Sea LionsSeptember 28, 2021
Marine Financing in a COVID-19 EnvironmentSeptember 28, 2021
Speaking of adventure, crab season is scheduled to rev up the first Saturday in November. I say “scheduled” because there is a chance the season may be delayed due to potential whales in the area. This is something new for recreational anglers and could really have an impact on the rec fishery if the commercial and sport seasons start simultaneously.
Either way, we are taking reservations for crab/rockfish combos now with the hope of a standard start and good weather. Most of our bookings are full-boat charters, but we will have some trips available for individuals. Various weekends are already full.
On the salmon front the season is waning, but still a very viable option through this month and hopefully to the close October 31. The number of bites vary from day to day, but overall, the chance of something relatively large eating your bait is good. The key to salmon this time of year is having faith and patience. A slow start is in no way an indication of how many fish will end up in the box.
Of course, there will be days the fish are on hiatus, or unwilling to eat. Weather permitting, the Argo will occasionally switch to rockfish, providing solid action and good eats for the table. We don’t do many dedicated rockfish trip, but if you have a group looking for multiple bites it’s an intriguing option.
We’ve done very few half day trips this summer primarily because the bay has been devoid of a viable fishery. Unfortunately, halibut and striped bass have taken the summer off leaving very few keeper-size species in the bay. On the upside, there has been a small influx of larger halibut show up in the past week.
If you have a group looking for a last shot at salmon the only open weekend is October 2. We do have two spots available for salmon this Sunday. There is plenty of room most weekdays, with a few open bay half-days trips coming up.
For the latest update or if you have questions, email or call (415) 361-7757.
Captain Craig Hanson