Another beautiful day on the bay. Today my 5 passengers put in limits of beautiful Blacks, Blues, Olives, Reds, and a couple of Lings to 10slbs. The Squid are starting to make a show in the bay along with the warm waters bring in some Halibut. Their coming.
- Mon Jun 17 21:21:34 2013
Another beautiful day on the bay. The seas were flat until the noon blow. But by the time the winds picked up we were plugged with limits of Reds, Blacks, Blues, Yellow tail rock cod, Olives, Chinas, and one nice Ling. Looks like some Squid and Halibut are starting to make a show.
- Sun Jun 16 17:45:20 2013
The Rock fishing is turning on big time. Today put in 80 keeper beautiful Blacks, Blues, Olives, coppers and a nice ling. Found a huge pile of big blacks hugging the pipe line. Only keeping the big ones. Nonstop action. Lets go fishing. Call at 831-212-1832. The Salmon continues to be dead.
- Sat Jun 15 20:08:33 2013
Great day of fishing. The fish were stacked on my favorite reefs, and hungry. Put in early limits of Blacks, Blues, Yellow Tail, olives, Reds and Coppers. The weather held off all morning, but as usual picked up in the afternoon. I've got openings all next week. Give me a call, 831-212-1832.
- Fri Jun 14 20:36:40 2013
Today the seas started a little lumpy but laid down nice. I had four fire fighters from Alberta Canada on the boat. They put in early limits of Olives, Blacks and coppers. They were quite the pranksters. Check out the picture page.
- Thu May 30 19:04:32 2013
It was a beautiful calm day on the water. Put in the gear and took about 5 minutes to hook our fist fish. The angler was left handed and had the reel upside down. Got slack in the line and adios. We did manage to put in 3 nice fish to 15lbs, and lost two more. I'm really concerned if these fish are going to stay in the bay. The Krill are gone and theirs no fin bait. Anchovies and Sardines.
- Sun May 26 18:28:11 2013
It was a beautiful calm day on the water. Put in the gear and took about 5 minutes to hook our fist fish. The angler was left handed and had the reel upside down. Got slack in the line and adios. We did manage to put in 3 nice fish to 15lbs, and lost two more. I'm really concerned if these fish are going to stay in the bay. The Krill are gone and theirs no fin bait. Anchovies and Sardines.
- Sun May 26 18:28:11 2013
The Rock Fish were hungry today. Put in limits for my customers, and two more limits for me and my deckhand. Total of 70 quality Rock Fish. The seas were a little lumpy, but very fishable up the coast until around 10:00.
- Sat May 25 16:00:18 2013
Again limits of great quality Reds, Blacks, Blues and Olives. Plus some huge Brownies.
Some people have to realize all our deckhands work mostly for tips. Today mine spent 5 hours tying rigs, baiting hooks, boating fish, untangling back lashes, getting rigs of the bottom rocks, cleaning and bagging fish for three of my customers and tipped him $10.00. That's not a tip that's an insult after a day of hard work.
Just had to put that out there.
- Sun May 19 18:16:45 2013
Another great day of Rock fishing. Seas were a little lumpy in the morning from yesterday, but laid down enough to plug the boat with great quality Reds, Blacks, Blues, Olives and again two nice Ling Cod. The biggest being a hitch hiker. The weather is supposed to be great tomorrow, and hopefully fewer boats.
- Sat May 18 18:46:45 2013
Went Rock Fishing today. Ended the day with early limits of Blacks, Blues, Coppers and Vermillion. Picked up 5 Ling Cod, but only 2 keepers. Rock fishing is great. Give me a call and lets go get sum. 831-212-1832.
- Fri May 17 22:16:11 2013
Salmon fishing has slowed a bit, but Rock Fish, Ling Cod, and Halibut are picking up steady. Had to cancel today because of winds. I have a canceled charter for Saturday the 18th, If anyone is interested on that date give me a call. Also have dates available during the week. 831-212-1832. Lets go wreck um.
- Wed May 15 17:38:36 2013
Pretty much a repeat of yesterday, except the weather. It was beautiful and flat calm all day. My anglers put in 4 nice Salmon to 15lbs, and of course lost 3 or 4 more.
I'll be out again tomorrow for Salmon.
- Sun May 12 18:19:45 2013
Today we got lucky. My customers wanted to try for Salmon or bust. On the way out I some good signs and decided to stop short and put the rods out. Bingo. Put in 4 nice Salmon to 22lbs in about an hour and a half. After that the bite died as its been doing for the last couple of weeks. If you want Salmon, get um early.
- Sat May 11 18:34:41 2013
Salmon fishing has died, so opted to go for Rock Fish. Put in early limits for all passengers by 10:00. Nice big Olives, Blacks, Coppers, and Blues. Have room next week for anglers. Give me a call at 831-212-1832.
- Fri May 10 20:37:37 2013
I'll be off until Friday. Death in the family. Will be back on Thursday evening. Fishing still looks good. Give me a call.832-212-1832.
- Tue May 7 22:47:54 2013
Rock Cod and Ling season is open and going strong. Salmon is good in the mornings and then slows in the afternoon. Lets go catch some fish taco's. Give me a call, 831-212-1832.
- Mon May 6 21:10:31 2013
Big winds today and tomorrow. no fishing.
- Mon May 6 3:08:14 2013
Another day of good weather, with fog in the morning. Started off the day with two fish to 18lbs, then the fish went off the bite. I'm trying to figure this one out. Still no fin bait in bay, only krill. All the fish are big.
- Sat May 4 20:28:52 2013
The fishing started off good today, putting in a 16 and 18 pounder first thing. Found fish busting on krill on the surface. Tons of bait, but the bite died out. I would suggest getting um early.
- Fri May 3 21:41:00 2013
Things are picking up. Today we put in 4 Salmon to 15lbs. Lost a couple more at he boat, Winds were calm till the 12:00 blow. Fish are moving, and so are the currents. I want to try up the hill.
- Sat Apr 27 21:37:44 2013
What a beautiful day. It was a charter captains dream. I had 2 passengers that wanted the boat to themselves. Paying full boat price, put in early limits by 9:00, plus a couple for Capt. and crew. The water conditions were the best I've seen all year. FLAT. Nice quality fish to 15lbs.
- Thu Apr 25 20:36:58 2013
It looks like another batch of fish have moved into the area. I've go a couple of spaces available on Friday, Apr. 26th. Plus numerous days available next week. Give me a call, lets go fishing. 831-212-1832.
- Wed Apr 24 11:02:08 2013
Little better day today. The weather was much better, and the fishing. We hooked 7 Salmon, lost 2, one shaker and 4 in the boat. The weather looks to hold for a bit. Lets go fishing.
- Sun Apr 21 18:04:35 2013
Today wanted to try something different and ran up the coast. The seas were ugly and no fish. Ran back to Soquel Hole, and only caught one Salmon 27lbs. What a hog. But the bite turned on in the afternoon. We'll be heading there in the morning.
- Sat Apr 20 21:39:16 2013
The winds have been brutal for the last couple days, but starting to lay down. We'll be sticking our nose out there tomorrow. I still have available spots near the end of the month. Lets go fish, 831-212-1832. Salmon are here.
- Tue Apr 16 18:20:20 2013
Another great day on the water. Seas were calm until noon, and managed to put in 6 nice Salmon, one weighing 20lbs. The weather is picking up for the next couple of days so we'll be keeping an eye on it. Still plenty of fish around. Give me a call, lets go wreck um. 831-212-1832.
- Sat Apr 13 18:28:06 2013
Great day of fishing. The bite was early, and the fish were hungry. We couldn't get the rods back in the water fast enough. Our 5 anglers put in limits before noon, plus a couple of fish for Capt. and deckhand. Limits around. Seas were calm. Give me a call, lets go fishing. 831-212-1832.
- Fri Apr 12 16:54:51 2013
Today was much better. The seas were still flat all day, and the fishing picked up 4 fold. We ran up the coast about 10 miles found nice schools of bait, and fish. We ended the day with 8 nice Salmon to 13lbs for our 4 anglers. Fishing is different every day.
- Sun Apr 7 19:17:13 2013
The opener for Salmon season wasn't what we hope to be. We only put in two Salmon to 10 lbs, and lost another. Were trying further up the coast tomorrow. Sometimes you just hunt um down.
- Sat Apr 6 20:31:27 2013
The Salmon is getting close. April 6 is just around the corner. Give me a call to book the date you want. 831-212-1832. Lets go fishing.
- Wed Mar 27 1:38:15 2013
Salmon season is just around the corner. The weekends are filling up fast as usual, but I still have a couple of weekend dates available at the end of April. Week days are the best for less traffic on the water if you can work it in. Salmon season opens April 6. Give me a call 831-212-1832, or book on line at Reelsportfishingsc.com
- Sat Mar 16 1:10:37 2013
Only a few more days left to load up on Dungenous Crab and Rock fish. I've still got an open boat for Saturday, so give me a call. 831-212-1832.
- Wed Dec 26 23:48:20 2012
The Dungenous Crab fishing is still off the charts. Put in early limits for customers plus a couple for captain and crew. Rock Cod has slowed a bit from the extreme tides, so had to work a bit, thats fishing.
- Thu Dec 20 20:49:04 2012
Amother perfect day on the bay. Put in early limits of Dungenous Crab, then limits of Rock Fish. Nice Blues, Blacks, Olives, White Bellies and Brownies. Plus one nice Ling. The weather was perfect and looks to be good through the week. Give me a call, 831-212-1832.
- Sun Dec 9 17:41:34 2012
Another great day on the bay. We put in early limits of Dungenous for all customers. Then put in limits of nice Blues, Blacks, big Reds,Humbolt Squid and Green Lings. The weather was a bit chilly, but the sun came out and the seas laid flat. Couldn't ask for much more in December. We'll be out again tomorrow.
- Sat Dec 8 16:19:36 2012
The weather continues to be great and so does the fishing. Today we had 2 adults with their 4 kids that were screaming every fish they caught. You gotta love it. Plus we put in early limits of Dungenous Crab for 6 before fishing for Rock Fish. Ran into some really big Blacks, plus a few Blues and olives. Fantastic.
- Sun Nov 25 18:41:55 2012
Today was raining in the morning then laid off enough for us to reach our Crab gear. Crabing is still great. Put in limits of Dungies for six passengers, my deck hand and the captain. After crabing 3 out of six got sea sick, so we went home early. The weather looks much better for the holiday weekend. I have 3 passengers looking for one or two more for Friday. Give me a call, lets go get some Cungies and Rock fish. 831-212-1832.
- Wed Nov 21 16:22:50 2012
I may as well just duplicate yesterdays report. Put in 6 early limits of Dungenous Crab, then put in limits of Olives,Blues, Blacks, big Reds, Browns, Chinas, and 3 nice big Lings. Give me a call and lets go fishing. 831-212-1832.
- Wed Nov 14 20:25:11 2012
I may as well just copy the last fishing repots. Crab fishing is still off the charts, we had more than limits and had to leave crab in the pots for the next trip. Rock fishing was also off the charts with big Reds, Lings, Olives, Blues and blacks, with a couple of China Cod and Browns. The weather was the best, flat calm.
- Wed Nov 14 20:13:51 2012
The weather again was perfect. Put in early limits of Crab for our 6 anglers, plus a couple for the Capt. and Deck Hand. Then ran for Rock Fish and put in limits of Olives, Blacks, Blues, Lots of Vermillion, nice to see, and two nice Ling Cod to 14lbs. Still have dates available for the upcoming weeks. Give me a call at 831=212-1832. Lets go fishing.
- Tue Nov 13 20:21:23 2012
The fishing continues to be off the charts. Put in limits of Dungenous Crab for everybody on the boat, including Capt. and crew. Then fished for Rock Fish with limits of Reds, Olives, Blues, Blacks, Brownies, and one nice Ling Cod. The weather continues to look good for the rest of the week. Give me a call, lets go get some holliday Crab. 831-212-1832
- Mon Nov 12 17:22:26 2012
Another great year for start of Dungenous Crab season. Today we picked up our pots and had more crab than were allowed to keep. Re baited and left them for the next trip. Put in limits for 5 customers plus deck hand and captain. Just had one for dinner and it was AWSOME.
After limits of Crab, went for Rock Fish. Had to work for um a bit with this south swell, but managed to put in limits for 5 customers.
- Sun Nov 4 20:14:24 2012
It was a great opener for Dungenous Crab season. We set the pots first thing on the way out then went fishing for Ling Cod and Rock fish. And after a 3 hour soak on the pots put in 15 Crab. Normally I like to soak them for 2 to 3 days. Good grade of Rock fish, Blacks, Blues, Olives, White Bellies and Ling Cod. With a 24hr soak on the Crab pots it should be much better tomorrow.
- Sat Nov 3 19:49:41 2012
We've been running Rock Cod trips for the last two days. Yesterday was a little slow but still managed to put in limits for 5.
Today was much better. Found much better quality of fish and pluged the boat with nice Reds, Blacks, Blues, Olives and 2 nice Lings to 14lbs.
Looking forward for the Dungenous Crab season to open on Nov. 3. We'll be running Crab and Rock fish combo trips. Book now to reserve your spots.
- Sun Oct 21 19:17:26 2012
Today the weather was flat calm all day. The fishing was great. Early limits of great quality Blues, Blacks, Reds, and Olives, also some nice Ling Cod to 13lbs. Come November we start our Crab and Rock fish combos. The last two years have been fantastic for Dungenous Crab and Rock fish. Nothing like fresh caught Dungies. Book now.
- Sun Oct 7 20:00:06 2012
Today my customers wanted to run to Ano. We put in some of the biggest Blues i've seen. 2 to 3 lbrs. But only 3 keeper lings to 15lbs. The swell was big and the currents were moving fast. Not good for bottom fishing.
- Mon Oct 1 18:05:12 2012
Today the weather laid down nice, which allowed us to run to Ano Nuevo again. Its still epic. 9 nice lings to 12lbs, limits of Blues, Blacks, Olives, White Bellies and 9 Big Reds to 7lbs. I love fishing that place, you never know what your gonna catch. Limits for 5 anglers.
- Sun Sep 23 18:49:23 2012
Good day on the bay. A little lumpy from the winds the last week, but only a lighy breeze on the water. Put in early limit of Blacks, Blues, Olives and two Lings to 15lbs. Tomorrow we're gonna cruz up to Ano Nuevo and see if we can wreck the Lings and Rock and cruz the Halibut flats. Stay tuned.
- Sat Sep 22 17:19:47 2012
Today we ran to Ano Nuevo and wrecked the Rock Cod and Lings. Put in over 40 Lings but kept only 16 of the biggest for our customers, and of course a couple for the Skipper. The Blues, Blacks, Reds, and White Bellies were huge. The weather was fantastic, that allow us to put in over 100lbs of fish.
- Sun Sep 16 20:55:38 2012
Today we put in early limits for our angkers. Mostly a good quality of Blak Rock fish, plus some nice Reds and big Blues. Numerous Lings, but all to short.
- Sun Sep 16 0:33:05 2012
Unfortunately had cancellationa for Sat. and Sun. the 8th and 9th. If anyone is interested give me a call at 831-212-1832. Lets go fishing.
- Fri Sep 7 19:46:29 2012
Today was a whole new day. Where we put in early counts yesterday, was dead today. The Tuna have moved. I talked to other boats also but no fish. We probably put a hundred miles on the boat today looking for them. Their gone. All we can do is wait for another searge to move in. We managed to put in 1 Albie 26lbs in the morning and that was it. I'm not running any Tuna trips until we see better water move in. It was a boring 8 hr. boat ride.
- Tue Sep 4 20:14:27 2012
The Tuna are still here strong. Today I had 3 anglers that charterd the whole boat, and put in 22 Albies to 32lbs. Lost another half a dozen. The weather was a little grumpy in the morning, but laid down after 10:00. The weather is gonna be nice offshore for the next few days so go wreck um.
- Sat Sep 1 19:21:16 2012
Today went for Rocks and lings. Put in 60 quality Rock fish for out 6 anglers, plus 3 Lings to 12lbs, and noticed some shallow bait schools, so swiched to mooch rigs and put in 2 nice Salmon to 26 inches. We'll be out for Tuna tomorrow.
- Fri Aug 31 22:15:53 2012
Fantastic day of fishing. Ran southwest this morning. Things were slow until about 10:30 then it was like turning on a switch. We had doubles, triples, and end the day with all six troll rods going off at the same time, and managed to put all six fish in the boat. The weather was perfect. Ended the day with 26 Albies, and puled the plub by 12:30. Plugged.
- Sun Aug 26 21:52:10 2012
What a great day on the water. Today we ran up to Ano Nuevo and wrecked the Lings and Rock fish. Put in 14 Lings to 17lbs and a great mix of Reds, Blacks, Blues, Olives and Cabazone. Done before noon. The seas were flat all day.
- Sat Aug 25 18:44:02 2012
Today the seas were flat inshore and went for Sea Bass with my deck hand because we had no shows for a Rock Fish trip, bummer. But managed to put in a nice 40# bass before we went in for fuel by 11:00. Looking for Rock fish tomorrow.
- Fri Aug 24 21:10:12 2012
Just FYI tomorrow were running offshore to hopefully find soma Albacore. The winds have laid down a bit and trying to find some new fish. I've talked to a few boats that are also running tomorrow. So wish us luck and I'll post a report how we did.
- Wed Aug 22 22:18:33 2012
Today tried for Sea Bass, boated 2 but one to short. Also put in 2 nice Halibut. All the fish were near the bottom. Also loaded up about 50lbs of big Mackerel for a Ling Cod trip my customers are on next week end to the Farralons. Ling Cod Candy. The seas remain to blow hard offshore in the Tuna grounds.
- Sun Aug 19 23:12:15 2012
The Albacore fishing just gets better and better. Today the weather picked up a little, but I think it helped keep the fish closer to the surface. Our 6 anglers put in 40 Tuna by 10:00 a.m. I think the best part of the trip was on the way home cleaning fish and had a triple hook up, stopped the boat and put in our fish. The deck hand was still throwing fish parts over the side of the boat, and an 11 year old fantastic angler decided to throw some iron over the side of the boat while drifting and hooked the second Opah for the boat this year. Thats # 2 this year. This was a bit smaller about 35lbs. but what a once of a life time catch for an 11 year old. The kids a born angler, from what I hear it runs in the family.
- Thu Aug 16 21:03:23 2012
The seas were flat calm all day and the Abies were on the bite. We were fishing in T-shirts. Put in doubles and triples, with a couple on Iron and Fish Traps. Ended the day with 16 Albacore to 30lbs and lost another half a dozen. If you get on the schools the counts are even higher. I heard count anywhere from 12 to 35 fish. Catching them on the surface with the right shit is the key early in the morning.
- Wed Aug 15 21:38:49 2012
Had a booking for Sunday the 12th but had to cancel after an operation. So the seas are laying down and I have Sunday availale for running for Tunas. Their still close to home and anyone interested give me a call at 831-212-1832. This is my cell that I carry on the boat so feal free to call me on the boat for current reports and bookings. Lets go fishing.
- Sat Aug 11 0:41:27 2012
Today the seas offshore were ugly, so we had to stay a little closer to home. Never the less we stil put in limits of nice quality Rock fish, plus two nice Lings to 12lbs.
- Wed Aug 8 20:53:09 2012
Today the seas were lumpy from the winds offshore. We tried to make it up as far as Wilder state park but were cut short from the outside winds. So staid local and still managed to put in limits of nice rock fish plus a couple of Lings. Also a couple of nice big Reds. The Tuna waters are still out there if we can get to them.
- Wed Aug 8 20:45:56 2012
Today we switched gears and went for Rock Cod and Lings. What an awsome day. The weather was perfect so we ran to Franklin Poing and the fishing was the best I've seen in a long time for Lings and Rock Cod. Put in 10 Lings to 20lbs, 10 big Reds to 8lbs and topped off the boat with a varity of Blacks, Blues, and Coppers all nice grade. We were all by ourselves. The Tuna are still going strong also. Give me a call, 831-212-1832 and lets go wreck um.
- Sun Aug 5 19:05:21 2012
The Abacore are still running, but not in big scools. If you get on a small school and entice them to come up you get bit. Always keep fish traps and iron ready at the rail. Our first hook up was 5 on the troll, and were eating traps we dropped off the stern. God I wish we had some live bait. We could have sucked them to the boat easy. The quality is picking up with all our fish from 20 to 30lbs.
- Sat Aug 4 20:07:26 2012
Awsome day on the water. The winds stayed down to about 12 to 14kts, and the Tuna were biting. We put in 20 Albacore early, but the topper for the day was a 100 lb Opah on a fish trap. Check the pictures page. What an awsome fish. We'll be out again tomorrow. The best part is we were only 18 miles out of Santa Cruz. Short run.
- Thu Aug 2 19:44:47 2012
The fishing today was great. Put in 8 ling Cod to 20lbs plus limits of nice Blues, Blacks, Olives. The seas were flat. Also put in one nice Halibut to 12lbs. I have openings during the week if your interested. Give me a call, 831-212-1832
- Tue Jul 31 19:51:17 2012
Pretty good day of fishing. Pluged the boat with nice quality Rock fish. Big Blacks, Olives and White Bellies. Then ran into some schools of squid and what look like Salmon boiling on the surface. Switched to mooch rigs and put in a 15lb Salmon to finish the day in 70ft of water. The waters were a little lumpy up the coast but laid down enough to do some good fishing.
- Sat Jul 28 17:02:36 2012
Today after a couple of days off, we went to the south side of Moss Landing and put in 6 nice Salmon to 18lbs. The weather stayed nice all day. Made for a nice ride home. This school of fish was small and I don't think its gonna be there long. The bay is still filled with jellies, so I'm looking to fish up the hill. I'm hoping some one wants to run up to Ano Nuevo and see some big lings and Rock Cod. Nobody has been working the area. It should be ripe.
- Tue Jul 24 19:37:39 2012
Salmon fishing is still slow, but the Rock Cod fishing is great. Today we put in limits for our 6 anglers of nice Olives, Blacks, Blues, White Bellies and Reds. Its an early bite so get um before the afternoon winds.
- Sat Jul 21 19:15:57 2012
The Salmon bite has died off considerabely. Today we opted for Rock Cod and Lings. Put in limits of big Blacks, Blues, a couple of Reds and two no doubt keeper Lings. We'll be staying inshore again tomorrow for Rocks, Lings, and Halibut. It seems to be the best bet now.
- Fri Jul 20 19:35:13 2012
The fish have moved around a bit and had to work for them today. We started up the hill from Santa Cruz and managed to put in 8 Salmon in about 2 hours to 18lbs. The the sun came out and the bite died. We moved to the west side of the hole and trolled for almost 2 hours and were ready to call it a day when we hooked a double and put both fish in the boat. So my 5 customers went home with limits.
- Tue Jul 17 19:35:23 2012
Just when I think the Salmon fishing can't get any better, it does. This morning we put in limits for our 5 anglers by 7:30. Then put in two more for captain and crew. Its definately a morning bite. We also ran a second trip, but the bite slowed. Hooked 4 but only put in one nice 17 pounder. I'll be off tomorrow, but will be back on um Tuesday.
- Sun Jul 15 19:47:02 2012
Fishing just keeps getting better. Today wet put in 5 limits of Salmon by 8:00 a.m. Four fish over 20lbs and the rest in the mid teens. We landed right on top of um. We'll be out again tomorrow.
- Sat Jul 14 16:47:44 2012
The fishing reports are starting to sound like duplicates. Today we had 6 anglers on the boat and put in 11 Salmon to 20lbs. Started our day on the east side of the hole, then migrated to the west side where there were lots of birds and Whales. Also had to release two Silvers. As usual the winds came up by noon but were done. Fish the birds and Whales. We'll be out again tomorrow.
- Fri Jul 13 18:54:31 2012
What a great day of fishing. Got on the fish by 6:30 and all hell broke loose. It was an early bite. We had doubles and singles faster then we could get the rods down. Had 6 fish in the boat by 7:00 up to twenty pounds and finished off our limits before 10:30. Overall we put in limits for 6 anglers and one for me and my deckhand. The seas did pick up in the afternoon, but we were done before they did. We'll be out there again tomorrow.
- Thu Jul 12 18:12:45 2012
The weather was great in the morning and as usual picked up in the afternoon. But we managed to put in 8 beautiful salmon to 20lbs before it did. Started of a little slow in the morning then the bite picked up good around 11:00. Fishing the tip of the hole again.
- Tue Jul 10 18:52:00 2012
The two hot bites now are the Salmon and the White Seabass. TodaY we ran for Salmon and put in 8 fish to 25lbs. Seas were flat calm til noon, and just light winds for the ride home. There's no decent squid in the markets for Squid, so you have to jig your own.
- Sun Jul 8 21:13:05 2012
Made a mistake this morning and ran across the bay to no avail. Came back across and put in a couple of fish to 15lbs. I'll never chase radio fish again. I've been fishing out of Santa Cruz for over 30 years, and today I broke rule #1. I'll never do it again. I know how to find my own fish.
- Sat Jul 7 20:08:28 2012
Fishing is great. Had 6 passenagers on the boat,put in 6 rods in the morning, but couldn't get all our rods in the water for the next 2 hours. Hook up after hook up. It was a morning bite. It backed off around 11:00. We put in 10 Salmon to 22lbs by noon, and the clients pulled the plug. Had Crows nest on the mind.
- Tue Jul 3 22:27:23 2012
Yesterday was on fire, and today only put 3 fish in the boat. Damn things have tails and keep moving. Tomorrow is another day.
- Sun Jul 1 20:22:18 2012
The Salmon fishing is off the charts. We put in 12 fish today to 26lbs, by 10:30. Limits for passengers, deck hand and captain. Nice to be eating fresh Salmon tonight. All our fish were stuffed with krill. Tons of bait, whales and birds. Doesn't get much better than this.
I still have a couple of seats available for tomorrow, Sunday. Give me a call, lets go wreck um. 831-212-1832.
- Sat Jun 30 17:22:09 2012
Great day today. We put in 8 Salmon ranging from 14 to 20lbs. Limits for our four anglers. Flat calm seas til noon. Tons of krill, whales and birds. Looks to be good for tomorrow. We'll be doing the same.
- Fri Jun 29 20:14:40 2012
The seas were a little lumpy today but fishable. We started the day with an 18lb Salmon right of the bat thinking it would be a great day. then after an hour put in a 24lb salmon, nice slug. Then lost two more near the boat. The winds started to pick up and fishing slowed. We're going try some new grounds tomorrow.
- Sat Jun 23 19:01:44 2012
Today was one of the better days in the last couple of weeks. Our 5 anglers hooked 17 King Salmon and landed 11. All nice quality from 14 to 20lbs. The fish are still running shallow and hot which makes it interesting for double hookups. The seas were perfect with a small swell and no breeze until noon. Maybe 5 kts. If you want some nice quality Kings give me a call at 831-212-1832. I have openings for this and upcoming weeks.
- Tue Jun 19 19:34:26 2012
The Salmon fishing continues to be great. We hooked 11 Salmon today and boated 6. Because these fish are being caught so shallow they are hot rods. We didn't hook a fish deeper than 50ft. The weather was flat calm until noon, then only a 6 to 8kt wind. I have openings during the week, and Saturday. Give me a call at 831-212-1832. This number also calls me on the boat.
- Mon Jun 18 20:32:59 2012
Today the winds held off nicely and the fish were biting. We hooked 7 Salmon and boated 4. One fish was big enough to break 25lb leader. We'll be out again tomorrow more prepared.
- Sun Jun 17 21:56:27 2012
The Salmom and Rock Cod fishing continue to be great. Today we put in near limits before Sea sickness over came the boat. Had to come in early.
- Mon Jun 11 23:54:49 2012
Today the weather finally laid down so we could do some comfertable fishing. We put in 2 nice Salmon early in the morning, then the bite slowed. Didn't put in our 3rd Salmon until about noon. Nice quality fish to 17lbs. We'll be fishing for Rock Cod, Lings and Halibut tomorrow.
- Sun Jun 10 20:29:50 2012
The Salmon are back big time. We put in 8 quality Salmon from 13 to 20lbs today and didn't find the fish until about 11:00am. So we put in 8 fish in about 2 hours. The seas wear calm most of the day with a little wind in the afternoon. I had a charter for tomorrow, but they had to cancel, so Sunday June 3 is available for charter. If you want quality salmon in the boat give me a call, 831-212-1832 lets go fishing.
- Sat Jun 2 19:00:08 2012
Salmon fishing is still pretty slow, so we went for Rock Cod again today. Put in early limits by 11:00 of Blacks, Blues, and Olives, plus one nice Ling Cod we could keep and a couple of throw backs. The weather hald of nicely til noon.
- Mon May 28 17:00:29 2012
The Rock Cod fishing has been great. T
oday we put in early limits of Blacks, Olives, White bellies, and some under sized Lings. The weather has finally backed of a bit, and allowed us to stay on our favorite spots. It was a bit chilly today, but the sun finally poked its head out for the afternoon. I recomnend dressing in layers for the weather.
- Sun May 27 16:45:38 2012
Today we fished for Rock Cod because the Salmon reports are dismel. Today we put in nice Reds to 5lbs, plus limits of Blacks, Olives, Wite Bellies, Chinas and a couple of Big Blues. Like I mentioned, the Salmon have moved out. Also had a couple of undersize lings.
- Sat May 19 17:46:23 2012
Rock Cod fishing is great with limits of Cod plus some Lings in the mix. Today my customers opted for Salmon. Relesased one Silver, and lost another King at the boat. If you want to put fish in the boat now, and have plenty of action for all, I would recommend going for Rocks, Lings, and Halibut. It was a long boring day looking for Salmon.
- Fri May 18 17:42:53 2012
Today we swiched to Cod and Lings. We put in early limits for our customers, then put in limits of nice limits for crew and Capt. Quality Reds, Blacks, Vermillions, White Bellies, and Browns. Plus onw nice Ling. Salmon fishing is still slow offshore, but that may change soon. Currents are changing fast.
- Thu May 17 19:54:50 2012
Today was another great day on the water. Seas were calm all day, and my 5 passengers put in limits of Salmon ranging from 12 to 15lbs. Good grade of fish, and filled with krill. I still have available dates for the upcoming week, plus numereous dates abailable for June.
Give me a call. 831-212-1832.
- Thu May 10 19:00:33 2012
Santa Cruz is on fire, some of the best Salmon I've seen in the last 30yrs. All the boats came in today with early limits and great quality fish. There's nothing like Krill Salmon. I think the best eating salmon anywhere are rite here in Monteerey Bay. I've still got spaces available for the next coming couple of weeks. Give me a call, 831-212-1832, lets go wreck um.
- Wed May 9 18:44:14 2012
The Salmon fishing continues to be great. The seas were calm, put in one line and got bit before it got to 35ft. We put in 11 nice salmon to 20lbs by noon. One short of limits for out 6 passengers. The 12:00 blow started to pick up and we were out of there. I've got openings for the next couple of weeks, so give me a call. 831-212-1832
- Mon May 7 19:01:40 2012
The weather and fishing today was great. Tons of bait in the water, mostly krill. We put in 5 nice Salmon to 14lbs, lost 4 more and released 7 shakers. The weather looks for the next couple of days, so lets go fishing.
- Sun May 6 19:05:35 2012
Today we fished a new school of fish that moved into Monterey Bay. The quality of fish is great. We ran across the bay to the Monterey side and put in early limits for our 4 anglers, to 18lbs. Its like it was for the opener on the Santa Cruz side. The weather was perfect. I've got openings this week. Also Rock Cod and Ling Cod season opens May 1st, so that gives us more options. Give me a call, 831-212-1832.
- Mon Apr 30 19:22:40 2012
Fishing looks like the old days again. Today we put in limits for my 5 passengers by 9:00 A.M. Then put in limits for Capt. and Crew by 10:00. The weather was perfect, with lots of bait, and the fish were hungry. Fish ranged from 12 to 20lbs. A bigger grade of fish are starting to show. We ended the day with 14 beautiful Salmon. Give me a call, lets go wreck um.
- Sun Apr 15 17:35:10 2012
Another beautiful day on the water. Winds were flat all day, and fishing was great. The fish seem to be a better grade. We had two of our fish 14 to 15lbs.
And fat. Tons of bait. We hooked 9 Salmon today, but only boated 4. I hate barbless hooks. Plus one wraped itself in the down rigger cable, and of course threw back one shaker. Looks like we may get some rain the next couple of days, but looks to be no big deal. Give me a call and lets go fishing, 831-212-1832.
- Mon Apr 9 19:54:49 2012
Today seas were calm most of the day with the usual 12:00 winds picking up in the afternoon. The morning hours were slow, but when the noon breeze picked up we put in 5 nice Salmon to 13lbs in less than an hour. It was like turning on a switch. Also lost a nice one and released one shaker.
We'll see how it goes tomorrow. Stay tuned.
- Sun Apr 8 19:51:41 2012
Great start for Salmon season. We started a little north of where we should have started, but after we found the fish it was great. We put in 6 nice Salmon for our four angler and released 3 that were to short. The weather was great all day. Looking forward to going back tomorrow. Art and his crew are always a pleasure.
- Sat Apr 7 19:46:52 2012
We're starting to take bookings for the upcoming season for Salmon. The opener starts on April 7, and its looking pretty good. Lots of bait offshore, and the water temps are perfect. So give me a call now to confirm the date or dates you want.
- Fri Mar 9 20:04:06 2012
So far it looks like the Salmon season opener will be April 7. I'm already starting to take bookings for the upcomming season. So to get the date or dates you want, give me a call at 831-212-1832, of book on line at email@example.com. Lets go fishing.
- Wed Feb 29 18:14:00 2012
The Dungenous Crab fishing continues to be off the hook. Pulled the pots, and had 48 Jumbos. No females and no softies. Then stopped for some Rock Cod and had limits of Reds, Blues, Blacks, a couple of White bellies. And of course put back a hand full of Gophers. Rock Cod fishing continues til the end of the month, so give me a call lets go get some Christmas Crab. 831-212-1832.
- Fri Dec 16 0:37:56 2011
Today Dungenous Crab fishing continues to be some of the best. Put in early limits for 4 anglers, plus limits for Capt. and deck hand. All Jumbos, no females or softies. Then moved inshore to put in early limits of nice big Blacks, Blues and Vermillion, plus 2 nice Lings. The weather held off nicely.
Rock Cod will stay open to the end of December, so we'll be running Crab and Rock Cod combo's til then. Book now. Call me @ 831-212-1832.
- Tue Nov 29 22:47:55 2011
The Dungenous Crab fishing fust keeps going strong. Put in early limits of good quality jumbos, then went for limits of Rock Cod, plus two nice lings. The end of the season is approaching, so book your trip before the end of the month.
- Tue Nov 22 22:06:35 2011
The Crab fishing continues to be off the hook. Yesterday we put in 68 Jumbos for the charter, but had to return 16. Already had limits for our passengers. Then went for Rocks and Lings, but with the swell in town and the low pressure, only put in half limit. But fishing changes daily, and tomorrow may be epic.
- Sun Nov 20 20:57:18 2011
The day started of a little lumpy, but no problem pulling our Crab pots. Put in limits for 5 anglers plus limits for Capt. and deck hand. 42 Dungenous in all. Then moved inside for Rock Cod, and put in limits of nice Olives, Blacks, Blues, Brownies and a had full of big Reds. The weather got better as the day went on. I've got openings for the week, plus 3 spaces available for Saturday the 19th. Give me a call, lets go wreck um. 831-212-1832.
- Mon Nov 14 17:12:28 2011
The last two days of fishing have been the best. Early limits of Dungenous Crab, then limits of Reds, Blacks, Blues, White bellies and lots of undersize Lings. The Crab fishing is some of the best. Today we only had to pull 4 of 9 pots to put in early limits of Dungenous Crab for 5 anglers. Give me a call,lets go fishing. 831-212-1832.
- Wed Nov 9 20:32:58 2011
Saturday put out our crab gear in lumpy weather. Tomorrow our charter will pull the gear and see how the crab season looks. Then fish for Sea Bass and Rock Cod. Looks to be good weather. Stay tuned.
- Mon Nov 7 23:33:00 2011
Today we put in limits for our 4 anglers plus half limits for crew and Capt. Had half a dozen Nice reds with nice Blues and Blacks. Hooked some lings, but all to short. Looking forward to the Dungenous Crab opener on Nov. 6 for Crab combos. looks to be good.
- Sat Oct 29 20:26:58 2011
Today we started off the day for White Sea Bas and put in one 45 pounder. The bite got pretty slow so went for Rock Cod and Lings. Put in near limits late in the day and a couple of nice Lings. I'll be out again tomorrow.
- Fri Oct 28 22:19:53 2011
Sport crab season opens Nov. 6 and we'll be running Crab and Rock Cod combo trips. First filling the boat with nice Dungenous Crab, then going for Rock Cod and Lings. Makes for a fun day of fishing. Give me a call to book the boat for the day. 831-212-1832.
Until then we're running Rock Cod and Ling Cod trips daily. Lets go fishing.
- Mon Oct 10 20:13:06 2011
Today put in some quality Reds with a number of big Browns, Blues, Blacks, and huge browns. I would like to run back up north, or offshore. All depends on the weather.
- Sat Oct 8 20:01:21 2011
The weather again started off a bit lumpy, but again laid down. Started the day at the best spots, but were stacked with small fish. Went hunting. And again near the end of the day found a nice pack of big Reds, Blues and Blacks. Plugeg the boat with limits for customers and crew. Waiting for the winds to lay down offshore so we can run for Tuna.
- Sat Oct 8 19:13:55 2011
The day started off a little lumpy from the last couple days of weather, but got better as the day went on. No winds all day and the fishing started off a little slow at my best spots, but after hunting them down, all hell broke loose. Some of the biggest Blues I've seen, plus big Blacks, Olives, Belinas and 3 Lings to 12lbs. But the topper of the day was a 47lb White Sea Bass. Great way to end the day.
- Fri Oct 7 20:42:51 2011
The fishing offshore has slowed from the current storms and looks to be blowing for the next week, which makes Tuna fishing iffy. But the winds inshore are looking good. We are booking trips for Lings and Rock Cod for the next coming week. Get on board. Call me 831-212-1832.
- Wed Oct 5 20:01:14 2011
Inshore fishing is good, with limits of Rock Cod and Lings showing daily. I have seats available this week and the weekend. Give me a call if interested. I carry this number on the boat, so feel free to call me on the water to get current fishing reports. 831-212-1832.
- Mon Sep 26 20:31:34 2011
Today we fished for Rock Cod, and Tony, Tekia, Angela and Martin were a gas to have on the boat. Total pleasure to fish with. Plus they put in limits of nice big Blues, Blacks, Olives and White Bellies. The weather was a little lumpy in the morning, then laid flat. Hope to see them again soon.
- Sat Sep 24 21:28:36 2011
The fishing started off a little slow, checking all my favorite spots to no avail. Then moved back closer to the harbor and put in limits of Reds, nice blacks and blues, and a couple more Lings. Sometimes you drive rite over them. The currents were moving fast.
- Mon Sep 19 19:55:09 2011
The day stated off with pee soup fog on the deck, but started lifting around 10. We put in early limits of Rock Cod and limits of Lings, Reds, Blacks,Olives and Blues. Hether and Joal were a total pleasure to have on the boat. Hope to see them again, and maybe the new baby.
- Sun Sep 18 18:15:11 2011
wonderful day on the bay. Put in limets of nice rock cod plus 4 Lings. The currents are moving to the north, and the normal rockpiles are not piled up the way i would like to see them. But it could change tomorrow.
- Sat Sep 17 20:04:10 2011
The seas were a bit lumpy today, but hammered all my best spots to finally put in limits for my four customers, plus 3 nce Lings to 15lbs. The Sea bass fishing was slow again today, and so was the Salmon.
- Fri Sep 16 22:22:01 2011
The morning started off pretty lumpy up the coast, but managed to put in near limits of Rock Cod before heading east to try for White Sea Bass. Put on one Bass 45lbs before the winds picked up. We should have headed to the Sea Bass grounds first thing, the bite was better earlier in the morning.
- Sat Sep 10 22:54:26 2011
Had a group of anglers booked for tomorrow, but headquarters said no fun for the employees. That was a bummer. So I won't cry over spilt milk. so I'm running across the bay in the morning to see if i can find a couple of White Sea Bass. Any takers want to go. Call me 831-212-1832.
- Thu Sep 8 20:37:19 2011
If everyone in Texas is as nice as Travis and Julia, I just might move to Texas. What a pleasure to have them on board. We put in some nice Rock Cod early in the morning plus one big ling up the coast, but the weather got ugly. Moved down to Soquel Point with flat seas, and put in 3 nice Salmon to 12lbs, and one shaker. Lots of bait in the area.
- Tue Sep 6 19:30:57 2011
The big south swell that has things still churned up near shore, but ran a little deeper and put in near limits for our 6 anglers and one nice Ling Cod. There were also a few nice Salmon caught near Soquel Point.
- Mon Sep 5 22:11:39 2011
The big south swell in the area has hampered fishing the last couple of days, but is starting to subside. I have spaces available through the weekend and next week. Call me 831-212-1832.
- Fri Sep 2 20:37:49 2011
The waters were a little lumpy today, but it didn't stop the big lings from biting. We put in 6 limits of Ling Cod first thing. Then one Halibut, and near limits of Rock Fish. We were targeting Halibuts more than Rock Fish. The weather was the same. Overcast in the morning, and light winds in the afternoon.
- Wed Aug 31 0:10:55 2011
Flat calm again. Put in early limits of Lings to 15lbs, and 3/4 limits of Rock Cod. The customers wanted to go for Halibut. Where we fished today I think there more Ling Cod than Rock Cod. Maybe they scared um away. But hit the beaches on the way home and put in 2 nice Halibut to 14lbs. And to top it off boating a 10 lb Salmon. I always leave a mooch rig hanging off the bow with of course a barbless circle hook.
- Mon Aug 29 20:25:38 2011
Today again a nice calm day. It was a little slow in the morning, checking all my favorite reefs for big Rock Cod and ling Cod. Had to hunt um down. Then bingo, we switched to life Sardines and started hooking big lings. Ended with limits of Lings for our 6 anglers to 15lbs, plus three quarter limits of Rock Fish. I have openings for the upcoming days. Give me a call, and lets go fishing. 831-212-1832.
- Sun Aug 28 20:36:24 2011
Today wss again calm, but had to go to all my best reefs to find fish of size. A lot of small Rock Cod, but need something of substance. Ran a little north and found good numbers. Switched to Live Sardines and limited all 6 customers with limits of Ling Cod to 15lbs, and three quarter limits of Rock Fish. Looks to be good weather again tomorrow. I've got room for a couple more anglers on the boat for Monday. If interested give me a call. 831-212-1832
- Sun Aug 28 20:21:11 2011
great day on the water, calm seas good fishing and good anglers on the boat. Put in nice Blacks, Blues Reds, and nice olives. 4 big lings. one nice Halibut and even boated a nice Salmon on the mooch. Awsome bite got to watch the Samon eat the bait on the surface.
Have openings for the week. Give me a call. 831-212-1832. Lets go wreck um.
- Sat Aug 27 22:26:39 2011
The fishing reports are starting to get a little redundent. Today again put in early limits of Reds, Blacks, Blues and Olives, with something we haven't seen around the area for while, Big Yellow Tail Rock Cod. Beautiful fish and the best eating. Also put in 4 nice keeper Lings, And of course had to release another half dozen short lings. Lost a couple of Halibut near the boat. Weather was calm all day.
- Fri Aug 26 20:43:42 2011
Good fishing today. Flat calm seas all day. Put in limits of Rock Cod early, then went inshore for Halibut and Lings. Put in 4 nice Ling Cod to 15lbs, lost a couple of Halibut near the boat and boated one nice salmon about 12lbs.
- Sat Aug 20 19:02:16 2011
The fishing in Santa Cruz is going great. plus the White Sea Bas are making a good showing. I have openings this week. Give me a call at 831-212-1832
- Mon Aug 15 9:23:14 2011
Beautiful day on the water. A little lumpy but no winds in the morning hours. Ran to the inshore reefs in the morning with a lot of small fish, then moved outside to deeper waters and found quality Reds, Blues, Blcks, White Bellies ande Big Olives. After filling the boat with Rock Cod, moved inshore and picked one nice halibut, and a 16lb Salmon.
- Sat Aug 13 22:19:16 2011
Todzy we fished for Halibut, Lings, and Rock Cod. The currents were rippi8ng through our normal productive areas, but managed to put in limits for all, lost a couple of Halibut, and put in one nice Ling.The Salmon bite has picked up, and thats what we're running for tomorrow. Stay tuned.
- Thu Aug 11 19:36:46 2011
Today picked up early limits of Blue, Blacks, Olives and White Bellies. Had numerous Lings but all short. plus one nice Halibut. The weather was flat cslm all day.
- Wed Aug 10 19:13:29 2011
Today we tried running up the coast a ways, but had to stop short of where we wanted to go because of the winds in the morning. Fished up near Davenport for a while. Put in one nice Halibut and a few Rock Cod. As the wihds picked up we moved down the coast and picked up 2 more Halibut and a couple of Lings, along with numerous Rock Cod. The weather report for tomorrow doesn't look good up the line.
- Sun Aug 7 22:33:23 2011
The fishing reports are starting to sound the same, but what can I say. We put in early limits of Blacks, Blues, Reds and Olives. Hooked numerous Lings but all to short. Fished the beaches and put in one nice Halibut and lost a couple more. The weather ia still holding off nicely. Calm all day. Have openings for the up coming week, give me a czll. 831-212-1832.
- Tue Aug 2 19:13:46 2011
The weather this week has been the best, and today was no exception, flat calm all day. Our 5 anglers put in full limits for the boat of Blues, Blacks, Olives and Big Vermillion to 7lbs. Have spaces available for the week. Give me a call 831-212-1832.
- Sun Jul 31 22:19:35 2011
Great day of fisihg for our 4 anglers. Put in early limits of nice Blues, Blacks, Olives,and Brownies. Then moved inshore and put in three nice Halibut, and two nice Lings. Everybody stayed buisy all day. The seas were flat calm all day.
- Sat Jul 30 22:37:05 2011
Another nice day on the bay. We put in 6 keeper Salmon for our 3 anglers, and released 14 undersize Salmon. Kept us buisy.There was a lot of bait hugging the bottom, and thats where we hooked most of our fish. The weather looks to be good again tomorrow.
- Wed Jul 27 19:14:11 2011
Beautiful day on the water. Flat calm all day. We managed to sort through the shakers to put in 4 nice Salmon for our anglers, and released 10 short Salmon. Lots of action, but would like some bigger fish. Time to go hunting.
- Sun Jul 24 0:26:19 2011
Today the seas were calm and lots of Salmon. We put 15 Salmon to the boat, but only kept 3. All the rest were shakers. Non stop action. We were running straight bait Herring until we almost ran out of bait. The Salmon were eating most everything. I advise fishermen to please not net the obvious short fish, and just turn your barbless hook upside down over the side of the boat so they don't lose scales and blood. The small fish that are showing are a good sign that the Salmon and Trout enhansment project is working.
- Fri Jul 22 20:04:43 2011
The locsl Salmon fishing is starting to pick up nicely. Yesterday we put in 11 Salmon for our 5 anglers, but had to release 7 that were to short. Today the reports were even better. Capt. friends on some of the party boats reported up to 38 fish today early. Mooching. We'll be testing the waters tomorrow. I have openings for the upcoming days, and next week. Give me call at 831-212-1832 for a current fishing report on the water, and bookings.
- Mon Jul 18 23:08:45 2011
Today the winds were up early and decided to stay local instead of running across the bay for Salmon. I think it paid off. Put in limits of Rock Cod for our 6 anglers. Mostly asssorted sizes of Olives with some nice Reds and Lings, but only one keeper ling. Tried for Halibut but nothing. Have seats available for the upcoming week. Call at 831-212-1832. Lets go fishing.
- Wed Jul 13 19:16:42 2011
The mooch bite between monterey and Lulligans for Salmon was pretty good today. We ended up with two fish in the boat, but lost a bunch. Love those barbless hooks. Weather held of nice.
- Tue Jul 12 20:44:51 2011
Today started off with a bang, putting in a wide open Rock Cod bite, but hsd to sift through a lot of smaller fish. Then broke the number one code of fishing, never leave fish to find fish. Left the bite to find bigger fish, and got bit in the ass. Had to work to plug the boat after that, but managed to get limits of nice Reds, Blacks, Blues and Olives for our 5 anglers, plus dinner for the crew and Capt. Weather held off nicely.
- Sat Jul 9 18:54:43 2011
Today wee ran an evening trip with 6 anglers. Left the docks at 4:00pm and finished by 8. The winds would not lay down, but managed to put in three quarter limits for all. They were all good troopers knowing the winds pick up in the afternoon, and delt with. I'll be out again in the morning.
- Sat Jul 9 0:08:07 2011
Good day of fishing. The Rock Cod were off the bite, but managed to put in limits for our 4 anglers. The bonus for the day was a nice Halibut and a 27lb Salmon in 30ft of water while fishing for Halibut. Thought it was a sea lion at first but saw the silver flash and the heart started pumping. Ran us aound the boat twice. Great way to finish the day.
- Sun Jul 3 22:45:10 2011
The seas were a little lumpy today. My anglers wanted to target Halibut. Put in 2 nice buts to 20lbs. Plus Lings to 18lbs, and numerous Rock fish on the side. The fishing seems to be be picking up a bit inshore. Catching a Ling Cod that big close to the beach tells me deep water fish are moving in shallow for the tons of bait inshore. The Rock fishing is going strong. I'm waiting for the winds to lighten up to run to Ano Nuevo for Halibut and big Lings. Stay tuned.
- Sat Jul 2 17:57:05 2011
Gret day of fishing. Put in limits for 6 anglers by 9:30 of big olives, Reds, Blues and blacks. Then went for Lings and Halibut. Caught numerous Lings but only one keeper. Hooked 3 nice Halibut, put 2 in the boat, and lost two more at the gaff. Fishing is picking up inshore, but being a Tuna junkie, I'm always keeping an eye offshore. Hope it happen.
- Fri Jul 1 20:45:06 2011
Good fishing today with limits for all, plus crew. Limits of Rock Fish, nice Reds, Olives, Blues and Blacks. Also nice lings and one Halibut. Weather held off til noon, making for a good day. The holiday weekend is getting buisy, but have some space available for the upcoming week. Give me a call, 831-212-1832.
- Thu Jun 30 22:49:42 2011
Today went out for Salmon, with nice size fish but all Silvers. We're talking 12 to 13lb Silvers. Shakers were abundent. but no keeper Kings. The Rock Cod, Ling Cod and Halibut sre the best bet now. I'll be out again on Sat. the 25th with still 3 seats available. We'll be targeting Halibut, Lings and Rock Cod. The available bait is abundent in front of the harbor. We jig our own. Lets go fishing. Give me a call at 831-212-1832.
- Thu Jun 23 20:10:07 2011
The fishing for Szlmon slowed a bit todAy, with only one to two fish caught a boat. But that was today, and it might be a different story tomorrow. I had some cancelations for the week end, the 24th and 25th.If interested give me a call.If the Salmon arn't biting we run inshore for Halibut, Lings and Rock Fish. I'll be offshore tomorrow for Salmon and msy have no cell phone reception, but leave a message. 831-212-1832.
- Wed Jun 22 20:53:36 2011
Buisy day today. Hooked over a dozen fish, but only 3 keeper Salmon. Seas were calm all day.
- Tue Jun 21 4:26:17 2011
The fishing tody was very buisy. Numerous hook ups, but mostly shakers and Silvers. Managed to put some nice keepers in the boat between the shorties to 13lbs. Today we saw the biggest Mola Mola I've ever seen. It looked to be about 300lbs. We pulled to about 10ft away from it and all my customers got great pictures. It was huge.
- Mon Jun 20 20:38:36 2011
Today the seas were flat calm all day. We ran up the coast a ways for Rock Cod. It didn't take long to get on um. We put in 6 limits of good size Blues, Olives, and some nice big Reds, plus one big Ling. Mat and his crew are always a pleasure to fish with. We'll be fishing Halibut tomorrow.
- Sat Jun 18 22:57:22 2011
There are some nice Salmon in the bay. There not jumping in the boat, but if you stay tru to course, you'll catch fish. Today we went up the coast for Rock Cod, and put in half limits before deciding to run out for Salmon. We managed to catch 4 but with only one keeper. Numereous shakers and even one Silver. The Herring seem to be working. We're running all straight baits tomorrow.
- Fri Jun 17 23:04:37 2011
Finally, a nice new batch of Salmon have shown up. Everybody pulling in fish up to 30lbs. Giive me a call and lets go get some. 831-212-1832.
- Wed Jun 15 8:46:13 2011
The seas were not friendly todzy. Ran up the coast early and fished a couple of drifts. The winds came up early. Moved back further inside the bay and managed to put in limits of Rock Cod, a couple of lings, and two Halibut. It looks to be calmer in the week.
- Sat Jun 11 21:11:44 2011
Great day of fishing today. Put in limits for all customers and a few for Capt. and crew of mostly Olives, Brownies, Blacks and Blues. The highlight of the day was the biggest Black Cod I've seen, it measured 22 inches long, and over 8lbs. The seas remained flat til noon, then picked up to about 10kts. Also picked 2 small Halibut.
- Thu Jun 9 22:53:33 2011
The fishing for Ling cod, Rock cod Halibut are picking up steadly.The waters up the coas6 have been slow, but I think its time to test some new wzters. Ive got spots available for the weekend, so let me if you want to hop on the bozt.
- Thu Jun 2 18:08:11 2011
Today I targeted Halibut. Hooked 4 lost 2 at the gaff and put two in the boat to 14lbs. The weather held off until noon. Looks to be the same tomorrow.
- Sat May 28 22:40:26 2011
The Salmon fishing is still a little slow, but the Halibut are starting to make a good showing and the Rock Cod and Ling Cod are going good.
Also I have a cancellation for Sat. the 28th so the boat is wide open for Saturday. Give me a call if interested. 831-212-1832
- Thu May 26 17:40:04 2011
Today we went up the hill a bit, and put in early limits of Nice big Reds, Olives and Blues. Art, Goe and Erick are always a pleasure to have on the boat, plus Art brought his 10 year boy on the boat, what a tropper. Of course he caught the biggest Red and hooked a big Halibut, but lost it near the boat. The waters were lumpy and wet all day. I'm sick of the cold and rain, give me some summer fog.
- Sun May 15 21:35:22 2011
Another grezt day of fishing Rock Cod. Started off with a bang, and put in limits early. Most of the fish were Vermillions, with bonus Olives, and blacks. All the Lings were too short. Weather was a little lumpy most of the day, but got cold in the afternoon.
- Sun May 8 21:06:19 2011
Good fishing today for Rock Fish. The seas were a bit grumpy, but the fish were biting. Ended the day with 4 limits of nice big Reds, Blacks and Lings.
- Sun May 8 6:25:21 2011
Today the seas were decent until around noon.Then picked up to about 20kts in the afternoon. We put in 9 Salmon, but all to short. The bigger fish seem to be hanging deeper. Also the fish are moving with the currents, and may be up the coast tomorrow. We're gonna check it out tomorrow.
- Wed Apr 27 20:28:41 2011
Fishing has been good. Just wanted to put out that I have cancellation for Friday the 22nd, and Sunday the 24th. The weaather looks good through the week, so if interested, give me a call at 831-212-1832.
- Wed Apr 20 18:40:27 2011
Today was a whole new picture. We ran straight out of Santa Cruz about 8 miles. Put in our trolling gear, and starting hooking up right away. Ended the day with 7 Kings to 20lbs, plus lost 3 more, and released 4 shakers. The weather was perfect and looks to be nice the whole week. I have openings for the weekdays, plus I had a cancelation for Saturday if anybody wants it. Give me a call, 831-212-1832.
- Mon Apr 18 19:20:18 2011
Just an update. Had a couple of cancelataions for tomorrow, so if you want to hop on the bozt tomorrow, give me a czll, and lets go get som Salmon. 831-212-1832.
- Sun Apr 17 20:54:55 2011
Today we ran up the coast a ways, before the winds picked up in the afternoon. Put in 3 nice Salmon up to 20lbs. And of course lost a couple of short strikes. Up the coast was great fishing yesterday, thats why we ran, but things change a lot over night. But we were happy with big quality Salmon. We'll be out again tomorrow.
- Sun Apr 17 20:31:26 2011
Another beautiful day on the water. Flat calm all day. We had pretty consistant action with for nice Kings in the boat, and of course lost a couple more, with 2 shakers. Wanted to run up the coast a bit tomorrow. We'll see how it goes.
- Sat Apr 16 20:43:33 2011
Beautiful day on the waters today. Flat calm most of the day. We hooked 6 Salmon, and managed to put 3 on the boat to 15lbs. Lost a couple more at the back of the boat. Thats fishing. I have a couple of cancellations for Sunday athe 17th. So if anyone interested give me a call, 831-212-1832.
- Fri Apr 15 20:35:17 2011
Pretty decent day. Seas were calm most of the day, but the ride home was nasty. We managed to put in 3 nice keepers from 14 to 17lbs, and of course a couple of shakers. Looks like tomorrow might be even better.
- Sat Apr 9 19:03:29 2011
I have 3 passengers for Thursday the 7th that are looking for 1 or 2 more to help fill the boat. Fishing's been good, give me a call at 831-212-1832.
- Tue Apr 5 13:17:30 2011
Today again the seas were flat, and sun shining. We ran to the area we went to yesterday, but it was slow. Always shakers. We moved inside and picked up a nice 14 pounder, then ran to Pajaro and picked up one more. Ended the day with 3 nice Salmon. Reports are there's a ton of bait outside waiting to move into the bay. Hope it brings more fish.
- Mon Apr 4 21:23:38 2011
What a great day on the water. Sunny skies and no wind. The fish were biting. We put in limits for our 4 anglers of beautiful Salmon to about 13lbs. Plus a pile or shakers, and a few we lost. We had 8 King Salmon, and all wild fish with day glow orange meat. We'll be out again tomorrow, hope the weather holds.
- Sun Apr 3 20:16:31 2011
The opener for Salmon season was good. We put in over 15 fish today, but unfortunately only 2 were of legal size. With the new size limit of at least 24", we had to put back a lot of fish. The seas were lumpy, and a threat of big winds. But tommorrow looks to be better. We'll see.
- Sat Apr 2 20:32:47 2011
I have a couple looking for more to fill the boat on April 4 & 7.If ihtrerested, give me a call. 831-212-1832.
- Tue Mar 29 23:08:56 2011
Well we managed to make it through the latest Tsunami without a scratch. But my heart goes out to a lot of other boats that didn't fair well. I'll be gearing up the boat all this week to be ready fir the opener on April 2.Give me a call to set up the date you want.
- Thu Mar 24 21:00:53 2011
WELL IT LOOKS OFFICIAL. SALMON SEASON IN THE MONTEREY BAY WILL OPEN ON APRIL 2ND. I'm already taking bookings for April, so give me a call to get the dates you want. 831-212-1832
- Tue Mar 15 20:19:04 2011
The board of fisheris is meeting tomorrow to shovel their stuff, and F&G is meeting on March 11 to do the same. Lets hope its fresh.
- Mon Feb 28 18:23:37 2011
We haven't gotten official word yet on the opening day of Salmon season. All conditions look, with good runs up the rivers. So I'm starting to take bookings now for April. Also all fishing lisences are on line now. If you want the address, go to my home page and then go to book now. Scroll down to the bottom left paragraph, and you see in red Fishing Lisences. This also gives you all the outlets you can pick them up, or on your own computer and printer. Lets go fishing.
- Mon Feb 14 17:41:28 2011
Not a bad day. Started of with limits of Crab for 6. Then found some nice Blue and Red Rock Cod, and topped of the day with a nice 46lb White Seabass. The weather held off nicely.
- Sun Nov 14 23:39:46 2010
The Crab fishing remains off the hook. We had 5 anglers on the boat today, and only had to pull 4 pots to put in limits for customers, deck hand and Capt. Beautiful big Crab, with no females, or softies. We're still running Combo trips for Crab and Rock Cod, but Rock Cod season closes after Sunday. Humbolt Sqid are starting to make a showing, and that might be our next combo trips. Lets go fishing.
- Fri Nov 12 19:37:21 2010
The Crab fishing is still off the hook. Puting in limits for all, plus limits for captain and crew. Rock Cod is good and will be finished after this weekend. I've got room on the boat for Sat. and Sun. Lets go fishing.
- Thu Nov 11 23:55:11 2010
Today was the opener for Dungenous Crab season, and the best I've seen. On the way up the coast to Ano Nuevo, we put in our Crab pots, only 5, then went fishing for Rock Fish. The Rock fishing was a litle slow with only a little more than half limits. But after only a 4.5 hour soak on the pots,we picked up over 40 Beautiful Dungenous Crabs on the way home. Limits for all. No Females, and no softies. The big swell over the last week has driven the fish deep. Today the weather was perfect, with still a bit of swell.
- Sat Nov 6 20:15:26 2010
What a georgous day on the water. The seas flat calm, and the fishing great. We put in limits for our 5 anglers of Reds, Olives, Blues, Blacks, and Olives and White Bellies. Plus fish for the crew and captain. It was to easy. I recomend taking advantage of the great weather and fill your freezers with fresh fillets.
- Sat Oct 9 17:13:23 2010
beautiful day on the water. Put in 3 nice Seabass to 45lbs.The swell is building a bit, but doesn't to effect the Seabass bite. Check out the web-site for todays catch.
- Tue Sep 28 22:02:07 2010
The fishing for big Seabass just keeps going. I would have thought the bite would have slowed down by now, but wrong. They just keep coming. We're gonna hit it again tomorrow, with some good guns on the boat. Hope to post some good pictures, and a good report.
- Mon Sep 27 21:00:07 2010
The White Seabass fishing is still on fire. We'll be runing across the bay tomorrow, to keep them honest. Let you know how we do.
- Mon Sep 27 18:29:35 2010
Great day of fishing. Put in limits for 5 before the afternoon winds picked up of lots of nice Reds, Blacks, Blues, and White Bellies. The morning was flat calm.
- Wed Sep 22 20:50:19 2010
The big south swell hitting the coast is reeking havik on the fishing. Today we ran up the coast to find waters that were calm and clear, but with small numbers of fish. We stuck it out, and put in limits for our customers of Reds, Bluies, Blacks and assorted other Rock Fish, plus one nice Ling.
- Sat Sep 18 20:54:58 2010
what a great day. The seas were calm and the fishing was grest. Put in limits of Reds, Blacks,Blues, Coppers, and lings to 13lb for our 5 anglers. And as usual, released another 10 short Lings. There were a few boas that ran for Tuna today. Waiting to hear back from them.
- Sun Sep 12 19:22:53 2010
Beautiful day on the water. The weather couldn't have been better. Put in limits for 5, plus crew limits of beautiful Reds to 6 lbs, Blacks, Blues, Coppers, White Bellies and 2 nice lings to 12lbs. The Red action was great.
- Mon Sep 6 17:55:37 2010
The winds laid off until noon, which gave us time to put in limits of Rock Cod, plus 8 nice keeper Ling Cod, and of course numerous shorties. Nice to see some bigger Lings in the area.
- Sun Sep 5 1:40:04 2010
I've had a couple of cancellations for Sat. and Sun. So give me a call if interested in either day. 831-212-1832
- Thu Sep 2 15:16:12 2010
Today we ran up the coas6 as far as we could. The seas were very chuncky first thing in the morning. Got as far as 4mile and started working the rock piles back to town. Put in a few nice Blacks and Blues. Stoped at South Rock and it had the biggest and most fish. Didn't put in limits, but had nise Reds to 5lbs, plus numerous Olives to 3lbs.
- Fri Aug 27 18:54:04 2010
Heard of a good White Sea Bass bite and went to investigate. Bingo, put in 4 Sea Bass from 35 to 55lbs, and missed 3 or 4 other bites. Check the pictures page, it should be posted by now.
- Tue Aug 24 19:34:16 2010
I've got two anglers for Sat. the 21st looking for 2 to 4 more to help fill the boat. If interested give me a call at 831-212-1832.
- Thu Aug 19 15:51:37 2010
I'll be fishing tomorrow, Sunday, but I had a couple of women that wanted to go shoping more than fishing. Imagine that. I still have a couple of hubbies that want to go out, and we will anyway.I'll be leaving the docks by 6:30am reguardless. So this leaves us with pleny of room for 2 to 4 more anglers on the boat. Give me call if you want to hop aboard tomorrow. 831-212-1832, I'll be up til 10:00, Give me a call.
- Sat Aug 14 20:01:23 2010
Today was a total gas. Trae ( I hoped I spelled your name rite ) and his crew were a pleasure to have on the boat. They all listened to instructios well, and loaded the boat with fish. And I must say Kelly was a gas to watch doing her fish dance. We loaded the boat with 2 nice Halibut, 4 keeper lings, and finished pluging the boat with Reds, Blacks, Blues, and White Bellies, and of course threw back a ton of Gophers.
- Thu Aug 12 19:47:44 2010
Today we stayed closer to town. Checked out the local fishing with nothing but dinks. Ran up the coast to 4 mile and put in limits for 4 of nice Reds, Blacks, White Bellies, Blues, and one nice Ling. After releasing numerous others.
- Sun Aug 8 20:26:20 2010
My what a difference a couple of days makes. We ran up to Ano again today, and everything had changed. Had a hard time finding the quality of fish we just had two days ago. But stuck with it and found a pile of fish in deeper water and finished off limits for 5 with Reds, Olives, White Bellies, Blues, Blacks, Greenlings, and 5 Lings to 14lbs. The currents are moving fast and cold up the coast. Hopefully we'll get a good sst picture soon off shore. Boy are we spoiled with the electronic age. In the past you grabed the ass of your pants and went offshore to hunt down the Tuna, but with the new satelite images, we've turned into milk toast. I think there close, but with the cloud cover for the last couple of weeks,nobodies running offshore.
- Sat Aug 7 21:16:05 2010
Sorry my report is a day late, was tired. But yesterday our 5 anglers put in limits of again big Reds, Blues, Olives, C hina Cod, White Bellies, Brownies, and Dennis and his son both put in limits of nice Lings. Waters were calm and fishing was great. Can't ask for much more than that fishing on the ocean.
- Fri Aug 6 18:43:32 2010
A little lumpy ride up the coast, but well worth it. We Put in Limits for 6 of big Reds to 9lbs, Olives, Blues, Blacks, White Bellies, and one nice 10lb Ling and had to put back a dozen more. Then the weather laid down for the ride home. Perfect.
- Wed Aug 4 18:42:29 2010
Good day of fishing. Started close to town because the winds were up a bit. The winds started laying down, and we were only catching dinks anyway. Pulled our gear and headed up the coast. Great move. We put in 14 nice Reds to 8lbs, big Olives and Yellow Tails, and finished or our limits with big Blacks and Blues, with one Ling to 12lbs.
- Tue Aug 3 23:08:49 2010
Went mooching for Salmon this morning and put in two nice ones, a 14 and a 20 pounder by 9:00. Then things slowed a bit and my people decided they wanted to go inshore to try for some Halibut. We broke rule number 1 in fishing. Never leave fish to find fish. But what do I know, I just drive the boat. We caught both our fish down 180 to 200ft down on Herring. Seas were perfect with piles of Krill around the boat. Both fish had dayglow orange meat from the Krill. Also I heard some anglers near Pajaro that were putting in nice Salmon also.
- Sun Aug 1 17:42:14 2010
Today we started off Wilders, with some good counts. Then pulled our gear and ran to Franklin to put in the biggist White Bellies I've ever seen, up to 10lbs. The waters were colder up the coast.but the fish were biting.
- Sat Jul 31 21:16:38 2010
I have two people that are looking for a couple more to help fill the boat on Aug. 3rd. Giv me a call if your interested. 831-212-1832.
- Tue Jul 27 11:38:28 2010
Again the seas were calm with limits for five of big Blacks Blues, Olives, and Vermillions. I have space for tomorrow for four.If interested give me a call at 831-212-1832.
- Sat Jul 24 19:10:18 2010
A flat calm day on the water was a pleasure. Finally the south swell laid down and had good fishing up the coast. Limits of Rock Cod for 5, and nice to see some quality Blues show up again, theyve been scarce for the last couple of years. The Salmon and Albacore reports I got were pretty bleek. Up the coast I could hear the Tuna boats offshore not finding warm enough waters, or fish. The only fish I heard caught was a boat outside the Guide, with only a couple of fish.
- Fri Jul 23 17:53:17 2010
Another great day up the coast. We put in Limits of Reds, Big Blacks, Blues, Grass Cod, and an assortment of Chinas,and Black and Yellows. Only one Vermillion, about 8lbs, Plus numerous Lings, and a huge Cabazone. The fishing is getting better every day. Its nice to see the counts of fish picking up, plus the quality. The Salmon reports seem to be 1 to 4 fish a boat. But I'm sure the old salts put in more than that. Fishing is good, give me a call at 831-212-1832.
- Sun Jul 18 20:23:56 2010
Today we had a father and son trip for Salmon. It was a early bite, and put in two nice Salmon to 18lbs. The fish are still staying deep. We caught ours down 250 to 300ft down, on Herring.
- Fri Jul 16 22:10:21 2010
Ran up the coast a ways today to put in limits of Big Reds,and limits of nice Rock Cod. These fishing reports are starting to sound a bit redundent. Time to shift gears. I fished up the coast and noticed the water temp. has changed 4 to 5 degreese warmer in just two days. Plus the swell picked up a bit. The offshore water temps have not been available for the last few days, but judging whats happening to the inshore currents and temps, I can't wait to see some good buoy reports for surface temps.
- Tue Jul 13 23:32:22 2010
Today the waters were the best i've seen all year. Grease slick calm all day. We wrecked the Big Blacks,up to 8lbs to fill our limits for pasengers and crew for Rock Fish, and threw back all Goffers, to put in qualiy fish. No Goffers allowed. Put in two nice Halibut to 20lbs, and three Nice Lings to 12lbs. Days like this are why I don't mind getting up at 4:00 in the morning.
- Sat Jul 10 19:44:23 2010
Today we ran across the bay again and put in limits of Nice Reds, Blues, Kelp Cod and Olives , plus 3 Nice Lings to 14lbs. The waters were flat all day.
- Thu Jul 8 1:52:23 2010
Finally the winds laid off and we ran across the bay to put in early limits of Vermillion, Olives, Blues, and a variety of other Rock Cod to fill our limits by 10:00 this morning.
There was a little lump still left on the water from yesterday, but it backed off and turned into a beautiful day for our ride home.
- Sat Jul 3 20:05:10 2010
We started our day by pulling our Crab pots. Put in 34 beautiful Dungenous Crabs, then worked our way up the coast. Ended the day under beautiful conditions with numerous short Lings, with only one keeper.
We also put in Vermillion, nice Blacks, and of course a boat load of Gopher Cod and short Lings. It looks like things are starting to change a bit up the coast.
- Tue Jun 29 20:48:24 2010
Today we pulled out dungenous pots first. And struck gold. Our 5 pots we still have out put in 43 beautiful Crabs for our anglers plus a few for the Captain and Crew. Then went for Rock Cod, Lings, and Halibut. Started fishing up the coast, but the left over wind swell was ugly. Plus it made a few anglers a bit quisy. Moved back into the bay and put in numerous short Lings, with one keeper and numerous Coppers and White bellies.
- Mon Jun 21 21:03:35 2010
Today the winds were still strong. We managed to put in a few Bellinas and a varity of Rock fish, plus a ton of short Lings. This has been the windiest start for summer I've seen. Had to tuck in near the beaches to avoid the strong winds. Tomorrow looks to be the same.
- Sat Jun 19 20:33:16 2010
Today the winds were ugly. We got up the coast as far as Wilders, with winds pushing hard in the morning. Managed to put in a couple of Halibut, bud only one was a keeper. Numerous short Lings, and an assortment of Rock Cod. Lets hope it lays down a bit tomorrow.
- Fri Jun 18 21:04:11 2010
The Santa Cruz side of the bay is a bit dead. We went out first thing this morning, and pulled crab pots. Put in 17 Jumbos for our customers. Caught a few short Lings, and some Rock Cod. The fishing on the Monterey side of the Bay for quality Rock Cod, is much better. Thats where were headed tomorrow.
- Sat Jun 12 22:58:43 2010
This spring has been a windy season. Went out and pulled our crab pots, and put in 24 beautiful crab for our 4 anglers. The seas were so nice we decided to run to Ano Nuevo. Don't bother. The winds were ugly and so was the fishing. We ran back down the coast and worked the kelp beds to put in 3 nice Halibut, and a few short Lings.
- Sat Jun 5 18:43:18 2010
Today we pulled our crab gear first thing with only 8 Duhgenous Crab on a one day soak. Then went inshore to fish the kalp beds and put in 3 nice halibut, and 3 keeper lings, plus a few rock cod. Every day is different.
- Mon May 31 22:14:11 2010
Today we wanted to run to Ano Nuevo, but the winds wern't favorible. So we fished locally, and put in a nice couple of Halibut, Lings and Rock Cod. Also pulled our 5 Crab pots and put in 35 beautiful jumbo Crabs. The weather is supposed to be better tomorrow up the coast, so thats where were headed.
- Sun May 30 18:40:03 2010
Fished hard all day today. But conditions have changed. I like to blame it on the low pressure cell over the coast, but after fishing all our local spots, it was slim pickings. I have to blame it on something. If your looking for Lings, Rock Cod and Halibut, I want to run to Ano Nuevo. One of my favorite fishing grounds. Give me a call, 831-212-1832
- Wed May 26 19:14:21 2010
The last four days have been small craft advisery winds. Up to 25kts. But today the winds laid flat, myself and my deckhand pulled the five Dungenous Crab pots, not far offshore, and put in 21 beautiful big keeper Dungenous Crabs. Anybody that wants to book during the week, we also pull the crab pots to send you home with Crab. The weather looks good all week.
- Mon May 24 18:52:06 2010
Yesterday we went out to try and find some Salmon, but got pushed inshore. We did end up puting in one decent Halibut, a nice Ling Cod, and a few Bellinas. Today my people wanted to reschedule because of the winds. Looks like its gonna start laying again by Monday. I have two people for Tuesday looking for a couple more to help fill the boat. Give me a call if your interested. 831-212-1832.
- Sat May 22 21:09:42 2010
5 days ago we put out 5 crab pots just to see how the crab fishing was, and low and behold, in our five pots we put in 23 nice Dungenous crabs. So we're thinking of doing crab and salmon, Rock Cod, Halibut combo trips. If interested give me a call at 831-212-1832.
- Thu May 20 23:22:54 2010
Another great day on the water. The seas laid flat til the 12:00 blow, then picked up to about 10 or 12kts. By then we had put in 6 nice salmon to 17lbs. The fish seem to be a little more scattered, but we found a pocket to get our 6 fish. I'll be out again tomorrow.
- Sun May 16 18:21:06 2010
Today was a good on the water. The winds stayed down, and the seas were calm. We put in 6 Salmon to 14lbs for our 4 anglers, and of course lost 3 more, plus had to release a nice Silver Salmon. Thats to be expected with these barbless hooks. Tomorrow looks to be the same for the weather.
- Sat May 15 19:42:07 2010
The fishing is great. Most boats that went out today had early limits. The bait and Krill are showing up big time to hold the salmon to feed in the bay. The weather conditions are good. Lets go wreck um.
- Fri May 14 21:07:24 2010
Great day on the water today. Our three man charter put in 5 beautiful Salmon to 17lbs. We started up the coast a bit, and put in one, then moved down and out, and found the Krill. Stacks of um. Put in 4 more, and lost another half a dozen. These look like new fish that have moved into the bay. The waters and weather were great.
- Thu May 13 19:02:23 2010
Saturday was a great day. We put in 5 Salmon to 15lba. Sunday I went out by myself and put in limits for myself to 15lbs. Salmon fishing is good. Lets go fish. Call me at 831-212-1832.
- Mon May 10 16:16:49 2010
Just a reminder, starting Saturday May 1st, Rock Cod and Ling Cod season opens.Also starting May 1st Salmon will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesdays. So you might want to keep in mind booking your next Salmon trip. The weather has been pretty bad for the last couple of days, but looks to lay down again by Sunday. Lets go fishing.
- Fri Apr 30 17:16:11 2010
Just a note to let people know, I have a cancellation for Apr. 28th. If anybody wants the boat call me at 831-212-1832. Lets go fishing.
- Thu Apr 22 18:04:28 2010
I had a charter cancelation for April 22nd. If interested in that date call me at 831-212-1832. Lwra go fishing.
- Mon Apr 19 21:15:54 2010
Today we fished near the Soquel Hole, putting in 3 nice Salmon to 14lbs, and of course loosing 2 or 3 more. The weather again was perfect. I'll be taking a day off tomorrow, to pay bills and hack down the jungle growing around my house. The reports for Tuesday keep changing, with possible rains, to nice weather. I'll post the updates tomorrow.
- Sun Apr 18 22:41:47 2010
Just an update for the Salmon season. It looks like it will be open thru August. With maybe some restrictions during the week. It may close Tuesdays and Wendays, starting in May. Also Rock season opens May 1st.
- Fri Apr 16 21:17:28 2010
Today started off great. Put in a nice Salmon in about 10 minutes. Then trolled around for about an hour when the drag chute line broke and got tangled in the prop. Had to get towed in by Vessel Assist. Fixed the problem and we'll be back on the water tomorrow. I heard other reports from private boaters that put in 1 to 5 fish. The weather is holding, and beautiful days at sea.
- Fri Apr 16 21:06:56 2010
I wouldn't call Salmon fishing great. We put in 2 nice Salmon to 14lbs. All the same boats, fishing the same place. But we did get 2 nice fish to 14lbs. I'd like to expand to some new areas, but everything looks a little iffy. We ran to Davenport in the early morning, but there's so many Crab pots up there, it was nerve racking. Every day is different. Over night a new bunch could move into our area.
- Thu Apr 15 18:41:16 2010
The Salmon are moving a bit, and we have to keep up with the migration. Tomorrow,we'll try to get ahead of th em. If we do, the counts could be good. The currents are moving uphil. Thats where well start.
- Thu Apr 8 18:13:44 2010
Today was a good opener for the new Salmon season. We put in 5 nice salmon to 15lbs, and lost 3 more at the net. I may have dreams about one we lost that was well over 20. But this is a great start for the opener, and I think the rest of the season may get better.
- Sat Apr 3 19:30:39 2010
The word is out for the month of April for Salmon Fishing. The bookings are coming hot and heavy. The only available dates I still have in April are the 20th 21st,27th, 28th, and 29th. If interested, call me at 831-212-1832. They wont last long.
- Thu Apr 1 20:58:12 2010
The Dungenous Crab fishing is still going good, with limits for our three anglers. Tried for some Humbolt Squid, but the waters have changed to green, with no Squid. Moved inshore off Moss Landing, with lots of bait and picked up a nice Halibut 15lbs. Also picked up and released a nice King Salmon while drifting for Halibut. Looks like it might be a good Salmon Season.
- Mon Mar 15 3:59:46 2010
We got official notice that Salmon season will open on April 3rd. Already the boat is taking reservations, so book a.s.a.p. to get the dates you want.
- Sat Mar 13 15:23:16 2010
It's official , Salmon season will open on April 3rd. F & G has sent out notices on the Cronical, and web sites. Theyve given us the month of April, then re-asses at the end of the month. Book the dates you want as soon as possible to get the dates you want. The phones a ringing.
- Fri Mar 12 17:58:36 2010
Today the swell was big, but the seas were calm in the morning, so we decided to run across the bay and fish for White Seabass. The bite turned on around noon and we put in two nice Seabass to 50 pounds. Also saw a few caught on other boats. Their still here.
- Sat Feb 13 21:23:39 2010
Today we pulled the Crab pots in the morning, and pluged the boat. Then ran for Sand Dabs. Christina and her crew were a pleasure to have on the boat.I hope to see them again. The Dabs were good size, and lots of um, with some Mackerll. I heard some good Humbolt counts also.
- Fri Jan 15 19:10:49 2010
The Crabbing and Sand Dab fishing is going strong, with more big Humbolt Squid showing every day. We focused mainly on Sand Dabs today to put good eats on the table. If you want the big Squid, we try to target those first. But the Crab pots are out there with good counts, and good eats.
- Sat Jan 2 18:34:38 2010
The Crab fishing is still the best I've seen in years. We put in limits for 7 by nine, all males, and jumbos. Then ran to Ano Nuevo, and put in near limits of Olives, Blacks, Blues a couple of big Lings, and one Cabazone. I may run to Monterey tomorrow, the bottom fishing from reports I got is much better. We'll see.
- Sat Nov 14 18:29:58 2009
Banner day on the water. The weather forcast was for 10 to 20kts of wind today, but never developed. It was grease slick all day. We pulled our Dungenous pots in the morning, and put in 30 Jumbo's with no females or shorties. All males. Guess what I'm having for dinner. Then we ran to Ano Nuevo, and put in limits of big Olives, Blacks, and Blues, with one nice Vermillion. The water clarity was perfect and so was the water temp. 55.5
- Tue Nov 10 18:53:04 2009
Today Dungenous Crab season opened. We've set our pots for Crab, and are running Combo trips for Rock Cod and Dungenous Crab thru the 15th. The Fish and Game is closing the rock cod season early, Nov. 15th is the last day. But if your interested in Crab and Dabs combo, give me a call. it runs thru July. Also I'll be keeping an eye out for the Humbolt Squid. I,ll let you know.
- Sat Nov 7 15:21:17 2009
Today was beautiful on the water, no wind, but we had to work for limits. Put in limits of Rock Cod, but no Lings. Hooked a nice ling, but bit us off. The currents are moving quick, and the full moon didn't help any.
- Tue Nov 3 19:30:22 2009
The last couple of days have been work. Between the big swells, and winds, we've managed to put in three quarter limits for our 4 anglers each day, plus a few short lings. The quality of the Blacks we had were great, but its hard to stay on them. Hope things improve tomorrow.
- Sat Oct 24 18:46:29 2009
The local fishing reports haven't been very acutate. I think its because they don't want you to launch in Monterey. The White Seabass fishing in Seaside and Monterey, has been banner. Big fish, and lots of them. Don't waist your time fishing for Gopher Cod locally. Put your boat in at Monterey, and run a couple of miles to big White Seabass.
- Sun Oct 4 21:11:24 2009
The Seabass fishing on the Monterey side of the bay has been pretty good. We put in two today One 53lbs and the other 58lbs. And lost a couple more. If your looking for big fish, thats the place to be for now.
- Fri Oct 2 22:25:39 2009
There are a few White Seabass starting to show up. Today we put in one to over 32lbs, off the aquarium in Monterey, but the Jelly fish are a big broblem. I think we would have more, but the Jelly's were a nightmare. Every bait we pulled in had Jelly's on it. So we started fly lining live Sardines on the surface and bingo. Put in a 35 pounder. With so many Jelly's, It might be a good idea to keep something frisky and shallow.
- Sat Sep 26 20:13:37 2009
The Tuna waters just keep getting better and better. It looks like El Nino is a reality. The offshore currents just keep pushing in, bringing more Albies. Don't pass up any kelp patties. The exotics are moving in also. I'll be out numerous days this next week. The weather looks good. BUD! Give me a call. Lets go wreck um. 831-212-1832.
- Fri Sep 18 21:25:36 2009
There's nice Tuna out there. Today we did a freezer filling trip with a couple of friends. Hooked 12 Albies to about 20lbs, and called it a day. The weather was a bit lumpy but fishable. We went out as far as 55 miles, long ride. Hopefully the currents will keep pushing in.
- Thu Sep 10 22:47:08 2009
Just an update. I had a party booked for Tuna the next two days, but cancelled due to weather. So Friday the 4th, and Saturday the 5th are available. Give me a call and lets go fishing. 831-212-1832
- Thu Sep 3 19:38:26 2009
Today was a good day. Put in 4 nice Ling Cod, and near limits of Blacks, Blues, White Bellies, with of course numerous Gopher Cod we threw back. The Tuna waters offshore look fantastic, but so are the winds. The forcast offshore looks bleek thru Monday. But as soon as the winds lay down we're outa here. I'll keep you posted.
- Thu Sep 3 19:08:45 2009
The waters offshore still look good. But the weather is making it tough to get out. The winds have been a problem. There's a huge hurrican off Mexico, that may be a nightmare for locals off Baja, but might be a heaven send for us. This Hurrican is already a catigory 4, and expected to increase with the warm waters. This could push the tropics to us. I feel for of my friends in southern Baja, but at the same time excited about the possibilities of El Nino curents pushing our way. The Tuna fishing may get great.
- Sun Aug 30 20:03:26 2009
We've dropped our prices to $100.00 per person for inland fishing. We're fishing the inland waters in the bay for Halibut, Lings and Rock Cod. The numbers have been good. Plus we like to hit the beaches early for stripers, and Halibut. Give us a call.
- Tue Aug 25 20:36:08 2009
today we fished inshore for Halilbut. Put in some nice ones to 12lbs. The Tuna fishing offshore is the ticket. I talked to some friends that wrecked um. I have a couple of people looking to help fill the boat for Sunday. I've got a full boat for Saturday for Tuna. The weather looks like it might hold threw the weekend. So if interested for Sunday, give me a call. 831-212-1832.
- Wed Aug 19 21:01:09 2009
The boats that ran offshore for Tuna are doing great. It was torture hearing great reports for Tuna, and knot be out there. I stil have some an open boat for Tuna on the 21st, 23rd, and numerous week days if you interested. Give me a call 831-212-1832.
- Wed Aug 19 19:11:32 2009
The reports offshore fot Tuna is geat. The sport boats that went out today posted big scores of Albacore. The wether for the next few days looks good. Give me a call and lets go Tuna fishing.
- Tue Aug 18 23:03:40 2009
Today was a good day. We put in a couple of Halibut to 15lbs, a nice Ling, and near limits of Blacks, Reds, Blues, White Bellies, and of course threw back about 15 Goffer co d. The weather has been a bit windy the last few days offshore, but the forcast for Tuesday thru the rest of the week looks good to run offshore for Tuna. The currents are there, and the fish are there, So lets take advantage of the calm seas while we can, lets go offshore for Tuna. Give me a call 831-212-1832
- Sun Aug 16 20:18:28 2009
Today the seas were a bit lumpy. So we opted to fish for Halibut inshore. We put in two nice flatties, one 22lbs and the other 31 lbs. Nice slabs. Plus some bi catch of a few Belinas.
- Sat Aug 8 20:16:52 2009
What a buisy day. Our 6 anglers put in limits of big Reds, Olives, Blacks and Blues. Also 7 Ling Cod to 20lbs. The weather was perfect, with just a light breeze to cover more ground. I was supposed to run for Tuna tomorrow, but the forcast looks iffy.
- Fri Aug 7 19:45:13 2009
Today was a pleasure to be on the ocean. Flat glass in the morning, with the normal 12:00 blow in the afternoon. Today we put in 4 nice Halibut to 25lbs, plus a couple of nice Lings. Mark and his family were a total pleasure to fish with. Check the picture page. There's some nice warm Tuna waters showing about 35 miles out. We'll be all over that,
- Tue Aug 4 22:28:14 2009
What a banner day of Ling and Rock fishing. We put in 5 limits of Lings to 18lbs, plus huge Black Cod to 8lbs, plus big Reds, Cabazone, Kelp Cod, and Blues. The waters have cleared up the coast, and fish are moving back in after the big swell last week. Gary and his crew were a pleasure to have on the boat. Also I still have a couple of spaces open tomorrow, Aug 2. If interested give me a call at 831-212-1832. Lets go wreck um.
- Sat Aug 1 20:17:00 2009
The big south swell that hit the coast the last few days has made a mess of the coast. Today we ran as far up the coast as Ano Nueve, and it was cold water, weather, and winds. I think it will take a couple days for the currents to re group the fish. We're still waiting to get some good water temps offshore to run for tuna. That looks like the best get now.
- Mon Jul 27 20:25:11 2009
There's a big south swell hitting the Santa Cruz coastline. Its busting up all the coastal kelp beds, leaving kelp depri everywhere and dirty water. To avoid that we ran across the bay to Monterey. The fishing was a little better, but not what I would like to see. We caught Lings, Olives, Yellow Tail Rock Cod, and a few Blues and Blacks and Olives. Today we had to fish hard.
- Sat Jul 25 19:35:48 2009
The last fishing reports for Tuna I got up and down the coast sucked. A friend ran to the same numbers we did, the day after we did, and only had 4 peanuts for the day. I won't do it. Thats 60 miles out. Its still early in the season, and I don't want to put in 15hr days for 10 fish. If anybody that's booked Tuna trips with me, keep an eye on the reports, and I hope you might want to switch to something else if the offshore conditions don't change. I know the Tuna reports are taking the headlines, but I want the counts, and safety for my customers.
- Mon Jul 20 19:53:18 2009
I have two anglers on Wed. the 22nd looking for a couple more to help fill the boat. If interested call 831-212-1832.
- Mon Jul 20 9:01:41 2009
The seas have finally laid down. So tomorrow we're running off shore for Tuna. Heard a few reports today and it sounds like the bite is still on. Can't wait. No sleep tonight.
- Wed Jul 15 21:28:34 2009
Today the seas were a bit lumpy, but we still managed to put in 3 Halibut to 20lbs, and a variety of Rock Fish. The weather was a little mixed with the fall out from a hurricane off Mexico. Maybe now the seas offshore will lay down enough to run for Tuna.
- Sat Jul 11 22:41:46 2009
Our first Tuna trip of the year was banner. The winds never picked up ovr 3 or 4 knots, and the fish were biting. We ended the day with 24 Albacore for our 5 anglers to 30lbs. Dave and his crew were a pleasure to fish with. Hope to see them again. It looks like a little front is moving in on Tuesday, but only for a couple of days. The currents are pushing in strong, and should bring in even better fishing. If you want Tuna, give me a call, 831-2121-1832.
- Sun Jul 5 21:08:09 2009
Today was the best day on the water I've seen all year. Grease all day. The fishing was good. We put in 7 nice lings to 15lbs, and near limits of Rock Cod. We stopped on a spot that was holding big Lings and everybody swiched over to Ling Cod rigs. Which limited our Rock Cod. The baits were big. To big for Rock Cod. But it was a bueatiful day up the coast. Tomorrow we're running out for Tuna. The scores I heard on the radio were pretty good. Anywhere from 10 to 30 Tuna.
- Sat Jul 4 21:33:17 2009
Today the seas were grease. And the fishing was great in the morning hours. We fished the same reef as yesterday in the morning, puting in nice numbers of Blacks, Blues and lings. But as the tide changed, the bite turned off. So we moved in to my favorite shallow reef In only 25ft of water. There was a good swell that came through last week that made it unfishable. After this last swell that came athrough the area, I didn't expect much. But bingo, we started puting 5 to 8lb Blacks again, and got burned on some Ling teeth and rocks. I was listening to the boats off shore on the radio, and heard numerous hookups on the outside for Tuna. I'm planning on running Tuna trips next week.
- Thu Jul 2 19:10:32 2009
Had a great day on the water. Had 6 passengers, and we put in limits of Vermillion, Lings, Blacks and Blues. The weather stayed down nicely, and was a pleasure to be at sea. We had a 12 year old named Lilly on the boat, and she was hot. I think she caught more than anybody on the boat. I have two people on the 4th, that are looking for more to help fill the boat. Give me a call at 831-212-1832 on the boat, or my office at 831-726-9108. Lets go fish.
- Wed Jul 1 19:09:00 2009
There were a couple of boats that ran for Tuna this weekend, but with no fish. It sounds like the boats stayed pretty close together, and didn't cover more area. But thats just what I heard. I'm fueling up the boat tomorrow, have the outriggers on the boat, and new line on all my reels. I might wate til monday or tuesday to run if the weather is good. I know thats Bud and Phills days off. Love um on the boat.
- Mon Jun 29 17:53:07 2009
Today we ran up north to try and put some numbers of quality Rock Cod in the boat. But the swell was big, and all my fivorite spots were empty. After searching, we did find a nice rock pile with lots of Black Rock fish. Had to make a few drifts to put in the numbers we needed. The fog was on the deck in the morning, then burned off for the afternoon, and so did the wind. The Tuna currents offshore are looking great. I might be puting some heavy guns on the boat to make a run for Tuna soon.
- Sat Jun 27 20:47:05 2009
I have room for a couple of people for Saturday June 27th. If inteerested give me a call at 831-212-1832.
- Fri Jun 26 14:32:11 2009
Well the winds offshore have finally slowed a bit, but the first of the week looks like more winds again until the end of next week. Myself and my sister ship Capt. Jimmy, and the commadores on my dock, not to mention my deck hand are frothing at the bit. The winds we had offshore for the last few days may have done us a favor. It pushed back all the false warm currents back to the main push. This might give us a solid position for the main warm water currents.
- Thu Jun 25 21:40:26 2009
I've got 3 on the boat for Halibut and Rock cod for Sunday, the 21st. And have room for three more anglers open for Sunday if your interested. If you want to jump on the boat, let me know. Give me a call on the boat at 831-212-1832, or at the office at 831-726-9108. Lets go fishing.
- Fri Jun 19 23:14:52 2009
I have 3 anglers for June 21st that are looking for a couple more for Halibut, Ling Cod, and Rock Cod. If interested give me a call at 831-212-1832.
- Wed Jun 17 11:27:13 2009
It looks like the Tuna are making a move with the warm currents inshore. A few boats went out this weekend, with no live bait and had scores to 10 Albies. North near the Oregon boarder showed big counts for the sport boats. I'll be gearing up the boat this week to make some runs offshore. This looks like a heavy current push, and it could be great. I'll be posting reports.
- Sun Jun 14 19:55:25 2009
Today we ran up past Ano Nuevo to an inside reef between Ano Nuevo and Franklin Poing. THE BIGGEST BLACKS I'VE EVER SEEN, up to 8lbs. We pluged the boat with Blacks up to 8lbs, Reds, Kelp Cod, and nice Lings and limits of Cabasone. The weather was perfect. A slight breeze to cover ground. A beautiful day of fishing.
- Sat Jun 13 18:44:19 2009
Today started off a little slow again, with way to many Gopher Cod. But as the tides started to change, we mad a move to the inside reefs, and bingo. Put in 5 Lings to 15lbs, plus some of the biggest Blacks I've seen, and finished off our day with big Reds, Kelp Cod, Cabasone, Blues and big Chinas. The weather was perfect all day. Then stopped on the way home and boated 20 Dungenous Crab to finish the day.
- Sun Jun 7 20:57:26 2009
Today the weather was perfect. Grease sleack all day. The fishing in the morning started a little slow, but as the tides moved in it got better. We ended the day with near limits of nice Rock Cod, two Lings to 22lbs, and limits of Cabazone. And pulled our Crab pots on the way home, and put in 24 Dungenous Crabs to end the day.
- Sat Jun 6 22:46:44 2009
The fishihg today started a little slow. But as the tides changed, It picked dramaticaly. We put in near limits of assorted Rock Cod. plus Ling Cod to 22lbs. The weather was perfict. Lets hope it holds. Also there are a couple of boats offshore keeping the new warm waters moving in honest. Lets hope there holding Albies.
- Sat Jun 6 19:42:59 2009
Just an update. The National Data Bouy Center reports forcasts of calm seas for the next 4 days. Lets take advantage of the conditions.
- Sat May 30 20:05:44 2009
What a great day to be on the ocean. All day the weather were perfect grease slick calm, and the fishing was fantastic. Our 5 anglers put in limits of big Ling Cod to almost 20lbs, and near limits of Rock Cod, then stoped on the way home and pulled the Dungenous Crab pots, and put in 17 Crabs. It was a pleasure to be on the ocean today. I almost hated to call it work. Nate and his crew were a pleasure to spend the day with. And I hope they return.
- Sat May 30 19:49:24 2009
Today it looked like things are picking up. The water temp and more bait is finally moving into our area. We pulled our Crab pots in the morning to get limits, then headed up the coast to put in 36 Rock Cod, and 5 Lings to 18lbs for our 4 anglers. The weather was great.
- Fri May 29 19:45:54 2009
The fishing locally has been a bit boaring for me. The same old Gopher Cod, and small Blues and Blacks. Boy what a fight those are. Last weekend we ran to Pt. Sur, and just wrecked um. Not knowing what we would catch next. Mostly Big Vermillion, Olives, White Bellies, and some others I have to look up in the Reg Book. The weather was perfect. If your interested, everybody throws in an extra $20,00 bucks to cover fuel costs, and we go for it. Also we have to keep an eye on the weather. Because we're 50 miles down the coast, we don't want to beat ourselves up coming home. Lets go fishing.
- Wed May 27 17:24:35 2009
Just a special report. The Dungenous Crab fishing has been off the charts. Our last trip we put in 8 limits for our passengers and crew by 9:00am, then went looking for Rock Cod. Its a great way to start the day. The winds have been a bit heave the last couple of days. But the forcast for the next few days looks great. That allows us to check all our secret spots up the coast for Halibut and Rock Cod.
- Tue May 26 23:08:30 2009
Today we ran more than the extra mile. We ran all the way to Point Sur. The customers had to pay more to cover fuel costs and longer day, but the payoff was great. We put in limits mostly of Big Vermillion ( Reds ) and Olives, with other assorted good quality Rock Fish. The weather was great not more than 5 knots all day.
- Fri May 22 20:47:51 2009
Today was tough duty. We ran to Ano Nuevo because we couldn't get up there for the last couple of weeks because of the winds and wanted to see what had changed. Early on the trip we started puting in some nice counts of Rock Cod, but as the tides changed, they were hard to find. We ended the day with 37 Blacks, Blues, Bellinas, One Ling and numerous Gopher Cod that I don't allow on the boat. On the way home we stopped and pulled six limits of Dungenous Crab. Which finished off the day on a good note. The weather is looking better for the upcoming week.
- Sat May 16 19:38:13 2009
Today we got to our Crab pots before the winds picked up. The offshore winds continue to blow, but closer in we have the window in the morning to tend our Crab pots, and get some counts. We put in 18 Dungenous, and managed to put in a nice bunch of Vermillion, Olives, Bellinas, and White bellies. As the season progresses, the waters should get better.
- Sun May 10 18:33:22 2009
I have three people booked for May 10th, and looking for a couple more anglers to help fill the boat. Give me a call if your intersted. 831-212-1832.
- Sat May 9 0:23:14 2009
Today I decided to stay away from the local water, because of lack of signs of any bait and fish, and run up the coast above Ano Nuevo. From the local reports it seemed to be a good move. We put in 7 Ling Cod to 15lbs, 2 big Vermillion, then finished filling the box with an assortment of White Bellies, Blacks, Belinas and Olives. We had a few showers, but the seas were flat all day.
- Fri May 1 19:09:26 2009
The opener for Rock Cod, and Ling Cod is growing near. Opening May 1. Also some Halibut are starting to show early. We pulled in our Crab Pots today and put in 16 Dungenous. The weekend dates are starting to book, with still a couple left. Also weekdays are still pretty much open. The weather has been the best. It was nice to get out on the water to get away from the heat inland. Give me a call. Office 831-465-0639 or Cell me on the boat, 831-212-1832. Lets go fishing.
- Wed Apr 22 0:28:20 2009
information, May 1st will mark the opening of our fishing season. In spite of the fact that Fish and Game are telling us that salmon season will not open, I'm anticipating another good year fishing in the Monterey Bay. Ling and Rock Cod opens on May 1st, and crab season is already open, so this means you can book a combo trip, and bring home fresh crab for dinner and enough Rock Cod for the freezer. Halibut usually start showing up in mid-June, and stay around throughout the summer months. Then, towards the end of the summer, we start looking for the warm currents that bring in the Albacore tuna. Of course nature is unpredictable, so sometimes we get things we're not expecting, like white sea bass or giant squid. So keep an eye on my fishing report page. I'll keep you up to date on fishing conditions as well as any unusual opportunities that show up. My suggestion is that you book early. When the fishing is good, my calendar fills up fast.
Looking forward to another great year on the Bay!
Captain Gerry Brooks
- Tue Mar 31 18:17:17 2009
The fishing for Dungenous Crab has been great, pulling in 25 to 35 Crab a trip, plus lots of Sand Dabs and Mackerel. Rock Cod season opens in May.
- Wed Mar 18 11:04:30 2009
The season for the opening of Rock Cod and Ling Cod Grows near. It looks like Dungenous Crab season will stay open until June. So this lets us do a little of both. Go for limits of Rocks and Lings, then check the Crab pots to top off the catch. The whales are showing up in numbers off the coast, adding to the fun. I love eating perch, so I fish the beaches. The waters are a little muddy on the beach, after the rains, but that could be a good thing, lots of new food on the beach.
- Tue Mar 10 19:50:41 2009
We're gearing up for the opener of Rock Cod, and Ling Cod season. Crab season stays open until June, so we target both on our daily trips. Also now we're still rubnning Crab, and sand Dab trips if your interested. Lets go fishing
- Tue Mar 10 19:29:16 2009
Today we went out for some of those big Humbolt Squid. Had no problem finding them. We left the harbor at 9:00 and had seven of them by 11:00. Everybody had enough, and went home with about 200lbs of Humbolts. Captain Jimmy, Willy, Hershey, Danny and myself, enjoyed tugging on something with some power. We're going to be running winter specials for $100.00 per person for Dungenous and Hombolt Squid combos. The weather was great.
- Sun Dec 28 17:50:29 2008
Today we put in 15 Crabs, all great quality jumbos. With the abundance of Giant Humbolt Squid in the bay, we're running Squid, and Crab combo trips. The price is the same as the Rock Cod and Crab combos. $130.00 per person. Everything is included, Rods, Reels, Bait, and terminal tackle. If you like catching giand Squid, give me a call.
- Wed Dec 10 17:27:17 2008
Checking the new weather updates, it looks like the seas are going to cooperate for the next week. There's only a week left before F&G closes the Rock Cod season for the year. I Still have a couple of days open for our Crab and Cod combos. I still have Nov. 27, 28, and 29, available before the season closes. Give me a call, 831-212-1832 Cell, or 831-465-0639, office.
- Sat Nov 22 17:07:29 2008
After yesterdays victory at sea, the winds laid down today and we had a great day. We pulled our Crab pots in the morning, and put in limits for 6. Than ran for Rock Cod, and put in limits, plus 4 nice Ling Cod. I have dates available during the week, plus looking for a couple of people to help fill the boat for Saturday the 15th. Give me a call 831-465-0639 or 831-212-1832 cell.
- Mon Nov 10 19:45:22 2008
Today we pulled our first Crab pots of the season. Out of 7 pots, we put in just over 30 Crabs, and the quality was fantastic. I also added 3 more to my string. The crab fishing is excellent. We're running our Crab and Rock Cod combos now, so come on down and load up. My phone is 831-465-0639, or cell 831-212-1832.
- Wed Nov 5 15:27:31 2008
Nov. 1st is the opener for Dungenous Crab season, and we're going to start running Crab and Rock Cod combo's. Give me a call, and lets go load up.
- Tue Oct 21 12:08:57 2008
Local fishing near Santa Cruz has been great. Also Dungenous Crab season opens on Nov. 1st, and we're going to be running crab and rock cod combos. The price will be the same as a Rock Cod trip.
- Wed Oct 15 2:53:17 2008
Today again we ran up the coast. The seas were a little lumpy, but not that much wind until after noon. We put in two nice lings to about 13lbs, and mostly filled the cooler with Blacks, and Blues, with a few Olives for our 5 anglers.
- Fri Sep 26 19:26:58 2008
The fishing at Ano Nuevo has been real good for us. I've got three spots open for Sunday the 21st. Give me a call, lets go fish.
- Wed Sep 17 12:49:21 2008
Again today we ran up the hill, on georgous seas to put in limits of Reds, Blacks, and Blues, with 7 Big Ling Cod to 25lbs. We picked up some big Sardines from Boccie Boy in the morning, and the Lings were eating them like candy. We also got bit off on as many as we caught. I still have Saturday the 13th open, so give me a call. Lets go fish.
- Thu Sep 11 20:54:55 2008
It was another nice day on the water. We had to do a little hunting in the morning to find the quality fish we were looking for, but persistance pays off. We put in limits of Beautiful Olives, Reds, and Blues. Also put in 5 Lings, but all to short. I've got openings this week so give me a call, and lets go fill your freezer with fish.
- Sun Sep 7 18:41:22 2008
Today we ran to Ano Nuevo, and had the best ocean conditions I've seen there in a long time. Grease slick all day. The fishing was great, with limits of Reds, Olives, Blacks and Blues, with 6 big Ling Cod. We had good anglers on the boat today, with no tangles. We'll be out again tomorrow, and the weather is supposed to hold.
- Sat Sep 6 19:30:41 2008
Today we decided not to run across the bay because the weather was so good. We opted to stay local, and wrecked um. We put in 6 Lings to 17lbs, a couple of big Reds, but the most fun were the big Ollives on the surface. Then topped off the box with nice Blacks. Lots of action, and great weather. The conditions look to be holding for a while, so lets go fishing.
- Wed Sep 3 19:05:44 2008
The day started off a little lumpy in the morning, then laid dow enough to put in limits of Rock Cod, plus a couple of nice Lings to 15lbs. Most of our catch was Olives, Blues, and White Bellies. The seas seem to be laying down again, to make fishing more comfortable. We had 5 limits today for our anglers. Again we ran across the bay.
- Mon Sep 1 20:03:54 2008
Another banner day for nice Rock Cod fishing. Our six anglers put in limits of big Vermillion, Olives, and of course Blues. I try to keep avoiding the Blues to get a better quality of fish, but my customers wanted to keep most all of them. What do I know. The seas were great, but no whales today.
- Sat Aug 30 19:08:29 2008
I'm getting numerous calls for one or two people looking to hook up to share he boat for the Labor day weekend. Give me a call and let me know what day you might be interested in, and I can help fill the boat. The more baits in the water, the better. Fishing is great, and so is the Whale watching.
- Fri Aug 29 20:28:58 2008
Running across the bay today paid off big. Limits of Big Olives, Vermillion, Blues, and a couple of Lings. The water was perfect for the Whale viewing on the way home. We had Whales 50ft from the boat.
- Sun Aug 24 17:05:14 2008
A beutiful day on the bay. We had breaching Humpacks on the way over and back. What a show. We also put in limits of Big Olives, Reds, Lings, Blues, and Blacks for our 4 Anglers. Eric Chin, and his family were a pleasure to fish with. Hope to see them again.
- Fri Aug 22 23:03:35 2008
Today we ran to Ano Nuevo where we did great yesterday. Today we headed there again, and had work to get limits. But we did. Big Olives, Vermillion, Blacks, and Blues. The weather was perfect.
- Sat Aug 16 19:34:33 2008
Today we opted to go a different direction. We ran to Frankliln Point, Ano Nuevo area. It paid of nicely. We put in nice limits of Vermillion, Ling Cod, big Blacks, Blues, and stoped on the way home, and put in a nice 20lb Halibut, and one shorty. I think I'll run there again tomorrow. The seas look to be calm.
Also there's a few boats running outside for Tuna tommorow. I'll be listening closely.
- Fri Aug 15 19:47:59 2008
Today we ran across the bay where the fish are, and put in limits for five of olives, 7 Big vermillions, and finished off limits for the crew. It was a georgous flat day on the water. Also ran into a few whales on the way over and back.
- Thu Aug 14 20:19:58 2008
Another georgous day fishing. Our six anglers put in limits of big Olives, some Blues, we try to avoid for quality reasons, and, two nice Vermillions. Ninety percent of our catch was Olive, the best. The weather for the ride home was perfect glass. Also saw a big school of Pilot Whales coming home. Slowed down to check them out, and they came next to the boat. Spencer and his crew from Fresno, were a pleasure.
- Mon Aug 4 21:42:59 2008
I don't have the greatest fishing report, but I just wahted to say John and his son were a total pleasure to fish with. We had a scratch day, ending up with a couple fish under limits. Considering the conditions, they held their mud. Rock fishing on the Santa Cruz side of the bay, in my opinion, and I've been fishing here for over 30 years, is some of the worst I've seen. Other reports may try to glorify reports, but I've just learned to say it like it is. Sometimes a picture isn't worth a thousand words. Thats wy weve been running across the bay to have nonstop action, weather permiting.
- Sun Aug 3 20:55:18 2008
Today we opted for fishing the Monterey side of the bay again. Its hard to go for a possible, when you've got a definate looking you in the face. We again pluged the boat with beautiful big Olives for our 6 anglers, plus crew fish. We tried to stay away from the Blues. We had a few Lings, but all shorties. The weather and sea conditions were the best.
- Thu Jul 31 17:49:26 2008
Today the weather was great, and the fishing good. We put in limits for our 5 anglers of Big Olives, one huge Vermillion, and topped of the box with Blues. Nobody's been fishing Franklin Point or North Ano Nuevo. I may head up there tomorrow. Weather permiting.
- Wed Jul 30 18:07:53 2008
Finally we got to fish on glass today. The seas were beautiful, and so was the fishing. We pluged the boat with beautiful Olives, Vermillion, a few Blues that we tried to stay away from. We were going for quality.
I've had a little challenge from one of my local 6 pack buddies, that says he can catch more, and bigger fish than my boat. I've been fishing the Monterey side of the bay, and he's been fishing locally on the Santa Cruz side. I don't think so. If anybodies up for a challenage, give me a call. I don't treat challenges lightly. ANYBODY INTERESTED.
- Tue Jul 29 18:32:12 2008
The weather conditions were again a little lumpy in the morning, then laid down by around 9. We put in limits for six by 10:30, with 50 Olives, which are the best eating, 5 Reds, and the rest Blues. We also had a few Lings, but no keepers. The Monterey side of the bay is still producing the best Rock Cod fishing.
- Sun Jul 27 18:57:14 2008
We had a beatuful variety of Rock Cod today. We put in limits of Olives, Blues, Blacks, 6 Big Vermillion and 5 Nice Lings, for our 6 anglers. The weather started a little lumpy in the morning, then laid down nice. The weather people were a little off. Noot much winds.
- Sat Jul 26 18:18:48 2008
Today we ran across the bay, and it paid off big. We pluged the boat with Big Olives, Blacks, Blues, Vermillion, and a couple of Browns. Plus two Ling Cod to 15lbs, and one Halibut. The seas were flat, and fishing good. Thats all I can ask for.
- Wed Jul 23 20:00:45 2008
The Halibut fishing over the weekend was pretty good. I have a couple of people booked for July 23rd, and are looking for a couple more to put more lines in the water. Give me a call if your interested. We'll be fishing Rock Cod and Halibut. 831-465-0639.
- Mon Jul 21 15:39:36 2008
We had a good today. We put in limits of Rock Cod, plus 2 Halibut, and lost a couple more. The weather was great til noon when the winds picked up a bit, but was no major problem.
- Fri Jul 18 19:43:13 2008
Another banner day. We had flat seas in the morning to cross the bay. Then had non stop action on Big Olives to fill the boat. Olives are the best eating Rock Cod I've found in the bay. We also had a few Vermillion in the mix.
- Sun Jul 13 20:44:21 2008
Today was one of those days Charter Captains wish could be like every day. We ran across the bay on grease water, put in limits of big Olives, Reds, Widows, huge Biccio's and Blues for our 6 passengers, plus limits for captain and crew. Then ran home on grease again. Carolyn and her crew were a complete pleasure to fish with. I hope to see them again.
- Sat Jul 12 17:18:34 2008
Please excuse me for not getting back to my customers sooner, but I own a house in Paradise, and had to leave unexpectedly to check the status on my house. Its still there, and now its time to fish. The weekends are filling up fast, but I still have July 19 and 20 available. I had planed on being out of town then, but because of the fires, I'd rather go fishing. Let me know if your interested in eather date and give me a call.
- Thu Jul 10 19:02:35 2008
I' would love to give you a great fish report, but I have to leave to help put out fires in Butt County, and help fight fires. I have a house in Magalia, near Paradise, and there starting to ask for resedence to evacuate. Hopefully, I'll be back on Friday. If you have family in the area, don't hesitate to call me at 831-212-1832.
- Tue Jul 8 20:38:42 2008
Again we ran across the bay where the fish are, and plugged the boat with 6 Limits of beautiful Olives, Blues, Blacks and Brown Cod. With one nice Ling. The winds were up a bit and it was hard to drift the bottom for more Lings. The conditions sometimes dictate how close we fish to the bottom. The rocks are so steep on the bottom, there's a lot of down time re-tying rigs. So rule number one is don't drag the bottom, unless your fishing for Halibuts. I Have days available in the near future, so give ma a call. Business - 831-465-0639, or give me a call on the boat. 831-212-1832.
- Sat Jul 5 18:17:12 2008
Another fantastic fishing trip on the bay. It was a great start, puting in two keeper lings off the bat, and it just got better. Our Six anglers put in limits of beautiful Olives, Blues, Reds and three Ling Cod. The weather was a bit lumpy in the morning, but laid down and made for a georgous flat calm ride home. The weather looks great for the next few days, so lets wreck um.
- Wed Jul 2 18:29:51 2008
I have two anglers for Saturday the 28th looking for one to four more people to help fill the boat. If your interested call my office phone 831-465-0639, or my cell at 831-212-1832. The weather looks good, and the fishing has been great. Give me a call.
- Thu Jun 26 17:01:17 2008
Yesterday was a great day of fishing. We put in 6 limits of Olive, Blue, and Brown Cod early. The conditions were a little lumpy in the morning, but laid down nicely by late morning. Conditions look good for the future. Lets go fish.
- Thu Jun 26 10:30:53 2008
Tne fishing on the north side of the bay is starting to pick up. Calm seas, and small swells makes for good fishing. If the seas stay down, and the currents slow, it looks good for all the Halibut holes. We need a change. I'll be hunting all week. Bob, I'll be giving you and Dave a call. Wish me luck.
- Sun Jun 15 0:55:42 2008
checking my report page.
- Sun Jun 15 0:01:12 2008
Today was not the best of conditions. We couldn't get more than 3 or 4 miles up the coast. The currents were running uphill, and the winds were blowing down hill. Extremely hard to stay on any fish. We did manage to get near limits for our 5 anglers. But by noon the winds and waves were to much. There are gale force winds up and down the coast. It was one of those days you always had to have three point contacts.
- Fri Jun 6 17:55:14 2008
Just had an update. I have two people looking for a couple more to help fill the boat on June 7. If you want to hop aboard let me know. I'll be out tomorrow, and let you know how things went. If you want the spaces, or want to know how were doing, call me on my cell at sea, 831-212-1832, for an on the water fish report. Call me.
- Thu Jun 5 22:37:57 2008
I have some Tuna junkie customers, as I am, that are starting
to make enquiries. Nobody is more excited than I am and when I think
the time is right, nothing can hold me back, even if I have to take
the boat out myself. I will let you know when I think the time is
right. If you want to get on the boat to make a run offshore with
me, let me know.
- Thu Jun 5 20:13:43 2008
Finally the local fishing is starting to pick. My sister ship, Captainjimmycharters, has put in limits of Rock Fish the last two days, with a couple of Lings in the mix. No need to run across the bay. Give us a call. 831-475-2173
- Tue Jun 3 20:16:17 2008
My fishing reports are starting to sound like repeats. Today was another georgous flat day on the water. Our 6 passengers boated limits of Reds, Olives, Blues, Browns, White bellies, and one Ling Cod. On the way across the bay we ran into a pod of Orcas, which was a treat. Plus a couple of Whales and Dolphins. Also checking the water surface temperatures off shore it starting to look good for Tuna. Things are looking up. Give me a call, lets go fishing.
- Wed May 28 18:41:43 2008
I've been keeping an eye on the water temps offshore, and they have shot up over 5 degrees in the last two days. And in some places even more. This is a big surge from the Japanese currents offshore, which bring in offshore tuna. I'm pretty excided, and may make a run out. With the fuel prices the way they are, I would love to have some offshore anglers on aboard to do some hunting with me. Let me know.
- Tue May 27 21:51:44 2008
Wow what a wonderful day at sea. We left Santa Cruz to run across the bay again, and had fabulous action on flat calm seas. We boated early limits of BIG Reds and Olives, plus Blues and Starries to fill in the gaps. If the local officials knew how much fun we were having they would probably arrest us. It was one of those days. We even had about a 20# Salmon follow our rock cod to the boat.
- Mon May 26 17:28:35 2008
Today we had early limits for 4 anglers. The Santa Cruz side of the bay is still slow, so we ran across to Monterey, and had good action right away. We put in early limits of Vermillion, Big Olives, Blues, and Starries with a couple of short lings. The weather was great, and I'm suprised there weren't more boaters out. There's live bait available in the harbor at Bocci Boys receiver, which we caught most of our fish on. The weather looks good for the next few days, so lets go fishing.
- Sat May 24 17:27:55 2008
I'm sorry on my last report I gave the wrong number. Its 465-0639.
- Fri May 23 21:00:26 2008
Have a charter tomorrow with only 2 anglers after a group canceled. I'm going fishing regardless, just to get on the water and fish. Looking for a couple more to help fill the boat. I'm running to Franklin Point for Rock Cod and Halibut. Let me know if you want to fish with us. 831-475-2173. We leave at 7:00 a.m.
- Fri May 23 20:54:21 2008
I've got a couple of avid fishermen, looking to share the boat on May 15. We're looking for a couple more to help fill the boat. I don't mind running the extra miles to make it happen. Lets make it happen. Call me. 831-465-0639.
- Mon May 12 23:20:50 2008
Again today we ran across the bay to some pretty good action. The seas were nice in the morning, and pretty much nice all day on the Monterey side of the bay, until we got about 5 miles out of Santa Cruz. We had the Olives chasing our Mega Baits to the boat with a little chum. We had limits of Rock Cod, mostly Olives, with only one big Red, and four nice lings. If you ever get into the Olive Cod, there a gas on Mega baits on the surface. Hopefully things pick up on the Santa Cruz side.
- Sun May 4 19:14:55 2008
After a slow start on the Santa Cruz side of the bay for Rock Cod, and Lings, we shot over to the Monterey side and got good action. Mostly Reds, with Olives, Blues, White Bellies, Starries, and Lings in the mix. It was a little lumpy in the morning, but the high pressure moved in and laid it down nicely. I don't mind running the extra miles. My job is to put fish on the boat. Lets go fishing.
- Fri May 2 18:12:11 2008
Well finally we get to get out on the water. May 1st is the opener for Lings, Rock Cod and maybe some Halibut. There's a lot of bait in the bay. And hopefully lots of fish. We'll be fishing for Rocks abd Halibut on the opener. I'll be fishing hard.
- Tue Apr 29 0:06:44 2008
Although Salmon has been shut down, were looking forward to a great Rock Cod, Ling Cod and Halibut fisherie starting May 1st.
Also I'll be hunting for Stripers, and Halibut on the beaches. Wish me luck.
- Mon Apr 7 0:41:40 2008
I'm sorry to inform my customers. that I've got an e-mail from Fish and Game, that there will be no opener for Salmon. There are some options on the books to maybe open a few days, but don't hold your breath. The returns up the rivers have been so low, the first reaction is to shut down all Salmon fishing. But the reason has not been posted.
- Tue Mar 25 23:33:49 2008
Salmon season opens on April 5th. I have a couple of people booked for the opener, but are looking for a few more to help fill the boat. The more baits in the water the better. Give me a call if your interested, 831-465-0639.
- Fri Mar 7 17:28:17 2008
Good news. Department of Fish and Game sent me an e-mail notifying us that Salmon season will open on April 5th. We don't know for sure how long it will stay open, so lets get out there and get some Salmon early. I'm taking bookings now for the upcoming season. Give me a call at 831-465-0639.
- Mon Feb 11 11:43:28 2008
The storms of late have been some of the heavies. With hurricane force winds in some areas. This may be a good thing in the long run. Last year we had few storms and rain, with patchy Salmon fishing. This weather pattern is getting back to more of the norm. I'm hoping it pushes more Salmon down our area. I'm taking bookings for the new year, hopefully starting the first weekend of April. Give me a call, to reserve your prefered date.
- Thu Jan 10 0:23:34 2008
Today weather conditions were good most of the day. In the morning we picked up 8 Dungenous Crab, then put in 30 Rock Cod, and 4 Lings for our 5 anglers, and had to release 4 more. The winds picked up in the afternoon.
- Sat Nov 17 19:14:30 2007
Today we ran up to Franklin Point, looking for Rock Cod and Lings. The Rock were scarce but the Lings were on fire. We put in Limits of Ling Cod to 18lbs for our 5 passengers. Plus half limits of Black Cod. Live Sardines were the ticket, the lings were eating them like popcorn. The seas were windy with rain in the morning, then by 10:00 it laid flat. I'll be there again tomorrow.
- Fri Nov 9 19:21:43 2007
Well I have officially pulled the plug on fishing for more Tuna. We covered about a hundred miles of water, and put in one 25lb Tuna today. It makes for a long boat ride. And my job is to put fish in the boat, not take customers for boat rides. We're concentrating now on Crab and Cod combos. The Cod season ends at the end of the month, so if your interested, give me a call 831-465-0639. Also feel free to call me on the boat at 831-212-1832.
- Thu Nov 8 20:40:30 2007
It seems a little late in the season, but the Japan warm curents are still pushing fresh Tuna into the Bay. The numbers are picking up daily. I'm looking forward to going offshore Thursday, hopefully with a load of bait. Kahuna, and other sport fishers are headed out.
- Tue Nov 6 17:17:48 2007
It looks like some fresh Tuna have moved into the bay. This may be our last shot. Lets take advantage of our blessing. I'll be running Thursday, unless i get a booking sooner. Lets go get um.
- Tue Nov 6 17:07:15 2007
Time to put some crab and cod in the boat. Book now.
- Tue Oct 30 19:22:13 2007
A perfect day on the ocean. Light winds with wide open rock cod bite. We put in limits of Reds, Blacks, Blues and Olives, with 4 Nice Lings to 15lbs. And to top off the day, we sat 10 feet from a 14ft Great White feeding on a big sea lion. It was awsome. We watched him feed for agout 15 minutes. The weather was perfect, with little swell.
- Mon Oct 15 22:19:30 2007
The closures up north are mostly from ano nuevo and just north of the island, out to the red buoy. There are still a lot of good rock piles still available up the hill from Ano, plus one of my favorite Halibut drifts still open. If the currents and water conditions are right, we wreck um there. Also from Davenport down the hill is still open. Don't think all Rock Cod and Ling Cod areas are closed. There is still a lot of my favorite areas still open. I'm looking forward to the Crab opener, where we do combo trips for Crab and Ling and Rock Cod, and maybe some Halibut. I'm looking forward to eating some Dungenous Crab. Fall is some of the best water conditions in the area. Lets go wreck um.
- Thu Oct 4 0:49:09 2007
Today we had a hollywood crew, and left the docks at 10:00. With dirty water, winds, jelly's, and crap in the water, we managed to put in limits of Rock Cod, and 4 Lings. To get some quality Cod, I think we have to move up to Davenport and above.
- Mon Oct 1 19:32:22 2007
The Albacore fishing has been slow for us the last two days, with only 2 Tuna each day. I'll be gone until next Thursday. Need a little R & R.
- Sun Sep 23 23:35:58 2007
Just a not to anglers. I'm only taking charters for people that want to book the boat, and put there own crew together. My phone is ringing off the hook for singles wanting to hop on the boat. You need to get at least a group of 4 to charter the boat. I can't do it. For Tuna I work a 12 hour day, and I just have enough time to answer e-males, eat some dinner, shower, and get ready for the next day. I hope you understand. I'm a one man operation. The Tuna fishing is the best I've seen in years.
- Sun Sep 16 21:09:52 2007
Today the fishing was still great, but in rough seas. We powered through the nasty waters and got to the grounds. It didn't take long. We had a boat of good fishermen, and they ended the day with 42 Albies to 26lbs by noon. The fish were charging the boat. Bait presentation means everything. About 75 percent of our fish were on bait.
- Sun Sep 16 20:03:22 2007
The Tuna fishing just keeps getting better and better. We were about 38 miles out of Santa Cruz when we put in our trolling gear. It took about 2 minutes to get a tripple hook up. We moved a little further out, hooked up and sat on a school of Tuna for about an hour and a half. We put in 40 Albies by 11:00. The fish were charging our baits, and wouldn't leave. Pluged the fish hold and a 160 ice chest.
- Sat Sep 15 18:34:48 2007
Another georgous day offshore. I had a 3 man charter today that put in 28 Albies. The size wasn't what I wanted to see, but sometimes you get what you get. I'll be out again tomorrow. The weather update looks good thru Sunday at least.
- Fri Sep 14 21:01:29 2007
What a fantastic day at sea. We left the docks at 5:00am, and were in the tuna by 7:30. We put in the troll lures and didn't go 5 minutes and had a tripple. It all continued to get better after that. We saw so many jumpers, we would troll near them throwing baits, and they ran to the boat. We ended the day with 35 Albies to 27lbs. Most of our fish were in the low to upper 20's. I heard boats further up the hill catching fish, but small. The ocean was grease flat all day. We'll be out again tomorrow.
- Sat Sep 8 20:50:22 2007
Just a note for tuna fishermen. We take advantage of the weather conditions when its right. All Tuna trips are at the mercy of the weather. So I keep a close eye on the weather. So if you book a date, it all depends on the conditions. Hopefully If we can't get offshore, you might opt for something inshore. Let me know when you try to book a trip.
- Fri Sep 7 20:54:26 2007
The fishing near Santa Cruz has been so iffy, I decided to run to the Island. What a great decision. We put in limits of big Reds, Olives, Blues and Blacks. Unfortunately no Lings. The seas were greese all day. The weather looks great offshore, and thats where we'll be tomorrow. Tuna, yea.
- Fri Sep 7 20:24:59 2007
Today we had 2 anglers that charterd the boat. It wasn't easy, we had to work for fish to get limits. The currents were running fast up hill, and nothing was schooled up. We ended up with limits of rock fish, and 2 nice lings. There was a lot of ugly water, that looked like suege discharge.
- Wed Sep 5 18:33:35 2007
Today we had 5 anglers on the boat, and put in 50 Rock fish, with 15 Vermillion to 8lbs. But only one Ling Cod. It was nice of the winds to hold off until we got our limits. We tried for Halibut inshore, with only one shorty.
- Sun Sep 2 18:36:43 2007
We tried to go offshore for tuna saturday, only to get blown off the water. The weather the last week was so perfect, it let us load the boat with tuna. We were hoping the weather offshore was better, but it wasn't. The forcast looks bleek for the next week. Hopefully another high pressure will move into the area, leting us get out again. The fish are still there.
- Sat Sep 1 18:59:42 2007
Another fantastic day offshore. On the pictures page you'll see 12 of the 23 Tuna Our six anglers put on the boat today. I was a little frustrated early having some greenhorns on the boat, but as the day went on they started getting the hang of it. There probably going to hear me in their sleep screaming, FOLLOW YOUR FISH. I estimate we lost another 15 fish to back lashes, slicing off fish, or just breaking off fish with too much drag. Thats fishing. There were so many Tuna at 50/52 where we started, and finished up at 49/48, I wanted to stop trolling and just bait fish on Jumpers and birds.
- Sun Aug 26 20:19:45 2007
What a beautiful day on the water. Flat calm seas all day. And Glenn and his crew of 5 put in 26 Tuna to 35lbs. They were a pleasure to fish with. There weren't any jumpers or many birds, but we could meter the fish on the scope. We stoped short of the 601, at 57/57, and trolled towart the Guide, but never had to go that far. Most of our fish were caught at 58/04. The seas were calm yesterday also, which gave us a direction to head. We'll be out again tomorrow.
- Sat Aug 25 21:07:27 2007
Finally the winds have laid down so we can do some hunting for Tuna. There were a few hard cores out today that I think might have passed them up. There's a strong surge of hot water pushing up from the south, and I hope to intersept it tomorrow. I see no need to run past 50 miles. Becuse of the Satellite overcast, we have no SST picture, so its back to old school. Actually I like the hunt. If it works your a star, if it doesn't, your a bum.
- Fri Aug 24 21:18:18 2007
Today we ran to Ano Nuevo. I had a boat of great fishermen, that actually brought all the own gear and artificial baits. I estimate they lost over a hundred bucks of gear on the rocks. But what a gas. They didn't want to keep any of the smaller fish like Blues and Blacks, so we put on big baits for big fish. Caught 4 limits of Lings to 16lbs, with a nice box of Reds. Allen Sansano is always a pleasure to fish with, plus we had Allen Bushnell and his crew. I appologise not remembering there names, so I blame it on old age.
- Sat Aug 18 19:39:38 2007
Today we had 4 anglers on the boat from Belfast Ireland. What a fantastic group of agressive anglers. One was a Silver medal winner on the european tour of boxing. But that didn't make them great anglers. But they put in early limits of Vermillion, Olives, Blues and blacks to 13lbs. Plus one nice ling to 12lbs. Some of the nicest fisherpersons I've had on the boat.
- Fri Aug 17 18:51:00 2007
Today wasn't the most easy day fishing. The winds blew hard, but we managed to beat our way up to Ano, to put in 6 limits of Olives, Blues, Blacks, China Cod, and 4 nice lings. The forcast looks like wind for most of the week, but that can change. Trying for Tuna in winds like today is out of the question. Safety is always number one.
- Sun Aug 12 18:47:50 2007
The weather today was pretty sloppy, but we still managed to put in limits of Rock Cod, and a couple of Lings for our customers. Reds, Blues, Blacks, and Olives were abundent. I hope that Ano Nuevo weather stays fishable. I would love to run there tomorrow.
- Sat Aug 11 19:34:34 2007
Today we ran to Ano Nuevo and put in limits of Olives, Blues, and Blacks, plus 7 Ling Cod to 17lbs for our 6 anglers. The weather was great in the morning, but the winds picked up in the afternoon. Fortunately we were done before they kicked in. There may not be much more time to fish the island, so I'm taking advantage of the last few days. I love that place. Its a crying shame there closing it. Sport fishing there has no adverse effect what so ever.
I don't want to get started on that. So I'll leave on a happy note. We had three kids on the boat that were having the time of there life. I hate to see that vanish. Its a god given right to take your kids on the ocean to spend quality time and show them the endless mass of life at sea.
- Fri Aug 10 18:10:02 2007
Today we powered our way up to the island, and in windy conditions managed to put in limits of Blacks, Blues, Vermillion, Olives and 4 Ling Cod for our four anglers. The weather forcast is for 15 to 25kts of wind for the next couple of days. That makes it hard to try for Tuna.
- Sat Aug 4 18:14:54 2007
Today the weather was great so I ran our 5 anglers to Ano. It was like the old days again. Limits of Big Blues, Blacks, Reds and olives, with 7 Lings to 15lbs. There was only one other boat there besides me. The winds did start pucking up a bit by noon, but we were done by then.
- Fri Aug 3 18:32:28 2007
What a beautiful day offshore. The winds never picked up over 5kts, and the fishing was good. We put in 15 Albacore to 30lbs, and one Yellow Tail. On one bait stop we put in 9 Albies on bait. Having good anglers on the boat we didn't lose any fish to tangles. Well maybe one. Check our pictures page to see six of our Tuna and the Yellow Tail.
- Wed Aug 1 20:25:49 2007
Just waned to post available bookings I have for the 29th and 30th. Everybody wanted to go offshore for Tuna, but the winds continue to blow. Inshore in the bay and a ways up the coast are fine. So if your looking to go Rock Cod, Ling Cod, or Halibut fishing in the next couple of days, I'm open.
It is pretty frustating know this is some of the best Tuna waters we've seen for the last couple of years, and the winds won't let us enjoy. Hopefully things offshore will change soon.
- Sat Jul 28 18:11:33 2007
The winds have been a problem for the last couple of days. Today we put in just short of limits for our guys. It's hard to stay on the rocks with the drift so fast. The Tuna are offshore, and its driving us nuts not being able to get out there. In rough seas we can't make a good bate presentation, plus our troll lines keep tangling. The weather reports don't look good through the weekend. So were fishing inshore.
- Tue Jul 24 20:24:30 2007
Today we ran up the coast before the winds picked up. We put in 4 ea4ly limits for our anglers, plus one big Ling, and a 15lb Halibut.
- Sun Jul 22 19:35:13 2007
Today the winds were up in the morning offshore, so we opted for Rock Cod. Stayed local today loaded the boat, then tried for Halibut, but nothing. I heard of very few Halibut caught all day. The winds were blowing outside all day, and the counts were small. Most boats had from 3 to 6 Tuna. Thats a lot of down time between bites. The weather forcast for the upcoming week doesn't look good.
- Sat Jul 21 18:28:37 2007
Today we stayed inshore, finding nice Rock Cod close to home. We put in limits of big Olives, Reds, and big Blues for our anglers early. Then tried for some Halibut in the afternoon to no availe.
- Fri Jul 20 18:21:54 2007
What a fantastic day on the ocean. Today we ran out about 35 miles on flat calm seas all day, and put in 17 Albacore up to 27lbs. All our fish were in the 20's. Doubles, triples and a few on live bait. It doesn't get any better. Tomorrow is forcasted to about the same.
- Tue Jul 17 22:21:51 2007
Today we fished local to put in limits of nice Reds, Blues, olives and one nice ling. The weather was fantastic, and heard of a few Halibut being cautht. The Salmon fishing was good if your looking for Silvers.
- Sun Jul 15 19:10:46 2007
Today was a little challenging on the water. With windy seas its hard to make a good bait presention. But being persistant, we put in 3 Tuna on the troll, then moved south where the fish were more eager to eat our baits. We fished off Carmel later in the day to hook up 2 more fish on the troll and put in 4 more on live baits, ending our day with 10 Albies. Light tackle is where its at. There's nothing like feeling a tuna pick up your bait. The winds are forcasted to continue thru tomorrow.
- Sat Jul 14 20:51:40 2007
I just got back from up north, and all the way home my phone was ringing off the hook. My good friend Willy on the Danali II, left the Salmon grounds near Moss Landing the day after we put in 10 Salmon, but it seemed to die. He ran offshore not more than 10 miles past the weather buoy, and found piles of Tuna. Called in another boat, puting in 17 Tuna. The Tuna are out there, and it all depends if the weather will let us get there or not.
- Thu Jul 12 18:18:52 2007
Finally the Salmon fishing started picking up today. We had 5 anglers on the boat and put in 10 King Salmon by 11:30. There's quite a few small fish in the mix, so you have to sort thru them. We fished near Moss Landing.
- Tue Jul 10 18:03:36 2007
Today we had a nice variety of Reds, Blue, and Brownies. But the best catch of the day by far was a 43lb Halibut. What a slug. We tried for Salmon in the morning, but no takers. I only heard of 2 Salmon caught all day, down by Pajaro.
- Wed Jul 4 23:06:22 2007
Today we ran to Ano and put in limits of lings to 18lbs, 8 Vermillion, and finished off our limits with nice Blacks, Blues and Cabazon. The weather was a little lumpy on the way up, making it hard to stay on the Rocks. But, using the drift to our advantage, covered a lot of ground.
- Mon Jul 2 20:22:10 2007
The fishing for Salmon was slow today. The winds came up early making it difficult. There were a few Halibut caught in front of the harbor. Hopefully the winds will lay down soon. I have 2 people looking for a couple more for Monday July 1st. Give me a call.
- Sat Jun 30 22:21:30 2007
Today the seas were a little lumpy, but the fish didn't care. We fished for Rock Cod today, and put in limits of beautiful Olives, Reds, Blues and White belly's. We fished off Monterey in about 200ft of water, and had limits by 10:00.
- Sat Jun 23 16:44:46 2007
The fishing for Salmon today started of great puting in our first 20 pounder in about 5 minutes after we put in our gear. We boated our second fish about 20 minutes after that, then it shut off like a switch. For a couple of hours we had no takers, then put in our third fish around noon. The bite seems to best in the morning. We ended the day with 3 Salmon.
- Fri Jun 15 18:54:05 2007
Checking in with the local boats on my dock today, Salmon fishing was fantastic. My dock partner, willy, put in 4 Salmon to 29lbs cleaned for two anglers today. And back at the docks by 10:00 am. Thats great fishing. Willy doesn't like following the fleet, like myself. The fish are moving, so no reason to follow the sheep. I think the tip of the hole might be good tomorrow.
- Thu Jun 14 22:22:31 2007
I've had a cancellation on the books for Sunday the 17th. I've got a couple of anglers, wanting to fish that date, but need a couple more to help fill the boat. I know its fathers day, but after all, it is your day. Cowboy up dad, and lets go fishing. Let me know.
- Thu Jun 14 16:48:37 2007
The bite was early today. We put in 5 Salmon by 9:00am, then the bite slowed. We had a few more take downs around noon, but no solid takers. The fish ranged from 10 to 17lbs. The swell was up some today, but the winds held off. It looks like the fish are scattering. Concentrations of bait were hard to find.
- Mon Jun 11 22:19:26 2007
Well I was right. Some new schools of Salmon have moved into the bay. We started the day fishing Rock Cod, and put in limits by 10:00. Then moved over in front of Mulligans, to put in 2 nice Salmon to 38lbs. What a nice hog. We lost 4 more at the boat, or just came unbuttoned. I'll be starting there first thing in the morning.
- Sun Jun 10 20:21:06 2007
I just wanted to add a thank you note to everyone sending me mail with best wishes for pops. I don't know how to thank you enough. He was a stuburn man, and kicked my ass regular. Now I love him for it.
- Sat Jun 9 20:22:44 2007
Today we ran across the bay to put in quality Rock Cod. Beautiful Olives to 5lbs. Reds to 4lbs and numerous other Cod. The Monterey side of the bay is holding nice cod. The Salmon were scarce, but it looks like there might be some new fish moving into the bay. We'll be fishing Mulligans for Salmon tomorrow.
- Sat Jun 9 18:52:58 2007
I appoligize to everyone trying to book a trip to go fishing. The last week I've been in Chico taking care of pops. He's not doing well. And family always takes priority. I'll be back up north on Monday thru Thursday. Then its back to catching fish. But for now, I have to take care of family. I'm sure you understand.
- Sun Jun 3 18:16:36 2007
Today we fished for rock cod in the morning, puting limits for my four anglers, then went outside in about 240ft of water to put in three nice Salmon to 31lbs. All the fish aren't in deep water. Steve, Jeff, and Dinamo Dan, are always a pleasure.
- Sun May 27 20:14:05 2007
The Salmon again was great. It started of a little slow in the morning, puting in one fish early, then had a slow period until about noon. We moved up the hill and found birds and miles of bait. Fishing the edges we put in 4 more Salmon in about an hour. All slugs. Our fished ranged from 20 to 30.4lbs. Again the weather held off nicely. We trolled straight baits all day.
- Sat May 26 19:43:03 2007
I would just like to add a simple update. Don't get to complicated. We caught all our fish on straigt baits. No flashers, and no iron. Keep it simple. If you know how to rig a tandom hook straight bait, you'll catch all the fish you want.
- Fri May 25 20:11:38 2007
Another georgous day on the water. Our 5 anglers put in 6 nice kings, from 15 to 30lbs. Lost another 4 from tangles or just came unbuttoned. The weather people were misleading again. The waters were perfect all day. I've heard reports from other boats around the bay that were getting scores also. Today we fished the upper side of the Soquel Hole, but the fish seemed to be on the move in the afternoon. So no telling where they'll be tomorrow. The quality of fish is beautiful.
- Fri May 25 19:28:01 2007
Today ended up being great. The weather was perfect all day. We had to do a little hunting to find the fish, but when we did, they were slugs. We ended the day with 5 Salmon, the smallest was 20lbs, and the giggest weighed in at 32lbs for our four anglers. Dave and his crew were great as always.
- Thu May 24 20:45:29 2007
Today we started off our fishing trip looking for Salmon. After puting in our gear, we put in a double hook up right away. Thinking it was going to be good, that was our only Salmon bites all day. We fished the tip of Soquel.
- Wed May 23 20:26:55 2007
Today we had early limits of Rock Cod and some nice Lings. Mostly reds, with 4 lings to 12lbs, for our 4 anglers. The winds held off until after noon.
- Mon May 21 1:08:28 2007
The weather today was great until about 11:00, but by then we had our limits of big Reds,Olives,Brown and Blue Rock Cod, with one shy of limits of Lings to 15lbs, for our four anglers, up to 15lbs. The Salmon bite is slow. I only heard of a couple of Salmon caught all day. There may be salmon up the hill, but the weather conditions don't let us do much hunting. Hopefully the high presure off shore will move in, and let us do more scouting.
- Sat May 19 19:05:45 2007
As a charter boat captain, my job is to try my best to put as many fish on the boat I can. The few Halibut being caught in front of the harbor, dosn't constitute counts of fish for my passeners. we need more. Today we covered miles of water to try and find Salmon, but they are scarce. We did however end up on a pile of fish a few miles out of Santa Cruz around noon to put in a load of Rocks and Lings.
- Fri May 18 18:41:19 2007
Today we started fishing the outer South Rock in about 107ft. The Vermillions were hanging big. We put in 40 Cod and 30 were big Reds. Then the winds picked up and we couldn't stay on the rock.Try'd for flaties later in the day to no avail.
- Tue May 15 20:16:42 2007
Today was a great day on the water Our 4 anglers put in 7 Salmon. 5 weithing in over 20lbs, with the largest, 24lbs. Adam and his crew were a pleasure to fish with. The seas were a little bumpy up the hill, but very fishable.
- Fri May 11 21:09:38 2007
Today we fished up the hill out of Santa Cruz for Rock Cod and lings. We ended the day with limits of big Olives, blues, blacks and vermillion. With the biggest Red weighing in at 12lbs, with 5 nice Lings. Check the picture page for a look. Tomorrow we'll be going to the same area.
- Wed May 9 20:38:09 2007
Today our 6 anglers put in limits of assorted Rock Cod With 4 nice Lings to 15lbs. It was t-shirt weather with flat seas all day. We fished the Monterey side of the bay. On the way home, we ran into Red Tides running out to the canyon. Tomorrow we're going to the island to see whats up. And if the rocks aren't biting, we'll go outside to look for Salmon.
- Tue May 8 19:38:04 2007
Today fishing slowed a bit, but we managed to put in 4 Salmon, for our 4 anglers. The fish were a little more spread out, and had to do some hunting. The water was calm most of the day, with light winds in the afternoon. We fished Soquel Hole.
- Sat Apr 28 19:05:29 2007
The big fish are here. Today we put in 4 salmon to 26lbs, and other boats, had some fish to 30lbs. We had plenty of hookups, but lost 4 solid hook sets. Barbless hooks are a night mare. We'll be out again tomorrow.
- Fri Apr 27 20:58:00 2007
Today we had two anglers that chartered the hole boat. We ended up with limits for them, and one for the skipper. A total of 5 nice Kings to 26lbs. The weather held off nice until after noon. We fished the east side of Soquel Hole. Nice to see the fish moving closer to Santa Cruz.
- Tue Apr 24 19:40:42 2007
Today the waters on the bay were calm. We started of fishing near Moss Landing, but no fish. We moved to Pt. Penos, and put in 4 Salmon to 22lbs, and lost two at the boat, and two more we never saw. The bite came on strong around 1:00, and shut down for us by 2. The conditions look to be good for tomorrow.
- Sat Apr 21 20:42:28 2007
Just an update for Monday the 23rd. I had a charter that had to cancel. So I have an open boat charter going out on Monday the 23rd. If I can't get any takers, I'm going myself. The fishing is getting that good. Give me a call at 831-465-0639 if your available. Lets go fish.
- Thu Apr 19 18:36:30 2007
Finally the winds laid down today, and the fishing is getting better every day. Most of my friends that went out today, had limits before noon, with some fish over the 30# range. Conditions are supposed to hold nice thru the weekend. Can't wait to get out tomorrow.
- Thu Apr 19 18:24:20 2007
Today we had some rain, but the winds didn't start picking up until after we got in a full day. We ended up with 6 nice Salmon to 24lbs, for our 5 passengers. We had to cancel our trip for tomorrow. the winds are supposed to howl.
- Sat Apr 14 19:13:51 2007
The fishing is starting to pick up a bit. But they seem to be concentrated in a small are off Monterey. Hopefully some new bait and fish will start moving into the bay soon. We picked up 3 Kings today from 15 to 25lbs, and lost 3 more at the boat. Nice fish. The weather is predicted to be good for tomorrow.
- Fri Apr 13 21:11:01 2007
Sorry for the lack of a fishing report yesterday. But I had a problem with my computer. But all is well now. The overall Salmon fishing is not what what we expected for the opener, but there's still some nice Salmon being caught. Because the normal hot spots are not producing, were having to do some hunting. I LOVE THE HUNT. After 35 years fishing the Monterey Bay area, sometimes I have to think outside the norm. I think the larger schools are further offshore. So tomorrow I'm not waisting my time in the bay to catch dinks, but rather move off shore a bit. I did some set and drift calcs, to see how fast the currents are moving, and what direction. Hopefully, I can intercept their movement.
- Sun Apr 8 20:08:23 2007
The reports continue to be good for the opener. Still lots of bait, with fish balling them up. From Soquel hole to the soldiers club looks good. Chlorophil levels are holding to keep the bait local. I love to start off mooching when the fish are holding in large schools, but if they scatter, we put out the troll rigs. Catching fish is the name of the game. Lets go fishing.
- Mon Apr 2 22:19:01 2007
The conditions in the bay look great. Running for a crab trip, the bait was thick, birds pounding everywhere, the clorophil levels are perfect, and the water temp is right. And a few reports of anglers fishing for Mackerel and Sand Dabs are picking up accidental Salmon. I'm starting to get excited about the opener. Looks like it might be a good one.
- Thu Mar 22 19:36:37 2007
What a nice surprise on the bay today. After we finished pulling our crab pots, we saw a lot of birds working on the surface. We started throwing Mega Baits, and Fish Traps, and pulled in 10 nice Barracuda to 4ft long. These normally don't start showing until later in the season. There a lot of fun. Also the crabs are still going good.
- Tue Mar 13 17:50:36 2007
Thursdsay, March 1, 2007 at 12:42:43
Salmon season is just over a month away. The conditions
look good with lots of bait in the bay, and were hoping for a
great opener. Were still doing Crab trips now with good counts.
If the Humbolt Squid show on our side of the bay, we also run
for those. Rock Cod and Ling Cod season opens on May 1st, and
were going to combo Crab and Rock trips then. Give me a call and
lets get out on the water.
Date: Monday, February 12, 2007 at 19:42:43
Well Fish and Game has extended our Rock Cod season
this year, but shortened our Salmon season by 6 days. The opener
for Salmon will be April 7th, and Rock Cod opens May 1st. I'm
already getting bookings for the Salmon opener. To get the dates
you want, call early.
Date: Friday, October 27, 2006 at 19:46:18
The Rock Cod fishing continues to be great at the Island. With limits of Reds, Olives, Blues and Blacks, with big Lings and a few Cabazone. The sport boats are still picking up good scores of Tuna off shore. The soft warm weaters are holding some nice counts. After a Saturday Rock Cod trip, I'm taking the boat outside. I want to find these Tuna, and hopefully plug the boat. If there's anyone that wants to take the run, give me a call. 465-0639
Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 19:42:43
The waters off the Dog Bone look to good to pass up. We're running offshore for Tuna tomorrow. I have a boat of good fishermen. If there there, we'll put in the mileage to find them. I have hi hopes. We'll be leaving the docks by 6.
Monday, October 16, 2006 at 20:37:09
The fishing at the Island was some of the best I've seen. The Lings were thick. We had limits of nice lings before we had limits of Rock Cod. This was due in part from the fantastic Sardines we had for bait. Sardines are Ling Candy. After we put in limits of Lings, we filled the boat with big Olives, Reds, Blues and Blacks. The quality of fish was big and many.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 22:16:36
Today the fishing was great again. We ended up with limits of Blues, Blacks, Olives, and Vermillions. With 5 Ling Cod. The winds were out of the south which made for a little bumpy ride home. But no problem. We're starting to gear up for Crab and Rock combo trips come November. I can already taste the Crab.
Saturday, October 7, 2006 at 23:49:10
Another great day at the island. We boated limits of Reds, Blues, Blacks,and olives. With 5 lings to 15 lbs.The weather was great.
Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 23:41:28
The fishing at Ano Nuevo continues to be great. We boated limits of Vermillion, Olives, Blues, and Blacks, with 6 Lings to 18lbs for our charter today. The weather continues to be perfect.
Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 22:28:11
Today we tried some new waters for Tuna. We fished south of the Dog Bone, almost to Sur Canyon. All the signs were there, but no fish. We had great deep blue water, with temps of 60.5 to 61 degrees. We were hoping some of the fish in Morrow Bay were starting to move up the hill. But not yet.
Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 20:41:23
What a beautiful day on the water. We fished Ano today, with limits of Lings and Rock Fish, for our 5 anglers. The weather was exceptional, and the fish were biting. Lets hope it holds. The Tuna reports offshore were bleek. No Fish. Yesterday we coverded almost 200 miles of water to find no Tuna. I wish I had better news, but the truth is the truth.
Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 20:44:07
The currents were looking for are here. But the down side is the winds are here also. As soon as the winds lay up, we'll be balls to the wall for Tuna. I've got a freezer full of Salmon and Rock Cod, but my favorite is freshly caught, and bled and iced down Tuna. Sushi grade. The winds are supposed to lay up this weekend.
Monday, September 18, 2006 at 21:44:28
Today the seas were rough, but there's still fish in the area. We pounded through it to pick up 7 nice Albies to 25lbs. Let's hope the seas lay down soon.
Monday, September 18, 2006 at 21:31:05
The winds were heavy, but we managed to put in 7 Albies to 25lbs. It's hard do cover much ground in heavy winds.
Sunday, September 17, 2006 at 20:05:35
Today we ran to Ano Nuevo with our 6 passengers. We put in limits of Vermillion, Olives, Blues and Blacks, with 2 Cabazone and 6 Ling Cod to 15lbs. I could hear the boats outside fishing for Tuna, and the bites still on.
Monday, September 11, 2006 at 22:45:03
What a great day. The Tuna have finally arrived. On the charter pictures page you'll see a blood bath of nine tuna we picked up on a bait stop, plus capt. Jimmy holding a weighed 33 pounder. The bait and fish were jumping everywhere. We ended the day with 30 Tuna, mostly in the 20 pound class, with a few bigger fish on the inside of the 601 mount. Hopefully the weather will hold so we can take advantage of these new fish in town.
Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 19:23:34
The weather was perfect today, with limits of Lings for 5 and Limits of Beautiful Reds, Olives, Blues and Blacks, with one Cabazone.
BUT, better late than never, the good news is the Tuna are moving in and making a nice showing of numbers, with some nice size fish. I heard boats outside on the radio catching anywhere from 15 to 25 Tuna. Obviously I'll be running offshore tomorrow. Stay tuned.
Saturday, September 9, 2006 at 21:13:33
The fishing today was work. Currents have changed and we had to scout out our fish. We stopped at a few favorate Halibut spots I like to fish. We picked up one small But, then moved to the Island. Hoping to not make my reports sound redundent, as a fellow fisherman in the harbor mentioned, the bite has slowed a bit. I just try to tell it like it is daily. Thanks Nick.
Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 18:12:37
Today I took the bald headed computer nerd, that does all my website work, out fishing on his birthday. We slept in late and didn't leave the dock until 8:00. The seas were flat, and managed to put in a couple of nice Halibut to 15lbs. If the seas stay this nice, more Halibut will push into the shallows.
Monday, September 4, 2006 at 20:39:40
On the pictures page you'll see a few of the Lings, and Red limits we caught today. The weather was less than desirable. I had to hold the boat into the winds to stay on the good Rock piles. We fished the Island again today. The fish are there, buy its hard to stay on the piles in the winds. Hopefully it lays down in the next couple of days.
Sunday, September 3, 2006 at 20:24:17
The weather continues to be beautiful. Our 4 anglers ended the day with Limits of Lings, and limits of beautiful Rock Cod. We put in an 8 Ling limit to 18lbs, 12 big Vermillion, and rounded off the day with Olives, Blues, and Blacks, with one Cabazone.
Saturday, September 2, 2006 at 20:14:27
Another great day of fishing. The Lings are thick. We had early limits of Lings to 18lbs, there were so many, we had to knock them off the hook on hitch hikers, then topped off our limits of Big Vermilion, Olives, Blues and Blacks for our five anglers. Plus a couple for the captain. The weather is supposed to pick up a bit for the next couple of days. But if it stays down in the morning, we run up the hill.
Friday, September 1, 2006 at 19:40:12
Another beautiful day on the water. Today we put in a 10 Ling Cod limit to 15lbs for our 5 anglers, plus limits of Vermillion, Big Olives, Blues and Blacks. We fished the island again today with greese slick conditions. On the radio I heard a few boats outside picking up low numbers of Tuna. From Santa Cruz your looking at a 60 to 70 mile run. That means a lot of travel time for very few fish. There's some great water way outside, but not duable in a day trip. Lets hope it makes a push inshore.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 21:44:44
Warren and his crew were a pleasure to fish with. We ended the day with limits of Lings, and beautiful Reds to 8lbs. It was nice to get away from the piles of Blues and get some quality fish. The weather held nicely.
Monday, August 28, 2006 at 13:27:18
The fishing up the coast is still great. Yesterday we fished the Island with limits of Reds, Olives, Blues and Blacks, with 5 Nice Ling Cod. The weather was perfect.
Saturday, August 26, 2006 at 19:16:44
What a georgous day on the water. We ran to Ano Nuevo, and had Limits of Lings, big Olives, and after culling out the smaller Blues and Blacks, limits of Rock Cod for six. The weather couldn't have been better. Flat calm all day. I think we'll do the same tomorrow.
Friday, August 25, 2006 at 18:47:21
Today I had a cancellation so I helped out on capt. Jimmy's boat. We ended the day with limits of Blacks, Blues, and Reds, and l 28lb Halibut. The weather looks good for the weekend. There's also a couple of boats running outside looking for Tuna tomorrow. I'll let you know.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 02:27:51
The Ling Cod, and Rock Cod continue to be good up the coast to Ano Nuevo. Most boats are reporting limits at the island. A few more Halibut are being caught if you spend time.
Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 21:28:12
Today we ran for Tuna. We ran over 60 miles, and fished over 30 miles of ocean. No Tuna. There were a couple of boats that got lucky with a couple of fish. The seas were nice,found decent water color outside the 123.00 line, and great temps, but no fish. The sea life just isn't there. I think the few fish being caught just veared off the freeway on there way to Oregon.
Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 22:40:09
Another great day on the ocean. We ran again to the island. Picked up limits of Reds, Olives, Blues and Blacks, with 5 Lings to 14lbs. Fishing and weather have been great. The Tuna are starting to make a bigger showing. Were running offshore on Saturday to keep things honest.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 20:08:35
We ran again to the Island, which paid off big. We boated limits for four of big Lings to 25lbs, with 10 big Vermillion, and finished off limits with Blues and Blacks.
Sunday, August 13, 2006 at 19:44:37
A beautiful day on the water today. Limits for four of Lings to 15lbs, and limits of Vermillion, Olives, Blues and Blacks. If the weather holds this nice, we'll be running for Tuna in the future.
Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 23:25:57
Today was an early bite at the island. We had early limits of Blues, and Blacks, with a few olives mixed in. The winds came up early.We fiahed our way back to the harbor for Halibut. with no luck.
Sunday, August 6, 2006 at 21:50:09
Today we fished for Tuna on the inside waters where a few fish were caught from anglers coming in from the outside waters yesterday. It was a totally morning bite. We hooked three fish on the troll, chummed them to the boat, and hooked three more on bait before we had mega tangles. Fish were biting our baits while were tangled, and I couldn't hand line the fish in fast enough. The Tuna were boiling all around the boat. It sounds like the outer finger of warm currents were producing more fish, but that was another 30 miles out. It pays to not listen to radio fish, and go with your instincts. Thats always worked for me in the past, and I'm going back to what works for me.
Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 19:13:00
What a beautiful day at the island. We boated 4 limits of Ling Cod to 20lbs, and 4 limits of Reds, Blues, and Blacks. The weather was dead flat calm all day. I heard a few boats out on the Tuna grounds, and it sounded like things are picking up. Some of the boats at the guide were in early with all the Tuna they wanted.
Friday, August 4, 2006 at 20:52:30
I just got off the phone with Captain Jimmy, and because the Tuna are off shore more than 50 miles, were thinking of combining our two boats into one for two day trips. Because it involves more than 12 hours on the water, Coast Guard requires more than one captain on board. No problem. We're working out the details now. Were trying to put together the comforts for customers, and food arrangemements. If anybody might interested in a 2 day trip, please give us some input.
Friday, August 4, 2006 at 20:17:18
The last two days have been limits of Rock Cod. Catching nice Olives, Blacks, and Blues. Culling out the smaller fish. Tomorrow, weather permitting, were going to Ano Nuevo. There's been some Red Tide moving up and down the coast, and hopefully it's left Ano. The waters offshore have been receiving some harder lines of curents, which may bring in some new schools of Tuna. If so, I can't wait to run offshore. We'll see what happens tomorrow.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 20:33:34
What a great day on the ocean. The weather forcast was for winds that never happened. We ran to Ano Nuevo, and had constant action. We boated 5 limits of Lings to 15lbs, 14 big Vermillion, Olives to 6lbs and finished our limits of Rock Cod with nice Blue's and Blacks. It was one of those days the weathermen were wrong.
Sunday, July 23, 2006 at 21:05:46
The trip up the coast was a gas. Our first drop boated a 22lb Halibut. Moving up we boat 6 Lings to 19lbs, and limits of Blacks, Blues, Olives, and Reds. The weather turned a bit nasty after noon. On the pictures page, three of or four anglers are holding up there larger chatches of the day.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 18:39:47
The last two days we've been fishing for Rock Cod, with limits for 6 on Monday of assorted Blues, Blacks, Big Olives, and Reds. On Tuesday we had early limits of the same for 4 anglers. The number of King Salmon has droped some but not the size. There's been 30 and 40 pounders weighed in daily. Today I even heard of a couple over 50.
Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 19:09:29
Todsy was flat cslm until noon, when the winds kicked in and got nasty in a hurry. We managed to hook 11 big Salmon, put 4 in the boat, one came unbuttoned, and the fur bags ate 6. There's some big fish out there. Our biggest weight in at 30lbs+. I'm switching to stronger gear to try and horse these fish to the boat before the Sea Lions have there way.
Sunday, July 9, 2006 at 19:03:04
A new school of Salmon has moved into the bay. I talked to quite a few boaters that fished the south side of Moss Landing, all with early limits. The fish ranged from the 10 to 25lb class, with a few larger fish mixed in. I've got openings for the upcoming weekdays, so give me a call and lets load up on some nice Salmon.
Saturday, July 8, 2006 at 18:56:48
There's not huge schools of salmon in the bay, but there's some hogs. Today we boated 2 King Salmon, with the largest weighing in at 31.9lbs. We lost another one that looked to be about the same size, and another 20 pounder next to the boat. Also we released 7 Silvers at the boat to 15lbs.
Friday, July 7, 2006 at 19:10:56
The fishing was a mix today. The boats in the Soquel whole were catching a few keeper Kings ' in between the silvers. The largest scores came trolling for Halibut on the inside. The waters were calm through the morning. Today we put in limits of Rock Cod, with a couple of Lings.
Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 19:36:18
Having a day off my friend Mike and I fished just out of the harbor to get some fish in our freezers. We put in 3 nice lings and a 20lb Halibut early and went home. The weather continues to be a mother outside, making it hard to fish up the coast. And the forcast for the upcoming week looks the same.
Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at 08:47:55
Yesterday we fished out in front of Santa Cruz for Salmon. After releasing 17 Cojo Salmon, we finally put in a nice 23lb King. The weather was nice until noon.
Sunday, July 2, 2006 at 19:51:58
Today we beat it up the coast again. But well worth the trip. Our first drop boated an 18lb Halibut, and a 20lb Ling hitch hiker. We got blown off Ano by 11:00. But before we did we boated some huge Reds, Lings, and limits of Rock Cod. The weather looks bleek for the week. But talking to my friend Dale on the Kumu, it looks like there some Kings below the Silvers near the hole. So we may try that tomorrow.
Saturday, July 1, 2006 at 20:25:17
Today the winds were a little brisk and a bit cold. But we ran to Ano Nuevo at a slower pace than I would like. We however manage to pick up limits of a mixed bag of Reds, Olives, Blacks and Blues. Along with 8 Lings to 15lbs, and one Cabazone. It looks like the winds are gonna give us no mercy. Tomorrow may be lumpy.
Friday, June 30, 2006 at 20:37:09
Today was another georgous day up the coast. Our six anglers boated 7 King Salmon to 20lbs, and lost another 6 near the boat. Tomorrow is the opener for Rock Cod season. Everything looks promising, and I'm looking forward to fish tacos.
Thursday, June 29, 2006 at 20:15:32
Today we headed up the coast again. We had 4 anglers that hooked 7 King Salmon and boated 3 to 25lbs. The weather was georgous all day. If the the weather holds we're gonna head up again tomorrow. There just to big to pass up.
Friday, June 23, 2006 at 21:46:16
Today to get away from the same boring fishing with few fish, we ventured north to try and find more Salmon. The weather was good, and our first drop pulled in a 17lb Salmon. I found the currents moving fast up the coast. So following the currents we hooked 5 more Kings and put 3 in the boat. The currents are moving fast which makes it hard to stay on the bait.
Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 10:52:42
I had a cancelation for Saturday, June 24. If interested in going out on Saturday give me a call at 831-465-0639.
Saturday, June 17, 2006 at 21:49:53
The Cojo fishing continues to be wide open. We fished until 10:30, when three of our four man charter turned belly up. The weather was sloppy in the morning, but laid down nicely around 9:30. Chris and his crew were a pleasure to have on the boat, and I hope things work out better next time.
Friday, June 16, 2006 at 18:56:14
The weather today was great, and so was the fishing. We picked up over 30 Salmon today, unfortunetly they were all Cojo Salmon we're not allowed to keep. The action is a hot and heavy, but it would be nice to put some fish in the box.
Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 20:28:46
Things are picking up. Today we had 4 anglers that boated 6 King Salmon to 18lbs, and released 6 more Cojo Salmon to 10bs. Its a shame we can't keep any Silvers, there's so many out there. Ben and his crew were a pleasure to fish with as always. Its nice to have agressive fisher people on the boat. Also a special thanks to the newly named Silver Bullet on the boat. A lady that caught 5 Silvers, and her agressiveness was a pleasure to fish with. I look forward to fishing with them again.
Friday, June 9, 2006 at 19:29:44
Today the fishing was decent. We put in 3 King Salmon to 14lbs, and of course had to let go 4 Silvers. The weather held off, so we had no problem puting in a hole day. Tomorrow I'm gonna start a little further up the hill. The currents were sliding down slowly. And because nobodies been fishing up the coast, there may be new fish moving in. But we'll never know until we take a look.
Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 17:57:13
Finally fishing is starting to pick up. It's ironic that it happens the day after commercial fishing is over in the bay. But whatever. Today we fished the tip of the hole, and found little bait. Looking for new waters we ventured to Moss Landing area, and found new schools of fish moving into the bay. I had two anglers that charterd the whole boat. We had two double hook ups, and two more single hookups, which gave us our limits. So for the day we had limits for our anglers, and limits for the captain as well. Dave and Greg were a pleasure to fish with, and brought, on the spur of the moment great luck.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 21:01:12
Today they were still scratchy for my crew. We picked up one king and one silver we released. There was another boat next to us catching limits by noon for three anglers. Bob is the man. Whatever he was using was sucking the fish to their boat. The right sound waves under water, makes a difference when your trolling. I hate trolling.
Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 21:08:12
Today we started our day just below Davenport, with no bait or marks of Salmon. We moved down to the tip of Soquel Hole, and picked up one Salmon weighing in at 12lbs. The season is still slow, and waiting for another school to move in the bay seems to be wishfull thinking. Hopefully the seas will lay down enough to start bringing in more Halibut in the shallows. It's just a matter of time for the currents to make a surge into the bay to change everything.
Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 20:44:13
Again we fished a little north of Davenport, and landed two Salmon to 26lbs. The water was ugly in the morning, then calmed down in the afternoon. There's big fish in the area, but not big counts. Bait is scattered.
Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 23:21:41
Today our six anglers fished just north of Davenport, ending the day with 2 Salmon to 15lbs. The weather was calm all day. We'll be heading that way again tomorrow.
Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 19:12:11
It seems Salmon fishing is starting to pick a bit. Today we hooked 6 Salmon and put 3 in the boat from 16 to 19.5lbs on the scale. There's plenty of bait in the bay, and hopefully new migraters coming in will stay to stuff their belly's. Check our picture page to see todays catch.
Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 20:25:46
Today we fished straight out of Santa Cruz. We only boated one Salmon, at 12lbs, lost two at the boat, and released one shaker. There was plenty of bait in the area. It looks like the few fish that are around are following the schools of bait out front.
Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 11:29:39
I have an open boat for Sunday May 7. If interested give me a call at 831-465-0639.
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 20:51:48
I have numerous dates during the week with people looking for more to fill the boat.If interested for dates from May 4 to May 12 give a call.
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 20:11:07
Good news. All the three mile bounderies have been lifted and were back to the full ocean fishery we had last year. This could mean a lot, some of the big fish we caught last year were outside the bounderies. I contribute most of the changes in effect to Coastsidefishingclub.com. There focus on the problem, along with their members, helped show the reality of the problem.
Friday, April 28, 2006 at 19:44:10
Today we fished the tip of the Soqel Hole. The weather was nasty in the morning, but laid down nice after 9:00. The bite was slow with only one fish for the day. As the saying goes, misery loves company. Which means it was slow for everybody. Some trollers did better covering more ground.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 22:08:48
The larger schools of Salmon seemed to have moved out of the bay. The water is becoming very clear, with a low level of chlorophyll. I have a full boat on Friday, and weather permiting I'll be running up the coast. Where schools of bait and whales have been reported.
Sunday, April 23, 2006 at 20:33:43
It looked like a good day to do maintance on the boat. Changed Oil and listened to the reports offshore. Seems some got a few and others didn't. The currents were moving, and the winds were brisk. Tomorrow I'm going to do some hunting in new waters. The reports today were acceptable. I'll let you know how I do.
Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 15:41:48
The fishing is still going good. I had a cancellation for Sunday April 23rd and 24th. If your interested give me a call. 831-465-0639.
Friday, April 21, 2006 at 19:59:10
The weather called for more winds than we had today. It was beautiful until around 1:00 when the winds started kicking up a bit. We boated 8 Salmon to 14lbs for our 5 anglers. And as usual lost 3 more at the boat and numerous other bites. The bait was easy to find, and getting away from the fleet produced more bites.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 20:01:12
Today was a beautiful day on the water before noon. The bait was thick and the fish were biting. After noon the winds kicked and we switched to trolling. Missed numerous bites mooching, and the kelp got so thick we lost more fish trolling. We had our chances, but ended the day getting 2 first Salmon for two young anglers on the boat.
Monday, April 17, 2006 at 17:35:10
Finally some great weather on the bay. Seas were calm, and the sun was shining. Today we fished up and out of Moss Landing with David Chyuwei and his hard working crew of food fishermen. We ended up with our 8 Salmon limit for our our 4 angler charter by noon, and back in the harbor by 12:30. Lots of bait in the area.
Friday, April 14, 2006 at 21:54:22
We did a little hunting around today to find the largest concentration of fish. We ended up with 4 Salmon to over 20lbs between Moss Landing and Pajaro. The bite was best in the morning.
Monday, April 10, 2006 at 19:59:30
Today I thought fish would be waiting in ambush around the piles of bait outside of Moss Landing. But it seems either the bad water color,or lack of fish that have found the bait to feed on, or new schools of fish, haven't moved into the bay yet. Today we ended up with only 2 Salmon.
Sunday, April 9, 2006 at 20:32:48
The bite today was great in the morning. Bait was thick and holding lots of salmon. But I noticed the currents were moving fast up hill and so was the bait. We picked up 3 Salmon early, then everything scattered. By the end of the day it was hard to find bait or fish. We caught all our fish early mooching, then tried trolling for a while with no takers. I'm gonna try the same numbers tomorrow first, but if there's no bait, I may have to go hunting. I heard some early reports out of Moss.
Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 19:48:29
It was a tough day on the bay. The storm that passed through yesterday seemed to change the water color and the bait that was holding on the south side of the Monterey Canyon. There seems to be a new batch of fish starting to move into the area just north of Santa Cruz. I had reports from some fishing buddies that looked pretty good. Today we caught only 2 Salmon straight out of Moss on the Canyon Wall. But the bait was moving so fast we couldn't stay on it. I'll be starting on the Santa Cruz side tomorrow.
Friday, April 7, 2006 at 18:54:09
The fishing is still going strong. Our 4 anglers put in their 8 fish limit, plus the captain even got to catch a couple. Our ten fish ranged from 13 to 17lbs. The weather was great in the morning, and the front moved in around 1:00pm. The weather forcast for inside the bay tomorrow looks good.
Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 19:17:20
Today was a hard day of the office. Between the swells and the high winds, it was hard to look around and find any consintration of fish. We managed to put in 3 fish to 15lbs, for our 5 anglers. Hopefully the weather is better tomorrow and the weekend.
Monday, April 3, 2006 at 19:37:26
It looks like we might get a little break between storms on Wednesday. I have 3 open spaces for that day. The fishing has been so good with big fish, I'm running. Give me a call if you want to get on board. 831-465-0639.
Monday, April 3, 2006 at 12:30:21
I have open boat spaces available for April 4th thru the 6th. If interested give me a call at 831-465-0639.
Sunday, April 2, 2006 at 21:26:53
The day started off ugly with strong south east winds. It was hard to stay on the bait and fish. But being consistant, and working the bait schools, we ended the day with 7 Salmon for our 4 anglers to 24lbs. We only mooched the whole day. Threaded baits didn't work because of the fast drift, but nose hooked baits caught fish.
Sunday, April 2, 2006 at 20:57:48
The morning was sloppy, but we pushed our way to the fishing grounds. It was well worth it. Our four anglers boated 7 big salmon with two just under 25lbs. By the time we cleaned fish and the boat, the rain was starting to come down, and the winds picking up. We ended our day on the south side of the Monterey Canyon, with large stacks of bait. Hopefully there starting to funnel into the mouth of the canyon. Only time will tell.
Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 20:47:06
The Salmon opener turned out to be a beautiful day to fish. We had some light winds in the morning that laid down flat by 9:00. Our four angler charter ended the day with an 8 fish limit, ranging from 14 to 25lbs. Because we were fishing pretty deep we lost at least six other hook ups. I was impressed by the size of the fish this time of year. I'll be out again tomorrow. Stay tuned.
Friday, March 31, 2006 at 10:19:57
I had 2 people cancel for Sunday April 9th, if your interested in filling the space give me a call. It looks like the weather will be fishable for the opener on April 1st. I also have some openings during the weekdays.
Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 18:06:58
I still have open charters during the weekdays from April 5th to the 27th. Weekends are full, but if you can get away during the week days give me a call. The weather for the opener looks good, and hopefully the winter rains are almost over.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 21:35:16
Tomorrow I'm going to take the boat out for a shakedown cruz. Do a little whale wathing, and test all the gear on the boat to be sure everthing is perfect. And while I'm there try to pick up some sand dabs for dinner. From the reports I've heard the dabs are thick, if I can keep the mackerel off the lines. We'll see tomorrow.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 21:31:09
Tomorrow I'm going to take the boat out for a shakedown cruz. Do a little whale wathing, and test all the gear on the boat to be sure everthing is perfect. And while I'm there try to pick up some sand dabs for dinner. From the reports I've heard the dabs are thick, if I can keep the mackerel off the lines. We'll see tomorrow.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 19:52:36
Good News. Department of Fish and Game just posted a notice on their web-site that Salmon Season will open on April 1st as scheduled. YAHOO, lets go fishing. Give me a call, I still have some dates available in April, and quite a few openings in May. 831-465-0639
Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 21:10:56
The Salmon season is closed for at least the month of April. There is another State meeting at the Capitol in Sacramento in early April. Feel free to attend. Its a public hearing. The more the better. This is the time to voice your opinions.
Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 02:23:43
The Salmon season opener has been posponed for April. They will re-evaluate in April to hopefully open at a later date.
Monday, February 27, 2006 at 00:03:48
There is a proposal to close our Salmon fishing season. We need to stand up and be counted. Here are the agencies we need to wright to.
Governor Arnold Schwarzzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, Ca. 95814
To send an Electronic Mail please visit"
Mike Chrisman is the Secretary of Resources and reports to the governor, and can be reached at
1416Ninth Street, Suite 1311
Sacramento, Ca. 95814
Ryan Broddrick is the Director of the Department of Fish and Game and reports to the Secretary of Resources, and can be reached at
CA Department of Fish & Game
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Here is the link to find your State assemblyman, and your state senator - enter your zip code and the names and addresses come up.
Please write or call, or both, we need everyone to stand up and be counted, our right to fish is in danger.
Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 21:09:59
Just got back from Buena Vista. The fishing is slow from the east cape all the way to cabo. Some of the best reports I heard were from Cabo Pulmo. They were chuming up deeper Tuna with sardines and catching to 40lb fish just outside the santuary. Cabo Pulmo has great accomadations for diving at Pepe's dive shop, and boats available to fish outside the sanctuary. If your into scuba or just snorkeling, Pepes can set you up. I've done 5 scuba trips with Pepe, and he's the man. Also because Cabo Pulmo has the only living coral reef in Baja, the Mexican government has designated Pepe as the eyes of Pulmo. He cares and does his job well to keep out commercial and sport fisheries. The diving there is like no other.
Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 21:34:38
Rock Cod season is over, and the storms are upon us. The winds and rains have been re-aranging the coast line for the past few days. Salmon season opens April 1st, and I'm already starting to take reservations for the upcoming year. I would recommend booking early to get the dates you want. Give me a call and we'll set you up.
Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 10:56:47
Yesterday I wanted to get in some Ling Cod fishing on the last day of the season. Ended up with a nice limit, plus a limit of Rock Cod. The Rock Cod is still open until the end of December. Give me a call, I'm still running the winter rates.
Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 22:31:16
Today the waters were beautiful with slight afternoon winds, and some swell that has died out quite a bit. Our charter ended up with 4 nice lings, and numerous blues, olives, and vermillions. It was a beautiful day on the water. The weather is supposed to hold until Monday. Ling Cod is open thru the end of the month, and Rock Cod thru December. We're now offering a fall and winter special offer thats all inclusive. This includes parking passes, rods and reels, all terminal tackle, bait, and no fuel surcharge, no matter how far we have to travel, for $100.00 per person. Give us a call.
Friday, September 30, 2005 at 13:20:24
Yesterday we had a two man charter. The weather was great and the water nice. We caught limits of Reds, Blues, Blacks, and Olives, with two keeper Lings. Hopefully the winds and swells stay down for a while.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 22:20:19
Sorry we're not in P.V. but the ling Cod and Rock Cod are still biting. Sunday we had limits of Rock Cod with seven Lings to 15lbs. Chris and his cruw were a pleasure to fish with. The seas are laid down nice, and there should more Halibut showing.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 22:56:25
The only things that made our long trip worth wild today, were the big fish, and the weather. My four anglers for the day brought in 10 Tuna to 35lbs. Then the Blue Fin show up. Blowing up one troll rod, and spooling a bait stick. We had great baits to throw behind the boat, and had Volkswagen boils. It was like taking a knife to a gun fight. It was short lived, and furious. We were out 56 miles from Santa Cruz. Its easy to keep going west when the waters are so perfect. Then you realise how far out our are.
We'll be out to find the ones that got away tomorrow.
Friday, September 16, 2005 at 20:01:57
Dispide the big swell thats hit town, the Rock Cod fishing was still good. Our 4 anglers had limits of Reds, Blues and Olives with one 10lb Ling and a 23lb Halibut.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 22:36:39
There's Tuna out there. When we got into the right waters we started hooking up. Our first stop was a triple, but they wouldn't come to the boat for bait, mainly because there's only three of us on the boat. Everybody was hooked on a fish. After noon the bite died. All our fish were 25 to 35lbs.
Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 22:49:16
The Tuna have moved, but to wake up my snooz cruz, we stopped on a pile of birds working bait and picked an Opah 35lbs. What a treat. Hopefully the waters will stay calm long enough to do some homework.
Friday, September 9, 2005 at 19:42:14
Today I only had two anglers on the boat. We picked up 5 Halibut to 27lbs. We fished up the coasts in 60 to 70 feet of water. The winds laid down in the morning with only a slight wind around noon. I could hear a few tuna boats outside near the weather buoy. Most of the boats seemed to have from 2 to 10 fish, but nice size.
Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 18:09:46
Today the seas were rough offshore, so we decided to try for some Halibut. We ended up with 7 Halibut from 18 to 38lbs. Beautiful fish. The seas were a lumpy in the morning, but fishable. Check our pictures page for photos.
Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 22:20:34
Albacore fishing was pretty decent today. We ended up with 16 Albies to 47lbs. Three of our fish were over 40, one at 37, and the rest were 10 to 15lbs. We had to cover some water to find them, but when you did they were eager to eat. Lost a couple on bait, and one troll fish broke the line. Lets hope they keep showing.
Friday, August 26, 2005 at 21:51:31
Our four anglers today opted for Tuna. We fished outside Big Sur Canyon at 5 and 25. We ended up with 18 Albies, all small fish. The largest was about 14lbs. The weather was desent until around 10:30 when the winds kicked up. Fishing south from Santa Cruz sometimes catches you down wind for the ride hope. We got our butts kicked for the ride home. The forcast is for winds for the next couple of days.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 18:46:53
Today our anglers wanted to try for Halibut. We tried up as far as Davenport, with no takers. On the way back towards Santa Cruz we tried a couple of beaches, brought in a 20 and a 31 pounder. The seas were a little lumpy and a couple of them started turning green. So we headed in by 11:00. There's more Buts up the coast when the seas lay down a little.
Monday, August 22, 2005 at 20:24:24
We didn't have to go far today. We had limits of Reds, Olives, and Blues in 80ft of water off Natural Bridges. The water was a little lumpy from the winds offshore, but the fish were biting. The forcast is for the winds to lay down outside, so hopefully we'll be running for Tuna by the end of the week.
Friday, August 19, 2005 at 20:58:58
Today we ran for Tuna. The scores weren't as good as I hoped. We ended up with 5 Albies to 25lbs. The fish seemed a little boat shy, it was hard to get anything to go on bait. The water had a 7 or 8 knot wind on it, but not bad. The bite seemed to turn on better in the afternoon. Our last flury was off Carmel Bay.
Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 20:48:04
Another great day at the Island. Limits of Lings to 23lbs for 6, and finished up our limits with Reds to 10lbs, Olives, Blues and Blacks. Weather again was perfect.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 20:57:32
The weather was perfect today. We caught eight Albies for our four anglers. We tried the inside numbers, 36/26 and had a quadrupal hookup on our first stop. The bait was a little slugish, so we threw some Mega Baits and hooked up 3 more. We fisnished up our last fish at 40 and 20 which is only about 20 miles from Santa Cruz.
I had a cancellation for Saturday the 20th. If interested call 465-0639.
Sunday, August 14, 2005 at 21:23:09
Fishing on the way to the island we picked up one nice Halibut 13lbs. Ariving at the island we finished up limits early of Lings and Rock Cod. Another flat calm day.
Friday, August 12, 2005 at 19:41:00
Today Jim and his crew were a pleasure to fish with. We targeted Halibut. We finished the day with 3 nice Halibut, and an assortment of Lings and Rock Cod bycatch. Again the weather was perfect, with no wind. It sounded like the boats offshore were doing pretty good on Tuna.
Friday, August 12, 2005 at 19:40:15
Today Jim and his crew were a pleasure to fish with. We targeted Halibut. We finished the day with 3 nice Halibut, and an assortment of Lings and Rock Cod bycatch. Again the weather was perfect, with no wind. It sounded like the boats offshore were doing pretty good on Tuna.
Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 19:43:52
Today we had limits of Lings and Rock Cod for five. The weather held off great. Using live bait, the Olives and Reds couldn't resist. The Lings were up to 12lbs.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 21:51:41
We had a cancelation for Saturday the 13th, and are looking for 2 to 3 people to fill an open boat. Call if your interested. 831-465-0639
Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at 22:07:12
Today we ran offshore for Tuna. We ended up with 8 Albies, averaging 25lbs. The fish were good size, breaking off a couple, and a couple more coming unbuttoned. The weather was perfect all day.
Sunday, August 7, 2005 at 19:36:15
Today we put in 6 limits for our anglers, plus limits for the captain and crew. Beautiful big Reds, Olives, Blues and Blacks. With 3 Ling Cod, and 1 Cabazone. Seas were calm, with great water clarity.
Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 21:14:30
Another beautiful day at the Island. Our 5 anglers ended up with limits of Rock Cod, 4 Lings, 2 Cabazon released, and another Halibut 15lbs. If the weather holds we might try for Tuna this weekend.
Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at 21:30:17
Today Our fishing charter boated limits of Lings to 13lbs, limits of Reds, Olives, Blues and Blacks, and one Halibut 20lbs. The weather was a little lumpy in the morning, but laid down nice for the rest of the day.
Sunday, July 31, 2005 at 21:26:53
The Ling Cod & Rock Cod fishing was great. We had limits for all. But the bonus was a 30lb Halibut. Along with 3 Cabazone. The weather stayed calm all day.
Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 20:05:23
The weather was perfect, and we had limits of Rock Cod, and Lings up to 15lbs. The warmer waters are moving in offshore, and we'll be running for Tuna next week, weather permiting.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 20:12:00
Today we put in 11 Ling Cod to 22lbs, 1 Halibut 20lbs, and an assorted pile of Reds, Olives, Blues and Blacks for our 5 anglers. The weather was perfect
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 20:59:09
Another beautiful day at the Island. The seas were flat, we were the only boat there, and the fish were on fire. We ended up with Limits of Ling Cod to 18lbs, and limits of Reds, Olives, Blues and Blacks for 5 anglers. It looks like the weather is going to hold for a couple more days.
Sunday, July 24, 2005 at 21:59:36
Limits of Rock Cod were on the menue again today. The water was calm, but we fished in the fog all day. Its kind of like being the only boat out there. The forcast looks good for the next few days.
Friday, July 22, 2005 at 21:40:33
The winds came up today, which made our drift fast. But we still ended up with limits of Lings and Rock Cod for our four anglers. Hopefully the fog will come back in tonight and lay it back down.
Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 20:55:29
Another fabulous day of Rock Cod fishing. We had limits of Lings to 16lbs, limits of Reds, Olives, Blues and Blacks. And to round off the day we picked up 2 Halibut to 16lbs. The water was flat calm all day, with fantastic water clearity.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 21:17:04
Today we had 3 salmon to 25lbs for our 5 anglers, and one Silver released. There was plenty of bait, and the weather was great. The fish and bait were up in the morning.
Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 21:43:38
Another great day of Rock Cod fishing. We boated 5 limits of Lings to 18lbs, and 5 limits of big Reds, Olives, Blacks and Blues, with 2 Cabazone. There was only a slight breeze on the water.
Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 22:04:26
Another great day of Rock Cod fishing. We boated 12 keeper Lings to 14lbs, and limits of Reds, Olives, Blues and Blacks for our 6 anglers. Also put in the largest Sandy Flounder I've ever seen, weighing in at 15lbs. The seas were flat calm all day.
Friday, July 15, 2005 at 21:06:57
Today we had 6 Salmon for our 4 anglers to 13lbs. The weather was great all day. It looks like a few boats may venture out this weekend to look for Tuna. Lets hope they have a good turnout.
Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 21:24:15
This morning started of a little lumpy, but laid down after we got to Ano Nuevo. It was great having the whole island to ourselves. We boated limits for 5 of Reds, Olives, Yellows, Blacks and Blues. With four big Ling Cod. The ride home was flat with a trailing swell pushing us 20kts all the way.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 22:06:32
Today we only had 2 Salmon, then tried for Rock Cod, but the seas were up and made it hard fishing. Boated mostly Gopher Cod, and Belinas.
Saturday, July 9, 2005 at 20:10:34
The Ano Nuevo Ling Cod and Rock Cod fishing is fabulous. We boated limits for 5 of Lings and Rock Cod by 11:00am. We took live bait to the island that were impossible for the fish to resist. We hit a school of big agressive Olives, and with a little help with live bait chum, we were catching big Olives 10ft under the boat. The hitchhiker Lings were following our fish to the boat. The weather held until we were finished.
Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 21:11:02
The bite was a little weak today boating 4 Salmon to 17lbs for our 6 anglers. We still fished the Soquel Hole region, but most of the bait has moved out. The seas were a little rough, but very fishable.
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 21:12:06
The bite was early, we boat boated 7 Salmon by 8:00, then the bite turned south. From the commercial bite to the sport bite things went slow.
Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at 20:16:13
Today was lumpy seas, but the fish were still there. We boated 10 Salmon for our 6 anglers, lost a few at the boat as usual, and threw back a bunch of shakers. Only had to release one Silver. Thank goodness. There so delicate. The currents seem to be moving up the hill, but I keep getting reports of Salmon off Pt. Sur. Lets hope they move into the bay.
Saturday, July 2, 2005 at 19:53:45
Today we fished pot luck. Picked up 3 nice Salmon to 18lbs, a bag of Rock Cod, and a nice 20lb Halibut. The weather continues to be great, with flat seas and a little overcast to stay cool.
Friday, July 1, 2005 at 20:52:00
Well the opener for Rock Cod and Ling Cod was a lot of fun. We headed up to Ano Nuevo, and boated limits for 6 of Lings, Olives, Vermillion, Blues, and Blacks. We fished live bait, and they couldn't resist. Also the Salmon fishing is still going strong.
Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 20:14:37
The seas were flat, bait thick, and hungry fish. We put in limits for our 5 anglers by noon, and got them headed over the hill before traffic. They boated Salmon to 20lbs. All the fish were in the high teens. Fishing down 80ft was the ticket. The bait balls were thick. Tomorrow we'll be going to Ano Nuevo for the other white meat. Tage and his crew were a pleasure to fish with.
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 20:24:58
The bait is showing strong inside the bay. With this much bait. the Salmon are going to hold when they find them. The trollers were getting limits early out front. Tomorrow there's no reason to run 40 miles up the line, and I'm rigged for trolling. The bases are covered, lets go fishing.
Monday, June 27, 2005 at 21:03:03
It's amazing how fast conditions can change, from fiest to famon. Today we fished the whole Monterey Bay. From Monterey to North of Santa Cruz. Had numerous fish hooked, but seemed to come off at the boat. A sign of short biters.
Sunday, June 26, 2005 at 21:12:08
Early limits again for our 4 anglers, with Mike bringing in a cow weighing in at 30 pounds. The day started off with light winds, but laid down by 8:00. There were fish being caught all over the bay. Most of the larger fish were on the south bay.
Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 19:54:55
It just doesn't get much better. We boated 12 Salmon to 20lbs by 9:30. The seas were dead calm, with a little overcast to keep it cool. We'll be out again tomorrow.
Friday, June 24, 2005 at 18:10:19
Another gorgeous day on the bay. We ended with 12 Salmon for our 6 anglers by 10:00a.m., with John catching a lunker weighing in at 26lbs.
Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 18:40:18
Fishing continues to be great for Salmon. We put in 6 limits for my passengers, and 2 for the crew by noon. The weather laid flat all day, and should be the same tomorrow.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 21:59:34
Salmon fishing is still going stong. With limits for most boats going out. A couple boats ran to the dog bone and picked up a few Tuna. With Salmon going strong, Tuna starting to show, and Rock Cod opening on the 1st of July, things are looking great.
Monday, June 20, 2005 at 12:11:04
It was a beautiful Father's Day on the water. Our 3 person charter boated early limits to 14lbs. Looks like the weather is going to hold for a couple more days.
Saturday, June 18, 2005 at 21:24:56
The weather was great, and the morning bite was the same. We had 9 Salmon by 10:00, and the bite turned slow. We ended up with 11 Salmon to 16lbs by the end of the day. We fiahed the Soquel hole area.
Friday, June 17, 2005 at 23:29:00
The fish are a little more scattered today. We put in 4 Salmon in the morning mooching, then switched over to trolling to put in 4 more keepers to 15lbs. Hooked numerous more fish lost at the boat, and missed more on the mooch.
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 11:40:23
The Salmon fishing continues to be Red Hot. I have openings for the 16th and 19th if your interested. Give me a call 831-465-0639. Or my cell 831-212-1832.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 20:57:17
We had a good day today. Our 6 anglers boated 12 Salmon to 14lbs. Limits around. The weather was great all day.
Monday, June 13, 2005 at 21:29:34
The Salmon fishing is still wide open. Most boats that went out today, had limits by 10:00 a.m. I fixed my water pump problem, and I'll be out in the morning.
Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 19:32:49
The Salmon have moved in big time. Unfortunately on the day of the new schooles moving into the bay, I coocked a raw water cooling impeller. I couldn't find a part over the weekend, but the situation should be taken care of the early week. It's about time to see a school of Salmon move into the bay. Hopefully this school will hold for a while.
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at 20:23:25
I forgot to mention that Rita is the cosmic fisher person. She always catches the biggest and the most.
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at 20:08:12
There are some salmon still in the bay. We only put in one 15 pounder in the boat, but had two more follow the baits to the surface. Also lost a couple more. The piles of bait in front of the harbor are insane. I think all we need is for the winds to lay down for a few days, and fishing could be great.
Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 23:07:03
The fishing today remained scratchy. Hoping to find a few Halibut with fresh live bait didn't pan out. Fishing from the west side of Santa Cruz to Capitola ended a bust. With lumpy seas, and merky warters, we ended up feeding lots of Cod our baits. The winds continue to blow outside, making it lumpy waters inside to fish in. There were a couple of Salmon for trollers on the east side of the hole.
Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 19:26:46
Today we tried for Halibut. We fished from Davenport, back to Santa Cruz. Ended up with one nice Halibut 17lbs. We picked the fish up at Wilders in 35ft of water. The Salmon reports were few, even for the commercial boats.
Whats happened to our fisherie. Lets hope the currents and fishing take a turn for the better. We're gonna try some different areas tomorrow.
Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 21:53:53
Today I went our with my good friend Willy, on Donalli II. We picked up our 4 fish limits by 10:00, and back in the harbor by 10:30. We trolled for our fish down deep from 185 to 200ft, in 220ft of water. The weather stayed pretty nice until about noon.
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 18:53:36
The Salmon are slow, with almost no fish reported in the last three days. The weather has been less than desirable. Halibut made a showing over the last weekend, but now the swell is supposed to show up over the next couple of days. The year has been one of the slowest starters I've seen in years. Currents offshore and inshore have been way to warm all winter. Maybe the warm Japanese currents off shore will start to compress, making for some nice tuna fishing. I'm thinking of running out, just to see what kind of sea life is out there.
Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 17:49:29
Today was slow, we only had one Salmon caught by 9 year old Gianna De Maria. Her first fish. She did a great job. The bait was scattered, and hard to find larger bait balls. Lets hope things change soon.
Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 19:16:23
The Salmon fishing seems to be picking up a bit, dispite the pressure from the stick boats. We started up and out with the rest of the boaters, with no luck. Then ventured east to find small groups of bait that were holding some fish. Our first stop put in an 18 pounder, and on our second move on a small school of bait up high, boated 2 more nice fish out of four hookups. I feel fortunate to get a fish per rod the way fishing has been.
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 20:52:35
The fishing in the bay is slow. We covered over 50 miles of water today, and got skunked. We had birds, bait, and whales, but no fish. The reports from Half Moon Bay were the same, no fish. The seas were flat until noon.
Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 19:02:08
Today was a long day on the water.The fish were deep and hard to target for moochers. We covered the bay from Monterey, to Santa Cruz. The trend of the currents is moving north, and we're going to try up the line tomorrow.
Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 19:14:04
Today we ended up with 4 Salmon for our four anglers. There seemed to be plenty of bait around, but not a lot of fish on them.
Friday, April 29, 2005 at 19:40:18
Today was beautiful on the water, but a hard of fishing. We traveled from north of Pigeon Point, back to Santa Cruz, with only two Salmon. Bait was hard to find.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 19:52:05
The seas were calm on the way up the line, but picked up by 9:00. We arrived on the fishing grounds at 8:30, and had limits for 6 by 9:45. The ride home with winds from the south, was lumpy until Pigeon Point, then started to lay down the closer we got to Santa Cruz. Check our photos on the pictures page.
Monday, April 25, 2005 at 21:00:01
The weather was grease slick flat, with whales feeding on their way north. We traveled up the line outside Pescadero, to find great fishing. Put in limits for only three anglers on our first stop. Then made a couple more stops to get one for the crew. It was one of those perfect days, dispite the 2 hour run.
Sunday, April 24, 2005 at 19:59:37
Today we fished Soquel Hole and ended up with 3 Salmon to 13lbs, for our 4 anglers. The weather was perfect.
Friday, April 22, 2005 at 19:47:46
As I predicted yesterday,most of the fish have moved from the Moss Landing area, and moved on. We boated two nice Salmon to 15lbs outside that area, before the south winds picked up. The bay is looking pretty empty of bait, making it hard to hold any fish locally.
Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 19:46:29
UP DATE. I have a cancellation on Saturday the 23rd. If anyone wants the date, call me at 831-465-0639. Or my Cell at 831-212-1832.
Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 19:37:25
Today we hooked 11 fish with nine shakers. The Pajaro hole has work itself out. We got some new scores of fish in an area of better size fish, we'll be trying tomorrow. Hope it works out.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 18:59:46
The seas have laid down nice and the fishing is still pretty good. Went out today with a friend just to get some fish for myself, and boated a couple of Salmon in an hour and went home. The fish are on the top 50ft, and want something to chase, so we switched to motor mooching, it worked great.
Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 21:37:46
The last couple of days have been a lot of work for few fish. Yesterday and today we only had two fish for each day. The trollers have been doing better, so we're going to change our tactics, and go to motor mooching. The old timers new what worked for them, and I hope it works for us tomorrow.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 20:26:23
Today we headed to where the hot bite was yesterday, but the fish had moved. Moved more inside and up, and ended up with 5 fish for our 4 anglers, and losing a few others. The morning bite seems the best.
Monday, April 11, 2005 at 19:29:45
It was a calm day on the water until 1:00, then the winds blew. But before they did we managed to put two fish in the boat, with numerous other bites.
Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 23:45:20
Today we fentured out in the big seas as far as Mulligans, with no fish. There were stacks of bait, and fishable, but no biting Salmon. The water temps are cooling down, with lots of bird action. When the fish show, I think they'll stay for a while. Hopefully soon.
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at 21:33:10
Fishing seems to be picking up. Today we had a two person charter that boated a fish per rod. Up to 15lbs. We starter in the soquel hole, with no luck. But later found the bait and caught a fish per person.
Sunday, April 3, 2005 at 20:35:27
More of the same today. Fishing in water temps in the 58 degree range, which is way to warm, we only hooked one fish that came un buttoned. The reports further south, and north, are no better. Maybe some better reports will show after the weather on Monday.
Saturday, April 2, 2005 at 21:50:58
The opener wasn't what we had hoped for. After losing three fish, we finally put an 18.5 pouder in the boat. The bait is scarce and deep, with warm waters.
Sunday, October 24, 2004 at 22:21:21
Big Vermillion were the catch for the day. We fished
west of Santa Cruz and put in limits of big reds to 10lbs. One
keeper Ling, and the largest White Belly I've ever seen, tipping
the scales close to 8lbs. We limited with 26 Vermilion, and nice
Blues and Blacks to round off limits, and One keeper Ling, for
our four anglers.
Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 22:57:37
Today was a beautiful day on the water. The seas were
flat, and we ended up with limits of Blacks, Blues, Vermillion,
and one keeper Ling.
Monday, October 18, 2004 at 13:31:51
Yesterday Oct. 17th, turned out to be a great day.
We traveled up to the Island, and put in two nice keeper Lings,
and limits of Reds, Olives, Blacks and Blues. The south winds
came up for the ride hope, but wasn't that bad. Rock Cod fishing
is still great. With less than two weeks left in the season you
better should book soon.
Friday, October 15, 2004 at 01:48:01
Well there's been some warmer waters pushing in closer
to the bay. A few fentured out to keep the tuna honest to no avail.
The good waters are still 70 to 80 miles out. If you like going
for an all day boat ride, you might catch a few Tuna. That doesn't
leave much time for fishing on a one day trip. If you wanted to
spend the night and do a two day trip, you might do well. But
the Rock Cod fishing is still great, and thats where I'm going
to concentrate my efforts. A lot more action and fishing.
Monday, October 4, 2004 at 00:38:27
Today we headed to the island. The weather was great.
It started off a little scratchy, but found some pods of nice
fish. We had three keeper lings, 8 big Vermillions, Nice Olives,
blues, Blacks, and Cabizon.
Thursday, September 30, 2004 at 22:28:24
What a great day of Rock Cod fishing. The conditions
were a little lumpy in the morning, then laid down. Beverly and
her crew were seasoned fishermen, and needed little help from
us. We boated limits of Big Reds, Big Olives, Blacks, and Blues,
plus two keeper Lings to 20lbs. They were a pleasure to fish with.
Thursday, September 23, 2004 at 22:55:23
Well today we ran way outside for Tuna. We were out
75 miles, in the 18/15 area. Perfect 64 degree water, light winds,
and only one fish. Bocci Boy was about 15 miles north of me and
ended up with 24, at last count. The fish moved up the line 20
miles in a day. It doesn't look good for the fall tuna counts.
Tomorrow were headed up the line for Halibut and Rock Cod. Much
Monday, September 20, 2004 at 21:59:18
We started off this morning looking for Halibut, but
conditions were slow. Lookng for more action, we moved to Anyo.
The action was wide open for cod, stopping in the right spots,kept
all anglers buisy. We ended up with limits of Blues, Blacks, Big
Reds, Olives, and Lings. Live bait is where it's at.
Saturday, September 18, 2004 at 18:44:09
Today we tried a few areas up the coast, with poor
counts. There's red tide dirty water until we got far enough up
to clear water. We managed to pick up 3 Halibut, and some nice
rock fish for our two anglers that chartered the boat. We were
hoping to get out for Tuna, but the wind conditions dictate otherwise.
It looks like there might be a break in the winds come Monday.
The water temps and currents look favorable. Pray for calm seas.
Sunday, September 12, 2004 at 15:36:05
Because of the winds and slow Tuna fishing, I have
openings for Sept. 14th, and 17th. Give me a call if either of
these dates will work for you. 831-465-0639, or cell 831-212-1832.
Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at 20:53:08
Today we fished Halibut. We caught 5 up to 44lbs. Vince
was a vergin flatty angler and put in the 44 pounder weighing
at the docks. Also The tuna have moved in on a warm water finger
only 16 miles from Santa Cruz. Break out the sciffs.
Sunday, September 5, 2004 at 22:01:32
It was a beautiful day on the ocean. A little wind
on the way out, but it laid down flat. We pulled in 16 nice Tuna
to 25lbs, which 20 were on bait. We were south of the fleet about
10 miles in a 5 square mile area around 45/55. As the day wore
on, we kept moving in closer, and ended up only 45 miles from
home. We were in 60 to 61 degree water all day. There's a soft
break there, but its moving in even closer. The slightly off color
water worked best for us.
Saturday, September 4, 2004 at 10:32:50
Yesterday we were scheduled for Tuna, but the winds
and lumpy seas kept us close to home. Opting for Rock Cod, we
put in a nice batch of Reds, Blues, Blacks, Olives and one keeper
Ling. The winds are supposed to subside for tomorrow, so we can
Thursday, September 2, 2004 at 19:25:13
Today we were booked for tuna, but the winds outside
are unfishable. We headed up to Davenport this morning and got
turned around early. So we fished South Rock, and inside. It was
great. We ended up with two keeper lings, Giant Vermillions, which
I recommend people release, because they were full of eggs and
not as good for eating, Blues, Olives, and one Halibut.
Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 22:58:24
Today our anglers opted to stay inshore instead of
running out 60 miles plus. We had the Island to ourselves. What
a great choice. We boated 25 Reds to 8lbs, and finished their
limits with big olives, and blacks. Also two legal Lings. And
a 14lb Halibut. The conditions were great.
Monday, August 30, 2004 at 21:00:43
Sorry for the late report, but we had a fatigue delay.
Yesterday we put in 16 large Tuna to 35lbs. The morning bite was
good on the inside of the Guide, but we got ther later in the
day. But around 1:00 in the afternoon,everything broke loose,
we had a double hookup on the troll, and put in 12 more tuna on
the bait stop. We hooked over 30 tuna on that stop to boat 12.
Between sawing off lines and fish just coming off the hook, it
was a fire drill. All six rods on the boat were bent for an hour.
Thats what its all about.
Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 22:00:03
We went out for Tuna today. The conditions were perfect,
but not many fish. I can't believe there's not more Tuna in the
waters we saw. We ended up with only 3 Albie's, and chopped one
off at the boat. The bait we had sucked. 80% died on the way out.
Concrete Jim, fished in the same area and found a nice pod of
fish late in the day, and ended up with 14. We're gonna try it
Friday, August 27, 2004 at 21:58:25
We've had Tuna trips scheduled for the last two days,
but due to winds offsore, they re-scheduled. Tomorrow looks to
be dercent weather, so offshore we go.
Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 20:38:26
The Rock Cod fishing is still some of the finest I've
seen. We again had limits of Blues, Blacks, Olives and Big Vermillions,
with three keeper Lings to 18lbs. Its total action all the time.
Joe and his crew, were a pleasure. They knew what they were doing.
Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 20:00:14
What a beautiful day on the water. First thing in the
morning we stopped to try and pick up some Halibut. We put down
our baits and put one But in the boat in about 5 minutes. But
the fun was at the Island. We put in 3 big lings to 24lbs. And
busted of half a dozen more. The bigger lings are starting to
move in the area. Plus we put in limits of Reds, Blacks, Blues,
Friday, August 20, 2004 at 21:59:59
The conditions off shore were great. We put in 8 tuna,
ranging from 25 to 35lbs. Our second stop was the best. We put
out a chum line behind the boat, and got the fish to come up.
All six bait fishermen were hooked up at the same time. Its sure
nice to see the whole boat with bent rods. After slicing off a
couple of fish, and a couple coming unbuttoned, we ended up with
six. The bait we got from Shamrock had some hot rod Sardines mixed
in. Thats what got bit.
Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 18:34:06
This is an update, I still have room for one or two
people to run for Tuna tomorrow, Aug 20th. If interested, give
me a call. The weather looks good, and its time to make some counts.
831-465-0639, or cell 831-212-1832.
Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 18:02:30
It looks like some good weather and Tuna are starting
to show in the area. Not close, but 50 miles looks good now. I'll
be running tomorrow, and I have 2 or 3 spaces open on a cancelation
for Saturday. If your interested in Tuna for Saturday call me
at 831-465-0639, or my cell at 831-212-1832.
Sunday, August 15, 2004 at 16:54:32
Yesterday we had five limits, and today we had six
limits of Blacks, Blues, Olives, and Reds. With a few keeper Lings
thrown in. The Rock Cod fishing at Ano Nuevo is fantastic. Its
something fun to fish for while waiting for the Tuna to make a
better showing. Hopefully soon.
Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 20:04:36
What a georgous day on the water. On our way up the
coast, we tested a few Halibut holes, with no results. Then headed
to Ano Nuevo. We caught some of the most beautiful Vermillion
I've seen. To 10lbs. The conditions were perfect, with a slight
breeze to to cover the area. Our 5 anglers put in limits. And
of course we caught and released about 40 Lings 1 or 2 inches
short of 30 inches. I heard a couple of boats offshore for Tuna,
but with no numbers. Maybe one to 5 fish. But it sounded like
they were good quality. Some of the bigger fish hang in the cooler
waters. Nice to hear bigger fish, but the numbers of fish suck.
Not enough to run for.
Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at 21:43:36
This is an update. Just trying to keep things in the
honest perspective. The Albacore bite is terrible now. The best
waters have passed to up north where there hammering them, from
Pt. Mendicino north. The Halibut bite is scratchy, unless you
find a nice swaile their laying in. The Salmon is a lot of work
at 180 to 200ft down, to catch one or two mostly peanuts. The
only thing thats still hot are the Rock Cod. Beautiful. I've seen
some reports that are just targeting fishermen to get them pumped
up. But not honest reports. You have to look at the overall picture.
Not one or two boats that happen to do good. If your going to
post a fishing report on the web, lets be honest, and cover the
Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at 19:21:13
Yesterday we went out for Tuna. We had great water
temp. and color, but very few fish. We ended up with 4 Albies,
to 20lbs. And to make matters worse, the winds blew 15 to 20kts
all day. Not fun. Today I had the same customers that opted to
try for Rock Cod. We had limits of Big Vermillion, Blues, Blacks,
a couple of nice Olives, and after catching and releasing about
30 Ling, we kept one.
Monday, August 9, 2004 at 02:17:12
The variety of Rock Cod was great. We had mixed bag
limits of Blacks, Blues, Vermillion, and some big Olives. With
a 20lb Halibut.
Friday, August 6, 2004 at 19:15:13
On the picture page is John, Mike and Michael, with
a few of the Halibut, Reds, Lings, Blues, and blacks they caught
today. The bottom fishing continues to be non stop action. Don't
leave your rod unatended. Tomorrow we'll be fishing the shallows
for Cod and Halibut again.
Thursday, August 5, 2004 at 22:07:04
The Rock Cod fishing is some of the best I've seen
in a long time. I had a Tuna trip scheduled for Saturday that
rescheduled. So I have an open boat for Saturday for up to 4 more
people. If interested call me at 831-465-0639. Or call my cell
Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at 18:53:19
The Tuna trip was switched to a Salmon charter. The
winds offshore were gusting to 20kts this morning. We did end
up with 7 Salmon to 18lbs for our 5 anglers. Even though the tuna
are a far out, I don't mind running if the seas are calm. Lets
hope the seas lay down, so we can have some Tuna fun.
Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at 17:17:27
What do charter boat captains do on their day off?
They go fishing. There's still some nice Salmon in the bay. The
one on the pictures page is a 23 pounder. Tomorrow we'll be running
Sunday, August 1, 2004 at 21:25:27
The opener for Rock Cod started off with a bang. We
had limits of cod for the boat, but only 2 keeper Lings. We caught
over 25 Lings that were one or two inches under the new 30" length
requirement. Thirty inches is a BIG Ling. We also had a lot of
Nice Vermillion to 8lbs. The Black Rock Cod were abundent. The
Salmon just keep hanging in there. Two of my co-workers both ended
up with limits of Salmon today also.
Friday, July 30, 2004 at 23:07:49
The Tuna aren't piled up like the last weekend. We
had to do som hunting. We ended up with 16 Albies to 24lbs. The
currents are moving in slightly. We picked up half our load 35
miles out. I'll be out again tomorrow. Feel free to call me on
Monday, July 26, 2004 at 20:05:35
The piles of salmon have moved. Today our charter of
4, picked up 6 Salmon to 13lbs. Its been a bonus year and I'm
glad they hung out this long. But its time to move on. The Tuna
waters are still hanging way offshore. Which means we have to
keep an eye on the weather. Rock Cod opens August 1st.
Sunday, July 25, 2004 at 19:56:26
We fished Salmon today and Paul and his fun crew of
customers boated 8 Salmon to 27lbs. The pictures page only shows
7, but the captain dropped a peanut off the stern of the boat
while measuring for legal length. The fished have moved out of
Moss, and are scattering through the bay. The fish were much bigger
off the tip of Soquel Hole.
Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 22:30:57
Today we ran the long haul 55 miles out for Tuna. The
weather was flat calm all day. It was pretty wide open. Allen
and his crew ended up with 28 Tuna to 25lbs. Not to mention the
dozen or so we busted off. By the end of the day the currents
looked like they were pushing in good. Hopefully in the near future
they'll be closer.
Friday, July 23, 2004 at 22:11:05
Today we ended up with 12 nice Salmon to 19lbs. Five
limits for my anglers, and a limit for the captain. The fish are
still holding in front of Moss Landing.
Thursday, July 22, 2004 at 22:17:13
Today we had six limits of Salmon by 12:30. Our biggest
was 15lbs. The bite off Moss seems to be fading fast. We caught
and released a few fish that were just over keeper size. Its been
great that these fish held in the area this late in the month.
Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 19:51:47
The Salmon are still holding at Moss. Today we had
early limits for our four anglers before the winds kicked in.
The winds are kicking in offshore, which cancels our tuna trip
for tomorrow. But the forcast for the weekend looks great.
Monday, July 19, 2004 at 18:00:21
Another good day. Five limits of Salmon by 11:00am.
to 21lbs. Still piles of bait and fish off Moss Landing. The weather
was perfect. The offshore water temps are moving in steady. Hopefully
we'll be running offshore in the next couple of days if the winds
stay down. There were a few boats outside today for Tuna, and
were doing pretty good. The sizes sounded to be a little larger.
Sunday, July 18, 2004 at 20:08:01
The Salmon are still holding off Moss. We had limits
for our 4 anglers before 10:00, and went in for Halibut again.
The swell from the south is starting to increase, and all the
conditions have changed considerably from yesterday. We only picked
up one flatty before the winds picked up. But the Salmon are hot
rods, even the small ones.
Saturday, July 17, 2004 at 19:15:02
What a banner day. We picked up early limits of Salmon
to 16lbs, then giving my customers a full day of fishing, we picked
up a scoop of hot rod green backs from Shamrock and went for Halibut.
We picked up 4 nice butts to 15lbs before the winds kicked in.
My special thanks to Danny, for scrubbimg down the boat, while
I was cleaning fish for my customers. What a trooper. Danny, your
welcome on my boat any time.
Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at 22:37:44
Tody we had early limits to 31lbs. The bait is holding
good in the bay, and the Salmon are stuffing their bellies before
they head up the hill. This is the best summer run of big Salmon
I've seen in the last 3 years. What a ball.
Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 19:54:45
The Salmon continues to be good. Early in the morning
we picked up a few Salmon among the fleet of sheep. What a zoo.
But our best stop was at the tip of Soquel hole, with piles of
bait and fish on the way home. All six rods went off at the same
time. We put in 3 Salmon there to 15lbs, which filled our limit
Thursday, July 8, 2004 at 11:42:36
On July 7, we fished the Mulligan Hill area, with a
nice 23lb Salmon. Then moved to Moss Landing where we finished
up limits for our Charter. The fish ranged from 8 to 15lbs.
Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at 22:19:05
Today's charter put in 8 Salmon to 15lbs for 5 anglers,
off Mulligan Hill. The weather was georgous. Lots of bait in the
Monday, July 5, 2004 at 23:04:26
The big summer run Salmon are still holding near Moss
Landing. Fish in the 30 and 40 pound are being boated daily. I
have two open spots available for July 7th. Give a call at 831-465-0639,
or send an e-mail to book. These summer fish normally don't hang
around too long.
Saturday, July 3, 2004 at 21:13:41
For the last two days we've been fishing Salmon from
Moss Landing to further offshore in Pajaro. We've been catch Salmon
from from 10lbs to 31lbs. This is the summer run I love. We also
got broke off on fish we never got to see. Thats another fish
story. Today our Charter was on fire in the morning, but died
in the afternoon.
Thursday, July 1, 2004 at 19:33:02
The Salmon fishing is pretty good by Moss Landing.
Our charter of 4 landed 5 Salmon to 15lbs. Plus we lost 4 or 5
more fish at the boat. Conditions were good with light winds to
about 8kts. Hopefully tomorrow conditions offshore will be favorable
for Tuna. Today the Tuna fishing was poor up at the 601, but better
south of there.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 11:33:15
The Salmon fishing has been great. Sunday our anglers
caught all the fish they wanted, and we went whale watching, what
a show again. Unfortunately the fish are starting to move so far
north, there out of our range. The Tuna are starting to show in
good numbers. so we're going to get the boat rigged for offshore
action. Plus the Halibut action remains good in the bay. Its nice
to have an alternative plan when booking for Tuna in case of winds
Saturday, June 19, 2004 at 22:34:53
The weather was flat calm, which made it a pleasure
to run up the coast 30 miles to lay into a wide open Salmon bite.
Again, the feeding whales were a very unique show, and were also
a marker for where to fish for Salmon. It was pretty spectacular.
We ended up with 5 limits for the charter by 9:45. It was one
of those times I think I enjoyed the whale show more than catching
Saturday, June 19, 2004 at 00:52:45
Another great day of fishing. We fished of Pigeon Point
again, and pulled in six limits to 19lbs. Chris and his crew were
a hoot to fish with. The weather was a bit breezy up the coast,
but laid flat on the way home. The Whale feeding frenzy was worth
the trip, what a show. We'll be headed that way again in the morning.
Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 22:48:05
The Salmon fishing is at some of its best. Today we
shot up the coast off Pigeon Point, and struck gold. We had limits
to 18lbs, and other boaters reporting fish over 25. There were
tons of whales, birds and bait. All our fish were caught on the
top 50ft of water. I'm looking forward to heading up the coast
Monday, May 24, 2004 at 20:49:08
Today fishing with Bob Strickland from United Anglers
was a pleasure. Today we only caught 3 fish but the total weight
of the three fish was over 74lbs. Our smallest fish was 19.5lbs,
and the largest was 31.7lbs. When you get fish this size, the
slow times between bites make it worth wild. Bob, Sy, and his
crew were a total pleasure to fish with. Talking with Bob, it
was easy to understand that United Anglers is on our side. The
politics of fishing are enormous.
Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 22:26:58
The Salmon fishing at Ano Nuevo is great. It took some
time in the morning to find the main school, but when we did,
it was double and tripples at a time. The weather in the morning
was a bit rough, but it laid down to be a beautiful day. We'll
be up there again in the morning.
Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 21:54:28
Today our 5 anglers ended up with 3 Salmon to 23lbs.
The bait and fish are scattered throughout the bay. Today we fished
in 240ft of water in front of the dump.
Friday, May 21, 2004 at 22:41:06
Today may be the last day I post pictures. Again I
got ripped off for my digital casmera. Beware, there are people
watching the harbor closely for people who may turn their back
for a second. These aren't you're aveerage theives. Their watching
and planning. So beware, DO NOT LEAVE ANY ITEMS UN ATTENDED ANYWHERE
IN THE HARBOR. This is not the first time this has happened. Beware
of bicyclers. There's nothing the harbor police can do. By the
time it happens, its to late. Now for the better news. We picked
up 4 salmon to 22lbs today. Working hard and covering a lot of
ground. We fished in 260ft of water straight out of the harbor,
on small bait balls. By the end of the day, we couldn't find any
bait. The water was great up to 12:00, when a light wind started
Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 21:01:01
Today a few of the Sport Fishing Charters took the
day off, mostly due to the winds. The boats that weathered it
out found some new schools of Salmon showing north of town. The
bait and fish are moving fast, so no telling where they'll be
tomorrow. I'm hoping we might get a few of those flat Dog Day's
to let the currents and fish move more into the bay. The warm
water currents are still holding south of the Sur Canyon. When
they start moving a little more north, we'll start some testing
of the waters for TUNA.
Monday, May 17, 2004 at 00:24:31
Today, fishing just north of Santa Cruz Harbor, our
4 anglers boated 6 Halibut. The bait is starting to thin out.
The weather on the inside was nice most of the day, with winds
outside. Hopefully the Halibut will continue to show better.
Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 20:27:30
Today we fished in front of Santa Cruz. Pat and his
bachaler party buds, boated one salmon 13lbs and 4 Halibut, the
biggest weighing in at 30lbs. Huge piles of bait, that are more
than eager to eat Sabiki Jigs. The winds blew hard outside, so
it was a perfect day to stay close to home. Check the pictures
page for photo's.
Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 23:21:58
The salmon reports are looking slow throughout the
bay. Today our 4 anglers ended up with only 2 Salmon. The weather
was great up until about noon, when a wall of wind hit making
it hard to do any scouting. Contrary to some reports, the bait
moved out from in front the harbor. For the last 3 days the bait
has been stacked up out front, but as things happen in the fishing
world, currents change and bait moves fast. Tomorrow were making
drastic changes to the norm, and moving offshore to deeper waters.
From Monterey, to Santa Cruz, the bait has vanished for the most
part. But that can change fast. Hopefully we can cover some new
areas before the winds pick up.
Saturday, May 8, 2004 at 20:47:43
It looks like the Fur Bags are back from the Channel
Islands in force. Today we fished in front of Moss Landing, with
tons of bait, along with good counts of fish. Ben and his crew
managed to put in 8 beautiful Salmon to 25lbs. The Sea Lions were
running in wolf packs. Eventually we had to pick up our gear around
noon, and move up the coast. We found some nice bait in front
of Pajaro River, and managed to pick up another fish after losing
3 fish. The Lions weren't so bad early in the morning, but as
the day rolled on, they called all their friends. So get um quick,
and get out. Also the afternoon winds were houling.
Friday, May 7, 2004 at 22:18:34
The weather was perfect, with lots of bait and great
water color. But the fish are on the move. The bite north was
good yesterday, but some say there's new batch of fish moving
in from the south. Time to do my homework. Today we fished off
Ano Nuevo, and boated six nice fish to 19lbs. And of course lost
a couple of 20's at the boat. Things are changing, which puts
us on the hunt.
Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 17:20:42
Another great day on the water. We had limits for our
four anglers by 10:00 to 25lbs. The ocean laid flat until around
noon, when the winds started coming up from the south. We fished
of Ano Nuevo in about 380-ft of water.
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at 21:18:08
After fishing 11 days straight, I decided it was time
for a couple of days off. But checking with a few friends, I'm
heading up the coast tomorrow. The boats have been limiting on
the mooch, and troll. The fishing in front of Santa Cruz is O.K.
if you only need a couple of fish, but I thrive on lots of action.
I'll let you know how we did tomorrow.
Friday, April 30, 2004 at 18:08:01
Today we mooched up 6 limits by 8:45. We had fish up
to 23lbs, and averaged 14lbs. There were so many boats, I'm glad
we finished early, and got out of there. Some trollers have got
to learn some common courtesy. You can't troll 20ft away from
a boat mooching. You just snag our lines, and yours. Its a big
ocean. Come on.
Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 20:49:04
I should just make duplicate fishing reports for the
site. We had 5 limits by 9:00 again today. The bite continues
to be red hot. We fished south of Santa Cruz, in 150ft of water.
Today we noticed most of our fish were stuffed with krill. This
is good. Not only does it eat better, but its a sigh that there's
new fish moving into the area. Commercial fishing opens Saturday.
Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 19:27:07
Conditions on the water were a bit lumpier with winds
offshore, and a south swell. But it didn't hamper the fishing.
We had 5 limits in the boat by 9:00 to 19lbs. Gary and Rita and
their crew were a pleasure as always. Tomorrow looks to be windy
in the afternoon, but the morning should be fishable.
Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at 19:53:56
Early limits again today. The ocean conditions are
unbelievably beautiful. Flat calm seas all day. No fog, and warm.
We had limits by noon. Should have been sooner, but between Fur
Bags, and fish coming un-buttoned, it took a little longer. Our
fish averaged 14lbs, with the bigger ones in the 20's.
Monday, April 26, 2004 at 22:46:36
Another classic day. Limits for 5 by 9:30, to 20lbs.
The conditions were oil slick perfect. We fished inside the tip
of Soquel hole.
Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 21:42:22
Today we mooched up one shy of limits for Bob and his
crew. The fish ranged from 12 to 22lbs. The weather was beautiful
all day. We fished at the near the soldiers club and straight
out of Santa Cruz.
Friday, April 23, 2004 at 18:33:44
Another classic day on the bay. John and his crew,
set a new record for the boat limits this year for Salmon. We
had 6 limits and going home by 8:30. The water conditions have
been perfect, and expected to hold thru the weekend. I marked
bait from 60ft of water outside of Santa Cruz, all the way to
Mulligans. I think the Salmon are starting to show up out front.
And if the waters stay this flat, the Halibut will start moving
in. I still have some weekdays left in the first week of May,
so give a call. Commercial fishing starts on the first of nest
month, but the fish are showing in shallower waters, which the
commercial guys don't like to fish in. And there's so many fish,
I think it could stay good for the month of May. Check todays
catch on our pictures page.
Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at 16:48:33
The same story. Yesterday we fished on the Marina side
of the Bay, and pluged 6 limits to 18lbs by 9:00am. We only had
to make one stop. Mooching is a blast when the fish are that thick.
My saying for the day was (follow your fish). These fish are hot
rods, If you don't follow them around the boat, there's lots of
Monday, April 19, 2004 at 18:28:44
Today Jeramy and his crew wrecked um, and had limits
by 9:30. Six limits averaging 12lbs. The conditions were perfect,
with just a slight breeze to help our mooching baits work better.
We worked the south side of Monterey Bay again. We saw trollers
switch to mooching today, it worked much better with the hay stacks
of bait. You could park on them and fill the boat. Lets hope the
winds stay down like they have all week.
Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 19:45:41
Salmon fishing continues to be hot and heavy. Every
day seems to keep producing early limits. Yesterday we were done
by 11:00 with 12 nice salmon to 18lbs. Today we finished by 10:00.
As long as the weather continues to hold as it has been, good
fishing will continue. Check our pictures page for latest photos.
Monday, April 12, 2004 at 21:45:03
Another beautiful day on the Monterey Bay. Our fishing
charter boated 8 Salmon for our 4 anglers, one big barracuda,
and even hooked a Thresher Shark that Tyler faught for a few minutes
before it busted loose. Bummer. We fished mostly the same area
between Soquel Hole and Moss Landing. Looks like possibly a little
wind coming tomorrow. The winds could bring more bait into the
Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 22:33:27
Today's charter baged limits by 1:00. They had no shakers
today,with keeper Salmon to 20lbs. It was the same as yesterday.
When we found bait balls, we parked on top of them and used thredded
and nosed hooked baits to get hooked. All our fish were on the
top 60ft. The trick is to keep the baits moving. There were no
winds to help move the baits. A little squirt of chovy or sardine
juice didn't hurt.
Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 18:58:55
Mooching is where its at. We uaed light tackle to land
10 fish to 22lbs today. Find a good school of bait and sit on
it. Flury's of double's and triples were creating fire drills,
for Steve, Mike, Pedro, and Dan. They were a pleasure. Check our
pictures page for todays catch.
Friday, April 9, 2004 at 21:42:14
Today we were one shy of limits for our anglers mooching
off Monterey. The fish were good size, and the seas were perfect.
More and more bait is moving into the bay every day. On our way
home there were great marks of bait balls, in 100ft of water off
Santa Cruz. We'll check them out tomorrow. Also having the winds
calm, things may be happening up the hill again. THERE WAS JUST
SO MUCH BAIT THERE. Todays pictures will be posted in the morning.
Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 19:07:04
Today we fished west of New Years Island. Our anglers
boated there limits by 10:30. The fishing is still hot and heavy.
The weather was windy in the morning, making it a lumpy ride on
the way, but the ocean laid down nicely by 9:30. All the fish
weighed between 10 and 15lbs, with only a few shakers. We'll be
at it again tomorrow.
Monday, April 5, 2004 at 09:17:45
Fishing continues to be good on the bay. Yesterday
we fished the Moss Landing area again. Our anglers pulled in their
fish mostly at the 60ft depths. Its seems to be slowing, while
the fishing off Pigeon Point continues to be great. We'll be heading
dthat way in the future.
Saturday, April 3, 2004 at 20:59:17
The opener for Salmon started off pretty good. Most
of the fish were on the small side with quite a few shakers, but
its early. Moochers and trollers were both doing well. There's
a lot of bait in the bay, all four fish we landed were stuffed
to the gills with chovies. This could be from the big moon, and
fish feeding at night. There was no problem hooking fish mooching,
but they weren't aggressive enough to take the hook deep. We lost
eight fish at the boat. It doesn't matter if your tolling or mooching.
When you get on schools of bait, you got bit. There were some
good reports of fish up the line, so we're going to give it a
try. Hopefully we'll find some bigger fish.
Monday, March 29, 2004 at 23:49:48
Sunday I took the boat over to Monterey for a little
scouting trip and lunch. The signs are looking good. Good water
color and temp. Quite a bit of bait scattered throughout the bay,
with most of the larger batches from Moss Landing to the tip of
Soquel Hole. This could be the start of something good. I still
have a couple of weekdays available in April, so give a call and
lets go fish.
Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 11:59:35
Friday the 30th ended up a good day. We fished the
Island. It started off rough in the morning, but laid down nice
by 10:00. We ended up with a boat load of beautiful Vermillion
to 8lbs, along with 4 nice Ling Cod, and numerous other rock cod.
Fishing mostly with squid, the Reds love those squid. Looks like
the weekend might be nice, but another storm predicted on Monday.
Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 12:31:28
Yesterday the 17th was a beautiful day to be on the
water. The weather was perfect for rock cod fishing. We headed
to Ano Nuevo for some lunker lings. When we arrived it was a Ling
every drop, with Vermillion, Blues, Cabazone, and many others.
The water was flat calm, with even a couple of whales giving us
a breaching show. However the bite did slow a bit in the afternoon
with the changing of the tides. So get there early and have a
Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 13:58:30
I hope everybody had a nice holiday. Christmas is over
and Rock Cod, Ling Cod season re-opens in 4 days. It looks like
F&G is going to give us a little more room. We get to fish out
to 180ft. That may not sound like much, but it opens other reefs
we couldn't previously fish. This is the time of year we pick
up the larger lunker Lings. We're starting to sign up trips for
the upcoming year. Lets go fish.
Friday, November 21, 2003 at 21:35:23
Well things have changed. There was a ruling by a judge
in San Luis Obispo, I think it was, that extended the Rock Cod
season at least until December 8th, and possibly until December
18th. So we're now taking new bookings for Rock Cod, and Ling
Cod trips. This time of year is when we get the bigger Lings moving
into the area. SIGN UP NOW, to reserve your trip.
Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 21:34:16
Well Tuna season isn't quite over yet. We picked up
7 nice long fins ranging from 22 to 30lbs. We worked mostly the
42/25 area. The weather held off nicely with a slight lump, and
winds only to 10kts. The zukini brooms were working well, with
fish caught on traps and mega baits. The live bait available is
almost all pin heads, and only good for chum. But it still helps
bring the fish to the boat. The rains are supposed to move in
again tomorrow. Check our pictures page for the latest shots.
Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 20:26:44
Today we fished outside the lighthouse in 85 to 90ft
of water with great scores of Ling Cod, Vermillions, Belinas,
Blues, and Olives. Also picked up an 18lb Halibut in the same
area. The water was great all day, with winds only up to about
5kts. Water clarity is great, and lots of bait still in the bay.
The weather looks to be good for the next couple of days. Offshore
there's a great looking push of warm water pushing into the bay
again. We're going to try another run for Tuna on Thursday. The
weather buoy has been reading 60 degrees plus for the last couple
of days. Maybe Tuna season isn't over yet. I'll post how we do.
Monday, November 10, 2003 at 12:52:39
Finally the rains have let up, and we're running Ling
Cod, Rock Cod trips until they close the season. The Cod fishing
has been great, with limits all around. There have still been
a few Halibut caught, but their thinning out fast.
Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 11:47:22
Yesterday we fished south rock, with limits of Ling
Cod for all, with all the blue's and olives you want. Also nice
sized Vermillions mixed in. The weather is georgous. Flat calm
til noon, and is supposed to be even better for the weekend. The
tuna waters on the outside looks good. We're going to try to run
out either monday or tuesday. With these conditions its hard to
stay at home.
Sunday, October 5, 2003 at 22:46:24
Well today was as I predicted. We started off trolling
for tuna in the 56/50 area with waters in the 60 to 61 degree
area. It didn't take long to get hooked up on the troll, but to
my suprise they were smaller fish than I expected. We moved further
north to 59/52 and had a better stop with fish boiling on the
chum baits, but by that time the winds were kicking up, and it
was hard to stay on the schools. The live bait that Shamrock has
at the fuel docks is some of the best I've seen all year. Hot
rods. Most of the day we were fishing about 43 to 45 miles out.
The times they are a changing.
Saturday, October 4, 2003 at 18:29:56
The inshore fishing grounds are getting iffy. Today
there was considerable swell, which is not good for Halibut. This
doesn't mean there weren't any caught, but they were few. Heading
up the coast this morning we noticed stacks of bait everywhere.
But we also noticed a lot of loose drifting kelp, which is an
indicator of strong current changes, along with water color changes.
We stopped at Davenport landing and found cold water, 52 degrees.
Not good for Butts. By the time we got to Anyo, it was blowing.
The water color turnover is happening there also. If you got there
soon enough in the morning before the winds you could do well
on Lings and Rock Cod. There are still great warm water currents
offshore, but also you have to keep in mind the migration doesn't
stop. Sometimes even if the waters are perfect. Normally this
time of year we see fewer but bigger fish. So lets go get a few
hogs. I'll be out for Tuna tomorrow.
Sunday, September 28, 2003 at 11:17:04
The Tuna continue to hold good. Yesterday we fished
down south at 20/06. We ended up with 13 Albies and 1 Bluefin.
The weather however was not fun coming home. 15 to 20kts plowing
up hill. There were fish caught from the 601 down to the dog bone.
What a great season for Tuna.
Friday, September 26, 2003 at 20:41:16
Today we tried fishing out front about 16 miles where
its been good for the last week or so. That area is starting to
die out rapidly. We fished from 40/11 north to 48/08. We only
picked up a couple of fish on the troll, with one good bait stop,
which got hammered by every boater within 2 miles. Come on people,
find your own fish. I pay good money to carry extra bait to bring
up fish on stops, buy your own bait. Tomorrow we're going to try
some new grounds. There's still a lot of tuna out there, if your
just willing to do a little hunting and homework.
Sunday, September 21, 2003 at 21:54:31
The tuna fishing is still going strong. We started off
slow this morning, but managed to find a bait stop in the afternoon
that lasted for an hour and a half. We boated 13 fish to 35lbs,
and lost at least another 10. The weather fantastic all day, and
should be the same again tomorrow.
Friday, September 19, 2003 at 22:11:44
The Tuna fishing is still great. Today we fished off
Monterey 10 to 15 miles. Marked lots of fish below us, but they
were a little hard to get to come up. We ended up with 10 nice
fish today from 25 to 35lbs. Nice grade of fish. The winds made
it hard to get a lot of hookups on bait, because we were drifting
so fast. If you can get them out fast enough you can do well.
The winds are supposed to start letting up this weekend.
Friday, September 12, 2003 at 22:48:15
The Tuna fishing continues to be great. Today Terry
Campbell and his crew, ended up with 24 fish, to about 24lbs.
Most of the fish were in the upper teens weight wise, but there's
some bigger fish mixed in. We also got spooled on a large Blue
Fin. It took off 300yds of 20lb line in about 4 seconds. There
was no stopping it. The warm water currents just keep coming,
and there loaded with fish. The weather looks to be great tomorrow.
Saturday, September 6, 2003 at 21:49:15
What a georgous day on the water. Mike, John and Vince,
were on fire with the fish traps and live bait. Don't bother putting
out to many lines, they only get in the way when you drop traps
and bait. If there's no bait available, don't worry. The tuna
were nailing the traps just as eagerly as live bait. But a few
live ones behind the boat sure helps. It started getting a little
crouded in the morning with trollers opting to circle boats on
bait stops, rather than finding there on schools. It only drives
the fish down. Move off to the outscirts, a half mile or so and
you'll be amazed at how agressive the fish get. From my diving
experience, I know how loud boat motors sound under water. I was
on a dive once, and heard a boat under water, and it sounded like
it was on top of me. But when I surfaced, it was a quarter mile
away. Imagine what this doe's when there's 50 boats in one area.
Anyway we ended up with 26 Albies to 26lbs, thanks to my buddy
Willy. He was only 2.5 miles away when he gave me a call. We moved
into his arena and made two bait stops, with visual free swimmers
under the boat. We were plugged, with a much larger grade of fish.
Our last stop was at 46/43.
Friday, September 5, 2003 at 21:36:29
Another banner day. The winds never came up over 5kts
all day, and the fishing was pretty good. We ended up with 19
Albies to 28lbs. I had Department of Fish and Game on the boat
today. All good fishermen. Most of the fish were caught about
10 miles outside the weather buoy. Looks to be a good one again
Thursday, September 4, 2003 at 20:28:18
Today Tom Kyle and his bunch were great. I don't think
I've ever had people that cleaned the boat when they weren't fishing.
What a great help. We picked a dozen fish to 28lbs. The water
was totally flat all day. Looks like great weather for tomorrow.
We're going to try some new places.
Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 22:41:01
On the pictures page, its Jill with her fresh caught
trap fish. She was a pro at hooking fish on the traps. Brinden,
Randy, Bob I think, I forget sometimes, and Jill, were on top
of it. They brought in 25 Albies to 30lbs, in waters that were
less than favorable. Half there fish were on fish traps. After
11:00 the fish were more than eager to hang out under the boat.
Keeping a hooked fish on the line below helped. Live bait would
have been a one stop day. Maybe in the future.
Monday, August 25, 2003 at 11:30:03
Sunday was another epic day on the bay. Mat and his
crew ended up with 28 Albies to 40lbs. The weather was great most
of the day. The warm water currents are holding strong.
Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 17:35:28
The Tuna is unbelievable. From Big Sur to Half Moon
Bay, has the warm deep blue water we've been waiting for. The
last 5 days have been epic. Fish ranging up to 45lbs, and numbers
of fish to hard to count. Today we had 25 fish in the boat by
1100am and started trolling home while cleaning the fish. We had
to stop trolling, the fish kept coming. Dave the charter master
is always a hoot to fish with. We'll be out again tomorrow in
Friday, August 22, 2003 at 21:52:46
The Tuna are here big. We started off in front of Monterey,
with all the rest of the fleet, and only picked up peanuts. Opting
for bigger fish, we moved north to the 00/44 area again and bingo.
Boated 22 tuna to 45lbs. We didn't have the numbers of fish the
boaters did south, but the quality and size was incredible. Our
first stop boated 9 fish, which 5 were over 40. Our average weight
was over 35. The weather, water, and winds were perfect. Looks
great again for tomorrow.
Thursday, August 21, 2003 at 22:00:20
Another banner day on the bay. Today we ended up with
23 Tuna for our 4 anglers. The best part is the average weight
was well over 30lbs. We had a few tipping the scales at 40+. We
fished just inside the 601, around 00/44, with beautiful seas
all day and warm weather. Tomorrow looks to be the same. Bud and
his crew were well seasoned in the art of catching large Albies,
and they'll be out with us again tomorrow.
Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at 22:43:48
Fly fishing for tuna is a hole different presentation
process for results. The winds were not favorable for casting,
and even though we had fish under the boat, getting the flies
down to them was a challenge. Today we still ended up with 16
Albies to 35lbs, and lost some nice hooked fish on the flies.
Doug Leach and his crew of well seasoned fly fishermen, were a
pleasure. The seas were a bit nasty in the mid day, then started
laying down in the afternoon. We had beautiful deep blue water,
and 64.5 water temp. There's a narrow channel of beautiful deep
blue water just above the weather bouys, pushing north. Tuna country.
Sunday, August 17, 2003 at 18:07:29
Today was great. Robert Strate and his crew were fun
to fish with. They picked up 8 Halibut to 30lbs, half a dozen
lings and numerous Vermillion and assorted rock fish. The weather
was great all day. Check there picture on the pictures page.
Monday, August 11, 2003 at 21:33:54
Today slowed way down in Capitola, with only a couple
of Sea Bass caught, and few Halibut. We decided to try further
north before the winds hit. Yesterday we limited on Lings, one
of which was over 20lbs. Today the same, with numerous rock cod.
The winds are keeping boats close to home. It looks like it might
blow for a couple more days.
Saturday, August 9, 2003 at 22:38:18
Yesterday started off a little, but around 11:00 the
bite turned on. We ended up with 20 tuna to 25lbs. Today the winds
were up, and few boats went out for tuna. The ones that did make
it out had only a couple of fish. We opted for inshore potluck
fishing. We had 4 Halibut, some nice size Lings, and Vermillions.
The winds are forcasted to blow again tomorrow.
Thursday, August 7, 2003 at 20:20:28
Today was a great day for inshore fishing. We had limits
for 5 by 7:30 of Ling Cod, and Vermillions. Then ventured out
for flatties. We picked up 9 Halibut to 25lbs. Great action all
day long. A little winds in the afternoons, but other than that,
it was a great day. Ed Fields and his bros were agressive and
fun to fish with. Love to see it. Thanks Ed.
Friday, August 1, 2003 at 20:47:06
Today was a pot luck day. We ended up with a nice batch
of Halibut, Ling Cod, Vermillion, and numerous other rock fish.
The weather looks to hold thru the weekend. Tuna boats outside
were strill getting nice counts of Albacore.
Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 23:30:50
Today was another banner day. The seas were flat, and
the air was warm. We fished the same area as yesterday, the only
difference was we were not the only boat there. The bite turned
on the same time, 10:00, and wide open. We put 27 tuna in the
fish hold, and a 160qt ice chest. The tuna were averaging a much
larger size. Up to 35lbs. We also caught a fish that we could
not recognize. It looked like a combination of a barracuda, sail
fish, and something you would normally catch down about a mile,
with teeth about an inch long. Were still trying to identify it.Hopefully
with some help we'll find out what it is. We caught it on a jig
stop, while throwing traps. We have a picture of it, and as soon
as we identify it, we'll post it on the site.
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 22:02:34
Today we fished for tuna. Most of the sport boats fished
in the 15 to 20 mile are and even closer. But being one to not
follow radio fish, we ventured out on our own. It paid off. We
ended up with 30 Tuna to 26lbs. The bite was a little slow in
the morning, but after 10:00 it started getting hot and heavy.
Triples and Quads. Out of the 30 we caught, we also picked up
8 or 9 on traps. The seas stayed flat all day, with maybe 6 or
8kts of wind in the morning. Sorry I don't have pictures, but
somebody sat on my camera, and broke it. I'll be picking up another
one soon. Hope to have pictures tomorrow.
Monday, July 28, 2003 at 11:44:00
O.K. people, the tuna are here, and close. My buddy
Willy is only 15 miles out, and loading up at 9:00am. I have a
couple of dates still open in the near future so give me a call.
I'll be out tomorrow and the next day. Lets get some tuna.
Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 22:30:54
Today was a pleasure just to be on the water. We never
saw more than 5kts of wind all day. The warm waters are moving
up the line at a rate we like to see. We ended up with only 10
albies, to 24lbs. Compared to yesterdays count, it was a quite
a bit slower. If the winds stay down, I think we might see tuna
a lot closer, in the near future.
Friday, July 25, 2003 at 20:50:36
Today was a great potluck day. We picked up 11 Halibut
to 26lbs, with 9 Lings to 16lbs, one small Thresher Shark, 14lbs,
and numerous rock cod. Action all the time. But the big story
is the tuna are moving up the line. Numerous sport boats were
picking up 20 to 25 tuna early in the day. The currents are moving
up the line, and bring tuna with them. The Southern Cal. reports
are recording record numbers of Albacore, Blue Fin, Big Eye, and
even a few marlin. Tomorrow were fishing tuna. The pictures page
should be up soon for todays catch.
Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 23:17:32
Today was another great day of fishing on the bay.
We ended up with 7 beautiful Salmon, with two over 30lbs. The
seas were pretty sloppy all day, but the fish are still holding
in the same area we've been fishing all week. Still tons of bait,
with whales and dolphins all around us. And of course a few fur
bags. The winds are supposed to be strong through the week. Check
our picture page for todays catch.
Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 18:35:54
The Salmon are still biting great. Keith Rogers and
his crew boated 8 beautiful salmon, from 14 to 24lbs, by 11:00,
and then went inshore to pick up a few Lings, Vermillions, and
Belinas. The weather out on the Salmon grounds was a little lumpy,
but nobody cared, because the fish were biting. The Halibut are
a little slow now. The waters have changed color, to almost a
red tide in some areas. Check our pictures page for todays catch.
Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at 18:48:58
The Salmon are still going strong. We had llmits for
all our customers by 11:00. Nice fish. They ranged from 18 to
26lbs. Plus the old story, "you should have seen the one we lost
at the boat. It was huge". The weather was great til noon. The
biggest bummer was all the fallout on the water, and in the air,
from the fire in Moss Landing. My boat is now streaked with black
gunk. We were going to try for Tuna on friday, but the way the
weather looks, its iffy. Maybe soon.
Monday, July 7, 2003 at 17:19:14
The summer run of salmon is picking up. We picked up
6 Salmon for three anglers by 9:00, then went inshore and got
a halibut, starry flounder, and some cod to round the day off.
The weather held nice until about 10:30, then the winds started
picking up.Check Daren and his crew on the pictures page.
Sunday, July 6, 2003 at 23:30:15
The weather was up today west of town. We wanted to
go to the island, but turned around before Davenport. But the
fishing was still good for rocks,lings and halibut. We picked
up six Halibut, from four mile to santa cruz. Plus mucho lings,
vermillions, belinas, and black rock cod. The winds chased us
all the way back to Santa Cruz point. But inside the bay was nice.
Friday, July 4, 2003 at 20:44:42
Today we only had two anglers on the boat, but they
did well. Ended up with 6 nice halibut to 22lbs. Peter and his
brother were real troopers and a pleasure to fish with. Boaters
were out in force today for the holiday. Most anglers did good
on lings, rock cod and halibut. Even a few salmon were caught
out near soquel hole. Check our pictures page.
Thursday, July 3, 2003 at 20:05:47
Today was another great day for big lings. We ended
up with limits for 6 to 20lbs. We were hoping to shoot offshore
for tuna, but the winds have been heavy, which we can deal with,
but the good water has moved out to almost 50 miles. Soooo, the
inland waters seem to be the best bet for now. Hopefully the currents
will push back closer to shore in the near future. Inshore fishing
is great, and a lot of fun, but, Tuna are Tuna.
Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at 18:36:26
Today was a great day. We started off at Ano Nueve
to pick up limits of Ling Cod, with numerous Vermillion, black
roc k cod, olives, china cod, cabazon, and ?. Then fished our
way back with the winds chasing to pick up 3 Halibut to 19lbs.
Jim Monical and his crew were a pleasure to fish with.
Sunday, June 29, 2003 at 09:25:45
Check our pictures page.
Sunday, June 29, 2003 at 09:24:49
The seas have let down enough for us to get out and
get some nice tuna. All the fish we caught were over 20lbs.We
fished mostly in the 40/30 area. Water temps were great, up to
59 degrees. The salmon made a small showing a couple of days ago
in Soquel Hole, and the Halibut fishing is still pretty good.
Rock Cod season opens on Tuesday. So take your pick, lets go fishing.
Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 09:03:04
The fishing has picked up nicely around the bay. Some
summer Salmon are showing around the Soquel hole area down to
Moss Landing. Nice size, ranging from 12 to 30lbs. Also the Halibut
bite has been good all day off Capitola. Yesterday we opted to
keep the tuna honest. We went south of the dog bone. The fish
were there, but deep. We only had one tripple. It was hard to
get the fish to come up. The water was 59 degrees and beautiful.
Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 20:33:29
Being we're handicaped by conditions offshore, which
effects sea conditions up the coast, we did manage to pick up
3 Halibut to 18lbs in Capitola. The sea conditions were a little
lumpy, but no winds to speak of, but a little rock and rolly at
times. There is live bait availlable at Shamrock's dock. The forcast
is for the seas to lay down by the weekend. Maybe we can get out
for some Tuna before the good waters disapate. Mat and his crew
of homies, were a pleasure to fish with. Very patient, and good
fishermen. Check them out on our photo page.
Monday, June 16, 2003 at 19:16:36
Today conditions were not the best. We tried to fish
up the coast, but sea conditions wouldn't allow. So we fished
from the Light House to Capitola. It was hard to keep the huge
numbers of small rock fish off our baits. But we still managed
to put in three Halibut to 18lbs. When the seas lay down, I think
the fishing inshore and offshore will be great.
Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 21:16:31
Today wasn't the nicest. I checked the weather buoy
at 5:00 this morning before taking off, and it was already gusting
to 15kts. We opted for Halibut, because the salmon counts are
so bad. The Pajaro pipe was already blowing 6 to 8kts by the time
we got there at 7:30. We headed for Capitola. Ended up with one
nice 22lb Halibut, and lost a couple of more before the winds
got to heavy. With some clear skies showing, maybe we can get
some good SST pictures offshore for the Tuna.
Sunday, June 8, 2003 at 20:43:47
Today the weather was variable for the bay. The morning
started off nice enough with a slight wind from the north west.
The boats that went offshore for tuna found some winds in the
morning that laid down as the day progressed. Tuna were caught
from just south of the weather buoy to the dog bone, but heard
of one boat catching fish as close as 30 miles from Santa Cruz.
We opted to try for Salmon in the morning, to no avail. We fished
in about 275ft of water. Lots of birds, and bait down deep. I
heard the bait was in deeper water at the northwest end of the
hole. After trying the 50/00 area for a while we moved to the
Pajaro Pipe, and ended up with 3 nice Halibut. If the winds stay
down, I think that area could start producing. Up the coast got
Saturday, June 7, 2003 at 20:20:56
Well the tuna are starting to make themselves known.
A few boats left from Monterey and Santa Cruz with scores I heard
of up to 12 fish on one boat. This is about 3 weeks sooner than
last year. We will be starting to gear up for the long fins on
Monday. CALL FOR RESERVATIONS NOW.
Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 19:55:36
Salmon fishing continues to be slow. Although the weather
was great today, all we managed to hook were a couple of Silvers.
There were a couple of boats in the 56/13 area that caught one
or two fish. There were tons of krill in the area and great water
color, but I think part of the problem was the fish were stuffed.
We had clouds of krill hiding under the boat with silvers busting
the surface feeding on them. Also the Halibut bite has really
dropped off. We fished the beaches north of town to no avail.
Also the Halibut that were in front of the harbor are pretty much
Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 20:47:36
Oh by the way, check our pictures page for photos.
Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 20:43:31
Well, things have finally turned around a bit. Today
we ended up with 7 beautiful salmon, from 15 to 30lbs. We caught
all our fish in the top 50ft of water mooching chovies. The fish
were stuffed mostly with krill, so don't look for any big bait
balls. John Duggins and his crew were a hoot to fish with. The
seas remained calm til noon, then the bait started breaking up.
We had one double, and a tripple, plus lost another 4 fish at
the boat. We fished just north of the hole in 300ft of water.
It looks like we may have some good weather for the next couple
of days. The trollers didn't do as well, with only a couple of
fish per boat. We actually caught 2 of our fish on gitzits, with
a fillet of chovie on the side.
Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 07:14:22
A fresh batch of salmon have appeared in Monterey.
Yesterday we fished off Cypress Pt. We only ended up with 1 Salmon,
but other boats did better. We lost a couple of more. All large
fish. We still have an open boat for Memorial(Call 831-465-0639).
Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 09:59:30
Yesterday we started up the coast looking for Halibut.
The waters are still a little churned up, with loose weeds and
kelp. We moved back in front of the harbor and caught 3 nice Halibut
there. The Salmon are very slow, with only a couple even reported.
The weather is finally starting to calm down, and continues to
get better each day.
Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 22:42:34
Today the winds up the coast were windy and lumpy.
We opted to head down to Pajaro area in 160ft of water. The Silver
salmon were abundent. We caught and released 8 silvers, and lost
as many. Hoping to find some Kings mixed in didn't happen. We
only had one king follow our mooch baits to the surface next to
the boat. It remained calm until 1:00, when the white caps started
pushing in. A couple of boats fished the Pajaro Pipe for Halibut
with no luck. All of our Silvers were caught in the top 50ft.
Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 20:12:30
Fishing today was slow. Most boats were forced off the
water in the Salmon areas from strong winds and swell. We opted
to fish inside for Halibut. We ended up with 3 Halibut for 2 anglers.
The weather and seas have stired up inner waters also. Hopefully
in the next couple of days things will settle down. The Salmon
bite off Davenport, which was pretty good yesterday, petered out.
The currents are pushing up hill at a pretty good clip.
Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 10:21:24
A few Salmon are still holding out front in 200 to
300ft of water. The numbers aren't that huge, but we're picking
up from 1 to 4 fish a day, and if you hit the right spot even
more. Some Halibut are starting to show, but so are the Ling Cod.
Monday, May 5, 2003 at 23:31:51
The fish are still holding from straight east off the
Soquel hole to a little north of the hole. The fish are mostly
laying low in the water, down 100 to 120ft. Mooching now is working
great. It's best to keep your baits moving, but with the winds,
it actually helps work your baits. Just use larger weights. If
your mooching, nose hooking seems to work best in the winds. Yesterday
we had fish chasing the bait up as we reeled in. Which is where
the term motor mooching came from. Try it, it works. They love
that 45 degree retreive. Fish are in the 150 to 200ft of water.
Sunday, May 4, 2003 at 19:46:19
Today was a great day. We caught 7 Salmon to 30lbs.
They were all nice fish. We fished mostly inside Soquel Hole in
about 150ft of water. There was a little wind, but still fishable.
Tomorrow looks to be the same. Check the pictures page for todays
Thursday, May 1, 2003 at 19:45:21
Commercial season is open. The counts aren't big enough
to keep the multi-day boats local, so the few commercial boats
that are working the bay are day boats. This helps keep some of
the local fish here for locals to catch. Today we ended up with
4 fish to 24lbs. Chad and his crew were a pleasure to fish with.
The seas were georgous all day, with no afternoon winds. The forcast
keeps showing for bad weather tomorrow, but I'm looking out my
window now, and it looks great at 7:00. But that can change fast.
Keep an eye on the weather. Check our pictures page for todays
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 22:12:13
This afternoon I went out to try some new trolling
gear around 2:00. We were fishing around 52/02, and caught a nice
18 pounder, down about 100ft. Mike and I noticed quite a few birds
and some nice bait in the area. The winds were very friendly,
only at about 6kts. Nice to see for a change in the afternoon.
Monday, April 28, 2003 at 21:50:10
Conditions are still a bit unstable. Last night rained
most of the knight, but the sea conditions were fishable in the
morning. Tomorrow looks to be good, with some possible showers,
mostly in the mountain regions. I'll be out tomorrow testing some
new gear. Hopefully we find a couple of surprises.
Friday, April 25, 2003 at 15:47:56
Today was another crummy day on the water. We stuck
it out thru wind and rain until 1:00. Most boats caught no fish.
The conditions are to bad to let us look around much. Hopefully
tomorrow will lay down some.
Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 12:38:53
Today was a bust. We started out of the harbor by 6:30,
and had to turn around 2 miles out. The weather was just too ugly.
The forcast seems to be a bit more of the same for the next couple
of days. Keep an eye.
Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 19:00:01
It looks like finally more bait is moving into the
bay. Unfortunately when we found the bait and fish I cooked a
starter on the boat. While waiting for Vessel Assist, I told my
customers to keep mooching. They immediately picked up a 15 &
a 20lb salmon, even after we drifted off the bait. Can't wait
to get back out.
Friday, April 11, 2003 at 17:13:12
Today was a great day on the water. The winds only
came up to about 7 or 8kts. We ended up with 4 nice salmon to
19 pounds. Ron Krasko and his buds were a pleasure to fish with.
The weather is supposed to get ugly this weekend. So we'll have
to keep an eye on it. Everybody is still fishing the Soquel Hole
area. Check our pictures page.
Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at 20:15:28
Things seem to be picking up around the bay. Today
we ended up with 5 nice salmon to 17lbs and another Thresher Shark
65lbs. Man those threshers are good eating. We also farmed 3 or
4 other salmon. The bite seemed to get better around the noon
hour. Everyone is still at the Soquel Hole. Check our pictures
Sunday, April 6, 2003 at 18:23:44
The fish are still pretty spread out over the bay.
Most boaters had from 1 to 3 fish. On our pictures page you can
see what Marty Vamberg and his crew caught. They were from 11
to 14lbs. Hopefully soon larger concentrations of bait will start
Saturday, April 5, 2003 at 20:46:25
Today started off with decent weather, then got even
better. It was just the calm before the storm. We had picked up
a couple of salmon in the morning, and thought it might be a nice
day. But after checking the weather updates, we realised we were
in for a rough day. At about 11:00am the winds hit like a train.
Fishing more was impossible. We were back at the docks by 12:30.
The forcast for tomorrow is to better, but my faith in the weather
service is deminishing.
Friday, April 4, 2003 at 19:22:21
Today the seas were on the verge of being unfishable
all day. We started at the north end of the hole in 280ft, when
the rains started pouring down and the winds kicked up to about
25kts. As we bailed for home we crossed piles of bait in 135ft
of water. Put down the baits and hooked up immediately. Made 2
or 3 more drifts and picked up 5 salmon to 18lbs. But the bonus
was a 60lb Thresher shark,that ate our mooch bait. Check our pictures
page. What a treat. Poor mans sward fish on the grill tonight.
Conditions are supposed to get better over the weekend. Good luck.
Thursday, April 3, 2003 at 21:06:14
Had a party that rescheduled today, which gave me a
little time to go hunting. Didn't have to go far. I went out to
about 280' of water, put down two baits mooching, and caught two
fish to 15lbs. Took about 15 minutes. Fish are still holding in
the top 80' of water. Both fish were full of krill. There's a
krill line down about 40 to 80ft. Look for holes busted thru the
Date: Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 22:01:09
Well things have changed considerably. Taking a hint
from a local commmcial fishing buddy and taking advantage of local
spring conditions, we puckered up and shot North. Fortunately
all the spring conditions were exactly as we predicted. We ended
up with 10 fish in the boat. All in the 50-foot top water column.
All fish were stuffed to the gills with krill, but they still
were hungry enough to eat our anchovies. Water conditions were
pure glass all day long.
Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 22:33:53
The weather was perfect for the opener. Boats were
scattered through out the bay looking for concentrations of bait
fish. Most boats had from one to three fish, mostly on the troll.
With the calm seas, hopefully bait will concentrate a little more,
along with the fish. Today we fished off Monterey, with slim pickins.
Tomorrow were going to take a little different approach. Hope
it works out.
Sunday, March 9, 2003 at 09:31:40
Friday we went out looking for Halibut, to no avail.
There were a couple caught over by the hotel in Seaside. Checked
out the pipe in Pajaro with lots of lings but still no Halibut.
The water is way to clear. We need some of that off green water
to move into the bay holding more bait. There were a few schools
of bait showing off shore on the way to Monterey, but not as much
as I would like. Pray for more bait, Salmon season is near.
Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 17:30:32
We apologize for the disappearing report. We have a
little bug we are working out. Now, on to the report. We have
been out scouting the Bay for the last few weeks. Signs of bait
and water condidtions are improving. We have been fishing everywhere
from Davenport down to Moss with good results. We look forward
to a great Salmon season. The dates are filling up very fast,
so book now.