This is going to be a wild year of fishing. Last year the salmon fishing was the best we’ve seen in over 30 years. The same school of fish are expected to return and be around for a few more years. Rockfish (Pacific Snapper) and lingcod fishing was great last year with lingcod going over 20 pounds. We expect the same success this year.
Snapper and Lingcod season opens April 1st
Salmon season opens April 4th
It’s going to be a great year of fishing. Hope you can join us.
Had to squeeze in one more crab trip for our good friends. Great crab and great fun. Love watching these ongoing fathers and sons trips. See you all in April when fishing season opens back up. Have a great New Year!
Nice weather today with a sizable swell and lots of happy campers. After getting our crab came in closer to shore and got blues and olive rockfish. Slow bite caused by the new ground swell.
Beautiful day on the water and great fishing for limits of canary, olive, blue and red pacific snapper and a couple lingcod.
The weatherman was right! It rained! Drizzle for the most part with an occasional pour but zero wind so the water was flat as a pancake. And, the fish were very happy to see us. We had limits of quality black (28 blacks at that), blue, canary, olive, and brown snapper coming over the railing this afternoon. It was a blast!
Perfect weather this morning for our crab and rockcod trip. Ran out to the crab grounds and once again nailed limits of dungeness crab to 3 pounds! Then headed in closer for snapper and cranked out blues and olive pacific snapper. Great time! Rain’s coming.
Wowza. 150 pounds of crab plus 40 pounds of snapper today. This is awesome!
Pretty chilly this morning but a great sunrise and clear skies. Had to work for our rockfish today with the bigger swell in town. Ceviche and rockcod tacos tonight! Happy birthday Austin!
Yay, another storm has passed and the fishing is back on big time! Ran out to get our crab limits then closer to home for some excellent rockfishing. It was non-stop action of BIG blue, olive, brown and starry pacific snapper. Awesome time.
January 2 -6 we are running a special discounted crab only trip for only $99 per person or $500 for the whole boat (max six people). This is as good as it gets!
What a gorgeous day after the storm from yesterday passed. Headed out to the crab grounds but unfortunately someone had already visited our string of gear and we were shorted crab. Came home with 30+ crab then headed in for rockfish and it was a steady pick of snapper and lingcod. Six lingcod hooked and we kept four. Nice quality olive, blue, canary and copper pacific snapper too.
Our season will be closing in just two weeks! We still have a few openings on 12/24, 12/26, and 12/30. We have private charters available for 12/24 and 12/30. Crabbing is going very strong. Having a crab feast is a great way to wrap up the year! Availability Calendar <www.montereybaycharters.com/calendar.htm>
Another awesome day in the bay. Headed out to the crab grounds for limits of crab then in closer for our lingcod and rockcod. Limits of rockcod and limits of crab made for a great day. Big crab feed tonight!
Back in the saddle for the remainder of the season, yay! Thank you Ray for covering for me. Today was awesome. Great guys and great crabbing and fishing. Got our limits of crab then headed in closer for rockcod and lingcod. Fish weren’t big but we nailed limits plus of quality blue, olive, canary and red pacific snapper and a lingcod. Water really settled down too. Big crab feast tonight!
Happy Customers again with limits of jumbo crab to three pounds and plenty of pacific snapper for a taco party.
Today our Customers were wanting crab and petrale sole. The crab we were able to supply. Full limits of really large, fresh from the ocean floor, dungeness crab. The fish were another story. We set up over a proven petrale producing spot only to come up empty. We moved over to a rockcod spot and were only able to put a few in the boat. Great marks on the fish finder but they were not biting.
There was still a little slop on the water earlier in the morning but it leveled out nice throughout the day. Spent some time fishing at first until the weather laid down then ran out to the crab grounds for really big crab! Came home with blue, olive, canary and black pacific snapper and limits of big dungeness crab for six. We have flat clam water all week!
Crabbing is still going very strong and limits (ten each) are the norm. Remember to bring big coolers or boxes to take your crab home… Oooops!
Got out between storms and nailed the crab to three pounds then went in closer for rockfish and nailed limits for six of blue, olive, copper and a dozen red pacific snapper. GREAT DAY! We have storms until Tuesday. Crabbing is the best I’ve seen in 20 years.
Storm from last night sure did mix up the water so we had a bUmPy ride to the fishing grounds then when the weather settled down even more we ran out to the crab grounds. Full limits again for six anglers of very high quality crab to three pounds.
What a difference a day makes. Storm passed and the water calmed down a lot! Ran out to the crab grounds and nailed limits of crab to three pounds then came in closer to shore for a steady blue and olive pacific snapper bite and a lingcod too.
Storm’s in town but we decided to give it a try for the crab only. Got out to the grounds and it wasn’t easy but we got our crab.
Flat calm water again today and lots of whales around too. Ran out to the crab grounds for limits plus crew limits of BIG dungeness crab to three pounds then headed in closer for the rockfishing. We got into the olive and blue pacific snapper good! Came home with over 150 pounds of meat. Great day with a great group!
Flat calm water today as we head out to our crab gear. Got into the crab and they are BIG! Switched over to local rockfish and the fish were slow to bite due to the big ground swell that arrived this morning.
Another great day of crabbing and fishing for our group of six. Brought home limits of dungeness crab plus crew crab and 3/4 limits of nice pacific snapper. Crab is still going on strong!
Crabbing is still off the charts with limits on every trip. As you may have heard the commercial crab fishery has been postponed until December 15th. So you know, this has no effect on the recreational/sport crabbing that we do. We still get to crab while the commercial boats have to wait for approval from CA Fish & Wildlife. Also so you know, we do not condone what CAFW has done to our commercial crabbing colleagues. We feel it is wrong to lead the commercial people on as if there were no delays then eight hours before the official commercial season opener, place an immediate halt to commercial crabbing. I find it unfair and unacceptable that CAFW, sitting at their desks, can toy with peoples livelihoods without any consequences for their mistakes. This commercial closure, as was last year’s premature closure, was avoidable and caused by CAFW because they failed to do their job. CAFW will still get their paychecks while the families of the crabbers receive nothing. Many hardworking families will suffer needlessly.
Storm has passed but the water was still a wee bit choppy. Took our time and after reaching the crab grounds got our limits then moved in closer to shore for rockfish. We did good with 3/4 limits of olive, blue, canary, brown and red pacific snapper.
Weather has the water a little messed up now but we could still pull the crab pots and fish for the big ones. The crab seemed even bigger today with limits for all six plus crew crab to three pounds! Also brought home lingcod, olive, yellowtail, brown and red pacific snapper.