Lingcod And Stripers Provide Outstanding Action, While Salmon Continue To Show
Never mind the fact that the albacore bite that had been taking place fairly near the Farallons has slowed, anglers departing from the Berkeley Marina are finding epic action while targeting lingcod and stripers and the salmon bite has been consistent too.
Captain James Smith of California Dawn Sportfishing has been putting his client on limits of lingcod while fishing the north coast from Point Reyes to Duxbury. The average ling goes 8 pounds and the largest fish range up to 20. Mooching live or frozen bait has been the most consistently productive approach, but hardware and swimbaits are hooking fish too.
Inside the bay, Captain Jim Smith of Happy Hooker Sportfishing has been working San Pablo Bay for stripers with very good success when he’s not chasing lingcod and rockfish outside the gate. Most of the fish are schoolies, but the action is non-stop once you find the fish.
Captains Joe and Joey Gallia of New Easy Rider Sportfishing are now offering mixed bag rockfish and salmon trips. The salmon bite has slowed in terms of numbers. The average trolling adventure has been producing around a fish per rod, but the average size is great with fish running 15 to 25 pounds.Back To Reports