Rockfish Consistent- Salmon Moving Quickly
The albacore are biting both above and below this section of the coast, and Captain Rick Powers has reported excellent conditions for longfins while observing off shore on recent nature trips.
With the great albacore action off of Fort Bragg and above, it is only a matter of time before the longfins pop up out of Bodega Bay.
Salmon fishing has been in ‘fits and spurts’ with the fish moving quickly south down the coastline. After two days of no action, Captain Vince Orsini on the Miss Anita trolled up limits of salmon averaging from 10 to 18-pounds at depths from 60 to 100 feet off of Carmet on Saturday, August 31, following this up with another 5 salmon for 4 anglers on September 1 in the same area.
Mike Aughney of USA Fishing said, “This has been a most unusual month of August with no rhyme or pattern to the salmon action over the past month.”
Private boater James Hayes on the ‘Semper Fi’ reported one skiff picked up 5 salmon within three hours in the afternoon on August 31 trolling the bottom at depths in 70 to 80 feet in front of Elephant Rock with watermelon Apex lures and Rotary Salmon Killers.
Rockfishing remains solid for limits of assorted species along any of the reefs north or south of the harbor, and the ling counts remain strong. The Dungeness crab opener is only 8 weeks away on November 2Back To Reports