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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Chris Mayes, Matthew Mays and Rob had an outstanding kayak fishing adventure on Humboldt Bay on August 1.

Humboldt Bay Kayak Salmon Hunt

The tip of my rod quivered with the frantic, nervous swimming motions of my live sardine 10 feet below my ...
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Jacob Ward caught his first lingcod of his young fishing career while fishing aboard the Sea Wolf.

Cub Scouts Conquer the Farallon Islands

On July 9th, a group of Cub Scouts from Fair Oaks Pack 215 boarded the Sea Wolf with aspirations of ...
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Lacy Fithian hooked up the first lingcod of the trip, a fish in the mid teens, while using a live anchovy on a shrimp fly rig off the Marin County Coast.

Battling The Marin County Coast’s Feisty Lingcod And Rockfish With The CSBA

The Marin County Coast north of the Golden Gate Bridge is a much different world than the crowded urban region ...
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This monster 10 lb. vermilion rockfish was the second biggest fish caught during the July 14 trip aboard the Happy Hooker, earning an Abu Garcia round baitcaster for the angler that caught it.

Happy Hooker Cal Kellogg School Of Fishing Event Produces 55 Lingcod & More!

I felt a little funny. A twinge of dizziness perhaps, but I didn’t think much of it. My sack was ...
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