July 29, 2015    Headlines

Salmon Picks Up/ Rockfish biting

Fort Bragg:
The salmon fishing has been slow off Ft Bragg but with the Eureka fleet catching limits for the past three plus weeks the bite could turn around at anytime. On Tuesday 7-28 Captain Justin Wilder of Hooked on Mendo Sport Fishing continued to rockfish with both morning and afternoon trips producing just shy of rockfish limits plus a handful of ling cod and cabezon.

Fort Bragg:
You should have been here yesterday as the salmon bite went off on Wednesday 7-8 as Scott Marran of Yuba City loaded up with limits of salmon trolling off of the Cleone Reef on his ocean boat, the  aptly named, ‘Rather Be Lucky.’ The bite died on Thursday with only a few fish landed out of all of the boats in the fleet.
Captain Justin Wilder of Hooked on Mendo Sport Fishing was prepared for the salmon slowdown, as he filled his bait tank with some sand dabs for ling cod. He said, “We trolled for a bit, but it was obvious that the bite was off, so we switched up and went bottom fishing for limits of ling cod and rockfish. The water has cooled down to 58 degrees within the past few days, and out of the past 10 trips, we are only 4 ling cod shy of limits all around.” The commercial salmon boats headed south to Point Arena, and Wilder is going to take a look for salmon in deeper water on Friday. The water is clear, and there are reports of dorado landed 12 miles off of Fort Bragg.

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