Saturday, April 25, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Sorry about the lack of posts; it's partly a lack of anything to tell and partly because I was out of town. On the good news side, rockfish season is open and there's salmon biting out in about 250' of water. One was landed here today. It's not red hot, but salmon in April, so who's complaining? On the bad news side, the weather has mostly been bad. Bad enough that you couldn't get there from here. Yesterday the swell was too big to get out from here but some boats tried for salmon from Bodega. One didn't make it back. The 21 foot boat ended up in pieces on the beach south of Bird. At the time of this writing, searchers had recovered only two of the four fishermen. Nobody knows what happened, but it may have involved the Trees reef break as it's definitely capable of bad things. There were several fatal boat accidents there in the sixties and seventies. Kind of early in the season for experienced salmon fishermen to be working that area, though. Without knowing any real information, the only real takeaway for the rest of us is to wait for a better day, make sure your electronics and your engine(s) are solid, and be cautious, especially early and late in the season. For the friends and families of those lost, our condolences, and to the rest of you, be careful out there. Remember, it's supposed to be fun.