View Full Version : South bay shark report 9/23

09-23-2006, 07:15 PM
Early am, caught the end of the outgoing and fished through the incoming and part of the new outgo Sunny and calm, winds did not start until around 2. Big fog bank rolled into SF around 3. Off the water at 3:30.
Tally for the three of us was four kept leopards 39" to 48", numerous undersize leopards, six or so rays(a couple were our biggest to date), and about 7 or so smoothhound shark.
sardine and squid combo platter, with some on plain sardine.
That's probaly it for the season, going to focus on the salmonoids in American River.

me with my "jackpot winner" shark 8-)


Mr. M with his keeper


Mr H with his keeper

great day to be on the water 8-)

09-23-2006, 08:08 PM
Nice kromie!! You doing anything special with the fish i.e. bleeding right away, or soaking in milk.I plan on hitting sharks hard next year.Might have to drag you along a time or 3 ;D

09-23-2006, 08:45 PM
Gutting and rinsing the insides out within a few minutes after getting the club.
Sounds good to me, lovin this sharkin 8-)

09-25-2006, 08:08 AM
Nice catch..

Where did u launch? and fish at? how deep?

09-27-2006, 08:39 AM
Good Job and thanks for the report.......

09-27-2006, 06:18 PM
Im planning on fishing around Dumbarton and RWC soon. I am wondering how to find a place to fish for sharks and rays. is there anything to look out for or would anywhere be ok? also on a boat, is it ok to just drop the line down opposed to casting? and if Im not getting bites, move on or stick to one place.

09-28-2006, 01:09 PM
WOW you guys actually eat that stuff :-? :-/....what's it like??
We c/r them all the time what fun...rays too....! Last week caugh a big 18 inch smelt we think like a trout silver with a yellow spot on the gilL?? Any idea what that is??

09-28-2006, 01:21 PM
jacksmelt. Looked like this right? http://www.dfg.ca.gov/MRD/mspcont7.html#jacksmelt

09-28-2006, 02:49 PM
BBQ in foil with a small piece of bacon on top, maybe some onion pepper or lemon pepper, dash of garlic.
BBQ with a dab of BBQ sauce.
Breaded and deep-fried(shark-nuggets).

here is the routine: hook, land, pusuader to the noggin ( 36" or larger ;)), quick picture, gut, rinse in the bay water thoroughly, to the fish box with some ice.
Filet, remove skin and cook.
Minimal fishy taste, nice flaky white meat. 8-)

If you do not gut or at least bleed out then expect a nasty, ammonia tasting meat that will have you swearing you will never eat it again no matter how you cook it. :P :'(

10-02-2006, 12:36 PM
That was a smelt for sure dont know how it got hooked it was funny right in the mouth big one too....

I may have to try shark someday then!