Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Two boats from here caught halibut yesterday, one fish apiece, on live jacksmelt, at Hog Island. The marine forecast is bad for the next few days but hopefully the bay will stay fishable.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The low tides for clamming are almost over for the year, but if you haven't clammed before, check out this blog: http://georgiapellegrini.com/2010/06/21/blog/clamming-for-horsenecks-part-1/ . There are a lot of pictures and information.
I heard that a nice halibut was caught by Hog Island this weekend and luckily Mike Riker was kind enough to send a picture of his 25 pounder, caught on live jacksmelt. Jacksmelt aren't sold here but can be caught in most tide rips, especially if you use some chum. There were a few others caught (none as big, that I'm aware of) as far North as across from the Landing. There were stories of a few salmon caught out front by moochers but no firsthand report. The rockfishing was OK, no limits but about 7 or 8 fish apiece. The dungeness are still being caught for a couple more days. Surfperch still aren't biting.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Joseph Rodriguez, age 13, caught this halibut, his first, by Hog Island on Friday. Joseph was using live jacksmelt for bait. A sixteen pound salmon and a couple of trolled rockfish were caught on McLure's Beach in 60 feet of water. The salmon liked the blue hoochy. Three lingcod landed off of Tomales Point as well. Better weather today so hopefully more fish to report later.

Friday, June 25, 2010

I've been waiting for something to report and it has finally happened. A 37 pound salmon was landed on the bar at the turn of the tide yesterday. No other bites, but it only takes one like that to make your day. On Wednesday a boat landed a limit of halibut by Hog Island, all on live jacksmelt and all between 10 and 20 pounds. The dungeness are still coming in from the pier and I heard of a couple leopard sharks from Pelican Point. Many angel sharks back by Marshall.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Kristen Hutson sent these pictures of two of the Memorial Day salmon and the men that caught them. If you have pictures of fish and fishermen you'd like to see here, send them to lawsonslanding@gmail.com and I'll try to get them posted.
Great weather on the beach last weekend but the fishing wasn't as good. No keeper salmon landed here and only a couple halibut from the bay. The rockfish bite was slow on Sunday except for one boat who went to Fort Ross and did well. The crabbing was pretty good when the current was slow. More wind predicted for this week so there probably won't be any fish reports.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A few salmon yesterday in 180 to 240 feet of water, 0 to 4 fish per boat, and best numbers north (Salmon Creek/Carmet area) and deep (240 feet of water, 100 feet down). Biggest salmon landed by Ron Johnson at 21 pounds. One halibut caught and two lost by fishermen jigging at Hog Island yesterday. The best numbers of dungeness crab are coming from right around the pier now. On Friday a boater soaked four pots for five hours in the outer bay for five crab, then soaked four pots for a half hour just off the pier for ten crab. Some people are limiting out on the pier during the week. One gentleman even landed a 15# bat ray that bit his crab snare. 24 more days until dungeness crab closes and a week until rockfish opens.