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Salt Water

Berkeley (salt water open)
Updated 2014-11-19 19:51:03

Shore crabbers do well at Stinson Beach and Pacifica. Point Pinole has been the striper hot spot for 2 weeks. Hairraisers, Rat-l-Traps will get striper. Pile worms have been a productive bait.  Bay Tackle (510) 235-2032

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Bodega Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-11-19 19:53:10

Boats fishing for crab and cod near Fort Ross have been hauling in regular limits along with large lingcod.

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Capitola (salt water open)
Updated 2014-11-05 15:36:30

White sea bass are being caught near Soquel Point with frozen anchovies or jigs. Local reefs have lingcod and vermillion. (831) 462-2208

Previous Report: 2014-10-29 15:44:27   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 20:27:54   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:20:44   Previous Report: 2014-10-08 19:11:40   Previous Report: 2014-09-24 16:30:13  

Crescent City (salt water open)
Updated 2014-11-19 19:53:40

Crabbing has been so-so. Salmon and steelhead are in the Smith. Water is low and clear but there is rain through Sunday. Should be fishable through the storms. (707) 464-1650

Previous Report: 2014-11-12 16:07:35   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 15:36:58   Previous Report: 2014-10-29 15:44:49   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 20:28:14   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:21:10  

Emeryville (salt water open)
Updated 2013-12-04 17:01:23

Boats continue to get limits of crab and rock cod from the Marin coast or the Farallons. Lings are plentiful both spots if targeted. (510) 654-6040

Previous Report: 2013-05-15 21:13:13   Previous Report: 2013-05-08 21:27:03   Previous Report: 2013-05-02 04:47:30   Previous Report: 2013-04-24 17:17:03   Previous Report: 2013-04-17 15:51:02  

Eureka (salt water open)
Updated 2014-11-19 19:54:28

Crabbing is pretty good. There are salmon in the Mad. Water is low but coming rain should help. (707) 826-7201

Previous Report: 2014-11-12 16:08:16   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 15:37:21   Previous Report: 2014-10-29 15:45:23   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 20:28:41   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:21:30  

Fort Bragg (salt water open)
Updated 2014-11-19 19:54:05

Crabbing has been very good for sport fishermen. Overnight soaks get five to six full crab per pot. Pudding Creek and Tenmile Beach are best spots. Find them from 50 feet out. (707) 964-3710

Previous Report: 2014-11-05 15:37:42   Previous Report: 2014-10-29 15:45:49   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:21:50   Previous Report: 2014-09-17 19:23:26   Previous Report: 2014-09-10 17:57:46  

Monterey (salt water open)
Updated 2014-01-29 21:56:40

Limits of crab and up to 50 sand dabs are being caught by anglers on trips out of Monterey. Trips stay in the bay. (831) 375-5951; (831) 372-7440

 

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Pacifica (salt water open)
Updated 2014-11-19 19:54:50

Stripers to 27 inches are being caught in the evening on local beaches and the pier. Action has been steady since last Thursday. Perch anglers using sand crabs are getting action. Plugs are starting to work. Crabbing is Ok for some. Some get half-dozen, others get zilch. (650) 355-8303, (650) 359-9790

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Pillar Point (salt water open)
Updated 2014-08-27 20:39:15

White sea bass weighing 20 to 40 pounds are being caught north and south of the harbor. Bass are taking live squid. Some have been caught near Martin’s Beach and south of the Ritz-Carlton but bite seems to have moved above Montara. Most are in 30 to 60 feet of water. A 70 pounder was caught in 90 feet of water. There’s a 12-foot great white shark roaming the area. Not a good spot for kayakers

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San Francisco Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-11-12 16:24:14

All the action is in San Pablo Bay. Some striper action along the East Bay shoreline. Loch Lomond Marina (415) 456-0321

Previous Report: 2014-11-05 15:38:29   Previous Report: 2014-10-29 15:46:40   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 20:29:38   Previous Report: 2014-10-15 21:23:23   Previous Report: 2014-10-08 19:17:11  

San Luis Obispo (salt water open)
Updated 2014-01-29 21:57:24

Crab and dab trips go out on Fridays and Saturdays. Anglers are averaging four crabs per person and five sand dabs per person.  Patriot Sportfishing (805) 595-7200 http://www.patriotsportfishing.com

Previous Report: 2013-11-27 16:17:26   Previous Report: 2013-05-15 21:28:14   Previous Report: 2013-05-08 21:32:39   Previous Report: 2013-05-02 04:51:38   Previous Report: 2013-04-24 17:19:31  

San Pablo Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-11-19 19:55:20

Striper bite is good at the Pumphouse, Red Rock and the China Camp shoreline. Halibut have been scarce. Loch Lomond Marina (415) 456-0321

Previous Report: 2014-11-12 16:24:38   Previous Report: 2014-11-05 15:39:02   Previous Report: 2014-10-29 15:47:13   Previous Report: 2014-10-22 20:30:23   Previous Report: 2014-09-17 19:25:11  

San Simeon/Morro Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-08-27 20:40:48

White sea bass bite is tapering after a wide-open affair over the past weeks.. Skiffs are going eight miles south of Avila Beach. Squid has been best bait. Bass have been in the 15 to 30 pound class. Patriot Sportfishing (805) 595-7200

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Santa Cruz (salt water open)
Updated 2013-04-24 17:21:02

Wednesday was the best day of the season for Capt. Jimmy Charters, scoring six limits. Capt. Jimmy (831) 662-3020; Stagnaro’s Sportfishing (831) 427-2334

 

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Sausalito (salt water open)
Updated 2013-05-15 21:30:11

Hog Heaven, Outer Limits and New Rayann have been scoring well on trips outside the Gate. Early salmon limits were common before wind kicked up. No one has been out since Monday.

Previous Report: 2013-05-08 21:34:31   Previous Report: 2013-05-02 04:53:49   Previous Report: 2013-04-24 17:22:26   Previous Report: 2011-08-24 19:56:13   Previous Report: 2010-05-19 16:23:02  

Shelter Cove (salt water open)
Updated 2013-07-04 06:00:39

Salmon bite was slow early in the week but bigger salmon are being caught and action improved mid-week. Lost Coast Launch and Tackle, (707) 986-7000

Previous Report: 2013-06-20 06:15:45   Previous Report: 2013-06-12 21:07:16   Previous Report: 2013-05-22 21:02:01   Previous Report: 2013-05-09 10:12:43   Previous Report: 2013-04-24 17:22:55  

Suisun Bay (salt water open)
Updated 2014-11-19 19:55:48

Stripers are being caught in the shallow water at the Mothball Fleet. Some bass weigh up to 12 and 14 pounds. Plugging has been a good method because bait has been hard to come by. Martinez Bait & Tackle (925) 229-9420

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Trinidad (salt water open)
Updated 2012-07-11 20:34:56

Anglers are going right off the head to catch salmon in 80 feet of water. The close to shore bite has been going on since the weekends. Sea lions are an issue. Most of the salmon are in the teens but a salmon caught on Tuesday weighed more than 25 pounds.   Northwind Charters (707) 616-5803, www.northwindcharters.net

 

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