The Brothers and The Sisters islands in the north part of San Francisco Bay are favorites of small-skiff anglers and yield tons of smaller fish. The middle bay holds a number of productive zones that attract larger fish, especially during summer and fall. Red Rock and Southampton Shoals (just south) are two of the more consistent producers. The reef between Angel Island and Tiburon, known as Raccoon Strait, is one of my favorites. West by northwest of infamous Alcatraz Island, the Rock Pile and Harding Rock are also excellent. Mel’s Reef and Blossom Rock are also hot spots, slightly southwest and southeast of Alcatraz respectively. Looking west to the famed Golden Gate Bridge, the hard reefs at the south tower are another striper hangout. Down south, a short distance below the Oakland Bay Bridge, more hangouts include the hard bars at the west and east sides of the bridge.