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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 ...




















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. ...


The pelicans are back but this time, they're after the bait on the harbor side of the jetty.  My friend, Yvonne and I wonder how they survived the dive bombing since the water is so shallow, but it must be those beaks full of water and fish really stop their momentum.



Look how this pelican brings in his wings and becomes a living dart as it enters the water!

The cool thing that happened today is that a fisherman on the shore, tossed out his ...

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...
Do I Need a Fishing Liscense to fish from the jetty in front of Pillar Point RV Park?

The answer is no....and here's the verification

We took this paragraph from the California Departnment of Fish and Wildlife at
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/sportfishingfaqs.html

(a) A sport fishing license is not required to take fish for any purpose other than profit by means of angling from a public pier in the ocean waters of the state. (b) For purpo...


Fishing at Pillar Point RV Park


While there are several sport fishing boat tours in Pillar Point Harbor, you can also catch fish right off the jetty right in front of Pillar Point RV Park.     Besides fish, folks come back with crab and clams as well.   No charge to fish here!  This photo was taken 3/12.

The following charter companies also offer Whale Watching, Bird Watching and Ash Scattering services as well a...