Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3902 Jan 3-17 - Page 33

SALTWATER VOL.39 • ISS. 2 Jan 3-17, 2020 31 MONTEREY BAY Charter Boats Pursue Rockfish When Weather Cooperates Crabbers departing Pillar Point Marina aboard the Huli Cat have been prospering this fall. Photo courtesy of HULI CAT SPORTFISHING, Half Moon Bay. MOSS LANDING – The anglers who made it out on the days when the ocean was fishable found decent rockfish action along the Monterey County coast as the season nears its end on December 31. Winter storms – and the accompanying big swell – have kept the boats in the harbor many days over the past couple of weeks. The latest trip by the Kahuna produced 170 rockfish for 24 anglers, reported Carol Jones of Kahuna Sportfishing. The previous trip aboard the boat yielded 12 lingcod and 230 rockfish for 23 fishermen. The five anglers getting out on the Caroline, out of Chris’ Fishing Trips in Monterey, on Sunday, December 16 landed 1 lingcod, 17 rockfish and 25 Dungeness crab. The previous adventure aboard the Caroline yielded 1 lingcod, 80 rockfish, 21 Dungeness crab and 1 spider crab for 13 anglers. “There were a few boaters who went out and caught some lingcod and rockfish near South Rock before the wind came up,” reported Todd Fraser of Bayside Marine in Santa Cruz. “The crab fishing is still decent in 200-250 feet of water straight out. The surfperch have been biting the Gulp! Sand Worms well.” Boat-based rockfish and lingcod fishing will close on December 31, so there isn’t much time left to go rockfishing this year. This young man jumped about the Happy Hooker this November and rounded up this handsome baccaccio rockfish while fishing beyond the Golden Gate this November. Photo courtesy of HAPPY HOOKER SPORTFISHING, Berkeley. - Dan Bacher A Elevate Your Game With A Grady-White From Central Valley Marine! long with highest customer satis- faction, safety, quality, reliability and countless awards, Grady-White’s exclusive SeaV² hull performance has been ranked #1 in each of the eight J. D. Power Associates Marine Studies ever done. Truth is, boat length for boat length, there is no ride like Grady-White’s. No other brand offers you anything like the benefits of this clearly superior design. Central Valley Marine is your official Grady- White dealer in central Cali- fornia and best of all they are offering sizzling special boat show prices on all Grady-White models! If you would like to check out Grady- White’s full line of fine vessels just drop by Central Valley Marine’s retail headquarters at 2355 S. Bascom Ave in Campbell, CA or give them a call at (408) 371-6681. The Grady-White 232 Gulfstream Decades of building the Gulfstream 232 have earned Grady-White respect among saltwater fishing families for this 23-foot walkaround cabin boat as a solid, safe, feature-rich sport fishing boat that more than holds its own in big water and demanding conditions versus much bigger boats. Wide, roomy and safe with a seaworthy SeaV2® ride. The Grady-White 208 Adventure Grady-White’s heritage and expertise in the design of 20-foot walkaround cabin boats began over 40 years ago with the company’s pioneering walk around designs. The Adventure 208 brings the full measure of walkaround style and a SeaV2® ride to today’s new boat market. Solid, secure platform for fishing and all kinds of water fun. The Grady-White 228 Hardtop Since 1980 Grady-White has offered solid, safe, and seaworthy 22-foot walkaround cabin boats for sale, designed for saltwater offshore fishing function and inshore boat fun. Today the Seafarer 228 stands out among Grady’s signature walkaround style boats, proven as a top boat value. Watch the big smiles on your family’s faces! GRADY-WHITE BOAT SHOW SPECIALS on All Grady White Boats 232 GULFSTREAM Get Your Fish On! With The Bay Area’s Premier Sportfishing Family… Halibut Now Booking S.F. Bay Halibut & Striper Stripers Live Bait Potluck Trips! Lingcod Salmon Sharks & More Charters & Open Loads Available Departing Daily From The Berkeley Marina Happy Hooker (510) 223-5388 Pacific Dream 3807 (510) 993-4414 Follow Us On Facebook Building On The Legacy of Capt. Jim Smith! Two Boats To Turn Your Fishing Dreams Into Reality! PACIFIC DREAM Captain Chris Smith’s 58’ Pacific Dream Captain Jonathan Smith’s 56’ Happy Hooker 208 ADVENTURE 228 HARDTOP Call Now for details and availability! (408)371-6681 3902