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quitworktofish
05-30-2014, 07:34 AM
Hello fellow sniffers!!!!!!! I was wondering if hali fishing is good around Berkeley and Alameda?? Im from sacramento so would really appreciate any info.. would hate to pull my boat to the bay and not have good fishing conditions... also where can I find anchovies at? thanks for reading!!! :bananasplits:

JB14
05-30-2014, 10:04 AM
Stripers are the hot bite in the bay. Butts are spread out but still around. Pier 45 has live bait.

Reel Fun
05-30-2014, 02:46 PM
Not this weekend.....but next weekend (6/6 & 6/7) look like great tides for Butts in the bay!! And lots of guys will be rock cod fishing leaving tons of room!

quitworktofish
05-31-2014, 08:16 AM
Stripers are the hot bite in the bay. Butts are spread out but still around. Pier 45 has live bait.

If I launch in Berkeley how far is the boat ride to pier 45?

simplycook
05-31-2014, 10:18 AM
Not this weekend.....but next weekend (6/6 & 6/7) look like great tides for Butts in the bay!! And lots of guys will be rock cod fishing leaving tons of room!

You say not this weekend, but I saw 8 halibuts landed at Berkeley pier yesterday. The smallish tides are good for buts.

JB14
05-31-2014, 12:10 PM
You say not this weekend, but I saw 8 halibuts landed at Berkeley pier yesterday. The smallish tides are good for buts.

The tides today were pretty large @ 5.6' and 4.6'. Halibut tides are in the 2' range. Just because a handful of fish were caught doesn't mean there were good tides. In the end you fish when you can but identifying the right scenarios helps put fish in the boat.

JB14
05-31-2014, 12:13 PM
If I launch in Berkeley how far is the boat ride to pier 45?

It's about 8 miles so it depends on how fast you run. For me it's 15-20 minutes. More if there's chop/wind.

fishslammer
05-31-2014, 01:40 PM
What are they charging now a days for a half scoop of chovies?

Reel Fun
05-31-2014, 03:35 PM
Same as always...$30 @ pier 45. I am going next weekend when the tides are small if the wind cooperates? I was in SF a few days ago (not fishing) and the bay looked great after 5pm! I am thinking about a whole day down there...fish in the morning and come in for lunch/nap around 1 then back out at 4pm or so til 7 or so?

simplycook
05-31-2014, 07:27 PM
The tides today were pretty large @ 5.6' and 4.6'. Halibut tides are in the 2' range. Just because a handful of fish were caught doesn't mean there were good tides. In the end you fish when you can but identifying the right scenarios helps put fish in the boat.

Yes, you are right. Am I wrong. 5.6 and 4.6 high... but with a 2.6 low in the afternoon.

8 Halibut from the Berkeley Pier within a 12 hour period is a "handful"? I guess fishing from boat gives you a different sense of vocabulary.

I stopped by the Berkeley pier again today and another "handful" of halibut were caught again.

JB14
05-31-2014, 10:23 PM
Less than 1 fish an hour for all the fishermen on the pier? Is that considered a hot bite?