Recent Posts by Bodega Bay

Dungeness crab season opens for sport fishermen

The start of the recreational Dungeness crab season in California marks one of the busiest sport fishing days of the year in Bodega Bay, where campgrounds are full and people from all over California jostle for position at boat launches. “People get crab fever,” said Rick Powers, owner of Bodega Bay Sport Fishing Center who…
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Kayak fishing has strong following among Sonoma Coast anglers

Paddling from Ocean Cove on the Sonoma Coast north of Jenner, the kayak pulled a lure through the murky green water in hopes a Chinook salmon running to its natal stream would first latch onto the steel morsel. Out of the cove, about a mile to the northwest, the treeless and windswept Salt Point State…
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Amid devastating Wine Country fire, some evacuees find refuge at the beach

As acrid smoke billowed toward her Sonoma home this week, Annabelle Davis scooped up her beloved Labrador, “Shy,” and a few other belongings. But instead of fleeing to an emergency shelter, she sought refuge at a sparkling, quiet beach tucked away in a county park about an hour west. “The air was so thick everywhere else,”…
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Winemakers relish in the Sonoma Coast

"Here, let me draw you a map," said Sonoma Coast vintner Nick Peay. I had mentioned the maps I had for Fort Ross-Seaview AVA did not provide the detail I had hoped for in a region made up of some paved, and some unpaved roads. Wine people love maps. Of all the -ographys and -ologies…
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33rd Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day! – Sept 16th

California Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday September 16th, 2017. It is one of the country’s largest volunteer events of the year and many of the clean-up efforts will be occurring right here on the Sonoma Coast. Last year in Sonoma County alone, hundreds of volunteers came out to support our coast’s clean-up and over 4,000…
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Cruisin’ the Coast – A Beachy Car Show Sept 16th

Bodega Bay Community Center 2255 Highway 1 Bodega Bay, CA Sep 16, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM $20 to show your car, $5.00 Admission to the public Cruisin’ the Coast…a Beachy Car Show, is coming back to Bodega Bay! This fun fundraiser will feature groovy cars of all types. There will be live music,…
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Sonoma Coast Surfrider Beach Clean-up – Sept 4th Labor Day

Please spend some time on the following dates to help us remove marine debris and garbage from the beach…every piece removed is saving coastal and ocean wildlife. All events occur between 11-2 at North Salmon Creek Beach (directions and information) Look for the Surfrider canopy in the North Salmon Creek Parking lot. Salmon Creek beach…
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Fish for free next Saturday (Sept 2nd)

If you want to go fishing in California, you must buy a fishing license, except if you go fishing next Saturday, Sept. 2, which has been declared a “free fishing day” by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. All other fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing…
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23rd Annual Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival

August 26th & 27th, 2017 Watts Ranch: 16855 Bodega Highway Bodega, CA 94922 Held on a rugged, rural ranch, a few miles inland from the spectacular Sonoma Coast, the Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival is both sophisticated and down-home. It has garnered the reputation for being one of the premier art, wine/beer and food…
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Salmon season flops: Drought years cut North Coast salmon population

The salmon season off Sonoma and Marin coastlines was severely trimmed this year. Usually it starts in May and the best fishing months go through July. But the 2017 season just started in August and runs to the end of September. On Sept. 1, the minimum commercial size drops an inch to 26 inches, according…
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Coming Home to Bodega Bay

When we made a second home in Virginia several months ago, we knew that we would be returning to our home in Santa Rosa regularly. Our absence made us more appreciative of the many wonderful aspects of our life in California. We almost felt like tourists! With that mindset, we decided to take a day…
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Go birding along the coast with Yolo Audubon

Yolo Audubon is offering two September field trips; both are free and open to birders of all levels. On Saturday, Sept. 17, Chris Dunford will lead another trip to Bodega Bay for those who missed his August trip. Participants will look for the unexpected, like the northern waterthrush they saw in August, but according to…
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