Friday, August 27, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Ed Parsons of Lodi with this year's only landed white seabass, a 38 pounder he caught on a jig off of Dillon Beach. Ed also had two halibut in the box. Bob Lapp of Rio Vista caught two salmon to 26 pounds out in front of the outer red "2" buoy.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
This 33 pound halibut was 47" long. We thought it would be heavier. Aldo Freggario of Stockton caught it on a jig. It was breezy today giving long trips to the south a longer ride home but there were a few who went down to Ten Mile and caught a few halibut and salmon. There were some nice salmon caught off Bird Rock as well.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Bailey Johnson of Sacramento caught this 29.5 pound halibut. Quite a few others were taken from the bar the past few days, although it slowed today for the fishermen. The divers got their fish, so the fish are still there. A few salmon from Bird again, a few more from Ten Mile, but word today is that the best bite is off of Bodega Head. Unfortunately, so is an MPA, so know your location relative to it. I hear that there is more than a few boats over the line. I recommend not going there. For those not in the know I've included a map. Red means no fishing and blue means you can fish for salmon. The closed waypoints are:
38° 20.10' N. lat. 123° 04.04' W. long.;
38° 20.10' N. lat. 123° 08.38' W. long.; thence southward along the three nautical mile offshore boundary to
38° 18.00' N. lat. 123° 08.08' W. long.; and
38° 18.00' N. lat. 123° 03.64' W. long.
Permitted/Prohibited Uses: Take of all living marine resources is prohibited.
I started connecting with quality fish immediately but here's the problem (and the reason for this post) the majority of the fish were stocked fish and of a really poor quality with little fight in them due to the lack of properly formed fins.
A couple of the stocked fish suffering from deformed fins
I have fished this bit of water many times but never encountered such a glut of 'stockies' in fact this is normally a very productive area with lots of natural fish to catch (I once caught 50+ fish here including Grayling, Trout & Dace!). I did manage to also hook a few of the natural residents but felt they were struggling to compete for the offerings.
My point really is: what is the purpose of introducing so many of these large stock fish to a relatively healthy river when they are obviously going to be competing for most of the natural food normally taken by the wild population.
Small...but beautifully formed wild Brown Trout
The enjoyment level from an angling point of view is very short lived and you end up trying to find ways not to catch them...with an eventual exit from the river in frustration. Fortunately the stocked fish do not seem to stray to far from the place they were introduced so I will now target the areas well away and get back to nature.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Paul Page of Sacramento was back with an early limit yesterday as well, including this 30 pounder. Paul mooched them up just south of Bird reef.
Robert Pfeifle of Lodi caught this 27 pound salmon while trolling yesterday.