The salmon bite is finally picking up and party boats are
reporting scores of just under a fish per rod to a fish and
a half. The even better news is that the Sonoma coast saw a
push of huge fish today as well and these fish will moving
into the waters off the Golden Gate in the coming weeks.
On Sunday 7-27 the Emeryville Sportfishing Center had
two boats trolling and one mooching. The Salmon Queen and
Sundance were trolling and reported a collective 19 salmon
to 29 pounds for 14 anglers. Harry on the New Seeker was
mooching and reported 6 salmon to 23 pounds for 15 anglers
adding a big bonus, a 50 pound white seabass. The Huck Finn,
Superfish and C Gull were rockfishing and then a couple
broke away for salmon after limiting on white meat. Their
collective score was 61 limits of rockfish, 42 lings to 17
pounds and 13 salmon to 27 pounds. The salmon fleet was
fishing all along the Marin Coast. The salmon currently off
the Sonoma coast
(boats are reporting fish all in the 15 to 25 class on
average with lots of 30+ in the mix)
are hugging the beach and usually when they have this
pattern they stay shallow. I would expect that this coming
week and into August, Duxbury, Rocky Point, Slide Ranch and
the edge of the North Bar will be the top producing areas
for Golden Gate anglers. Many readers have been waiting on
the side lines for the fish to show. Now is the time
to get off the bench and play!
We are back from Alaska and are trying to get reports
updated as quickly as possible. We will be posting updates
throughout the weekend so stay tuned.
During our absence the salmon bite has perked up and overall
we are seeing scores of + / - a fish per rod for party boats
and up to three limits being reported by private boaters
working the length of the Marin coast on Saturday 7-26.
Roger Thomas of the Salty Lady out of Sausalito reported
that 2nd Captain Jerad Davis put in a solid score
on Thursday 7-25 with 8 salmon to 27-pounds for 6
anglers working up the Marin coastline. He said, “These are
all big fish, and if you go home with one of these, you will
have to be satisfied.” He added that Captain Jacky Douglas
on the Wacky Jacky out of San Francisco was the highliner on
Wednesday with 16 salmon for 11 anglers. Thomas is running
open load salmon trips on Sunday and from Monday through
Thursday of next week.
Emeryville Sportfishing has has been sending
boats in search of salmon as well.
The New Seeker out of Emeryville Sport Fishing mooched up 7
salmon to 22-pounds for 9 anglers while the Sundance and the
New Salmon Queen trolled for 11 salmon to 25-pounds for a
combined 16 anglers along with 2 halibut to 28-pounds.
The Happy Hooker out of Berkeley went up the Marin coast on
Tuesday for 20 limits of rockfish, 18 ling cod, and one
20-pound halibut. They have open loads on Friday and Sunday
during the weekend.