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Limits of Striped Bass

by MIKE RESCINO / Lovely Martha Sportfishing
Captain Mike Rescino called in late this afternoon with an update from the Lovely Martha out of Fisherman’s Wharf.  Today we had 13 anglers on a 1/2 day trip catch 26 Striped Bass (limits).  We hooked well over 200 fish
(More...) (Monday, April 24, 2017)

Spiny Lobster Report Cards Due by April 30

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds 2016-2017 Spiny Lobster Report Card holders to submit online or return their cards by April 30, 2017, as required by law. The cards must be reported even if no lobsters were
(More...) (Monday, April 24, 2017)

Striper Limits at 8 AM

by JAY YOKOMIZO / New Huck Finn Sportfishing
Captain Jay Yokomizo sent us a text message around 8:15 AM. Captain Jay said, "We caught 20 limits of Striped Bass by 8 AM this morning. We are now on the hunt for Halibut"
(More...) (Monday, April 24, 2017)

J&M Update

The staff from J&M Sportfishing in Monterey, CA checked in tonight with an update from the fishing grounds. Today we had 4 Salmon today for 5 anglers on the Sur Randy today with Captain JJ. The Chubasco brought in
(More...) (Sunday, April 23, 2017)

Striped Bass

by TOM ZIZZO / Wild Wave Sportfishing
Our six passengers experienced wide open Striped Bass fishing today in the South Bay yielding six limits up to 6 lbs. 
(More...) (Sunday, April 23, 2017)

Hog Heaven Scores!

by SEAN HODGES / Hog Heaven Sportfishing
Captain Sean Hodges checked in this even from the Hog Heaven out of Sausalito, CA.  We had 26 Salmon up to 19 pounds for 14 anglers.  We have lots of room all this week and next weekend. If you would like
(More...) (Saturday, April 22, 2017)

Limits Style Fishing

by JON YOKOMIZO / Sea Wolf Sportfishing
Captain Jon Yokomizo checked in the Sea Wolf out of Fish Emeryville in Emeryville, CA.  Today the Sea Wolf fished at the Farrallon Islands in nice weather.  Our 28 anglers ended up with 280 Rockfish (limits) and 56 Lingcod (limits
(More...) (Saturday, April 22, 2017)

Sentinel/Herald Fish Report

Monterey Bay anglers enjoyed another week of decent fishing. Besides a few rain showers, and a day or two of south winds, the weather was generally cooperative. Most important, there are fish in the bay and they are biting. By
(More...) (Friday, April 21, 2017)

Sausalito Salmon Report

by JOHNNY ATKINSON / New Rayann Sportfishing
Today the New Rayann had 10 anglers caught 6 salmon to 13lbs. We have room all of this week and next week also before we have shut down the first two weeks of May open back up on the 15
(More...) (Thursday, April 20, 2017)

Properly Catching and Releasing Fish while Taking Photos?

by CARRIE WILSON / California Department of Fish and Game
Question: My friends and I are all fly fishermen who promote catch and release fishing rather than taking fish for consumption. Many other fishermen, fishing guides and lodges, as well as most fly fishing magazines also claim to share this philosophy
(More...) (Thursday, April 20, 2017)

Klamath and Trinity closed for fall-run kings in 2017

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The fall-run Chinook fishery on both the Klamath and Trinity rivers will be closed in 2017. The California Fish and Game Commission last Thursday voted to close both rivers to the take of any size Chinook salmon after the fall
(More...) (Thursday, April 20, 2017)

Are Ducks In Heaven?

by DON E. WEBSTER / My Outdoor Buddy
Author’s Note: Inevitably, this time of year causes me to reminisce about the many great experiences I've had in the outdoors, many of which were spent in the marshes with friends. I'd like to share a chapter from my book,
(More...) (Wednesday, April 19, 2017)

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