Rockfish Solid As Crab Opener Looms
Albacore action remains a possibility with Captain Rick Powers of Bodega Bay Sport Fishing planning four trips during the third week of October.
Captain Vince Orsini of the Miss Anita said, “The warm water break is still out around 45 miles west of the harbor, and although the water has cooled a bit, there is still a temperature break along the 124 line.”
The tuna action was very good on Saturday, October 5 before northwest winds made it impossible to venture out.
Rockfishing remains solid with Powers putting in 15 limits of quality rockfish north of the harbor on Saturday, October 12 to go with 17 lingcod to 19 pounds. He said, “Those that were working the bottom were rewarded with big coppers, browns, and vermilions, while those working off of the bottom found huge black rockfish willing to bite.” They were back at the docks by noon after filling the sacks with rockfish.
Orsini said, “The quality of rockfish has been very good, and although we have had to work to find a good bite, limits continue to be the rule along with good days for ling cod averaging 10-pounds.”
He has trolled for salmon at the mouth of the Russian River on his last few rockfish trips, but they haven’t found any willing biters
The Dungeness crab opener is only a couple of weeks away on November 2 and the Bodega Bay campgrounds will be filled well in advance of this popular opener, and interested anglers are advised to make their reservations as soon as possible.Back To Reports