We fish within a couple miles of shore. Trip usually runs from 7am to 2pm. We target rockcod (pacific snapper), lingcod and dungeness crab.
Each angler is allowed to take home ten rockcod (pacific snapper), two lingcod and ten dungeness crab. There is no size limit on snapper but there size limits for the other species. All of these are some of the best eating fish you’ll ever have. Dungeness crabs are excellent to eat and typically run about two pounds each. That’s a lot of crab!
We use proven rod and reels that are configured to work well on our boat. But, if you have a lucky rod you would like to try out by all means bring it! And, if you have some tackle you would like to try out bring that too. We use eight-ounce leads so please have something in the weight range to minimize tangles. We use fresh dead, and when available, live bait such as anchovies, sardines, squid and mackerel.
Our crab gear is already out in the ocean fishing for you. When we set out for the day we stop by the crab gear (we refer to as our crab farm) and pull the pots one by one with a hydraulic winch called a crab block. Once the pot is on the boat we empty out the crab, replace the old bait with new and send it back down on the same spot to be pulled again another day. After we get our crab catch we run over to our fishing grounds for rockcod (pacific snapper) and lingcod.
When we get done fishing and back at the dock your deckhand will filet or gut-and-gill (whole fish) your catch. We put the live crabs in your cooler. Make sure you bring a big enough container to accomodate all your crab. A five-gallon bucket will usually hold about eight to ten crabs. Depending on how you care for your crab, they can stay alive until the next day. They should be cooked then the unused crab frozen just like the crab you see in the seafood display at the grocery store.