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SIR BRANCH - 128

SAN RAMON VALLEY

Fishing

 
 
Happy New Year Everyone! 
 
We are not just a fishing group! We do like to travel to different locales to pursue our passion. Next year's travel fishing adventures are currently in the planning stages. Trips to Alaska, Utah, Nevada and La Paz, Mexico are currently in the early stages of planning. One long range trip is already filled because of the high demand by all California anglers, not just us. Of course all of California is included in this montage of adventures. Our yearly meeting calendar will occur early November so if you are interested in an early look at what is coming up for the group please contact me. If you are interested in suggesting a trip and acting as a fish master also by all means contact myself or Clem Teters.
 
 
SIR’s Area Fishing Group News Update  for  January 2023
(Sirs Rich Fiscina #146, myself #128, Ken Bellindir #19)
 
December is usually a "slow" month for the fishing group but this year it has been quite the opposite. Members have fished numerous times for crab and rockfish on both charter and private boats. Rockfish and crab fishing has been to say the least, OUTSTANDING! Consistent limits of both rockfish and crab have been caught. Recreational fishermen have been forced to used hoops rather than pots to prevent whale entanglements. Normally the commercial season starts approximately 2 weeks after it opens for recreational anglers the first Saturday in November. This year as well as last because of migrating whales commercial season has not started on time. As of this writing the commercial season is scheduled to start for  pre-drop today, 12/29/22. Commercials fisherman will be able to pull their pre-dropped pots at 1201am on 12/31/22. You should see fresh local Dungeness in your local store shortly thereafter.
 
The fishing group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month (except for November and December when it is the 3rd Thursday) at 8:30 AM at Legends located at the Diablo Creek Golf Course 4050 Port Chicago Highway in Concord. Members often come early to enjoy breakfast and share fish lies!
 
For more information and to join the fishing group please contact Pedro Contreras (petjan@pacbell.net) or Clem Teters (clemteters@gmail.com).
 
 
 
September 2022
 
Sir Ken Bellindir (branch 19)
 
The salmon and rockfish seasons have been excellent this year! Limits or big fish have been caught by members of the fishing group. It's not always a successful outing but still a lot of fun with your fellow SIR member.
 
The group charters the 6-pack, Sundance, on a regular basis. It is usually limits or catches larger salmon up to 35 pounds. You never know what to expect on the Sundance. Captain RJ finds the fish and the rest is up to you. His deckhand AJ is outstanding. If you're not paying attention to your rod he does and will quickly set the rod for you to reel in a monster (hopefully). Limits or near limits have been the rule.
The Seawolf sport fishing boat was chartered by the group in August for a rockfish trip. It was expected to fish the Farallon Islands but wind and seas prevented the boat traveling there. Instead the Captain took 16 members to Point Reyes where limits of beautiful rockfish were caught along with 10 lingcod. What was expected to be a tough day on the water was actually great. The Captain made a good decision to fish the coast.
 
Our own 128 member, Joe Santone, fished on the private boat Lone Wolf with 3 other SIR members. He was the only one to hook a salmon but lost it at the boat. Joe, you will get him them next time! I believe Joe was the only one to hook a fish that day among 20 boats based on the radio traffic heard. The ocean that day was flat and calm almost like a lake. We were fishing the area known as double point just south of Point Reyes. We ended up with no fish for the day but that is why they call it fishing and not catching!
 
In the mix of all the fishing was the annual barbecue at the home of the groups secretary, Brion Beetz. Fifty members and their guests attended. It was a wonderful event on a warm Sunday evening.
 
The fishing group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month (except for November and December when it is the 3rd Thursday) at 8:30 AM at Legends located at the Diablo Creek Golf Course 4050 Port Chicago Highway in Concord. Members often come early to enjoy breakfast and share fish lies!
 
For more information and to join the fishing group please contact Pedro Contreras (petjan@pacbell.net) or Clem Teters (clemteters@gmail.com).
 
 
 

 
 
 
First fish caught on new chair ladder!