I was going to try to maneuver my rod around to get it free then whammm, something huge hit it, and was taking out some line. <*}}}}}}}}}>< — If you like sea otters this is a pier you should visit. The pier in Morro Bay beats them all, offering almost non-stop action. I have never made a trip  to the pier without encountering at least one sea otter. Go charter fishing with the Morro Bay Landing crew or get … Not anything like those 30-50 fish nights but a start! Bait: Tiny bits of squid for the smelt and the smelt for everything else. All rights reserved. Sat down on a bench and started thinking. These are readily available, using Lucky Lura rigs or even crappie jigs. If you pull a crab up (and some simply will not let go of your bait) release it unharmed back into the water. We've also included the latest weather forecasts, sunrise, sunset and tide information for Morro Rock so it's easy to see what conditions will be like over the next few days. Environment. This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Miss Bonnie and Captain Mark Tognazzini--with his many years of commercial fishing experience--were eager to offer the freshest of seafood in a warm and inviting atmosphere. They were using Sabikis. Nothing. I had set out to do some rockfishing but I forgot my license and the jetty was getting wet. I believe it is called the J pier or Memorial pier, or something like that. In addition, some nice Rock Crab can be taken in season, with a crab trap placed near the rocky shoreline.! I thanked the dog owners for their help, they carried the little dog back off the pier and I finally caught all the bait I needed. At the North T-Pier, those rocks are mostly blocked off. The fish hit hard and the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz of the reel is about the best sound in the world. These are baited with worms, small pieces of shrimp or mussel. She said someone was trying to remove the line from the live pelican when they were leaving. The major caveat is that morning and evening hours are by far the best time to visit them and if you decide to do some shark fishing at night (a tradition here) you will probably need to bring a lantern along since lights are rare. Perfect for pier and deep-sea fishing, Morro Bay offers opportunities to catch halibut, tuna, and salmon. There were a few people fishing off the pier but beyond a few other people enjoying a sunny day walk it was quiet, and fit in with the relaxed vibe of cayucos. Sincerely, Blake Bradley, Date: October 9, 2006; To: PFIC Message Board; From: pierkahiki; Subject: Morro Bay, I was in Morro Bay on Saturday morning. Originally 380 feet long, boats still had to anchor out beyond the pier as the shoreline was too shallow. For the halibut a Carolina-leader with a live bait (shiner perch or small smelt) works best. To the north of the pier sits Cayucos Creek and soon after tide pools, rocks, and bluffs begin to … Avila Beach Pier is one of three piers in the town of Avila Beach. A little later in the night, the couple from Paso fished with me. - Duration: 16:46. Afterwards, of course, decided to do some bait fishing. I got quite a few jacksmelt at first, most of them too large for bait. A fifty pound bat ray will take 100 yards of line in no time. One of the pelicans had a small Sabiki hook in its feathers, so it looked like they had tried this before. Morro Bay Landing offers fishing trips for anglers of all ages and skill levels! I put my fishing rag over the bucket, but you could still hear the fish in there. Morro Bay fishing and tide times for the week. I was surprised I even got to play the fish for that long because I was using a light bass rod and baitcast reel spooled with 8-pound line. Lots of boats out drifting for halibut. If so, good news for fishing as that seemed to shut things down. Many anglers also will try for the halibut using an artificial lure such as a Lucky Craft lure or a soft plastic like a Big Hammer. Moonset. View Website. (the non-stop bite doesn’t hurt either…lol). Subsequent trips fishing the rocks have produced eight species of adult rockfish—black rockfish, black & yellow rockfish, blue rockfish, brown rockfish, copper rockfish,  gopher rockfish, grass rockfish, kelp rockfish and another four  species of juvenile rockfish—bocaccio, chilipepper rockfish, vermilion rockfish. The lady then told me how they had just come from a boat ramp that had a dumpster next to the ramp. This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Of course I hadn’t followed my own suggestions. Morro Bay State Park Fishing Report OFFSHORE – This week anglers are heading out on the half day trip targeting Lingcod, and Rockfish (Rockfish, Black & Rockfish, Blue & Rockfish, Copper & Rockfish Vermillion). Book now at www.morrobaylanding.com. Tides for today; Tides for this week; Weather; Fishing times; Fishing time for Pismo Beach Pier Average fishing day. FlyingSquirrel 6,568 views. Guests can enjoy sea views. The first is the fairly tiny size of the pier. Perhaps this is due to its larger size, a fact that seems to allow more space to remain open to fishing than its sister pier when boats are in port. Pier Fishing: The EASIEST Way to Catch Big Fish from the Pier - Duration: 15:56. Morro Bay, Sportfishing, Endeavor, Brad Leage, Sport Fishing, Cape San Martin, Fishing, Pier Fishing, Fishing charters Home Charter Rates Fish Count Gallery Morro Bay's newest sportfishing vessel! When you have 100 yards of line out, a boat loaded with tourists going out to look at whales can really cause problems. Fishing. Most anglers are concentrate on casting out from the end section. This pier is open … We landed the fish…a 55” leopard! I decided to fish on the outside of the pier by a boat that was blocking the drift and where the water was fairly free of the eelgrass. I have fished at this pier exactly 11 times. Morro Bay Finger Piers. Morro Bay, Sportfishing, Endeavor, Brad Leage, Sport Fishing, Cape San Martin, Fishing, Pier Fishing, Fishing charters The pelicans finally flew away from the crazy people. As of 2009 the boats available were the Admiral, Fiesta, Harbor Pathfinder and the Princess. Phenix Sportfishing Port San Luis Pier 3 Avila Beach, CA 93424 (805) 595-7200 Avila Office (805) 771-5500 Morro Bay Office phenixsportfishing@gmail.com. <*}}}}}}}}}>< — Morro Bay itself is a natural bay with an artificial harbor and is the only all-weather, small craft commercial and recreational harbor between Santa Barbara and Monterey. Date: October 14, 2003; To: PFIC Message Board; From: EddieE; Subject: Morro Bay, Hi all, I fished Morro Bay for a few hours tonight hoping for some more leopard action, but didn’t hook any. In response, some have proposed reopening the Shark Inlet that once connected the back bay to the ocean to slow the sedimentation that is filling up the bay. Streets that end at the bay along Morro Bay’s Embarcadero, those between Beach and Anchor Streets, provide public access, several in the form of small viewing/fishing platforms. The Morro Bay Harbor Patrol is known to have one of the most service-oriented and efficient Harbor Patrols of any port in California, and they take pride in being a part of the community with their services, education, and outreach. Alternate names that I’ve heard it called include the ‘J’ Pier and Memorial Pier (since it connects with Anchor Park and its large j-shaped, anchor monument), the Wavelength Pier (since it sits across the street from the Wavelength’s surf shop), and Giovanni’s Pier (guess what’s next to it?). Read all 340 reviews JimmyJackk. Inshore, one side sees an open rocky shoreline; the other side sits adjacent to the Great American Fish Company. I have fished primarily in early summer, but have fished in October, November, and February. Next time, I’ll throw fish into the kayaks and see what the birds do then. The dog freaked, flattened itself out and wouldn’t move. Moonrise. Weather got better after dark (as is usual here) and went from gusty sweatshirt weather to balmy t-shirt weather. LinkedIn. Morro Bay South T-Pier Public Pier — No Fishing License Required Sitting just a few hundred yards south of the North T-Pier, the South T-Pier is slightly larger and seems to be seeing an increasing proportion of the local pier anglers choose it as home. Although I’ve never seen too many “shark” fishermen on the piers at night, these bay waters are considered excellent for leopard sharks, brown smoothhound sharks, and bat rays (and the piers are reputed to be a hot spots for big rays). So I asked them to pick it up and carry it out—maybe it would bark and this could still work. Reviewed June 19, 2020. It felt like a halibut because it was shaking it’s head and making short runs. I also rigged up a Sabiki and climbed down the ladder to nab some mussels off the pilings (it was low tide). The same was true with several species of perch that like to hang around a rocky environment—black seaperch, striped seaperch,  pileperch and a large rubberlip perch that I managed to lose at the end. After dark I switched over to using 2 rods for sharks/rays. Major fishing times. Required fields are marked *, The Complete Coast and Bay Guide to Shore-Based Fishing. Although the jacksmelt are fun to catch, I can’t say the same for shinerperch and staghorn sculpin (bullheads) that can be far too numerous at times in the shallow water (although they can be used as live bait for larger fish). Here comes a couple walking their little Dachshund. Twitter. Morro Bay Harbor’s channel silts up and must regularly be dredged. I settled on trying to find live bait and fish for halibut at the T-pier. Antioch Bridge Pier aka Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline Pier, Huntington Beach Wave Motor Pier — Gone But Not Forgotten, Peck’s Pier & Bruces’ Beach — Manhattan Beach — Gone But Not Forgotten, Pine Avenue Pier #2 — Long Beach — Gone But Not Forgotten, Pine Avenue Pier #1 — Long Beach — Gone But Not Forgotten, Magnolia Avenue Pier — Long Beach — Gone But Not Forgotten. I immediately started hauling in jacksmelt and of course a pelican came over to help me out. In addition, I lost a Bat Ray that was ridiculous in size, 200+ easily, a “barn door” like they call Alaskan Halibut. Walked out in the pier and mostly contained families fishing. I should have kept my Sabiki on though because schools of small smelt showed up and were everywhere. I normally catch a live smelt, about 10 inches in length. Most summers will see sardines, jacksmelt, or mackerel enter the bay and often the best bait is the current visitor to the bay; thus if sardines are clogging the water use them for bait; ditto with the jacksmelt and mackerel. I have caught 6 Leopard Sharks, from 15-30 pounds, including an absolute monster that wrapped me up in the pilings, breaking me off. Bait is either a pile worm, lug worm, ghost shrimp, small piece of market shrimp, or a piece of mussel cut to look like a worm. Morro Bay Pier Shot with DJI Industries Phantom Quad with GoPro Hero Three camera Video shot in in Hi Definition 1920 x 1080 60 fps. Click here to see Pismo Beach Pier's fishing times for … I grew up fishing the Pismo, Cayucos, Avila, and San Simeon piers. I have caught a variety of pier fish in my life and there is no better way to spend an afternoon or evening. I once caught a Sevengill Shark at Pismo Beach which was over 7 feet long. Captain James Cass built the original wharf, which channeled commerce throughout the coastal communities. The shoreline, which is a mix of sand and rocks, frames a 953-feet-long pier. I’m sure if I stayed later it could have been much better though. Date: August 4, 2004; To: PFIC Message Board; From: cayucosjack; Subject: Morro Bay 8-3-04. The perch, of which three species occur in different geographical areas, lend their name to a large order of vertebrates: the Perciformes, from the Greek perke , simply meaning perch. It is an incredible experience not knowing what kind of fish is heating up the drag. Morro Bay, Sportfishing, Endeavor, Brad Leage, Sport Fishing, Cape San Martin, Fishing, Pier Fishing, Fishing charters Home Charter Rates Fish Count Gallery First trip aboard the Endeavor will be April 1. I have caught 6 Leopard Sharks, from 15 -30 pounds, including an absolute monster that wrapped me up in the pilings, breaking me off. With the big setup, it only took me about 5 min to land the fish which turned out to be a 53” Leopard! When fishing the stem, the area leading out to the end, the best set-up seems to be a light outfit, hooks size 6 or 8. Kaye B. The Pier Rats Speak — Posts from the Pier Fishing In California Message Board. For many years the larger pier, the Johnson Pier, was open to fisherman and heavily used. Use a sliding bait leader, size 4 or 2 hooks, and ghost shrimp, seaworms, clams or cut anchovies as bait. An additional fish, seemingly large (but I’ll never know for sure), was lost to those same rocks. Now operating daily fishing trips from Port San Luis. A man with a crab net was about to come over when the halibut drove under the pier and snapped the cheap Eagle Claw snelled hooks right at the dropper loop. I have caught 3 shovelnose sharks, 2 soupfin sharks, and a big blue (50+), which absolutely destroyed one of my reels. Now it's easier than ever to check conditions at Morro Rock simply by visiting the Morro Rock fishing cam page. Ken, There is a pier in Morro Bay, which is a good place to get some sore arms. Date: August 5, 2004; To: PFIC Message Board; From: cayucosjack; Subject: Morro Bay 8-4-04. From 7:47 pm to 8:47 pm. The city prefers it be called the Anchor Park Pier. Great. I was going to quit and go home but decided I’d throw out a shark/ray rig with squid (the only bait I brought). I set the hook and adjusted the drag then gave the pole to the woman from Paso. 1618 15777. Remember to check local regulations … Reviewed July 5, 2020 via mobile . Obviously great place to view the ocean and coast line. The way the tides are now in the bay, I’m having a hard time staying away! Last year EddieE and I fished there a lot and there was usually a thornback to shark/bat ray ratio of 10/1. This pier was built in 1974 and extends out nearly 80 feet into fairly shallow water that has a mud bottom with few rocks but some eelgrass. Second is the fact that both sides of the dock can see heavy boat activity that can interfere with angling, especially if you’ve hooked to a fifty-pound bat ray that’s determined to escape. Join us as we discuss the California Fishing License options, fishing rules and fishing regulations. As soon as everyone finished eating, they all came out onto the pier. I have been skunked twice, both times as the tide was going out and I couldn’t keep my set in place, even with 20-oz of lead. One was alive but had fishing line around its neck, the other one was apparently dead. I was able to get back at the game. Your email address will not be published. I went down to the front of the pier and continued casting. I stopped fishing, took a bathroom break hoping that the pelicans would leave if I did. Featuring: Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty, Cayucos Shoreline Inn...on the beach, Cayucos Pier, Cayucos State Beach, Brown Butter Cookie Company, Outlaws Bar, Grill and Casino, Pirate's Cove Beach, Kelli's Candies & Family Fun Zone, Chumash Cafe, El Chorro Regional Park, Sun-N-Buns Bakery & Party Shop, Morro Bay Boardwalk, Moonstone Drive, Moonstone Beach, Madonna Inn Copper Cafe, Alex … Then I caught the lone sardine and got the interest of Mr. and Mrs. Pelican. As a community, Morro Bay was built on the commercial fishing industry and still leads the way in sustainable fishing practices. Morro … The pier features an anchor monument, a tribute to fisherman lost at sea. From 2:50 pm to 4:50 pm. It is a small pier, maybe 40-50 feet out into the bay. - See 340 traveler reviews, 110 candid photos, and great deals for Cayucos, CA, at Tripadvisor. That fish, a fish that felt like an eel, reminded me that it’s often good to connect your sinker with a short piece of lighter line. We are seeing plenty of assorted fish turn up. A large sandspit, augmented by breakwaters, protects the harbor from the Pacific Ocean to the west. For information on pier fishing, read about the Cayucos, Morro Bay, Avila Beach, Pismo Beach and San Simeon piers by clicking the link below. The pier features an anchor monument, a tribute to fisherman lost at sea. They had just started fishing a couple days before so I tried to help them out. Copyright 2020 Pier Fishing in California. I fished from about 6pm-9pm from the South T-pier. There was a lot of action though! Managed by iPage. Every time I drive up to it, I am hopeful to find no other fisherman present (usually, there aren’t). Sitting just a few hundred yards south of the North T-Pier, the South T-Pier is slightly larger and seems to be seeing an increasing proportion of the local pier anglers choose it as home. Required fields are marked *, The Complete Coast and Bay Guide to Shore-Based Fishing. Also, I was attracting a crowd—a bunch of kayakers were watching and thought this was hilarious. I have hooked fish on both rods at the same time, a nice problem to have, but landing both is next to impossible. My, they were friendly birds, sitting down right next to me and my bucket. A long fish story…. So, my wife went one way with her cup of tea and book and I went out on a little pier to bait fish. The fishing here is tremendous in my experience. I have been completely spooled once, by God knows what kind of beast. Do bring a net since the pier surface is listed as 13 feet above the water. Cayucos began to evolve during the Spanish Land Grant days and was originally part of the Morro Bay Cayucos Rancho. After I settled down, I happened to glance over towards the restaurant and saw the windows lined with people watching the fight. CaliCo Outdoors 16,579 views. 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