Jurassic Park trips are long range snapper and lingcod fishing. On these longer runs we occasionally get petrale sole and sand dabs too. Depending on fishing conditions and where our best bite would be, the depths we fish in can be up to 450 feet! We travel anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to the fishing grounds . As the name implies, these fish are big!
The primary reason we catch the larger fish is because we use larger baits and lures. And, due to the distance from Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay, these areas are only fished by a handful of boats. We use live bait when available, jigs (metal lures) or shrimp fly/hoochie jigs with large strips of real squid. We hold the prestigious International Game Fish Association (IGFA) world record for the olive rockfish (pacific snapper).
This trip can be challenging but we’ve had eight year-old’s and eighty year-old’s come on these trips and they did great! Because of the depths we fish, to reduce line tangles, we only have four people on the rods at a time.
This trip is a real treat and one you won’t forget for many years. We’re fishing Jurassic Park!
*NEW THIS YEAR* we have electric rod & reel combos for rent at $75 a combo.