BERKELEY – Crab / rockfish combos have been producing topnotch action on both rockfish and crabs out of the Berkeley Marina . The California Dawn , New El Dorado 3 , Happy Hooker and other boats are using hoop nets to catch the Dungeness crab . “ We experienced another solid day of fishing on Saturday , November 20 – we finished off with full limits of rockfish while fishing at the Farallon Islands and full limits of crabs ,” reported James Smith of California Dawn Sportfishing . “ The final count for the California Dawn and New El Dorado 3 was 470 rockfish ( 47 limits ) and 470 ( 47 limits ).” On November 18 , anglers aboard
Crab season is here and off to a great start . These two anglers show off some Jumbo sized Dungeness !
Photo Courtesy of California Dawn
the California Dawn and New El Dorado 3 experienced “ beautiful flat calm weather and jumbo rockfish and
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crab ,” said Smith . The final count for the California Dawn was 260 Dungeness Crab ( 26 limits ), 260 rockfish ( 26 limits ) and 2 lingcod . The New Eldorado 3 returned with 250 rockfish ( 25 limits ), 198 Dungeness Crab and 15 lingcod . On November 19 , Jonathan Smith of the Happy Hooker reported a “ fun day of crab and rockfish fishing Our charter of 16 anglers landed limits of quality crab and 110 rockfish .” On the previous day , the anglers aboard the Happy Hooker checked in with 178 Dungeness Crab and 172 rockfish . The Bass Tub out of Fisherman ’ s Wharf in San Francisco is booking crab-only trips while using hoop nets . The latest trip by the Bass Tub on November 20 produced limits of crab .
Sonoma Coast Anglers Nail Limits of Rockfish And Crab
The sturgeon action aboard Hook ’ d Up Sportfishing has been hot . These two lucky anglers show off two slot sized fish they caught on a recent trip to the West Delta .
Photo Courtesy of Hook ’ d Up Sportfishing
BODEGA BAY – Bottomfish anglers hitting the reefs off the Sonoma County Coast are catching limits of quality rockfish
and limits of Dungeness crab , along with some big lingcod . The rockfish and lingcod are hitting shrimp flies , bars and jigs . A trip aboard the New Angler on November 18 produced 110 rockfish , 110 Dungeness crab up to 3 pounds and 20 lingcod to 23 pounds for 11 anglers . On November 17 , the 23 anglers aboard the New Sea Angler landed 230 Dungeness crab to 8 pounds , 230 rockfish and 4 lingcod up to 14 pounds , according to Rick Powers at the Bodega Bay Sportfishing Center . Captain Merlin Kolb of Reel Magic Sportfishing reported great rockfish and crab fishing on November 20 . “ Today it was loyal customer Tom Roberts , his family and friends that went home with limits of quality Bodega rockfish and limits of Dungeness crab ,” said Kolb . “ In the morning , we ran to the grab grounds and set the crab gear . After , we ran to a nearby reef and caught some quality school rockfish , with Garris Chuba hooking and landing his monster black rockfish .” “ We then ran back to the crab gear and pulled them for client and
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