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November 22, 2014    Headlines

Crab and Rockfish Combos are Light Out

Half Moon Bay:

Captain Tom Mattusch of the Huli Cat reported continued limits of rockfish and crab on their combination trips south of the harbor, and they found schools of Spanish mackerel up to one-pound on Tuesday and Wednesday 11-19 at the edge of the reef. He said, “It was hard to get through the mackerel to make it to the bottom.” Some wise fishermen pinned on a live mackerel on a live bait rig for the shot at a ling cod.

He will be out on a research trip on Friday in search of gravid blues with a charter on Saturday with a few spots open on Sunday.  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be crab-only trips or $60.00/angler. These  trips will last three hours or less.

The crab counts are holding up despite the huge amount of crab brought to the processors by commercial boats. There are some boats that have had to wait more than a day to offload due to the high volume of crab at the docks.

Captain Tom Mattusch of the Huli Cat said, “Crab and rockfish action remains ‘off the hook,’” as they returned within 1.5-hours on a crab-only trip on Thursday 11-6. He added, “The ling cod action was red hot on Monday, slowed a bit on Tuesday, but it was back on Wednesday as we have brought in limits of both rockfish and crab with a healthy ling count. The Huli Cat is filled through the weekend, but they have plenty of room starting Monday. A few salmon continue to be taken in the harbor as the fish are breaking the surface in the morning. Ocean salmon season ends on Sunday.

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