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Halibut Outlook

Woman standing on a boat holding a halibut that looks almost as big as her

Nice halibut action for one of our happy customers!

(April 16, 2018 newsletter) — Halibut have overrun the thoughts of bay anglers in the past couple weeks. With catching ranging from good to not so inspiring some days, it’s a matter of being at the right place when they decide to bite.

With fish spread throughout the system getting nibbled is often not an issue, it’s more will that nibble turn into a bigger bite. Many halibut are ranging just under the 22-inch size limit, but recent catches are showing larger fish trickling into the bay.

With the availability of live bait striped bass are in the mix daily, and if very fortunate a smattering of white sea bass are occasionally landing in the box. This sort of bay entertainment should continue into summer.

The highly anticipated opening day of salmon season was recently set for Sunday, June 17 through October 31. The opener may be a crapshoot, but it won’t take long to wire in. Currently opening day and the following weekend are available aboard the Argo.

Another option is rockfish, which is now open. The Argo will likely wait for spring winds dissipate before doing a full blown coastal trip, but there are some local angles worth checking into between halibut and bass drifts.









Stripers, Stripers, Stripers!

  (February 15, 2018 newsletter) If our trips were recorded on a vinyl record it would be repeating stripers, stripers, stripers. The beat goes on: Throughout January, and now mid-way through February, incredible bass catching is the highlight most days. The only element putting a damper on the bite is an occasional wind filled session. TheContinue Reading


  (Dec. 27, 2017 newsletter) – The Argo’s annual year-end “Not So Weekly Newsletter” can’t bury the lead so we have to start with the continued outstanding striped bass action in San Pablo Bay. It’s often continuous bites with near-prefect weather conditions forecast through the end of the year. To top it off, sturgeon areContinue Reading

Lighting up the Bay

(April 26, 2017 newsletter) After nearly two weeks of pampering the Argo is ready to come off dry dock and back to work. With improvements and upgrades ranging from the tip of the tower to below the waterline we’re expecting a hastening to the vessel’s gait. On the fishing front, the past week has seenContinue Reading