Captain Marc Schmidt
I spent many of my years growing up fishing bass on the local reservoirs and ponds during the weekdays and heading out to fish the ocean on the weekends. I’ve been fanatic about fishing since I was that little kid and learned early to really key in on the small details that make the difference between bites and none. I have taken my bass boat across the country fishing all the big name bass lakes and even had it out in the Florida keys fishing for tarpon. I have fished the oceans in various locations in Mexico, Costa Rica, Florida, Alaska, and Hawaii, as well as fished many areas of the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and many other rivers, lakes, and streams throughout the country. I have even won some fishing tournament trophies from over the years to show off but my wife keeps taking them off the mantle. I have also taken several trips on the Intrepid (fishintrepid.com) out of San Diego to target big Yellow Fin Tuna and wahoo in distant Mexican waters. I had the fortune of landing a fish of a lifetime on one trip that weighed in at 350 lbs, and have had many in the 100-200 lbs class on other trips. Big fish fishing tests your gear and confidence and has taught me a lot. I have seen a lot of different rigging and techniques in my travels for all types of fish and conditions. I use that to pull from and know what it takes to find the biters and to put fish on the boat.
I come from a long line of carpenters/contractors and have been a general contractor (Coastline Construction – CA license # 883201) since 2006 and had been on the payroll for our family construction company my Grandpa started in the 50s since I was 14. I spend the winter doing various construction projects throughout Humboldt County. I also commercial fish salmon, tuna, and blackcod on one of my other boats, a 25 ft Farallon with an inboard diesel, named “Reel Magic”. I will fish commercial salmon a few trips in the spring and summer if the timing works out but dedicate the majority of the spring through fall to chasing fish with my clients aboard the “Scrimshaw”. I always keep close tabs on the weather and current conditions in all of northern CA as well as keep connected with others fishing in the area and various parts of the state almost daily. I am a very savvy but safe USCG licensed captain and will do what it takes to have a great trip for you. Give me a call and lets go find some biters!
707-601-3474 (FISH) Coastlinecharters@gmail.com