Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The pier has crab for the lucky, apparently. I saw a group of boys pull their four nets, three of which were completely empty but the fourth was plugged with crabs.They ended up with six keeper Dungeness from the one net. All the nets were baited the same and nobody had "checked the nets for them." The snare crabbers have been pretty consistently catching dinner but not limits. There were a few surfperch fishermen this week but the few I spoke to hadn't caught any. If any shark fishermen are reading, I saw a sea lion tearing apart and eating what looked like a brown smooth-hound shark right at the pier a couple of days ago. With the tiny amount of rain that's fallen the leopard shark fishing should be pretty good from the shore this month, especially on the incoming tide right after the mud flats get covered up.