September 15th, 2011
Coastside is a community of recreational fishermen. We are more than just a website. We are active, conservation minded volunteers sharing in the common goal of improving California’s fishery. Coastside is also politically active towards these same goals. We balance this with events that teach responsible use of our resources. Kids derbies, veterans fishing days and similar functions are held throughout the year; both for our membership and the public to participate in.
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August 13th, 2015
Welcome to annual Coastside Fishing Club Fundraiser Dinner! This is a great event to get together, meet folks in person and make a difference in the fishing community!
Sign up here!
Looking forward to see you there!
Doors open at 5:00pm
Dinner at 7:00pm
Silent Auction table closes at 8:00pm
Awards/Comments at 8:00pm
Live Auction at 8:45PM
May 22nd, 2015
HALIBUT & STRIPER DERBY
JUNE 27, 2015
OYSTER POINT MARINA
- CASH PRIZES
- FREE RAFFLE
- FREE HAT
- FREE FOOD BY THE GRILL CREW
- $40 ENTRY FEE
- FISH FROM ANY PORT
- DEADLINE TO ENTER: JUNE 26
- FREE ENTRY FOR KIDS 15 AND UNDER
- Rod and reel to first 50 kids at weigh-in
- Special participation prizes
May 2nd, 2015
Coastside members and other Bay-Area anglers will have ten opportunities this summer and fall to fish special open charters sponsored by premium American rod manufacturer Cousins Tackle Corp. and Fisherman’s Warehouse. These trips begin in late May and run into November aboard the New Huck Finn and the Sea Wolf.
Anglers who sign up for these charters will have the chance to share the rail with Cousins Tackle factory reps while enjoying great fishing action for salmon, stripers, halibut and more. Trips will include Cousins demo rods, “jackpot” prize rods, T-shirts, hats, swag and more.
There are two sets of trips on the books that anglers can sign up for right now at Emeryville Sportfishing. Cousins Tackle is sponsoring four summer charters: May 24 aboard the New Huck Finn, June 28 and July 18 aboard the Sea Wolf, and August 30 aboard the New Huck Finn.
There will also be six summer and fall charters jointly sponsored by Cousins Tackle and Fisherman’s Warehouse. This slate of charters kicks off with a June 26 adventure on the Sea Wolf, followed by July 24 on the New Huck Finn, August 21 on the Sea Wolf, September 18 on the New Huck Finn, October 16 on the Sea Wolf and November 11 on the New Huck Finn.
Anglers are encouraged to sign up without delay by calling the landing offices at (800) 575-9944 or visiting emeryvillesportfishing.com.
Cousins Tackle builds a full range of premium quality fiberglass, graphite and composite rods; all beginning with blanks designed, fine-tuned and rolled in its state-of-the-art factory. A video that shows the entire Cousins rod-building process can be found here.
April 17th, 2015
On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 the Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted commercial and recreational salmon regulations for the coastal areas of Washington, Oregon, and California. The regulatory package achieves the conservation measures necessary to ensure the fish stocks are managed in a sustainable manner, while ensuring there are fish for commercial markets, restaurants, and recreational fishermen.
In California, these deliberations were more difficult than usual as a result of the ongoing drought that severely impacts salmon spawning habitat. There are abundant fish in the ocean for harvest this year, since these mature fish entered the ocean two to four years ago – before the drought impacts were particularly severe. However in 2014 there was a near complete failure of the ESA-listed winter-run Chinook spawning in the Sacramento River. The 95% mortality was a direct consequence of loss of sufficient quantity and quality of water flowing into the Sacramento River from Shasta Dam. This loss played a significant role in shaping the regulatory package that was adopted.
During the development of the regulatory package, the National Marine Fisheries Service placed a maximum cap on the allowable impact rate on these fish, based on Endangered Species Act criteria. However, both the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and California fishermen went beyond those criteria to adopt measures that will keep the impact rate significantly below that standard. Recreational fishermen, who have the largest impact rate on these fish, went the extra mile to ensure that more adult fish are returned to the river this year, and put forth restrictions beyond what even the CDFW expected. According to Dan Wolford, President of the Coastside Fishing Club, “Throughout this process we have been concerned about the impacts of the drought, and in particular the effects the drought is having on our salmon stocks. With the loss of the 2014 winter-run brood year it was apparent that we had to take extraordinary measures to help recover these fish.” He went on to say, “But curtailing fishing opportunities this year to provide for the return of more adult spawners, will be a meaningless gesture unless the federal and state water managers take immediate and dramatic action to provide suitable spawning habitat when they return, and to enable the resulting brood year to successfully out-migrate to the ocean. We want our actions to be noted and acted on.”
You can find the exact wording for the recreational sector on pages 8 and 9 of D5a_Supp_STT_Rpt_tent_measures-additonal_Guidancefinal_APR2015BB.pdf. Please note that there are changes in the regulation package in Oregon and Washington, so only the CA regulations are precisely captured
March 27th, 2015
The recreational salmon season will open on April 4 as planned. Questions about specific regulations, and when it will close, are still open for debate by the Pacific Fishery Management Council – where President Dan Wolford is a voting member, and Chairman Marc Gorelnik is on the Salmon Advisory Subpanel. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has proposed ending the season as much as two months early. We are advocating for a precautionary approach to this year’s season because of concerns with NEXT year’s winter-run salmon. If done properly, these concerns can be mitigated without bringing about early closures in the fall that would have major impacts to all fishery segments – both commercial and recreational. There will be public testimony opportunities in Ft Bragg on March 31, and at the Council meeting itself on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, in Rohnert Park. For more details see the two letters or the PFMC website for meeting information.
March 10th, 2015
Saturday March 28, 2015
OUTDOOR PRO SHOP
412 Houser St
Cotati Ca 94931-3039
This is the retail event you all have been waiting for!!!
On Saturday March 28, Outdoor Pro Shop and Coastside Fishing Club are teaming up for a day of fantastic deals and free grub from the Coastside Grill Crew . . . just in time for the opening of salmon season.
Here is the official list of specials being offered by Outdoor Pro Shop on March 28. In addition, they are offering an online sale as well! Check this out and we’ll see you on Saturday, March 28!
2LB – $2.99 reg. $3.99
2.5LB – $3.69 reg. $4.99
3lb – $ 4.69 reg. $5.99
Strict limit of 100 per customer
15% off YETI Coolers
10% off all Rods (not valid on previously marked down models)
10% off all Reels (not valid on previously marked down models)
Plus lots of other Coastside day specials, so come on in and get ready for another great season on the water.
And for those club members who can’t attend this event please visit our website MONSTERFISHINGTACKLE.COM and take advantage of this 10% off coupon code 2015COAST10
(valid 3/16/15 – 4/4/15) VALID ONLINE ONLY, code cannot be redeemed in store.
Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on tackle, save some money, have a free dog or burger, and meet some fellow Coastsiders.
Salmon season is right around the corner. Hope to see you there on March 28th! Here’s a map.
Members of the local Redwood Sail and Power Squadron will be on site to handle USCG approved boat inspections. If you are interested in getting a safety inspection on your vessel for the upcoming season please RSVP to Debbie Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-217-9629. This service is free to those who RSVP but donations will be kindly accepted.
September 10th, 2014
This is one of the best opportunities to meet in person, exchange fish stories, and win some great prizes donated by our sponsors. Doors open at 5:30 PM to provide ample opportunity to renew some old friendships and make some new ones. Past dinners have been great, and we expect this one to live up to that tradition.
Oh — don’t forget this is fundraising dinner with tens of thousands of dollars of prizes. This is how we are able to conduct the kinds of things that make the fishery better for all California recreational fishermen. Our salmon acclimation project has completed its third year, and releasing a million salmon does not come cheap – both in money and volunteer hours. Our political team continues to lead the way to improved recreational fishing regulations and opportunities:
Improved salmon seasons and possession limits
Better rock cod seasons
Equity for crabbers on party boats
Our sponsors are supporting us with their donations. We need you to come to the dinner – have a great time, and buy some raffle tickets and participate in the auction.
Sign up by registering at: https://coastsidefishingclub.com/october-2014-dinner-signup/
See you at the San Mateo Elks Lodge on October 2!
Dan Wolford, President
Coastside Fishing Club
July 27th, 2014
Steady pick this week from Bodega on down. Large fish being caught by both private and party boats.
May 15th, 2014
2014 OPM Classic a Huge Success
Coastside Fishing Club’s 2014 OPM Classic Halibut and Striper Derby attracted over 130 anglers seeking fame and fortune on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Participants caught many halibut and striped bass and brought them to the weigh-in at Drake Marine at Oyster Point Marina. There were ten winners total in the Adult and Youth Categories. All winning fish were halibut.
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In addition to $3000 in “big fish” cash prizes, Coastside provided a free raffle with over $2500 in goodies including a charter donated by Reel-Lentless Sportfishing and fishing tackle from P-Line and Bay Tackle. Coastside’s celebrated Grill Crew served up delicious burgers and dogs.
Youths registered without charge and were eligible for the raffle and special prizes. In addition, each youth received a t-shirt, lunch, and a free rod and reel courtesy of Outdoor Pro Shop.
An event like the 2014 OPM Classic does not come together without the generous donation of time by volunteers and the contributions of sponsors.
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April 14th, 2014
Kevin writes, “after fishing a long day yesterday, I was surprised that my daughter wanted to go fishing again today! I can’t pass that up!”
Now this is what its all about!