Aligning Stars!

A smiling man and woman hold a sturgeon at the back of a boat

Sturgeon time!

It’s been nearly 10 years since the atmospheric stars aligned leaving our fishing grounds, San Pablo Bay, as ground zero sturgeon spot number one. Even before the latest round of precip the Argo has hooked sturgeon nearly every trip over the past couple weeks. Now, with a major surge of freshwater pushing through the bay this has historically kicked action into a much higher gear.

In past years, with the conditions we’re currently seeing multiple fish days and double hookups are not uncommon. In fact, if the water continues to flow, it could encourage sturgeon activity into April.

Looking at the short-term forecast, beginning Thursday the weather is looking prime into next week for San Pablo Bay. What has remained consistent is the solid striped bass action; with limits and near limits the rule. Lots of bites with angler skill and luck determining the number and size of the bass brought aboard.

Running from Fisherman’s Wharf into San Pablo Bay chasing sturgeon and bass will be the program through February, or until the halibut start to bite. We’re often into halibut by early March, but heavy river runoff may delay their appearance. Either way, judging by the crop of undersize fish last year, 2017 has banner potential.

For the latest update or if you have any questions, email or call (415) 361-7757. As with all our trips tackle, bait and fish cleaning are included within the price.

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