Visitor Comments and Letters - February '98

These messages have been edited. Although I feel the content is of interest, Iwant to provide as much privacy as possible to the various people who have takentime to comment. Let me know if you feel this is an interesting page. KJ


Date: February 1, 1998
To: Ken Jones
From: Dennis Herndon <dherndon@tcsn.net>
Subject: URL Change

Hi Ken,

Please change the URL pointing to my link at your next update. Thanks.......Good Fishin....

Dennis' Fishing Page
http://www.tcsn.net/bherndon/default2.htm

Dennis <*))))))))))><(

Hi Dennis,

No problem, it will be done at the next change.

Best wishes, Ken




Date: February 1, 1998
To: Ken Jones
From: Jack
Subject: Pier Fishing in California

Ken, If you visit my page you will see in-depth descriptions of six fishing trips from January. The locations include: Berkeley Pier, Pacifica Pier, Morro Bay Rock, Cayucos Pier, San Simeon Pier, Santa Cruz Wharf and Greyhound Rock.

Check them out and feel free to use any information you need. Jack

The page is located at: http://members.tripod.com/~sccoe/newsletter.html

Ken Jones wrote:

> Hi Jack,
>
> Just wondered if you had any January trips that should be included in my monthly report?

> Best wishes, Ken Jones, The Pier Fisherman




Date: February 1, 1998
To: Ken Jones
From: Gordo
Subject: your web site

Hi Capt.

Its a great site .... very, very informative. Wish you would do a site like this on the sport fishing landings up and down the coast.

Thanks

Ed ... alias gordo

Hi Gordo,

Thanks for your kind words.

Best wishes, Ken Jones, The Pier Fisherman




Date: February 3, 1998
To: Ken Jones
From: Matt
Subject: Just a comment on the Weather

Hey Ken,

Just printed out the new February report. Interesting on how this weather has been affecting everything and everyone on the coast. Well, I have been going to the Pillar Point Pier a lot in the past couple weeks and I have about three words for it: crappy, crappy, crappy! The water has been very very muddy. The fishes' bite was almost completely put off. It just plain sucks! I am thinking about trying Candlestick Point where the water might be protected and clear. I also have a question, since you've done far more saltwater fishing than I. I need to know a big tip. When you fish for striped bass, what exactly do you do? Do you possibly use a high low surf leader or a trolley rig or a sliding live bait leader? Do you fish the top or bottom? I just want to know because I am tired of small game. I want something that will put up a fight and be worth keeping. If you can answer this for me, that would be great. Thanx!

Matt




Date: February 4, 1998
To: Ken Jones
From: Cary
Subject: HELP!!!!

Mr.Jones

My name is Cary G......Some one referred me to your page, in regards to San Mateo's fishing pier. You see, I'm what you would call the king pier rat of this pier -- until six or seven months ago, when my heart was broken, because it was closed. In your page you said it would be up in running in November. Would that be November (98), or would that have been (97)? Also, if you have any more information, as to exactly what they're doing to that pier, I would love to hear it.

Well Mr. Jones I would like to thank you so much for your time and may all your fishing trips in '98 be great!!!!!!!!

Hi Cary,

I'm sorry to tell you this but it looks like November '98. Evidently the work is connected to the bridge. To find out more, check out the Comments Page (December I think) and the message where I received the original information. The reporter listed a Cal Trans site that could be checked for further information. Sorry!

By the way, if you fish the South Bay piers, drop me a report and I'll stick it in my Monthly Report. I'm always looking for new reporters and hope that eventually I will have a person for every pier in the state.

Best wishes and good fishing, Ken Jones, The Pier Fisherman

Mr.Jones


Thank you so much for your rapid response! I will take a look at that December report. If I do go out to Candlestick Point Pier, or Santa Cruz Pier, or well any other pier, I will be sure to inform you of my accomplishments or failures.

Actually there is one I'm also very fond of. That is in Antioch, right next to the Nejedly Bridge, or more commonly known as the Antioch Bridge. Unfortunately it looks like a pier, but it's not classified as one. I say this because Fish and Game live next door to this pier, or should I say fishing spot, and always check for our fishing licenses. If you're on a pier fishing you don't need a license. Well they seem to think otherwise. Well anyway, I'm all for the Fish and Game, and I'm not complaining, but just wondering if you know of this spot. I know I do and I love it. I'm a veteran so called pier rat out there!!!! Soon as El-Nino takes a couple of days off, I will definitely be back in action out there.

Hey well I'm sure I've talked your ear off enough. Thanks again for you help!

Pier Rat # 1

Hi Cary,

Yes, I'm very familiar with the pier since my mom lives in Pittsburg. I always catch striped bass when I visit the pier but most of them are too small to keep. Also caught a couple of Sacramento squawfish there.

As said, let me know how you do.

Best wishes, Ken




Date: February 4, 1998
To: Ken Jones
From: Boyd
Subject: Stuff

Ken -

I guess we won't be fishing for awhile -- so much storm surf. We have had 15' waves breaking over the Santa Barbara Pier which closed it down for awhile. Not that much damage though. Hueneme Pier lost the other half of its Tee. Ventura seems to be holding its own. Haven't had a chance to check out Goleta or Gaviota but haven't seen anything in the papers about problems there.

The runoff through the creeks and rivers is huge -- Lake Cachuma rose over 18' in just 12 hours! The dam spilled yesterday and Santa Ynez river is running bank to bank to the ocean. Might be some good steelhead fishing this year -- last year the papers mentioned someone who had caught 5 large steelhead in the spillpond below the dam . Can steelhead be caught surf fishing?

Later.

Boyd

Hi Boyd,

Sounds like the storm of '83!

Would appreciate it if you could send me any articles that might be in your local paper.

Best wishes, Ken




Date: February 7, 1998
To: Ken Jones
From: Tom
Subject: Are you ready?

Hey Ken,

The recent storms should drive huge sharks toward closer waters where the pier guys can catch them. All my friends have been waiting for this... I was down to Cabrillo after the storm, but before the big storm the pier was packed with people (weekend of course). The bait fish have come back... Macks are acting kinda weird and people are catching them early morning. Some guys caught a bucket of them but others came home empty handed. I think they are down deep so people using floats are out of luck. I myself caught a baby halibut using lures they are kinda active, and yellow croakers are being caught in a few very small pockets of schools (micro size ones). Also stressed out seals came in and one got caught in an idiot's line. The idiot also decided to fight the thing with his pole, poor thing. Anyway hope you catch lots of frantic sharks coming in to find food.

Hi Tom,

Sounds interesting! Go catch Jaws. By the way, any damage to piers down there?

Best wishes, Ken


Hey!

The Cabrillo pier seems to be fine, it's protected by the breakwater. But I'm not totally sure, other piers in the harbor were damaged. Like a berth floated away and the fire dept. had to go and re-connect it back, and some of the pilings from the other berths I also fish near seem loose, but I don't think they are rain related. On the beach I saw some debris from piers but Cabrillo seems fine. Other piers, I'm not so sure, they say Malibu survived the storms (I don't know how). I don't know about the other piers I'm just going to try for jaws or something. But I will have to wait for the next storm to pass by before I do that. Anyway, happy fish'n.

Tom

Hi Tom,

Thanks for the report. I guess the pier at Point Hueneme suffered some damage but that's the only one I heard so far.

Good fishing, Ken




Date: February 7 , 1998
To: Ken Jones
From: Boyd
Subject: Misc.

Attached are pictures of Hueneme and Santa Barbara Piers. I tried to scan some newspaper articles for you but they didn't come out well enough (the pictures are just barely usable.)

Send me your snailmail address and I will forward the articles to you.

Read (and enjoyed) the report this month from Goleta -- now I realize the "big one that got away" I mentioned last time must have been a large bat ray. I'm going back the first high tide following a night of full moon (weather permitting) to see if I can duplicate their success.

He makes a good addition to your "staff" of reporters ... what about the possibility of "roving reporters"? Where we would send additional reports when we fish away from home. It's always nice to read someone else's impression and experiences of "your" pier.

Body

Hi Boyd,

Sounds liken this weather is affecting the entire state. As of this morning, three of the normal five ways into our valley are blocked by either flooding or mud slides -- but life goes on.

My snail mail address is: P.O. Box 529
Boonville, CA 95415

As for the reporters, I'm beginning to get more each month -- I think. Eventually it would be neat to list all of them and to have some way that all were connected (and it shouldn't be too hard to use the site to do that). A beginning might be when people begin to get Pier Rat T-shirts; that will provide some recognition of commonalty.

It's something additional to work on! By the way, the site will soon have a new look to it and hopefully be a little easier to read. I like the current color schemes but people still comment that they have a problem reading the frames information. So, we're changing it. Let me know what you think when the changeover takes place. We're also archiving the old Potpourri/Games 'n Things Page and adding a Merchandise Page for the Books/T-shirts/??? items.

Best wishes,

Ken




Date: February 11, 1998
To: Ken Jones
From: Blaine B
Subject: Monsoon!

Hey Ken,

Hope you survived the monsoon; man, it wiped out the beach, they lost at least six boats out at Port San Luis. I was out fishing for perch two weeks ago the day she blew in. Two other guys and I caught some beautiful barred surf perch 14" -16" long with some nice girth.. Anyway, I went down yesterday but there was so much trash in the water that I couldn't even keep my line in the water... Hey, check out this web page and let me know what you think.

bpscottdesign.com go to the fishing report.

Happy hookin'

Blaine

Hi Blaine,

I checked out the page and saw some dude with a pretty nice halibut -- congratulations! Sounds like things have been rough down there (as they are up here), hope the piers didn't suffer too much damage.

Best wishes, Ken




Date: February 11, 1998
To: Ken Jones
From: Jeff G
Subject: Berkeley Pier

Ken:

I have been out a couple of times lately. Once during the day--fully decked out in rain gear, the other time at night. Lots and I mean lots of Kingfish and Bullhead are being caught. I usually walk the length of the pier and I have seen nothing but Kingfish and Bullheads taken. Anchovies seem to be the best right now. Occasionally a fish is landed on squid. Not much else happening.

Seems like these are all females with eggs in them. At least the ones I caught were. Is this Kingfish breeding season?

Jeff G

Jeff,

According to the experts kingfish spawn from November to April -- so I guess you hit it right on the nose.

Good fishing, Ken




Date: February 21, 1998
To: Ken Jones
From: Shawn C
Subject: Fishing on the piers

I have a few questions for you. First, where do you buy bloodworms? Steve and myself went to a pet store and they sold use some but they were not the right ones.

Question 2 is what do you mean by legal halibut? Is there a limit on the pier we are not aware of? We go to Newport Pier to fish and have had no luck finding the bloodworms that others use. Please let me know if you can help?

Hi Shawn,

I wish I could help you on the bloodworms but I'm not sure if I can. You used to be able to get bloodworms at Baldy's Bait and Tackle at the foot of the pier but they closed last year. Your next best bet is the bait shop over on PCH down near the bay (and I can't remember the name). You will only find bloodworms at bait shops since they are shipped in from the East Coast. I used to be able to get some mussels on the rocks at the Newport jetty and sometimes there would be good bait like small crabs and worms mixed in with the mussels. But that was many, many years ago and I'm not sure of the current status.

I do know that Norm's Bait up on PCH just south of Seal Beach carries a good amount of live bait but that is a long way to go -- and there should be a good bait shop closer to Newport. Have you tried down by the Balboa Pavilion and Davey's Locker? I suggest you check out the yellow pages under bait.

As for halibut, they have to be 22 inches long to keep them, no matter where you are fishing. The best bait for them is a lively anchovy, small smelt, or small, small mackerel -- and all are easy to catch with a bait rig if they are around.

By the way, are you a regular at the Newport or Balboa Pier? I'm looking for reporters for both piers.

Best wishes, Ken Jones, The Pier Fisherman




Date: February 21, 1998
To: Boyd
From: Ken Jones
Subject: Goleta and Gaviota

Hi Boyd,

Just wondering if the weather allowed any fishing this month?

Best wishes, Ken


Ken -

No fishing at all since I last wrote -- its just been one storm after another. The entire beach at the west side of the Goleta pier is gone and half the lawn area as well -- now there is just a 4-foot cliff in front of the palm trees! I noticed also that the staff at Gaviota is now parking outside the park for fear the creek will flood the parking lot like it did in "83 (?).

Hope everything is going well for you. Boyd

Boyd,

Thanks for the information. Sounds like this weather is screwing up the entire coast. But things will improve!!!

Ken




Date: February 22, 1998
To: Ken Jones
From: Shawn C
Subject: Bait

Hi Ken,

Thanks for the info. We are somewhat regulars. We go when we can from San Bernadino. We just returned. It was cool and a little wet. The sculpin were on a heavy bite. No large fish were caught. but there were some tom cod and larger smelt hitting. It was great, we saw a gray whale about 45 yards off the end of the pier at dusk. It surfaced twice. The other guys on the pier were the ones that told us that it was a gray whale. I am from Oklahoma so all I know is it was one hell of a fish. There were 2 larger hook ups, one ran spooling the guys line but he was a little on the slow side in setting the hook so he missed that. Then, another guy hooked in to something that was huge. He got it to straight down and it hugged the bottom. Then he broke the 20lb test so we did not see that. Some other people caught a large crab of some sort. We were getting hits on frozen anchovies and some were getting hits on squid. Two people also pulled a starfish to the top and as normal the sea lions were around. Hope this will help.... will let you know when we head that way again.

Shawn

Hi Shawn,

Thanks for your report -- I'll put it in this month's report.

Best wishes and let me know if I can help you in the future.

Best wishes, Ken Jones




Date: February 22, 1998
To: Mike Katz
From: Ken Jones
Subject: Stearns Wharf

Hi Mike,

Is the pier open or has it been damaged? I hope the weather is better down there than it is up here.

Best, Ken Jones


Hi Ken! Have been meaning to write to you.

I have been out of business since the first of Feb. due to wharf repair. We lost about 50 pilings and 150 deck boards. Also the NOA shack at the end of the wharf is gone along with the fog horn, etc.. My shop was not damaged but everything holding it up underneath the wharf was in a mess. At first they thought it would only take a week but now they keep extending that date and finding more and more damage. Also it won't quit raining..

I was out there the day after the big one on Feb. 2nd and it looked like a scene from "Jaws" The deck boards were sticking up in the air with their long spikes sticking out like shark's teeth.

Mike

Hi Mike,

I figured something was wrong because I couldn't reach you on the phone a couple of times. Hope you're able to put your slack time to some productive use and aren't harmed too much financially.

Best wishes and hope they finish those repairs.

Ken




Date: February 22, 1998
To: Tom T
From: Ken Jones
Subject: Cabrillo Pier

Hi Tom,

Just wondered if the weather allowed you to fish Cabrillo this month.

Best wishes, Ken Jones


Hi Ken,

As a matter of fact, I went yesterday on Sat. Mack's are being caught. I think most are being caught in the morning down deep, mid-section to end of the pier... White croakers seem to bite once in a while -- most at the end of the pier. Unfortunately the small bait fish (smelt) are gone but the big ones and here and there. The pier was fairly full and the beach on the other side of the breakwall was gone... Just couldn't handle the surf I guess.

Tom

Hi Tom,

Thanks for the report. Sounds like that area got battered like most of the coast.

Best wishes, Ken




Date: February 22, 1998
To: Ben A
From: Ken Jones
Subject: Piers

Hi Ben,

Wondered if you ever found my page -- and if you did any pier fishing this month?

Best wishing, Ken Jones


Hey Ken...

I couldn't seem to locate your page at pacific.net. Couldn't find an I.P. but I'll keep trying... did go fishing here and there when I could get out and keep dry. Caught a few sculpin off the end of Balboa pier about a two weeks ago, and it was a white croaker festival off the end of municipal pier in San Clemente last week, even in the rain.

Other than that, my brother has been sticking to freshwater, and came home the other day with an 11 pound largemouth from one of the mining pits he fishes at out by the 605 freeway near Irwindale. Go figure...

Anyway, hope all is well, and take care. I'll let you know if I can get your page ....

Best Wishes,

Benjamin A




Date: February 22, 1998
To: Pier Rat #1
From: Ken Jones
Subject: Piers

Pier Rat #1,

Just wondered if you fished any piers this month?

Best wishes, Ken Jones

PS -- next month I will be offering Pier Rat T-shirts on my page.


Hey Mr.Jones!

No I haven't done any fishing lately. The weather has been too ugly, as I'm sure you know. When ever I do go, I will definitely let you know all about it. By the way, I cant wait to see what those T-shirts look like. Well you have a good one!

Cary

Hi Cary,

I hear there are some sturgeon down at the Dumbarton Pier and lots of kingfish up at the Berkeley Pier.

Pray for some sun.

Best, Ken


Hi Ken,

The Dumbarton Pier, How do you get there going 101 North Bound? Some buddys and I would like to really go try this pier out. I hear there's supposed to be a couple days of sun shine this week! Well thanks for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon.

pier rat #1 --on second thought #2, you're the one who wrote the book on us.

Hi Cary,

I think the following is still up to date -- although I planned to recheck it over the Easter break (since I typed it up a few years ago.)

I guess from HY 101 the thing to do is cross over the Dumbarton Bridge going east and then watch for the Paseo Padre Parkway or Thornton.

Dumbarton Pier Facts

Hours: Open from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years when it is closed.
Facilities: Free parking is located at the foot of the pier. Portable toilets will be found at several spots on the pier. Fish cleaning stations, benches and windbreaks are all found on the pier. There are no facilities for bait and tackle or food.
How To Get There: From I880 take Highway 84 west to the Paseo Padre Parkway exit; follow the exit and road south back under the highway, the road will turn into Thornton Avenue; follow it till you see the signs on your right indicating both the visitor center for the wildlife refuge and the pier; after entering the refuge, follow the road three miles to the pier.
Management: U.S. Department of the Interior/Fish and Wildlife Service.




Date: February 22, 1998
To: Gordo
From: Ken Jones
Subject: Piers

Hi Gordo,

Do you ever fish from any piers? Just wondering...

Ken Jones, The Pier Fisherman

Hi Ken,

Yes, I have fished from almost all the piers in LA area starting in mid-1950's when I moved to Calif. from Illinois, and as far south as Oceanside. Never tried surf fishing though...taken boats out of Long Beach, San Pedro, Belmont Pier, Dana Point. Great Web site Ken keep up the good work.

Thanks for asking,

Ed...alias Gordo




Date: February 22, 1998
To: Andy L
From: Ken Jones
Subject: Piers

Hi Andy,

Just wondered if you'd been able to try out any piers this month -- like maybe the three minutes it didn't rain. Hope things are fine.

Ken Jones, The Pier Fisherman


Ken,

I was out today, caught nothing at Candlestick pier. Some guy at the end of the pier caught a 2 lb catfish! That's all so far. Too much rain, Pacifica Pier is closed most of the time for hazardous surf warnings, waves are crashing on to the pier when the tide is coming up.

Bye.

Andy,

A guy caught a catfish at the Candlestick Pier? That is really rare -- although I guess the water must be pretty fresh by now with all the runoff. I suppose the fish might have been washed down into the bay from a local creek or lake that over filled.

Strange,

Good luck on your fishing trips,

Ken




Date: February 23, 1998
To: Ken Jones
From: Bob Smith
Subject: Pier Fishing

What a great web site!! Everything I wanted to know but was afraid to ask! John at Western Boat and Tackle in San Rafael tipped me off about your site. (we just finished up a two day sturgeon derby on San Pablo Bay despite the weather) ....maybe their should be sturgeon tournament for "pier rats."

Bob Smith

Bob,

Thanks for comments, the site is a true labor of love. I also like your idea about a pier rat derby, I'll see what I can do.

Best wishes, Ken Jones, The Pier Fisherman




Date: February 24, 1998
To: Ken Jones
From: Matt S
Subject: Piers (A lot)

Hey Ken,

Well, I guess you didn't get my last mail but I guess that's o.k. Anyway, over a span of about two weeks, I visited the S.F. Municipal Pier, the Oyster Point Pier and the Pillar Point Harbor Pier. Same as always at Pillar Point. Just a lot of kingfish and perch at a slow to medium action basis. The Municipal Pier proved slow. I managed to squeeze through a break in the weather and fish there for an hour and a half. Just kingfish, perch, sanddabs ( a whole carpet of them) and this weird slimy pink fish I couldn't identify. The Oyster Point pier really wasn't good. I went on the 22nd and got skunked. So did every one else on the pier!! I didn't even get a crab in my nets!! I think because the previous days rain, it scared all of the saltwater species away. One man caught a stray smelt. I talked with some regulars and found out that the day before, they were catching 7-gilled sharks and sturgeon and everything else! Amazing how it can change that fast. Anyway, the water everywhere in the Bay Area is very muddy (be sure to include that in the next report) and Pacifica Pier has been condemned. I hear that it may not reopen!!! Noooooooooo! The surf advisories prevented jetty and surf fishing so this Saturday I am going to bring out my old freshwater rods. Anyway, If you could respond to this mail and my last one (if you got it) That would be great. Talk to you later.

Matt

Hi Matt, Thanks for the report, sounds like you're becoming a true Pier Rat.

I wasn't sure which letter you were referring to so I went back to look and found a question regarding striped bass. You asked about the method I use to catch striped bass. Well, it kind of depends on where you are fishing. At the Pacifica Pier I've caught stripers on two different riggings.

One day I caught a striper near the surf line while using a high/low leader baited with pile worms and small size 4 hooks. I was fishing on the bottom for barred or redtail surfperch but had no objection when the striper decided to take the bait instead.

Another time I was using a live shiner perch on a sliding leader when I caught a striper midway out on the pier (and the shiner was down near the bottom).

I've never caught a striper on a trolley rig, that rigging is better for the salmon.

Do remember that most of the fish you catch on piers will be small to medium size; boats are where you will catch most of the big fish (excepting for sharks, and the salmon at Pacifica). By the way, I talked to the folks at the Community Bait Shop at Pacifica and they assured me that the pier is o.k. It was only closed due to the high tides.

Best wishes, Ken Jones




Date: February 24, 1998
To: Mark Grim
From: Ken Jones
Subject: Pier Fishing

Hi Mark,

Are you getting tired of this wet stuff yet? It just doesn't want to stop raining. The good news is that there has been minimal pier damage -- so far. I think the piers are in better shape than they were in the 82-83 killer El Nino storms. But, the winter isn't over yet.

Did you get out this month?

Best wishes, Ken


Hi Ken,

I was able to get a couple of days of fishing in despite the poor weather. I went down to San Diego last week but was not able to get out on the piers due to all sorts of terrible weather - wind, rain, hail, huge waves, etc.

Below is my report for this month.

Mark

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Fishing here has been very slow lately. I haven't seen very many fishermen catching anything. The water has turned a muddy brown color and lots of driftwood and other debris can be seen floating along with the current.

Bad news about the old Bales Bait shop near the Antioch Bridge Pier. The store closed up for good on Feb. 15 and will be replaced by a new AM/PM mini market and gas station. Bale's had been a good source of live and frozen bait. They carried a full line of snacks and fishing tackle and also had a lot of Polaroid's of recent local catches for customers to look at. This means that Antioch fishermen will not have a local bait shop that carries live bait - they'll have to settle for grocery stores and convenience stores for frozen bait or travel out of town.

Mark,

Thanks for the report.

Best wishes, Ken




Date: February 28, 1998
To: Ken Jones
From: Cary G
Subject: Dumbarton Pier

Hey Ken!

On Sunday morning my father and I, are going to go fish the Dumbarton Pier!!! I was wondering if you know whether or not you need a license to fish on this pier? We should go down to get our licenses anyway, but if it's not needed, it would save some time. Well, I hope you can answer my question in time, but if not no big deal, I will write you back, to let you know of ours and other's success, or failure's on the pier. You have a good day, and hope to hear from you soon.

Hi Cary,

You do not need a license to fish from public piers in the ocean or in San Francisco Bay. Thus you do not need a license for the Dumbarton Pier.

However, you do need a license to fish from piers east of the Carquinez Bridge since that is considered fresh water -- the piers in Martinez, Benicia, Pittsburg and Antioch.

Good luck at the pier; hope you catch a keeper.

Ken Jones


Hey Ken!

Thanks for the information. I never did understand why a license was needed at Antioch Pier but at San Mateo it was not. Thanks again so much, now I know! Well you take care, and I'll be writing you real soon about what happened out at Dumbarton

Hey Ken!

FILTH FLARN FILTH, I've been skunked at Dumbarton Pier!! On a brighter note the reg. pier rats, report last week and the week before Sturgeon, and Striped Bass were biting like crazy. Well you and I both know how a pier rat can stretch a tale or two (no pun intended). Well I was talking with the Game Warden, and he showed me pictures of these beasts that were caught out there a week ago and before that. WOW, the pier rats were not lying! Huge Sturgeon, Striped Bass, and even a gigantic Leopard Shark. This place is hot! Although I wanted to stay longer to really fish this pier, I only stayed for 3 hours or so. This was not by my choice, it was because we had a women with us, and she wanted to go! I will definitely be back after this next rain passes through! Well Ken thanks again for all your help. I had no problems finding the place. Oh yeah, you might want to update the info. on this pier, the pier's signs read open at 7:00 a.m., although we were there at 6:45 and it was open. So I do not know, it's just what the signs read. You take care and enjoy your Sunday!

Cary

Hi Cary,

Thanks for the info, -- but too bad you weren't able to hang onto one of the big beasts. Maybe next time!

Best wishes, Ken