Now we’re talking! The swell has diminished and the fish were biting like crazy today. Big ones too! Came home with seven high quality limits of medium to big olive, blue, copper, and red pacific snapper. Must have thrown back 30+ smaller fish. Banner day!
Really nice weather for our local potluck trip today with air temps in the low 70s. We nailed limits plus crew limits of quality blue and olive pacific snapper. One short lingcod that went back to grow. Crab season starts in just a few weeks!
Awesome local potluck trip today with our friends from Kenny Rogers Plumbing. Had to move around a lot to get bigger fish and tossed back probably 50 smallies. Came home with limits plus crew limits of quality blue, olive, brown, and red pacific snapper.
Jurassic Park trip today and what a beautiful day with a whale show, sea lions circling the boat, overhead a plane doing acrobats, and some serious lingcod, petrale sole and rockfish catching. The lingcod bite was good! Caught our live bait then ran deep to pull up six lingcod to 15 pounds. Afterwards came in closer to shore for limits of blue, olive and china pacific snapper.
Wind picked up and the fishing went back to slow and small. Tried real hard to find willing fish but kept getting tiny rockfish. Worked all the way up and down the coast, worked shallow then deep water but just couldn’t’ get away from the smaller fish. Came home in the dark with 3/4 limits of small pacific snapper.
Our local potluck trip started out very slow with just a fish here and a fish there until slack tide (11am) then the bite took off! Limits for seven of nice quality blue, black, olive and china pacific snapper. Great group of guys from Modesto.
The fog and the winds have finally subsided and the fish were hungry! Ran out to our secret reef and immediately started hauling in blues and olives. Finished with early limits so came in closer to shore to give halibut a try.
Winds started up a bit and blew away the fog! We fished one of our local honey spots and we got into the rockfish bigtime! Lots of fun with a very beautiful family celebrating 70 year-old Al’s birthday. Great fishing and tons of laughs. Limits of quality pacific snapper.
Seas were a bit choppy and the fog was thick making fishing a little more difficult than usual. Our group trudged through it and were able to come home with some nice olive, blue, black and a couple BIG red pacific snapper.
Ran out to Jurassic Park”s deep reef today and the fishing was good for lingcod and big yellowtail. Especially considering the ground swell that came into town over a week ago. Once it’s gone fishing should go back to red hot!
MEGA-BITE thanks the men and women of the Air National Guard today with a sunset cruise around the bay. These folks have been working non-stop to help our community with staffing food banks, fighting the CZU Complex Fire, staffing medical personnel at the SC Fairgrounds and more.
Thank you Air National Guard!
Big swell is still in town and it’s killing the bite. Not much fish to report today. Should clear up this week.
Local potluck trip and the weather and water were still confused from this morning. Tried fishing all the local reefs but couldn’t get but a few fish to bite. Came home with a handful of nice black and olive pacific snapper.
Jurassic Park trip was not your typical big game safari today. Mixed swell, deep swell, strong current and East wind really made catching difficult. Traveled more than 40 miles trying to get the fish to bite but just couldn’t beat Mother Nature at her own game.
Fished Jurassic Park for about an hour or so and when the wind came up we moved closer to shore. Big 12′ swell today and the wind wave was growing to 4′. Came closer to home and was able to work up a few limits of very nice black, blue, and olive pacific snapper.
Another great trip to Jurassic Park with our newlyweds Jen and Nathan. As soon as we dropped in the lingcod started biting. Charles landed the biggest at 18 lb with a lingcod in its belly! Lingcod are very territorial and aggressive! Don’t be a lingcod. In the picture Charles is 6ft 6in tall.
The weather got big this afternoon and our fearless family took on the challenge without hesitation. The water was bigger than usual this afternoon. “The bigger the water the bigger the fish” and 13 year-old Gabe from Pleasanton proved it when he landed two lingcod at the same time on one hook! A smaller blue lingcod took the first bite then an 18 pound monster ate the blue lingcod! Good job Gabe! The fish were thick and coming over the rail non-stop for brief periods. Ended up with six limits of big olive, blue, black, canary and 13 big vermillion for a total of 62 fish. Awesome.
Jurassic Park was awesome today. First drop we landed three lingcod. Another five drifts and lingcod limits! Came in closer to shore for our pacific snapper. Great haul guys!
Local potluck trip today and the seas were flat calm and zero wind. Pretty much a steady pick of quality olive, blue and brown pacific snapper for limits. Lingcod showed up too!
Jurassic park with two soon to be married couples! Great energy today and very refreshing considering all the not so cool stuff going on in the world these days. Caught our live bait and headed for lingcod. As soon as we dropped in, Charles hooked his first lingcod then bride Jen brought up a monster followed by Mason with a deep blue lingcod. Boccaccio we’re all over us (trash fish full of worms) so we moved to get busy with rockfish. It was game on again with big blues and olives coming over the rail. It was wild and we’re doing it again next week after couple #1 ties the knot. Great time!
Still thick fog with no smoke and a cool 63 degrees. Fish were finicky at first then it went to a Wide-Open-Bite. Fish were virtually jumping in the boat! Limits for all plus of olive, blue, black, canary and red pacific snapper. Happy campers!
Pea soup fog this morning with clean fresh air for our local potluck trip. Ran up the coast a ways and as soon as we dropped in it was Fish On! We kept hammering the fish until we got limits for six of blue, black, olive, canary, brown and red pacific snapper. Good job 12 year-old Aiden and great job Grandpa, but Grandma hauled in most of the fish!
Local potluck today in the hazing morning skies. We pray that everyone stays safe through these fires. Tried fishing close to home but the fish were slow to bite. Ran up the coast a ways and it was Fish On! Nailed limits for all plus crew limits of quality olive, blue, black, canary, and red pacific snapper.
Ran out and caught our live bait then headed for Jurassic Park. Immediately started boating the lingcod. Crazy wide open bite. Got limits for everyone and a crew limit. WOW. Then off to get the snapper and we hit a pile of hungry olive, black, blue, and canary pacific snapper for limits for all plus crew fish. Gramps had the biggest lingcod.
Flat calm water for our MEAT RUN (tuna and Jurassic Park) trip today and a nice 65 degrees. Our group from Sacramento wanted to escape the forecasted 109 temps for the day. Caught our live bait then headed out for lingcod and wham! Limited out on lingcod then off to the tuna grounds. Trolled around for hours but no tuna takers today. Came back in for rockfish and limited out again! Long day with limits of lingcod and pacific snapper.
Great weather today for our Jurassic trip. After catching our bait ran out deep and immediately started hauling in the lingcod. Wind picked up so we came in closer to shore for the rockfish and slayed em! Limits for all! Ceviche and fish tacos tonight. Happy birthday Kelsey!
Jurassic Park today and WOW! Limited out on lingcod within an hour plus crew limits of lingcod. Using live bait sure does make a difference. After crushing the lingcod we set out for rockfish and nailed limits of BIG canary, BIG yellowtail, brown, and green spot pacific snapper. Water was flat calm and a cool 65 air temp.
Tuna and Jurassic Park combo trip today and what a day it was. Started out with Jurassic Park and worked up lingcod for everyone and 3/4 limits of some big yellowtail, canary, red pacific snapper. Then headed out to the tuna grounds for about 30 miles of trolling. Tuna were a no show today.
Nice water in the morning as we headed offshore to search for tuna. Found clear water, whales jumping all around, birds and dolphins and all the right signs but no tuna. After trolling most of the morning with no tuna bites decided to switch over to Jurassic Park and it was game on! Our highliner was 14 year-old Alex (a.k.a. One-Shot) from Redwood City with three lingcod and an assortment of BIG rockfish. Came home with five lingcod and a couple dozen canary, yellowtail, brown and red pacific snapper.
Water was still flat and calm and a low pressure system was coming in. The fish that were active in the morning weren’t so active due to the incoming low pressure. Our group toughed it out though and managed more than half limits of black, blue, canary, olive, brown and red pacific snapper.