Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition 3812 May 24- June 7 2019 - Page 28

26 SALTWATER May 24 - June 7, 2019 VOL.38 • ISS. 12 SALTWATER REPORTS: CONTINUED FROM PG 25 minimum length will drop from 24 to 20 inches for the remainder of the season which ends on October 31st. HALF MOON BAY cont. In the interim period of time, a few On the previous trip aboard the party boats have been running south Bass Tub, a half day adventure, the below Pigeon Point where the season 10 anglers landed 10 halibut and two is currently open, but the minimum bass while drifting live anchovies. size remains at 24 inches below On Cinco de Mayo, 22 anglers Pigeon Point. ended up catching 45 halibut and 11 Captain Dennis Baxter of the New striped bass aboard the Bass Tub, an Captain Pete went below Pigeon amazing day of fishing. - Dan Bacher Point on Saturday, May 11th, and he said, “Our try for salmon today was unsuccessful although the anchovies and whales were thick in the 56-degree water. We used 4-lb. HALF MOON BAY weights on braided line to get down as deep as possible off of the stern, Rockfishing Great, Salmon and we chose another rout after not Season Reopens getting bite by 10:00 a.m. People say EL GRANADA - The central you make lemons out of lemonade so California coastline is once again we found an excellent rockfish bite, gearing up for the reopening of the and the olive rockfish were climbing ocean salmon season on May 18th on.” after a three-week hiatus, and the The other boats out of the Half Moon Bay Sportfishing Center focused on rockfish the same day. The Queen of Hearts returned with 100 rockfish and 1 lingcod for 10 anglers, releasing four lingcod also. The Riptide returned with 130 rockfish for 13 passengers, while the Que Sera Sera checked in with 60 rockfish for 6 anglers, according to Sherri Ingles at the Center. Boats out of Half Moon Bay Sportfishing will focus on salmon fishing local waters starting May 18th through the remainder of the season, but there will be one or two boats daily targeting rockfish also. The Ankeney Street has also been fishing coastal rockfish, and on May 11, they returned with 17 limits of rockfish, 8 lingcod to 12 pounds These anglers fished the waters of San Francisco Bay from and a bonus halibut the deck of the Goldeneye 2000 in early May and ended up in beautiful ocean with full limits of halibut and a bonus striped bass. Photo courtesy of GOLDENEYE 2000 SPORTFISHING, Berkeley. conditions. Small legal stripers from 18 This jumbo chrome bright Golden Gate king salmon was caught aboard the New Easy Rider on April 27. Photo courtesy of NEW EASY RIDER SPORTFISHING, Berkeley. to 22 inches can be found by shore anglers working from Ocean Beach south to below Half Moon Bay. Perch fishing remains solid with Lucky Craft Flash Minnows or Berkley Sand Worms. - Dave Hurley MONTEREY BAY Boaters Lay into Rockfish and Lingcod Off Point Sur SANTA CRUZ – The salmon fishing on Monterey Bay has slowed down, but anglers are experiencing top- notch rockfish and lingcod fishing below Point Sur. “Today was a mix of deeper water fishing to shallower water fishing,” reported Carol Jones of Kahuna Sportfishing on Saturday, May 11. “We had a mixed group of great people on the boat, ranging from hard core fishermen to beginners. They landed limits of rockfish and about 3/4 limits of lingcod.” The 26 anglers aboard the Kahuna caught 260 rockfish and 17 lingcod up to 18 pounds. On the day before, the 19 anglers on the boat bagged 19 lingcod and 190 rockfish – limits of both lingcod and rockfish – off the Big Sur coast. Fish ALASKA The last salmon mooching trip produced one Chinook for 7 anglers on Monterey Bay. “7 anglers went out knowing the bite is tough to dead and fished hard,” commented Jones. “One lone salmon came in 200 feet of water 80 feet down. That salmon weighed in at 25 pounds. We are hoping for some good old-fashioned spring time northwest wind to liven things up.” “The fishing for halibut was good for the anglers who trolled and drifted bait near Capitola. on May 11,” said Todd Fraser at Bayside Marine in Santa Cruz. “The warm water pushed up and inside the bay so there is bait in front of the harbor now.” “The bluefin tuna were hard to find today but there were a few fish caught and lost,” said Fraser. “The rockfish action was good in the deep water near Wilder Beach. There were a few salmon caught trolling near the west side of the Soquel Hole on the bottom.” “The wind did blow in the afternoon. 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