Dave Patague , of Arroyo Grande , was fishing with the Fiesta out of Virg ’ s Landing when caught this huge lingcod while fishing a large swimbait .
Photo Courtesy of Dave Patague
Great limit ! This angler shows off a couple of nice salmon that he caught while fishing with Lovely Martha .
Photo Courtesy of Lovely Martha
Limits of Rockfish and Lingcod Reward Sonoma Coast Anglers
BODEGA BAY – If you want to catch limits of hefty lingcod and rockfish , it ’ s hard to beat the fishing off the Sonoma County Coast now . “ Anglers are experiencing red hot fishing for lingcod and rockfish ,” said Rick Powers at Bodega Bay Sportfishing . “ Twenty-eight anglers on a recent trip aboard the New Sea Angler landed 56 lingcod to 26 pounds and limits of rockfish .” “ On the following trip , 11 anglers aboard the boat bagged 22 lingcod to 18 pounds , 2 salmon to 10 pounds and full limits of big dinosaur rockfish - coppers , vermilions , browns and canaries . The weather was flat calm ,” said Powers . The anglers used an array of swimbaits , jig bars and trap rigs to
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catch the lingcod and shrimp flies to hook the rockfish . They have been catching the bottomfish in nearcoastal waters less than an hour from the dock , according to Powers .
“ On my most recent venture on the water , the second deckhand , Larry and I went salmon fishing at 8 a . m . and had a great day . We were back at the harbor with 5 salmon to 28 pounds by 1:30 p . m . Between the 5 fish , we had over 100 pounds of fresh king salmon . We also lost two other fish . We trolled anchovies from the harbor to 10 Mile Beach ,” explained Powers . Dennis Pfanner , owner of Sacramento Pro Tackle , and his daughter found top-notch rockfish action on a recent trip aboard his boat off Bodega Bay . “ We caught 20 rockfish , including canary , blue , black and other rockfish , in 150 feet of water off the Sonoma County Coast ,” said Pfanner .
- Dan Bacher
FISHERMAN ’ S WHARF / BERKELEY
Farallon Charter Produces 4 Lingcod Over 20 Pounds
SAN FRANCISCO – On Saturday , September 25 , the Bass Tub out of Fisherman ’ s Wharf did something different . Their private charter of 19
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