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>> July 2008 Fishing Report — Nor Cal (#126) [topic: previous/next]
PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:03 pm
Ken Jones


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Northern California Piers

Lawson's Landing — 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) — No report. 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) — 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) — 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 – 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) — Greg, at Bucksport Tackle, 3650 South Broadway, Eureka, says not too many people are fishing the piers, most are concentrating on the jetty action. 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 — Nobody is fishing the wharf, or at least that’s 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) — Dave, at Englund Marine. 201 Citizens Dock Road, said there haven’t been too many people fishing the dock; more are going for rock crabs and Dungeness. How To Get there: From Highway 101 turn west on Citizens Dock Road and follow it to the dock.

"B" Street Pier (Crescent City) — Dave, at Englund Marine. 201 Citizens Dock Road, said quite a few people are crabbing—and doing fairly well on the Dungeness—but not too many fish are showing up. 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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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:16 pm
rock hopper


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I've fished Tides Wharf in Bodega Bay 3 or 4 times in the last two weeks for one small leopard shark. Crabs have been a huge problem (as usual) and bait has been stripped from hooks within five minutes of casting.

Sounds funny, but the big sea stars have also been out in force. The one trip I caught the little leopard EVERY cast that night (besides the one the shark got) came back with a huge sea star on it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:27 pm
Ken Jones


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Where's the bat rays? Maybe that don't like the sea stars?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:18 pm
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I think it's more of the fact that the crabs and sea stars are getting to the bait before the rays.

I did forget to mention that there was quite a bit of bait (smelt probably) breaking the surface on Friday night, but I didn't have my castnet or a sabiki to verify.
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