Flat as a pancake water today for our long range trip. As soon as we dropped in we started landing fish. Hooked into quite a few fish and headed home with our limits of lingcod and 75 pounds of quality canary, yellowtail, copper and pacific red snapper. Awesome fishing today.
Really nice flat calm day for our Jurassic trip. Took a while to get to our spot but when we finally did it was a wide-open bite. The kids (8 and 11 years-old) had non-stop doubles of big blues mixed in with olive, copper, canary and red pacific snapper for six limits! Add lingcod and halibut from mom and dad and we had one fantastic day!
What a trip! Limits for all including ten big red pacific snapper to six pounds.
Awesome weather for our folks from Fresno. Got a nice 70s seabreeze to help them forget the 100+ temps back home. Ran back out to our local fishing grounds and the fish were happy to see us.They literally jumped in the boat! Limits for all!
Very nice day for our local potluck fishing trip and the fish we’re biting! Came home with limits for all.
Forecasted high winds offshore so opted for halibut fishing. After catching squid for bait headed a little south for the halibut grounds. Whamm! Lots of halibut bites. Came home with halibut limits plus crew fish and a couple starry flounders.
Real nice weather for our local potluck trip. We nailed the snapper for eight limits of taco and ceviche meat. Fun fun group.
Salmon was a long shot so we decided to try for local halibut. Went squishing for our live squid and mackerel then headed to the halibut grounds. Slow start but then things picked up pretty good! In addition to hooking a bat ray and a shark, hooked into eight halibut. Had to return two hali’s to grow and a few times we came up with ripped up bait. Wound up taking four nice halibut home.
After making bait (jigging up squid and mackerel) we headed a ways up the coast. Dropped in our live squid and wham! The party started. The kids did real good with vermillion (red pacific snapper) to eight pounds, lingcod and big blues. But… Dad/Uncle had to school them with his 15 pound lingcod. Great day with limits of snapper and we only kept four lingcod.
Was supposed to go for salmon but with the slow bite we opted for Jurassic Park (long range) instead. Lots of action and lots of fun. Whales, dolphin, a great white shark and big fish including lingcod, copper, red, canary, olive, and blue pacific snapper. Got our first kelp greenling of the season too. Limits of snapper for all plus crew limit.
Another awesome day at Jurassic Park. Jigged up our live bait then headed to the deep reef and started loading the boat with lingcod, rockcod and petrale sole. Even got a little whale and dolphin show.
It’s time for the MEGA-BITE crew to take our vacation! Tom stayed put, Kai fished commercial and Max went on surfing trips. We’ll be back on the 28th. July is already booked. August has a lot of openings yet to be filled. 7/27 update: Bluefin in the 120 pound range are being hooked and sometimes landed.
Great trip with some of my favorites, Kai and Jaden. These two kids smacked the rockcod and lingcod good today. Brother Meleke was in charge of red snapper with his biggest going six pounds. Jaden landed a 33.25 inch lingcod. Holly and Ron (mom & dad) also contributed their fair share.
Our group from 105 degree Sacramento came to fish in 65 degree temps on flat calm seas. Combined with lots of fish, made their trip a very enjoyable experience.
Awesome day on the bay today with zero wind and flat calm seas. Jigged up live squid then went to town for limits of lingcod and 100 pounds of olive and red pacific snapper up to nine pounds!
Ran back out to the fishing grounds where we caught this morning and the fish were waiting for us! Doubles were common and the fish were big! Big blues, big olives, canary and red pacific snapper to four pounds. Lot’s of fun and plenty of fish. Nice dolphin show too. Flat as a pancake water with no wind.
Nice flat calm water for our local potluck trip. Jigged up some live squid and headed to the rockfish grounds. Fish were biting good too. Limits for all of olive, blue, canary and seven red pacific snapper to five pounds.
Winds came up a bit but that didn’t deter our party from going for the big ones! And, the fish were ready to bite! Big time bite with all rods hooked up at the same time. Came home with limits plus crew fish of olive, blue, canary, brown and red pacific snapper.
Headed out to the local rockcod grounds and whacked the rockcod big time! Loaded up the fish box with seven limits of olive, blue, brown, canary, and red pacific snapper to five pounds.
Jurassic today but had to stay close to shore (winds) so we went squishing (squid fishing) first then halibut fishing then off to get limits of snapper. Brought home a ton of squid, two very nice halibut and limits of pacific snapper including reds to five pounds. Awesome day!
Great group and great fishing with limits of olive, blue, canary, brown, and red pacific snapper.
Off the hook wild fishing today. Wind coming in early so opted for local potluck instead of salmon and it was GREAT! Big fish for limits for all plus crew including 19 red pacific snapper to seven pounds. Live and fresh dead squid (that our group jigged up) was the ticket.
Trolled for salmon but soon realized the bite was going to be slow. Instead of dragging bait around for hours we opted for snapper and halibut. Good thing we did. Had the four kids jig up live squid then got our seven limits of rockfish (snapper) and a nice halibut.
Great day for our local potluck trip. Water had a little bump and there was zero wind. After an hour of searching finally found some willing fish and it was game on for the rest of the morning. Limits for all of olive, blue, canary, and red pacific snapper. Ceviche tonight!
High winds forced us to change course and fish locally in Santa Cruz. Glad we did because the fishing was outstanding! We caught well over 120 fish but only kept the best for eight limits of olive, blue, canary, brown and red pacific snapper.
Awesome day with awesome folks today. It’s been six years since Andrew was on the boat and now that he’s 16 you can see he can handle a Jurassic Park trip without question. Drew hooked into a lot of fish today and the boat went in with lingcod and six limits of some high quality snapper. GREAT 4TH OF JULY!
Another try at salmon today. Fished with about a hundred other boats in close quarters. Only saw one net flying and it wasn’t ours.
With the salmon still being hard to find we opted for local potluck today and we did good! Limits of big yellowtail, blue, canary, and red pacific snapper to six pounds for all plus crew.
Went for salmon today and we traveled all over and we caught salmon! One in the box and may have missed a couple. Things are looking up for salmon fishing.
South swell still in town so headed up the coast for Jurassic Park fishing. Tried for squid but none would bite. Fortunately we still had leftover fresh dead squid from a couple days ago and it paid off. We got into some lingcod and limits of rockfish.