The Fish Sniffer - Trollers Bag Salmon When Wind Calms Down
Trollers Bag Salmon When Wind Calms Down

Written By: David Hurley, May 25, 2014
Species: Saltwater Salmon Crabs
Location: Bodega Bay,

Wind limited private and party boats during the middle of May, but salmon fishing is good in the deep water off Bodega Head when the boats are able to get out.

If you’re itching to explore Bodega waters for salmon and more, Captain Tim Wong of Norcal Sportfishing Adventures is the man to call. Tim specializes in targeting kings, lings, rockfish, halibut, albacore and crabs from his six pack vessel The Working Girl. Tim can be reached at (707) 228-8322 or visit him on line at

Captain Rick Powers of Bodega Bay Sport Fishing and the 65-foot New Sea Angler was able to make it out on Sunday, May 18 after the winds dropped down on Saturday evening. Powers took advantage of the small window of relative calm to put in 16 salmon to 23 pounds for 16 anglers trolling in 320 feet of water ten miles west/southwest of Bodega Head.

The previous trip prior to the wind returning resulted in 12 salmon to 18 pounds for 15 anglers before pulling the crab pots for limits of Dungeness crab. 

Mike Aughney of USA said, “The salmon action has been more miss than hit during the second week of May with most private boaters working the 40 to 50 Fathom Curve off Bird and Elephant Rocks finding scoring from 0 to 3 fish landed, losing nearly half of the fish hooked.”



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