Captain Tom Joseph 408 348-4866

Captain Dennis Baxter 650 726-6224

January 11, 2019    Headlines

Crab Limits!

Captain Tom Mattusch of the Huli Cat is the only large party boat running sand dab/crab combination trips, and they ran the first trip of the new year on Wednesday, January 3rd. He said, “The sand dabs were very plentiful and the fishermen also landed some petrale sole in 325 feet of water 16 miles west of the Pillar Point Harbor. The weather was good enough for us to head further west into deep water for the sole, and we will give this fishery a try whenever the conditions allow us to work the deeper water.”
Out of Half Moon Bay Sport Fishing, the party boats will focus on nature trips along with whale watching in the interim months before the rockfish and salmon seasons are anticipated to open in April. Captain Jerad Davis of the Salty Lady will also be running whale watching trips on Saturdays and Sundays through April.
Dungeness crab are still available from the commercial boats in the harbor, and
Captain Dennis Baxter of the New Captain Pete is selling live crab off of the boat on the weekends.
Further north in Pacifica, rough weather has closed the pier on a number of days, but the pier is open daily from 4:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m., weather depending. Anglers are finding limited success for Dungeness crab with snares, but surf perch action has been decent with a variety of lures including Lucky Craft’s Flash Minnow, Berkley Camo Worms, or Gulp! Worms. Sand crabs are also effective.

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New Captain Pete Sportfishing with captain Dennis Baxter is now taking reservations for charters (650) 726-6224

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