CALIFORNIA: There’s Some Damn Good Fishing Going On in the Bay Right Now

Keith Fraser of Loch Lomond Bait and Tackle said, “There’s some damn good fishing going on in the bay right now, although Thursday’s 10-11 weather wasn’t very nice.” He said, “Three customers went halibut fishing at Angel Island, and they all took limits with the fish at 30, 22, 19, 19, and 16-pounds with three others between 15 and 8-pounds. They were using a combination of Loch Lomond shiners or  tray herring. Fraser said, “There are plenty of stripers at the Brothers and the Whaling Station, and a slow, but steady, stream of salmon have been taken from California City.” He really likes the tides for next week for sturgeon with the minuses starting on Sunday, and his mud shrimp supplier is working feverishly to get the bait on the airplane to Loch Lomond by Friday afternoon. Mudsuckers, bullheads, or shiners are all plentiful in the Loch Lomond bait tanks.

Jim Smith of the Happy Hooker ‘knows’ there are bass in the bay, and he plans on testing his knowledge on Saturday and Sunday. The larger tides will push the bass into the rocks in search of bait and Jim says the reefs and rockpiles are the place to be on this next set of bigger tides. Jim also still has lots of room open for the opening weekend of the Dungeness crab season. He will be targeting both rockfish, lings and crabs on these trips through Christmas but for the best and biggest crabs anglers will want to book early before the commercial season gets under way.

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