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Topic: Kayak fishing inside of Pillar Point Harbor?  (Read 2830 times)

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I just posted about wanting to find a good spot in the delta to fish and kayak. Does anybody know if you can fish from your kayak inside of the Pillar Point Harbor?  I was thinking out along the rock walls from the inside of the harbor may be good to try. Also does anybody know if you can launch inside the harbor and then get out to the open bay or do you have to launch outside of the harbor if you want to fish the bay? Thanks in advance for any responses.


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it's like watching paint dry if you fish inside Pillar Point Harbor. my best advice to you guys are to practice paddling. get used to the tipping point of your yaks,  practice self rescue and join a hookup group and head out to open waters. oh and one thing. beware of the landlord.. j/k..

but do prepare for sea sick cause kayaking in delta and lakes are not the same as ocean.


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During the commercial crab season, I hear the commies cull their crab inside the harbor and throw excess overboard.  Crabbing inside may be productive later, after the commies start crabbing.  Also, I've heard rumors of halibut inside the harbor...
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During the commercial crab season, I hear the commies cull their crab inside the harbor and throw excess overboard.  Crabbing inside may be productive later, after the commies start crabbing.  Also, I've heard rumors of halibut inside the harbor...

Rumors? What is this House Wives of Silicon Valley?
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If your target species is kingfish/croakers, then squid tipped on a bare jig head will get you some action.  Also, occasionally get flooded with baitfish, like chovies where you can jig up by the bucketload.

Otherwise, PPH is not likely to be productive, generally speaking.  Freak conditions/circumstances may alter your yield. 


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I just posted about wanting to find a good spot in the delta to fish and kayak. Does anybody know if you can fish from your kayak inside of the Pillar Point Harbor?  I was thinking out along the rock walls from the inside of the harbor may be good to try. Also does anybody know if you can launch inside the harbor and then get out to the open bay or do you have to launch outside of the harbor if you want to fish the bay? Thanks in advance for any responses.

Yes you can launch in the harbor and then get out to the open bay.  Two good places to launch are Half Moon Bay Kayaks beach and the beach next to the old pier.  Check google earth to locate them.
As you leave the "jaws" head south to the first green buoy.  There's King's  rock to your right as you head to the green buoy, STAY AWAY! To shallow and sometimes has big breakers.


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Also heard leopard sharks swim up into the shallow bach area by the old pier.  If you're into that kind of stuff, but might not be in season right now. Check regs. For leopards in the ocean. I know the s.f. bay is open year round.
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Go fishing you troll!!!

During the commercial crab season, I hear the commies cull their crab inside the harbor and throw excess overboard.  Crabbing inside may be productive later, after the commies start crabbing.  Also, I've heard rumors of halibut inside the harbor...

Rumors? What is this House Wives of Silicon Valley?
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Go fishing you troll!!!

During the commercial crab season, I hear the commies cull their crab inside the harbor and throw excess overboard.  Crabbing inside may be productive later, after the commies start crabbing.  Also, I've heard rumors of halibut inside the harbor...

Rumors? What is this House Wives of Silicon Valley?

Go diving you House Wife  I mean Puto :smt001
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Lots of salmon in the harbor right now!

Trick would be getting them to bite. I've been wondering about trying some brackish water tactics. Silvertron spinners maybe or quick fish?

Something that will piss me off and make them bite but I don't know much about freshwater salmon.

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Thanks for all the responses.  I definitely plan on practicing some self rescue before heading out into the open. I am not to worried about sea sickness as I grew up boating and float tubing on a very large lake. Not the ocean but waves of 10 feet+ were fairly common in bad weather which just happened to be the best fishing for huge Kamloops. Record wave height of 22 feet as far as I know came last summer when we were on. I planned a boat in camping trip for that day but as luck would have it my boat wouldn't start. Probably a good thing as I am sure it would have sunk my boat. We may try discovery bay this weekend and see how we do. Thanks again for all the help guys.


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Lots of salmon in the harbor right now!

 :jawdrop  Already!?!  Inside the harbor so soon?
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As the bait fish (chovies) move into the harbor, halibut also follow them in...

If you decide to fish inside the harbor, please make sure you stay out of the main boating lanes; and stay away from the jaws, unless you are going in/out of the harbor.

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I think I may try the harbor since I don't quite feel comfortable going out into open water yet. It is a good chance for me to get more time in the kayak. Who knows maybe I will get lucky and land a salmon or something. I will definitely stay well clear of the boat lanes. Also do you guys think a fishfinder is a must have before going out into the open water. I plan on getting one asap as I definitely want to know how deep the water is and how where the fish are.


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Lots of salmon in the harbor right now!

Trick would be getting them to bite. I've been wondering about trying some brackish water tactics. Silvertron spinners maybe or quick fish?

Something that will piss me off and make them bite but I don't know much about freshwater salmon.

-Eliot
Where did you get the reports for salmon inside pph?
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