Does anybody know what these are? And why I'm so excited? Maybe the gray ghosts will be back in numbers this year. I got one report today from a boat crabbing in the outer bay that claimed lots of crab, few of them being keepers, and 54º water with brown patches and bait balls. These are the kinds of things that could lead someone to believe that there are salmon in close. That someone would probably be wrong, but still...
What is here now are the surfperch. The reports from today sounded pretty good so far with perch up to 12" coming in. Dungeness from the pier is still an option but it's not hot.
Also, Fish and Wildlife will be changing the rules on abalone again and would like your input on their plans. Here's their press release:"The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has extended the deadline to participate in an online public survey about recreational fishing for red abalone. To allow for greater participation, the survey will be open through April 30.
The 20-question survey will help marine biologists gather public input to assist in the development of a red abalone fishery management plan. The plan will incorporate and expand current management practices for the northern California red abalone sport fishery as outlined in the Abalone Recovery and Management Plan, as well as meet requirements for fisheries management in the Marine Life Management Act."