Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition 3812 May 24- June 7 2019 - Page 28
May 24 - June 7, 2019
VOL.38 • ISS. 12
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
ended up catching 45 halibut and 11
Captain Dennis Baxter of the New
striped bass aboard the Bass Tub, an
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
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
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
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
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.
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
- Dave Hurley
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.
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
“The wind did blow
in the afternoon.
There were some
bonito and large
mackerel caught in
the Monterey Marine
- Dan Bacher
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