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Topic: Good Kayak Ocean Fishing With A Launch Ramp  (Read 1919 times)

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Albion is one I can think of. Pillar Point and Doran both have launch ramps but Iíve never heard anything good about the rockfish fishing there. Any suggestions?
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All the harbors: Santa Cruz, Monterey, Halfmoon Bay, Moss, etc of course have launch ramps.  Are you looking to launch off the ramp with a trailer?  Or just looking to roll down it into the water?  Also, just to be sure, do you know of the changes to the rockfish seasons and dept restrictions?
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Ocean cove sort of has one. Same with timber cove but the TC one doesnít go all the way to the water.
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TC is definitely a beach launch. Santa Cruz and Monterey are good options. Don't forget Horseshoe Bay as long as you have the tides and winds figured for a trip under the Gate (although you can catch small RF right inside the Bay).
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I don't think there is really one IMO. The good ones mostly involve beach launching or difficult stairs  :smt044
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No I havenít heard about the closures/restrictions. Iím looking for a launch that does not require putting the kayak on wheels. Iím getting older and my Radar 135 is getting to be a bit much to pick up and put on the wheels and to drag up and down the beach. I wouldnít call Ocean Cove a launch ramp but I think I can make it work. Iíll have to check out the other ones that were mentioned. Iíd like to stay close enough to drive there in the morning. If not then someplace where I can camp or sleep in my truck the night before. Are all those harbors close to good fishing for rockfish?
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There's a ramp on the bay side at Doran in Bodega Bay - camp and launch from there. Miller's launch on Tomales as well.
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You will need to paddle very far to reach the 50-fathom line from most harbors/ramps. Rockfish/lingcod/cabezon is closed inside 50 fathoms.
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There's a ramp on the bay side at Doran in Bodega Bay - camp and launch from there. Miller's launch on Tomales as well.
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Brad
Yes, Howís the rockfish fishing there? I know a lot of people go crabbing there but I donít remember seeing any fishing reports.
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You will need to paddle very far to reach the 50-fathom line from most harbors/ramps. Rockfish/lingcod/cabezon is closed inside 50 fathoms.
Yes, thatís not happening. So have we been permanently excluded from fishing the ocean?
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You will need to paddle very far to reach the 50-fathom line from most harbors/ramps. Rockfish/lingcod/cabezon is closed inside 50 fathoms.
Yes, thatís not happening. So have we been permanently excluded from fishing the ocean?
DFW staff informed me last week that CDFW is currently working on multiple strategies for developing the 2024 season. To allow for fishing activity in nearshore waters for some portion of the year, CDFW is trying to develop waypoints to establish a 20 fm RCA line, which could be used for 2024 and beyond rockfish seasons once established.   We might get an opportunity to comment on their 20 fm RCA line soon.
Some of us submitted a petition to get some of our season back: https://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=101418.0

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I hope the partial season is later in the year when the weather is better.

You will need to paddle very far to reach the 50-fathom line from most harbors/ramps. Rockfish/lingcod/cabezon is closed inside 50 fathoms.
Yes, thatís not happening. So have we been permanently excluded from fishing the ocean?
DFW staff informed me last week that CDFW is currently working on multiple strategies for developing the 2024 season. To allow for fishing activity in nearshore waters for some portion of the year, CDFW is trying to develop waypoints to establish a 20 fm RCA line, which could be used for 2024 and beyond rockfish seasons once established.   We might get an opportunity to comment on their 20 fm RCA line soon.
Some of us submitted a petition to get some of our season back: https://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=101418.0

Paul
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