Kristen and Dave loaded up on striped bass while fishing the Cal Kellogg School of Fishing event aboard the California Dawn.

South Tower Mayhem!

The adrenaline seemed to sizzle in my brain. It was the kind of excitement that only saltwater anglers can understand ...
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Big halibut like this one are the reward for anglers drifting live bait on San Francisco Bay. Photo courtesy of the Bass Tub, San Francisco.

Halibut Boom In Recent Decades Is Result Of Efforts By Anglers

Anglers have experienced excellent fishing this season for the prized California halibut in San Francisco Bay, but few know the ...
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This woman successfully battled this big Chinook salmon while trolling outside the Golden Gate with the New Easy Rider.

Salmon, Lingcod, Halibut And Sturgeon Offer Exciting Action

If you like to fish saltwater in northern and Central California, you can take your pick of salmon, lingcod, halibut ...
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Salmon Fishing Redlines For East Bay Trollers

Wind out of the northwest is a mixed blessing for Golden Gate salmon anglers. On one hand, several days of ...
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Ken Lagudas of Salinas won first place in the men’s barred surfperch division of the Sand Crab Classic with this 3.14 lb. fish caught while fishing a bloodworm at the mouth of the Salinas River on March 11.

Surf Anglers Catch Biggest Barred Perch & Biggest ‘Exotic’ Fish In Sand Crab Classic History

Three hundred people from throughout the Monterey Bay area and beyond participated in the 13th Annual Sand Crab Classic Surf ...
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Saltwater Ocean and Bay Report

Charter Boats Prep For Upcoming Season As Private Boats Find A Few Sturgeon Berkeley/Emeryville (East Bay) “I’d been doing really ...
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Victor Gonella, Founder and Treasurer of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA), shows off a huge Chinook salmon that he landed while trolling off Bodega Bay.

Experimental Salmon Release Scheduled for Bodega Bay

by John McManus, Executive Director, Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) Petaluma, CA. – The Golden Gate Salmon Association is pleased ...
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This Fish Sniffer reader booked a trip on the California Dawn and landed a limit of rockfish including this awesome olive.

Crabs, Ling and Rockfish for Saltwater Anglers

Berkeley/Emeryville Crab Combo Action Remains Solid When Weather Cooperates (East Bay) When the weather is decent, crab and rockfish combo ...
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These anglers headed out of the Berkeley Marina with Captain Chris Smith on November 5 and rounded up limits of crab and some impressive lingcod.

Anglers Experience Red Hot Action to Kick off the Crab Season

Berkeley/Emeryville Rockfish And Crab Combo Action Red Hot For East Bay Anglers (Berkeley) The crab season kicked off for Bay ...
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Big crabs and big smiles, there will be plenty of both when the 2016 crab season kicks off on November 5.

 Norcal Crab Season Kicks Off With A Bang

Do you remember the crab season last fall or should I say the non-season? It was painful! After so many ...
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Big vermilion rockfish showed up in big numbers for anglers probing the bottom during the September 15 Cal Kellogg School of Fishing/Golden Eye 2000 trip to the rich waters surrounding the Farallon Islands.

 Fish Sniffer Readers Smack Massive Bottomfish Aboard Golden Eye 2000

When 40 plus hardcore Fish Sniffer supporters man one of the Bay Area’s largest most comfortable charter vessels to fish ...
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Matt Mayes had his hands full when a big bad Humboldt Bay halibut slammed his live sardine.

Epic North State Halibut Trip

Chasing new species is a part of fishing that I enjoy. Learning about a fish’s habits, tendencies, how they relate ...
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