Archive for the ‘Fishing Reports’ Category

Friday the 13th

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

7/13/12– Fish up north today about 4 1/2 miles in about 200 ft of water. Weather was nice considering the forecast. Fish started to bite late in the trip. Most of the fish we landed were between 14 and 18 lbs, but they fought like 35 pounders! They hit on everything above 40 pulls. Final score; 11 salmon for 17 anglers. Hopefully these fish will stick around awhile. Fish-On!!

June 30

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

6/30/12– Today was a repeat of yesterday. Rockfish in the morning down in Mendocino and salmon in the afternoon up north. If we didn’t get limits in the morning we were real close. Still a beautiful ocean but the winds are expected to come soon. On the left from left to right; Jimmy Payne, Rich Dutra, and Dray Payne all from Ukiah and Jim Payne from Lubbick Tx all had nice bags of fish and lots of lings too. Nice job guys! Capt Randy

End of June report

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

6/29/12– We went down south again and went after some rockfish.

What a day to be on the water. Lots of fish and lots of fun! We scored limits of rockfish for 23 anglers and 11 nice lings. The grade of fish was nice. In the afternoon we went looking for salmon. Yesterday’s bite was short lived. We ended up with only one fish and we didn’t lose very many. I guess we’re back to looking again. Fish-on

    Capt Randy

    Capt Randy

June 28th, 2012 Salmon report

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

6/28/12– finally some fish showed up. On top of that, the ocean couldn’t be any flatter. Not a ripple in the water except from all the fish we were catching. Nothing real big, but nice fish never-the-less. Our score at the end of the trip; 21 salmon for 20 anglers. Biggest one was 13 pounds landed by Aaron Quaglia our of Saint Helena. He was fishing with a whole anchovie with a jailbird hoochie with no flasher at 20 pulls with a 2lb lead. Fish-On!

    Capt Randy

June Lingcod report

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

We’re mostly fishing for salmon this month but what rock fish trips we are doing, we are doing well. The lingcod numbers have dropped slightly but the size is improving. We’ve landed several around 15 pounds with the biggest one tipping the scales at 24 pounds (caught by your’s truly). Here are some pic’s of some of the happy fishermen. Fish-On!

Capt Randy

Memorial Day weekend report

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Happy Memorial Day everyone.

  On Saturday May, 26th, we canceled our trip due to strong winds and high seas. Sunday May 27th, the ocean was flat and the winds were calm. Hard to believe it was the same place as yesterday. We did a salmon trip in the morning and ended up with about a fish per rod for 16 anglers. Nothing real big but lots of action. We fished right outside the whistle buoy in about 200 ft. of water. In the afternoon, we went down south by Mendocino and looked for some hungry rockfish. The lings were snapping again. We had about 3/4 limits of rockfish and 31 lings!! Nice.  On Monday I went out with a light load and decided to go north. Didn’t have to go very far. The farthest we made it was about 4 miles north. Richard Bartholf from Ukiah got the big fish jackpot with his 9 pound lingcod. Darren Groves out of Ukiah landed a nice Cabazone weighing in at almost 8 pounds! Fish-On!

    Capt Randy

Pict; 5/28/12

Salmon are out today

Friday, May 25th, 2012

5/21/12– Talk about some nice weather! The ocean is flat, the winds are calm and the salmon are biting 6 minutes from the dock. The fish were biting everything we put in the water. Some smaller fish but lots of action! Biggest one was 14 lbs landed by Kyle Glenn out of Geyserville. End score was 16 fish for 10 anglers. Fish-On!!

    Capt Randy

Rockcod is open!

Friday, May 25th, 2012

5/19/12– The salmon bite slowed this week. This morning we only scored one salmon. This afternoon we decided to try for some rockfish. Good choice! The ling cod are out in numbers and they’re hungry! We ended up with 31 keeper lings!! Talk about fun. On light tackle! We also ended up with 3/4 limits of nice rockfish. The weather was a little breezy but certainly fishable. Fish-on!

     Capt Randy

Telstar* is back

Friday, May 25th, 2012

5/13/2012– Telstar* is back up and fishing!!!

The Telstar* is now one of the greenest running boats out of Fort Bragg. With a new Cummins in her, she’s running more efficient than ever. I gained a bit more speed but I’m still working out some of the fine tuning. Right now I need to get back out on the water and catch some fish! Today was my first day back on the water so I was not sure what to expect as far as the crabbing. Well, it was congested with pots up where I usually crab so it was so, so. Today we ended up with 7 salmon and 39 crabs for 13 anglers. Not bad for the first day back. Biggest salmon was 20.1 pounds caught by Ed Bochmam from Ukiah. Nice to be back!

    Capt Randy

update

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

2/19/12– This is what a boat looks like when it’s going into open heart surgery. Just a quick update then I have to get back to work. The new engine is in but not bolted down yet. Hopefully in the next couple of days that stage of this project will be complete. After that it’s all about connecting the vitals. Hopefully within the next couple of weeks or so we should be looking at a smoke free boat. I have also had multiple projects going on as well. I think you’ll like the changes to the Telstar*. I know I am ready for alittle f&r (fishing and relaxing)! So, the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer. Before you know it, we’ll all be out there enjoying what mother earth has offered us. The great wide open ocean!

    Capt Randy