I fished in the SF Bay for stripers for the first time last week. I have not been doing well in the Delta recently so it seemed like a good time to look for them in the Bay. Winds were light and the water was flat so it was a pleasant time to be out there. I imagine it can be pretty windy, rough and unfishable more often than the Delta. We fished two days. The first day we had a big tide swing and the current was strong which seemed to get the stripers and the birds on the feed. The second day we had a weak tide and the catching was not as good. Both days we found schools of fish and were able to park on them for a while. We got some that were 5 or 6 pounds and it did seem to me like they pulled a lot harder than they do in the Delta. It could be the current or my imagination but they sure seemed to pull hard. Fun stuff although we did get beat up by traffic a bit. I also threw in a couple of birds I saw in the bypass this week.
Some bridge we saw
Lesser Yellow Legs