Huli Cat
Sportfishing and Charters
Live Video Fishing on the Huli Cat

Operating out of Pillar Point Harbor in beautiful Half Moon Bay, the Huli Cat is 53 feet long and has an enclosed cabin. It accommodates up to 32 people for whale watching and tours. But, we don't fish that many for your comfort and enjoyment. The boat is fast, efficient, affordable, and clean - complete with a crew that really cares.  

The Huli Cat Advantage
Charters Include
  • Private parties

  • Wine and cheese cruises

  • Whale watching

  • Nature trips

  • Bird watching

  • Weddings, and burial at sea (scattering of ashes)

Rockfish Opens April 1, 2020, closes 12/31
Salmon opens April 13, 2020, closes 11/8
Dungeness Crab opens November 7, 2020

Salmon season is here!  Check out these beauties from last year's opener -  first Salmon caught aboard Huli Cat in the 2018 season.  Salmon above Pigeon Point - April 13 - November 8.  Salmon has been predicted to be very good in 2020!

 Make your reservations NOW for this year's opener!!!

Or visit our Reservations page to book your trip now!

Rockfish below Pigeon Point opens April 1 fishing up to 300', above Pigeon Point April 1, fishing to 240'.  Rockfish will end December 31. 


All resident and non-resident licenses, both annual and short-term, and selected stamps can be purchased online.  Licenses are available on board by calling 800.465.1458 with a credit card and ID

Tom Mattusch
Owner and Captain

of The Huli Cat

Tom Mattusch is the owner and Captain of the Huli Cat, a 53 foot charter boat, operating out of Pillar Point Harbor and has fished the West Coast since 1967.  He’s an IGFA Certified Captain, and can be heard on four radio stations giving fish reports or discussing fishing politics.  Tom has worked closely with the Coastside Fishing Club, Recreational Fishing Alliance, PCFFA, the Half Moon Bay Fisherman's Marketing Association, and The Sportfishing Conservancy  He represents CPFV's on the Dungeness Crab Task Force Whale Entanglement Group.

One of the most respected charter boat captains, Tom has a number of firsts to his credit:  

  • The first charter trip out of Half Moon Bay to take anglers to catch Humboldt squid

  • The first white shark viewing charter trip to the Farallon Islands 

  • The first albacore trip out of the Marine Warehouse to demonstrate the albacore were again accessible by boat off the Central California coast

  • The first charter boat Captain out of Half Moon Bay to get certified to marry people, and has married people on the Huli Cat

  • Appeared in the movie ‘Chasing Mavericks’

More on the Captain 

Get In Touch

Come aboard the Huli Cat!

650 - 726 - 2926

PO Box 957

El Granada, CA 94018

(650) 726-2926

Huli Cat Sportfishing & Charter Boat
U.S. Coast Guard Vessel Certified
State of California Cremated Remains Disposer License: Number CRD 361
Captain Tom Mattusch, IGFA Certified Captain
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