|California Pier Report — August 2014
Northern California Piers
Lawson's Landing — As almost always crabs are the main quarry. 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 — striped perch, cabezon, rockfish, buffalo sculpin, 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) — Not too many people are fishing but crabs are still in decent supply. Sharks and rays are available at night. 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 been fishing from the pier but some perch and greenling are 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) — Not too many anglers but the few that are fishing are catching an occasional perch or small rockfish. 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.