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    Re: Bodega bay crabbing report (12 keepers of 50 crabs)

    I tried to fish on the beach but it was filled with sea weed. They made it impossible for fishing. Fishing from the jetty, however, is easy.

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    Any suggestions on beach locations you fished from? I'm new to crab snaring and would like to hit Bodega Bay next week sometime. Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Bodega bay crabbing report (12 keepers of 50 crabs)

    Quote Originally Posted by usacokof View Post
    Camped at Doran Beach park from 11/15 to 11/16. Went to crabbing on the incoming tide of the afternoon of the 15th and the morning of the 16th. Two rods, got a total of 50 crabs, amoung which there are 12 keepers (1 rock, 11 dungeness. For the rest, half were female, half were undersized). The largest one is about 3 lb. On the peak hours, I reeled in every 5 minutes and every cast yielded a crab (or some times two!). It was hot!

    Besides crab, we also caught numerous jack smelt, baby surf perch, baby rockfish and baby halibut. Saw some one caught some nice monkey face eel by poke poling.


    (The dungeness were so large, that the 4 inch rock crab looks like a tiny baby....)
    Any suggestions on beach locations you fished from? I'm new to crab snaring and would like to hit Bodega Bay next week sometime. Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Bodega bay crabbing report (12 keepers of 50 crabs)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishers of men View Post
    Thanks for the picture! It is a jack smelt!

    Did you catch any kingfish/white craoker?
    No. Only jacksmelt, surfperch and halibut. I was trying surf fishing for ray at night, but all the seaweeds made it impossible to fish from the beach.

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    Re: Bodega bay crabbing report (12 keepers of 50 crabs)

    Thanks for the picture! It is a jack smelt!

    Did you catch any kingfish/white craoker?

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    Re: Bodega bay crabbing report (12 keepers of 50 crabs)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishers of men View Post
    Do you have a picture of the jack smelt? I caught a smelt (someone called it that) I want to see what it is.
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    Hard fighting little guy

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    Re: Bodega bay crabbing report (12 keepers of 50 crabs)

    Quote Originally Posted by ngt View Post
    Worms in your jack smelt?
    We only took one to eat (never try it before), didn't notice any worm. It is fully cooked though.

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    Re: Bodega bay crabbing report (12 keepers of 50 crabs)

    Do you have a picture of the jack smelt? I caught a smelt (someone called it that) I want to see what it is.

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    Re: Bodega bay crabbing report (12 keepers of 50 crabs)

    Worms in your jack smelt?

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    Cool Bodega bay crabbing report (12 keepers of 50 crabs)

    Camped at Doran Beach park from 11/15 to 11/16. Went to crabbing on the incoming tide of the afternoon of the 15th and the morning of the 16th. Two rods, got a total of 50 crabs, amoung which there are 12 keepers (1 rock, 11 dungeness. For the rest, half were female, half were undersized). The largest one is about 3 lb. On the peak hours, I reeled in every 5 minutes and every cast yielded a crab (or some times two!). It was hot!

    Besides crab, we also caught numerous jack smelt, baby surf perch, baby rockfish and baby halibut. Saw some one caught some nice monkey face eel by poke poling.

    i-LQ3JhTf-X2.jpg
    (The dungeness were so large, that the 4 inch rock crab looks like a tiny baby....)
    Last edited by usacokof; 12-31-2014 at 02:52 PM.

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