Fishfinder by Dennis Doyle
Fishfinder ~ by Dennis Doyle
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November 21, 2013
Big wintertime rockfish are filtering in, but it has been a deuce of a job finding them. Trolling is the best way to come up with a giant right now, and more big fish should be arriving any day, making the chore easier. Concentrate on working across the deeper channels and dragging lures far behind the boat: 150 feet plus.
Breaking stripers have been reported around Poplar Island and south, some of them good sized and taking noisy surface baits. Anglers finding smaller fish on top have been filling out their limits by jigging below the little guys. Cruise to the south to find the breakers and the bigger fish migrating north. Bring binoculars and search for gannets for prime signs of menhaden schools and the bigger rockfish.
Meanwhile, lovely fat white perch have been taken in deeper water at the mouths of the tributaries and in 45-plus feet around the Bay Bridge, where jigging metal and fishing bloodworms and minnows on the bottom are filling coolers.
Dress warm and sip hot beverages if you go out on a cold day. These next few weeks are the end of the season, so don’t miss out. It will be a long time until April.
Whitetail deer, archery: thru Nov. 29
Sika deer, archery: thru Nov. 29
Canada goose: thru Nov. 29
Doves: thru Nov. 29
Ducks: thru Nov. 29
Light goose: thru Nov. 29
Snipe: thru Nov. 29
Ruffed grouse: thru Jan. 31
Sea ducks: thru Jan. 31
Rabbit: thru Feb. 28
Squirrel: thru Feb. 28