Fish Sniffer Magazine Issue 4016 - Page 22

22 August 27 , 2021 VOL . 40 • ISS . 16
This angler shows off a jumbo sized salmon that he caught while fishing with the California Dawn .
Photo Courtesy of The California Dawn
This lucky angler landed this halibut when fishing with Hook ’ d Up Sportfishing . Photo Courtesy of Hook ’ d Up Sportfishing
SALTWATER REPORTS :
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HALF MOON BAY cont .
adventure yielded 50 rockfish – full limits – for 10 anglers . “ Our local rockfishing truly can ’ t get any better ,” according to the Queen of Hearts . “ The quality and diversity of the fish is amazing . We are extremely lucky to be able to fish the newly opened deep water .” On August 21 , the 11 anglers aboard the boat landed 4 salmon up to 24 pounds while trolling anchovies off the coast . On August 17 , the 8 fishermen aboard the Queen of Hearts bagged 5 king salmon up to 19 pounds . The latest rockfish trip aboard the Hulicat produced limits of rockfish for 6 anglers . “ The school fish were active , but the bottom dwellers seemed to be off the bite ,” reported Michael Cabanas , Captain of the Hulicat . Another recent rockfish trip on the Hulicat produced limits of rockfish , plus 6 lingcod . “ It was another great day of rockcod fishing off San Gregorio ,” said Cabanas . “ There were plenty of quality bottom fish , along with some school fish mixed in , plus 6 lingcod .” Salmon fishing north of the harbor brought in limits for 2 passengers and 1 for crew on the most recent salmon trolling adventure aboard the Hulicat .
- Dan Bacher
MONTEREY BAY
Rockfish Bite Holds Steady Off Coast
MOSS LANDING - While trollers are still picking up some Chinook salmon inside Monterey Bay , the charter boats are concentrating on rockfish off the Monterey County Coast at Point Sur and other locations . The 15 anglers fishing aboard the Kahuna on August 21 landed 3 lingcod and 150 rockfish , while the 14 anglers aboard the boat the previous day landed 140 rockfish , reported Carol Jones of Kahuna Sportfishing . A previous trip to Point Sur by 17 anglers aboard the Kahuna produced 9 copper rockfish , 8 . lingcod up to 21 pounds , 119 assorted rockfish and 16 vermilion rockfish . “ It was a great trip , with big blues and olives , nice vermilions and coppers and 8 bonus lingcod ,” reported Jones . Chris ’ Fishing Trips has also been concentrating on rockfish , with limits of rockfish and some lingcod
the standard fare . The 30 anglers aboard the Star of Monterey returned to the dock with 300 rockfish ( limits ); the 18 anglers aboard the Checkmate checked in with 180 rockfish and 8 lingcod ; and the 18 anglers aboard the Caroline caught 180 rockfish ( limits ) on Saturday , August 21 . Trollers are still landing some king salmon in 180-220 feet of water near Mulligan Hill . There were some reports of 1-4 fish caught trolling Krippled Anchovies near the bottom ,” reported Todd Fraser of Bayside Marine in Santa Cruz . “ The halibut fishing was not bad
up the coast near 4 Mile and Natural Bridges ,” noted Fraser . “ The halibut are also being caught from Capitola to Pajaro . There have been also some white seabass taken near Monterey .” “ The rockfishing was good near Franklin Point and Davenport . The wind was down all morning and the swell is slowly dropping ,” he added .
- Dan Bacher
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