|California Pier Report ó August 2008
Northern California Piers
Lawson's Landing ó No report this month. 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.
Lucas Wharf (Bodega Bay) ó No report but jacksmelt and bat rays should be available. How To Get There: Take Highway 1 to Bodega Bay, the wharf is at the south end of town, the parking lot fronts onto the highway.
Tide's Wharf (Bodega Bay) ó No report but jacksmelt and bat rays should be available. How To Get There: Take Highway 1 to Bodega Bay, the wharf is at the south end of town; the parking lots fronts onto the highway.
Spud Point Marina Pier (Bodega Bay) ó No report but jacksmelt and perch shoud be available. 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 Ė Some perch are still available as are an occasional greenling, cabezon and grass rockfish. 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) ó Greg, at Bucksport Tackle, 3650 South Broadway, Eureka, says a few halibut are being taken off the piers probably because there is a lot of bait in the bay. Heís also seeing some pileperch and lots of sand sharsks. Heís also getting reports of a few leopard sharks and big rays. 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.
Commercial Street Dock (Eureka) No report this month. How To Get There: Take Hwy. 101 to Commercial Street. turn north toward the bay and follow the street to the pier parking lot.
Trinidad Pier ó Nobody is fishing the wharf, or at least thatís what I was told. 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) ó Chris, at Englund Marine. 201 Citizens Dock Road, said there havenít been too many people fishing the dock, probably because not too many fish have been present. He says thereís a few jacksmelt and some rock crabs, thatís about it. How To Get there: From Highway 101 turn west on Citizens Dock Road and follow it to the dock.
"B" Street Pier (Crescent City) ó Chris, at Englund Marine. 201 Citizens Dock Road, said itís about the same as above, jacksmelt and rock crabs. Dungeness season is closed. 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.
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