October 28, 2014    Headlines

North Bay Stripers

The Bays:
Captain Jim Smith of the Happy Hooker made it out to the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday 10-26 morning, but when he saw the break over the South Tower, he decided it would be far kinder on his clientele to stay inside the bay. He ran east past the Carquinez Bridge in search of striped bass after stopping at the Brothers for 8 legal stripers along with at least 50 shakers released. They went back to Angel Island to pick up a ling cod and some assorted rockfish. Smith put in a great effort on an overall difficult day. Smith has some limited room for Sunday’s crab/rockfish combination trip.
Keith Fraser of Loch Lomond Bait and Tackle reported inclement weather conditions inside the bay over the weekend with wind on Sunday after only a few boats out on Saturday. One boat went to the Brothers after needing a chart to have Fraser show them where the Brothers were, and they ended up with smallish bass on Loch Lomond shiners. The tides have been small minuses, and the stripers will be on the move. Fraser has live Loch Lomond shiners and mudsuckers for wholesale and retail.

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Keith Fraser of Loch Lomond Bait and Tackle in San Rafael called on Thursday 10-23 night, and he was ecstatic about the striper action at the Brothers. He went out on Thursday afternoon with three anglers, and he said, “It was like a hatchery out there,’ catching and releasing up to 50 bass. He added, “The least number of hookups on a drift was two and several times we had three or four fish on with the largest bass to 9-pounds and most in the 22 to 28-inch range.” “It doesn’t get any better,” according to Fraser. They also found bass at the Whaling Station in the flat, glassy conditions. He said, ”Trolling has slowed down, but drifting is incredible.” And of course, Loch Lomond shiners were the bait of choice.
There must be some halibut in the bay near Angel Island with ‘Lights Out’ Sport Fishing posting this photo of action on Thursday. Few anglers are trying for halibut, but there must be some around.

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Party Boat Information and Reservations Around the Bay

The Happy Hooker will be running potluck trips from the Berkeley Marina +1.510.223.5388

California Dawn will be running halibut and striper trips from the Berkeley Marina +1.510.417.5557

Emeryville Sportfishing Center is booking potluck trips on their fleet of 8 boats +1.510.654.604

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