Fish Sniffer Magazine Volume 41 Issue 15 | Page 23

VOL . 41 • ISS . 15 September 16 , 2022
This angler was fishing with Aloha Sportfishing when he nailed this dorado . It ’ s pretty amazing that dorado are being caught by anglers fishing out of Oxnard , California .
Photo Courtesy Aloha Sportfishing
Big lingcod and rockfish are on the chew on the Central Coast . This angler was fishing with Flying Fish Sportfishing when he bagged this lingcod .
Photo Courtesy of Flying Fish Sportfishing
This angler filled up his bag with nice rockfish while fishing on a potluck trip outside of the Golden Gate with Hook ’ d Up Sportfishing .
Photo Courtesy of Hook ’ d Up Sportfishing
although many of the fish being caught are big ones . Anglers are experiencing top-notch rockfish and lingcod action off the Marin and San Mateo County Coat , while the halibut fishing continues to be surprisingly good in San Francisco Bay . “ After the last report the salmon was doing pretty good but has slowed ,” reported Steve Talmadge of Flash Sport Fishing Charters . “ I am surprised how good the halibut fishing was in the bay , during the last set of slow tides . The rockfish and lingcod fishing has been good also . The shark fishing was a little tougher with the slower tides , but I am sure it will be a lot better with the increasing tides .” The Bass Tub switched over from salmon to rockfish on the latest trip outside out outside of the Golden Gate . Captain Aaron Anfinson reported in with nine limits of rockfish , nine limits of lingcod and four halibut on his most recent trip on the Marin County Coast . Mike Rescino , Captain of the Lovely Martha , reported plenty of

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salmon bites on his most recent trip outside of the Golden Gate on September 9 . “ Today we did a lot of looking around and finished up with 12 salmon to 19 lbs . and lost just as many for our efforts ,” he said . “ Our previous salmon trip yielded 19 kings for 17 anglers .” Chad Aho of Bay Charter Boats in Berkeley reported solid halibut fishing on his latest live bait adventures on Central San Francisco Bay . “ A trip to Alcatraz on Sunday produced 8 halibut to 23 pounds , including fish weighing 18 , 16 , and 17 pounds , for 6 anglers ,” he stated . “ A half day rip on Labor Day produced 4 halibut from 22 to 25 inches for 6 anglers . We drifted live anchovies off Alcatraz on both trips .” On another half day trip , 6 anglers caught 8 leopard sharks to 48 inches while anchor fishing with Aho in 40 to 50 feet of water
below the Bay Bridge . After shark fishing , the anglers then drifted live bait for halibut , bagging 8 halibut . California Dawn Sportfishing has been concentrating on lingcod and rockfish trips lately off the Marin County Coast . A trip on Friday , September 9 by the California Dawn I yielded 150 rockfish , including limits for 13 anglers and crew and 21 lingcod to 24 pounds . On the previous day , the California Dawn ended up with `16 limits of rockfish ( 160 ) and 20 lingcod .
- Dan Bacher
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