San Luis Obispo County Piers
Pismo Beach Pier—Lamont, from Sheldon's Clam Stand (on the pier), says things have been slow recently. There’s a few perch inshore but most of the action has been on the jacksmelt. How To Get There: From the north, take Hwy. 101 to the Five Cities Dr. exit; follow Dolliver into the middle of town, then turn west on Pomeroy and follow it to the pier and parking lot. From the south, take the Pismo Beach Exit (Price St.), follow it to Pomeroy; turn west and follow it to the pier.
Avila Pier – PFIC reports said the mackerel have been in and out. Just got to be there when they’re in. How To Get There: Take Hwy. 101 to Avila Rd. and go west; turn left off of Avila Rd. on to Front St. and follow it to the pier.
Port San Luis (Harford) Pier — Jerimah at Patriot Sportfishing on the pier says things have slowed. There was a very good bite going on for the smelt but the schools seem to have moved on. How To Get There: Take Hwy. 101 to the Avila Rd. turnoff and head west; follow the road to the end and the pier.
Morro Bay Wharf – No report this month. How To Get There: From Highway 1 turn south onto Main Street, follow it to Morro Bay Boulevard, turn left toward the bay and follow it to Embarcadero, turn right and follow Embarcadero to the end of the public parking which adjoins the piers.
Cayucos Pier — Glenda at the Tidepool says it’s anglers are getting a nice mix of Spanish mackerel, jacksmelt and perch while some sharks—both dogfish and threshers have also started to make an appearance.. The sharks are hitting both in the day and at night. How To Get There: Take Highway 1 to either Ocean Boulevard, which is the main street and will take you past the pier, or take the Cayucos Drive exit which will take you straight to the pier.
San Simeon Pier — No report this month. How To Get There: Highway 1 to the entrance to the park.
Monterey-Santa Cruz-San Mateo County Piers
Monterey Wharf #2 — No report this month. How To Get There: From Highway 1 take the central Monterey exit and follow Del Monte Avenue to Figueroa Street, turn left and follow to the wharf.
Seacliff State Beach Pier — PFIC reports said some jacksmelt are around the pier and there have been reports of white seabass in the vicinity. How To Get There: How To Get There: From Highway 1 take the State Park Drive exit; follow the road west to the park entrance.
Capitola Wharf — Ed, at the Capitola Bait Shop, on the wharf, says it’s mainly been smaller fish off the wharf lately— anchovies, shiners, king fish, and perch—although a couple of white seabass were also taken. The bait shop also now has a fishing report on the tackle shop’s web site for those who want up to the minute information (http://capitolaboatandbait.com/fishing-report). How To Get There: From Highway 1 take the Bay Avenue exit west until it hits Capitola Avenue where you turn right; stay on this to Cliff Drive, turn right and park wherever you can find a spot.
Santa Cruz Wharf — Zack, at Andy’s Bait and Tackle, at the end of the wharf, says things have been slow although there have been some mackerel and jacksmelt showing up out at the end and a few halibut inshore. PFIC had reports of some squid being caught on bait rigs but he hasn’t seen any. How to Get There: There are many ways to get to the wharf, the way I usually go is to take Ocean Street south from Highway 1; when you get to Laurel Street turn right and follow it to Pacific Street, turn left and follow Pacific to the wharf.
Piller Point Pier — No report this month. How To Get There: From Highway 1 simply take the Pillar Point Harbor turnoff and follow the road down to the main parking lot. This pier is to the far right of the parking lot
Pacifica Pier – We lost our long time reporter this month— Joe Jimno, at the Rusty Hook—RIP Joe. As for the pier, last time checked it was mainly perch and kingfish with some stripers being taken on the beach. How To Get There: Take Highway 1 to Pacifica, take the Paloma Avenue-Francisco Boulevard exit, take Paloma west to Beach Road, turn left and follow the road to the pier
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