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.
The sun didn’t wanna come out today but the fish sure did! Easy limits of quality local rock fish for today’s group.
Pretty nice day with a little bit of wind as we headed up to the island. Once we got there the wind was up but fishable. As soon as we dropped in it was a lingcod bite frenzy. Came home with seven keeper lings to 11 pounds and a lot of red, canary, blue, olive and copper pacific snapper.
Nice day on the water so we decided to run up the coast a little farther than usual. Fish were waiting for us too. It was game on as soon as we dropped in our lines. Caught well over 100 fish but only kept the best 81 to bring home. Some of the reds were pushing five pounds!
Great weather and great fishing today. Quick limits of big blues and olives with a nice 10 lb lingcod on the side. Just finished the day with a halibut troll.
Great weather today, and a great group. Only three people on the boat today. Dillon landed a nice 15 lb lingcod for his grandma, to go with their two limits of nice rockfish.
Flat calm day so the ride to Ano Nuevo was a breeze! Stopped off to catch our sand dab live bait then got up to the island and right away the fish were biting. A south swell came in last night and messed up the ground fishing but the schoolies (blues, blacks, olives) were on fire and some were real big! Also lost a few lingcod but managed to bring home four lingcod to 13 pounds and seven limits of pacific snapper. 82 fish.
What a great day of fishing. Ran up to the island and immediately started hauling in lingcod, rockcod and halibut. Came home with limits of nice rockfish and 11 lingcod to 17 pounds and a fat 31 pound halibut! Got a whale drive-by and also brought up half a lingcod that a shark sawed in half.
We had a short window to fish today leaving late and coming in early, but we made good use of our time. Limits of big blues with some nice olives and reds mixed in.
Storm’s still here and what a wild ride. Ran up the coast to some of our big fish honey holes and found some honey! Wind kept pushing us back toward Santa Cruz and we picked up a fish here and a fish there. Finished up the day with limits plus crew limits of nice blue, olive, copper and red pacific snapper.
Well, the storm’s here and sure made for an interesting ride up the coast. Got as far as Davenport and as son as we dropped in it was game on! Fish were coming over the rail like crazy. After about an hour the weather deteriorated even more so we started working our way back to Santa Cruz and stopped along the way to try other good fishing spots. Our happy campers came home with six limits of quality snapper and a good fishing story.
Storms approaching and seems like the fish know it. We fished pretty hard all day and moved around a lot. Pretty slow fishing today and nothing really big showed up. Storm should be done in a day or two.
Was almost surreal with the grease calm seas today and whales all around. Ran up to the island for some big fish action and action we got right away. Only the fish were a little on the smaller size than we expected. Lingcod were biting pretty good too. Then, like a light switch, the bite turned off. Came home with seven plus limits of rockcod and six lingcod and six happy people.
There was a bit of a south swell today, so the fish were a little slow on the bite, but we still made it to limits before the end of the trip. We even got a nice little whale show on our way in.
Flattest water yet this year. The storm’s coming in and the low pressure sure did knock down the great bite we’ve been having. Six limits of blue, olive, brown, canary and red rockfish today but a little on the smallish size today.
Wow! Another gorgeous day on the water and a very comfortable ride to the island. Stopped and made bait (live sand dabs) on the way up. Once we got to the island and we dropped in our lines it was game on! Today was our 21st private Ling King lingcod tournament and our contenders did not disappoint. Well, maybe one sand bagged a little. No big lings today so even though we hooked well over 22 we only kept ten of the biggest. Rob landed four lings and lost more than that but still took 1st place with the Ling King trophy and $200! Way to go King Rob!
Really nice water today and air temps around 70. Whales, dolphins and lots of fish! Ran up the coast and found a good pile of willing fish. Brought home limits plus of nice canary, blue, olive and red pacific snapper and over half limits of lingcod. Great day.
The water was a little uncomfortable today and the fog was thick all morning. Short load today and we had a sick crew member so we came in a little early. But we at least got enough fish for dinner.