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San Francisco Bay Fly Fishing Report

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Kevin DeGulis and Ben Engle reports on 3.22.18

San Francisco Bay

Surf fishing in the bay is continuing to pick up, areas around the golden gate seem to be the most productive. Ben and I went up to Bolinas, California Sunday in hopes of finding leopard sharks. As we kept on getting stuck in mud we decided to ditch the leopard shark hunt and go towards the Golden Gate. We had some luck Ben was able to bring in a Halibut, a couple Surf Perch, a mini striper, and a crab. 

Ben stuck in the mud (Bolinas Lagoon)  searching for leopard sharks. These sharks species swim with a strong undulating motion, the leopard shark is commonly spotted cruising in or just beyond the surf. It is more active at night than during the day and sometimes lies still on the bottom. In Tomales Bay and Bolinas Lagoon, the leopard shark follows the tide onto mudflats to forage for food, retreating just fast enough to prevent being stranded or trapped as the water recedes.

Crab on the fly!

Thank you, Emily Gribble, for the pictures. 

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