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Half Moon Bay

Rating - Fair   

Tuesday, Jan 17 2023
Striper 1 White seabass 1 Crab 3 Sand dabs 3 Crab-only or crab/sand dab/Petrale sole trips are possible once the weather clears up. The commercial boat, New Day, is selling live Dungeness crab on E Dock, Slip 9 on the right side of the pier for $10/pound, flash frozen whole king Salmon for $15/pound, and whole albacore for $5/pound. Information (510) 677-6054, or Captain Al Richardson at (360) 460-7048. Surf perch and land-based rockfishing will be the only game in town until the anticipated salmon opener in April while boat-based rockfish season will not open until May 15 with the take of shelf and slope rockfish and lingcod seaward of the 50 fathom RCA line until July 15. Take is prohibited shoreward of the 50 fathom RCA line. From July 16 through Dec. 31, open at all depths. Spear divers and shore-based anglers will continue to have year-round fishing opportunities for groundfish. The Pacifica Pier was closed as of Monday morning, but status of the pier is available at cityofpacifica.org/departments/public-works/field-services/pacifica-pier.




Tuesday, Jan 17 2023



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Half Moon Bay Weather

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Half Moon Bay is a small city on the California coast, south of San Francisco. A string of beaches along the bay includes Half Moon Bay State Beach. The Coastside Trail leads north to Pillar Point, near the huge waves of the Mavericks surf spot. Nearby, Montara Mountain rises in the protected Rancho Corral de Tierra area. The Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve is on the slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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Half Moon Bay


Rating - Fair

Striper 1 White seabass 1 Crab 3 Sand dabs 3 Crab-only or crab/sand dab/Petrale sole trips are possible once the weather clears up. The commercial boat, New Day, is selling live Dungeness crab on E Dock, Slip 9 on the right side of the pier for $10/pound, flash frozen whole king Salmon for $15/pound, and whole albacore for $5/pound. Information (510) 677-6054, or Captain Al Richardson at (360) 460-7048. Surf perch and land-based rockfishing will be the only game in town until the anticipated salmon opener in April while boat-based rockfish season will not open until May 15 with the take of shelf and slope rockfish and lingcod seaward of the 50 fathom RCA line until July 15. Take is prohibited shoreward of the 50 fathom RCA line. From July 16 through Dec. 31, open at all depths. Spear divers and shore-based anglers will continue to have year-round fishing opportunities for groundfish. The Pacifica Pier was closed as of Monday morning, but status of the pier is available at cityofpacifica.org/departments/public-works/field-services/pacifica-pier.


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