Sunday, October 7, 2007
Last month we had a trip aboard the Icon our of Long Beach Sport Fishing with skipper Shawn Morgan. Shawn is one of those skippers who really enjoys fishing and likes being out on the water. The water was cold and all we could do was target rock fish. A few of the anglers landed nice size ling cods. I guess it was because this was a 3/4 day trip but we had a lot of kids on this trip. It was great to see all the kids having fun and catching fish. It's great knowing that my viewers are out there taking kids fishing. I wish everyone would do that.
Last month we traveled north up to the SF Bay area. We fished on the New Huck Finn out of Emeryville with Captain Jay. After getting a tank of live bait in San Francisco we headed out under the Golden Gate Bridge north to Point Reyes in beautiful calm waters for some rockfish and lingcod fishing. Fishing in 90 to 180 feet of water it was limit style fishing . The lingcod were from legal length to over 30lbs. with many over the 20lb. We also caught big blue rockfish, black rockfish red snappers and johnny bass. This was fun fishing with light tackle 2olb to 30lb. test gear and everyone kept their camera's clicking with the scenic landscapes of San Francisco. Everyone in our group landed limits of both rock fish and ling cod. The fishing up north has also been great for Albacore, even though we didn't target them on this trip, but Capt. Jay told me that this year they'll catch more tuna up there than salmon. If you have never tried fishing out of here I strongly suggest you try it. I've been up here a fe time know I i've had great trips on all of them and I can't wait to get back.