Xtreme-Angling has made several trips into the ocean this August for personal trips. There are a lot of fish outside the gate, staged along the Marin Coastline and out at the Channel Buoys. Boats have had decent success both trolling and mooching with a fish per rod up to limits on most days.
We have been targeting the water in 60-70ft of water and trolling FBR’s at 2-3mph. The lure/bait depth has been varied using the downriggers to match the depth of the bait schools I locate on the fish finder.
We have been mooching with 4-5oz weights with both anchovy and herring. The depth that these rig’s are lowered is the to match what the fishfinder shows. I try to match the bait or the fish that I see on the graph.
We have also been hitting some of the reefs and rock outcroppings to target rockfish. They have been coming on 6oz P line Lazer minnows and plastic swimbaits with a 4oz head.
There are a lot of fish out in front of the bay which will give us a good run of fish this fall for the river season. I’m looking forward to this season even though we have low water levels the fish still have to come up.