|California Pier Report —December 2013
Northern California Piers
Lawson's Landing — It’s mainly time for crabs, both rock crabs and Dungeness. 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 – A variety of fish are available when the weather cooperates—striped perch, cabezon, greenling, rockfish and (possibly) 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) — Not too many people are fishing but crabs are in good supply, both rock crabs and Dungeness. 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 — Not too many people have even been fishing from the pier although this should be the time of the year that lingcod enter the shallows and some should be available. 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) — A few rockfish should still be available inshore and crabbers can now throw out their hoop nets since Dungeness season has opened. How To Get there: From Highway 101 turn west on Citizens Dock Road and follow it to the dock.
"B" Street Pier (Crescent City) — With the season for Dungeness crab now open, the pier should be crowded with hoop nets, which can make the fishing a little difficult. 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.