Location: Berkeley Pier
|Ken Jones wrote:
|Was checking some inflation figures and thought I would take a look at fishing trips. In 1961 it cost $5 to go on a 1/2 day boat out of Newport Sportfishing. According to the inflation calculator that translates into $40.51 in today's dollars.
What's the cost today? At Davey's Locker in Newport Beach the cost is $41.50 for a 1/2 day boat so accounting for inflation the cost is right on.
I didn't check other landings.
Ken, you can't really find any deals like that in the San Francisco Bay area (that is for good half-day rates).
Some are just taking off 10 or 20 dollars off that regular price of $120 for 1/2 day trips in example from the end of Fisherman's Wharf regardless of whether they take you out 2 miles or 25.
I couldn't believe (until I went out) that Captain Ted's Miss Farralon was only charging us $15 for 1/2 day trip which included live anchovies! That was just prior to 911. They have since lost their birth after having it in the family for over 35 years (according to his son Scotty that I connected with via FB).
I had many Sunday mornings of great fishing with Elric theCRW Leano and other members of this board aboard the vessel. Basically, we drifted across the Gate to the Marin Headlands and back to Fisherman's Wharf which brought limits of rockfish, some halibut, lings, stripers, and cabezon.
It seems like the best deals are from Halfmoon Bay or Monterey Bay, as they don't have to go out as far to get to the fishery so their fee will be like $80.00 instead of $120 for a complete day.
Well, you lose one you rig one -Quint