Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition 3815 July 5-19 2019 - Page 30

28 SALTWATER July 5 - 19, 2019 VOL.38 • ISS. 15 SALTWATER REPORTS BERKELEY aboard salmon trolling trips. Inside San Francisco Bay live bait potluck anglers are nailing big numbers of EAST BAY- The best fishing in the halibut and stripers. Most live bait entire state is taking place in the Bay trips are averaging 4 keeper fish per Area. Outside the Golden Gate limits rod at this time. are the rule for anglers that jump “Today was a great day,” exclaimed Captain Jonathan Smith of Happy Hooker Sportfishing. “We had wide open striped bass fishing again and great numbers on halibut. Our 18 anglers landed 36 bass(limits) and 38 halibut for the day, That’s over 4 fish per rod.” Captain Chris Smith has been enjoying similar results on the Pacific Dream. “We’ve had lots of days recently when our anglers put over 100 fish into the box. Stripers have been providing limit style fishing. On the halibut front our guys Chris Barfield caught this terrific halibut while drifting live bait in San East Bay Charter Boaters Post Huge Scores! Francisco Bay during a recent outing. Photo courtesy of FISHSNIFFER.COM. Celebrating 61 years of “The Unsinkable Legend”!! The 2020 Models are on the way — 2019’s going FAST! Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport are getting from 2 to 3 fish per rod, so the fish boxes have been filling up pretty fast,” said Chris. On the Goldeneye 2000 Captain Quang has also been enjoying excellent results while drifting live bait in the bay. His most recent trip yielded 17 full limits of stripers and halibut. Salmon fishing continues to be amazing for anglers venturing out on the ocean and the New Easy Rider has been putting their clients on limits and near limits every day. For example, on June 21 Captain Joey Gallia put his anglers on 21 limits of kings to 16 pounds. The previous day, it was 25 limits to 20 pounds. The day before that, 40 salmon to 25 pounds for 21 anglers. Big beautiful king salmon and big smiles…That’s been the scene the New Easy Rider this spring. This husky salmon was landed on June 10. Photo courtesy of NEW EASY RIDER SPORTFISHING, Berkeley. New Easy Rider Sportfishing BODEGA BAY Rockfish and Salmon Fishing Expected to Improve with Better Weather BODEGA BAY – The ocean salmon season reopened on May 18th, but the action has been hampered by a consistent northwest wind throughout the end of May and into June. The weather conditions are expected to be as good as they have been all summer during the second week of June, and the salmon scores should climb considerably. Mike Aughney of Reel Magic Sport Fishing said, “All of the conditions CONTINUED ON PG 29 Departures from Berkeley Marina 3712 N ow B ookiNg SALMoN, HALiBUT, BASS LiVE BAiT TRiPS Rock & Ling Cod and Sturgeon Reservations & Information (707)422-2050 Get Your Fish On! (shown with optional equipment) Completely redesigned for 2019 with fiberglass console with lockable storage, helm bench seat, aft swim platforms, bow locker, SS bow rails, 40 hp Mercury 4 stroke, galvanized trailer and more! Now Only $15,999 With The Bay Area’s Premier Sportfishing Family… Halibut Now Booking S.F. Bay Halibut & Striper Stripers Live Bait Potluck Trips! Lingcod Salmon Sharks & More Charters & Open Loads Available Departing Daily From The Berkeley Marina Happy Hooker (510) 223-5388 Pacific Dream (Including Freight & Prep) (800) 726–2848 3814 (510) 533–9290 1926 – 2019 Your Bay Area Dealer For 93 Years 333 Kennedy Street Oakland, CA 94606 All Prices INCLUDE freight & prep, plus tax & license only. 3807 (510) 993-4414 Follow Us On Facebook Building On The Legacy of Capt. Jim Smith! Two Boats To Turn Your Fishing Dreams Into Reality! PACIFIC DREAM Captain Chris Smith’s 58’ Pacific Dream Captain Jonathan Smith’s 56’ Happy Hooker