I set up a bay trip today to hopefully get some of our first halibut this year. Left the docks with Captain James, his friend Stuart, my boy Greyson, and me. We stopped by the bait receiver in SF and picked up a nice scoop of good looking anchovies. We then headed out the gait to take a look at the conditions for some salmon. It looked pretty choppy and we decided to take it easy and fish the bay instead.
We spent the day fishing off the alameda rock wall along with about 5 or 6 large charter boats, several six packs, and a slew of private boaters. The action was pretty slow. Our first fish came on about 1.5 hours and was 23 inches followed by the second fish less than a few minutes later at 23.5 inches. Greyson made it a point to let Stuart reel in the first fish since he had not been fishing since he was a kid.
Spent the day making some long drifts and scratching up a total of 5
Keepers 23-28.5 inches and about 7 shakers. Greyson caught the biggest fish which I told him was Karma for letting Stuart catch the first one. Weather was nice with an early marine layer then bright sunny skies. Wind picked up in the afternoon and we called it a day at 3pm.
Overall and awesome day with my son Greyson and my friend Captain James.