Sunday, October 28, 2007

Mike Gibson caught another halibut off the Day Beach on Saturday. Size in the teens. Even though it was Mike's only bite he's out trying again today. Also on Saturday two men out for a camping trip on the National Seashore ended up in the water after their canoe tipped over in the mouth of the bay. People on the beach heard their yells for help and Nate Porter and Bill George of Lawson's Landing launched the rescue boat and pulled the men from the water. The two men were transported to the hospital for hypothermia but returned later in the evening to collect their canoe.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

No fish this weekend that I've heard of. 13 days until dungeness season and I've noticed a few legal sized crabs in the nets on the pier. Most importantly, Jerrie Carter caught last weekend's halibut, Tom was a good netter, not catcher. Other news, Lawson's Landing beach was listed as one of the cleanest in the state by the Natural Resources Defense Council and as written in the San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 19.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

In the past 11 days one halibut was caught on the bar by Tom Carter, or at least that's what I heard. Someone else caught and released a steelhead while fishing for halibut. Larry Anderson caught a few coonstripe shrimp out off Bird. White shark researchers are tagging/filming just off Tomales Point. That's the fishing report. 16 days until dungeness season. Yes, I'm counting down.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Not too many fishermen going out now and even less fish coming in. Saturday, 6 boats, no fish. Sunday, 5 boats, one 23# halibut on the bar. Congrats again Mike Gibson. Forecast for this week: rain, wind, big seas. I may actually have to work on my house instead of fish.

Friday, October 5, 2007

The fishing report is....wind. Tuesday Dale Fortner caught a salmon off the Russian River and released a shorty. Wednesday I tried for halibut in the bay until the wind blew me back in. It did't take too long. Yesterday and today, wind. The weekend may not be as windy if the forecast is correct. There could still be a few halibut around and, weather permitting, I want to see if those sanddabs are as tasty as I hear.

Monday, October 1, 2007

The wind blew on Friday night and Saturday making the water colder and slowing the halibut bite, but Frank Green still caught 3 on Saturday, 1 on Sunday, from the Day Beach. Then Frank towed his boat home for the season, claiming he caught the last one. I think there might be a few more out there and, weather permitting, I'll try to prove it. The rockfish season is now over so the counts from the weekend don't really matter, but most boats caught their limits. On that note, when a fish counter asks how many canary rockfish you threw back the numbers you give them are used not to tell the PFMC how plentiful canary rockfish are but to estimate the number that die after release so the season can be closed early to save them. Knowing this now I think I know what my future answers will be.
Also, some salmon being taken up off the Russian River. Maybe moving this way? Even if they're not the River isn't too far.