Monthly Archives: February, 2014

2014 Islander Mothership Trips Scheduled

February 27th, 2014 Posted by Kayak Fishing, Mothership Trip, Uncategorized 0 comments on “2014 Islander Mothership Trips Scheduled”

We are excited to announce our Islander kayak mothership fishing trips for 2014. Because of increased demand, we’ve added a second midweek trip in June. If you like to fish San Clemente Island when none else is around, the midweek trip is for you. The boat will leave Fisherman’s Landing in Point Loma on departure evening around 7pm and will return early arrival morning at about 6am. Two full days of fishing are planned for each trip. The price includes live bait, food and sodas. Not included are beers and tips.

What: Weekend trip
How much: $515
When: June 12 (Thur) – June 15 (Sun), 2014
Where: Boat leaves San Diego, bound for San Clemente Island (conditions permitting)

What: Weekday trip
How much: $515
When: June 24 (Tues) – June 27 (Fri), 2014
Where: Boat leaves San Diego, bound for San Clemente Island (conditions permitting)

If you’ve been on these trips before, you know that there is no better way to fish from a kayak. There are only 22 spots available on each trip and will fill up fast. A $200 non refundable deposit(cash or checks only) will hold your spot with the balance due 4 weeks before the departure date. Once paid, the fare is non-refundable, unless we have someone waiting to take your spot. Get your deposit in early to guarantee your spot. Because of space limitations, no Hobie Pro Anglers will be allowed this year. If you’re not familiar with the Islander, check it out at islander-charters.com. The boat and crew are exceptional and have the reputation as the finest mothership boat on the west coast.

See you on the water

Kayak Live Bait Scoops Dana Point

February 26th, 2014 Posted by Kayak Fishing, Uncategorized 0 comments on “Kayak Live Bait Scoops Dana Point”

Live bait is one of those commodities that once were reserved for the big sport fishing boats and private boaters, 100+ gallon tanks, chocked full of well-cured fin bait.  While there are now many different options out there for kayak fisherman to carry self-sustained bait tanks on their kayak, that’s really not what I want to talk about; it’s how to fill the bait tank with quality bait.

Most of the local harbors strictly cater to the big boats and the private boats.  A $25 “Half-Scoop” of bait overwhelm any kayak rigged bait tank.  Luckily in Dana Point, Everingham Bros. Bait Company(  http://www.baitbarge.com/ )allows us kayak fisherman to purchase a $10 Kayak scoop.  Plenty of bait for a day of fishing.  They typically will have either sardine or anchovy, with the occasional mini-mac mixed in.  The bait usually comes well cured (nice healthy slime on the outside of the bait fish) and you can check out their website here http://www.baitbarge.com/bait-report.html to see what they have in stock.

Tight Lines!