View Full Version : Sharking this weekend

04-08-2014, 07:12 PM
This forum has been quiet!! I'll be headed out for some early season shark in the bay this weekend. I'll report back. Any advice out there? Going to hit the shipping channel off of hunters point.

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04-08-2014, 07:24 PM
Good luck out there. Yet another type of fishing I want to do......

So many fish.....such little time

Who knee
04-08-2014, 07:25 PM
I went out on the 30th to tomales as far south as I could go. Had 4 leopards in less than 2 hours. In the 4 to 5 foot range. They are biting there.

04-08-2014, 07:53 PM
Good luck out there. Yet another type of fishing I want to do......

So many fish.....such little time

Me too!

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04-08-2014, 09:22 PM
Shearling and ray hunting is fun stuff. These things take bait and run. Especially rays.

Kids have a BLAST! Best bang for the buck.

04-09-2014, 07:41 AM
Was out fishing Halibut two weeks ago and marked a ton of fish off the Oakland airport that looked sharky in 25 feet of water. I would check south of Treasure Is., Oakland airport and Hunters Point. Graph until you find them, no reason to fish baren water.

04-09-2014, 11:24 AM
Getting close to prime time!

Midshipmen would be best bait for leopards right now, IMO. They are starting to come in to spawn and so will the sharks. You could run over to the A. rockwall in 20 foot water and see what is happening.
Please post results!

04-11-2014, 12:08 PM
Thanks for the replies! I will definitely report back.

04-11-2014, 09:37 PM
Rigged and ready! Hitting Hunter's Point first, then I'll head to ARW. Realtime report coming in about 8hrs!!!

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04-12-2014, 07:03 PM

04-13-2014, 06:37 PM
Sharkin' was so-so. Went out on Saturday and fished Hunter's Point/ Candlestick in ~45ft of water. The bite was fairly slow, but we brought about 10-12 leopards to the boat between the two of us (all on squid). We had a few solid take-downs with some larger bait, all of which we missed for one reason or another. My guess is that it is still a bit early. We still had a great time, and my guess is that it will only get better from here. Next time I'll likely try some shallower depths to dial in where they are at.

On another note, we drifted the Berkeley Flats in 12' of water for Halibut with 2 solid take downs, one of which was a miss, and the other we dumped at the boat.

04-13-2014, 07:24 PM
Man, if I could go somewhere and catch 10-12 leo's in a day, I'd be freakin ecstatic, lol

04-14-2014, 07:21 AM
Sounds like a decent day. Not one of the 40 fish days that can occur in summer but I have had 10 to 12 fish days in the summer too, so sounds like fun.

04-14-2014, 11:30 AM
Sounds like fun! Did you have to wade through a mass of rays using the squid? That has been what discourages me from using squid; constant rays.

04-14-2014, 08:00 PM
No rays at all. I was actually hoping for a few... nothing like a mud marlin to get the blood pumpin!

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04-17-2014, 11:21 PM
Me too!

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Me Three!

04-22-2014, 09:06 PM
i have been lazy posting sorry guys ..but i have been out the past few weeks a few times in the sf bay for halibut .. caught a few each trip and ended each trip in san pablo bay soaking bait back by the pumphouse ... yes a little bit of a run but it was nice water and we had constant action in spb ... mostly small sharks ..leopards and some small seven gills .. smoothhounds ..spiny's ... and a few keeper stripers ..

bait of choice was sardines ... we were also getting bites and stripers off of pile worms ... had no keepers on ghost shrimp ... we threw the sink at them ... dines were the most hit of course ...even caught about a 12"smelt! yes i used it for bait to no avail .. it got let go alive ..lucky day for him/her lol

good luck all!

oh the butts were caught on herring/anchovies behind a small dodger in about 10'of water between southhampton and berkeley ... both days