Recent content by sfwildman

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    Will any piers be closed or inaccessible with the latest stay-at-home order?

    I saw a Gavin tweet that said "go fishing" (his get outside series).. I was actually at SF Muni Pier today.. Found parking around 10am, perhaps got lucky with swimmers leaving. Used up my old in the freezer for a year or more bait on a hoop net while trying some sabiki jigging for perch.. Saw...
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    Slow...

    Lots of people fishing the SF/SM coast though! Went out last Saturday and for Thanksgiving weekend in progress. Last Weekend 11/21 Saturday went to the Half Moon Bay Jetty around 10am, marker 28. As I was about to walk on some guys were walking off and said it was a skunk for them and good...
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    Crab opener

    I got my traditional egger throw back 5:30am or so at Pacifica Pier Monday after being there since it opened. Wind was finally gone and not really that crowded but really quiet and chilly. Not much action going on at all. I saw Brunswick stock go way up. Crab season related? Those skiffs must...
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    Crab opener

    Went to Pacifica this morning to check it out. Wind was crazy and waves churning foam everywhere. Not many, but a certainly dedicated group at the end of the pier outside of the churn. Waves were pretty high out at the end too, not sure how successful it's going to be. I'm going to try Ocean...
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    Crab opener

    I was at Ocean Beach just for a few hours. No surfers at all which is rare (I am about 10 mins up hill so go there in the mornings alot and always packed with surfers) for obvious reasons, really rough out there. Near shore at low tide it was OK to cast in since the tide got really slow then. I...
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    Crab opener

    Im not sure where to go this year. Covid19 is a big risk on Pacifica pier at the wee hours and it has gotten COLD, it's going to Snow up in the mountains for sure. Baker Beach is crowded these days. Has anyone ever had luck on the other side, Marin Headlands, it's got alot more hiking needed to...
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    6/20 Pacifica Pier

    We were there on Wednesday night, Friday and today since my shore fishing skills at Ocean beach obviously need some work (although a guy next to me caught a huge striped bass at OB a few weeks ago).. I have to say not much different in Pacifica compared Ocean Beach in terms of crowd. Glad to...
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    Surf fishing / crabbing

    I prefer when low tide is approaching for Crabbing on the beach. I just feel like my bait stays out there and isn't getting pushed in with the waves. I haven't had much luck surf fishing but caught many keeper crabs on snares at Baker and Ocean beaches. Looking at the tides and this site seems...
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    Crab opener

    The weather was really nice for the opener (by Pacifica standards). Same results as always there. Lots of shorts, mostly females, many with eggs. I managed 1 keeper male and was happy with that. I'd say it was indeed much more crowded this year. I picked a less than ideal spot but I was jammed...
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    San Fran pier rats info needed

    Another option worth considering is the Municipal Pier which is closer than Ft Point. If you get super lucky there is free 4 hour parking near it, but more reliable but further out parking along Bay St right along Ft Mason. If you still want to go for Pier 7, there should be parking near Levi...
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    San Fran pier rats info needed

    Why not consider going out to Ft Point Pier - although it's a good jaunt? I think the parking on weekdays is free, weekends is metered, I don't think it's too bad but not sure I remember what they charge. Orpheum is pretty far from the Embarcadero where Pier 7 is but parking in that area is...