Ahoy! F/V Rosella sells seasonal live local salmon and Dungeness crab off the boat in Half Moon Bay, California.
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Captain Barry Day operates F/V Rosella: an old lady-a classic wooden fishing boat designed by H.C. Hanson that has been well loved for over half a century.
Sure, people know us best for being a Half Moon Bay crab boat, but we fish year-round, not just during crab season: king salmon from early summer and tuna into the fall.
I take great pride in fishing locally and selling off the dock to customers that appreciate quality seafood. Customers come to buy crab off our boat from the areas surrounding Californian towns like San Mateo, Woodside, Redwood City, Burlingame, Palo Alto, Pacifica and even San Francsico to buy directly from Half Moon Bay fishing boats.
Rosella is shaped and smells like a fish. I know that sounds silly to landlubbers — but it’s true. The shape and material of the hull and the sound a boat’s motor makes in the water can scare the fish off, but my old wooden boat is very fish friendly.