Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3703 Jan 18-Feb 2 2018 - Page 33

VOL.37 • ISS. 02 SALTWATER Jan 18 - Feb 2, 2018 31 SALTWATER REPORTS BERKELEY/MARTINEZ Cold Water Slows Sturgeon Action MARTINEZ - Captain Chris Smith of the Happy Hooker out of Martinez was in San Pablo Bay on Saturday, and they didn’t see a single sturgeon throughout the day. They ended up with seven striped bass and a leopard shark, and he picked up and moved to get away from the bass. Captain Steve Talmadge of Flash Sport Fishing out of Martinez said, “We put a recent two-man charter onto limits of sturgeon using straight eel in deep water at 44 feet near the Benicia/Martinez Bridge during max current on the outgoing tide during the middle of the week. We started out up above, but slid down to the bridge in deep water due to the mediocre tides. The water temperature has risen slightly in the water near the bridge from the 49/50-degree range to 50/51 degrees after the weekend’s rain.” “However, on our next trip, we only ended up with a few striped bass in the box while missing a few opportunities on sturgeon bites. There are a good number of fish by the fleet and the bridge. I found sturgeon on the bottom in the deeper water. We also had some jumper’s around us,” said Talmadge. John Badger of Barbarian Sport Fishing out of Martinez has a new boat, and he said, “It has been a tough bite in the Delta, but there is a better outgoing tide coming this week, and there have been fish landed up above from Buoy 6 towards the Benicia/ Martinez Bridge. We will most likely be heading in San Pablo Bay until the water warms up in Suisun Bay.” -David Hurley BODEGA BAY Perch, Crabs Dominate Sonoma Coast Winter Angling Tory Courreri shows off a limit of quality stripers that he landed on December 19 while fishing bait in the Petaluma River. Photo courtesy of FISHSNIFFER.COM. BODEGA BAY -  Bottom fish season ended on December 31st and will not reopen until April 2018, and it’s surf perch and crab from the shorelines or Dungeness crab from boats during the interim period of time. EGO Nets And Tools Represent 14 Years Of Innovation F ourteen years ago the EGO team set for offering key features such as its ability out on a simple mission – to develop to float, interchangeable heads and handles and the clear rubber mesh which prevents a better fishing landing net solution that hooks snags. addressed the many functional and per- In addition, the clear rubber formance problems that existed with mesh is very soft on fish the traditional products. scales and is the ultimate What started out as solution for catch and release a small fishing -- preserving the fish landing net and allowing it to be released company has now grown into unharmed! the innovation leader in terns of fishing All of the fishing tools in the EGO net and accessories. Kryptek product series, including two dif- The EGO S1 Genesis and EGO S2 ferent grip tool models, fishing pliers, mea- Slider landing net series have been the suring boards, gaff hooks, etc., incorporate flagship products under the EGO brand. key innovations that the EGO brand has However, in recent years the addition of become known for. The key product inno- the EGO fishing tools and accessories de- vations combined with the Kryptek camo signed to meet specific angler applications technology make each tool a stand out! and requirements have become an increas- Learn more about the entire EGO series ingly important aspect of the business. of products by visiting ego2slider.com. In 2016 the EGO Kryptek product series was launched fea- turing the high-tech Now Booking and very popular ROCK COD & CRAB COMBOS Kryptek camo tech- ~ Monterey Old Fisherman’s Wharf Departures ~ nology. Aboard The 53’ Sur Randy And 61’ Chubasco The EGO Kryptek S1 Genesis Medi- um Clear Rubber • Rock Fish • Halibut landing net, fea- • Crab • Sand Dabs turing the Kryptek • Salmon • Squid camo technology, • Tuna • Mackerel won a “Best of Show” a