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.

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

Good day at Los Vaquerous


> Good Limits of rock fish caught on Stagnaros charter out of Santa Cruz. Really good bite. [09/18/20]


> Good salmon fishing reported out of Berkeley charters. 14, 15, and 18 pounders. [09/10/20]


> Another ocean trip on rental skiffs out of Santa Cruz provided half limits of 8 different varieties of rock fish. Fished area between marina and Natural Bridges in 45 to 70 feet of water, Squid, anchovies, and lures seemed to work best. Raining ash while fishing and very low light equivalent to shortly after sunset.[08/20/20]


Ocean trip on rental skiffs out of Santa Cruz provided rock fish and halibut. Fished area between marina and Natural Bridges and by buoys to left of harbor in 45 to 95 feet of water, Anchovies seemed to work best. [08/06/20]

> 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]

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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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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