Seems like everybody wants some butts to bite?
I have been halibut fishing(Exploratory)Trips and the fish just aren’t there as of 4/20/12. I have been seeing some reports. Oyster point says there getting a few fish. That’s where I got my only fish. So far this season!
I hope I’m wrong but the local halibut fishery has taken a pounding and may never recover.
Recent salmon fishing closers and total mismanagement of water stocks has taken a toll on our fishery. While halibut werea stable stock in 2008, The numbers of anglers chasing them doubled and local fish,resident fish, the ones that are here year-round were wiped out. Here we are 2012. The Bay is clean water temperatures fine there’s plenty of bait around and the halibut are no were to be found.PLEASE SOON!
I have been trolling for them with large bay herring. On a strait bait rig. NO DODGER. As this was my most effective rig lastyear. Next time I’ll put the dodgers on and we will see. I hope some halibut show up. …..For my customer’s sake.
I can do it! With 18mile runs to the fish, weather is definitely an issue. Most guys are chasing small krill fed fish, with a big fish here and there to 15 pounds and few fish at Duxbury.
Off the HOOK!!!. I live in Benicia. Ca. the fish are both up and down river. San Pablo has fish but at any minute you could be overcome by crabs. Leaving you bait less. . “Good way to shine your hooks”. Upriver the Mothball fleet and beyond is holding a few slug sturgeon. On Fri. 4/20 I had a Crew from Brentwood Ca. that caught an 80 inch oversize fish a 61 incher and a few shakers. Not a bad day. On 4/21 I had a returning customer. Chris day and grandson,they managed 3 keeper sturgeons of 65inches, 57 inches and 56 inches. The sturgeons were you find them. I personally have a route. I look at ozol on the way out, then Buoy 2, Horse-shoe, R&R and The Creek. It may take 2 hrs.’ to find sturgeon… but I like sitting on fish . “Blind squirrels eventually starve to death.”
Get ready salmon!
Add another sturgeon to your punch card. I’m ready!
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