We’re excited to announce the very first “Summer Social” hosted by the Coastside Fishing Club! Join us on Saturday, August 19th, from 1pm to 4pm at the picturesque Old Princeton Landing
Who can come?
This event is exclusively for our members, and we are limiting participation to the first 100 sign-ups. If you miss the initial registration; we’ll keep a waiting list of 20 names in case of any cancellations. Those on the waiting list will be notified a week prior if a spot opens up.
What’s on the agenda?
The Summer Social offers the perfect opportunity to rub shoulders with your fellow members, indulge in amiable chitchat with our esteemed Board members, catch up on all the latest happenings of the club, and savor some good food and beverages.
Best of all, this gathering comes at no cost to you, and we’ll even provide some complimentary snacks. For drinks, Old Princeton Landing has you covered.
Where is this happening?
Where is the Old Princeton Landing you ask? Click the link for directions or use your sextant and find your way to
Important to remember that no inshore fish are allowed to be kept when inshore fishing is closed, regardless of what depth they were caught. Emphasizing that it doesn’t matter if you caught a blue or a black in deeper than 50 fathoms, no retention of inshore species allowed.
How can I tell which species are inshore and which are slope and shelf?
Im so glad you asked. Here are some ID cards provided by CDFW, ODFW and Recfin to help with identification. Not only are there ID cards for Inshore, Shelf and Slope rockfish, there are also some for the Copper, Quillback and Vermillion among others. The individual species ID cards include several variations in color and appearance for each species. There are a few that are helpful in comparing and contrasting
Now that we are catching all these deepwater fish, how do we safely release them? (Yes, they can be safely released!!!). Stay tuned for more information about barotrauma. Coastside has an interesting history of involvement in influencing the use of descending devices to create more fishing opportunity for all.
Demystifying the salmon season planning process. An introduction to the Pacific Fisheries Marine Council
The Pacific Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional fishery management councils established by the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976. They recommend fishery management measures in the Federal waters off Washington, Oregon, and California. Planning the Salmon fishing season is one of their functions.
Each year at its March and April meetings the Council establishes management measures for commercial, tribal, and recreational salmon fisheries off the coasts of California, Washington, Oregon, and even landlocked Idaho. The management year for ocean salmon fisheries begins on May 16 and lasts for 12 months to the following May 15th. To support Council decision making the Council’s Salmon Technical Team and Council staff develop four documents that outline salmon management for the upcoming fishing year:
Review of Ocean Salmon Fisheries for the previous year (Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation, or SAFE, document)
Preseason Report I: The forecast used to set salmon fisheries
Preseason Report II: A description of the Council’s proposed ocean salmon management alternatives and their impacts on ocean salmon fisheries and stocks
Preseason Report III: The Salmon Technical Team’s analysis of ocean salmon fishery management measures adopted by the Council for submission to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce
This is where the first preseason report on the 2024 season will be posted.
Overall, the process of planning the salmon fishing season on the West Coast involves a complex and multifaceted decision-making process, with many different factors and stakeholders to consider. The PFMC works closely with state and federal agencies, as well as fishermen and other interested parties, to ensure that its decisions are based on the best available data and reflect the needs and concerns of all stakeholders.
There is opportunity for the general public to be involved.
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) has a unique process of public participation in the planning and use of natural resources, particularly when compared to other federal processes that may not have as much public input.
One of the main ways that the PFMC involves the public is through its advisory bodies, which include representatives from different stakeholder groups, including commercial and recreational fishermen, environmental organizations, and tribes. These advisory bodies provide input to the council on issues related to fishery management and help to ensure that the council’s decisions reflect the needs and concerns of all stakeholders.
The council also holds public meetings throughout the year, which provide opportunities for members of the public to provide input and feedback on proposed regulations and management plans. The council encourages public comment and actively seeks out input from a wide range of stakeholders, including fishermen, conservation groups, and the general public.
Overall, the unique process of public participation in the PFMC’s decision-making process reflects the council’s commitment to promoting the sustainable use of natural resources and to ensuring that its decisions reflect the needs and concerns of all stakeholders.
How it get involved.
The PFMC posts a schedule of upcoming meetings, agendas, briefing books and E-portal for public comments. Additionally there is an archive of materials including youtube videos of past meetings. Please click through the links below to access the PFMC site directly.
Join us for the exciting Coastside Fishing Club swap meet! Upgrade your gear and stock up on all the essential fishing equipment you need for your next big catch. With a huge selection of rods, reels, lures, hooks, line, nets, tackle boxes, bait, waders, and much more, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to save big. Get rid of or get your new favorite fishing gear! Don’t let this chance slip away, come and join the fun with other passionate fishing enthusiasts on Saturday March 9th( March 16th rain date) 8am-3pm
Time to clean out those garages, sheds and basements. Bring all your old gear down to the 2023 Coastside Fishing Club Swap Meet.
Bring those rods, reels, plugs, flashers, gaffs, line, jigs, swim baits, tuna gear, salmon gear, rockfish gear, boat gear, electronics, memorabilia, outdoor gear, foul weather gear, safety gear, traps, line, floats, or anything else you can think of.
Coastside Fishing Club Swap Meet
Free for members, $25 for non members. Grill Crew will be onsite.
Date Saturday, March 9th
*Rain Alternative March 16th
Location Pillar Point Upper Parking lot (southernmost lot)
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.
2020 Coastside Swap Meet
WHEN: SUNDAY MARCH 01 2020 – 8AM-3PM
WHERE: UPPER LOT PILLAR POINT HARBOR, HALF MOON BAY, CA.
DUST OFF ALL THAT UNUSED FISHING, BOATING, AND SPORTING GEAR, BRING IT DOWN TO PILLAR POINT HARBOR FOR A FUN DAY OF HORSE TRADING AND STORY TELLING.
BURGERS AND DOGS WILL BE SUPPLIED FOR LUNCH, BY THE GRILL CREW.
FREE SPACE FOR CLUB MEMBERS……….. $25 FOR NON-MEMBERS
CHECK FORUMS FOR POSSIBLE RAIN-OUT DATE AND FURTHER UPDATES.
2019 FALL COASTSIDE DAY AT OUTDOOR PRO SHOP
~ NO SALES TAX ~
~ 10% OFF ALL CRAB GEAR ~
~ FREE BBQ MEAL W/ PURCHASE! ~
SATURDAY OCTOBER 19TH 9AM – 6PM
ADDRESS: 412 HOUSER ST COTATI CA 94931
Now is the time to save big and gear up for the upcoming Crab and Rockfish seasons! We will be offering a huge selection of pre-assembled crab pots rigged by our expert staff as well as additional deals you will have to check out in-store!
The Coastside Grill Team will be on the BBQ from 11:30-1:30 to provide you with top-notch food! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE AND THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR CONTINUED BUSINESS WITH OUTDOOR PRO SHOP! *For Online Discounts Use code:10CRAB2019
NOTES/DISLCAIMERS: LEAD BALLS WILL NOT BE DISCOUNTED FURTHER THAN NO SALES TAX 10% OFF DISCOUNT CANNOT BE APPLIED TO ALREADY MARKED DOWN INVENTORY.
Saturday May 20, 2023 at Pillar Point Harbor Launch Ramp Need 20 to 30 Able bodies, tools needed 3/4 inch sockets, open ended and box wrenches, spud wrench, hammers, pry bars, pliers, side cutters, sun screen, hats, gloves, knee pads, Smiley face! Food at 8 am, work at 9am Pillar Point Harbor Half Moon Bay, Upper parking lot for food, Launch ramp for work.
Dear Stakeholder – Please join BOEM Director Liz Klein for the first public meeting of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Standing Committee on Offshore Wind Energy and Fisheries. WHEN: April 13, 2023 (3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET) WHERE: Virtual Webcast – Registration Instructions All are welcome and encouraged to attend the webcast. The virtual open session will introduce the committee to the public and discuss the standing committee goals. The National Academies require advance registration. Meeting details, including a webcast link, registration instructions and a full agenda, will be available via the Registration Instructions above. Established at BOEM’s request, this new standing committee will help BOEM expand and improve its engagement and communication with the fishing community on offshore wind energy activities. The committee is to serve as an independent, credible forum to discuss the state of science and pressing concerns related to the intersection of offshore wind with fisheries. Committee members will choose meeting topics in consultation with BOEM staff, based on input from BOEM and other stakeholders.
Learn more by checking out the Standing Committee on Offshore Wind’s web page.