crew limits ( 80 ) of quality Bodega Dungies , We then ran up the hill and fished for rockfish off of Sunken Reef in 120-160 ’ of water . Once back dockside , we cleaned and cooked the crab for our clients and they enjoyed it all the way home .” The rockfish took shrimp flies and 6 oz vertical jigs by Pittbull Tackle and the Outdoor Pro Shop .
- Dan Bacher
HALF MOON BAY
Rockfish Remain Top Quarry
EL GRANADA – Rockfish and lingcod are providing the best action for anglers boarding charter boats out of the Pillar Point Harbor . The Queen of Hears has been fishing for rockfish off the both the Deep Reef and shallow water along the coast , depending upon the day The most recent trip by the Queen of Hearts produced 80 rockfish and 1 lingcod for 8 anglers . The previous trip returned to the harbor with 110 rockfish and 1 lingcod for 11 anglers Anglers are using shrimp flies , jigs , bars , swimbaits and other lures to entice the rockfish . “ It ’ s been an amazing rockfish season off Half Moon Bay ,” noted Sherri Ingles at the Half Moon Bay Sportfishing Center . Shore anglers continue to land a mixture of jacksmelt , surf perch , monkeyface eel and other fish species in the harbor and off the harbor jetty .
- Dan Bacher
Hit the Bay for Bluefin Tuna , White Seabass , Halibut and Rockfish
SANTA CRUZ – A fall array of halibut , white seabass , bluefin tuna , rockfish , lingcod and crabs are rewarding anglers fishing the Monterey Bay Area . “ There were some nice halibut
Rockfish and Dungeness crab limits have been the norm for those fishing with the California Dawn .
Photo Courtesy of California Dawn
This happy angler landed this gorgeous sturgeon while fishing on the California Delta with Right Hook Sportfishing .
Photo Courtesy of Right Hook Sportfishing
caught near Wilder Beach today ,” said Todd Fraser of Bayside Marina on November 19 . “ Anglers have been catching some white seabass in the 50 pound range in the bait balls by Capitola .” For anglers looking for a challenge , 80-200 pound bluefin tuna are being caught 15-20 miles out near the Davenport Fingers by experienced boaters . The tuna are hitting best on trolled live mackerel or Cedar Plugs . “ The rockfishing is great near
Davenport ,” noted Fraser . “ The perch are on the bite near Rio Del Mar . The crab are slowly being caught with hoops and snares in 100- 200 feet of water straight out of Santa Cruz . The weather has been great .” Anglers going on charter boats out of Moss Landing and Monterey are catching limits and limits of rockfish and good numbers of lingcod . On the latest fishing adventure by the Kahuna , the 12 anglers caught a variety of bottomfish . They landed 29 vermilions , 13 coppers , 57 assorted rockfish and 3 lingcod , reported Carol Jones of Kahuna
This quality lingcod couldn ’ t resist the Fishing Armory 45 Jig Head that Jon Takahashi was using while aboard New Hustler Sportfishing outside of the Golden Gate .
Photo Courtesy Matt Hall
Sportfishing in Moss Landing . The previous trip aboard the boat yielded 133 rockfish and 1 lingcod for 19 anglers . Anglers fishing out of Chris ’ Fishing Trips in Monterey are landing limits of rockfish and some lingcod while fishing down the coast . The 18 anglers aboard the Checkmate bagged limits of rockfish ( 180 ) and 15 lingcod , while the 6 anglers aboard the Caroline checked in with limits of rockfish ( 60 ). - Dan Bacher
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