Weather still holding but the salmon have moved away again. Switched over to lingcod and snapper fishing but had a hard time catching due to the BIG swell that came in this morning.

April 16 - Excellent weather and excellent salmon fishing. Right away we hooked up a fish and throughout the morning we had a total of six hookups and got four fish into the boat. Whales in the distance, sun and water were perfect!

April 15 - Weather was nice as we headed to the salmon grounds. Tried salmon for a couple hours and had 3 hookups. One too short, one a sealion got and the other we never got a chance to see it before it became unbuttoned. Decided to head for lingcod grounds and were able to get a couple dozen nice pacific snapper, 2 lingcod and a cabezon. Salmon season is off to a slow start but they're coming!

April 14 - Pretty windy and cold but that didn't stop our group from trying for salmon then switching over to lingcod/rockcod fishing for the remainder of the day. Salmon fishing is slow but fortunately we still have the option of fishing nearshore for lingcod and rockcod. We ended up with 3 nice lingcod and a couple dozen red, black, grass and olive pacific snapper.

April 13 - Bit colder today. We decided to stay nearshore and try our luck at lingcod and rockcod. Good choice... We did great! 5 keeper lingcod to 15 pounds, 1 cabezon and 30 BIG black pacific snapper.

April 12 - Nice weather but the fish, birds, whales and bait have moved away and no one was able to locate them. We had one nice king to the boat and it got away.

April 11 - And the days are getting nicer! Tons of bait and the fish are coming into the Bay. We boated 3 nice kings to 17 pounds and had a great whale show too.

April 10 - Another perfect weather day on paradise and the fish were ready to bite. Hooked up 6, lost one BIG one, one shorty released and 4 nice salmon brought home.

April 9 - The salmnon are starting to show up now. We were able to boat a couple nice salmon to 17 pounds. Looks like the spring run of fish is finally showing up. Lots of bait in the area too. Perfect weather.

April 8 - Tried for salmon today and again the salmon were hard to find. We managed to get two hookups and landed one nice 15 pounder. The fish being caught are few and far between but any day now the large school will arrive. Perfect weather.

April 6 - The salmon still haven't arrived in numbers so we elected to try our luck at nearshore fishing. Weather was cold and the current was fast but after a day of fishing we did real well with a boat load of BIG reds, blacks, blues and olive pacific snapper and one keeper lingcod.

April 5 - Second day of salmon season and still no salmon to be found. There's a fish here or there but most boats have no fish. Of the five charter boats (30 fishing poles) only two fish were caught. We fished salmon till about 9am then decided to head to the rockcod grounds. Good move, we were quickly rewarded with BIG red, BIG blck, copper, olive, brown pacific snapper and a BIG blue lingcod.

April 4 - Our first day on the salmon grounds since last season and there were probably a couple hundred boats with us all searching for fish. Not many fish caught today and mid morning we decided to switch over to nearshore fishing. Good thing too, we got some BIG red, black and blue pacific snapper and one keeper lingcod.

April 3 - Started out slow for an hour or so then the bite picked up and then went wide open! Limits of nice BIG blacks and olive pacific snapper and three lingcod of which one we put back to grow. Great time for everyone. Happy campers. Salmon opener tomorrow... stay tuned!

April 2 - Great fishing day and the wind cooperated till about noon. BIG blacks, china and olive pacific snapper, greenling and a nice fat lingcod. Even saw a salmon jump beside the boat.

April 1 - Mother Nature decided to blow hard so we didn't get out today.


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