Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Here are the alternatives for salmon season in the San Francisco (Pt. Arena to Pigeon Pt.) area:

1.   June 9-October 31. Open seven days per week. All salmon except coho, two salmon per day  Chinook minimum size limit of 20 inches total length.

2.   July 1-October 31. Open seven days per week. All salmon except coho, two salmon per day  Chinook minimum size limit of 20 inches total length.

3.   July 21-October 31. Open seven days per week. All salmon except coho, two salmon per day  Chinook minimum size limit of 20 inches total length.

   These can still be tweaked a bit, but I think you can get the idea. The salmon gear can remain stored away a while longer, but there will be a salmon season. There were a couple of halibut caught in the bay this week, so there's something to fish for, at least.
   In other news, Petaluma Newbie sent in a report from Monday: "I decided to try and beat the rain today and get the crab traps out this afternoon. I fished them inside Tomales Bay to hopefully avoid the brunt of the swell and wind waves. I dropped my seven traps by marker 5 about 1:00 pm and my buddy and I started pulling them (in the rain) about 6:00 pm The first few were solid with the last 4 being more sparse (two traps were all small rock crab and a couple of well undersized Dungeness). Final tally was 11 keeper Dungeness, most right around 6”, and 7 good sized rock crab. I didn’t see another boat the whole time I was out there and there were only a handful of other buoys I saw in the bay. I’m definitely a newbie but it was the best day I’ve had crabbing. Plus at least it’s some kind of a fishing report!" It's the best kind of report, a successful one.

5 comments:

IMFISHBOY said...

Thanks for the report. Some is better than none.

Willy Vogler said...

The report is from Humboldt Tuna Club. Good guys on there. Looks like they get to fish for salmon too, this year.

ab fish said...

1 can hope for fresh pink meat by independence day only have a week off to chase tail. Then it's calling in sick for a hot bite.

Unknown said...

I'm happy we can keep all types of salmon (except coho), that still leaves 

Chinook, Sockeye, Pink, and Chum right?

rokefin said...

That's not too bad, we still get the best part of the salmon season - I'll take it!

We get to keep the kings - leave the silvers.