Captain
Ron Koyasako

Member since July 2018 San Francisco, United States
Background
Fishing has always been my passion. I started Trout fishing at 2 years old, and charter boat fishing at 5 years old. I worked on charter boats for 18 years before becoming a captain. I have sportfished and commercially fished all my adult life. I enjoy seeing the thrill of a new person catching their first fish and anglers catching their personal best. My favorite species of fish to catch is Striped Bass. I fish for them year around.
Techniques
Trolling, drifting, mooching, and flylining live bait . We will adapt to current conditions and fish the most productive technique to get the most fish on your lines.

Hey, I'm Captain Ron Koyasako

San Francisco, United States
Background
Fishing has always been my passion. I started Trout fishing at 2 years old, and charter boat fishing at 5 years old. I worked on charter boats for 18 years before becoming a captain. I have sportfished and commercially fished all my adult life. I enjoy seeing the thrill of a new person catching their first fish and anglers catching their personal best. My favorite species of fish to catch is Striped Bass. I fish for them year around.
Techniques
Trolling, drifting, mooching, and flylining live bait . We will adapt to current conditions and fish the most productive technique to get the most fish on your lines.
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Fishing Reports

Good fishing!

October 07, 2019

10/6/19 Sunday We have been busy the last few days, Thursday 10/3 I took Captain Greg Tanji out on the bay for some fishing. We found a little spot of biting fish and caught what we could. Greg was… Read Full Report →


Variety is the spice of life!

October 03, 2019

10/2/19 Wednesday Today we had a family charter. We caught our stripers first thing this morning with Limits and C&R action. We then caught a variety of species, halibut, bat rays, guitar fish, smooth hound, even a couple of… Read Full Report →


Make lemonade out of lemons!

September 27, 2019

9/26/19 Thursday Today we had a group of guys out for an outing that was scheduled for rockcod or lingcod. The ocean was nautical and Mother Nature was a tempest in the bay! We tried hard to put them… Read Full Report →


Half day catching!

September 17, 2019

9/17/19 Monday We had a busy few days! We had morning and afternoon trips over the weekend. The stripers were a crowd pleaser, action was fast and furious making for enjoyable trips. The halibut continue to bite good if… Read Full Report →


Sea Bass!

September 01, 2019

8/21/19 Wednesday Today I had a father and son charter . They wanted to catch whatever was biting, boy did they! We had great fishing on the biscuits and had some halibut gravy on top. I tied the boat… Read Full Report →


Wow!!!!!

September 01, 2019

8/27/19 We had a group that wanted to try for the White Seabass that are lurking in our waters. We found what we were for and had a hectic hour of fishing! We went salmon fishing after and put… Read Full Report →


Great fishing!

August 24, 2019

8/23/19 Friday Today we were going to go salmon fishing but went to plan B when we heard reports of sloppy weather. We fished numerous areas and caught fish in every place we went. We had pretty darn good… Read Full Report →


Salmon coming closer!

August 19, 2019

8/18/19 Sunday Today we started our day off with mooching, scattered bait and fish but no good for us. Gave up and started to troll. We started to hook some salmon with a couple of flurries that got us… Read Full Report →


Kids Day!

August 13, 2019

8/12/19 Monday Today we had the kids out on the boat. We got into the stripers, with good action. We kept our limits and released enough to give me sore thumbs! We added some halibut to round out our… Read Full Report →


Half day of catching

August 09, 2019

8/8/19 Thursday Today we had a nice family from Minneapolis. They wanted to see what the San Francisco Bay had to offer. We caught some fish to satisfy their fishing needs and then some. Thanks Corey for the charter!… Read Full Report →


Plan B

August 06, 2019

8/5/19 Monday Today we had a group of chefs from out of the country. They wanted to go for salmon, but after explaining the current fishing, they opted for plan B. We caught all the stripers we needed and… Read Full Report →


Potluck Trip!

August 04, 2019

8/3/19 Saturday Today our charter wanted to catch bottom fish and lingcod. We started our day with catching our rockfish and lingcod and moved south to see if we could catch a salmon mooching. We hooked 3 fish in… Read Full Report →


New saltwater fishing experience!

August 03, 2019

8/2/19 TGIF! We had a new charter today on the Nautilus. We started the day with some nice ones landed and some nice ones that got away. We regrouped and got the ball rolling to finish with limits and… Read Full Report →


Variety !

August 02, 2019

8/4/19 Sunday Today we had our guests from out of town or should I say out of the country. We started our day with a little salmon mooching. We had some opportunities but only closed the deal on one… Read Full Report →


Half Day in the Bay!

July 29, 2019

Sunday 7/28/19 We had a half day charter in the bay today. The group wanted to stay in the bay so we scoured the bay and came up with a few halibut! Most of the group were new to… Read Full Report →


Cornicopia of fish

July 28, 2019

7/27/19 Saturday Today we had our one and only Norm and friends charter. We started our day with slow fishing but when the tide changed, so dId our luck. We got what we needed on the halibut and took… Read Full Report →


Non-stop action!

July 27, 2019

7/26/19 Friday Today we had non-stop action on the halibut and a bonus striped bass. We got what we needed and then slid up the hill for some good bottom fishing with vermillion and lingcod in the mix. If… Read Full Report →


Captain’s Choice Trip

July 25, 2019

7/24/19 Thursday Today we did a Captain’s choice trip. We started with Salmon first. We started off with a bang which got us half way there but fizzled. A change of location cured that and we finished with the… Read Full Report →


Wild Chinook Salmon

July 21, 2019

Sunday 7/21/19 Today we left late and had a bumpy ride out to the grounds. We kept the fish waiting for breakfast as we had action soon after putting them in and had our limits before 10am. Even for… Read Full Report →


First Salmon trip of the year!

July 21, 2019

Saturday 7/20/19 Today was our first salmon trip of the season. We started out with a few fish in the morning, loosing a few nice ones. We then went to a new area and got it done, even got… Read Full Report →


Limits today

July 14, 2019

7/13/19 Saturday Today we had our out of towners here for work for a day on the bay. We got the stripers early as they were up and eager for our offerings. We spent the rest of the day… Read Full Report →


Half day Bonanza!

July 13, 2019

7/12/19 Friday Today we started our morning charter with limits of Stripers by 7:40. We then set up for halibut and Walter said they had jet lag so go in. we tie the boat up early. Thanks Walter for… Read Full Report →


Stripers still biting!

July 12, 2019

7/11/19 Thursday We had back to back half day trips today. We started our day in the morning waking up the group to biting stripers! 4 on at a time got the team pumped up. We left the stripers… Read Full Report →


Yanking and cranking!

July 11, 2019

7//10/19 Wednesday Half day trip. Today we had a ball, yanking and cranking on the fish. The kids had a ball helping each other reel in the fish. Thanks for trying the Nautilus! Captain Ron Read Full Report →


Birthday boy!

July 07, 2019

7/6/19 Today we had a birthday party on the boat. We caught the majority of the halibut We kept in the morning. We started to go prospecting and found the bass under the birds. Flyllining, 3-way year was our… Read Full Report →


Catching is Great!

July 06, 2019

7/5/19 fri. TGIF! Started our day on the flats for a little halibut fishing. The boys had a good time with the action and finished the day fly lining for those stripers! Jim, Thanks for bringing the group on… Read Full Report →


Happy 4th!

July 05, 2019

7/4/19 HAPPY 4TH! We started our day with a early fireworks show. The striper bite followed us everywhere we tried. The striper bite shows no slowing. get on the boat befor it slows! Captain Ron Read Full Report →


Welcome to the salt!

July 01, 2019

6/30/19 Sunday We had a new group of anglers that have never been in the salt. Well today was their day to experience what the salt has to offer. Thanks Peter for setting up the charter! Captain Ron Read Full Report →


Great day of catching!

June 30, 2019

6/29/19 Saturday We did a little searching this morning for a few halibut. When the tide got right, we joined the party and got our bass. We even got a surprise in 85 feet of water fishing for the… Read Full Report →


Half Day Action!

June 29, 2019

6/28/19 Happy Friday! We had a half day trip today. Everyone was a first timer on the Nautilus. We started in the flats to get them accustomed to the gear for a few halibut and when the tide was… Read Full Report →


Good Old Days!

June 24, 2019

6/21-6/23 Fri-Sun. If you want a chance at the great fishing we are experiencing, Don’t hesitate to go! Fishing doesn’t get much better. We are doing a variety of methods of fishing during the day and the fish are… Read Full Report →


Strong fishing in San Franciso

June 17, 2019

6/15/19 We had a few trips this weekend. We have been still concentrating on fly lining for the stripers. We found them still willing to bite our hooks for limits We then switched over gear for the halibut and… Read Full Report →


Double, Double!!

June 15, 2019

6/14/19 Well, the day started out slow as the tide wasn’t quite right. We picked at the bass until we got our limits.for our six passengers and crew. Love fly-lining for bass! We then went halibut hunting and found… Read Full Report →


Stripers boil on the bay

June 14, 2019

6/13/19 We had a group of family members on the boat today. We had a steady bite of stripers to start the morning out and finished the day with some halibuts. Thanks for the charter. Captain Ron Read Full Report →


Coach’s Home Run

June 13, 2019

6/12/19 Today we had the 4 Coach’s 1/2 day charter. We got an early start and got lucky on another ripper bite on the stripers. We got limits for all of us and got to release a few by… Read Full Report →


Red Hot Fishing!!!!

June 11, 2019

6/10/19 My deckhand of many moons ago chartered the Nautilus today. We started the day with a ripper of a striper bite! Visions of bass boiling brought back memories of the old days (Linda Mar). We then focused on… Read Full Report →


Banner day for the boys

June 09, 2019

6/8/19 We started our trip with a good striper bite where we caught and released some to fight another day. Afer keeping our limits we searched and caught some halibut. We had a fun day on the water. Thanks… Read Full Report →


Team buildiing n the Nautilus!

June 05, 2019

6/4/19 We had a team building charter on the Nautilus today. The team started a little rusty this morning but came together as the day went on and the stripers started to boil.The team did well on their common… Read Full Report →


For The Halibut!

June 04, 2019

6/3/19 Ron Lee and friends came out on the Nautilus today to sample the great fishing we are currently experiencing. The fish didn’t disappoint them! Limits of halibut and one around on the stripers. Look forward to seeing your… Read Full Report →


Birthday Party Nautilus Style!

June 03, 2019

6/2/19 We had a first time charter celebrating Leanna’s Birthday, Nautilus Style. The action started a little slow but progressed as the day went on and Leanna was a little tired of reeling in fish! We caught limits of… Read Full Report →


Halibut Hot Spot

May 26, 2019

5/25/19 Today we had a couple of kids on the charter. They had a ball looking at the sights, wildlife and catching fish! Love seeing the new generation interested In the great outdoors. Thanks Norm and Luke for the… Read Full Report →


Friday, 5/24/19 Half day charter

May 24, 2019

These couples had their annual Memorial Day get together on the bay this year. They had a good time and even caught a few fish. I know what will be on the BBQ! Thanks for the charter, Captain Ron Read Full Report →


THE FISH ARE BITING!!!!

May 24, 2019

5/23/19 We had a first time charter with this group of friends from the Southwest. It was a like fishing with my old friends. Very good group that got to experience what San Francisco Bay has to offer. For… Read Full Report →


Memorial Day Open 5/27/19 Monday

May 20, 2019

We have opened boat for a morning half day Trip. Fishing is great and we are chartered till then. Memorial Day scheduled for Bay tours that start after 2:00pm. Don’t miss out on the bite! Captain Ron Read Full Report →


Rain or Shine Party

May 18, 2019

The boys were up in the city for bachelor outing come rain or shine, well, they came fishing and so did the rain! They had a grand time enjoying the company on the bay and even caught a few… Read Full Report →


Birthday Pary

May 11, 2019

5/11/19 We had a group of friends that came with us for fishing birthday party on the water. The group had a geat time and caught a few fish . Thanks for the charter! Read Full Report →


Mothers Day purveyors

May 10, 2019

Our charter today was for 4 but one couldn’t break away. The guys experienced some great fishing today. The mission today was to catch enough fish for Chef John To serve on Mother day. Mission accomplished! Read Full Report →


Boy’s day on the Bay!

May 07, 2019

Dad got the boys together to do something new today, Fishing!!! We caught an ice chest full of fish today, with some that got away to fight another day. Not bad for their first fishing trip. Solid work guys,… Read Full Report →


Bachelor party !

April 29, 2019

We had a fun day on the bay. Fishing, barbeque and catching. This group had a trip they won’t forget! Read Full Report →


Halibut pary

April 28, 2019

This charter found the halibut ready to come aboard! Action all day long. Read Full Report →


Nautical day on the Nautilus

April 21, 2019

Saturday April 20th, What a nautical day on the bay! Our group of five dwindled down to 2 passngers! We decided to go fishing. The winds were up and so was the white caps. We struggled early in the… Read Full Report →


Southern Crew

April 14, 2019

Sunday April 14, the Southern Crew came aboard to do a little fishing. The boys got a taste of what San Francisco Bay has to offer. They caught a multitude of stripers with a couple of halibut for the… Read Full Report →


Stripers on the bite!

April 12, 2019

Took the boat out for a spin after finishing our monthly safety inspection. My deckhand and myself found the fish in the biting mood. Numerous fish under the birds herding the hapless baitfish the surface is where the X… Read Full Report →


Afternoon Delight !

April 08, 2019

Our Charter was for an afternoon departure. We got to the fishing grounds and Maxine let all of us know whom was in charge! She only Needed to fish for 15 Minutes before setting the hook. She fought this… Read Full Report →


Day on the Delta 1/25/19

January 25, 2019

We started our trip with a bang in the first 15 minutes. A nice slot fish but struggled with debris and small bites after that. Great weather and even better company. It was a pleasure fishing with a couple… Read Full Report →


Stripers on the chew!

December 08, 2018

Sturgeon were not cooperatng with our catching program. We switched over to Striped bass and found them willing to come hme with us! We caught limits and caught and released keeper bass today, action packed day. Captain Ron Read Full Report →


Half day Stripers are biting!

November 19, 2018

11/18/18 We got some stripers for our Sacramento group. Bass are biting. Limits by 9:00am Read Full Report →


Striper limits and sturgeon topper!

November 18, 2018

11/17/18 Went looking for sturgeon for a little bit and then fished for bass. We got a slot fish and a half dozen shaker sturgeon, then moved the boat for some bass fishing with many C&R keepers. We have… Read Full Report →


Winter home Pittsburg Marina

November 13, 2018

We moved the boat from our summer home of San Francisco to it’s winter home in Pittsburg to follow the striped bass and sturgeon. We fished for a couple of hours and found some stripers, catching and releasing numerous… Read Full Report →


Michael Frost Charter

October 22, 2018

We had a game time decission, what was scheduled as a rockfish and ling cod trip turned to a white seabass trip and off we went. The trip was a success as we caught the elusive White seabass and… Read Full Report →


Half day White seabass

October 21, 2018

Dr. Joe Le half day charter. We looked around and found some White seabass that were biting. The kids had a ball fighting guitar fish and white seabass. Thanks for the charter. Capt. Ron, Capt. Bill & Johnny Read Full Report →


Ghosts are haunting the bay!

October 14, 2018

We had the Rist family charter Sunday,10/14/18. The group wanted to catch what was biting and left it up to us to pick what to do. We ended up targeting White Sea bass and had an action packed day.… Read Full Report →


Halibut roundup!

September 25, 2018

Todays small charter wanted to go fish for what was biting. Looked at the tides ad off we went. Limits of halibut to 28lbs, 18 rockfish, 1 lingcod and 2 leopard shark or our 4 man charter. Read Full Report →


Peter Shen Charter

September 23, 2018

We started salmon fishing until 1pm for a few bites and 2 salmon. The writing was on the wall, so we made lemonade from lemons! Switched over to bottom fish and had a good time catching. Read Full Report →


9/8/18 San Francisco potluck trip

September 08, 2018

A nice couple from Sarasota Fl. Came out today and caught a little bit of everything. Halibut,salmon, Ling cod and rockfish. We have space available tomorrow Sunday as we found out where the halibut are! Captain Ron Read Full Report →


Aussies got a taste of California fishin

September 04, 2018

Our two customers from Australia wanted to catch what we had to offer, we didn’t disappoint! We started the day with salmon and then fished a little coastal bottom fishing where they caught a variety. Read Full Report →


Coastal rock fishing, limits of Ling cod

September 03, 2018

This group found great quality rock fishing and Ling cod fishing that was fantastic. Live bait was the trick to entice these bottom grabbers. Read Full Report →


1/2 day charter

September 01, 2018

Lucas and his mom caught their first California halibut on this trip. The fish were biting! They caught their limits of halibut on their first time fishing for them. Great job. Captain Ron Read Full Report →

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4.98
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Full day with Captain Ron, and slayed them.
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Jim L.
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Great PM Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  September 14, 2019
While we didn’t land any huge whoppers, I do appreciate the effort that Captain Ron put into the hunt.  With just...
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Jennifer D.
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Best Team-Building Event!

VERIFIED   July 11, 2019
There were 8 of us, and we all had a fabulous outing! We chose the 6am-noon time slot, which was the perfect amount of time....
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Jim B.
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Full Day Trip on the Nautilus with Captain Ron

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
Had a spectacular day with Ron and his first mate. First mate was a 16 year old young man who worked his butt off for six guys....
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Julio A.
Sacramento, CA
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What an awesome day

VERIFIED   May 7, 2019
Captain Ron took us on an awesome trip. My family and I were able to catch 19 fish over the course of the day. T the end of...
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Nathan G.
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Half day trip with Ron

VERIFIED   August 17, 2019
Captain Ron and Hunter made our first deep sea fishing experience an easy one. They took care of all the baiting and even all...
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