|California Pier Report — May 2010
Northern California Piers
Lawson's Landing — Crabbing remains good but not too many fish are being taken. Get there early to secure a good spot on this tiny pier. 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) — A few crabs are 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.
Spud Point Marina Pier (Bodega Bay) — Crabs should be available as well as a variety of perch. 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 – It’s all about the weather and the wind and rain have been showing lately. When calm, some striped seaperch should be available as well as an occasional rockfish or cabezon. 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) — Todd, at Bucksport, says the area has been getting hammered by storms and/or wind and not too many people are hitting up the piers and wharves. 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 — No report this month although the striped seaperch should be available by the rocks along the pier when the weather cooperates. 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) — Chris at England Marine reports things are slow. 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.
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