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Rockfishing Report

We are now running deep water rockfishing trips and crab combos. The fishing has been excellent. Great grade of really nice quality rockfish over the last couple of days and limits of crabs today

Salmon Report

Salmon season is over for the year and will begin again in Spring 2020.

Crabbing Report

Crab season started off well this year. We caught 1/2 limits on the opening day and limits on the second day. We are looking forward to another great crab season.

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About Anchor Charter Boats



The Kraken and Ambush are located at the first dock at the bottom of North Harbor Drive in Noyo Harbor. Noyo Harbor is located in Fort Bragg, CA which is about half way between San Francisco, CA and Eureka, CA and about on hour West of Highway 101.

Both boats have heated cabins and are able to cruise over 20 knots so you get more fishing time and less running time. Together, the experience of the crew and the capabilities and comfort of the Kraken and Ambush you will be sure to have a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable trip that you will remember for years.

Our family has been fishing and whale watching out of Fort Bragg since 1960. Richard is the third generation of captains to own and operate the charter boats. He has been fishing on the boats his whole life and has a wealth of knowledge.

The Captains


Richard, is a 3rd generation charter boat captain. He’s had a love for fishing since he took his first fishing trip as a small boy. He grew up in the charter fishing industry and has spent his whole life on and around boats.  He attended Clastop College in Astoria, Oregon and got his 100 Ton Masters license. He has fished from the from the Canadian border all the way down to the coast of Costa Rica and even in parts of Hawaii and Florida. He has been a licensed captain and running charter boats for over 8 years but has fished Fort Bragg waters his whole life.
Fishing with him is always a amazing experience and he takes the time to get quality fish on board. He’s a goofy guy and likes to make jokes; so watch your rod, he may jiggle it to get a laugh!  Richard, has always loved the sea and decided that he wanted to continue his family’s legacy by taking over the family business in 2010.  He is happily married and a father of 2 children.


Danny has been a captain for Anchor Charter Boats for 3 years, running the Ambush. He earned his 100 ton Masters License in San Diego, Ca. Danny’s specialty is catching King Salmon. Although, he loves rock fishing as well, his passion is targeting salmon. He loves his job and has always had the dream of becoming a boat captain. Our customers always make memorable experiences on board the Ambush with Danny. He is happily married to his wife, Marguerite.

The Crew


J.R is our lead deckhand and has been working for us for 3 years. J.R has been fishing oceans, rivers and lakes for 13 years. He is a hard worker and fast on his feet. Anyone who’s fished with him knows he is good at what he does. He is a great fisherman with lots of knowledge. J.R, graduated in 2019 and and plans to become a boat captain himself. He enjoys fishing for rockfish and salmon in the ocean the most and catching salmon and steelhead in the rivers.


William is making his debut fishing with us for his first fishing season as our 3rd Deckhand on board the Kraken. Even though this is his first season with us, he’s spent years sport fishing for fun and is a seasoned steelhead fishermen. William, who just finished high school in 2019 and was on the varsity football team. He’s always got a great attitude towards working hard and getting things done. He plans to one day become a corrections officer, but, in the mean-time, he’ll be on board the Kraken helping you to slay some fish!


Zach, is our 2nd Deckhand and works on the Ambush. He started 3 years ago with our company as a high school student and found a passion for fishing and has now made it his career. Zach, is very easy going and gets along with all types. He’s a very hard worker, skilled fisherman and outdoor enthusiast. He is one of our most proficient fish cleaners- He can fillet a limit of fish like a boss!

What Our Guests Are Saying

Awesome trip.
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I would highly recommend this if you want to do some deep sea fishing while in Fort Bragg. We arrived early didnt have to wait long and the captain was showing us what to do. The captain (can not remember his name) and the deck hand Ryan were awesome. We had some rough seas with huge waves and they got us home safe and sound. They were very professional and helped my son and I who had never been deep sea fishing before today. We caught a couple fish but couldn't keep them. Even with that it was so much fun. I would highly recommend doing this with this company.
Already Planning Another Trip
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My friend and I had a wonderful time. It was our first time deep sea fishing, and they were more than patient with us, as well as very helpful. I would highly recommend Anchor Charter Boats.
Exceeded Our Expectations
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My son and I booked a bottom fishing and crab combo trip. We didn’t spend a long time headed to some special place but started fishing within 40 minutes of leaving the dock. We picked up some lingcod and other rockfish very quickly. We spent an appropriate amount of time at each stop which was great that Capt. Danny kept moving. The deck hands (two) were on top of it and helped not only get the fish landed but also helped with rigging and snags. The big bonus was the grab. Wonderful. They had planned to have us back by 3 p.m. but we hadn’t picked up enough crab the crew worked harder until we reached our limit! Instead of 3 pm, we headed for our car around 5:30 pm. A full and enjoyable day.
Excellent Choice for a Burial at Sea
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We chose Anchor Charter Service for our daughter's burial at sea after talking to several different services. They were very friendly and helpful. Captain and boat hand made the difficult experience memorable for the 20 people on the trip. Several people became ill with the choppy sea and they were right there to help out. The boat is well equipped too. I am deeply grateful.