Category Archives: crab

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.

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

Winter Migration

(Nov. 30, 2017 newsletter) — The modus operandi has transitioned to a more sedentary delivery, but success is still predicated on attention to detail. With striped bass willing to bite, and sturgeon now on the prowl, the action is keeping anglers on the their toes in San Pablo Bay. Even on the sluggish tides, when theContinue Reading

Transition Time

(Oct. 24, 2017 newsletter) — Some days it’s a trickle, and other times the faucet is open wide as the 2017 salmon season winds down to the final week. Although everyday brings its own personality the overall action often results in a solid fish per rod with the majority commercial grade quality. The final dayContinue Reading

Home Stretch

(Sept. 19, 2017 newsletter) — We’re coming into the home stretch of what has been an outstanding salmon 2017 session…We will again thank everyone involved in the many projects that have saved our salmon from the predicted impending disaster caused by drought and other not-so natural obstacles. It’s now that time of year when thereContinue Reading

Winter Wonderland

(Originally published in the 12-8-2016 newsletter) The Argo is now (semi) officially bound for bay waters throughout the winter. There may be an exceptionally pleasant day that draws us under the Gate, but after finding slimming pickings on the crab and unpredictable bottom fish, it’s time concentrate on the shallows of San Pablo Bay. SoContinue Reading

Big Water Crabbing

(Originally written for 11-2-2016 newsletter) Now that the salmon door is padlocked it’s time to look elsewhere for our ocean fare. That would be on the bottom where dungeness crab and various species of rockfish roam. Starting Saturday is the opening of crab season with prime time being the first couple weeks. Crabs have beenContinue Reading