Welcome to Coastside Fishing Club

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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“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.

June 21 – Coastside’s 2014 OPM CLassic

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.

Adult Category
Name City Prize Fish Weight (lbs)
Jim Wilkinson San Jose $1000 30.95
Ken Valenzuela Tracy $500 27.03
Pete Yeatrakas San Mateo $500 26.84
Robert Gibbons San Bruno $250 23.71
Ryan Jones Union City $250 22.52
Paul Taylor Folsom $250 20.81
Taj Sharma Discovery Bay $250 20.52

Youth Category
Name City Prize Fish Weight (lbs)
J.P. Lyssenko San Mateo $100 18.02
Nehemiah Holscher Woodside $60 14.69
Ellianna Rutledge Galt $40 13.36

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.

San Mateo County Harbor District Outdoor Pro Shop
Drake Marine Bay Tackle
P-Line Fisherman’s Warehouse
Marie Boudreau Mike Mansuy Jean-Michel Sicaud
Pierre Granier Kelly Odom Rick Sturiza
John Harrison William Odom Anatoli Trifonov
James Houston Rick Ross Pete Yeatrakas
Bruce MacKimmie Taj Sharma Dave Douma

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!


Its official-Salmon opener and possession limits for 2014

March 19th, 2014

Did you see this – Coastside has carried the day again – check out the change to the possession limits in this announcement of the salmon opener!


Recreational Ocean Salmon Season to Open South of Horse Mountain on April 5

The California Fish and Game Commission and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announce the recreational salmon season will open in ocean waters on Saturday, April 5, 2014, from Horse Mountain (40° 05′ 00″ N. latitude) south to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Federal fishery biologists estimate roughly 934,000 fall-run Chinook salmon will be in California coastal waters through the summer. Though lower than last year’s estimate, there are still plenty of fish to allow for significant angling opportunities for salmon enthusiasts in all areas off California.

The daily bag limit will remain at two Chinook salmon but the Commission recently took action to change the salmon possession limit. Two daily bag limits are now allowed in possession when on land; however, when on a vessel in ocean waters, no person shall possess or bring ashore more than one daily bag limit.

The minimum size limit is 20 inches total length between Horse Mountain and Point Arena (38° 57′ 30″ N. latitude). For areas south of Point Arena, the minimum size limit is 24 inches total length. For anglers fishing north of Point Conception (34° 27′ 00″ N. latitude), no more than two single-point, single-shank barbless hooks shall be used and no more than one rod per angler when fishing for salmon or fishing from a boat with salmon on board. In addition, barbless circle hooks are required when fishing with bait by any means other than trolling. The retention of coho salmon is prohibited in all ocean fisheries. For complete ocean salmon regulations in effect during April, please visit CDFW’s ocean salmon webpage or call the Ocean Salmon Regulations Hotline at (707) 576-3429.

Final 2014 ocean salmon regulations will be decided next month by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) during their April 4-10 meeting in Vancouver, Wash. and by the Commission at their April 16-17 meeting in Ventura. Final sport regulations will be published in the CDFW 2014 Supplemental Fishing Regulations booklet available online and in booklet form in May.

Three alternatives are being considered for California’s recreational ocean salmon seasons that will begin on or after May 1. The public is encouraged to comment on any of the proposed alternatives, which can be found on the PFMC website.

Also check out the Salmon Opener party set for April 4th out of Halfmoon Bay – details in the general forum


Outdoor Proshop – Coastside Day & Free BBQ

March 3rd, 2014

Saturday March 15, 2014


412 Houser St

Cotati Ca 94931-3039



10% off   Rods, Reels, Grundens, Yeti Coolers

( PLEASE NOTE :  Discount does not apply to items already on sale )

Cannonballs     LOWEST PRICE EVER !

  • 2lb           $2.79
  • 2 1/2 lb    $3.49
  • 3lb           $4.49

(PLEASE NOTE :  Limit of 100 Cannonballs per person. No dealers allowed ! )

 Canning Jars

  • Case of Wide Mouth ½ Pint Jars       $7.99
  • Case of Wide Mouth Pint Jars           $8.99

 Other items

  • Big Al’s Fish Flasher Buy 3 Get 1 Free
  • Hot Spot 4 1/2” and 5 1/2” Apex Lures Buy 3 Get 1 Free
  • Free Coyote Salmon Trolling Spoon With The Purchase Of Any Luhr Jensen Flasher Or Dodger
  • Free Rapala Fillet Knife With Purchase Of Any Rapala Pro Series Fillet Board

Also look for many more Sale items throughout the store

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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.


Fort Bragg Albies and Dorado

September 2nd, 2013

Check out the reports page for the full report!

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Tuna are here…… Just ask 10 year old Dylan!

August 22nd, 2013

Dad Mark posts from the SeaDevil:

Wed. Ran to the 601 with my 10 year old son, Dylan, and my good friend Mike, both of which had never been tuna fishing. Fished 3700/12250 for 8 nice grade tuna. The biggest was caught by Dylan weighing in at 26lbs with a solid 20+ pound average. 10 hook ups, double triple, quad and a single, and only dropped 2. Not bad for 2 beginners. I couldn’t ask for a better day than to see my son and my buddy both pinned to the rail with reels screaming.





Friday was Fiona’s day with dad off HMB…

August 9th, 2013



August 9th, 2013

Taking kids fishing…. good times on the Pupule II out of Halfmoon Bay .