Today the weather in the outer waters was windy, and the clear target was the sheltered waters of the Gaviota Coast's reds and hefty coppers. So westward we went with our 26 lucky anglers. The day started with fast fishing on smaller chillies, and we left them for another day. As we worked our way West, spot to spot the reds and big coppers really got with the program. By 12:30 the bags were stuffed, everyone had a limit! With lots of time to spare, we headed over to a bass spot for a few minutes tossing half-pound sardines at the weeds. Not likely to work, right? Wrong! They went for it! Calico came up crashing. Our Rockfish ready anglers managed to hook a dozen or so, and even managed to wrangle at least 7 from the weeds. Needless to say, none were short. After 30 minutes in the kelp we picked up, and now we're slowly idling home while Raffa and Josh hustle to get all those cods cut, filleted. It's gorgeous here, but I can see the combers rolling along just a few miles offshore. Final fish count for our 26 anglers is 182 red, 52 fat coppers and 26 other cods, plus a ling and 7 burly calico bass. The Coral Sea is 3/4 day Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday with very light loads as of now! Same for the Stardust 1/2 day trips. Please make reservations ahead of time 805-963-3564 or from our website.
Friday August 11th, 2017
Stardust 3/4 Day Charter with Daryl Yao
Awesome group of folks out today on a new charter put together by Daryl Yao and friends in celebration of his daughter Lindsey's birthday. With 28 total anglers on board we headed up the coast for the day.
Throughout the day we experienced steady fishing on nice reds and some large coppers along with an assortment of other rockfish making into the bags. Our group today were mostly first timers and most seemed content to catch a few fish and the spent most of the rest of the day enjoying a tasty cheeseburger and talking amongst each other. Beautiful weather and very relaxed group of anglers made for a very pleasant day for us. The last half of our day was considerably slower than other only 8-10 die hard anglers sticking at the rail.
We ended the day with 203 rockfish made up of 158 Reds, 23 coppers and 22 assorted rockfish. Watching some of the younger anglers wind up there first fish was a blast.
The Stardust is privately chartered tomorrow and full for Sunday's 3/4 Day however is scheduled to go 1/2 Day fishing Monday- Wednesday needing a few more reservations at this time. The Next trip with availability on the Coral Sea is Sunday on a 1/2 Day. Please call Sea landing at 805 963-3564 for reservations or visit our website to book online.