Captain's Log

2-12-21 Dabs & Crabs “Bumpy Ride”

Today, 2/12/21, we set out for a bumpy ride to the crab grounds. We made it through half our gear before we headed back in to port. Our 3 anglers went home with 10 crab each. Thank you Reed for your help this morning. Capt Rod

2-11-21 Dabs & Crabs “NatGeo Sunrise”

Today we started off with excellent conditions and a NatGeo sunrise. First we set out to catch fish, ended up with 300 sand dabs and 15 sole for 7 anglers. Now off to the crab grounds. The conditions kept improving. We were pulling crab gear in lake like water. Everyone went home with 7 Dungeness…

2-10-21 Dabs & Crabs “Beautiful, Calm, & Fun”

Sometimes you go to work and it’s not work at all. Today was beautiful, calm, and fun. We had 5 anglers who really picked the right day to go on a trip. We pulled 40  Dungeness crabs, 3 Rock crabs, 7 Petrale sole and about 120 Sand dabs. After pulling crab pots we made way…

2-6-21 Dabs & Crabs “20 Petrale Sole!”

Today, 2/06/21, we had a little trouble with shy crabs. Ended up with 22 crab for 12 anglers. Next, off to the flatties. We pulled 400 or more sand dabs and 20 Petrale sole. Everyone was very happy with their catch. Fish on, Capt. Rod and Daniel  

2-5-21 Crabs & Dabs “Have Some Sole”

Today was another good day out on the water. Deckhand Kevin and I were fishing with 6 anglers on a dab and crab trip. The sun was shining and the swell was low and lazy. We got 23 Dungeness and 1 Red rock crab. All of the anglers ended up with nice bags of fish…

1-18-21 Crabs & Dabs “9 Crabs PP for 9 Lucky Anglers”

We set out first thing to pull crab gear. The wind had us at a slow bell for the first part of the morning then it laid off for about an hour. We ended up with 9 crab per person with 5 anglers. Next….sand dabs. We made it as far as Pt. Pinos and the…

2020 Recap

2020 has come an end an what a wild ride it was! There were many ups and downs, probably more downs given the circumstances, but we here at J&M are extremely grateful to still be in business and going strong. This wouldn’t be possible with out the continued love and support all of you have…

1-18-21 Dabs & Crabs “Demerits for the Weather Man!”

Another demerit will be assigned to the personnel involved in the prediction of the marine weather. The forecast for today was brutal. According to the forecast we were meant to have 40 knots of wind today. I went so far as to tell our anglers that if it got too rough we were going to…

1-17-21 Dabs & Crabs “Unbelievable, Right?”

Let’s get this blog thing on track. I didn’t realize how many anglers read my blog and how many trips I didn’t post a blog for. Sometimes as a Captain you get busy, you get side tracked or you see something shiny and totally go off the rails. Anywho, my apologies to anyone who has…

1-8-21 Crabs & Dabs “No Winds & Lazy Swells”

Today started off with decent weather and 4 crab per angler. After running all the gear we set out to catch some flat fish. The weather got even nicer. No wind and a large, very lazy swell. Everyone went home with many sand dabs and a couple of decent sole came over the rails. Thanks…

1-7-21 Dabs & Crabs “Days Like Today”

Today was another great day to be a fisherman. Kevin and I had a light group, only 8 anglers. The weather was sloppy, choppy in the morning, but it backed off nicely and became a beautiful sunny day. We encountered several groups of Gray whales that warranted taking a look. They passed right by us…