Fish Sniffer Magazine Volume 41 Issue 15 - Page 24

24 September 16 , 2022 VOL . 41 • ISS . 15
These two anglers were trolling with the Lovely Martha when they boated these beauties off the Bay Area Coast . Historically , big fish are caught in late September and October but big fish have been caught all season .
Photo Courtesy of Lovely Martha
Troy Maggy traveled to Louisiana in search of catching some bucket list fish . He successfully added this Jack Crevalle to his catch list !
Photo Courtesy of Troy Maggy
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varied on a day to day basis , with limits reported one day and under a fish per rod the next . For example , the Queen of Hearts checked in with 16 salmon up to 25 pounds for 8 anglers , full limits , on Friday , September 9 after trolling off the San Mateo County Cost . “ This is typical salmon fishing for this time of year ,” said Sherri Ingles at Half Moon Bay Sportfishing . “ There is a spurt of action here and there when some fish come through . The good news is that these fish are generally bigger kings . You have the chance to catch the fish of a lifetime , ranging from 25 to 40 pounds , now . The key is to put in some time and have a little bit of luck .” Rockfish action has been very consistent . “ Anglers are catching limits of rockfish every day ,” noted Ingles . “ Rockfishing doesn ’ t get much better than it is now . Some lingcod , cabezon and halibut have also been caught on the trips over the past month . The variety of rockfish caught depends on whether the boat goes to the edge of the deep water or fishes in the shallow water along the coast .” The latest rockfish adventure by the Queen of Hearts returned with 140 rockfish and 15 lingcod for 14
anglers . Michael Cabanas , Captain of the New Captain Pete , reported some great action on his shallow water rockcod trip on September 10 . His 5 anglers landed 4 lingcod up to 16 lbs ., 2 cabezon up to 8 lbs .. and some nice bottom dwellers , along with some nice size school fish .,” he stated .
- Dan Bacher
MONTEREY BAY
Coastal Anglers Battle Halibut , Rockfish and Lingcod
SANTA CRUZ – Anglers have reported top-notch rockfish fishing on the Santa Cruz Coast in 60-80 feet of water near Davenport and Ano Nuevo . “ There were some big vermillion , lingcod , and cabezon caught on red and white swim baits ,” reported Todd Fraser of Bayside Marine . “ The halibut are being caught on the west side of Santa Cruz and Capitola ,” said Fraser . “ The bait fish have moved in with the full moon . “ Halibut have also been hitting from 3 Mile Beach to 4 Mile Beach in 60-90 feet of water . Fishermen targeting the beaches from Capitola to Pajaro are catching some quality halibut in 70-90 feet of water . “ We hope to hear of some white seabass showing soon . I did not hear of anyone looking for tuna in the hot water about 40-60 miles today ,” he added . C Capitola Boat & Bait confirmed the solid halibut and lingcod action inside Monterey Bay near the Mile Buoy for anglers drifting live bait . Four halibut in the 8 to 10 lb . range and a couple of lingcod were weighed in on Saturday , September 10 by anglers . The charter boats at Chris ’ Fishing Trips continue to focus on rockfish , ending up with full rockfish limits most days . The 20 anglers aboard the Caroline on September 10 landed limits of rockfish ( 200 )), while the 15 anglers aboard the
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Caroline the previous day bagged limits of rockfish ( 150 ). The fish are hitting shrimp flies baited with squid , bars and jigs off the Monterey County Coast , Ken Stagnaro of Stagnaro ’ s Fishing Trips in Santa Cruz has also been concentrating on rockfish trips . The most recent 7 hour rockcod trip produced 260 rockfish for 28 anglers , while a North Coast trip returned with 139 rockfish and 10 lingcod for 24 anglers .

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