Happy New Year! Well, our 2018 fishing season has now closed and we’re off the water for the next few months. 2018 season was good, 2019 will be even better. We resume fishing trips April 1st for lingcod, snapper and halibut then April 6th for king salmon. Thanks for all the fun fishing! Captain Tom and Captain Greg.
Fishing was good today but we had to travel around to find takers. Nice blue, olive, brown, copper and red pacific snapper today and a couple nice lingcod. Water’s getting bigger with the approaching storm system.
Up to the island today and WOW! Fish coming over the rail non-stop. Came home with 80 blue, olive, brown, and red pacific snapper. Great day!
Much nicer water today so we able to get to the crab grounds. Nice crab and nice fishing today. Never went wide open but we came home with enough for the holiday dinners. Weather eventually got perfect!
Water was a little too much in the crab grounds so we stayed closer to shore and got into some good action with lingcod and rockcod.
The fishing improved a little today but was still a bit slow. We had a big swell to deal with all day and lots of rain, but we were able to make three limits of decent blues blacks and olives.
Weather was certainly nicer today and the fishing was spotty for the most part. Came home with lingcod, canary, brown, blue, olive and red pacific snapper.
Nice full moon this morning and crisp air and off to the fishing grounds we go! Water was a bit bUmPy today which made fishing a little more effort than usual but the crab, lingcod and pacific snapper! made up for it.
Another awesome day and our last lingcod tournament of the year. After running out to the crab grounds we headed up the coast for big game and it was GAME ON! We were steadily pulling up lingcod and had to toss some back to grow. Brought home 7 lings to ten pounds, canary, blue, brown, brown and red pacific snapper limits and limits of fat dungeness crabs. We have a new Ling King… congrats to Travis for winning the lingcod tournament jackpot with his ten pound ling!
Ran out to check crab pots and move some around came back in with limits of dungeness crab. Yay! Big ones too.
Beautiful day to fish and crab with fairly quiet seas and sunny. Ran out to the crab grounds but somebody beat us to our pots again. Pirates! Still got some crab but could have used a lot more. Headed up to Davenport for some serious fishing and wham! Fish were biting like crazy. We caught well over 120 fish but just kept the biggest 75. Great day and lots of fun.
Awesome weather and awesome fishing today with Papa Bill, Pops Greg, and four adult siblings. They reeled in a ton of fish but we only kept 73 mostly blues. It’s gonna be a ceviche and fish taco night! Still have a wee bit of a mixed swell leftover from the storm last week but very productive fishing.
Now that the storms have passed we are anxious to get out and unload the crab pots! I expect to see very good crab counts. The fishing was great before the storms and should remain that way through the end of the season. Weather forecast looks good at least a week! Let’s go fishing!
Very nice day for fishing with no wind and flat seas! Headed out to our local fishing holes and fished the blue bite like we had yesterday. Fish were a little shy and a little smaller today so it took a little longer to get our six limits of blue, olive, canary and red pacific snapper.
Nice to be back on the water again after a few days off for Thanksgiving. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving too. Ran out to the crab grounds and it was a bit of an effort getting through the bigger than usual water but we made it with flying colors. Nice dungeness and rock crab in the traps. Then headed to South Rock and the fish were on fire! We nailed BIG blues and olives and after an hour of non-stop action we had our limits. Great day.
The crab pirates got into our crab gear again and didn’t leave us many crab but enough to go around a couple times. Ran up to Davenport where we’ve been getting in some good fishing action and the fish were waiting for us! We went to town pulling in fish non-stop. Came home with limits of blue, olive, canary, brown and red pacific snapper. Storm coming in tonight so taking a few days off the water. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
Started out with the crab run and even though someone poached our crabs our folks went home with four limits of nice crab. Afterwards we headed up the coast for snapper fishing. It got busy, it got really busy with fish coming over the rail non-stop. Came home with limits plus crew limits of quality blue, olive, brown and red pacific snapper.
Again a little bump running out to the crab grounds and sadly our gear was tampered with again. We managed to get enough crabs for everyone for a couple dinners anyway then headed in for the rock fishing. Pretty slow bit today and ended up with almost half limits of blue, olive and red pacific snapper.
Headed out to the crab grounds and unfortunately someone has already taken our crab and a couple of our traps. Pretty sad but it is what it is. Ironic it happened on Veteran’s Day. We did get some crabs but not limits this time. Then we headed up to the island and WOW! The lingcod were biting as soon as we dropped in. Had about 15 lingcod hookups but only managed to bring in six. Also came home with limits plus crew limits of blue, canary, brown and red pacific snapper. Great day!
Flat calm water today made crabbing and fishing a breeze. Headed out to the crab gear for six limits of dungeness crab then off to the fishing grounds for half limits of blues, canary, brown and red pacific snapper.
What a great day on the water today with our annual JR’s San Jose group with special guest Mr. Vu. Mr Vu is best known for his heroism during the Vietnam War. He was personally responsible for protecting and transporting over 300 women, children and elders to safety. He is always a pleasure to have on board and we usually get real lucky when he’s fishing. Today’s fishing was pretty good and the crabbing was real good too. Lot’s of fish and crab with some crabs going over two pounds. Some reds were also pushing four pounds.
What a great day on the water again! Southerly swell is definitely subsiding and the fish are being more active. Dropped more crab pots out in the grounds today and hoping the crab show up in good numbers and quality. Finished the day with some crab, and four limits of big olive and blue pacific snapper and a couple lingcod. Way to go Jenny! First time on the ocean and you nailed it!
What a great day on the water. Pretty much flat with an occasional lump. Even though the south ground swell is still lingering we were able to get into some pretty good action. Came home with four limits of quality blue and red pacific snapper.
Set out the first string of crab and shrimp pots today and will test on Monday. Fishing was a little tough today with the southerly swell but our crew stuck to it and hammered out five limits of blues.
Still have a south swell making the fishing a little difficult so we did a lot of moving around today. Fortunately we were able to load the box with limits of snapper with two big reds in the mix.
Well, wish I had something good to report but the fishing was not our usual type of day. We still have a pretty big southerly ground swell and a little more wind than we’re accustomed to. We fished up the coast as far as we could then started working our way back toward Santa Cruz. We managed to bring home half limits of blues. What a great whale show again today. Everywhere you look the whales are feeding.
What a fun and energetic group of 10-13 year old’s today with their two dads. Lots of fun and a lot of whale action while were fishing too. We even had a whale come within 100 feet of the boat! The fish bite was slower than usual from the southerly ground swell but the kids did manage to bring home almost three limits of blues. Couple more days and the ground swell should be gone.
Another run up to the island but this time the wind was already bumping us around. Fished for a couple hours then decided to move closer to home. Stopped off in Davenport and finished up with eight limits of blues.
Very nice water today with just a little groundswell. We found the fish big time and it was busy busy for several hours. Brought home 8 limits of quality brown, yellowtail and blue pacific snapper.
Back up to the island today for some more non-stop lingcod action. Problem was the lingcod weren’t biting today. We have a southerly swell in town which seems to be stirring up the bottom and lings and other ground fish can’t see our bait. We did however get six limits of nice blue, copper and olive pacific snapper.