Had good weather today. The first few spots we fished were a little slow paced, but we picked up and headed to another reef and made limits in about 45 minutes. Lots of reds mixed in with the nice grade of olives and blues.
What a gorgeous day fishing the Deep Reef in Paradise. It was pretty much a steady pick of nice yellow tail, canary, bocaccio, brown pacific snapper and a couple fat petrale sole and full limits of lingcod! Fantastic fishing and a fantastic day!
Deep Reef today for big bad fish. Weather wasn’t ideal because of the wind but we did bring home big olive, boccaccio, canary, and red pacific snapper and eight quality lingcod to ten plus pounds.
We had beautiful weather today and the fish wouldn’t stop biting. Once we had enough rockfish for ceviche tonight we made a run up the hill a little way to add a nice halibut to the box. Another good day of fishing
Good weather this morning along with good fishing. We didn’t have to travel far to find limits of big olives, blues and blacks. The fish were following our baits right up to the surface and we were able to see them biting the hook only a few feet down. We were also able to throw a nice ling on the pile.
What a great day on our Jurassic Park trip. Water was flat calm and the air temp around 70. Started out with a bang with BIG Petrale Sole, Boccaccio, Canary, Brown, Copper, Square Spot and Yellow Tail pacific snapper. Afterwards we jigged up some sand dabs and went to work looking lingcod. We found em. Put nine nice lingcod in the box. Awesome day.
The weather has really been nice for the past couple days so we can move a little further up the coast to fish. Got into some nice fish for limits of pacific snapper (rockfish) and three keeper lingcod then came closer to home for the halibut drift. Found one short halibut.
We had a nice variety in the box for the afternoon trip today. Our first fish in the box was a decent sized halibut followed by a nice lingcod, and finished the day with an excellent grade of black, blue, olive, and gopher rockfish.
More great weather with air temp around 70. We fished a couple local spots and got a couple lingcod and limits of rockfish then we cam closer to home and tried for halibut and got a short one.
Wind came up as expected and we fished a little closer to shore. Great bite going with nice size olive, blue and red pacific snapper and one monster lingcod.
Great weather again. We fished for early limits of pacific snapper then came in for our halibut drift. After a couple drifts we put one in the box.
After bagging rockfish we spent the remaining time fishing halibut and finished up with two decent flatties and releasing one short.
It was another fun day on the MEGABITE. We headed up the coast a little ways and found a nice pile of blue pacific snapper with large blacks mixed in with them. We were able to make limits after a few hours, and then came back down the hill into the halibut grounds to try our luck at some flatties with no success.
Wind showed up as expected and the fishing was a little more difficult but fish we did and catch we did too! Quality black, olive, blue and red pacific snapper.
Beautiful morning on the water with air temp around 70! Fishing was crazy today with early limits for all plus crew. Had some extra time so we drifted for halibut and got two nice keepers in the box. 78 fish.
Pretty flat water today and little to no wind made for a very smooth day of fishing for our family of six. We got into some really good bites and came home with limits plus crew limits of olive, blue, brown, canary, black and red pacific snapper. Had to let one short halibut back to grow. 70 degrees, sunny and 77 fish came home.
Jurrasic Park again. The water today was a bit goofy in the morning but it settled down after a couple hours. The fish didn’t seem to mind one bit. We nailed the lingcod for limits for all plus some. These lings are big! Biggest today was 18+ pounds. Got some really big boccacio, brown, canary, green spot and red pacific snapper too!
Great weather today and great fishing in local waters. Headed right to our favorite afternoon spot and as soon as we dropped in it was game on. Fish after fish came over the rail for a couple hours for limits of brown, canary, olive, blue and red pacific snapper. Since we had extra time we came in to the halibut grounds and drifted for some flatties.
Like a lake today and the fish were waiting for us. We nailed the lingcod and rockcod with live sand dabs and big live anchovies for bait. Three of our biggest lingcod of the year were caught today. Tried for halibut but nothing showed up and we wisely decided against spending time trying for salmon. The salmon have left the area. Today was the last day of salmon season and will re-open next April.
Scheduled salmon but with the low salmon counts we once again switched over to Jurassic Park and boy were we happy! Seas were still flat and the fish were still biting from this morning. 60 pounds of big olive, copper, brown, canary and red pacific snapper. Fun fun fun fishing.
Jurassic Park fishing again. Salmon has been real slow around Sanata Cruz so the group elected to go for the big snapper and lingcod. We had an incredible day on the Bay. Flat seas, mild temps and fish galore! We had a lot of fun hauling in over 100 pounds of pacific snapper including reds to seven pounds and eight nice lingcod. Even let a few lingcod go to grow.
Jurassic Park again. Okay, I was wrong. It gets even better than yesterday! Crushed the lingcod and rockfish today with limits for six with two BIG coolers plugged for over 150 pounds of fish! Live bait is the ticket. For the past couple weeks Captain Greg has been getting live bait daily before our trips and it sure does pay off.
Jurassic Park trip today and it’s as good as it gets today with flat seas and 120+ pounds of BIG Pacific snapper and a 22 pound lingcod! Live bait.
It was a little windy this afternoon so we stayed in quieter waters for the sake of comfort. Everyone had a great time and went home with half limits of pacific snapper.
We had a nice relaxing afternoon trip with a great crew. There was a little wind, but relatively small swells. The bite was consistent through the whole trip, and we finished up with limits of an excellent grade of blacks, blues, olives, and a nice big red, and three happy fishermen.
Very nice day on the water with full sun and flat seas. Had a steady pic of olive and blues today for limits of rockfish for all.
JURASSIC PARK trip today and it was way over the top. Limits of the biggest salmon grouper, olives and red pacific snapper we’ve seen in a long time and limits of lingcod too!
Stayed close to Santa Cruz today for potluck and the fishing was red hot with limits of olive, blue, black, brown and red pacific snapper. Team-A (three eleven year-olds) and Team-B (the dads) had early limits so we decided to try for salmon or halibut. An 18 pound salmon made up our minds for us. Continued to mooch for salmon for an hour then came back in around noon. Rockcod tacos and salmon on the menu tonight! Team-A were the highliners today. Eleven year-old Vendant from Saratoga was our lucky highliner with the salmon.
Our first MEAT RUN trip of the year and it was pretty wild. We ran up the coast as far as we could and limited out (seven limits) on pacific snapper to seven pounds and half limits of lings to eleven pounds. We then switched over to salmon trolling. Trolled for a spell out in the deeper water but the wind made the water a wee bit uncomfortable for our group so we decided to come in closer for halibut. Good move too, we hooked and landed seven halibut and kept two. The halibut are in town! Came home with well over 140 pounds of fish before they got filleted.
Some really good weather today and really good fishing for blues, olives and red pacific snapper topped off with a dolphin show.