Fishing


2nd Annual
Fish & Fleet Festival

Pillar Point Harbor
Half Moon Bay, CA

Sunday, September 18, 2016
11am-5pm
Free


One of the real perks of staying at Pillar Point RV Park is the availability of fresh, local seafood.
Whether buying from the fish market at the harbor, right off the boat from the fisherman who caught it or catching it yourself right off the jetty, fresh fish and seasonal crab are bountiful.

Last year, Pillar Point Harbor created a new ...
Update!  4-5-2016

The months of waiting for commerical crab fishing to be okayed is finally here. Commercial Dungeness crab season was offically opened last Saturday after an okay by the Fish and Game Commission and the wholesale price of $2.99 a pound was agreed upon.  At Pillar Point fishermen are selling right off their boats to customers for about  $6 a pound. The crab are reportedly to be especially plump after being left in the water for lo...
Update!  4-5-2016

The months of waiting for commerical crab fishing to be okayed is finally here. Commercial Dungeness crab season was offically opened last Saturday after an okay by the Fish and Game Commission and the wholesale price of $2.99 a pound was agreed upon.  At Pillar Point fishermen are selling right off their boats to customers for about  $6 a pound. The crab are reportedly to be especially plump after being left in the water for lo...




















Another Amazing Squid Season Is Here! 
 
(When the squid are gone, the season is over...)

This season, 8 fishing boats who catch for Southern Cal Seafood, are bringing in approximately 600 tons of squid a day into Pillar Point Harbor says the Harbor Master.
Each boat can bring in 100 tons of the delicacy. 

Squid fishing takes place during the night.  The fishermen shine bright lights into the water and the squid come to the.......
I took a short walk down to the harbor on Thursday after I saw a number of semi-trucks lined up on the wharf. Turns out crab is so plentiful here, that they are shipping them all over the west coast.   Here's what I saw!







This container holds 800 pounds of crab



The containers are loaded onto a waiting semi-truck
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An Amazing Squid Season Is Here! 
 
(When the squid are gone, the season is over...)

This season fishing boats right off of Pillar Point are bringing in 110 tons of squid a day!
Squid fishing takes place during the night.  The fishermen shine bright lights into the water and the squid come to the top where they are nabbed in big nets.    We have counted up to 17 boats just off Pillar Point the last several nights. ...
Here's an interesting little tidbit.

What does the iconic Starkist logo "Charlie, The Tuna" have to do with Pillar Point Harbor?   The harbor was the birth place of the talking fish who always got rejected by the StarKist fishermen! "Sorry, Charlie!"

The Romeo wharf was built by Joe Romeo in 1940 for about $50,000.  Fishermen unloaded sardines and salmon there for decades. 

Joe branded cans of his seafood "Charlie Boy" with a c...


Fresh-caught fish is sold retail "off-the-boat" directly to the public at Pillar Point Harbor, seven days a week.  (crab available in season)

Call the fishfone 650-726-8724
then press 3

for today's catch.

-ALSO-

If you want to know what fish are available, where in the broader area they are
and their market price, use the FishLine app. 
The app is free and you can have it on your phone wherever you go!



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Crab Opening Day
Sport Fishing:  November 1, 2014
Commercial:  November 15, 2014



The daily limit is 10 crab. 



The minimum size limit is 5¾ inches measured by the shortest through the body from edge of shell to edge of shell in front of and excluding the lateral spines.







For those of you who want to have crab, but not do the catching part, you will have to wait until November 15th, when the commercial fishing begins.  Until then, i...

Pillar Point is a perfect place to go kayaking.   There's quiet waters in the harbor for those just getting started and open ocean for those with more experience who are looking for a challenge.   We've even seen many kayaks filled with fishing gear as they set out around the jetty.

Here's our friend, Gail, who just got back from her first ever kayak outing.  





If you don't have your own kayak, then you c...
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