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August 31st report

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

8/31/2015–The salmon were a bit scarce this summer so I have been mostly going after rockfish and lingcod. The grade of fish and the number of lingcod this summer has been some of the best I’ve seen in years! Today we fished up north between Virgin Creek and Ward ave in about 80 to 90 feet of water. We found a couple of little patches of lingcod and scored quite a few in a short amount of time. Shannon Waslh had the catch of the day with 2 big lingcod’s hanging on the same rockfish. We landed both of them. End score was limits of rockfish and 1 1/2 lingcod per angler! Nice job everybody!

Picture from left to right; Ken Yuen/San Jose, Ron LaGro/Shasta, Leslea LaGro and Lauren Baker-Gleason/both from Shasta, Fr. Avraw Brown/Gridlyu, Shannon Walsh/S.F., Jonathan Parsens/Chico, Lonna Sutherland/Chico, and Eric Cosens from Placerville.

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8/19/15 report

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

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Telstar* went out after rockfish and lingcod. The ocean was flat and we had a bunch of hard fishing anglers today. We fished south off of Mendocino. We ended up with 1/2 to 3/4 limits of rockfish with 9 lingcod. Big catch of the day was Marcus Delgado (picture) holding his 12 lb ling. Besides this ling he also had 3 other ling (of which he gave one away) a couple of nice reds and several other various species of rockfish. Nice bag of fish Marcus, great job!! Fish On!

Capt Randy

End of May fishing report

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

May 29th, 2015–went rock fishing this morning. We fished down south off Jughandle in about 60 ft of water. Lingcod were snapping. We ended up with 37 lings for 18 people and 1/2 limits of rockfish (including 13 cabazone to 10 lbs!) Biggest ling was 19 lbs landed by your’s truly. Fish-On

Capt Randy

May 30th, 2015–I had a bachelor party aboard today. Great bunch of guys. I still have some crab pots left in the

water so we decided to check some of them on the way up to Westport. We ran 15 or so pots and scored 70 crabs, which was enough for them to have a nice feed back at camp, and proceeded on to Westport to find some  big lingcod. Well, we did just that. At first the bite started off slow and by the end of the trip, they were snapping!  We ended up with 57 lings and around 1/2 limits of rockfish. Limits of lingcod and a nice grade of rockfish. Biggest lingcod was caught by Dave Austin from Martinez, Ca. weighing in at 20 lbs. Fish-On!

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Lingcod are here!!

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

May 16th,2015– Well, it’s opening weekend for rockfish and lingcod. I don’t know what to say except fishing was great! and so was the catching!! The season actually opened yesterday. And I did so good yesterday, with 41 lingcod, that I thought I’d go back t that spot again today. It payed off! Today, we ended up with 65 lings!! Just one shy of limits for 22 anglers. Had I known that, we would have stayed to get it. But, by the time we had an accurate count we were pretty much in. The rockfish?? They were a bit of a different story. We didn’t have limits of rockfish, however what we had were nice grade. A mixture of blacks, blues, olives, china cod, a couple of cab ozone, a few nice reds, and lots of big smiles. We did end up with 3/4 limits of rockfish. Yesterday, a young boy by the name of Matt Brown landed a double of lings! The biggest of the 2 was 12.5 lbs. Which turned out to be the biggest on of the trip. Today the grade a just a bit bigger with the biggest one weighing in at 16 lbs. That fish was landed by Rick Foster out of Megallia. Second runner up was Randy King with the first ling on the boat for the day weighing in 12.5 lbs. I think the picture says it all. Fish-On!

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Fish-On!!

Friday, April 24th, 2015

April 21st, 2015– I think the picture speaks louder than words. What you don’t see is the 100 crabs we had to go with them. It was a great day on the ocean today. We fished out front for a couple of hours and picked up 8 salmon and then decided to go get some crabs. A couple of hours later after scoring limits of crabs we decided to troll on the way home. The forecast is calling for wind today, but so far it’s stayed offshore. We found some bait and some nice edges offshore in about 350′ of water off Laguna Pt. and the salmon found it too. We put 4 nice ones in in a short amount of time. Which was a good thing, because the wind is upon us. Good time to call it a day. With the wind at our backs, it made for a very enjoyable ride home! End results, 12 salmon for 10 anglers and limits if crabs as well. Fish-On!

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April 19th Salmon report

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

April 19th, 2015– We did a crab/salmon combo trip today. We crabbed up north off Ten Mile Beach. The big swells that we had the last few days kind of moved my gear around so we spent some time straightening it out. In the process of doing that we managed to score limits of crabs for the customers. 60 nice big ones. Then we headed down towards Ft. Bragg to try and get in on the hot salmon bite. We fished outside about 4 miles out in 360 of water. The fish were up shallow and full of fight. We lost several due to the fact that when they got to the boat, they weren’t ready to give up yet and often when that’s the case they tend to spit the hooks. We ended up with a fish per angler. Biggest one caught was by Curtis Branch out of Clearlake Oaks. Nice job Curtis. Ocean calmed down considerably from yesterday. Fish-On!!

Capt Randy

 

Pic from left to right; Luis Hernandez from Napa, Curtis Branch with the big one , Shannon Anderson from Napa, Deborah Mercer from Windsor, Colman from Richmond and Jeff Gale out of Loomis Ca. Salmon for dinner!!IMG_0521

Fish-On!

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

April 15th, 2015–The forecast was calling for heavy winds and big swells. So I presented that info to my customers and they all said, “let’s do it!” Well, the forecast was correct. The winds were strong and the swells were big. But that didn’t stop this hardy bunch from going out and having a good time. Oh, and catch fish too. We went north about 7 miles to Ten Mile Beach to nock out our crabbing first and that went really well. We scored limits of nice crabs for 12 anglers. We ran about 20 pots to get them. Then we just went just outside my crab pots and put our lines in the water. It wasn’t too long before we had our first hookup! It turned out there was a pretty good little patch of fish there. We ended up landing 5 fish. We really didn’t loose any other than the fish that hit and ran and didn’t even give anyone a chance to get to the rod. Great job by everybody. To have 100% recovery in the conditions we were in is just unheard of. Again, great job by everybody. Biggest fish was 18lb 3oz caught by Britt Parks out of Brentwood Ca. 2nd runner up was a 16 lb 13 oz king landed by James Rytych from Rohnert Park, Ca.  Fish-On!

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salmon?

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

IMG_05184/10/15– Went out with just a couple of anglers today with hopes in finding some salmon. Well, we found a couple of them. Managed to land one of them. Jonas Schwartz all the way from Takoma Park Maryland is showing off his catch weighing in at 12 lbs. Good job Jonas! Fish-On

Capt Randy

2015 salmon season is here!

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

April 8th, 2015— I just wish that someone  would’ve told the salmon. There were a few salmon caught over the opening weekend. A very few. I certainly expected better action than what we had. Thankfully we’re still going after crab. Crabbing has seemed to of picked up. Today , we did a combo (salmon and crab). We had one bite early on in the fishing part of the trip, and then when we went to pick the gear up and go home, we hooked into a nice one. Salmon that is. It gave a good fight and took some line off the reel. But, in the end, the salmon won. Only to be bigger when we do land him. Other than that, the crabbing saved out buts again. We had limits of crabs for 12 anglers. Nice big meaty one’s too! My inside string was kind of lite, but my outside string of crab pots produced rather well with about a 10+ crab per pot average. The best pot was 19 keepers (picture). A great bunch of people and great weather. Made for a great day on the water! Fish-On,

Capt Randy

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March Crab report

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

3/12/15- There are still some crabs. Actually, the few trips that I’ve done this month we’ve had limits every time. They started going soft a couple of weeks ago, but they are starting to fill up again. I finally found some crabs in shallow today. I had some pots in 50 ft of water. I haven’t had much luck inside 60ft for 2 years now. Well, today we did pretty good. We had almost 10 crabs per pot average. Final score was 70 crabs for 7 anglers. Our best pot was 11 nice big keepers! This nice family came out with us today and really pitched in to help get our crabs. Thanks for all the help! Fish-On!

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Pic; from left to right; Jeremy Houghton and Julia Houghton from Quincy IL, James, Don, and Linda Hermens from Ukiah showing off one of big pots!