Friday, February 10, 2017

     Gage's secret spot is no secret anymore. These fellows caught 'em on Carolina rigged Berkley Power grubs in red. Then they went out to get ghost shrimp. No stripers, though.
      Even with all the fresh water the Dungeness crabbing has still been pretty good. Three guys braved the rain on Wednesday for better than half-limits from the pier. Last weekend boaters did pretty well in the bay.
      One other note. I was sent this information regarding the new lingcod regs:"From Dan Wolford past chairman PFMC;

"So here is my take on the Lings. Two years ago I fought very hard to get it to three, as did the DFW folks - it was the party boats that objected, based on fears of excessive rockfish by-catch issues. With DFW help we went to three in spite of the charter boat objections. When that decision was announced on this site - more than half the guys on this site responded that two was sufficient, and we really didn't need three anyway. I took note of that. This year the charter guys - especially the folks in the south, argued that they were encountering too many discards of other rockfish as they pursued their limits of Lings. The charter guys up here jumped on the same bandwagon. DFW didn't argue, and I remembered the comments that were made on this site two years ago - so I didn't argue either. We went back to two Lings. Perhaps it might matter to some, but not enough for me to fall on my sword over. So "they" didn't take it away - we "gave" it up.""

One more note, and a good one at that: There will be salmon smolts released from Bodega Bay this year, and if things work out, maybe more after that. Here's an article about it: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/6642842-181/bodega-bay-to-be-release?ref=most&artslide=0
Big thanks to the Golden Gate Salmon Association.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

you dont HAVE to catch your limit, but you can limit your catch

ab fish said...

What ever yes 35 was to many. But 3 blacks. We caught more 5 pound blacks this year then ever before at a spot that usually isnt that great, without the kelp its different. When i only need lings i only target lings. May have to target another favorite to fill my box. 3 cabezon is better than some blues

ab fish said...

Salmon net pens getting installed at spud point this may!! Wtf the jetty is gonna be combat fishing in a few years. Bring it on!!

Eric Melovich Sr said...

Very true abfish and it will be interesting to see how that will all work out.

ab fish said...

Bring on the googone comments

Anonymous said...

Ab fish, you're the head googone.

ab fish said...

Googones didnt vote for trump

Anonymous said...

Goo-gone is what ab fish uses to clean his whisky bottles before refilling them with hooch. A googan is a guy that goes out in the ocean without an anchor.