Fish Sniffer Magazine Issue 3618 August 18- September 4 2017 - Page 30

28 SALTWATER Aug. 18 - Sept. 1, 2017 VOL.36 • ISS. 18 SALTWATER REPORTS 2000 continues to target halibut inside San Francisco Bay and rockfish and lingcod beyond the bay. Rockfish trips have been producing full limits of rockfish and bonus lingcod to 20 pounds. BODEGA BAY Salmon, Halibut, Rockfish & Lingcod Action Is Outstanding It’s hammer time on the Dragon with limits and early limits of Golden Gate salmon hitting the deck daily. These fish were landed on July 25. Photo courtesy of DRAGON SPORTFISHING, East Bay. BERKELEY & EMERYVILLE Red Hot Salmon Fishing Tops Saltwater Menu BERKELEY- Salmon fishing outside the Golden Gate is better than it’s been in a number of years, with most boats rounding up limits daily. Out of the Berkeley Marina Captains Joe and Joey Gallia of the New Easy Rider have put together an incredible string of salmon trips, boxing full limits for more than 10 straight days. The fish are averaging 7 to 10 pounds and the top fish have been ranging from 18 to 25. If you want salmon for the BBQ or smoker, now is the time to jump aboard the New Easy Rider. Captain Hayden Mullens of Dragon Sportfishing has also be targeting king salmon from his beautiful cruiser and the results have been impressive. Some days he’s put his clients on full limits of salmon before 9 in the morning. Hayden only fishes 6 anglers, so if you want to enjoy hot salmon fishing without a big crowd, the Dragon is the boat for you! On the potluck front, Captain James Smith of California Dawn Sportfishing has been mixing things up boating a mix of rockfish, lingcod, halibut and stripers daily while fishing inside the bay and up the Marin Coast. For example, on one of his most recent trips he put his 28 anglers on full limits of rockfish and they added 18 lingcod, 9 halibut to 20 pounds and two striped bass to 21 pounds. Captains Chris and Jonathan Smith of Happy Hooker Sportfishing have been chasing Marin Coast rockfish and lingcod in recent days with good results. On their most recent adventure full limits of rockfish and 20 lingcod went into the box. Captain Quang Vo of the Goldeneye BODEGA BAY -  The salmon explosion that was predicted by Captain Rick Powers a few weeks ago occurred starting the last week of July, and private and six-pack boats have been getting in on the action south of the harbor off of Ten-Mile Beach. In addition to salmon, lingcod, rockfish, thresher sharks, and big halibut are hitting the decks out of Bodega Bay. Powers said, “Our combination trips have been great, and we have put in five halibut over the past three days along with a little less than a salmon per rod, limits of rockfish, and quality lingcod. We took a 10-man charter on Sunday, August 6th, and we came in with 7 salmon to 18 pounds, 12 ling to 14 pounds, and 10 limits of rockfish.” “On Friday, we put in 17 big salmon to 33 pounds for 18 anglers trolling in tight along the top end of Ten Mile Beach. The regular charter from Encore Glass hooked over 25 salmon to land the 17 salmon with a solid 15-pound average along with 3 halibut and a lingcod. This is the time for variety as we have had the possibility for all species available with halibut and even thresher sharks in the mix,” noted Powers. Powers has been alternating between Elephant Rock to Point Reyes and up north from the mouth of the Russian River to Fort Ross, and there are salmon in both locations. Captain Eric Holthouse of North Bay Charters and the six-pack ‘Take Five’ has been posting solid salmon scores along Ten Powered by Clean, Quiet, Dependable Honda 4 Stoke Outboards. Now available in 2 hp. to 250 hp. Models... the right outboard motor for any boating need. SUMMER SALES EVENT Huge Inventory • EZ-Financing • Call Now! QWEST EDGE 16’-20’ Electric or Gas ALUMACRAFT 165 CLASSIC CS Call Today For Easy Financing Options! Easy To Tow, Stow & Go. Call or Visit Us Today For Sale Prices! California Dawn deckhand Mike Verrone shows off a monster S.F. Bay striper that could lay off a live anchovy on July 20.. Photo courtesy of CALIFORNIA DAWN SPORTFISHING, Berkeley.SPORTFISHING, Berkeley. Mile Beach, stating, “There is bait scattered from Bird Rock south to Abbott’s Lagoon, and we put in 5 salmon and a big halibut on Saturday. Second captain Josh Stevens has been running the boat during the week, and he returned with limits of salmon for our clients for three consecutive days.” The scores of boats that have been predicted to flood the launch ramp at Westside Regional Park have arrived, and the ramp has been particularly busy on the weekends. - Dave Hurley FISHERMAN’S WHARF Trollers Lay Into Ocean Salmon SAN FRANCISCO – The Bass Tub has been concentrating on salmon fishing over the past couple of weeks with the arrival of calm seas and epic fishing. “The fishermen are catching limits and near-limits of salmon,” said Erik Anfinson, captain of the Bass Tub. “On our latest trip, we trolled anchovies at 40 to 50 feet deep off Half Moon Bay.” “The boat ended up with 31 salmon to 20 pounds for 26 people on Sunday, August 6,” said Erik Anfinson, captain of the Bass Tub. “On Friday, the boat returned with 13 limits of kings to 28 pounds.” Rockfish and lingcod action is excellent along the Marin County Coast and at the Farallon Islands, but the Bass Tub has been targeting salmon lately - Dan Bacher CONTINUED ON PAGE 28 Raider 185 202 Pro-Fisherman Pro Sport HSWB Departures from Berkeley Marina Come See Why Our 17’-22’ Raider Boats Are The Best Value In Their Class! 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