Wind came down a little for our afternoon local potluck trip but the water was still a little bumpy. The current picked up and knocked the biting down. Still did okay but had to work really hard for our fish.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!
Unlike most, we report ALL our fishing trips so you can have an idea of how the catching is. Click on any picture to get a better view.
Weather certainly came up hard this morning but that didn’t stop our hard-core crew from hammering out limits of high quality snapper on their local potluck trip.
Jurassic Park today in not so nice water conditions. Started up catching lingcod and boccaccio (salmon grouper) but the winds picked up and made us fish closer to shore. Dropped in and it was a stead pick of brown, olive, blue, black, canary and red pacific snapper.
Just finished up a two-week break for commercial salmon fishing and today we’re back to charters. And the salmon were waiting for us! Pretty much the same report before the two-week break. Salmon fishing is hot! Looks like salmon will be here for a while too.
The salmon fishing is red hot now. Awesome morning.
Awesome salmon fishing again. Let’s hope these fish stick around for a while before heading up the coast. The fish are getting bigger!
Salmon fishing is still going strong. Nice quality fish today for our group from Porterville.
Salmon fishing today and the fish were on the bite! Couldn’t even get the gear all set before we started fighting fish. Lots of fish around and hopefully the weather and fish will cooperate for a while. Nice quality fish today. Biggest average weight so far this season.
Incoming storm has certainly knocked down the local potluck bite. Storm is its biggest tomorrow. Within a couple days fishing should be getting back to normal.
Pretty calm water even with a storm coming in. Ran to some of our local spots for rockfish. Lot’s of fun and the kids had a blast hauling in the fish.
Salmon fishing today. Water was great but the jellyfish were a problem. Didn’t see any salmon so headed over to Jurassic Park for some lingcod then back to trolling salmon.
Local potluck trip today and lot’s of fun with folks from Iowa. Found the rockcod and had a good time hauling in limits of olive, canary, brown, and red pacific snapper.
Well, just as luck would have it, the weather changed and the salmon grounds were not fishable today. Switched over to Jurassic and we got lingcod! After several drifts the wind found us and we came in closer to shore to fish rockcod (snapper). Came home with several nice lingcod and pacific snapper for tacos! We had Killer Whales (Orcas) swimming by the boat today. Majestic creatures.
Ran for salmon today and although the odds of finding fish were against us, we managed to scare up a few. Biggest went 21 pounds. Good job guys.
Salmon trip again and the bite’s still slow. Trolled for a couple hours then decided to run to Jurassic Park for a shot at lingcod. Lingcod were biting and so were rockfish. Came home with three nice lingcod and about a dozen bigger rockfish (snapper). Nice to come back with something for dinner. Great group. Dolphins hanging around the boat again.
Beautiful water for our salmon hunt today. Tried a new area and hooked up right away for a nice nine-pound king. Within 30 minutes we’re hooked up again! Fished got on the boat but… it jumped off the swim deck. Tried for another couple hours and got a shorty. Then tried for another couple hours and no love. Fish are moving! LOT’S of dolphin activity and some whales.
Great day on the water for our group of salmon fishermen. A lot of boats out trying but not a lot of fish being caught. We got lucky and everyone is having salmon tonight!
Wild ride out at Jurassic Park today. Water was gOoFy and a wee bit uncomfortable. Slow pick today but everyone went home with snapper and lingcod. Thanks to Joe and his crew for sticking through the fishing conditions. Tomorrow we’re back to fishing salmon.
Another fine weather day at the salmon grounds. We got some nice salmon but not the catching numbers we’re accustomed to. Fortunately our friends did okay. Couple days off and we’ll be back hammering the salmon.
Awesome salmon trip today and the fishing was red hot! Hooked into a lot of fish and brought home the six biggest king salmon. Great whale show coming back in today.
Another awesome day of salmon fishing with my ole fishing buddies Deborah and Pat and their kids and grandkids. Great fishing with eight hook-ups and boating four beautiful king salmon. Good job! Weather got ugly.
Salmon charter again and the fish were waiting for us. Wham! Right from the get go we started boating nice quality kings. Fished till 1030 and everyone was ready to go home. Exceeded expectations… again! Great group.
Local potluck fishing today. Expectations were high and even though the water’s still chilly at 52 degrees, we found local fish to bite. In fact, our best catch of reds since mid last year. 17 beautiful red pacific snapper to 4.5 pounds. Mixed in with some olive, canary, brown and starry rockfish. Great day and it was an honor to have retired PBR bull rider Dustin Marberry on the boat. Great time!
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Jurassic Park today and a good lingcod day it was. Fished deep for lingcod then closer to shore for rockcod. Although the rockcod didn’t cooperate, we NAILED five limits of lingcod before the wind chased us back to port.
Fished local potluck today and what a blast! Parents with four, six and eight-year-old boys went to town and did good! Mom was the highliner with big olives from the start and a nice four-pound red. Great day and now it’s fish taco night!
First salmon trip of the year. A lot of boats out and there were some fish caught but most boats, including us, came home empty handed. Our next salmon trip is next week and I’m hoping to have something good to report. Stay tuned!
Another Jurassic Park trip today and the lingcod were waiting for us. As soon as nine-year-old Joe dropped in he had his first lingcod. Biggest fish of his life. Weather soon came up a bit abruptly but we were able to hang in there for another four lingcod before heading closer to shore to finish up with small to large snapper.
Opening day for the 2021 fishing season. We had a blast at Jurassic Park. And a great whale show to boot. The fish are biting!
Yesterday was our last charter until April 1st. What a year we had. A lot of challenges but also a lot of fun when we did get to fish. Thanks to all of our Customers for your support this year. You really helped us keep afloat!
See you all next year! Happy New Year!