Weekly Report: 6/28-7/4

This week was nothing to write home about.  Fishing became suddenly difficult when the Stripers decided to go on a hunger-strike.   Most boats alternated between live-lining and trolling since even the live bait was tough to locate.  When the fish did eat, it was a brief window of opportunity.  The bite will surely turn back on soon!

Weekly Report: 6/21-6/27

This week saw some a mixture of patterns and techniques.  Most of the week was spent deploying lures deep on the troll.  However, there were some breaking fish on a few occassions making for exciting surface-action.  Yesterday, we ran our first live-bait trip of the year.  It took us 4 hours to catch our live Spot for bait but only 25 minutes to limit-out on nice rockfish.  The live-lining has begun!

Sorry, no photos this week.

Weekly Report: 6/14-6/20

This week had some windy days mixed in, but the fishing was well worth it.  I ran several trips this week and we limited out on rockfish in short-order each morning.   After catching our rockfish, we had pretty decent success bottom-fishing for croaker and spot. 

Rick Lobo and friends with their 13-fish limit by 8:15 a.m.!

Brady Family Outing

Weekly Report: 6/7-6/13

I had to mate on a friend’s boat a few days this week, so the Hurrah didn’t get out too much.  The fishing was a bit unpredictable, but productive with a little persistence.  On Friday, I took David Greenlee and friends out and we found some nice sized fish.  Here are the pics…

Weekly Report: 5/31-6/6

Fishing was pretty good this week, and close to home to boot.   We continued trolling deep for resident striped bass in the 20 to 24 inch class.  We had to wait ’em out some days, but overall, no complaints. 

Weekly Report: 5/24-5/30

The fishing was wide-open this week!  We didn’t have to run far most days to catch rockfish on the troll.  The highlight of the week was taking out Mike Ebersberger of Anglers and the D.U. “Duckettes.”  These ladies were excited to catch fish and they were a blast to have onboard.  It turns out, they can crank in fish as well as they can sell raffle tickets!  Here are some pics from that day…

Weekly Report: 5/17-5/23

This week yielded good numbers of resident stripers (rockfish) in the 18 to 24 inch class with an occassional fish exceeding 30″.  The fish were moving fast but once we found them, it was fast and furious action!  We didn’t fish every day, but caught limits on the days we did.  A few boats in the fleet also connected with some big, black drum.

Unfortunately, my camera broke  so I don’t have any pics from this week.

Weekly Report: 5/10-5/16

The last few days of the trophy season were tough as most of the migratory fish exited the Bay.  The size and creel limits changed on Sunday.  We made a brief run south and found the resident fish after some searching. 

Weekly Report: 5/3-5/9

Heavy winds and not-so-easy-fishing were the story this week.  Some folks even cancelled.  A lot of the biting fish were short-striking to make matters worse.  We fished through the challenges though and came close to limiting-out each trip.  The highlight of the week was an afternoon trip with the guys from Builder Guru hosted by Ben Harries and Todd Haynie.  These guys always catch fish and are fun to be around.  Can’t wait for their next trip!

The guys from Builder Guru like to fish!

Weekly Report: 4/26-5/2

The weather cooperated most of the week but the fish were a bit scattered.  The bite wasn’t exactly red-hot, but we managed to catch a limit of nice rockfish every trip.  We found some fish hanging out in some unusual spots which was a difference-maker.  I had some old friends on the boat this week and made some friends too.  It was a lot of fun!  Some highlight pics are below.

Sean McNaboe and the Boys

The Finamores and Friends