|California Pier Report — September 2013
Northern California Piers
Lawson's Landing — As always, the crabs seem to be abundant. As far as fish, expect a few jacksmelt and perch. How To Get There: Take Highway 1 to the middle of the town of Tomales. Turn west onto the road that goes to Dillon Beach. At Dillon Beach you will see a road marked Lawson's Landing; simply follow it down to the entrance, pay your money, and stay on the road to its end at the foot of the pier.
Spud Point Marina Pier (Bodega Bay) — No report. How To Get There: Take East Shore Rd. off of Hwy. 1 to Bay Flat Rd. Turn right and follow until the road turns into West Shore Rd. Continue on past the marina until you see the breakwater.
Point Arena Pier – It’s typical summertime action, a mix of striped seaperch, rockfish, cabezon, greenling and an occasional lingcod. How To Get There: From the south, turn left from Hwy. 1 onto Iverson Ave., which will turn into Port Rd. Simply, follow the road to the pier. From the north, turn right onto Port Rd. and follow it to the pier.
Del Norte Street Fishing Pier (Eureka) — Fishing has been slow although those seeking crabs are finding them. How To Get There: Take Highway 101 to the south end of Eureka, turn west on Del Norte Street and follow it to the pier.
Trinidad Pier — Recent visits to the pier were slow—mainly a few black rockfish, greenling and seaperch. How To Get There: From Highway 101 take the Trinidad exit and follow the road all the way to the harbor-it will change from Main Street to Trinity to Edwards Street. (A license is required from this pier.
Citizen's Dock (Crescent City) — Slow mid-month perhaps due to dredging in the harbor; the dredging has supposedly stopped which may improve the fishing. Expect a few rockfish, greenling and perch. How To Get there: From Highway 101 turn west on Citizens Dock Road and follow it to the dock.
"B" Street Pier (Crescent City) — Slow. How To Get there: Take Highway 101 to Front Street, go west on Front Street to B Street, go south (left) on B Street to the pier.