Bottomfish, Sharks, Halibut And Salmon Bend Rods
If you enjoy saltwater fishing, you can’t go wrong if you book a trip on an East Bay charter boat in the coming days. Rockfish and lings are on a great bite, sharks are providing steady action, halibut are available when the tides cooperate and a big push of salmon is expect any day.
Captain Joe and Joey Gallia of New Easy Rider Sportfishing have been averaging a fish per rod or just under when targeting salmon. The good news is that many of the fish being hooked are large, running 15 to 20 pounds. The better news is that there is substantial school of fish moving past Bodega. These fish are headed for the Marin Coast and should show up soon.
Captain James Smith of the California Dawn has been splitting his time between lingcod, halibut and shark fishing. His sevengill shark adventures have been a great hit with anglers and are producing huge fish (see What’s Hot Saltwater).
Lingcod have been the steady fare for Smith with limits and near limits being the rule on most trips. Inside the bay Smith has been putting his client on a sprinkling of halibut, but that action only exists on days with smaller tides.
At the Emeryville Marina, salmon boats were scoring a fish per rod or less on salmon ranging up to 28 pounds. Rockfish trips out of Emeryville to the islands or along the Marin Coast were generating steady limits of quality rockfish and about a lingcod per rod.Back To Reports