View Full Version : Who do you recommend out of Martinez/Pitt

11-28-2005, 11:06 PM
Well, I have decided to got out and try my luck at sturgeon fishing this winter. I wanted to know if any of you had any recommendations regarding party boats out of the Martinez/Pittsburgh area. I pretty much have done all of my local fishing out of Emeryville, but it sounds like most of the fishing occurs around Martinez and the delta. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

11-28-2005, 11:08 PM
I change my vote to Fishkiller out of Pittsburg ;D ;D ;D

11-29-2005, 03:17 AM
Try the Morning Star out of Crockett , excellent captain . I believe thats Crockett anyway , just below the south part of the Carquinez Bridge .

Tight Lines , Dan

11-29-2005, 08:42 AM
The Happy Hooker, James Smith, is good, but if you want a smaller boat try Barry Canavaro on The Fish Hookers. I've been out with him once, and he is pretty good. I've heard good things about Rich Tipton on the Lucky Strike too. Good luck, Df30

11-29-2005, 08:51 AM
Haven't heard of the last two. Do they have a website or a contact number?

11-29-2005, 09:05 AM
The Canevaros run two boats out of Pittsburgh. *I've been out with them quite a few times, and every time there have been at least two keeper sturgeon caught. *They are both using 6 pack boats, so expect to pay a little more than on a larger boat. *You can find their info on the Fishsniffer under Fishing Reports, California Delta on the upper left of this page. Theere will be a link that says Fish Hookers- Islton.

11-29-2005, 09:32 AM
Big PB, I like the Morningstar. Out of Crockett.
6 pac, I like Barry C and his wife ,the other is Mark D. of Finaddict sportfishing. Barry and Mark are out of Pittsburg. I have always had fish on the boat with the two six pacs, and there is always a few on the bigger.
Sounds like there are some other good bets out there, these are just the folks that I have had direct experience with. Expect to pay around 70.00 for Morningstar and it's usuall about 125.00-150.00 on an open load with a six pac. Private charter will run you about 500.00. I will be going out during the winter on some of these boats. I'll post when I go if people want to get on an open load.
I have learned alot from going out with these guys. Although a big PB, Morningstar's cpt. Mike is very friendly and helpful. Barry is a Delta icon. I have a blast when I fish with Mark, and he is the one I go to for leopard shark fishing also.

11-29-2005, 12:58 PM
Fishkiller out of Pittsburg...

11-29-2005, 07:49 PM
Fishkiller out of Pittsburg...

That'll work ;)

11-29-2005, 08:43 PM
i reccommend fishermen_chris....my first 3 sturgies on that boat....lucky stars... ;D ;D

11-29-2005, 09:12 PM
If youre good for a bunch of fish go with Killer.

11-29-2005, 09:13 PM
Lucky Strike.Rich is one of coolest guys you will ever fish with.Plus he catches fish.Never met Fishkiller but I here he is one of the best.

11-29-2005, 10:23 PM
Fishkiller out of Pittsburg...

Enough Said 8)

11-30-2005, 08:18 PM
well i guess cant say much more than ... got my first with the Fishkiller .... my g/f also caught her first with Fishkiller ... two different trips ... we were three fish for three trips ... cant beat those odds lol

11-30-2005, 09:18 PM
Hard to argue with Tank, DBack and NTG! 8) If a dino was Superman, Killer would be kryptonite. ;D

11-30-2005, 11:14 PM
Do you guys have contact info for fishkiller?

12-01-2005, 01:27 AM
look him up on the boart and just send him an pm ...he will get back to ya