Albacore Action Is Excellent On Calm Days
Offshore fishing enthusiasts departing from Monterey Bay ports are experiencing top-notch albacore tuna action when calm seas allow the boats to get out.
The Kahuna returned to the dock with 63 albacore for 10 anglers on Wednesday, September 11, according to Carol Jones of Kahuna Sportfishing. On the previous trip that Monday, the 7 anglers on the boat landed 33 albacore.
A previous tuna adventure yielded 17 albacore. “We got one fish early and then had to hunt to find some biting fish,” said Jones. “The hunt was successful and had some great action in the late afternoon. Fish charged the boat on one stop with hook-ups on bait. We had jumpers that we slid in on and got bit right away.”
Rough weather on the weekend of September 14-15 prevented boats out of Monterey from making it to the albacore grounds or to Point Sur for rockfish, but the fishermen experienced good bottom fishing on the local reefs.
Forty anglers aboard the Star of Monterey on Saturday, September 14 bagged limits of rockfish and 6 lingcod while fishing in the local reefs, reported Chris Arcoleo of Chris’ Fishing Trips. On Sunday, the 17 anglers aboard the Caroline landed for 17 limits of rockfish and 5 lingcod on the local reefs.
Likewise, Randy’s Fishing Trips reported limits of rockfish and some quality lingcod on their latest adventures.
Santa Cruz boats are also getting into great rockfish action and albacore fishing when the weather allows. “Our new six pack boat, the Sea Stag Six, came back with 13 albacore to 25 pounds for 6 guys,” said Captain Ken Stagnaro of Stagnaro’s Fishing Trips. “They were only a little over 40 miles out.”Back To Reports