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KoneZone
03-19-2007, 07:23 PM
I live in Oregon and often wonder what species are available in the San Fransisco Bay and Delta area. I know you guys have Salmon, Steelhead, Stripers, Sturgeon, Halibut and Flounder. What are the other common species that are targeted? I am interested in the tidal effected area. Just curious I guess.

FinshingSW
03-19-2007, 07:28 PM
Sharks: 7-Gill (cow shark), leopard sharks

Perch: not like the redtails up in oregon, but plentiful, many varieties.

Bat Rays: Fun just had one break me off today(50lb braid, and 65lb wire leader), musta been 80 lbs.

KoneZone
03-19-2007, 07:49 PM
What do you do with a Shark? I saw a picture of those spotted ones and that looked cool.

FinshingSW
03-19-2007, 08:24 PM
You filet them, steak them and eat them, although I would'nt make a habit out of eating bay shark.

Just noticed the adivsory, not more than 1 meal a month.

donzitroller
03-19-2007, 08:35 PM
The ever-elusive WSB.. yum yum!

:P

bluestar
03-19-2007, 09:15 PM
Don't commercial people still net sardines or some small fish like that inside the SF bay?

We also have this fish in the bay (it's a straightened-out sea horse):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/rhbj03/DSCN0567LargeSmall.jpg

tsang151
03-20-2007, 02:47 AM
don't forget the pesky smelt and king fish (croaker) too...

Rock_Hopper
03-20-2007, 07:17 AM
And the ultimate prize for any gamefish hunter in the bay - The Mighty Bullhead!

Don't forget 'chovies, mackerel, sardines, and herring. WSB as mentioned above, thornback rays, 6-gills (rare), 7-gills, Threshers, the occasional guitarfish, some random rockfish here and there, midshipman, a buncha different varieties of perch, bat rays and round stingrays....and I'm sure there's a ton more I'm forgetting.

gmdcdvm
03-20-2007, 07:25 PM
You all forgot one of the most common catches in the bay. The San Francisco Plastic Bag fish. Last time I caught a couple of Safeways and one of the rare Anderson's bag fish. Lots of litter out there, but the fishing is still pretty good.

You can also crab from some of the local piers for spider and rock crabs. Dungies are illegal to crab for in the bay.

Some of it changes with the time of year: ie sturgeon in the winter/early spring, striped bass in the spring/summer, halibut in the spring/summer/and a times the fall. But, you can catch almost all species at any time of the year with a little luck, the right tide, and the right weather...
Gerry

GCinGV
03-21-2007, 06:52 AM
Don't commercial people still net sardines or some small fish like that inside the SF bay?

We also have this fish in the bay (it's a straightened-out sea horse):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v207/rhbj03/DSCN0567LargeSmall.jpg
Iíve heard that itís still the best Herring fishery in the world.
GC

hookncook
03-21-2007, 02:33 PM
Sharks: 7-Gill (cow shark), leopard sharks

Perch: not like the redtails up in oregon, but plentiful, many varieties.

Bat Rays: Fun just had one break me off today(50lb braid, and 65lb wire leader), musta been 80 lbs.

7-gill are not cow shark. 6-gill are.

Uncle_Sam
03-22-2007, 12:00 AM
Hey El Jeffe:

What would you do with a spider crab exept kill it for the benefit of desirable species?

tarbuckle
03-22-2007, 12:23 PM
You all forgot one of the most common catches in the bay. The San Francisco Plastic Bag fish. Last time I caught a couple of Safeways and one of the rare Anderson's bag fish. Lots of litter out there, but the fishing is still pretty good.


Sad but true

grendl
03-22-2007, 03:10 PM
I gotta aask, Whats a WSB? :-?

Fishbutt21
03-22-2007, 03:16 PM
I gotta aask, Whats a WSB? :-?

White sea bass