Feb 15

The New Home Waters Produce

As you may have gathered, we recently moved up to Alameda, an island city in the Bay Area. We are super close to a beach with a huge hard sand flat. I was wondering if anyone fished it at high tide with bait and when I saw an angler a couple weeks ago I decided to give it a go.

We fished a little bit from the beach last weekend and had a couple of nibbles, but no fish to hand.

Today, in-between storms we tried it again.

And… pay-dirt.

We managed five small leopard sharks from the beach, about 150 feet from the house. I’m kind of loving this place.

New Home Shark

New Home Shark

And no… it was not swimming weather, but this girl knows no such thing as cold.

It got me thinking… I might be able to catch a shark just by wading out and blind casting with a fly rod. I may have to give that a try. We’ll see.

PS – I forgot to mention this. One of the leopards actually jumped. It jumped when it got near the beach and spit the hook like a tarpon. I’ve never seen that before. So. Much. Fun.

Jan 15

My new flat

We have relocated Bonefish on the Brain World HQ to the beach. That beach is on Alameda in the Bay Area. Just 100 feet away is a a hard sand flat… a massive flat, and there are no bonefish anywhere to be seen.

I have wondered if there is something out there, but it seems unlikely. Stripers come through, but I doubt they’d get that shallow, and this isn’t the season for them anyway. There could be some flounder, but I doubt they’d push much water. I went out this AM with my one year old on my shoulders just to see the water. It was glassy, dark, full of birds dipping up and down on the surface of the water. I don’t think I’m going to see a wake out there, the V of a fish moving.

I want to see it… I’ll keep looking for it. Who knows.

Alameda Flat