Welcome to Coastside Fishing Club

September 1st, 2015

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.

Please join us in our mission by becoming a fully fledged member. You may also donate to Coastside by clicking on the [Donations] link above.

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2017 COASTSIDE DAY AT OUTDOOR PRO SHOP

March 13th, 2017

March 25, 2017

WE PAY THE SALES TAX

Plus 10% off any full priced rod or reel

Special in store Bonus Sale items

  • CHECK OUT OUR EXPANDED LINE OF PITBULL TACKLE PRODUCTS, FROM SWIVELS TO TUNA TROLLING GEAR.  ALL WITH UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS THAT WILL PUT MORE FISH IN YOUR BOAT. ALL AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY HERE AT OUTDOOR PRO SHOP.

 

  • HAVE YOU HAVE EVERY USED BRAIDED FISHING LINE? IF SO COME AND DEMO THE GREATEST BRAIDED LINE CUTTER IN THE WORLD.  WITH EVERY PURCHASE OF THE NEW PITBULL BRAID CUTTER RECEIVE A FREE STAINLESS STEEL MONSTER MUG WITH EVERY UNIT PURCHASED.  YOU CAN CHOOSE BETWEEN A 20OZ OR 30OZ TUMBLER.  THESE MONSTER MUGS KEEP YOU HOT DRINKS HOT AND YOUR COLD DRINKS COLD.   

 

  • SORRY NO LEAD DEALS THIS YEAR, OUR SUPPLY OF LEAD IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE AND WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE SUCH A LOW PRICE.  

 

  • WE LOOK FORWARD TO ONCE AGAIN SEEING EVERYONE, ENJOYING SOME DELICIOUS FOOD AND TALKING FISHING.    

 

OUTDOOR PRO SHOP

  • FOR THOSE MEMBERS WHO CAN’T MAKE IT PLEASE USE CODE 10CSFC AT THE CHECKOUT SCREEN FOR A 10% DISCOUNT AT WWW.MONSTERFISHINGTACKLE.COM. Online only expires 3/29/17. Some exclusions apply.

2016 Coastside Fishing Club OPM Classic June 18

May 4th, 2016

2016 Coastside Fishing Club
OPM Classic
Saturday June 18, 2016

How to Register: We encourage everyone to enter, whether or not a Coastside Fishing Club member. The OPM Classic is open to all licensed California anglers. Entries may be submitted by mail or made online at https://www.coastsidefishingclub.com/2016-opm/onlineregister. To submit an entry by mail, print the registration application form is available at 2016 OPM Classic Registration.pdf and follow the instructions.

Derby Rules

Online Registration

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Complete entries must be received by noon on Wednesday June 15

Each participant must complete and sign his or her own registration application form, which incorporates a Release of Liability form.

IMPORTANT: No registration application will be accepted without a signed Release of Liability (on-line initial acknowledgement). Participants under the age of 18 will need to have the Release of Liability signed on their behalf by their parent or legal guardian.

Cost: The entry fee is $40 per participant age 16 and over. Participants under the age of 16 may register for FREE. Payment must accompany each registration application. If submitting multiple applications by mail, one check may cover all payments.

Complimentary Hat and Food: Coastside’s famous Grill Crew will feed all registered participants at the weigh-in. Participants with complete registration applications received by Coastside on or before June 12 will also receive an “OPM Classic 2016”, limited edition Coastside hat. Pick-up your hat at the “Club Raffle Table” at the weigh-in.

Prizes: Participants aged 16 and over compete for cash prizes, with the cash going to participants’ weighing-in the five heaviest fish. Payout will be as follows: 1st – $1000; 2nd – $500; 3rd – $300; 4th & 5th – $100 each.

Participants under 16 are not eligible for cash prizes, but will compete for special prizes. In addition, the first fifty “under 16” participants to check-in at the “Club Raffle Table” will receive a special gift.

Free Raffle: All participants attending the weigh-in will receive a free raffle ticket. Pick up your raffle ticket at the “Club Raffle Table” no later than 4 pm. The raffle will be held after the weigh-in and winners must be present to win.

Recreational Dungeness Crab Fisheries Open South of Point Reyes

February 17th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 11, 2016

Recreational Dungeness Crab Fisheries Open South of Point Reyes
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Dungeness crab
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Fish and Game Commission (Commission) were notified today by the director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that, in consultation with the director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), a determination has been made that Dungeness crab caught on the mainland coast south of 38° 00′ N’ latitude (near Point Reyes in Marin County) no longer poses a significant human health risk from high levels of domoic acid and recommends the opening of the Dungeness crab fishery in these areas in a manner consistent with the emergency regulations. The commercial and recreational rock crab fishery will remain closed north of 35° 40′ N latitude (Piedras Blancas Light Station) and in state waters around Santa Miguel, Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz islands. This determination was based on extensive sampling conducted by CDPH in close coordination with CDFW and fisheries representatives.

Pursuant to the emergency regulations adopted by the Commission and CDFW on November 5 and 6, respectively, the current open and closed areas are as follows:

Areas open to crab fishing include:
Recreational Dungeness crab fishery along the mainland coast south of 38° 00′ N latitude (near Point Reyes in Marin County)
Commercial and recreational rock crab fishery along the mainland coast South of 35° 40′ N latitude (Piedras Blancas Light Station)
Areas still closed to crab fishing include:
Commercial Dungeness crab fishery statewide
Recreational Dungeness crab fishery north of 38° 00′ N latitude (near Point Reyes in Marin County)
Commercial and recreational rock crab fisheries north of 35° 40′ N latitude (Piedras Blancas Light Station)
Commercial and recreational rock crab fisheries in state waters around San Miguel, Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz islands.
Pursuant to emergency regulations enacted by CDFW regarding the commercial Dungeness crab fishery closure, no less than seven days’ notice to commercial crab fishermen and women is required prior to opening the season. CDFW remains engaged in discussion with the Dungeness Crab Task Force Executive Committee about the potential opening of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery, which could happen next week.

Despite several weeks of samples below alert levels, as a precaution, CDPH and OEHHA recommend that anglers and consumers not eat the viscera (internal organs, also known as “butter” or “guts”) of crabs.

CDPH and OEHHA are also recommending that water or broth used to cook whole crabs be discarded and not used to prepare dishes such as sauces, broths, soups or stews. The viscera usually contain much higher levels of domoic acid than crab body meat. When whole crabs are cooked in liquid, domoic acid may leach from the viscera into the cooking liquid. This precaution is being recommended to avoid harm in the unlikely event that some crabs taken from an open fishery have elevated levels of domoic acid.

CDFW will continue to closely coordinate with CDPH, OEHHA and fisheries representatives to extensively monitor domoic acid levels in Dungeness and rock crabs to determine when the fisheries can safely be opened throughout the state.

Pacific Fishery Management Council

January 31st, 2016

Folks – from time to time we need the help of each and every one of you. This is one of those times.
Marc Gorelnik is seeking a position on the PFMC – he needs your support to make that happen. This is a two-step process – once to be nominated by the State, and then again to be appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. We will ask for your support at both steps.
Right now, we need the State to nominate him. Please send an e-mail of support to the following people to influence the State nominations. E-mail please — hard copy can take weeks/months to go through screening.
Governor Jerry Brown: https://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php (use this website to cut and paste message)
Secretary of Natural Resources, John Laird: secretary@resources.ca.gov
Director Department of Fish and Wildlife, Chuck Bonham: director@wildlife.ca.gov
DFW staff: Joanna Grebel and Laura Ryley: Joanna.Grebel@wildlife.ca.gov and Laura.Ryley@wildlife.ca.gov.
A simple message of support for the nomination and appointment of Marc Gorelnik to the At-Large seat on the PFMC is sufficient – numbers of support messages are more important than detailed rational. Something as simple as “I am a California recreational angler and I support Marc Gorelnik’s nomination for a seat on the Pacific Fishery Management Council. He has the experience, ability and passion for the job.”
The PFMC is the federal regulatory body that establishes the fishing regulations that control our fisheries. If you want a sustainable fishery, then you need Marc to sit on that body to ensure that our regulations are fair and based on real science. Recreational fishermen from north/central California need a voice in the creation of those regulations. The State needs to know that Marc has the support of recreational fishermen, and that he has your ear and can speak on your behalf
If you want to embellish it, you can draw on some of these from his resume:

  • Chairman of the Coastside Fishing Club – an all-volunteer California non-profit organization; with 10,000 members dedicated to enhancing the recreational fishing experience for all Californians.
  • Member of the California Dungeness Crab Task Force
  • Member of the PFMC Salmon Advisory Sub-panel
  • Director on the board of the Golden Gate Salmon Association
  • Member of the Government Affairs Committee of the American Sportfishing Association
  • Director on the board of the California Coastal Conservation Association

Rock and Dungeness Crab Fisheries Partially Open in Southern Portion of State

January 1st, 2016

On 12/31 the Commission and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife were notified by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment that, in consultation with the California Department of Public Health, a determination has been made that Dungeness and rock crab caught on the mainland coast south of 35° 40′ N Latitude (near Piedras Blancas Light Station in San Luis Obispo County) no longer poses a significant human health risk from high levels of domoic acid and that the fisheries should be opened in a manner consistent with emergency regulations (adopted in November).

For details about what portion of the recreational and commercial fisheries are open effective today, see https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2015/12/31/commercial-and-recreational-rock-crab-and-recreational-dungeness-crab-fisheries-open-in-southern-portion-of-the-state/.

Labor Day Salmon: Middle Grounds – Pupule II Crew

September 8th, 2015

Check out the: Report Here

Welcome to the 2014 Coastside Fishing Club Dinner!

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:

  • More salmon
  • 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

  • “Deadly Dave” with a 38 Lb Slug off Bodega

    July 27th, 2014

    Steady pick this week from Bodega on down. Large fish being caught by both private and party boats.

    Aspen and dad catch limits of Salmon Sunday

    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!

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