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May 23, 2017    Headlines

Invest In YOUR Salmon Future

The weather is flat and foggy and the salmon are chomping just 18 miles SW of the Golden Gate. Jared on the Salty Lady reported good action on Tuesday 5-23 trolling 5 miles west of S Buoy. They were fishing on krill and the fish were coming in flurries with several multiple hookups throughout the day. He regular charter group of 8 anglers landed 12 salmon to 18 pounds and lost nearly as many others. The fish were red hot and jumping and tough to hang onto. Jared says the entire area is loaded with feed and conditions are "spring perfect". They have room Wednesday through Friday but are full for the weekend with room next week.

The salmon bite broke WIDE OPEN on Sunday 5-21. Roger Thomas on the Salty Lady from Sausalito reported  handful of party boats ran south and found early limits to near limits of salmon. Roger reports that John on the New Ray Anne had 19 limits by mid morning or roughly two to three hours effort. They were trolling outside of S buoy just 15 miles SW of Seal Rocks. Party and private boats from Half Moon bay also got in on the action. There is a second group of scattered salmon being caught in the Middle Grounds but the HOT bite is the one outside of S buoy.  The weather was fine with 5 to 12 knots of wind over a 5 to 6 foot swell. Roger on the Salty Lady is running with light loads Tuesday through Friday of the coming week.  The winds have been blowing hard the past four days and continue here on Sunday 4-30. Most party boats have cancels their salmon trips due to the weather past few days. The salmon season is closed through May 14th and reopens on May 15th with a 20" minimum size limit. In the time being when Ma Nature cooperates the rockfish and lings are stacked on around the Farallon Islands and limits of rockfish have been the rule with many boats reporting limits and near limits of lings. When the winds howl along the coast an excellent "plan B" is south bay halibut and stripers where the action has been off the hook for the past couple of weeks.

After the great salmon fishing on Saturday off of the Marin coastline, the action slowed down on Sunday 4-23 with two boats out of Sausalito bringing home 14 salmon to 21 pounds for 32 anglers trolling from Muir Beach to Duxbury.
Ocean salmon season ends this coming Sunday, April 30th, and it will resume again on May 15th with a 20-inch minimum size limit.

The salmon bite broke open on Saturday 4-22. There were actually two schools of fish, one off the Marin coast and a second bite south off Pedro point. Captain Jared on the Salty Lady was on a whale watching trip but passed along a Sausalito report. Two boats the New RayAnne and Hog Heaven had scores of near limits to 14 limits fishing off the Marin Coast. The Easy Rider out of Berkeley had 11 limits. The fish are a solid grade of cookie cutters running 8 to 12 pounds with fish to the high teens in the mix. Jared said the fish were close to home and that the best action was just outside of Duxbury. The second bite was down off Pedro Point where one of the Half Moon Bay boats located fish in 20 fathoms. Jared said that the is lots of hard bait over a very wide area and he is starting to get pumped up as the scores are starting to climb.
The Salty Lady has VERY light loads scheduled for the coming week and the forecast looks great on Monday and Tuesday. With the fish biting NOW is the time to go. Reservations for the Salty Lady can be made at 415 674-3474

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