January 14, 2020    Headlines

San Pablo Basses

The Bays:

By Dave Hurley

In the south bay, Laine’s Bait in Alviso reported  Sunday 1-4 the sturgeon bite is starting to pick up once again in the area from the Dunbarton Bridge to the railroad bridge with grass shrimp, ghost shrimp, herring, or eel. There was a herring spawn off of Alameda earlier in the past week, and the sturgeon are migrating into the south bay in search of herring. The bite was really good from the end of November through December before starting to pick up once again.

Note to Readers:
After  24 years we are scaling back on updating these reports with an eye towards travel. I have a summer full of travel plans and can't wait for the adventure to begin. I'm going to Germany and Switzerland next June for a brothers wedding, three trips to our family vacation home in Alaska and then back to Europe for a cruise that my wife Linda wishes to do. It's impossible to travel and update this site so its time to end reports here. Life is short! Reports will continue here through May.
The good news is my business partner Merlin Kolb does an excellent job on daily fishing updates on our Real Magic Sportfishing Facebook page. Like us there for daily reports. With the ability to report directly from the water most local captains is going to FB. Dave Hurley does an excellent job with his twice weekly reports of the Hotsheet.
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Sturgeon may not be taken in the following described area between January 1 and March 15: That portion of San Francisco Bay included within the following boundaries: A direct line between Pt. Chauncy (National Marine Fisheries Laboratory) and Pt. Richmond, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and a direct line between Pt. Lobos and Pt. Bonita.

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