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.

Click here to subscribe to Coastside. This will give you full access including fishing reports.  We also allow limited access to registered users. Click Here to register.

2017 Coastside Fishing Club OPM Classic June 17

May 28th, 2017


OPM 2017
2017 Coastside Fishing Club
OPM Classic
Saturday June 17, 2017

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 OPM REGISTRATION. To submit an entry by mail, print the registration application form is available at http://www.coastsidefishingclub.com/OPM/register and follow the instructions.
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 14 will also receive an “OPM Classic”, 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.

Rules
1. Weigh-in is at Oyster Point Marina, So. San Francisco from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.
2. Participants may depart from any port but may not fish inland (above) from the Carquinez Bridge.
3. Participants must be preregistered, including signed Release of Liability, and have their fish to the weighmaster before 4:00 pm.
4. All entered fish will be weighed on a scale chosen by Coastside Fishing Club and observed by the weighmaster or designee.
5. Each derby participant may weigh one fish only, either a California halibut or striped bass.
6. Fish may not be gilled or gutted before weighing, but participants must be willing to allow full inspections including examination of the contents of the gut cavity. All decisions regarding the weight of fish and the validity of entries will be made by the weighmaster whose decisions are final.
7. All fish brought to the weigh-in must have been legally caught by the submitting participant by hook and line on derby day.
8. Each registered participant that paid the $40 entry fee is eligible to win up to one cash prize.
9. In the event of a tie, money for those places will be divided equally among the entrants that are tied.
10. The weighmaster is the final arbiter of alleged rule violations, any of which shall result in disqualification. Doubt as to compliance with the rules will be resolved against the participant without recourse.
11. Participants must comply with all California and federal regulations. At the weigh-in, anglers shall accommodate requests made by or on behalf of the Department of Fish and Wildlife for an examination of fish including weight, dimensions, stomach contents, and removal of otoliths.
12. Coastside Fishing Club reserves the right to amend these rules to address situations not fully addressed herein.

Cancellation: The OPM Classic is subject to cancellation or rescheduling at the sole discretion of Coastside Fishing Club. Participant’s sole remedy is a refund of the entry fee. REGISTER HERE

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.

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

“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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Crab Season is off to a great start

November 4th, 2013

Coastside members George and William showing how its done opener weekend… families and friends were all out and about the various harbors enjoying San Francisco’s world renowned crab bounty…  read more in  the forums.

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Fort Bragg Albies and Dorado

September 2nd, 2013

Check out the reports page for the full report!

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