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April 13, 2015    Headlines

Salmon At the Deep Reef

Half Moon Bay
After the spurt of salmon for good action early last week, the bite has become soft with private boats struggling for one or two fish and party boats working hard for less than fish per rod over the weekend. Two Sausalito boats ran down the San Mateo coastline at the northern edge of the Deep Reef for 15 salmon to 19 pounds for 36 anglers while Emeryville Sport Fishing didn’t send out a salmon boat on Sunday 4-12 after picking up 9 salmon to 17 pounds for 26 anglers on Saturday. Private boats are finding salmon relatively high in the water column at 40 feet in depth, and they are loaded with pompano. It appears that the fish are moving quickly in search of bait.  
Captain Jerad Davis of the Salty Lady took a short two-hour trip after whale watching on Sunday, and they came up with a quality salmon for their effort – the first salmon on the Salty Lady decks this season since they are whale watching out of Half Moon Bay until mid-May. They are scheduling open load salmon trips out of Half Moon Bay during the week.


Party boats found fish per rod action trolling inside of the Deep Reef on Thursday 4-9. Dennis Baxter on the New Captain Pete said they got off to a tough start. After losing the first 6 fish they finally found their rhythm. The ended the day with 7 salmon to 9 pounds for 7 anglers. Dennis said if they could have held onto all their opportunities they woulda coulda shoulda of had limits. Dennis said he started at the Deep Reef and worked in about three miles where a couple of the "City Boys" were finding good action mid morning. Overall scores were right at a fish per rod with a couple seeing nearly a fish and a half. Boats are dialing in and I would bet skippers are looking forward to getting back out on Friday. Dennis also said that there were a couple of reports of up to three limits on private boats that ran down to Davenport. That's a 38 mile cruise so a much better bet for private boaters is the bite at the Deep Reef. The weather was flat today and the forecast calls for good weather on Friday and NW winds returning this weekend into early next week.
Dennis has lots of room available daily
 

Deep Reef Salmon
As we reported yesterday we though the Deep Reef area off Half Moon Bay would produce the best salmon action as the winds laid out after Tuesday's wind and rain. That is exactly what happened on Wednesday 4-8. Roger Thomas on the Salty Lady out of Sausalito reported that two boats from that harbor the Ray Anne and Outer Limits had a combined 41 salmon for 25 anglers to 18 pounds. Most of the fish were cookie cutter 6 to 8 pounders with a few bigger fish in the mix. Roger said both were trolling at the Deep Reef of 19 miles from Seal Rocks or 11 miles outside of Half Moon Bay. The weather was calm with less than 5 knots of wind over a 6 to 7 foot swell. The forecast calls for good weather through Friday with NW winds returning over the weekend. This is an excellent weather window to get out and enjoy good fishing and light loads. Roger on the Salty Lady has room as does the Emeryville Sportfishing Center. Out of Half Moon Bay Dennis on the New Captain Pete has room on both Thursday and Friday. Support the boats that make this site possible. Without them we could not provide these reports.


Weather Laying Down
The rains and wind have departed to the east here on Tuesday 4-7. The marine forecast calls for calm weather Wednesday through Friday. Higher winds are forecasted to return by the weekend so the next three days is the best window for salmon anglers to get in on the action. So far, the best scores have been around the Deep Reef off of Half Moon Bay. This is where we expect both the Half Moon Bay and Golden Gate party boats to be concentrating their efforts in the coming days. Fish per rod action was reported on Easter Sunday in less than ideal conditions and with calm weather we should see some real improvement in scores. Out of Half Moon Bay the New Captain Pete has room daily. Out of the Golden Gate Emeryville Sportfishing and the Salty Lady out of Sausalito all have room. Reports here will be updated as boats get out. Jump on board and be the first to get in on the action.


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