Sport Fishing Charter Boat

1 Johnson Pier Slip G-25, Half Moon Bay , CA 94019

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About - Mooch Better Fishing

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Mooch Better Fishing is a 37 Foot Hatteras Boat that can take 6 passengers. We provide fishing charters and are a charter boat in Half Moon Bay CA. Mooch Better Fishing offers Open-Party Fishing Trips and Whole-Boat Charters. We offer sport fishing for Salmon, Rock Cod, and Tuna or anything else that you want. We also do Crabbing, Whale Watching Tours, Maverick’s Wave Viewing, Birding, Eco-tours, and Ash Scattering. Join Mooch Better Fishing in Half Moon Bay for your charter boat adventure. Call to schedule, and charter the boat today!

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When you go fishing with us you become one of the family. Drop us a line to let us know how we can accomodate you. We love to hear the fish stories of our customers, and we are available to answer any questions you have about going fishing with us.

Captain Duane Winter

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Duane Winter is the captain of Mooch Better Fishing, located in Slip G-25 at the 1 Johnson Pier in Half Moon Bay, CA. Captain Dew was born and raised in Michigan and migrated to California in 1980. He is a friendly and knowledgeable fisherman, with over 30 years experience operating ocean going vessels on the California Coast.

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Salmon Fishing Half Moon Bay CA

Salmon Fishing

West Coast Salmon Fishing

 6:00 a.m. to 2:00pm - 4:00 p.m.

$175 per person weekdays / $200 per person weekends and $225 holidays

Rockcod and LingCod Fishing Half Moon Bay CA

RockCod

Rockcod and LingCod Fishing 

 6:00 a.m. to 2:00pm - 4:00 p.m.

$175 per person weekdays / $200 per person weekends and $225 holidays

Albacore Tuna Fishing Half Moon Bay CA

Tuna Fishing

West Coast Albacore Tuna Fishing

Departure and return times by arrangement

$350* per person (12-hour trip) / $450* per person (18-hour trip)

*does not include fish cleaning fees

Watch tuna video here 

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Boat Specs

  

Mooch Better is a 37-foot Hatteras Convertible

• LOA: 41 feet

• Beam: 14 feet

• Displacement: 28,000 lbs.

• Powerplant: Twin Cummins QSB 425 hp (850 total hp) including electronic shifters (2009)

• Fuel capacity: 330 gallons

• Water capacity: 135 gallons

• Holding tank: 80 gallons

• Full marine head with separate shower

• Raymarine Autopilot

• Raymarine colored GPS/Mapplotter/Radar X2

• Furuno FCV-585 depth sounder

• 2 Icom VHF Radios

• Handheld back up Garmin GPS and Icom VHF radio

• Satellite ACR EPIRB

• 9 kw Northern Lights Generator

• 3-burner stove with oven

• 110/12 volt refrigerator with separate freezer

• Microwave

• Sleeps: 6

• 12 Type-1 offshore life vests with strobe, whistle, and mirror

• AM/FM stereo / Sirius Radio

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Available Services

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Whole Boat Charters

A whole-boat charter is when you want to control who and how many fishing enthusiasts will be aboard the boat on your day at sea. With the boat full of just your friends, family, co-workers, or neighbors, Captain Dew can better provide your group with the best sport fishing experience possible. Don’t forget your camera!

 

Capacity: 6-person maximum / no minimum

All charters include tackle, rod/reel rental, and bait. Most include fish cleaning. 

 

6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or by arrangement.

Weekdays: $1,000

Weekends:$1,100

Holidays: $1,250

Open-Party Fishing Trips

An open-party fishing trip is where the boat is available for singles and small groups of people who don’t mind making new friends and spending the day with other sport fishing enthusiasts. 

 

Capacity: 6-person maximum / 4-person minimum

All open-party fishing trips include tackle, rod/reel rental, and bait. Most include fish cleaning. 

Sport Fishing

Fishing for Salmon, Rockcod and Tuna.  Sportfishing is fishing for recreation. The most common form of recreational fishing is done with a rod, reel, line, hooks, and any one of a wide range of baits. Come sport fish with us today and see how much fun it is!

Crabbing also available when in season. 

Mavericks Surf Watching - Wave Viewing

Mavericks Surf Contests - Dates, departure times, and rates by arrangement only.

2013 Mavericks Video

Whale Watching Tours

Departure times by arrangement.

Weekdays: $175 per person (full day) / $150 per person (half day)

Weekends and Holidays: $200 per person (full day) / $175 per person (half day)

Ash Scattering, Eco-Tours, & Birding

 $400 for the first hour and $100 for each additional hour. 

(650) 888-5125

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ALl trips are subject to possible cancellation, at the discretion of Captain Dew, due to ocean weather conditions or other unforeseeable circumstances. No charge will be made if the trip is canceled by Mooch Better Fishing, although we will not be responsible for any travel, lodging, meals or other passenger expenses.

How to Prepare For Your Trip

Clothes , Food, Camera, Sunglasses and Sunscreen

Dress warmly and in layers. Bring lunch, camera and film, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Seasickness

Check with your doctor or pharmacy about medication it's a long day if you're sick.

Fishing Gear 

Rod/reel, tackle, and bait are included, but feel free to bring your own.

Fishing License

2019 California one-day license is $16.20 . See the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website for regulations. California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Services

Catering services are available for your group. Boats can be arranged for the purpose of fishing, nature trips/eco-tours, cruises, parties, Mavericks, or ash scattering.

Cancellation Policy

Credit card deposit is required on all reservations.  If canceled within 48 hours of the trip, your card will be charged the full cost of the trip.

All trips are subject to possible cancellation, at the discretion of Captain Dew, due to ocean weather conditions or other unforeseeable circumstances. No charge will be made if the trip is canceled by us.

Adjustments/refunds will not be given for seasickness or lack of fish as the ocean and fishing are inherently unpredictable. However, Captain Dew will make every effort to ensure that your party has a great experience.

Seasons

Salmon & Rockcod season normally open in April.

Humboldt squid and albacore tuna fishing when available.

The boat is available for Mavericks surf watching.

For the current State regulations and changes go to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website.

Schedule Information

Please keep in mind schedules are tentative. There are changes every once in a while, so it's always a good idea to check in with us if you're interested in going out on a particular day.

Charter means one group has reserved the boat exclusively for themselves.

Open party means the boat has seats available until filled with 6 persons.

Please be sure to call, not E-mail, if you need to reach us within 48 hours of a trip!

(650) 888-5125

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Salmon Fishing - Check out this great video!

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Tuna Fishing - Check out this great video

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Crabbing - Check out this great video

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Mooch Better Fishing

1 Johnson Pier, Half Moon Bay, California 94019, United States

(650) 888-5125

Hours - Open 7 Days A Week

Once the boat embarks, no refunds will be given for any reason other than mechanical failure. Trips are nonrefundable unless cancelled no less than 48 hours before departure time. A 50% credit card deposit is required in advance and will be charged for no-shows. Passengers must Call 24 hours in advance to confirm trip.