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Sturgeon and striped bass fishing was productive as charter skippers switch over to halibut angling on San Francisco Bay.
“We made our way back up to the grounds we previously scouted out,” reported Steve Mitchell of Hook’d Up Sportfishing. “We landed a hot keeper sturgeon measuring 59-3/4 inches and two oversized fish. One of the oversize fish happened to be a new boat record, as the fish taped out over nine feet. We also had one that taped out at 62inches. We released them both unharmed and ready to fight another day.”
“I congratulate Steven from China on his great achievement aboard the Top Gun and we hope to see him back out with us as he continues to return back here to the states,” said Mitchell. “On May 1, we will start our halibut/striper trips.”
The Morning Star has moved to the Loch Lomond Marina in San Rafael and will make the first halibut trip of the season on April 29. The last trip of the spring out of the Crockett Marina on Saturday, April 19 produced 5 bass in the 4 to 7 pound range for 14 anglers, reported Captain Mike Shimel.
“We also released around two dozen small leopard, sevengill and brown smoothhound sharks and bat rays,” said Shimel. “We fished grass shrimp in San Pablo Bay near Buoy #10. Matt Rudy of Glen Ellen and his girlfriend’s daughter tied for the jackpot with a 7 lb. striper.”
The previous adventure to the same area produced 5 stripers and one keeper 46 (fork length) sturgeon for 7 anglers. Tom Gee of Berkeley bagged the keeper sturgeon.
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