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Fishing Reports
Fish Hookers...Richmond
Lucky Strike Fishing...SF Bay
Queen of Hearts...Half Moon Bay

February 27, 2010
Updated Regularly

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By the Fish Sniffer Staff
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(Martinez) The sturgeon fishing in San Pablo and Suisun Bay is showing signs of improvement now that a good deal of fresh water run off has reached the bays.
“My brother Capt. Chris and I ran a long overnight charter during the Super Bowl Derby and it was pretty exciting,” related Captain James Smith of California Dawn Sportfishing. “We ended up with keepers measuring 46, 50, 53, 58 and 63 inches. The 63 incher came on Chris’s watch and that fish ended up winning the second day of the derby. It was caught by Larry Ramirez and he won $7,500. Our 53 incher took the seventh place prize. The 58 incher would have won some money too, but we bled it and that disqualified it from the contest.”
“In addition to the fish we landed, we also hooked a massive oversize fish. We fought it for over 3 hours on heavy gear, but we were never able to slow it down. Eventually the hook pulled out,” added Smith.
Captain Jim Smith of Happy Hooker Sportfishing has been experiencing slower action than his son Chris.
“I was out one day last week and we hooked 3 fish and we lost them all. I suspect they may have been foul hooked. The day before I went out Capt. Chris ran my boat and his guys ended up boating three sturgeon while fishing up in Grizzly Bay. Chris is pretty hot right now, that’s for sure,” reported Jim Smith.

The Fish Hookers Sportfishing...Richmond... Report
Flash Sportfishing...San Francisco/Delta, CA
Lucky Strike Fishing...SF Bay... Report
North Cal Sport Fishing Charters...SF Bay/Ocean
The Queen of Hearts...Half Moon Bay... Report

Area Fishing Maps
Anderson Reservoir
Coyote Lake
Lake Del Valle
Lexington Reservoir
San Pablo Bay
Shadow Cliffs
Pt. Reyes

Great Places to Fish
The San Francisco bay offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities. All the anadromous species pass through the Golden Gate during their migrations. In the bay you will find California halibut, leopard shark, sturgeon, and striped bass. The sportfishing fleet frequents the Cordell Banks and the Farallon Islands. Both are excellent rock fisheries and during the season you will also find salmon. The local reservoirs provide warm water fresh fishing with the most notable being San Pablo Reservoir. Every once and a while you hear of a bass pushing 10 lbs. If you're in the Bay Area and you just have to fish, this might be the spot. Pier fishing is available at Pacifica and Berkeley.

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