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May 29, 2015    Headlines

Marin Coast Salmon
Rockfish Opens

The salmon bite has been picking up outside the Golden Gate this past week. It's not wide open but we saw some fish per rod scores of some quality fish on Friday 5-29. Jared Davis was at the helm of the Salty Lady and reported 14 salmon for 13 anglers with fish to 20 pounds. Sean Baker from Santa Rosa took the jack pot. They were trolling close to home off Muir beach and Jared said the bait is stacked up thick over a wide area. There were just a few party boats out but most saw scores north of a fish per rod. The Salty Lady has lots of space open for salmon trips. Out of Emeryville they have both salmon trips, rockfish and live bait rockfish/ lings/ bay buts and bass trips available daily. The weather was calm today and looks good into the weekend.

It's that time of year that this writer takes off to open up our vacation home on the Kenai peninsula. We will be leaving the laptop at home and will return with full reports on Monday June 8th.  In the time being please contact our sponsors or visit their websites for current reports, information and bookings.
Until then... good fishing!
Mike Aughney

The Sausalito boats continue to put in the effort to locate salmon, and three boats ran up the Marin coast from Muir Beach towards Buoy 1 on Sunday 5-24 with 35 passengers scoring 26 salmon to 18 pounds. This score was much better than on Saturday with two boats putting in 9 salmon to 22 pounds for 36 fishermen. They weren’t able to fish offshore due to the wind, so they hugged the coastline and found a few fish along with incredible amounts of feed.
Rockfishing was a solid option with the Sea Wolf out of Emeryville Sport Fishing running to the Islands on Saturday for 212 rockfish and 37 lings to 15 pounds for 24 anglers.
Captain James Smith of the California Dawn out of Berkeley went up the Marin coastline for 185 rockfish including a cabezon, 12 ling cod along with a pair of striped bass and halibut back inside the bay for 19 anglers.

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For readers looking for an Alaska adventure we still have a few weeks available at our Kenai peninsula vacation cabin in 2015
Our fully equipped, coastal home sits on three wilderness acres on the "middle Kenai peninsula". 
Being centrally located we are within 30 minutes of five rivers including the Kenai, Kasilof and Anchor and just 20 minutes north of the saltwater tractor launches in Ninilchik and Deep Creek.
Most of our guests do a combination of fishing on their own and a day or three of guided river, fly-out or saltwater trips between trips. With our centrally based location your options are unlimited.
For all our guest's we include a three hour tutorial (at our Sebastopol home) covering tackle, tactics, and everything between. We can also hook you up with our network of some of the best guide, charter and fly-out contacts in the area.

The three bedroom/ 2 bath cabin comfortably sleeps 6 and weekly rates are just $1500 per week (Sunday to Sunday). Additional info and pictures can be found here.
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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.

Upcoming Events:
USAFishing proudly supports the many fishery and wildlife organizations that benefit anglers and hunters throughout Northern California. Does your organization have an upcoming event? Contact us at and we will gladly post your group's information on our reports pages.

Golden Gate Salmon Association

Golden Gate Fishermen's Association

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.

The California Dawn / Berkeley 510 773-5511  

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5-day plot - Wind Speed at 46026

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