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July 02, 2015    Headlines

Salmon Hit and Miss
Rockfish Limits

 The rockfish action remains great while private and six pack boats are scratching up a few salmon. On Thursday 7-2 Rick on the New Sea Angler ran south and reported limits of all quality rockfish. In the sacks hanging on the rail his 25 clients had limits of rockies including 40 plus vermilion, 60 quillbacks, a bunch of browns and a smaller mix of quality yellows adding 42 lings to 17 pounds. Rick said that private boaters reported a few very scattered fish off the River in 180 feet and Elephant rock  inside of 80. He said the weather was flat with no wind along the beach and just a 3 foot lazy swell. Rick has room over the holiday weekend. We did not receive any private boater reports today. Funny how some readers whine if we don't update this report for a couple of days and the same readers never give us any feedback.

The rockfish and crabbing remains on fire. The crabbing season closes on Tuesday June 30th but with the HUGE pot counts anglers can look forward to a great opener next November. On Tuesday 6-30 Rick reported 32 limits of rockfish adding 9 lings. In the crab gear they pulled through a dozen or so pots of full limits of crabs.
Rick was not out on Wednesday July 1st but we received two private boater reports. Good friend Skip L. stopped by our house this afternoon and dropped off a couple of salmon steaks. Fishing off Elephant Rock they hooked four fish and landed two going 12 and 28 pounds trolling in 80 to 120 feet. We in turn changed our dinner plans.
Bob D reported one salmon and one lost off Tomales Point after running up the hill to Ft Ross for limits of rockfish and lings for three anglers this morning. There are a few second hand reports of halibut being taken along Ten Mile and on the bat off Tomales bay.
Just a reminder to readers (and the one who reported limits of crabs today and got away with it) that the dungeness crab season is now closed. The season reopens in November.

On Monday 6-29 Rick on the New Sea Angler reported 46 limits of rockfish adding 13 lings to 14 pounds and 46 full limits of crabs. Rockfish looks to be the main attraction until or the salmon show in better numbers. There have been a few halibut taken but private boaters working along Ten Mile beach.
The word around the internet grapevine was that a few private boats tried for tuna over the weekend with none found off Bodega bay. Boats out of Fort Bragg landed up to 11 fish on Sunday fishing 30 to 35 miles out. Most boats saw 0 to 4 fish scores but there are some favorable fingers of warm water developing offshore.

 On Friday 6-26 Rick on the New Sea Angler reported in with 25 limits of rockfish, 4 lings and 25 limits of crabs. He said that the rockfish were mostly coppers and browns with very few school fish in the mix. Rick said that on the salmon front there has been a few very scattered fish taken off the River and Timber Cove but even the local commercial fleet is not finding much love or fish.

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With the Point Arena, San Francisco and Bodega Bay buoys all out of service it's been tough to judge conditions. There are some land based weather stations, wave rider and even webcams that readers can use to assess current conditions.  The Point Reyes wind observations or wave conditions at the San Francisco wave rider buoy are good tools for Golden Gate anglers.  For Bodega Bay anglers you can use both the Point Reyes wind observations and the Bodega Bay Marine lab web cam at Horseshoe Cove and conditions at the Point Arena light house. For Monterey based anglers looking for conditions inside Monterey bay can use the Monterey Bay Aquarium buoy.




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