Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tom Brodsky with two 10-inch abalone from Tomales Point. The ocean doesn't get much calmer than it is now, and the forecast is for more of the same through Thursday. The water can get clearer, but 5-foot visibility at the bottom was enough for Tom to spot his abs. Tim Butterworth picked up two halibut in two days back by Marshall but that was it for the fishing this weekend. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The halibut were slow to bite last weekend with only a few coming in, but the surfperch finally decided to get busy. Barred perch mostly but with some red-tails and walleyes mixed in. The clamming was good and the crabbing OK. Rockpicking for abalone was good but the diving was tough, especially if you're used to using your eyes. It is very murky out there.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Patrick Cannon couldn't get the perch to bite this morning so he caught this 33# striper instead. He caught it fishing from Sand Point on a surf rig baited with ghost shrimp. Nice job Patrick!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Just when it looked like nobody would catch a halibut this weekend, these guys pull in and save the day. Thanks, guys. Unfortunately it was slooow for everyone else. The crabbing was OK, the clamming was good, and I heard of one barred perch from the beach. The weather is supposed to stay nice for most of the next week so hopefully I'll have some more fish to report soon.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Marshall seems to be the halibut hot spot on Tomales Bay. Not too many fishing for them yet so the numbers I've heard look petty good. 10 last weekend, 4 on Thursday and one yesterday. No big ones, but legal sized fish. Trolling bait was the best bet. The boat that had the one halibut also brought back crab and cockles. The water had been very clear and calm outside but the water has murked up and dropped visibility from 20' to 1'. Not so good for abbing, good if you're an ab. The perch are out there but the only ones catching perch are the ospreys.