Sunday, January 20, 2019

    Same story on the crabbing with a few being caught off of the pier and a few more inside the bay. The big tides the last few days have caused some seriously fast currents in the bay, slowing the catching and increasing the lost gear. The current also swept a few clammers in inflatable boats and kayaks out towards the breakers on the bar yesterday. Lucky for them Cameron and Gage "borrowed" a boat and dragged them back to the safety. The enormous swells earlier in the week wrecked the beach for surfperch, again, but the relatively normal-sized swells we're seeing now should give the beach a few more contours and places for surfperch to congregate. "Relatively normal-sized" swells yesterday tossed a 19 to 21 foot aluminum boat into the air high enough to injure everyone in the boat. At least everybody landed in a right-side-up boat. This wasn't on the bar (which didn't break until later in the outgoing tide) but out near Bird Rock. Possibly it was on the reef at the Trees, which is a place that occasionally breaks like a smaller Maverick's. It's not necessary to be in shallow water for a huge breaker to come along, but it helps. At least everybody lived.
    The Golden Gate Salmon Association newsletter noted that the preliminary salmon returns to the rivers for 2018 have been lower than expected (or hoped for) and we will probably see restrictions on the season again. An ocean salmon season like last year would not be the worst, so here's hoping.

9 comments:

Unknown said...

Launched from Marshall Saturday to go clamming. Dropped four pots on the way to the grounds, but will leave the crab gear home next time.

ab fish said...

Sport man expo in Sacramento was so crowded with googones at least my tickets were free

Unknown said...

No foreigners allowed in our valley!

Thumbs said...

You know that word googones should be left back east where it belongs!! You use it so much, and it has no meaning here

Unknown said...

I knew abby was a foreigner

Thumbs said...

Must be...😂🤣😁

Todd Wackford said...

Is it Googone or Googan?

"Googone" is a cleaning solution that can help get gum off your shoe.

"Googan" refers to a rogue fisherman: A fishing term for lowlife, shore fishermen who bait fish typically without a license, regard to regulations, and etiquette towards other people, especially other fishermen following the rules.

ab fish said...

THUMBS, Googan or Googone it is what it is. 10% of the fishermen catch 90% of the fish. They must have come from LA, Sac, or the east coast. Learn how to launch your boat and some trolling etiquette like not trolling through the middle of a pile of birds and I wont use it but I just call it as I see it. And dont poke the snake if you know what's good. Pull your head or thumb out of you bass.

Thumbs said...

Hmmmmmm🤔....well ab fish, not quite sure what ya mean by if I know what's good for me...