Monday, August 1, 2011

The salmon came from all over last weekend but the better places seemed to be between Tomales Point and the Trees in 30 to 60 feet, the general vicinity of Elephant reef, and selected locations on Ten Mile Beach. Halibut were caught on the bar (mostly on the outer slope) and on Ten Mile. Yesterday evening I tried to get to a salmon bite that had been hot in the afternoon (one boat caught 9 salmon and left the fish biting) in the pocket south of Elephant. I found a halibut bite instead, landing two and missing 6 other bites, all on big sardines.
Scott L. Smith of Wilton caught this 23# halibut (south of Elephant) and this 22# white sea bass yesterday. The sea bass was caught in deep water on a trolled watermelon Apex. I guess everything likes those things.