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.
Came out for an afternoon trip and it was windy! Fish didn’t seem to mind and we landed limits of blues and blacks and tossed back a couple dozen to grow.
Water was flat as a pancake today and the ocean was full of life with dolphins, whales, otters, sea lions, and great white sharks! Took a ride up the coast to one of our BIG fish honey holes and as soon as we dropped in it was game on. We slammed BIG blues for a couple hours then focused on lingcod with our live sand dab bait. It was truly a MEGA-BITE! Came home with over a 100 pounds of blue rockfish to three pounds and lingcod.
Great day to be on the water! Our folks from Montana and Pennsylvania had a blast nailing their limits plus crew limits of blue, black, olive, brown, canary and red pacific snapper and also brought home four lingcod. Great time!
Very nice weather with flat seas and a sunny 70 degrees out. Caught some live sand dabs for bait then headed up to Jurassic Park for some big fish. Fish were biting great but the lingcod weren’t anywhere to be found. Tried fishing several spots toward Santa Cruz and still no lingcod nor halibut. Came home with limits of some big blues, blacks, olives, canary, brown and red pacific snapper.
Well, the wind finally arrived and it made it a bit more difficult to find fish to bite. We had to move around a lot but we did bring home seven full limits of rockcod. Must have thrown back around 50 to grow and even had to keep some small ones.
Nice flat calm water today with a bit of a southerly swell. Fish were being difficult today but we did manage 3/4 limits plus three lingcod to bring home.
Started out real foggy then cleared in an hour to a beautiful sunny day with little wind. After stopping off for a sand dab bait stop headed up the coast to one of our favorite big fish holes. As soon as we dropped in it was game on! Fished hard for the next several hours until the wind came up. Came home with six nice lingcod and limits of copper, blue, olive, black, and red pacific snapper. Around noon the wind did pick up as we headed home.
Started out foggy and a little chilly as we headed up the coast for the big fish. Stopped off at a sand dab honey hole for lingcod bait then moved on up to our first lingcod spot. Picked up several lingcod and rockfish then started poking around a little more up the coast. Wind picked up so we started heading back and occasionally stopping on the way picking up a ling here and some rockcod there. Around 1pm the bite went cold. Came home with 3/4 limits of snapper and four lings.
A bit foggy start for our local potluck today but seas were flat and calm. Fish were a little finicky and not real big today. Came home with over four limits of rockfish and a couple lingcod. Became sunny and 70 degrees.
Another great day for a Jurassic Park run. Water was flat and wind was calm. This time we ran up to the island and as soon as we dropped in it was game on with lingcod. Once the wind picked up we came in closer to shore and continued hauling in fish. Came home with limits and happy Customers.
What a fantastic day for our Jurassic Park run. Water was flat calm and the wildlife was pretty spectacular. We caught lingcod, rockcod and were treated with one of the best whale shows I’ve ever seen that went on for hours! These things were getting airborne! Great day!
Flat seas today with 65 degree air temp made for some very comfortable fishing weather. And the fish were HOT! We nailed limits of blue, olive, canary, brown and red pacific snapper for our group of six plus kept a few fish for the crew too.
The fishing was slow for the first three hours but right at the end they went on the bite. We made our limits of nice size rockfish in about thirty minutes. Happy people.
We had a lot of swell this morning, making it a little uncomfortable but we still managed to catch our limits of rockfish as well as a nice lingcod.
Great fishing today for 7 limits of olives, blues and copper pacific snapper.
Great weather and great fishing today and the fish got real lucky. Our party decided that today was a catch and release day so back went all the rockcod and lingcod. Happy birthday Tim!
The rockfish were on fire at the island today. All a big grade. Limits for the boat with a nice lingcod on the pile.
Very flat seas today and a perfect 70 degrees pretty much all day. Ran up the coast a ways and started bagging fish right away. Only boated a couple lings along with 8 limits of nice brown, copper, canary, olive, blue, black and red pacific snapper. 80 fish day.
Great weather today and great fishing up at Ano Nuevo. Our six of anglers went to work as soon as we dropped in and it was game on. Came home with six limits of lingcod and rockfish and six real happy Customers. Happy Birthday Rob!