Head To Point Sur For Rockfish And Lingcod
If you want to catch big numbers of rockfish and lingcod, head down to Big Sur on the Monterey County coast.
The Kahuna returned from a Big Sur trip on Sunday, September 1 with 71 vermilion rockfish, 169 other rockfish and 32 lingcod for 24 anglers, reported Carol Jones of Kahuna Sportfishing. The anglers employed shrimp flies and bars, tipped with squid strips.
Chris Arcoleo at Chris’ Fishing Trips in Monterey reported top-notch bottomfish action at Point Sur on the Labor Day weekend. The Star of Monterey turned from a trip to Point Sur with limits of rockfish and 20 lingcod for 26 anglers on September 1. He was planning to send out a boat for halibut, due to the presence of a larger school of anchovies that has moved into the bay.
“Although the school fish bite is a bit slower, the fish are great quality,” reported Ken Stagnaro of Stagnaro’s Fsihing Trips. “We are still getting rockfish limits with diligence. The last trip had quality blacks and coppers with 4 lings for 10 guys.”
“I heard of some good albacore tuna scores up near Half Moon Bay,” said Todd Fraser of Bayside Marien. “Brad on the Irish caught some quality albacore today. The best area was around 37'19/122'59”.
“A boater trolled for salmon today in the shallow water near Capitola and ended up with a limit of kings,” he noted. “There were other good scores of salmon caught in the back of the harbor.”
“The halibut continue to bite, but you have to deal with the sanddabs and sharks,” he said. “There were a few quality rockfish taken near the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges today.”Back To Reports