Wednesday, October 7, 2015

No salmon landed today, but Nate Porter found something to smile about. Look at that grinning SOB. These WSB weighed 27 and 25 pounds. The only other fish landed today were rockfish and mackerel and the rockfishing was a bit slow.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Marshall Young of Novato had the hot rod on his buddy's boat today, landing two nice halibut and a pair of white sea bass weighing 27 and 37 pounds. I couldn't crop the photo any more because his head wouldn't fit. The fish came on squid at Elephant at first light. There's also a good salmon bite in the outer bay with fish up to 15 pounds being caught (although the bulk of the fish are 20 to 25 inches long). 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Local Landmarks

People have been asking again, so here's the maps of local landmarks. Clicking on them makes them larger.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

My wife let me catch this one today.  42 pounds, frozen squid,  100 feet of water off of the Keyholes. That's a smile, if you couldn't tell. Some of the other boats in the area had WSB although too many boats in the area is slowing the action. Halibut have been caught in the same area and are apparently less boat shy. If you go, please be quiet and courteous to the boats around you. Do not race through the boats. Do not crowd the other guys. Hey, you know what? These are good rules for all of the time. I've heard that Bodega and Tomales Bays have reputations for rude fishermen. Maybe we can change that. Catching more fish and not being a dick seems like win-win.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

One more fish for the day. Nicki Vogler caught this 32 pound white sea bass at last light on a frozen squid south of Elephant Rock. Luckily our evening photo shoot turned into a fish catching opportunity.

Mr. Porter caught a 37.5 pound sea bass today, as well as a starry flounder. Frozen squid was the ticket. He was fishing "by the squid." He saw a few others caught on boats near him. There were quite a few salmon caught today, but so far the dozen or so salmon landed may have a combined weight less than this sea bass. Salmon came from Ten Mile to a bit north of the outer bell ("02") in 60 to 100 feet of water. No halibut landed, at least, not from the bar.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

There were a few salmon caught off of the far end of Ten Mile today in 60 to 80 feet of water on the bottom. A few others came from "north of Bird," which I guess is Tomales Point? A couple of the salmon weighed in the teens and the rest were, well, legal. The bay had a few halibut in it and the ones that were caught were spotted like they may have just entered the bay. Rockfishing was just OK and required a bit of effort to limit. No stripers landed in the last few days that I heard of, but the birds have been feeding heavily just off of the end of Sand Point on the outgoing tide.