North Bay Charters


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"I love leaving the dock with a hot cup of coffee, full of anticipation of what the day may bring. I love the hunt, going where the fish were yesterday, reading the water, the signs, and using my color sounder to locate the baitfish or the prey. I love the feeling of a strike that nearly pulls the rod out of your hand, a bent rod with line screaming off the reel. Heart pounding when the fish is deep color, you can see him but he is still out of range of the gaff or net, knowing any second he could get off and swim away but... most of all the celebration and high fives when the fish comes into the boat."

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Eric Holthouse A passion for fishing and navigation drew Eric into the charter business. He loves watching people land their first "big fish" or seeing them celebrate catching their limit. And Eric also enjoys just spending time on the water, enjoying the beauty of the California coast.

A fifth generation California native, he has followed his passion since he was a boy. He has successfully fished for everything from tuna on the famous Gordo Banks of Mexico to salmon and Halibut on the west coast of Vancouver Island and northwards to Alaska.Since acquiring his US Coast Guard Master's license he has operated sport and commercial boats in coastal waters from Monterey Bay to Vancouver Island for over 22 years.

Mike Wade Born and raised in Long Beach, California Mike spent his time fishing and surfing from Mexico to Santa Barbara. After high school and a stint in the USMC, including a tour in Vietnam, he returned home to go college at Long Beach State University. Four years of study later he was hired by California Department of Fish and Wildlife where he began a thirty year career as a wildlife warden that spanned the California coast from San Diego to Crescent City. He finally settled near Bodega Bay where he retired in 2004.

Soon after that he acquired his Coast Guard Masters license and started working on various vessels on the North Coast and SF Bay including at the helm of the Take 5.


North Bay Charters LLC PO Box 580 Sonoma CA 95476 Phone: 707.337.0608 Email: