Albacore Drawing Most Attention, Rockfish Action Holds Steady
Albacore action is also drawing fishermen to this harbor, and when the weather is cooperative, impressive scores have been achieved offshore along the 123 line.
On Sunday, September 15, Captain Dennis Baxter of the New Captain Pete went to 37’50/123’30 for 66 albacore and an opah for eight party boat captains from Lake Tahoe. He said, “The fish are responding to bait, but our anglers were tossing Fish Traps or metal jigs off of the bow, and the fish were eating them.”
The tuna were jumping all over the place, and the opah was the first ever landed on the New Captain Pete.
Also on Sunday, Captain Tom Mattusch on the Huli Cat returned with 47 longfins for 9 anglers leading Mattusch to report, “Most of the fish were on the troll, but we picked up some on the slide.”
They started off at the Gumdrop before running 20 miles up the line west of the Farallon Islands at 37’49/123’27, a total of 55 miles from the Pillar Point Harbor.
Rockfishing remains strong along the local reefs with the Queen of Hearts, Rip Tide, and Ankeny Street out of Half Moon Bay Sport Fishing combining for 55 limits of rockfish including a cabezon and 8 lingcod to 10 pounds on Saturday, September 14.
The Huli Cat and New Captain Pete also worked the local reefs for a combined 24 limits of rockfish on recent trips.
Further north along the San Mateo County coastline, a salmon was landed from the Pacifica Pier, and Sheryl Jimno at the Rusty Hook reported fair action for striped bass, surf perch, and the occasional shark.Back To Reports