Saltwater Fishing Charter Reports 2017
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 10/28/2017 – Took out returning clients Danny and Tony on Sunday to complete the 2017 saltwater guide trips for the year. We shot out to the islands in beautiful overcast fall weather. Wanted to start the morning out trying to catch a white seabass. The boys had patience and we ended up finding a school that stuck with the boat and had double and triple hookups for about half an hour but unfortunately they were all about an inch short of legal size to keep. Either way it was fun on the light gear and they got to chase them around the boat and all three of them caught their first ever white seabass. After some batray, barracuda and calico bass bycatch, we decided to switch gears and the guys asked to catch lingcod. We made some sand dabs and mackerel and the guys made short work of limits of lingcod. With some time still left in the day, we finished off catching nice quality chuckleheads and starry rockfish for limits of those too before we called it a wrap. This was the last guide trip of the 2017 season for saltwater and the ranger will be back guiding stripers at castaic lake through the winter season. Awesome season for us and can’t wait to see you guys when we start back in March! – Captain Jake Klinshaw
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 10/26/2017 – On the left is Alex fishing with this great friend Mike Miller. Alex runs the deck on Southern California’s famous saltwater sportfisher the “Freelance” out of Davey’s Locker and Mike works as the cook. What did the two of them do on their day off? Book a fishing trip with Rich Tauber Fishing. Absolutely dead flat calm conditions.. made it to Anacapa Island in 20 minutes this morning. First stop absolutely wide-open Bonita fishing for an hour and a half. Slid the boat inside and caught over 20 calico bass up to 5 pounds. Weather is beautiful, warm with perfect conditions. Before winter kicks in anglers interested in getting involved in the action can call or text me at 818-439-1154 for more information.
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 10/22/2017 – Here is Westin enjoying a great moment with his father Mike Harris today fishing the Channel Islands. The water temperature dropped quite a bit from the recent northern storm and the yellowtail did not want to cooperate but it did not stop them from having absolutely wide-open calico bass fishing as they caught close to 20 bass in short order topped off by Mike’s beautiful 4 1/2 pound chunk. A swinbait fished in less than 10 feet of water on boilers did the trick. Beautiful warm weather in front of us and anglers interested in booking a fishing trip can call or text me at 818-439-1154. Anglers that would like to book a fishing trip right away can go to www.richtauberfishing.com and click the book online button and purchased their trip right away.
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 10/19/2017 – Boy it’s been a steady week of fishing as most anglers have tried to avoid the weather… we’ve been at it every day. This morning October 19, 2017 we had 7 yellowtail before lunchtime landing 5…. here is Wade and his son holding a couple of fish off of a double hook up this morning. Just fantastic fishing and almost no one out getting involved in it. We’re going to fish it every day until it ends. Anglers interested need to call or text me at 818-439-1154 for more information. We think we have 2 to 3 weeks left of great fishing. Call us today.
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 10/11/2017 – Here is Luke Fitzpatrick with a solid 15 pound yellowtail today. Boy we ran into a lot of fish in one small zone. An area about the size of two football fields with a large group of fish… hooked 9 yellowtail in the 8 to 30 pound range. Lost some fish but that’s part of the game when you chase this tremendous game fish. Nonstop action… we caught fish from the time we started in the morning till when we shut it down at 4 PM just absolutely classic fishing and anglers interested in getting involved in the yellowtail action can call or text me at 818-439-1154 for more information. We’re going to try to fish as much as possible while these fish are in town. We are open seven days a week and anglers can also go to www.richtauberfishing.com click the saltwater online booking button to purchase their trip right away.
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 10/07/2017 – Here is BASS superstar Brent Ehrler with me today as we experienced absolutely wide-open yellowtail fishing at the channel islands. Landed 16 yellowtail with the best one being 25 pounds. Although Brent barely missed winning this year’s Bassmaster Classic on ESPN today was one of those magic days where everything worked out perfectly. Caught fish on swimbaits, surface iron and live mackerel. Actually pulled off of the fish a couple of times and looked at each other and said wow what an incredible day. We are open seven days a week and anglers can call me directly at 818-439-1154 or send me a text message I will get back to you right away with all of the best information. We have several openings this week if you’re interested in catching big yellowtail right here in Southern California call or text me today. Anglers can also go to www.richtauberfishing.com Click the book online button and purchased their fishing trip right away.
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 10/05/2017 – Southern California swimbait star Bill Siemantel joined me today as we had absolutely wide open yellowtail fishing at the Channel Islands. We hooked 11 fish and landed 7 topped by this beautiful 21 pound yellowtail. We have the fish dialed in and have made big numbers on the yellowtail for two weeks. Just fantastic fishing and anyone that’s interested in experiencing some of the best saltwater fishing in Southern California can call or text me at 818-439-1154 to book their trip today. Anglers can also book their salt water trip right away by going to www.richtauberfishing.com click the book online button and purchase your trip right now.
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 09/27/2017 – Picked up Alex, Danny and Tony from the dock on a cool fall morning at 6am. Opting to try and catch a gamefish first, we shot across to anacapa in the morning. It was the day after a few day storm and unfortunately caused the water to drop several degrees and off color. We gave it a shot until about 10am. Picked up a Black Sea bass and soupfin shark for our efforts. The guys got bored with it and wanted to catch a lingcod. We switched gears and set ups and ran to Santa Cruz Island. Lingcod wanted to play and we had steady action on them for a little while. Even had a little mako shark come up that we caught and released. The guys had a triple hookup and plunked on legals. Easy limits of lingcod and even released some legals. They caught a few nice rockfish afterwards to fry up later. After that, we went inside shallow and picked at a few bass and bonito before calling it a wrap on this beautiful day. Really funny group of good dudes and I can’t wait to see you guys again.
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 09/20/2017 – Here is James who went bass fishing with me about a week ago at Lake Casitas in Ventura California and he decided he needed to go ocean fishing this morning. We were done fishing at 1 PM…we hooked nine yellowtail and landed five with the largest being 22 pounds. Super fun and nonstop action big smiles all around. So fun to be back in the harbor and on the trailer by 2 PM driving home with those great feelings. Anglers interested in getting in on the hot yellowtail action can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 09/19/2017 – Absolutely exhausted and have to get some sleep… Hooked 18 to 20 yellowtail this morning topped off by this 31 pound monster. Absolutely wide-open fishing and we’re back at it tomorrow morning. Here is John Waller visiting from the Midwest posing with a bunch of fish at noon today. Caught so many that we just began to catch and release em…had to drive away while the fish were still biting. Will give you some more information tomorrow anglers interested in booking a fishing trip can you call or text me at 818-439-1154 for more information.
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 09/17/2017 – Today we took returning anglers Alex, Mario and nick out. We left at 6am and headed away from the cluster of boats leaving the harbor and we headed up the front side of Santa Cruz Island. Deciding to try and catch a surface fish first, we put out the troll rods and started to look for breezers. After seeing signs of fish but not just right it seemed like it was a time of day deal. We picked up one nice bonito on the troll then switched gears to rockfish as the guys wanted some fish for a fish fry. We worked very small spots and plucked at very nice quality chuckleheads, and red snappers. Ended up with limits of rockfish just in time to go back in the shallows in the afternoon. As predicted, the time of day and sunshine brought the surface fish up to play. Big breezers of bonito and barracuda were seen everywhere. We would slide in and the guys would be double and tripled up on wide open bonito and calico bass mixed in on every slide. The guys were very patient and stuck it out all day as we looked for quality not quantity and it paid off. Overall really fun day of fishing. You guys were a pleasure and can’t wait to fish with you again. – Captain Jake Klinshaw
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 09/14/2017 – Headed out of the harbor at 6am on Sunday with anglers Rick, Tom, and Frank. Some unexpected weather made the crossing a little slower and after the guys suited up, we watched a beautiful thunder and lightning storm at a safe distance that made the crossing pretty neat. Really tough conditions at the island made fishing tough. The guys stuck it out in hopes of hooking a yellow. Really good sign of fish but the weather front had them lockjaw. Had one small halibut for their efforts. Switched gears and fished for bass in the boilers. The wind on the outside kept us limited to a small area that we could fish. Within it, The guys had a couple doubles and lots of single fish to be had but smaller grade and slower. Towards the last part of the day, we shot to the beach and had wide open bass fishing to finish off the day in a good note. The guys were very patient and it paid off. Thanks again fellas, it was a pleasure. – Captain Jake Klinshaw
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 08/29/2017 – It’s too hot to stay at the house so once again we’re back at work and here’s Andy with a log barracuda this morning one of several along with a few calico bass. It’s the perfect time to go saltwater fishing in Southern California. Beautiful cool conditions on the ocean and we are here to help. We provide all the rods reels and tackle you will need for the day and we’re fishing Anacapa in Santa Cruz Island. We leave at 6 AM from the channel islands launch ramp Anglers interested in getting out fishing in the next week or so can call or text me at 818-439-1154.
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 08/25/2017 – Started out the day picking Ryan and Daren up at the dock at 6am. It was board shorts weather and lake like ocean conditions as we made the crossing to the islands. Started the morning out fishing yellowtail but had unfavorable conditions and a frustratingly large amount of fish around that would not bite. Tried for a couple hours but no luck on the game fish. The guys opted to switch gears so we shot across to Santa Cruz Island. Made a little bit of red crab for bait and started along the front side of the island. Stayed shallow and the guys proceeded to stay steady on just about every species. Bass, sheephead, whitefish, opaleye and some other miscellaneous species brought fun fights on light gear. Towards the last part of the day the guys wanted to try their luck at some rockfish. As we were already at the time to leave, I cleaned their fish as we drifted for rockfish and they managed to pick some nice quality chucks, Boccaccio, starry’s and Johnny bass before we called it a day and headed in. Fun day on the water fellas, hope to see you again. – Captain Jake Klinshaw
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 08/25/2017 – Here is John with a beautiful calico bass taken on the backside of Anacapa Island yesterday. Lots and lots of calico bass in shallow water fishing kelp stringers and small kelp points. Really fun with gorgeous weather as you can see in the background. We have trips available seven days a week fishing Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands. Anglers interested in booking their fishing trip with us on our 22 foot Ranger center console can call or text me at 818-439-1154 for more information.
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 08/13/2017 – Today three sportfishing boat regulars came out on their very first private charter on the Bahia. Alex, Jimmy, and Shawn were very excited and full of anticipation upon me (Jake) picking them up from the dock. Decent channel crossing in the morning but a little to breezy to make it to Santa Cruz Island so we cut it short and ended up at Anacapa island. The guys opted to give it a good shot at catching a yellowtail in the morning before doing something else. Saw lots of them but couldn’t get one to eat a bait with a hook in it. Ended up with two bonito and two barracuda for those efforts. The guys then decided to switch gears and after promising their families a fish fry, decided it would be best to fish for rockfish and other table fare. We switched over, kept it less than 100 feet and had really decent rockfishing with nice quality and many species. The guys made short work of it and ended up with right about limits of rockfish, 10 sheephead, a few whitefish and a sculpin before saying they had plenty to feed everyone. For the last part of the day we switched up and fished bass in the boilers along the back of the island before calling it and heading in for home. Awesome day and even more awesome group of guys. Hope to see you again very soon! – Captain Jake Klinshaw
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 08/12/2017 – Here is Brad with a beautiful thick 5 pound calico bass taken on the backside of Anacapa Island. Fishing is great so we’re going to continue running our summer special through the last day of September. Total price is $475 for a full day of fishing with your own private skipper on a 22 foot Ranger center console boat. We’re catching lots and lots of calico bass and filling out the afternoon with whitefish and an occasional yellowtail. What’s really nice is having a 112 Minn Kota riptide trolling motor on the bow so we can work our customers through kelp stringers and boilers. You and a friend enjoy a fantastic day with a private skipper fishing the Channel Islands. Boat leaves channel islands launch ramp at 6 AM and returns to the dock at 4 PM. Anglers interested in booking a trip can call or text me at 818-439-1154. – Captain Jake Klinshaw
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 07/19/2017 – So much fun today and absolutely perfect weather. We must’ve caught 25 calico bass up to 4 pounds. We are now running a summer special that is goI’m running out of things to tryod through the end of August 2017. Total price is $475 and you can bring one or two friends. You will spend the day with Speed Twin Captain Jake Klinshaw on our brand-new 22 foot Ranger center console sport fishing vessel and get all of his expert advice on Southern California saltwater fishing. This is a fantastic offer that allows two or three anglers to go out and spend a full eight hour day on the water and learning from one of Southern California top skippers. Anglers can call or text me at 818-439-1154 or click on the blue Book OnLine Now button on the right to book their trip. – Captain Jake Klinshaw
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 07/16/2017 – James Lee came out solo with me today in search of a shot at a white seabass or a yellowtail. For the morning efforts he managed to land one yellowtail and lose another nicer one. Several other random by catches such as barracuda and calico bass were in the mix as well. Made a longer move for the afternoon and James was bent on a nicer grade yellowtail almost immediately upon arrival. Finished off the day fishing calico bass, whitefish and sheep head for table fare.
– Captain Jake Klinshaw
Saltwater Fishing Charter Report 07/11/2017 – Well it can’t be all work and no play. And Sunday morning I took off with RTF saltwater Captain Jake Klinshaw on a “Crew Trip” with our brand new 22 foot Ranger center console saltwater boat. Jake made a stop on the Ventura flats where we were able to make 80 pieces of live squid then is was off to the islands where we scored multiple yellowtail along with a mixed bag that included several sheepshead and 25 calico bass! Fantastic weather and a tremendous day of fishing. Anglers interested in booking a trip with Jake on our saltwater boat can call or text me at 818-439-1154. This is a fantastic private saltwater experience where you and a friend can fish with one of Southern California’s best saltwater captains.