It’s Official: Changes to Recreational Groundfish Regulations Effective Oct. 16

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announces new restrictions on recreational fishing for groundfish in waters north of Point Conception to the Oregon/California border. Changes to authorized fishing depths described below take effect Monday, Oct. 16 at 12:01 … Continued

2017 Groundfish Depth Regulations Will Go Back To 2016 Regs

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 The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) on September 18 voted to bring groundfish depth restrictions for the balance of 2017 back to 2016 depths in California from Pt. Conception to the Oregon border. The restrictions will go into effect after … Continued

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 trips beyond the Golden Gate have been yielding fantastic results. The best rockfish results have been coming from the Farallon … Continued

 Fish Sniffer Readers Smack Massive Bottomfish Aboard Golden Eye 2000

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  When 40 plus hardcore Fish Sniffer supporters man one of the Bay Area’s largest most comfortable charter vessels to fish with one of the state’s most talented rockfish and lingcod skippers it’s a bad day to be a bottomfish … Continued

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

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  I felt a little funny. A twinge of dizziness perhaps, but I didn’t think much of it. My sack was starting to bulge with a half dozen husky rockfish and a keeper lingcod that measure just short of 25 … Continued

32 Lb. Halibut Tops The Bay Catches

Contributed by Gordon Hough, Captain, Morning Star As we headed out Tuesday (May 31) with primo tides, primo anglers and “smallish” though usable bait we found ourselves engulfed in pea soup fog and and an ever increasing SW wind howling through … Continued

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