Went out ith Calvin to Half Moon Bay, CA to do kayak fishing for rock cod on 8/7/2017. Super last minute stuff, we noticed it was supposed to be extremely calm the night before, like only 1 ft @ 8s or something with <5 knots of wind.
Overall, was a very slow day. Only hooked into 1 cabezon & 1 ling cod, and maaaaybe one other bite. We fished for a good 2 hours too, how weird.
I’m back! I had the July 4th week off, and went fishing a bunch! You’d think I’d use that time to wisely catch up on all the videos I haven’t gotten around to editing yet buuuuut… no I went fishing a ton instead! Many trips to the Half Moon Bay pier to fish for rock cod were made 😀 Many successful trips to the HMB Pier for rock cod in fact!
First catch of the day was definitely troublesome:
I swear an eel that small shouldn’t have been able to put up such a good fight… If you’re looking for some tips & advice on poke poling/pocket fishing I recommend watching the whole video! Scattered throughout are my comments about some of the finer points of poke poling that I don’t see discussed often.
Finally getting around to pushing through another update! This one was supposed to be about salmon, but we couldn’t find any 7/12, and reports up & down the coast were similar. So we swapped to jigging up some live anchovies & doing some rock cod fishing!
Its been…well months hasn’t it? I really got side lined with a bunch of trips, uptick in work, etc etc. But after much haranguing, I’m finally back & trying to work through everything! I’m 7-8 trips behind…so bear with me as I push them out. There’s all sorts of things from salmon, to perch, to rock cod & even some night crabbing! May start with the more recent trips & work my way back. We’ll see!
I managed to finish editing it, but had no time to post :[ Been a looong busy last 2 weeks. Went to Texas for a work conference, came back & it was a week of meetings for our offsite… Hoo boy. I was planning on going out for horseneck clams (looks like geoducks), but then we found out we had the week wrong. So I’ll be up in Lawson’s Landing next Saturday!
Getting back into the swing of things though, lets go back & cover what happened in Santa Cruz!
Yoyoyo, what up everyone? Today’s been a crazy day! We hit 10,000 views on a single video today, and landed a pay out from google! One step closer to ensuring the domain name & site hosting are paid for!
You don’t want to miss out, I’ll be posting pictures when I get a chance while I’m out on the water!
Getting into the swing of reporting, was out on the Ankeny Street again last Friday, 4/17/2015, out of Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay, CA.
Bein’ a young’un I’ve never had the chance to fish for rock cod so early in the year before! Exciting times. I assume this means the conservation efforts have been working well & the fishery has recovered? Promising to note that the ling limit has now been increased from 2 to 3!
Somewhat worried that there’s now a 5 black rock cod limit per person/bag though. Wonder if those have been getting slammed too hard in the past few years? If anyone has reasons, I’d love to hear them! Just curious m’self :]
Anyhow, the forecast was for somewhat large swells, but not too much wind. Looked nice in the harbor when I arrived around 7!
So I got home late Thursday night. Started tying rigs late, and wound up pulling an all nighter… But I made some awesome looking jigs!
Getting back into it, I went out on the Ankeny Street in April, last weekend even! Yea, I’m not as far behind in updates as I usually tend to be! d= We left Pillar Point Harbor around 7:30am and headed out about Continue reading Salmon Opener April 2015→
So I went back to treasure island in the San Francisco Bay recently! This marks my third trip out to try to fish. Only this time, there weren’t 3 people blocking off the entire pier by casting all over hell. Thanks guys, but please just learn to cast straight…
Anyways! Went out on a Sunday recently. I was originally aiming to get there around 6:50am with the sunrise:
As you can see, there was a low tide about an hour before sunrise. Figured I’d beat the crowd and get there first and fish the tide as it came in. Also the wind was supposed to pick up later in the day, so I thought that was going to be my only opportunity.
Turns out I snoozed out and woke up around 12pm instead d= I later went outside to get something from my car and found it was caaallllmmm outside, barely any wind! What the heck forecast! So I packed up real quick, and headed out. Wound up arriving around 5:45 PM. Was surprised as I walked up to find not a single person fishing the old pier.
Happily I hopped down on the right side of the pier to try my luck with gulp camo sandworms (surf fishermen report these things working wonders for perch).
Didn’t even get a nibble. Not even a NIBBLE. You gotta be kidding me. I used to poke pole with these things and caught rock cod, monkeyface eels, heck even an undersized ling or two with them.
At first I was thinking well maybe its just a bad day. It wasn’t flat water, swells were kinda big… But then I thought, no, that can’t be right. Perch live and eat in the beach swells, they couldn’t be happier for this kind of weather since it kicks up food and what not.
So I tried switching up baits to mussels and instantly started getting bites. Seriously the perch on Treasure island are so spoiled…But I didn’t wind up landing anything on the right side. Decided to try my luck on the left side of the pier:
And it was! Finally started hooking into fish over here: