BASF -- A Fun Club For

People Who Love Fishing

If you love fishing, welcome to the BASF Bay Area Sportfishers club! Discover new fishing “hot spots,” meet new fishing buddies, share fishing tips and join us for monthly club fishing outings and events. We also host and sponsor special fishing events for kids, women and first-timers.


If you would like to check us out, please tune into one of our online (Zoom) fishing roundtables. To become a member, click the "Join" tab on the menu. We can also be found on by clicking on the Meetup logo below.



> Ocean trip on Stagnaros out of Santa Cruz proved to challenging due to higher wind and currents which was causing lots of tangles.  Fishing near Davenport and near Ano Nuevo State  Marine Reserve. Decent rock fish but not many Ling Cods. [07/05/20]

> First post-COVID day of boat fishing at Los Vaqueros Reservoir did not produce well. One nice trout caught in Howden Cove and seems every angler caught at most one fish for the day. [06/29/20]

> First post-COVID opening of Los Vaqueros Reservoir produced limits of big trout from shore (boats not open yet!)  in just three hours. Weak striper bite. [06/08/20]

-> Trout and stripers are showing lots of activity at Los Vaqueros Reservoir. Penn Cove and Howden cove. [01/03/20]


-> Improving trout catch at Los Vaqueros. Some stripers, mostly smaller. A few catfish. [11/02/19]

-> All of October has been producing tons of catfish in the Narrows at Del Valle Lake. Catch is usually great in the morning and tapering off around noon. Striper boils are typically in the morning. Few trout and stripers are not abundant. Nice weather, little wind.  [10/24/19]

-> Nice weather brought a good catch of catfish in the 7 to 12 lb range in the narrows. Just a few stripers and very few trout. [10/01/19]

-> The Red Tide was playing havoc with the fishing conditions out of Santa Cruz making for near limit catches of small fish. Very few Lings. [09/27/19]

Keith displaying improving trout catch on Nov. 2, 2019 at Los Vaqueros Reservoir.

Good day at Los Vaquerous

Keith with his trophy trout, 24", caught at Los Vaqueros on Power Bait


Monthly "Virtual" Fishing Roundtables
Fishing Trips 2020
Coming Up
Christmas Party
December 9, 2020



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Striped Bass

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Rock Fish

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Largemouth Bass

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Video--BASF sponsors "South Bay Fishing In The City for Kids" event April 23, 2017

We teach the younger ones
how to catch fish!

Pete Sasur and Larry Hayes display their catch at Los Vaqueros Reservoir

Annual, popular 2017 "Fish Fry" party

Nick's first visit catch at Los

Vaqueros Reservoir - 10/02/19

At the November 2017 De Anza Flea Market

5 lb yellowtail caught by Jane Iha on charter boat Huli Cat fishing out of Half Moon Bay

"Baja Bev" with a nice catch on the "Huli Cat" Half Moon Bay

Pete catching catfish at Los Vaqueros Reservoir - 10/18/18

Steve Estrada with trout and striper catch at Los Vaqueros on 01/23/19. 

Steve Estrada & son Alex with huge lingcod out of Monterey

Stripers - San Luis Reservoir by Avi Meyers grandson.

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