ALAN SHEPARDPrecautionary Area< San Francisco shipping channel
The Pilot boats carry local San Francisco Bay pilots to and from arriving and departing ships. Both vessels stay under way to help stabilize the transfer. This was taken while I was trolling for King salmon in the Precautionary Area which is like the hub of a gigantic wheel where ships transit from the open Pacific Ocean to the Bay. The Marin County coast is visible behind the fog bank.