New sponsors

Coastside Fishing Foundation and Friends of Rollo have joined the list of sponsors for our kids fishing trips. Both have contributed to our next trip scheduled for July 8, 2018. We also consider Tom Mattusch as an ongoing sponsor since we get to use his boat for our trips.

Thanks to all that have contributed and also thanks to our volunteer mentors that donate their time and energy.


In Memory of Joe

We all morn the loss of our good fried and kids fishing mentor  Joe Schmidig. Joe was always one of the first to volunteer when we announced a kids trip. The kids loved him and he loved the kids. He was also a fishing friend that had fished with us many times. I remember one incident with a thresher shark that had us all rolling on the deck. Joe died on March 27, 2018. He will be greatly missed.Joe 2017

A new year 2018

The new year is going to a busy one for Discover Angling. We currently have 2 trips planned in July and September. Their is a third trip in the planning stage and a forth trip is being worked on. Four trips in one year is a very ambitious goal for us but we will make it work.

Please visit our new website at and let us know what you think. Any ideas for trips that we can schedule would be greatly appreciated



Kids Trip 8/27/17

Discover Angling took 18 disadvantaged kids(from the Sunnyvale PAL) and their counselors out rockfishing on Sunday. We brought 7 expert fisherman as mentors to work with kids. Capt Mike and deckhand Donovan did a great job putting us on the fish and helping the kids land their catch. We ended up with 200 rockfish and 3 lings for 29 people. We also hooked a salmon while rockfishing and let him go.

On the way in Capt Mike put out 5 salmon rolling rods and we hooked 3 salmon in 15 minutes right outside the harbor. Unfortunately 2 got off but one did go home with the lucky kid that brought it in.

We would like to mention the mentors that volunteered for this outing:

Bill Doo
Joe Schmidg
John Kopernik
Dayton Leong
Ed Marchese
Gary Edwards
RSK (that’s me)

Thanks to all.

Our next kids trip is scheduled for 10/21/17.Aug 17 trip

A new year a new beginning


In mid January we had planning meeting with many of the mentors concerning planning for this year. We plan on having at least 4 trips and 2 of which are already scheduled. We have been in contact with the Sunnyvale PAL and they have committed two 2 trips starting in June. All of our plans are contingent on what the California Dept of Wildlife decides for ocean rockfish and salmon fishing.

There is a fund raising event planned for sometime in mid to late April. It will be held at the Treasure Island Winery with wine tasting and food available. More on this later. If anyone is interested in attending this event please contact us at

This blog will be updated as plans become clearer. You can use the contact form below to request more information.


Kids Trip 6/26/2013

Our 6/19 trip had to be rescheduled to 6/26 due to poor weather conditions. It was very fortunate that we changed the date because today was was a perfect day to be out on the ocean. We were greeted with very little wind and virtually no swell. T-shirts were the dress for the day. Capt. Tom Mattusch and deckhand Jake Carrier put us on the fish and kept us on them. We ended up with just about limits of rockfish and one king salmon. The salmon came with 2 others that turned out to be silvers that we put back. The kids and mentors worked hard and had lots of fun.

We were fortunate to have a group of mentors that were some of the finest that we have had on a trip. The mentors were Mel Kon, Baja Bev Seltzer, Dave Doubledee, William Odum, Bill Doo, and Swiss Joe. I, Richard Kent,  filled out the list and was there just to help where needed. Prizes were given to the kid with the biggest fish, the kid that caught the most fish, and the kid selected by the whole group as the bravest on the trip.



FLY kids trip 6/10/2013

The group from FLY (Fresh LifeLines for Youths) joined us for a shallow water rockfish trip out of Princeton Harbor in Half Moon Bay on the Hulicat, Captain Tom Mattusch at the helm. We had a great group of mentors helping the kids including Mel Kon, Baja Bev, Mark Elkins, Dan Gomez, Gary Edwards and Richard Kent. The Deckhand on the Hulicat was Jake Carrier, The seas cooperated and we had a very enjoyable fishing trip with all the kids catching fish and going home with bags of fillets. We left the dock about 7AM and returned about 2PM. Prizes were awarded for the biggest fish, most fish caught, and the bravest of them all (this prizes was voted on by all aboard).DSCF0928 DSCF0937 DSCF0939 DSCF0940 DSCF0942