Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition Issue 3715 July 6-20 2018 - Page 34

34 S July 6 - 20, 2018 SALTWATER VOL.37 • ISS. 15 Salmon Season Outside of Golden Gates Opens with Red Hot Fishing! The boats out of Berkeley, Em- almon season outside of the eryville and San Francisco reported Golden Gate, delayed by 2-1/2 wide-open fishing on the months this year, opened first two days of the season with phenomenal fishing also. on Sunday, June 17. “We went out looking Anglers landed full for the salmon where they two-fish limits of chinooks should be this time of year from the waters six miles on opening day– and they southeast of the Farallon were there,” reported Cap- Islands to the Deep Reef tain Joe Gallia of the New off the San Mateo County Easy Rider at the Berkeley coast. Marina. “We found the fish “We haven’t seen fishing 6 miles southeast of the Far- like this in 8 years,” said allon Islands. We got lucky Sherry Ingles of the Half - I was surprised by the great Moon Bay Sportfshing by fishing.” Center. “It’s as good as it Dan Bacher “We caught a nice grade gets.” of fish averaging 12 pounds “On the first two days of each. We hooked most of the fish the season, the Half Moon Bay boats while trolling bait at 35 to 45 feet limited out anywhere from 10 am to 12:30 pn. There were very few fish we deep. We started fishing at 7:30 am and had limits for 25 anglers by 10 had to measure. The big fish on the a.m.” five boats weighed 18, 19, 20, 22 and On the next day, the boat returned 24 pounds.” On opening day, the Queen of Hearts with 31 limits to 18 lbs. Other boats returned with 23 limits, the New Cap- out of Berkeley, Emeryville and San tain