Weekend Kayak Fishing Trips at Ocean Cove

Location: 50 minutes North of Bodega Bay on Route 1, Ocean Cove is a privately owned family campground and store with easy coastal access.

Accomodations: Car/tent and RV (no hookups) sites at Ocean Cove Campground, most overlooking the Pacific.  Secure a campsite on arrival at Ocean Cove Store. Local motels and vacation rental lodgings are available with advance reservations, contact a guide for lodging options including www.balinasr.com in Sea Ranch.

Hosted by kayak fishing pioneer Dennis Spike with Kayakfishing.com Guides and Pro-Staff Anglers.  A revival of weekend trips we’ve done to Northern Baja and Big Sur, the Sonoma Coast produces a lot more fish. Targeting BIG lingcod, rockfish and more. ”

Why do some people always catch more and bigger lingcod?  Because they know how!”

This is a BYOKayak trip for both *newer and experienced kayak anglers. Weekend Trips meet Friday and fish Saturday and Sunday. We’ll discuss and demonstrate knots, lures, jigs, lines, terminal tackle, rigging and a lot more.  The guides will conduct a seminar (Friday PM) on targeting giant lingcod, how to catch more and bigger reds and rockfish species, fishfinder applications, a safety tips and….. many more topics will be covered.

* With a strong call from experienced anglers, with no kayak experience, to join the weekend trips, The Coastal Kayak Fishing School is offered in the day(s) before….at a silly rate for weekend trip guests.  Contact a guide for details.

A limited number of rental fishing kayaks, both paddle and peddle craft, are available for tourist anglers.  A few tandems are available for adults with kids.

Guests are only required to bring a handful of shrimpflys/rockcod rigs, and enough sinkers to get through the weekend, detailed in the trip confirmation. A tackle pack for rockfish plus “special” baits and lingcod lures are included in the trip fare.

A Trip Confirmation with directions, detailed trip info, suggested tackle and gear lists plus contact info to the guides is sent with the reservation.

Camping at Ocean Cove Campground–  Camping at Ocean Cove is $28 per vehicle per night.  http://www.oceancove.org  No reservation is needed, pay the camping fee at Ocean Cove Store when you get there or contact us for late arrivals.  Short of hook-ups, Ocean Cove is a fabulous RV campground overlooking the Pacific!  Campground water is artesian well water, sweet and clean.  Hot quarter $howers (outdoor) and Ocean Cove General Store with bait, basic grocery provisions and liquor are all on-site.

Lodging- Contact the guides for local motel and vacation rental options and lodging recommendations.

Highway One-Ocean Cove is on a blind curve on the highway running between the general store and the campground entrance/store parking.  Please USE CAUTION turning into the campground and crossing the road by foot to the store!!!  And help us keep our perfect safety record intact.

See you on the coast!

Gearing up–  A Special Tackle Pack for this trip is included.  Only a few items, like shrimp flies and sinkers, are “required”.  A detailed list of gear, tackle and bait is sent with the Trip Confirmation and detailed trip info.  Please note: Even though some guests want to purchase every lure, the full tackle list is more for future reference.  A landing net, minimum opening 18 inches, is required on all fishing vessels in California (kayaks). Gaffs are not required gear.  Contact the guides anytime with questions.

FoodMeals are included! Dinner on Friday (6-7 pm) and Saturday, hosted by the Kayakfishing.com Crew.  To ease the flow of the trip, we keep a few pans of breakfast omelets on the fire plus hot and cold cereal prior to launching Saturday and Sunday FOR ONE HOUR BEFORE SUNRISE.  The Camp Galley is stocked with A SANDWICH BAR for grazing and making lunch to take on the water.  Guests are welcome to use the Camp Galley to prepare meals and clean dishes.  There are plenty of burners, BYOPots and pans.  The Galley is well stocked with recyclable dish ware, cups, condiments and a dish cleaning station. Ocean Cove Store has basic food provisions, tackle, ice, liquor and snacks.  Guests should consider snacks and plenty of fresh water and fluids for on the water.