View Full Version : Mels Reef / Friday

07-19-2008, 03:13 PM
Glenn and I bought bait at 7 am and started drifting right in front of the wall for 1 - 26" butt. We then went out to Mels and got in line to start fishing for stripers. At the end of the day we boxed 1 butt and 2 - 8 lbs. stripers.But not before we caught 21 stripers from 5 to 11 lbs. It was my best striper day in the bay for quality fish in over 20 years.

07-19-2008, 09:26 PM
Today was rough, Caught a 20 pounder and the waters were rough.

07-20-2008, 05:43 PM
Just a dumb question , is Mel's Reef also known as the "rockpile " just west of Alcatraz ? Fished it years ago and sounds very much like Mels.

07-20-2008, 06:57 PM
If you leave pier 39 and head towards Acatraz you will be on Mel's Reef a few hundred yards from the island. The Rock Pile is closer to the gate, but not too far from the reef.