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February 27 , 2010
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By the Fish Sniffer Staff
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(Monterey) Fishing for jumbo (Humboldt) squid is “phenomenal” – and the crab and sanddab fishing isn’t too shabby on Monterey Bay either, reported Chris Arcoleo of Chris’ Fishing Trips.
“On February 21, the 20 anglers aboard the Checkmate landed over 100 squid, along with 102 crab and 15 to 20 sanddabs per rod,” said Arcoleo. “They hooked the squid on big squid jigs at the edge of the Monterey Marine Canyon. Most of the squid hit at 50 feet down.”
A trip on February 18 yielded over 200 squid, 80 crabs and an average of 15 to 20 sanddabs per rod for 20 fishermen aboard the Checkmate, noted Arcoleo.
Skiff anglers are still catching a few white seabass between the Holiday Inn and the Soldiers Club while drifting frozen squid, but Arcoleo emphasized that the bite is inconsistent.
“The Humboldt squid fishing is still very good,” said Chrissie Chonacki at Randy’s Fishing Trips. “The 7 people on the Chubasco took 25 squid and 42 crabs and some sanddabs and mackerel on the latest trip on February 21.”
The latest half day trip on the Velocity produced 20 dabs and 15 white croaker (kingfish) per angler, according to Ken Stagnaro of Stagnaro’s Fishing Trips. The fish are hitting Tom’s Jigs, baited with small squid strips, in Monterey Bay.

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Monterey Bay

Great Places to Fish
The primary fishing in this area is ocean fishing, featuring a quality salmon and albacore season each summer, as well as shark and rock fishing. Ocean fishing here is year round. One of the nicest qualities of the area is its close proximity to the Bay area and the regions other travel destinations, such as Carmel and Santa Cruz. There are stocked reservoirs in the local hills but don't book a vacation to fish them.

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