Friday, March 25, 2011

The bay is about half fresh water from all the rain, so the crabbing is not very good. The few people who have braved the bad weather are still catching a few, but just a few. The Pacific Fishing Management Council has approved three alternatives for salmon season starting on April 2. The California Fish and Game Commission has not yet made it official, however. The regulation book says "The final 2011 salmon regulations will be announced on the Department web site (www. and will be available in the 2011-2012 supplemental fishing regulations booklet
in May 2011." As of this posting it has not been announced. There is still time but they're cutting it close. Abalone opens on the 1st and divers and beach fishermen can take lingcod on the 2nd.