Archive for the ‘Fishing Reports’ Category

July 12th, 2011

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Summery of the last few days

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Today is the 10th of July. My season is half way over. We went salmon fishing today and scratched out one fish. The fish were biting for a few days. On Thursday we scored one around again. With the size of the fish, it only takes one!! Both salmon and rock cod fishing are hit and miss. Rockfish prefer 55 degree water and clear. If the brown water (plankton) moves in all the way to the beach, the rockfish don’t like to bite. If I can find clear water, we end up doing real well. Yesterday we fished rock cod and the people who fished went home with some nice bags of fish. For the ones who didn’t feel good, it was a tough go. The salmon fishing is about the same. It seems when the current switches out of the south, the bite picks up for a couple of days. Then the current switches around to be coming from the north and they seem to vacate. The ocean has been sloppy for a couple of weeks too. Of course, that doesn’t hurt the salmon fishing, but it sure is making me tired. It’s supposed to calm down tomorrow. Fish-On!

         Capt Randy

Picture left to right; Bill Hill , Shannon Anderson from Napa,Dennis Castrillo,  with a 28.5 lb and also a 17 lb. salmon is taking home the prize and then some!! Next is Dennis Lawrence, Alan Marshall, Steve Osborne and local Jack Thomas. Other big fish catcher’s that are not in the picture are; Troy Mellot with a 18 lb king and Jeff Bon with a 23 lb king.

    

5 salmon over 20 pounds!!

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

July 2, 2011 — I had two trips today. Fished salmon both trips. We fished up north where we had fish yesterday in 170 ft of water. Conditions the same. This ocean is beating me up. Not much of a swell but the winds are staying close and the wind waves are steep and close together. Thank goodness for some fish showing up. We had 12 people each trip. On the morning trip we ended up with a fish per rod. In the afternoon we ended up with 8 keepers of about the same grade as the morning. Of the 12 fish on the a.m. trip, 5 were over 20 pounds. Biggest fish was 24 pounds landed by local Wayne Giannini. Fish-On!

   Capt Randy

Picture from left to right; Norm Bashore/Willits, local Suzie Copeland, big fish catcher Wayne Giannini, Dennis Lawrence/Cobb, John Baker, local Dave Strode, and Doug Cannon with his three boys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salmon !!!

Friday, July 1st, 2011

1st day of July fishing starting out well. We went up north to 10 mile beach and ran our crab gear once and scored 47 crabs! Good enough. I made a quick phone call to a buddy of mine who was fishing down closer to home and found the action to be slow, so we put our gear in up off 10 mile in 170 ft of water. The conditions looked fishy. Right off the bat we had a fish on! Lost it. Trolled back through the spot and bam! Double hook-up. 2 in the box. We stayed in that same spot the rest of the day. Final score; 7 keepers for 6 anglers!! Beautiful grade too! Nice to see my gear still catches fish. Fish-on!

    Capt Randy

  

Calm seas ahead

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Sunday June 26th, 2011 — Although there’s some possible rain in the forecast, the winds are going to calm down and the ocean should be pretty calm. Today we fished for salmon. We landed one just after we set our gear in the water and lost a nice one a few minutes later. I thought today might be the day. But, the bite shut-off. I trolled back down towards the buoy and right at the end pulling our gear to go home, we hooked up. Before we were thru, we landed 2 more nice fish and lost one. The radio talk sounded like most boats started having action again. I think there are some fish here. Lets hope there here for awhile. I will find out tomorrow. Kenneth Grimm is showing off this nice 12 pounder. Fish-On!

Capt Randy

Salmon water

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

We went out today looking for some hungry rockfish. We found lots of rockfish, but not too many hungry rockfish. The salmon water was in and the rockfish don’t like to bite in the salmon water. I tried a bunch of spots north to just above the reef and finally decided to run all the way back down and try just south of the harbor. I wanted to go south to start with, but with all this wind we’ve had out of the northwest, and the ride I put up with the last time, I was hesitant. By 10:00 the winds haven’t come in yet so off we go looking for some clear water. It wasn’t near as brown south and I think it payed off. I don’t think we ended up with half limits for an average, but we definitely caught most of our fish in the last half hour. Some anglers caught 5 fish at our last spot. Cory Richards and her 6 year old son from Ordbend Ca. had a team effort in landing this double of ling cod. The bottom one was just under size, but the top one was dinner.

Capt Randy

Rockfishing aboard the Telstar*

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

June 22nd, 2011 — The Telstar* went south fishing for rockfish and lingcod. We had some pretty fair action today and the weather was good too! We ended up with 3/4 limits of rockfish for 16 anglers and 1/2 dozen keeper lings! Biggest one was about 10 pounds. Great variety today. Some bags had 7 different species in them. Conditions were acceptable. The water was a bit cold at 49 degrees. I went south looking for some clear water and we found that. We jumped quite a few spots working south and ended up fishing the last part of our trip just north of Mendocino in 50 to 70 feet of water. The wind stayed out till the end of the trip. Fun was had by all. Fish-On! Picture from left to right; Rick DeJesus/Temecula Ca., Dan Williams/Diamond Springs, Glen Rosenthal/Valley Springs Ca., Devon Davis/Roseville, Tim Grooms/Roseville, Leon Vann(Big fish pot winner)/Elk Grove, and Arnie Larson/Reno Nv.

Windy days

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

June 21, 2011 — finally got some relief from the wind. The forecast was calling for wind, but it didn’t show here. My last few salmon trips have been unsuccessful. Today was the first day Ive been able to get out to 300 feet of water. Early in the trip we went up north and ran our crab gear and yielded only a crab a pot. We fished all over up there from 120 feet of water out to 250 feet. Everything looks fishy! We had one small fish on for awhile but lost it. After a couple of hours we went in to run our crab pots again and scored 4 keepers per pot!! With limits of crabs for 10 anglers I thought we’d try a little more fishing on the way home. I went out to 300 feet of water off Pudding Creek and some nice edges were forming. I started marking some fish and decided to get some gear wet. I about 10 minutes we were hooked up. Harry Zabel from Upper Lake landed a 17 pound king! Next to him in the picture is Bob Barthel from Kelseyville showing some nice crabs. We ended up with one more fish on before we had to head in but lost it near the boat. I guess that’s how they get bigger. We’ll get him next time. Fish-On!

    Capt Randy

Salmon report

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

June 14, 2011– This is typical June weather. Lots of wind, white water over the sides, and salmon jumping in the boat. We’re only missing one thing… the fish jumping in the boat. Actually we had some pretty good action considering all. Not as good as what I heard yesterday. We had a little bit tougher weather today. The wind stayed just offshore although we certainly felt the residual effects of it. The waves were steep and close together. That and the fish that we landed were very strong. Together they made for a challenge. We had lots of other action but only ended up with 5 nice salmon. We went back out in the afternoon and went north instead and found a couple of keepers. One was 11 and the other was 12 pounds caught by Dawson Hall/Orangevale and Wes Smith/Placerville respectively. We’ll go see what we can round up tomorrow (weather permitting). Fish-On!

    Capt Randy

Salmon report

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

6/12/11 — First, a quick rundown on my past fishing. I haven’t fished for salmon for the past several days. I have been doing rockfish/crab combo’s. Pretty much the same report as before. Fished north and had 6 or more lings per trip with an average of 3/4 limits of rockfish. The grade of rockfish has been excellent with some black rockfish pushing 5 pounds! Great fun on light tackle. Picture; company trip (Pacific Supply Santa Rosa/San Rafael) showing off some good groceries. Trip was on 6/11. Crabbing has still been great! Now for the Salmon report; The salmon started biting the day before yesterday with the bite increasing by the day. Today’s report was most of the private boats were on their way in by 9:00 with limits of nice salmon. Largest one I heard of was 36 pounds caught out of Albion. I heard of lots of 25 pounders landed right out front of Noyo Harbor. Tomorrow I have 2 salmon trips so I should have a report up early evening. Wish us luck! Fish-On!

    Capt Randy