Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition 3812 May 24- June 7 2019 - Page 27

SALTWATER VOL.38 • ISS. 12 Powers put his seven clients onto limits of everything: rockfish, ling od, and Dungeness crab. The following day was more of the same with 12 limits of rockfish and limits of crab along with 4 lingcod. Powers will be taking the rockfish/ crab combination trips through May 17th, but he will add salmon to his combination trips along with rockfish and the occasional pulling of the crab pots. On his last trip, Powers said, “The ocean looks ‘juicy’ south of the harbor below Tomales Point. ‘Juicy’ is a captain’s way of saying, “All of the conditions are right for salmon: bait, birds, whales, and brown water.” On the private boat front, Dr. James Hayes of Acampo took his new 25.5-foot Gray White named ‘Ol Doc’ in memory of his father out for three limits of rockfish and two lings to 15 pounds. He said, “The big ling was a hitchhiker on a rockfish on the way up. The rockfish were good quality with some coppers in the mix.” May 24 - June 7, 2019 Mike Aughney of Reel Magic Sport Fishing said, “Our boat is now in the water, and we are looking forward to the restart of the ocean salmon season this coming Monday. I received a report this morning from Jeff Carmella on the Samantha Irene, and he reported great ocean conditions with whales and anchovies south of Tomales Point. We will be running salmon and rockfish trips on the 34-foot catamaran, the Reel Magic.” - Dave Hurley 25 FISHERMAN’S WHARF Live Bait Drifters Bag Halibut, Stripers SAN FRANCISCO – Live bait drifters are landing halibut and striped bass in big numbers on San Francisco Bay. On May 11, the Bass Tub returned to Fisherman’s Wharf with 11 halibut and 13 striped bass for 10 anglers. It was special birthday party trip with Aaron Anfinson, captain of the Bass Tub. CONTINUED ON PG 26 BAJA Full Menu Of Species Bite As Spring To Summer Transition Begins Capt. 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Hayden Mullins’s 60’ Luxury Yacht! 925-766-7350 • www.dragonsportfishing.com www.BodegaBayFishing.com “Anglers and crews this week did a great job of making the best of the day, even with some rough weather and inconsistent fishing, which is not rare for this time of year,” reported Tracy Ehrenberg of Pisces Sportfishing. “What did help though was that the tuna numbers still held this week, and we saw a spike in dorado catches compared really, to the rest of the year so far. We had seen only 1 or 2 dorado caught per week total, whereas this week we saw a total of 18 dorado caught by our crews. Inshore fishing is still producing nice fish, with roosterfish still around, along with yellowtail, sierra, bonita, red snapper and others. A few nice wahoo made the catches this week too. Marlin have been “fussy eaters” this week. Crews often saw them and pitched baits, but there was not much interest on their part; and it was difficult getting them to bite on the troll as well. With this said, our top marlin boat this week released 3 striped marlin in one day,” said Ehrenberg. Stan jumped on the Red Rooster III for a long range adventure this February and successfully battled “The Pisces 31’ Rebecca was our top marlin this massive yellowfin tuna. boat, with anglers Doug and Jennifer Lavoie Photo courtesy of RED ROOSTER III SPORTFISHING, releasing their three marlin, which hit on live San Diego. Caballito bait out of the 170 Spot. The marlin weighed approximately 70 lbs each. Pisces 35’ Knot Workin’ found their marlin closer by, only 8 miles out from Cerros de Arena area. The marlin weighed about 150 lbs and was released successfully, hitting on caballito bait. They also landed 14 bonitas, of decent size, about a mile offshore, on hoochies and feather lures. “On April 25 Pisces 31’ Tracy Ann also tagged and released a nice marlin, of about 120 lbs, which hit on This chunky yellowfin tuna was caught off the East Cape on May 2. Things live caballito bait 29 miles are heating up in the Sea of Cortez. south of Cabo. There they Photo courtesy of VAN WORMER RESORTS, East Cape, Baja. also released a small dorado, of about 6 lbs and tagged it as well. And to finish off the day they caught and on their catch and who we applaud for released a small yellowfin tuna which hit on a their enthusiasm to tag and release all fish; cedar plug lure. Congratulations to the anglers giving them an opportunity for growth and from Redding, CA: Alan and David Gilman and reproduction,” exclaimed Ehrenberg. Michael And Patrick Lewis, who did a great job “The Pisces 35’ Valerie was one of our top boats this week, with the highest catch success rate compared to others. Beginning the week they caught and released 1 striped marlin on caballito bait out of San Jaime Bank, which weighed approx. 130 lbs. They also found some tuna, landing 8 total, football size, which hit on cedar plugs, feathers and green/white and blue/white lures. Anglers were Cheryl, Paul and Will Cadieux and Magella and Zach This angler was working off the East Cape from a panga in early May when this Wells from Canada,” amazing marlin came knocking. Photo courtesy of VAN WORMER RESORTS, East Cape, Baja. Ehrenberg concluded.