From the Times-Standard article Outlook promising for weekend rockfishing:
Captain Gary Blasi on the Seaweasel (fullthrottlesportfishing.com) had anglers signed up for six days straight, but cancelled due to a fierce ocean. He’s chomping at the bit to get back out there and has paying customers starting Thursday if the weather holds.
Full Throttle Sportfishing was featured in the Times-Standard article “Rockfish season opens with a bang:”
Over on the Seasweasel, captain Gary Blasi (www.fullthrottlesportfishing.com) and his clients have been mainly targeting Pacific Halibut. Sunday he put two in the boat, including a 47.5 lb. dandy. On Monday he again ran to the halibut waters 300 ft. offshore with a family of four on board. After reaching the fishing grounds, he put the boat in neutral, and then watched as three of his four anglers turned a few shades of green. Needless to say, he was back fishing in the bay where the leopard sharks and rays were â€œbiting like crazyâ€. He gave it another go on Tuesday, but they got beat up pretty good by the weather, but did manage to put three Petroli in the box for his clients. â€œThere’s bait balls the size of football fields and the krill are everywhere, but the wind and the drift is making it nearly impossible to keep your gear on the bottom. Once this wind moves off, the ocean is going to come alive,â€ Blasi said. Blasi’s booked for weekend, but has days available.
Full Throttle Sportfishing was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Fishing Report:
Gary Blasi captains the F/V Sea Weasel out of Eureka, generally taking groups of four anglers to the fishing grounds. Past two weeks, he has put out just one rod per trip. Any more than the one, and chaos ensues. Blasi: “We put two out one day and had six doubles going. Too much work and we lose too many fish. As fast as the fish are biting, one rod is plenty, believe me.” If you’re not already sick enough, there’s more, like, albacore within 15 miles of shore. Blasi had a charter out for salmon last week but eventually followed the radio calls the few miles to the tuna water. Some of the boats, just to the warm-water side of the silvers and kings, had as many as 50 albies. Blasi’s group of four, with salmon limits in the box, stopped at a dozen longfins landed, between 20 and 35 pounds. In the same water, dorado, yellowtail and bluefin were caught. And if you’re waiting for the caveat, find it here, lector: Blasi and the other skippers have not been out since Saturday, when the wind whistled in and stayed. The forecast is for wind through the weekend, as well. Check your sources, plan accordingly.