Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3905 Feb 14-28 - Page 29
Feb 14 - 28, 2020
VOL.39 • ISS. 5
HALF MOON BAY cont.
for a LOT less wind next year.”
Chris’ Fishing Trips has been running sanddab and
Dungeness crab combo adventures, depending on
weather and angler interest.
Registration for the 16th Annual Sand Crab Classic
Perch Derby in Santa Cruz on March 14, 2020 is now full.
Anglers are invited to the California Department of
Fish and Wildlife’s Annual Salmon Information Meeting
on February 27, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The
meeting will be held at the Sonoma County Water Agency
office located at 404 Aviation Blvd. in Santa Rosa.
Sanddabs and Crabs Best Bests Until
At the meeting, agency staff will present information on
the 2019 ocean harvest, river harvest, and river returns
Salmon and Rockfish Seasons Begins
for California salmon stocks and the outlook for California
SANTA CRUZ – Sanddabs, crabs and surfperch are
salmon fisheries in the upcoming 2020 season. The
offering the top angling options in the Monterey Bay
public is encouraged to provide comments on potential
Area until the groundfish season opens on April 1 and
fishing regulations for California ocean salmon fisheries
the salmon season begins on April 4. Few charter boats
or private boats have been out on the water since the
A panel comprised of fishery managers, scientists and
rockfish season closed on December 31, 2019.
representatives will be assembled to address
“We are anticipating a salmon season opener on April
questions and collect public input that will be used in
4 and a rockfish opener on April 1,” said Carol Jones of
developing a range of season alternatives for California
Kahuna Sportfishing. “We will be busy in the off season
salmon fisheries at the March 3-9, 2020 Pacific Fishery
with annual maintenance on the Kahuna. We are hoping
Management Council meeting in Rohnert Park, California.
Final season regulations will be adopted at the
4-10, 2020 Pacific Fishery Management
Council meeting in Vancouver, Washington.
Additional meeting information and materials,
Combos including presentations, will be posted
the Department’s website: www.
preseason as it becomes
Please contact Grace Ghrist at
EARLY! (707) 576-2375 or Grace.Ghrist@
wildlife.ca.gov if you have
Crabbing remains solid for central coast anglers. This crab pot
HALF MOON BAY any questions regarding the
was pulled up during a recent crab and sanddab combo trip
aboard the Huli Cat.
Photo courtesy of HULI CAT SPORTFISHING, Half Moon Bay.
- Dan Bacher
tournaments such as the upcoming Sand Crab Surf
Perch Classic out of Santa Cruz on Saturday, March
14th. The overall numbers of perch have been less,
but there are quality barred and redtail perch taken on
Lucky Craft Flash Minnows or Berkley Camo Worms.
- Dave Hurley
GET ON BOARD!
Anglers That Make The Effort In La Paz Hook Up
t’s been COLD in La Paz this past
The winds are expected this time of
week along with some windy weather. year, but it’s been colder than normal…
at least by La Paz standards with
us locals bundling up and even
the tourists donning the occa-
sional sweatshirt or windbreaker.
Although most look at us kind of
strange as they walk around in
shorts and flip-flops,” reported
Jonathan Roldan of Tailhunter
“Lots of snowbirds in town and
although the temperatures are in
the sixties and seventies with the
wind, it’s still a lot warmer than
where they live back in places
like Minnesota, Wyoming and
Alaska,” Roldan exclaimed.
“The climate, of course, affects Fun size dorado are on the chomp off the East Cape.
the ability to be out there fishing. These fish were caught on January 15.
Photo courtesy of VAN WORMER RESORTS, East Cape,
It’s been hard to put anyone out
there and there’s not that many
folks wanting to fish anyway. Or,
have been inshore species like cabrilla,
folks that want to fish understandably get
snapper, triggerfish, pargo, jack crevalle
discouraged when they see the winds.
and sierra. All fun and good eating fish,”
Best to just hang out drinking a margarita
by the pool,” Roldan laughed.
“When there are windows of calm,
“When folks have been fishing, the
still some dorado around running
better fishing has been tucked in close
to about 10 or 15 pounds plus some good
to shore, especially in areas where you
action on 5-pound bonito. The larger issue
can find some protection from wind and
has been finding live bait, in which case
waves. Therefore, the majority of the fish
lures are the most
productive way to
catch fish. With
rough waters, it’s
tough to get into
the areas where
the live bait is
the shores and
rocks. I’ve heard
a few stories
cial guys finding
as well as some
We’ll keep an eye
Blue sky, warm temperatures and feisty dorado…That’s been the scene for
on that,” Roldan
anglers fishing East Cape waters this winter.
Photo courtesy of VAN WORMER RESORTS, East Cape, Baja. concluded.