My World #73: Fort Point Pier

17 May

This old wharf sits on its mostly wooden pilings over a sandy bottom. However, because of its location near the bay entrance, and because of debris which has built up over the years under the pier, offerings include more than just sandy-shore species of fish. Here you might catch almost any type of fish that enters the bay. Most common are white croaker, several varieties of perch, jacksmelt and topsmelt, flatfish such as sand sole, sand dabs and starry flounder, smaller rockfish, sharks, rays and skates. This pier also offers excellent crabbing for both red crabs and rock crabs. You will also often bring up Dungeness crabs, but remember that it is illegal to keep these crabs in San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay. []

A fine day for fishing.

A man readies his crabbing net.

A striped bass was caught.

And crab too.Β  This isΒ  a popular spot for crabbing.

And a boy caught starfishes!Β  Wow!

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Posted by on May 17, 2010 in Uncategorized


23 responses to “My World #73: Fort Point Pier

  1. docgelo

    May 17, 2010 at 11:57 am

    it was such a nice day indeed!
    the crab and starfishes made me smile! thanks for sharing.

  2. Carver

    May 17, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Looks like a great day for fishing. I like all of the shots and the star fish are quite unexpected.

  3. Vita Stunder

    May 17, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    It looks like a great day! πŸ™‚
    The shot of the star fish are excellent!

  4. Martha Z

    May 17, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    A beautiful day on the bay, everyone seems to be having a good time. I’m glad they got out while the sun was shinning, today is a different story.

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood

    May 17, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Oh, it does look like a marvelous day for fishing! Terrific photos and I love the one of the star fish!! How beautiful and colorful they are! Hope you have a great week!


  6. noel

    May 17, 2010 at 8:19 pm


    i’m enjoying what you are posting today from your world, i remember when i used to go crabbing here when i was a child in san francisco, great memories.

    thanks for sharing this and have a great week!

  7. Lara

    May 17, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    amazing photos! looks like it was a busy day!

  8. egwow

    May 17, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Wow! A live starfish! I have only ever seen their exoskeletons!

  9. carolynUSA

    May 17, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    I am really drawn to those 2 starfish…I have never seen such a pink before! I am so admiring them!

  10. Jossie

    May 17, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    A lot of fishing going on. It looks so crowded very unlike most fishing spots. Great pictures.

  11. Janie of Utah

    May 18, 2010 at 12:21 am

    What a fine day on the fishing pier. The starfish are beautiful. Great pics!

  12. zeal4adventure

    May 18, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Oh the crab looks nasty! The starfish a delight! Tried fishing once in Batangas, got bored waiting. Don’t think I’m that patient! Teehee!

  13. Rajesh

    May 18, 2010 at 3:24 am

    That looks like a pretty nice area for fishing and the variety is amazing.

  14. J Bar

    May 18, 2010 at 4:43 am

    They don’t eat the strafish do they?

  15. Indrani

    May 18, 2010 at 5:10 am

    The starfish shot is spectacular. I hope they were let back to sea, nobody eats starfish.

  16. ladyfi

    May 18, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Lovely old pier. I like the contrast between this and the modern bridge.

  17. witsandnuts

    May 18, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Wow, real and colorful starfishes!

  18. NatureFootstep

    May 18, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    how exciting to explore that beach πŸ™‚

  19. seniorhiker

    May 18, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    These are wonderful pictures of an obviously popular spot. I really like the colorful starfish.

  20. VioletSky

    May 19, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    with such a bounty, I can see why it is a popular spot for fishing!

  21. Iya Santos

    May 20, 2010 at 3:47 am

    patrick starfish! =)

  22. maryt/theteach

    May 20, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    With the Golden Gate sitting so quietly in the background. πŸ™‚

  23. Rach (Heart of Rachel)

    May 22, 2010 at 9:22 am

    That must be a popular place to go fishing. Lovely star fish. I hope the boy returned them to the sea.


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