|California Pier Report — November 2011
Northern California Piers
Lawson's Landing — The crabs appear to be abundant; too bad the pier is so small. 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 – The weather is starting to get gnarly but there should be some striped perch available as well as a few cabezon and possible 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) — Greg at Bucksport Sporting Goods says not too many anglers are fishing the pier although small perch are available during the day, a few sharks 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 — The Trinidad Pier is closed and under reconstruction. Estimated completion date spring of 2012. 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) — No report this month although rockfish and perch should be available inshore, jacksmelt and small rockfish further out on the pier. How To Get there: From Highway 101 turn west on Citizens Dock Road and follow it to the dock. "B" Street Pier (Crescent City) — No report this month although jacksmelt and an occasional flatfish should be available. 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.