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This May the Fisherman's Festival succeded in raising thousands of dollars for nonprofits. Mark your calendar for next year, May 2-3! Photo: Adapted from Art work by Al Lynch ©2019
This May the Fisherman's Festival succeded in raising thousands of dollars for nonprofits. Mark your calendar for next year, May 2-3! Photo: Adapted from Art work by Al Lynch ©2019

Crab & Whale Information
Sport Fishing & Charters

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May 26, 2019
by Patty Ginochio, Ginochio’s Kitchen & Sonoma Concierge.


A FISHING VILLAGE TO BE PROUD OF - To see our town come together for Fisherman’s Festival makes you feel enormous pride.  Hundreds of volunteers work tirelessly from battering fish for the Fish & Chips, my messy but fun task, to coordinating every aspect of the event. Under the incredible leadership of Josh Perucchi and Kris Lepore this year’s success will provide thousands of dollars to nonprofits throughout the Bodega Bay area. Thank you to all 435 volunteers! Mark your calendars for next year on May 2 & 3rd, 2020.

BODEGA BAY WILL BE RED, WHITE & BLUE– Come celebrate & show your love of America by joining us on Thursday, July 4th in Bodega Bay sponsored by the Bodega Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.  Watch the Freedom Paddle event by Bodega Bay Kayak at 8:00 am at Doran Beach, the Stewards of the Redwoods and Coast will be at Campbell Cove with their Marine Education Van, US Coast Guard, Bodega Bay Firefighters and Davis Marine Lab Boats will be in the Boat parade. Gourmet Au Bay & Ginochio’s Kitchen will be offering live music on the patio by Dave Blottie with food specials 12 - 4.  Porto Bodega will offer a Craft Fair & Blue Whale Center will offer cotton candy and face painting from 11 – 3.  Second Wind will host a Monster Kite event at Doran & dancing at the Yacht Club that evening as well! Visit the Chamber website  for details. Thank you, Francesca Scalpi, for all your hard work organizing this fun event!

A NEW KITCHEN FOR THE BODEGA BAY GRANGE – Efforts are underway to build a commercial kitchen at the Grange, a 501c nonprofit!  The County is helping and now we need your donations to make this dream come true.  PLEASE donate today:  BB Grange, PO Box 152, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

So far there are 0 Dungeness crab gear entanglements for 2019. This a good thing.

A BIT MORE CRAB & WHALE INFORMATION– Local Fisherman Dick Ogg provided information on the Whale entanglements and why the sudden closure of the season. (Whales often get caught up in crab traps because they feed in biologically rich areas).  “Crab season, which would typically extend to June 30th was closed Statewide April 15th. Not due to an increase in Dungeness crab gear entanglements but due to the litigation of the lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity. Of the total entanglements in 2017, there were only six confirmed crab entanglements, 2018 there were 5, and to date, there are 0 for 2019. The fishermen have gone to great length to tighten up their gear (less line scope), shorten buoy length, neutral line which doesn't float on the surface and removed leads on the line to help decrease the possibility of loops. Our increased effort to recover our lost gear through our gear recovery programs has also been very successful”.

Sponsor local children in the Bodega Bay Preschool. Photo: wavesofcompassionfoundation.orgHOW TO HELP A 3-YEAR OLD FINISH HIGH SCHOOL –  It’s simply a fact that 3 and 4 year old children who attend school PRIOR to starting Kindergarten are MORE LIKELY to complete high school, have higher reading scores, not be held back to repeat a school year and complete college. Waves of Compassion Foundation a 501c3 Nonprofit in Bodega Bay is seeking donations to sponsor local children in the Bodega Bay Preschool. Won’t you donate? or mail a check to: WOCF, PO Box 1015, Bodega Bay, CA 94923  

– New Business in BB Spotlight - Reel Magic Sport Fishing & Charters". Captain Merlin Kolb, a local Bodega Bay Hero, and co-owner Mike Aughney's goal is to provide a world-class fishing experience for all those that board the Reel Magic, one of the fastest boats in the harbor, at 34 feet offering a fun & safe fishing experience. Also offering Charters for Bay & Wine Cruises every day between 3-6 pm. Call Captain Merlin at: 707-875-BOAT 


Bodega Bay Farmer’s Market – Opens May 26, 2019 thru October. 10 – 4 at the BB Community Center

Pancake Breakfast – Bodega Bay Fire - Saturday, July 6th at The BB Grange 7:30 – 11:30 am

Adventures in Seawater – Science Uncorked at Gourmet Au Bay Wednesday,June 12th at 5:30 pm

Bodega Marine Lab – 2 Classes available to the public in June

Bodega Bay Tidings by Patty Ginochio


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