The fishing continues to be excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!! It actually seems to be getting better every day. In the past few days we have caught our fish so quickly that we are able to leave a slot or two open and try for a “Big One”. While doing this we are catching and releasing many nice fish. On days when the bite is red hot this allows our trips to last a little longer and often allows each angler the chance to reel in 2 or 3 keepers each.
This afternoon (4-25-06) we had our best average size yet, with several fish over 40 inches and one measuring 47.5″. The ratio of keepers to throw-backs has also improved over the last few days, with most of our catch being over the new 33″ mark.
This great fishing should continue for at least two more weeks, but hopefully all the way until the end of the Trophy Season (May 15th).
As with the first few days of the season, the Planar Board lines and the long lines are catching a large majority of our fish. Doulble Parachutes and Umbrella Rigs are both producing very well.
We still have a few dates available for the late May light tackle Rockfishing Trips and also for the late May PM Rockfishing and Croaker Trips. This is our best chance of the entire season to catch Trophy Rockfish on spinning rods. The dates we have available are: (Tues May 16), (Wed May 17), (Sun May 21 PM), (Tues May 23), (Wed May 24), (Thurs May 25 AM), (Fri May 26 PM), (Mon May 29(Memorial Day), (Tues May 30).
The 2006 Rockfish season opened with a bang. Nice weather and plenty of fish. On our opening day AM charter we landed 37 Rockfish over 28″ with all but 8 of those being over the new 33″ size limit. Saturday’s PM trip, both trips Sunday and Monday consisted of great fishing with a good number of keepers and also pleanty of throwbacks (27″-32.99″).
Our largest fish so far was caught on Monday AM, she measured 49.5″, but because she was post spawn she only weighted 44.5 lbs. This same fish a week or two earlier would of broke the elusive 50 lb mark.
Tuesday (4-18-06) was another great day on both trips, with 90% of our fish being over the 33″ mark. In fact fishing was so good today that we threw back a fair number of keepers on both trips to make the trip last a little longer.
I am not sure how long this great bite will last, because of our warm temperatures, but it sure is good now!!!!
We are now booking trips for light-tackle AM Rockfish trips and PM light-tackle Rockfish and Croaker trips for the last two weeks of May and the month of June. Dates are going fast, so if you are interested please give me a call as soon as possible to ensure that you get the date you want.
Sorry for the lack of shots from the boat while fishing but it has been a bit chaotic with great fishing.