New On-Line Mad River Tackle Shop

September 29, 2014    Headlines

Dungeness Crab Season Opens Nov. 1st
Rockfish Munching

 Rockfish & Crab Opener
While the salmon season is closed there are some options for readers looking to still enjoy some time on the salt. Matt Dallam with NorthWind charters is running combo halibut and rockfish trips. On Monday 9-29 he reports he is finding easy limits of rockfish and lings down at the Cape but the halibut bite has been hit and miss with scores of 0 to 2 halibut.  He will begin dungeness crab trips on November 1st and he expects easy limits of ten crabs per angler through November.
Tony Sepvevelda with Green Water is currently running salmon trips out of his jet sled on the lower Klamath and reporting great action. Tony will be moving upriver and running salmon and steelie trips on the Trinity through October.
Gary Blassi will be running combo halibut and rockfishing trips through September and will back behind the counter at his shop, Mad River Tackle through the winter months. Gary will be providing us regular Mad river reports between chasing his two young sons around.

It looks like the salmon season is going to end on the same note as it started. On Saturday 8-6 Matt on the Fishy Business reported 5 limits for his clients and one for the captains table (pictured below). They were fishing out in front in 100 feet of water. The fish ran 8 to 22 pounds and most were immature (next year's) fish. The season ends on Sunday at sunset. Over the next few weeks Matt (as well as Gary with Full Throttle) will be running pacific halibut and rockfish trips. In addition Matt will be running dungeness crab trips beginning in November. For some reason crabs you catch yourself always seem to taste better!

Northern California MPAs
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