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October 26, 2017    Headlines

Halibut Bite Drops Off But Most Interest Out the Gate

The Bays:

By Dave Hurley

Captain Jim Smith, retired 40 year party boat captain of the Happy Hooker, reported good bass action in the bay with his son James on the California Dawn with limits of striped bass near Mission Rocks in the south bay on Sunday 10-22.

Keith Fraser of Loch Lomond Bait and Tackle said, “The bass fishing was slower on Sunday despite the great weather as it was hard for skiffs to pick up legal bass. There have been some good counts on the anchor with shrimp baits near the Pumphouse for stripers in the 5 to 7-pound category, and these are much larger than those landed by drifting or trolling. There have been reports of a few sturgeon including an oversized lost off of McNear’s Pier. The World Series starts on Tuesday, but the ‘World Series Striped Bass Bite’ has basically lasted throughout the year.” Loch Lomond has live grass shrimp, live anchovies, live pile worms, live mudsuckers, live bullheads, and live ghost shrimp in the tanks.


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