FISHING

Big C fish report

recent fish counts
DATE
TRIP TYPE
Anglers
Fish count
6/30/2024
Full Day
8
16 Halibut, 16 Bass
6/27/2024
Full Day
4
7 Halibut, 8 Bass
6/19/2024
Full Day
13
26 Halibut, 26 Bass
6/17/2024
Full Day
7
14 Halibut, 14 Bass
5/28/2024
Full Day
7
14 Halibut, 14 Bass
5/21/2024
Full Day
10
20 Halibut
5/18/2024
Full Day
17
34 Halibut
*Breakfast. Whole boat caught limits by 10am.
Recent Chasin’ Crustacean  Fish Counts
DATE
TRIP TYPE
Anglers
Fish count
6/21/2024
Full Day
6
12 Halibut, 12 Bass
4/21/2024
Full Day
6
9 Halibut, 1 Leopard Shark
10/20/2023
Full Day
5
10 striped bass, 2 halibut
6/25/2023
Full Day
6
8 Halibut, 8 Bass
6/10/2023
Full Day
6
5 Halibut, 7 Bass
6/3/2023
Full Day
6
9 Halibut, 1 Bass
5/13/2023
Full Day
6
14 Halibut
*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/Bass: March – August
Rockfish/Lingcod: June – October
TUNA: JULY – October
Crab/Rockfish Combo: November – December

Outer Limits

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

Fishing
Halibut / Bass
INDIVIDUAL
$220 PP
PRIVATE CHARTER
$3,600
Rockfish / Lingcod
INDIVIDUAL  
$220 PP
PRIVATE CHARTER
$3,900
Tuna
INDIVIDUAL
$500 PP
PRIVATE CHARTER
$4,000
(8 PERSON CAP)
Crab & Rockfish Combo
Crab & Rockfish Combo
Individual
$240 PP
Private Charter
$4,400
Crab
Individual
$155 PP
Private Charter
$3,000
(20 PEOPLE) MAX
Filetting
$20 Per Limit of Fish
Rod Rental
$20 (Tackle Included)
Crab Cooking
$2 A CRAB (AT FISH RESTAURANT)

ROD RENTALS ARE COMPLIMENTARY FOR PRIVATE CHARTER

Chasin’ Crustacean

Big C Charters also offers the Chasin’ Crustacean, a 6 pack boat which is a great option for groups who want a more intimate experience. This boat is well known for its catch history and offers a very spacious, comfortable atmosphere. If you’re interested in a customizable trip with the family (especially kids) this boat is unparalleled. Call Captain Christian for more information or check the online booking for these exclusive trips.

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.

Big C Charters also offers the Chasin’ Crustacean, a 6 pack boat which is a great option for groups who want a more intimate experience. This boat is well known for its catch history and offers a very spacious, comfortable atmosphere. If you’re interested in a customizable trip with the family (especially kids) this boat is unparalleled. Call Captain Christian for more information or check the online booking for these exclusive trips.

‘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 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).

Will you cook our crab?

Yes! Fish restaurant offers cooking for $2 a crab.