Slow and steady wins the race was our motto for today. Deckhand Andrew and our 8 anglers pulled our 20 pots that came out to 48 Dungeness crab, which is 6 a piece if you don’t want to do the math. After finishing up our crab portion of the trip we headed for Cypress point to get our Rockfish going. We made one long drift scratching fish the entire time. The fish weren’t biting real hot, but they kept coming over the rail at a steady pace. We started out in 80 feet of water and ended with limits right before the boundary around 260 feet of water. Shallow fish were blues, yellows and gophers mostly. As we drifted deeper the fish were more of the deep water bottom fish varieties. We landed several very large Coppers and some beautiful Canary rockfish. On top of all of that the weather got better and better as we continued our long drift. We ended our trip under blue skies on top of calm glassy waters. It was another great day to be a fisherman in Monterey Bay.
-Captain Danny Frank for the New Horizon