FISHING

Big C fish report

Recent Outer Limits Fish Counts
DATE
TRIP TYPE
Anglers
Fish count
8/17/2022
Full Day
18
3 Salmon
8/16/2022
Full Day
17
25 Salmon
8/15/2022
Full Day
22
16 Salmon, 5 Lingcod
8/13/2022
Full Day
17
13 Salmon
8/12/2022
Full Day
15
11 Salmon
8/11/2022
Full Day
17
9 Salmon
8/10/2022
Full Day
19
16 Salmon
*Breakfast. Whole boat caught limits by 10am.
Recent Chasin’ Crustacean  Fish Counts
DATE
TRIP TYPE
Anglers
Fish count
8/17/2022
Full Day
6
8 Salmon
8/16/2022
Full Day
6
3 Salmon
8/15/2022
Full Day
6
12 Salmon
8/13/2022
Full Day
5
10 Salmon
8/12/2022
Full Day
6
6 Salmon, 1 Halibut
8/11/2022
Full Day
3
5 Salmon
8/10/2022
Full Day
6
12 Salmon
*Breakfast. Whole boat caught limits by 10am.

At Big C Charters we love people. We just limit the number of them to maximize the opportunities for everyone to catch fish. We put you on top of the fish, not on top of each other. We also think two boats are better than one. Together both boats can cover a broad swath of ocean, sharing intel and doubling the chance of finding that hot bite.

Seasons

Whale Watching Season
April – November
Fishing Season
Halibut: March – September
Salmon: APRIL – October
Rockfish: May – November
Crab: November

Outer Limits

FISHING

Individual
BAY (HALIBUT/BASS):
$200PP

OCEAN (SALMON/ROCKFISH): $220PP

ROD RENTAL: $20
WEIGHTS: 2 FOR $20
16 PERSON CAP

private Charter  
BAY (HALIBUT/BASS):$3,600

OCEAN (SALMON/ROCKFISH):$3,900

ROD RENTAL: $20
WEIGHTS: 2 FOR $20
18 PERSON CAP

Our 55 foot catamaran provides a fast and stable experience on the water. Great for fishing, whale watching or just cruising the bay.

FISHING

Individual
BAY (HALIBUT/BASS):
$200PP

OCEAN (SALMON/ROCKFISH): $220PP

ROD RENTAL: $20
WEIGHTS: 2 FOR $20
16 PERSON CAP

private Charter  
BAY (HALIBUT/BASS):
$3,600

OCEAN (SALMON/ROCKFISH):
$3,900

ROD RENTAL: $20
WEIGHTS: 2 FOR $20
18 PERSON CAP

Chasin’ Crustacean

FISHING

Individual
BAY(HALIBUT/BASS):
$250PP

OCEAN (SALMON/ROCKFISH):
$270PP

ROD RENTAL: $20
WEIGHTS: 2 FOR $20
6 PERSON CAP

private Charter
BAY (HALIBUT/BASS):
$1500

OCEAN (SALMON/ROCKFISH): $1800

RODS, 12 WEIGHTS, TACKLE, FILLETING INCLUDED
6 PERSON CAP

Our well known 35 foot “6 pack boat” carries a maximum of 6 passengers and specializes in fishing. It’s one of the largest 6 passenger vessels in Northern California.

FISHING

Individual
BAY(HALIBUT/BASS):
$250PP

OCEAN (SALMON/ROCKFISH):
$270PP

ROD RENTAL: $20
WEIGHTS: 2 FOR $20
6 PERSON CAP

private Charter  
BAY (HALIBUT/BASS):
$1500

OCEAN (SALMON/ROCKFISH): $1800

RODS, 12 WEIGHTS, TACKLE, FILLETING INCLUDED
6 PERSON CAP

‘I decided to book a trip with a professional for the first time to see how they fish. I originally picked Big C because he consistently gets early limits. I know this because I’ve witnessed him leaving the fishing grounds with limits while I was still working on catching my first fish.’

Chris Armstrong

What to expect

A hands-on, personal fishing experience with a dedicated crew to support every skill level. In addition to landing every fish we can, you’ll be surrounded by incredible coastal scenery and marine life.

What to remember

Sunscreen, sunglasses, jacket, lunch, camera and fishing license

FAQs

What time do we leave?

Whale watching trips depart at 8:00am, half day trips return by noon, and full day trips return by 3:00pm. Fishing trips check-in between 5–5:15am and return by 3:00pm.

What should I wear?

Dress in layers. It’s typically cold in the morning and warms up as the day goes on. Pants, jackets and sneakers are best. Don’t forget sunscreen and sunglasses! Binoculars are a great addition for the whale watching trips, if you have some! 


Do I need a fishing license?

Yes, you need to purchase a one day fishing license for your trip (unless you have an annual license) through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Tips for purchasing:

  • Go here
  • Enter your birthday and last name in the "Customer Search Criteria"
  • If you are triggered "customer not found", click to register as a new customer
  • Enter your state license number & personal details
  • Select the option for a sport fishing license, costing $17.54 and the date of your trip
  • Download the PDF immediately, as you may lose access soon after your purchase

Will I catch a fish?

Our success rate is extremely high and we limit the amount of passengers to increase the odds of YOU catching a fish. However, it’s never a guarantee. We will give it our all to ensure you go home happy.

What if I get seasick?

If prone to seasickness, we suggest you take dramamine prior to arrival (1-2 hours).

Should I bring food?

Yes. Bring whatever you would like to eat or drink for the day.

Can I bring alcohol?

Beer and wine is allowed, but we have a strict no hard alcohol policy.

Are your trips family friendly?

We provide a fun, family friendly atmosphere and would gladly welcome kids over the age of 5 on board for fishing and whale watching. (We recommend the half day for whale watching for children).