Rockfish Season May15-Sep15 2011
Halibut Season May1-Oct31 2011
Date: June 20, 2011
Report: Starting to fell like summer!
The rock fishing continues to be really
good. The grade on the black rockfish has been really nice.
Lots of lingcod in the mix. Some big vermillion and a cabazon
here and there. Salmon fishing is starting to heat up.
The salmon where caught in shallow water off Eureka this last
weekend. The halibut bite is hit or miss. We just need a
spell of really good weather and every thing is going to pop.
Date: June 9, 2011
Report: Wide Open Rock fishing and Bad
The lingcod size limit is now 22
inches and there have been a lot of those around this year.
Rock fishing remains really good. We put 60
black rockfish in the boat in about two hours today with 3
lingcod up to 14 lbs. The weather is coming down
this weekend and we should get a good shot at the salmon and
Date: May 31, 2011
Report: Salmon, Halibut and weird weather!
The Salmon bite is heating up. We have
had some good combo charters with salmon, halibut and bottom
fish in the mix. The salmon we caught where in 230-260
ft of water and 130-230 on the wire. There is bait from the
top to the bottom and some fish are getting caught at 30 pulls. We
had a rare captains day of fishing and the results are below.
Date: May 23, 2011
Report: Wide open Rockfishing!
Easy limits of rockfish with lingcod
in the mix. The salmon and halibut bite has been slow in
Trinidad but there have been good shots of salmon in Eureka.
We will be going south to those fish this week if the the bite
Date: May 15, 2011
Report: Salmon season starts with some fish!
We had around fifteen salmon to the
boat yesterday. Only five of the fish where of legal size.
The big fish was around fifteen pounds. We have trips booked
here for the next couple of days, but there are a few seats
available. The new boat, "Fishy Business" works really well
and is very comfortable. I will be trying to do reports on a
Date: April 30, 2011
Report: Season is almost here!
Signs are looking
good. There has been good reports of salmon fishing from
Morro Bay to Shelter Cove. The new boat is coming along
and we plan to start on the 15th of May. We ran the Pioneer to
the Ell River Canyon to catch Sable Fish and found a couple of
Date: Feb. 08, 2011
Report: New Boat!
We are getting ready for the up
coming season and have added another boat to the fleet. It is
a twenty six foot Parker with a nine and a half foot beam.
This boat carries six people with comfort. There are new
prices this season and they have been updated on the pricing page.
There is no word yet on the salmon season but the signs are pointing
in the right direction. The salmon returns to the central
valley rivers are on the rise and the klamath river got a good run.
We will post the new seasons dates as soon as they are available to
us. Looking forward to seeing everybody this year.
Date: Oct. 04, 2010
Report: Tuna Hit n Miss!
We have only
run two tuna trips since my last report. The first one was off
Punta Gorda. We trolled all day for one fish:( The second trip
was was Oct. 1st, 58 miles west north west. We had 19 fish
with a really nice average, approx.25#s. At least two over 30
and most coming on live bait:) The northwest wind is going
gale force today but is coming down this weekend. If you want
to go tuna fishing we are taking a list of names and numbers of
people who have a loose schedule, and when the conditions line up we
start making phone calls. We just picked up our new boat, a
25ft Parker with a 9.5ft beam and it is ready to fish.
Date: Sep. 16, 2010
Report: End of Season TUNA SHOWING UP!
The season ended with good fishing for
rockfish and Halibut. The tuna are finally showing up.
We are going to try and run some trips here in Sep and Oct so if you
are interested in Tuna fishing give us a call. We just
finished with our Salmon Sampling project that we had with the state
and we had our best fishing of the year with 110 fish for 5 days.
They scientists are calling for a Indian summer. I hope so
because it didn't feel like we had a regular summer.
Date: Aug 26, 2010
Report: A couple salmon
Fishing has slowed
down a little. Every day on the halibut/salmon grounds we get
a couple shots. This means that if you don't make them count
it can be a tough day. My last two days I had a salmon
each day. One was 13#s the other was 25#s. The
rockfishing has hit one of its slow periods with half limits being
the norm. We are getting some wind here the next few days.
The tuna fishing has been happening north and south of us but just
keeps hovering out of range here locally. I will give another
report when we get back on the water.
Tight Lines, Brendan
Date: Aug 18, 2010
Report: Good Weather! Good Fishing! No
We have been working
every day for about a month. Fishing got good for salmon for
about two weeks. The Halibut fishing has remained good.
Rockfishing has its swings from mediocre to wide open with some
pulses of nice size lingcod on to the local reef. All in all
its shaping up to be a good summer.
73.5#er on the scale + all ready good day on the
Date: July 21, 2010
The wind and
swell has been bad to borderline for the last two weeks. Matt
has managed to slip in some trips, and even with bad weather
has been catching halibut and rockfish. The weather and fish
look like they might start to cooperate this weekend. The
research boats out of Trinidad have been catching 8-20fish a day.
left to right Jason and Vladimir with 40 and 50#
Date: July 5, 2010
Man it feels
good to be an American! Even with all the bad stuff in the world we
still find the time and the money to hang out with our friends and
family and blow stuff up. On another note, Matt put a really big
lingcod in the boat on his last trip. He was fishing the local
Trinidad reef on July 2nd and got a 30#er. Then the wind
started blowing again and has kept us off the water:(
Date: June 29,2010
Report: Good Fishing!
The good news is that
the halibut are still biting and the weather is still good.
Salmon fishing is starting to pick up a little with some 1 to 3 fish
days. Still not like the good old days when you could be back
for breakfast with a limit. None of the clients have been
disappointed with halibut instead of salmon and the rockfish
are still biting. We have been doing good on the lingcod with
lots of limits. Here is another happy group with halibut,
lingcod, rockfish and a bucket of crabs.
Date: June 21, 2010
The conditions for salmon
have improved and a few fish are being caught. We tried two
days ago for three hours and had one on and another bite. The
genetic stock survey boats are getting 3-8 fish a day. The
wind has got the water back to the way it should be, with lots of
chlorophyll and a green color. We will be doing the genetic
stock survey work tomorrow and have charters every day for the rest
of the month. I will report on our findings as they come in.
If you are interested in a charter in July you should call as soon
as possible because we only have a few days left.
Date: June 19, 2010
We have run a few trips
since the last report with more success on halibut and rockfish.
The salmon bite remained slow. Then we finally got the spring
winds that are typical for March April and May, this year they
just decided to come in June. We are hoping that the NorthWind
will change the ocean conditions and bring some salmon out of
Date: June 2, 2010
Report: Halibut Lingcod
The last week
has been really good for halibut and rockfish. Salmon season
started out slow. We have done a total of three hours of
salmon trolling with no results. Luckily our clients have been
willing to adapt or didn't want to fish salmon. Rock fishing
on the local reef has been wide open with big blacks and lots of
lingcod. The halibut fishing continues to be really good.
The halibut rockfish combos are working well and everybody is going
home with big bags of fish.
From left to right Less, Butt Spanking Jo w/ 50#er,
The Don, and Brandy
Date: May 27, 2010
Report: Halibut and Lingcod
We started today with halibut and missed one by 9am.
We redeemed our self's before we started for ling's with a 45 pounder!
After arriving at the reef it didn't take much time to put 4 nice ling's in the box.
In addition, we ended up with a nice Cabazon and 10 black rock fish. My clients had
a great time. From left to right Cody, Larry senior, and his son Larry jr., good going
guys!! Cheers, Matt
Report: Halibut/Lingcod/rockfish and crabs.
Hello everyone! Matt here.
My first charter of the season started out nicely.We were to have three people today , but one slept
in and boy was that his loss.Don and Donald had a lot of first's today. We
started with halibut and by 10:30am we had two nice one's 30 and 40 lbs.. The guys said
that they had never caught a lingcod before so, off to the secret
ling spot. We were there for an hour and had five nice lings.
After that the guys said that they would like to have about five
rock fish. We set a course for Patties point and caught those
very quickly. satisfied that they had plenty of meat we went to
pull the crab pots. The Don's only wanted two per and that
worked out for them also. Here are the Don's after an epic day
on the salt. Good going guys I had a great time getting your
first Halibut and ling's. Next time, we will try and top the
score! Cheers, Matt
Report: Halibut/Rockfish Combo
The season has gotten off
to a good start. We have run 8 trips and have produced halibut
on every day so far. Bottom fishing has been good as well with
lots of big black rockfish available. Our lingcod trips up
north have been easy limit style fishing. The salmon season
starts on the 29th of this month and we are looking forward to
halibut, salmon combos. Our bookings are filling up fast so if
you are interested in a trip you should call as soon as possible.
Report: Salmon Season.
The salmon season was decided on yesterday and it
sounds really good. I have been commercial crabbing this winter and
in the last couple weeks their has been really good signs of life.
The ocean seems to be making its switch. Their is lots of talk
about a strong El Nino this year, with lots of late rain. This
points to a potentially good albacore year. I will update any
new info as it comes in, about the salmon season. I look
forward to seeing everybody on the water this year.
Report: First Halibut charter of 2009.
The first halibut trip out of Trinidad for NorthWind
Charters produced limits of halibut (15 & 20 #'s). The sand
dabs where wide open. Crabbing was decent with 2-5 legal's per
pot Rockfish season opens in two days and it should be really
REPORT: Rock Fishing (Opening Day)
Terry and Clyde had such a good time they decided to
stay for opening day. Fishing was wide open with limits of
rock fish in about 1 hour. The afternoon trip was the
same with a nice grade of 40 black rockfish from 2-5 #'s.
Rock fish and Halibut
we had a 2 people for a half day, and 2 people for a full day of
fishing. So, we had to do our rock fishing first. After
getting to the fishing grounds we found huge schools of rock fish in
the 2-5 lb. range. It was common to see all 4 clients hooked
up at the same time with 2 fish at a time per rod! This is as
good as it gets folks! In just 1 Hr. and 45 min. we had
our 40 rock fish and were headed to the crab traps! After
retrieving 13 nice sized crab we returned to the dock to fillet fish
and back the crabs. The afternoon turned windy on us and the
sea was a bit s...ty! It was hard to keep the gear on the
bottom so the halibut did not co-operate for us this day.
Nevertheless the clients had a great time and have already rebooked
for 2 more trips in the future! Pic's to come.
Report: Rock Fishing
Fishing continues to be wide open. We had our first variety in
the bag limits with 3 vermilion, 2 canaries (released), 1 brown and
4 lingcod, 2 legal's and 2 shorts. We checked and pulled all
six pots and crabbing remains decent with about 3-6 legal's per pot.
The northwest winds are coming. It is going to be combined
seas of 9-11 feet for the next five days. Did I mention how
much I hate the wind !!!!
Date: 05.29. 2009
Report: Halibut & Rock Fishing
We started today
with three people. We went for halibut first thing with high
hopes. Unfortunately we had a little sea sickness. After
returning one person to the dock with no halibut we went around the
corner and salvaged the day with limits of rock fish. Here is
Ed with a nice black rock fish.
We had a full boat today for halibut. After
setting the gear it didn't take to long to find the first two
halibut. After landing a 14lb and a 16lber it only took
another few hours and our third one came---another 16 lber!
After high fives and some picture's we continued to look around for
our last one. At 3 o'clock we finally hook the last one.
This one hit the deck at 32 lbs.! Between the third fish and
the last fish we lost two others---ooops! Anyway, the halibut
are wide open in Trinidad right now with up to 45 lb fish coming
over the rail!
Tight Lines, Matt----
Halibut and rockfish
Another full boat today for a combo trip. We started with
halibut and quickly missed two. By 10 o'clock we had one in
the box and the clients wanted to go rock fishing. We finished
by 2 o'clock with limits of rockfish and decided to check the crab
pots. After limiting out on crabs we called it a day with
happy clients. We had a great time and got lot's of meat for
Tight lines, Matt-------
Report: Halibut & Rockfish
Halibut fishing slowed down a bit today for everybody. The
water color was on the dirty side and the drift was from the south.
We fished for halibut until about 11:30 and didn't get any bites so
we went rockfishing. We had to drop off a client so the time
was limited but we ended up with 25 rockfish and 1 lingcod about
17#'s and we also had around 20 crabs.
I had two clients today that wanted to do nothing but halibut so we
had a better shot with more time on the water. I decided to
run a bit north because of the lack of bottom bait on the sonar the
day before. On the way north I found a big ball of sardines
and was able to make about 8 pieces in a half hour. With live
sardines and better water color my confidence was high. As
soon as we started fishing the spiny dog sharks where on our baits.
This prompted a move and with the help of a friend we moved
south and in about a half mile. Again more sharks and bycatch
like sable fish and hake. The clients said that once we caught
ten sharks we were going to get a halibut and they were right.
The rod went bendo and Kelly started to reel on what looked like the
right thing. The fish tangled all three rods and hit the deck
right at the 40# mark. Kelly was stoked and said that it was a
dream come true for her to catch a halibut. We fished the rest
of the day and caught a couple more sharks.
Report Halibut & Rockfishing
We decided to run to the same place as the day before because I new
there was more fish in that area. I picked up a dozen brined
sardines that my friend had on his porch step at 5:00 in the morning
(Thanks Brent). We started fishing and a 10 minutes into the
day we put about a 17# lingcod in the boat but had to let it go
becuase we were in the R.C.A. (Rockfish Conservation Area).
About an hour went by with a few small bites and all the sudden a
rod went down hard and we were confident we had the right thing.
While Dan was on the fish I made sure the other rods were still
fishing. About 1 minute or less into the fight and the other
rod got bit. I reeled down and stuck him. About five
minutes latter we had two 20#ers in the boat and we were on our way
to the rockfishing grounds. The day ended with limits of
halibut, limits of lingcod, as many rockfish as they wanted and 13
dungeness crab. Dan and Peter walked off the boat with about
500.oo dollars with of fish and memories that will last a life time.
Report: Halibut & Lingcod
We fished the same grounds again today and started the day with a
double ( 18 & 12 #'s). We spent another 2 hours and nothing
but a couple of sharks. We decided to go to Redding Rock which
was a 16 mile run. We arrived at Redding Rock at about 12:15
and left at 2:00 with a limit of eight lingcod. This place is
awesome. We saw a pod of Killer whales come right by the boat.
What a cool sight. The first Tuna where caught today 40 miles
out of Eureka 1-3 fish per boat. This is very early, who knows
what's going to happen the rest of this year.
Report: Halibut, Rockfishing and Crabing
Fishing has remained wide open for the last two weeks.
This is the longest spell of good whether for this time of the year
that I can remember. The halibut fishing has remained good
with limit style fishing for about 75% of the trips.
Rockfishing is still limit style fishing but it takes a little
longer to find the fish. Crabing is still good with about 4
legal's per pot. Lingcod fishing has been average with about
1-3 per day on the local reef. The lingcod fishing at Redding
Rock is wide open with limits in 1-3 hours for 4 people and fish up
Report: Humboldt Bay
The wind has been blowing 15-40 miles per hour and the swell has
been big for the last 10 days. We have been running our
charter trips inside of Humboldt bay with success on all species.
This is an option for the people who want to fish on windy days.
These trips start early at about 5:30 am and run to about 1:30 pm.
We do this to get our fishing in before the northwest winds start.
We are fishing much lighter tackle with live bait and it is a lot of
fun. Plus there is no swell which is really nice for people
who get sea sick. If you are interested about trips in
Humboldt Bay give us a call and we can talk more about the details.
Report: Halibut & Rockfish
The wind finally calmed down and we were able to get out and fish
halibut and bottom fish. The halibut bite is still decent but
seems like it has slowed down a little bit. We had 6 buts for
6 days and the big one was 40 lbs. The biggest halibut I have
ever heard of on a rod and reel out of Trinidad was caught by a
first timer and weighed 93lbs. The rock fishing is taking a
little more effort but with enough time limits are possible.
Lingcoding is averaging out to 2 fish per day. Crabing is
still good with about 3-6 legals per pot.
Report: Halibut & Rockfish
Matt has been fishing halibut and rockfish and doing good.
Average take on halibut has been about 1-2 fish a day. The
rockfishing slowed way down with poor water color and a bad drift at
the beginning of the week but showed some signs of improving towards
the end with limit style fishing. The wind is making its
return and Matt motored the boat down to Eureka for California
Halibut and Rockfish trips in the bay.
Report: Bay Trips
I have been fishing in the bay and doing well.
I have been seeing a lot of sturgeon and have been thinking about
adjusting my technique to target them as apposed to the other fish.
I think most of them are green sturgeon but it is hard to tell.
Impressive fish either way. Every group has been happy
at the end of the day. Some people have said that they enjoyed
their bay experience more than past open ocean trips. If you
are interested in a bay trip or what is available to catch give us a
call or send and email.
Report: Halibut & Rockfish
Fishing has been really good for both halibut and rockfish. We
have been making trips to Redding Rock (17 miles north of Trinidad)
and getting limits of Lingcod up to 25 pounds. I got my first
4 rod hook up on Pacific halibut the other day. We landed
three of the four and caught the last one for a four fish limit
about 15 minutes later. The water is really warm on the out
side but there is very few Albacore being caught. We have been
really busy and every day has been good. We are seeing some of
the best weather of the year. Salmon season is right around
the corner and it is going to be crowded. There is lots of
signs of salmon and fishing should be good.
Report: Halibut & Rockfish
Fishing remains really good. I have caught halibut on 6 of the last
7 charter trips. In addition, I have been doing some half day
rockfish trips and getting limits of black rockfish. The
lingcod are also on the bite. On one of my half day trips I
had five lingcod, four legals and one that was 20#s. Not
bad!!!! We are dusting off the salmon gear and looking forward
to putting some chrome in the box.
Report: Windy Ocean
The ocean has been windy and we have been canceling trips:(
The whether is coming down today and looks good for a little while.
The salmon season is going to be out of control with boats.
The word on the street is that their is going to be lots of charter
boats from out of the area. The good news is that their has
been lots of salmon showing so fishing should be good.
Report: Rockfish & Halibut & Bad Whether
Fishing has been tuff due to bad whether. The ocean seems to
be confused on what it wants to do. One day you have good
conditions and the next day it is unfishable. Rockfishing
remains decent even through the bad whether and Halibut is a hard
scratch with the drift being fast. We are really hoping that
the ocean gets all the bad whether out of its system before the
Salmon Season. Salmon starts on the Saturday August 29th.
We have been full on the Salmon Season since May but we just had a
cancelation so their is one seat available for the 6th of Sept.
This should be a interesting ten days of salmon fishing.