As submitted by Trip Plumb from his fishing/crabbing trip last Tuesday :" Beautiful day limits of crab and slow bite on rock cod. 5 pots with 3 hour soak north end 10 mile. " Other people have been doing pretty well at the crabbing, too. Outside in the outer bay there are still a few pockets of Dungeness and a few guys are getting their limits. Inside Tomales Bay the crabbing has been okay (great if you want reds) with the same caveat about location. The deeper holes seem to be better but don't put any gear you want back in them if the current is moving very fast. The pier has actually been pretty good. Some of the crabbers have caught more keepers on the pier than the boaters (not just me). The biggest problem with the pier is the hungry sea lion. He has decided that he likes chicken as well as the mackerel and squid. A metal bait box is a must if using a ring net. While we don't encourage the sea lions to eat your bait, we don't discourage them either, since they are a protected species. Another protected species is the great white shark, and occasionally one will happen by and eliminate the bait thieves. This happened in October 1989:
The man said "instant karma's gonna get you." Poor little spotty.