Crustaceans on the Horizon

(Oct. 31, 2019 newsletter) — The highly anticipated sport crab season gets off to a roaring start Saturday – The weather looks outstanding! In fact, the entire first week is forecast to be extraordinarily perfect into next weekend.

What this means, if you’ve ever given thought to a crab/rockfish combo trip now is the time. The seasick factor is almost nonexistent with light breezes and calm seas on the horizon.

Pleasant weather is very much to the liking of our coastal rockfish. Ten-fish limits with a few lingcod in the mix have been the rule on recent trips.

As for the crabs, now is the time to take advantage of not only the state of the ocean, but also get a jump on the commercial crab season – possibly within a couple weeks. Once the commercial season starts the abundance tends to diminish.

Opening weekend is booked, but the following Sunday is still available. Starting Monday, there is room most days. Tuesday has room for three anglers, and Friday has four open spots. We need a minimum of three anglers per trip, and take a max of six.

Obviously, all our trips are weather permitting with the option of fishing in the bay for striped bass and sturgeon if the ocean doesn’t cooperate. By December, the Argo will likely be running daily trips for bass and sturgeon in San Pablo Bay.

For the latest update or if you have questions, email or call (415) 361-7757. As with all our trips tackle, bait and fish cleaning are included within the price.

One More Shot

(Sept 23, 2019 newsletter) — I don’t want to bury the lead, but we’ll start with the rarity of the Argo being a fully available boat Saturday, and room for four on a full day Sunday. Now this is the real headline – For the first time in weeks a meaningful amount of salmon wereContinue Reading

Tick Tock

(September 17, 2019 newsletter) — The clock is ticking louder each day as the waning days of summer dip into a brilliant sunset. To put that in fish speak; salmon season ends next month, and our incredible halibut/bass action will take a major hit when the live bait receivers soon close. We’re into that timeContinue Reading

On a Roll!

(Late August 2019 newsletter) — The Argo has been on a roll since returning from our repower hiatus. Fishing on all fronts has been outstanding and our anglers have been fortunate to reap the rewards. Starting with the first week back finding limits of halibut and striped bass in the bay, to our most recentContinue Reading

Restorations

(March 2019 newsletter) — In the last newsletter, there was a reference to winter knocking at the door. That door has now been blasted open. I’m just hoping the back fence survives the predicted gusts to 50 knots here on the coast. Since mid-December all Argo trips are pointing north into San Pablo Bay targetingContinue Reading

Something New

March 4, 2019 newsletter — Big news from the Argo is a repower and major cosmetic changes that will begin in March and carry on into April. With no major hiccups the “new” Argo will be ready for the start of halibut and the beginning of live bait season in May. The new engine willContinue Reading

Emerging Sturgeon

(Jan. 16, 2019 newsletter) — In the last Not So Weekly Newsletter, there was a reference to winter knocking at the door. That door has now been blasted open. I’m just hoping the back fence survives the predicted gusts to 50 knots here on the coast. Since mid-December all Argo trips are pointing north intoContinue Reading

Bass on the Chomp

(Dec. 19, 2018 newsletter) — Winter is knocking and the door to action is now officially open in San Pablo Bay. The Argo has spent most of December running “up the bay” to find outstanding striped bass action and a few stray halibut. The influx of rain over the past few weeks has run mostContinue Reading

Salmon Winding Down

(Sept. 24, 2018 newsletter) – Opportunity still knocks for anyone looking for a final swing at the outstanding 2018 salmon season. The end is in sight, and the fish are still chomping with a solid fish per rod or better average over the past week aboard the Argo. The sizes are mixed, but nearly every tripContinue Reading

Fall session

A very busy summer season kept the Argo splitting time between bay and ocean waters. Outside the Gate, salmon have remained in mostly a cooperative mood with a few expected bumps in the road. The action is not red hot as it was in July, but a bit more intense, as each bite may meanContinue Reading