Fish finding is not necessarily the same as fish catching.
The fish finder can be a bit frustrating. Captain Bob has been making some changes to our tweeting fish finder and it has been helpful. Yesterday our fish finder “runnethed over”, but the fish did not follow.
Here are a couple views of our fish finder yesterday morning.
First we tried the entrance buoys at Half Moon Bay. Here’s what we saw.
Ironically, despite a lack of visuals, we managed to catch a salmon of about 7 or 8 pounds after an hour of trolling. Then word came in that fish were stacked up at the Pacifica Pier – about 15 miles north.
We were on the move and when we arrived near the Pacifica Pier, here’s what we saw.
Once again you ran see the path of our two downrigger balls and single lead ball. You would think that we would have had a triple hook-up. Amazingly, after about 3 hours fishing near the Pier, we had caught only one fish – a shaker about 15 inches long. And, we had a couple other fish on for a moment.
About 1:00 PM we departed back towards the Half Moon Bay dock. Near the entrance buoy we trolled again, until about 2:30. Not much going on and no fish.
We arrived at the dock to learn that at about 2:00 PM, the fishing at the Pacifica Pier went wide open with many people catching limits in a hurry.
Not only do you need to find’em. You need to find’em when they’re hungry.