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July 27, 2014    Headlines

Salmon Bite Picks Up
Rockfish and Lings on Marin Coast

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 out multiple 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.

Regulations for the MLPAs are now in effect from Pt Arena to Pigeon Point. Anglers need to know which areas are affected and the regulations and the boundaries of the different zones. Please use this link and be sure to print a map for these areas to carry with you.

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Party Boat Contacts:
The Emeryville Sportfishing Center is currently booking salmon and potluck trips begin in late April. They have a great promotion that when you take six trips your "lucky" seventh trip is free. This is good on any of their boats. Reservations can be made at 510 654-6040.

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