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NorCal Underwater Hunters Discussion => Dive Sites => Topic started by: ryang85 on May 15, 2016, 06:20:41 PM

Title: Mouth of Tomales
Post by: ryang85 on May 15, 2016, 06:20:41 PM
Hello everyone.  With summer approaching I would like to attempt to shoot some halibut this year out of tomales bay. I am looking for someone who has experience diving the mouth and is crazy enough to go. I'm only a few minutes down the and have fished inside the bay for years but as I am getting more and more into diving, it seems to be the way to go.  I know people who used to shoot halibut but never make trips anymore.  Would like to try to get with someone experienced out there at some point over the summer and shoot something. 
Title: Re: Mouth of Tomales
Post by: naturalSelection on May 15, 2016, 06:44:38 PM
Hey there. Dove tomales twice so far with no luck yet. However I do have some limited experience there, and definitely making it a point this season to shoot a halibut there. I got a boat-in campsite on tomales point last week and didn't see halibut yet, but cleaned house on crab. Let me know if you need a buddy sometime. As long as the tide is right I'm game.
Title: Re: Mouth of Tomales
Post by: ryang85 on May 15, 2016, 09:08:34 PM
will defiantly let you know when the halibut come in.  Usually in June they come in and we can dive the slack tides.
Title: Re: Mouth of Tomales
Post by: ausbornhunter on June 07, 2016, 10:03:47 AM
Hi Everyone,

If anyone is down to go tomorrow 6/8 to Tomales Bay and is familiar with the area I am planning to check it out. Winds look good and low tide at 9 ish.

If not, I would appreciate some info on where to launch from if I am shore diving. Thanks!
Title: Re: Mouth of Tomales
Post by: lawtalkingguy on June 07, 2016, 07:19:34 PM
The most feasible entry point to dive the mouth of Tomales Bay is from Lawson's Landing in Dillon Beach.  Do not go anywhere near it on a dropping tide unless you're an Olympic-caliber distance swimmer and you've parked a second car in Bodega Bay for the return trip.  Watch out for great white sharks.
Title: Re: Mouth of Tomales
Post by: TheFlyingDutchman on June 08, 2016, 07:07:00 AM
There are no halibut in tomales


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Title: Re: Mouth of Tomales
Post by: the_derek on June 08, 2016, 04:00:01 PM
There are no halibut in tomales


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Nope. just sharks and a lot of tide.
Title: Re: Mouth of Tomales
Post by: NorCal DiverDave on June 09, 2016, 08:49:48 PM
Went out yesterday. 3 foot vis. PM me when conditions are good.
Title: Re: Mouth of Tomales
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 10, 2016, 02:45:43 PM
Yes please pm me as well or post up when conditions get good out there.
Title: Re: Mouth of Tomales
Post by: ryang85 on June 10, 2016, 04:25:25 PM
The halibut are in just gotta get some warmer water

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Title: Re: Mouth of Tomales
Post by: ausbornhunter on September 09, 2016, 12:57:43 PM
When out there in July and someone saw a big one, couldn't get a shot as it was in motion and scooted off quick. Viz was good at 7-10ft, but no halibut shot.

They say it can be good through September. Has anyone been out recently. Conditions look good all around the coast this weekend, but not sure if there have been halibut taken, by spear or line, recently.

Looking to go out this Sunday (9/11).
Title: Re: Mouth of Tomales
Post by: DG on September 09, 2016, 01:55:13 PM
When out there in July and someone saw a big one, couldn't get a shot as it was in motion and scooted off quick. Viz was good at 7-10ft, but no halibut shot.

They say it can be good through September. Has anyone been out recently. Conditions look good all around the coast this weekend, but not sure if there have been halibut taken, by spear or line, recently.

Looking to go out this Sunday (9/11).
I gave it a try a few times and even when conditions were good elsewhere it didn't necessarily translate into good conditions there. 

There are multiple tagged great white sharks that are patrolling there this time of year so many divers back off and don't try as much.

Good luck if you plan on giving it a try. 
Title: Re: Mouth of Tomales
Post by: ryang85 on September 09, 2016, 08:25:57 PM
water is far to cold on the bar now . nearly 53 degrees on the incoming today. The water was great  2 weeks ago but will have to warm back up to even have a chance of shooting one.  Also like DG said the sharks are in and they patrol that bar pretty often.   
Title: Re: Mouth of Tomales
Post by: ausbornhunter on September 10, 2016, 08:49:29 AM
Ryang85 are you going out tomorrow? Given this new information, I am up for a spot in Sonoma.

Thanks everyone for the heads up on risk/reward for tomales. I have been jonesing to get a Hali tho...do I need to head down to SoCal or what?
Title: Re: Mouth of Tomales
Post by: ryang85 on September 10, 2016, 12:28:02 PM
 they will come back in eventually, but this year has been strange with water Temps.  I most likely  be going to hit the rocks in sonoma, weather was ok  today,  thinking either zodiac or kayak, I will let you know tonight
Title: Re: Mouth of Tomales
Post by: Sir Rob IV on September 12, 2016, 12:09:18 PM
Ryang85 are you going out tomorrow? Given this new information, I am up for a spot in Sonoma.

Thanks everyone for the heads up on risk/reward for tomales. I have been jonesing to get a Hali tho...do I need to head down to SoCal or what?

Season is pretty much done, I would just wait till next year. If you really really really want one throw on a cheater tank and dive deep in Monterey dont know how long those butts stay around tho.