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    Re: Poor girl need help for places to fish

    chrissy fields has been known to pull some stipers and butts
    china camp on the marin side for stripers
    all the beaches produce fish
    berkeley pier
    the brisbane tubes
    rodeo
    and all the other places everyone else has mentioned
    the possibilities are endless

    there are pretty much spots everywhere. timing is probably the most important thing when it comes to different spots and different species. for instance, fishing oyster point during certain times of the year will produce nothing more than baby sharks and rays while fishing it at other times of the years can produce stripers and butts. do a little research and lots of scouting. ask local fishing tackle stores and local fisherman...they'll always put you on to a good spot and if the timing is right, you'll hook up (provided you put your time in). also, if you're driving near water...always keep an eye out for fisherman. i'm not talking just one or two fisherman ...but groups...chances are, they're "in the know" =)

    good luck and enjoy yourself!

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    Re: Poor girl need help for places to fish

    Fisherman are much more likely to help women out, so you got an advantage over most of the newbies out there. ;)
    Mike

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    Re: Poor girl need help for places to fish

    KT give Baker Beach shot with store shrimp. Perch and maybe some jacksmelt now, and stripers in the spring.
    Fort Point pier is a spot to ask a lot of questions at, most of those guys are in the know, and can give you some current info. They might even catch a salmon or two right in front of you so you can see how it's done (that's good for the next couple of weeks :P)

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    Re: Poor girl need help for places to fish

    KT,
    a lot depends on what style of fishing you like to do. I'm a confirmed bankie who tosses lures a lot (some bait, though), and I fish, maybe, 5 days a week. if you count up the actual times I fish, I'd guess it's over 7x a week (for shorter sessions). often, it's 3x a day.

    fwiw, there are a lot of fishing spots in and around SF. for lures, the whole shoreline between candlestick and the san mateo bridge is filled with well trod plugging spots. pretty much pick a spot and start tossing.
    for bait, it's just about the same.

    in the city itself, the stretch from the GGB to the yacht harbot is a pretty well known plugging spot for buts and bass (and the odd lingcod), and live bait can work along that beach as well.

    going west, the rocks just west of the GGB is a decent rockfishing spot, but the hike down is pretty grim at times. also, watch your footing on foggy days. the trail can get slippery.

    south from lands end, you hit ocean beach and all the perch spots there. further south towards pacifica/HMB and south, are lots of beaches and rock spots for perch, rocky species and stripers/buts.

    North of the city are lots of fishing spots as well. just below the GGB is the Ft. baker pier and the Ft. Baker jetty. the jetty can be hit or miss, but if a school of blue or black rockfish are cruising, you can get some red hot action for decent sized fish.

    I could go on and on, but the bottom line is that the fishing is right under your nose. I second the recommendation of the pierfishing board. it's not just piers there, but any shoreline fishing. if you're a newbie to fishing, don't be afraid to get involved. lots of people willing to help out or invite you out and show you the ropes. (I'm 2d there as well, and I can come across as a bit crusty on the board, but hit me up on e-mail and I'm a lot nicer, i think)

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    Re: Poor girl need help for places to fish

    Check out the Hitchhikers board, there are bankies there too who you could meet up with and fish with.

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    Re: Poor girl need help for places to fish

    A friend of mine went out to oyster point yesterday. He said he caught about 20 sub legal sharks and nothing else. He was using anchovies. I think that rays and sharks are all thats biting there right now. halibut were all over only 2 weeks ago.
    Mike

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    Re: Poor girl need help for places to fish

    Wow, thanks for all the replies! Didn't get a chance to read everyone but will do so tonight! Went fishing at Oyster point yesterday, caught some baby sharks and bat ray..keep threwing them back to the water, felt bad for these babies..

    Should prob stop using squid as bait and try anchovies next time.

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    Re: Poor girl need help for places to fish

    I need to try merced out sometime. do they stock it in spring or winter or both?
    Mike

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    Re: Poor girl need help for places to fish

    Try Benicia state park or first st. fish for Salmon from shore with spinners.

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    Re: Poor girl need help for places to fish

    Quote Originally Posted by KT
    .no boating.

    Your help is very much appreciated!!!
    :D
    Well that leaves me out.lol ;D But if I was going to bank fish I would look into the river for Salmon.

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