Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3719 Aug 31- Sept 14 - Page 32

32 Aug 31 - Sept 7 , 2018 VOL . 37 • ISS . 19


Salmon , Lings & Halibut Stretch Lines
BERKELEY - “ We had nice weather the past couple of days that allowed us to make it out to the Farallons for some quality rockfish and ling cod action ,” reported Captain James Smith of California Dawn Sportfishing . “ Friday we scored 20 limits of rockfish and 15 lingcod Today Saturday we scored 31 limits of rockfish plus 15 lings .”
Rockfish and lingcod action aboard the Happy Hooker has been good to very good . On their most recent trips , Captains Chris and Jonathan put their anglers on 27 limits of Marin Coast rockfish and 35 lingcod to 15 pounds .
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Sportfishing has been splitting his time between bottomfish fishing in the ocean and halibut fishing in the bay . On his last live bait halibut adventure 39 halibut went into the box . On the rockfish front limits of rockfish have been the rule and anglers are averaging 1 lingcod per rod to 20 pounds .
On the salmon fishing front , things weren ’ t as hot as they have been this week , but the fishing was still very good .
On the New Easy Rider ’ s most recent trip they put 21 kings to 23 pounds into the boat for their 16 anglers while trolling rigged bait .
Captain Hayden Mullins of Dragon Sportfishing out of the Emeryville Marina continues to put his clients on limits of Golden Gate salmon and some of them have been big . In the past 24 hours salmon weighing 28 and 30 pounds have been landed aboard the Dragon .


Clara Ricabal headed outside the Golden Gate with Captain Steve Mitchell this August and nailed a pair of big bad king salmon .
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Sonoma Coast Salmon Action Still Solid
BODEGA BAY - The Sonoma coastline continues to be a top location for salmon fishing , and rockfishing remains outstanding . There are changes coming to the depth restriction for bottomfish beginning on August 25th with the section of the coastline from Point Arena to Pigeon Point limited to 30 fathoms ( 240 feet ) due to the excessive take of the prohibited yelloweye rockfish . Mike Aughney of USA Fishing . com said , “ The salmon bite is solid for most of the party boats , but it is mixed for private boaters . Captain Rick Powers of the New Sea Angler went north with 25 anglers towards the end of the week for near-limits of big fish with 47 salmon to 21 pounds . They hooked roughly 80 fish , and had several multiple hookups of up to 6 fish at a time . Jeff on the Samantha
Brittany West poses with a big S . F . Bay bat ray she landed during a recent outing . Photo courtesy of FISHSNIFFER . COM .
Irene put his clients onto 9 salmon working off of Tomales Point before running further south . There is plenty of forage ,, and the conditions look great for more good action to come .”
Captain Eric Holthouse of North Bay Charters said , “ The action was slow on Friday with back up captain Merlin Kolb putting a couple of big fish after scoring 9 quality salmon for 6 anglers the previous day . The bite rebounded on Saturday and Sunday with second captain Josh Stevens .
Most party boats will be running rockfish / Dungeness crab combinations starting Saturday , November 3rd .
Out of Lawson ’ s Landing in Tomales Bay , Willie Vogler said , “ The area between the Trees and the Buoy ‘ 02 ’ in 60 to 100 feet of water has been the top area for salmon with most private boats returning with at least one quality salmon . The halibut fishing has been slow for the most part , and if someone is catching them , they aren ’ t talking with me . Scott Alexander landed a 26-pound salmon off of Bird Rock on Saturday , August 18 .”
- Dave Hurley
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Departures from Berkeley Marina
Rockfish Action Booms As Salmon Fishing Slows
EL GRANADA - The local salmon bite has all but dried up after a flurry during the second week of August , and the private and party boats are limited to the occasional fish taken north of the harbor at Mussel Rock or Pedro Point . The Coastside Fishing Club salmon have yet to arrive in the harbor , but when they make a showing , shore anglers will be casting Pixie spoons or Mad River pink
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Lingcod have been on the bite for anglers fishing outside the Golden Gate aboard the Happy Hooker . This fish was landed on August 8 .
Photo courtesy of HAPPY HOOKER SPORTFISHING , Berkeley .