Trip Types

When will we return?

Return time varies per trip type. Posted “return” times are not absolute. Many times, you’ll be in much sooner. There are many factors that come into play when determining return back to port. Such as the number of fishermen on board, the catch rate for the day and weather conditions.
Check out our Trip Types page for more details on your specific trip.

Boarding @ 5:15 a.m, Departure 5:30

Salmon Fishing

Season is announced in Mid-April

What is the limit?

Differs from year to year. Typically it is a two fish limit. Chinook = King Salmon & Silver = Coho Salmon

How long will the season last?

This Differs from year to year also. Typically, July, August and a portion of September. The length of the season depends on the quota we are allotted.

How big are they?

Chinook range from about 10 to 35 pounds. Coho range 5 to 10 pounds.

How far out do you go?

Between 10 to 20 miles.

How deep do you fish?

Usually, 15 to 80 feet.

What kind of bait do you use?

We use fresh herring.

What kind of tackle do you use?

We use an 8-foot rod with a Penn squall and 30# test line. We usually use 4-, 5- and 6-ounce sinkers with a 30# test 3/0 4/0 solid tie double hook leader.

Season begins on the second Saturday in March. (March 12, 2022)

Bottom Fishing

Boarding @ 6:15 Departure at 6:30

What is the limit?

7 Rockfish, 2 Lingcod

How long will the season last?

The season begins Mid-March and ends Mid-October.

How big are they?

Rockfish are from 3 to 7 pounds and Lingcod weigh anywhere from 5 to 40 pounds.

How far out do you go?

About 15 miles usually to the northwest.

How deep do you fish?

Usually, 80 to 150 feet.

What kind of bait do you use?

We use shrimp flies with frozen or live anchovies for rockfish and frozen herring for lingcod.

What kind of tackle do you use?

We use a 6-½ foot solid fiberglass pole with Penn reel and 40# test line. We usually use 10- or 12-ounce sinkers with a 30# test 5/0 7/0 solid tie double hook leader for the lingcod. For rockfish we use two 7/0 shrimp flies with the 10- ounce sinkers. Some boats use sand dabs for bait with 9/0 Double hooks and 60# leader.

Boarding @ 4:30 Departure at 5:00 a.m

Halibut Fishing

Proposed 2022 dates- Thursdays and Sundays in May, beginning Thursday May 5th to Thursday May, 26th.

Note: we do have “make-up” days set aside in June. We will announce those dates once the count is done for the May Halibut Fishing.

What does the trip consist of?

We fish for halibut until the boat limits. Time and conditions permitting, we will fish for deep water lings on the return trip.

What is the limit?

1 halibut and 2 lingcod (or 7 rockfish)

How long will the season last?

Typically the season begins the first Thursday in May runs Sundays and Thursdays for 4-7 days or until quota is met.

How big are they?

The average weight is 22#. However, it is not uncommon to have a couple fish on board over 35#s.

How far out do you go?

About 35 miles.

How deep do you fish?

Usually, 400 to 700 feet.

What kind of bait do you use?

We use frozen herring and squid.

What kind of tackle do you use?

We use a 6-foot rod with a Penn 114H reel and 50# test Dacron line or 80# braided line. We usually have 2-pound sinkers with 120# double hook leader and 9/0 hooks.

Boarding @ 4:45 Departure at 5 a.m

Combo Bottom Fishing

Season begins as soon as Salmon season is announced. (Mid-April)

What is the limit?

7 Rockfish + Salmon Limited

How long will the season last?

The season lasts until Salmon season ends, typically September but this is dependent on our allotted quota for the season.

How big are they?

Rockfish are from 3 to 7 pounds and Lingcod weigh anywhere from 5 to 40 pounds. Chinook range from about 10 to 35 pounds. Coho range 5 to 10 pounds.

How far out do you go?

About 15-20 miles.

How deep do you fish?

Usually, 80 to 150 feet.

What kind of bait do you use?

We use shrimp flies with frozen or live anchovies for rockfish and frozen herring for lingcod. Fresh herring for Salmon

What kind of tackle do you use?

We use a 6-½ foot solid fiberglass pole with Penn reel and 40# test line. We usually use 10- or 12-ounce sinkers with a 30# test 5/0 7/0 solid tie double hook leader for the lingcod. For rockfish we use two 7/0 shrimp flies with the 10- ounce sinkers. Some boats use sand dabs for bait with 9/0 Double hooks and 60# leader. For Salmon We use an 8-foot rod with a Penn squall and 30# test line. We usually use 4-, 5- and 6-ounce sinkers with a 30# test 3/0 4/0 solid tie double hook leader.

Albacore Tuna Fishing

Season typically starts Early August to the end of September

What time do you leave?

  • We depart between 7:00 pm and midnight on 1-½ and 2-day trips.
  • We depart at 3:00 am on 1-day trips. 1-day trips return by 5:00PM.
  • 1-½ Day trips return between midnight and 3 am.
  • 2-day trips return at 4:00 pm on the third day unless you fill the fish hold to capacity the first day. In that case, you will return early. Trips scheduled to go out beyond 65 miles (or unexpected changes in weather conditions) may not have time to fish the a.m. bite on the last day (on the 2-day trips), this is strictly at the skipper’s discretion. You will board the boat the evening before your trip date. Check in at the office no later than 6:00 PM

What is the limit?

There is no limit, but average catch can range between 7 and 15 fish per person on overnight trips and is also determined by how big the fish hold is on each individual boat. The catch is equally shared.

What kind of tackle do you use?

We use 7-foot stout butt, light tip rods such as Shimano Trivalla, 25# test pink andi line & #2, 3 & 4 hooks. If you are bringing your own gear, please follow these guidelines. NO SPECTRA ALLOWED.

How big are they?

The average weight is 15 to 20 pounds. However, it is not uncommon to have a couple fish on board over 35 pounds.

How far out do you go?

Tuna trips normally run off-shore 40 to 80 miles.

What kind of bait do you use?

We troll jigs and chum with live bait.

What should you wear?

Wear warm clothes that you can layer and a change of clean clothes. If you get warm during the day you can shed a layer. Rain gear is a must to keep your clothes free of fish blood. Rubber shoes or boots are best.

Suggestions and items to bring.

  • Food/Beverages: We recommend that you bring food on the simple side. All vessels are equipped with microwaves and/or stoves. Also, bring soda, juice and milk. Coffee and water are provided (water is not bottled). Average size coolers are permitted.
  • Sleeping: Each vessel has sleeping space for their maximum number of anglers. Bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
  • Cameras and video recorders are a good optional item to have with you.
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, gloves and a pair of clippers or “multi-purpose” tool.
  • Be sure to double check that you’ve gathered all your belongings when departing the vessel.

Deep Water Bottom Fishing

Boarding @ 4:30 Departure at 5:00

What is it?

Deep water bottom fishing trips are the same targeted catch as our regular nearshore bottom fishing trips, the difference is longer range, deeper water which typically yields larger Rock Fish and Larger Ling cod.

What is the limit?

7 Rockfish, 2 Lingcod

How long will the season last?

Season available June 1st- 15th and ALL of September.

How big are they?

Rockfish are from 4 to 8 pounds and Lingcod weigh anywhere from 10 to 40 pounds.

How far out do you go?

About 25 miles usually to the northwest.

How deep do you fish?

Usually, 400 to 600 feet.

What kind of bait do you use?

We use shrimp flies with frozen or live anchovies for rockfish and frozen herring for lingcod.

What kind of tackle do you use?

We use a 6-½ foot solid fiberglass pole with Penn reel and 40# test line. We usually use 10- or 12-ounce sinkers with a 30# test 5/0 7/0 solid tie double hook leader for the lingcod. For rockfish we use two 7/0 shrimp flies with the 10- ounce sinkers. Some boats use sand dabs for bait with 9/0 Double hooks and 60# leader.