Saltwater Stripers General Information

Live bait fishing will provide the most consistent fishing in bays and estuaries. Particularly San Francisco Bay. Anchovies and sardines are the most common bait. Terminal tackle consists of a three way swivel with a sinker on a short dropper and the bait hooked through the nose on a short shank hook. Look for structure into which the tide will push bait fish. In the San Francisco Bay, popular spots are the South Tower of the Golden gate Bridge and the rocky underwater spots near the islands in Marin County.

Recent Saltwater Stripers Articles & Reports

Incredible Striper Action Exploding In Central Bay

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
May 15, 2015

(East Bay) It’s been several years since we’ve had epic striper action inside the bay to rival the fishing that is taking place right now. In addition to the stripers, halibut are being caught and outstanding rockfish and lingcod action...

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Boaters Head To Big Sur For Big Sacks Of Lingcod And Rockfish

Written By: Dan Bacher,
May 15, 2015

(Moss Landing) Anglers are catching limits and near-limits of lingcod and rockfish on trips to the Big Sur coast.

 A Point Sur trip aboard the Kahuna on Friday, May 1, produced 72 lingcod, 154 rockfish, 35 copper rockfish and 51 vermilion...

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Sturgeon Continue To Gobble Eel And Roe

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
April 1, 2015

(Martinez) Sturgeon are on the prowl in Suisun Bay and the Carquinez Straights. The fish are taking a variety of baits, but lamprey eel and salmon roe are producing the most consistent results.

Captain James Smith of California Dawn...

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Tips & Tactics for Saltwater Stripers
The Fine Points Of Bay Area Live Bait Fishing

The Fine Points Of Bay Area Live Bait Fishing

Written By: Cal Kellogg

Both halibut and stripers are showing in San Francisco Bay and there is already a substantial amount of bait in the form of anchovy...

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Surf Striper Lures

Surf Striper Lures

Written By: Steve ‘Hippo’ Lau

It wasn't too long ago (or so it seems to old guys like me!) that surf fishing for stripers was a "manly" sort of endeavor.

The ten to...

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Bank Fishing The Fantastic Waters Of San Francisco Bay!

Bank Fishing The Fantastic Waters Of San Francisco Bay!

Written By: Cal Kellogg

I grew up in the Bay Area and learned the productivity of fishing the rich waters of San Francisco Bay at an early age. Indeed, some of my...

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