Kevin Browning at Noyo Fish Company reported the Trek went out on Sunday 10-6 for albacore for 19 big tuna ranging from 20 to 35-pounds, finding the fish after spending a few morning hours trolling for nada at Vizcaino Knoll. They found the fish south of the harbor, and private boats also reported picking up between 5 and 20 longfins on Saturday. Both the Trek and the Ambush will run for albacore depending upon the two magic factors, weather and interest.
Kevin Browning of Noyo Fish Company reported the Ambush has wrapped up their sport fishing for the season, but the Trek II will be available for albacore trips when the conditions are right.
Kevin Browning was back out on Saturday 9-14 searching for tuna. Working south he found better conditions and water temps but at the same time progressively sloppier weather. They ended the day with 3 albacore to 25 pounds fishing 20 miles west NW of Point Arena. They are going again tomorrow and Kevin says they are going to try to hit the break on the outside as the conditions are laying back down. The weather is flat calm as of 7:PM at this writing.
On the salmon front Kevin reports that private boats are still seeing 1 to 5 fish scores trolling out in front of Noyo harbor. Most of the fish are running 8 to 12 pounds with an occasional larger salmon in the mix. Up the coast commercial boats are seeing 5 to 10 fish per day with a second hand report of one commercial boat landing 30 fish south of Shelter Cove. Kevin hopes to get a few more salmon trips in between tuna runs.
Private boater Steve L. reported one limit of two hogs fishing right on in front on Saturday. Steve was trolling in 80 feet and both fish hooked at 50 OTW going 20 and 30 pound apiece. Nice catch Steve!