Noyo Fishing Report – If you haven’t been out fishing yet this year and are missing the taste of fresh salmon, now is the time to go. Sport fishing charter boat captains out of Noyo Harbor are reporting an improved bite over last weekend and into Monday morning.
Captain Tim Gillespie headed the Sea Hawk out past the buoy into about 300 feet of water on Monday morning where 20 passengers aboard the charter boat dropped lines. The anglers hauled in 25 salmon before heading back to dock.
Gillespie reported a slow Saturday morning with only one fish per rod but then a jump on Sunday with 20 anglers catching 28 salmon. Last Friday was the big day with 23 passengers limiting before 11 a.m.
“The weathers been fair the last few days,” said Gillespie. “It’s been foggy and a little choppy in the mornings but lays down pretty well in the afternoons.”
Bottom fishing has been excellent too and provides a whole different fishing experience. Anglers don’t have to go far to get into some good fishing. On Monday the Sea Hawk headed out into about 90 feet of water just off the Caspar headlands and brought back limits for everyone on board.
The Department of Fish and Game announced the closure of the commercial fishery for greenlings Aug. 1. Greenlings may still be taken by sports fishermen.
National Weather Service
Coastal waters forecast from Point St. George to Point Arena predicts little change in the marine weather through Thursday as high pressure in the eastern Pacific and low pressure over interior California remain nearly stationary. Friday into Saturday high pressure is expected to build into the Pacific Northwest, bringing an increase to wind speeds across the coastal waters. Short period fresh swell will prevail throughout the forecast period.
Local forecast according to the National Data Buoy Center Station 46014 located 19 nautical miles north of Point Arena, at 39.22 N 123.97 W.
Thursday: North wind, 10 to 20 knots. Wind waves 2 to 4 feet with a northwest swell 4 to 6 feet and areas of fog.
Friday: North wind 15 to 25 knots. Wind waves 3 to 5 feet and a northwest swell to 6 feet and areas of fog.
Saturday: North wind 10 to 20 knots. Wind waves 3 to 4 feet and a northwest swell to 6 feet and areas of fog
By JAMES HUMECKY Of the Advocate