Meet Richmond’s fishermen (and one woman)

Despite some concerns about water pollution from the city's industries, people fish in many different spots across Richmond's extensive shoreline: in parks, off piers, and even under bridges and highways. They do so for relaxation, to enjoy the outdoors, and to feed their families. Meet some of them here.

Despite some concerns about water pollution from the city’s industries, people fish in many different spots across Richmond’s extensive shoreline: in parks, off piers, and even under bridges and highways. They do so for relaxation, to enjoy the outdoors, and to feed their families. Meet some of them here.

2 Comments

  1. Robert Gardner

    Steph, one note that I (Robert Gardner) would like people to consider from our interview that I mentioned. That is that the fish you catch in Richmond are the same fish that you spend $120 to fish on a charter boat. If you fish in the SF Bay, and I’ve seen party boats just past the pier, these are the same fish whether migratory or resident.

    It is important to note that most fish, at least taken by me are released. And I noted that I will keep a legal California halibut (that is in the safe list to keep).

    Equally important, as noted, sport fishing the bay is a hobby, much like golf, and most visits, I go home with nothing but the enjoyment of the day!

  2. Kevin N.

    Great video except the part where they’re fishing under the bridge. They’re entering and crossing state property, which isn’t something I’d promote to do, just to catch a few striped
    bass. There’s a fence there for a reason and I’d hate for new fishermen get ticketed for it. I fish the surrounding area often and there’s no need to trespass into that area. There’s plenty of fish that can be legally caught.

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