22 September 30 , 2022 VOL . 41 • ISS . 16
This angler proves that fishing for rockfish can often provide a lot of action . She doubled up with two nice fish while fishing the Central Coast with Flying Fish Sportfishing .
Photo Courtesy of Flying Fish Sportfishing
Fred Hammond was trolling off the San Francisco Coast with Delta Pro Fishing when he landed this gorgeous salmon .
Photo Courtesy of Delta Pro Fishing
These two anglers were all smiles when they landed their limit of king salmon while fishing with the Lovely Martha .
Photo Courtesy of Lovely Martha
SALTWATER REPORTS :
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BODEGA BAY / FORT BRAGG
Lingcod and Rockfish On Wide- Open Bite As Albacore , Yellowfin and Exotics Show Offshore
BODEGA BAY – Rick Powers , Captain of the New Sea Angler , reported “ red hot ” action on big lingcod and rockfish off the Sonoma County Coast as albacore and a few striped marlin , dorado , and yellowfin tuna are showing off Bodega Bay , Fort Bragg and Shelter Cove . On September 23 , the 25 anglers aboard the New Sea Angler landed 48 lingcod to 27 pounds and limits of rockfish while fishing with Powers . “ We came in when the wind came up ,” he noted . “ The lingcod are averaging
12 to 14 pounds ,” said Powers . “ Fishermen are landing limits of huge ‘ dinosaur ’ brown , canary , vermilion and other rockfish . Anglers are going home with 60 lb . bags of filets . Some salmon are also showing off Ten-Mile Beach .” “ The private boaters have found some pelagics 35 miles west of the harbor outside of the Bodega Marine Canyon ,” added Powers . “ The fish being caught include albacore , big eye , and bluefin tuna , striped marlin and dorado . The anglers are catching the albacore while trolling with tuna feathers .” Dave Douma reported catching an 190 lb . bigeye tun offshore of Bodega Bay on September 21 . “ We went looking for some albacore on Wednesday out of Bodega . We pushed out to the 23 X 54 area . Fish were caught by other boats , including albacore , yellowfin , marlin , and bigeye ,” he said . “ We were stuck on zero , with ten
minutes left before pulling in the lines , when we saw a fish jump . We changed our direction toward that area , and make a loop through that area when we heard ZZZZZzzzzz
as the / line ripped out on the way back rod . 40 minutes later , we gaffed a bigeye tuna weighing 190
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