Monthly Archives: October, 2020

Thunderbird catches a Cow

October 21st, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Thunderbird catches a Cow”

BluefinNEWPORT BEACH–Fall fishing is in full impact- and the first big catch of the season appears to have already been recorded. Newport Landing Whale Watching reported a 364.5 -pound bluefin catch aboard one of its fleet during a two-date sportfishing charter in late September.

The tuna was reeled aboard Thunderbird out of Newport Landing and assessed 81 inches by 61 inches, according to Jessica Roame, the education programs manager with Newport Landing Whale Watching.

Angler Adonis Soriano catch the fish and brought it over the railway after a 45 -minute fight.

Roame said the tuna is a record catch for the Newport Landing fleet.

“A special 18 -passenger charter acre a huge 364.5 -pound bluefin tuna (8 1 inches by 61 inches ), which is a personal record for the Thunderbird vessel and the largest tuna ever caught for the Newport Landing and Davey’s Locker ships since our jugs began flowing fishing trips in 62 years of operation, ” Roame said in an email to The Log.

The Thunderbird charter, which left Newport Beach on Sept. 27 and returned on Sept. 29, reeled in 65 bluefin( seven at 100+ pounds and four at 200+ pounds) and one 60 -pound yellowfin.

Photo Credit: Newport Landing Sportfishing

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Newsom’s executive order calls for coastal conservation

October 20th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Newsom’s executive order calls for coastal conservation”

SACRAMENTO–Fishing constitutions are being called upon to contribute to a new policy commission issued by California Gov. Gavin Newsom: help the state develop strategies to conserve at least 30 percentage of California’s coastal waters and tracts by 2030.

The proposed strategies to implement this mandated aim, which was the focus of a recent exec tell issued by Newsom, must be submitted to the governor’s office by Feb. 1, 2022.

Newsom including fishing organizations in his manager order’s call to action. He solely rolled various stakeholders to provide input on his plan to combat what he announced “the biological diversity and environment crises.”

Those stakeholders are fishing and hunting constitutions, California’s Native tribes, local and federal government agencies, academic and research institutions, farmers, ranchers, private owners, property administrators, environmental campaigners, living and land use developers, instructors, and philanthropists.

The stakeholders would commit instantly with the California Natural Riches Agency while crafting the strategy recommendations for the governor’s review.

Newsom’s Executive Order territory the strategies submitted to him required to obtain 30 percent( or more) conservation of California’s land and coastal waters by 2030 in certain manner. Stakeholders must factor in fiscal sustainability, food certificate, biodiversity protection and repair, abiding conservation, climate resilience and equitable access for recreational activities into their recommended strategies.

“The state’s long-term vitality is threatened by the loss of biodiversity- the variety and variability of seed and animal life in our mood- and the impacts of climate change, ” Newsom said in his Executive Order. “The well-being of our communities and California’s fiscal sustainability are interconnected with our natural and cultural resources.”

The Order computed the state’s is suffering from a loss of habitats and the spread of invasive species.

“The climate change crisis is happening now, impacting California in amazing rooms including intensifying wildfires, mud slides, submerges and drought, sea level rise and extreme heat, that threaten our economy, communities, public safety, and cultural and national resources, ” Newsom continued.

He said collaboration amongst outdoor enthusiasts, government agencies, tribes, businesses and others is necessary to address what he described as a biodiversity crisis.

The effect of the strategies on fishing will not be known until “the panels recommendations” are made( and later implemented ). The Log and FishRap will continue to report on the governor’s Executive Order and the stakeholder process.

https://www.fishrapnews.com/features/newsoms-executive-order-calls-for-coastal-conservation/

Scripps Institution of Oceanography receives funding for harmful algal bloom research

October 17th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Scripps Institution of Oceanography receives funding for harmful algal bloom research”

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego was one of five organizations to be awarded federal funding for damaging algal bloom parish engineering accelerator, it was recently announced. The accelerator would create a regional hub for damaging algal blush monitoring and research.

Scripps and its partners will specifically receive $399,998 for the 2020 coming fiscal year. The total funding for the project is $1,193, 561. Funding was provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, and cover the project’s timeline of Sept. 2020 to Aug. 2023.

The other organizations in the group are Axiom Data Science LLC, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, UC Santa Cruz, and Central and Norther California Ocean Observing System.

“Harmful Algal Blooms … are prolonged threats to coastal sources, neighbourhood economies, and human and animal health throughout U.S. sprays, ” a summing-up of the accelerator slope territory. “There is an immediate need for more effective strategies to monitor and communicate the hazards of algal toxins to human and ecosystem health in U.S. oceans. The overarching goal of this project is to establish a California regional hub for injurious algal bud … data, technology and acquaintance transfer.”

NOAA apportioned $11.6 million overall for injurious algal blush study, to be conducted nationwide during the next three to five years.

“These funding decisions represent a coordinate effort to maximize advances in damaging algal bud monitoring and forecasting, ” NOAA staff stated.

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Fun fall fishing is in effect!

October 16th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Fun fall fishing is in effect!”

SAN DIEGO–We are well into the 2020 twilight fishing season and Southern California ocean anglers have been experiencing a good start to the fall season. On the offshore fishing sand there are bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, skipjack, dorado, yellowtail, striped marlin and swordfish bite. At the Coronado Islands the report contains large-scale bonito, calico bass, rockfish and a few yellowtail pierce. Anglers fishing along the San Diego County coast have been having fun catching mixed size bonito, calico bass, sculpin, rockfish, whitefish and an occasional yellowtail.

Bluefin tuna continue to highlight the offshore fishing and have been providing the possibility of hooking jumbo sized bluefin that are up in the 300 -pound class. Most of the bluefin are currently in the 25 – to 60 -pound range but the jumbo-sized fish are still in the assortment. The current hot spot is in the region of the deep water inside of the Tanner Bank with barges catching fish by wander on rhythm crisscross and sonar tags the hell is being found in an area wandering from the deep water to the northeast of the high spot on up to the deep water to northwest of the high spot.

The bigger sized bluefin have been biting best on kite fished frozen flying fish with sardines, small-scale mackerel and Flat Fall jigs working well for the “smaller” bluefin that are in the 15 – to 80 -pound range. Bluefin are being situated by result meter distinguishes, sonar commemorates, spots of breezing fish, discerns of interrupting fish and the occasional trolling ten-strike on kite trolled Yummy Flyers. Some of the better sportboat catches for ships fishing the region of the Tanner Bank included the following limits of bluefin tuna.

In more regional offshore waters, there has been a mix of yellowfin tuna, dorado, skipjack and yellowtail piercing for barges fishing expanses arraying from the 289 Spot that is located inside of San Clemente Island on down to the oceans outside of Ensenada. Boat on multi-day trips have also been finding these genus biting further down the line in an area wander from the sprays from below the 1140 Finger on down to the offshore sprays below Punta Colnett while fishing outside of the Squiggles and outside of the Boot.

Specific beneficial orbits for the mix of yellowfin tuna, dorado, yellowtail and skipjack have been in the region of the 289 Spot, the 138 Spot, the 182 Spot, the 43 Fathom Spot, the San Clemente Basin Weather Buoy, the 371 Bank, the 425 Bank, the Upper Hidden Bank, the 475 Knuckle, the 450 Spot, the Peanut Bank, the 1140 Finger and the waters below and outside of Punta Colnett while fishing the region of the Squiggles and outside of the Boot.

The yellowfin bite has straddled between 12 and 20 pounds, with a few 40 – to 60 -pound burns in the assortment. The Dorado have been running from 5 to 15 pounds and the majority of members of the yellowtail have been in the 5- to 12 -pound range. Kelp paddies have been supporting most of the fish with trolling strikes, porpoise schools, sonar ratings, meter commemorates and distinguishes of gust fish too producing.

Kevin Smith of Rampage Sportfishing and Relentless reported about a recent jaunt where he started the working day out by the Corner and the San Salvador Knoll and found nothing but empty kelp paddies in those areas. Smith then came in to the area of the 371 Bank where he found some kelp paddies that were producing a mix of yellowfin tuna, dorado and yellowtail while fishing at 30 miles 214 measures from Point Loma. None of the paddies grown a wide open bite but they were able to pick a few mingled fish from each of the paddies they found that were regarding fish.

Marlin fishing has been rendering some enthusiasm most every day. Blot around the eastern part of Catalina have been beneficial such as the 152 Spot, Church Rock and the Avalon Bank. One Skipper who has been fishing the Catalina area in recent epoches summing-up it up by saying that it seems like a marlin is being caught and released in the Catalina region most every day.

There has been improved marlin activity in areas other than smudges around the eastern part of Catalina with the area of the 209 Spot and 289 Spot providing occasional marlin encounters. In the San Diego region, “and theres” recent marlin work to be provided by crafts fishing the 182 Spot, the 9 Mile Bank, the Coronado Canyon and the place out to the west of North Island.

Capt. Bob Woodard, Jr,. of Dropback reported fishing with his friend Jake aboard Jake’s new barge Pilar. Woodard reported that they were able to catch and exhaust a marlin while fishing at the upper expiration of the 9 Mile Bank. It was a special catch and secrete as Jake was the angler and it was the first marlin caught and liberated aboard Jake’s new barge. The fish was a jig fish that came up on a jig, left the jig to shoot a mackerel and then went back to the original jig and fleck the jig. What commotion! Congratulations!

Deep drop fishing for swordfish continues to produce an occasional hookup for boats fishing around the 9 Mile Bank and by crafts fishing the Catalina area at recognizes around the East End such as the 125 Spot, 152 Spot and discerns outside of Avalon. There were still an periodic swordfish morsel reported under the drop-off shelf outside of Newport Beach.

The few reports coming from Los Coronado Islands have been of very good fishing for large-hearted bonito. There have also been some calico bass and good numbers of rockfish nipping to go with a chance at a yellowtail. The Middle Grounds and the climate line-up of North Island have been the best domains for the bonito and have also been providing a chance at a yellowtail. A few calico bass have been biting at the Middle Grounds, the north end of South Island and at the kelp bunked spheres around South Island. Slow trolled sardines have been a good method for private boaters for bonito and the slow trolling has also caused an periodic yellowtail.

The fishing along the San Diego County coast has been good for bonito, calico bass, rockfish and sculpin together with an periodic yellowtail. Bonito have been in the 2- to 8-pound range and have been biting in several areas. Productive bonito bite areas ought to have between the Whistler Buoy at Point Loma and the Mexico border, the Point Loma Lighthouse, the Green Tank, the upper intent of La Jolla and the kelp bunks off Solana Beach, Leucadia and Carlsbad.

Some of the bonito have been biting while fishing along the edges of the kelp berths but most of the bonito have been biting from trolling around looking for trolling strikes, meter marks, sonar stigmatizes and smudges of breath fish to stop on and fish with sardines and big chrome jigs.

The best occasion at yellowtail has been while net off the upper dissolve of La Jolla and off the stretching between Sunset Cliffs and the Yukon shipwreck outside of Mission Beach. There have also been a few yellowtail in the mix for barges fishing the bonito expanse between the Point Loma Lighthouse and the Mexico border.

Calico bass have been biting at kelp berthed areas such as the Point Loma Kelp Beds, the kelp at the upper boundary of La Jolla, Solana Beach, Leucadia, Carlsbad and the Barn.

Capt. Joe Cacciola of Sea Star with Sea Star Sportfishing and the Oceanside Sea Center reports that there has been good fishing for rockfish for barges fishing off Box Canyon, Carlsbad, Leucadia, Solana Beach and Del Mar. Cacciola reports that the bulk of their bottom fish catches have been made up of a mix of reds, salmon grouper and whitefish and that they have been fishing in 200 to 350 hoofs of water.

Cacciola reports that the calico bass are still active at kelp berthed areas off Carlsbad, Leucadia and Solana Beach. The water temperature remains warm and has been wandering between 68 and 72 positions. In addition to the calico bass, the kelp berths have been producing some sheephead, whitefish, sculpin, rockfish and a few cases 2- to 3-pound bonito. In addition to the bonito piercing along the edges of the kelp beds Cacciola reports there have been a few of “the worlds largest” 8-pound bonito biting on trolled feathers outside of the kelp berthed areas. Best color plumages for the bonito have been pink and lily-white as well as red and white.

The fall fish season can provide some of the best fishing of the year as the warm water fish tend to bunch up and go on feeding frenzies as the spray begins to cool. It is typically a mistake to put away your fishing gear at this time of year. Keep on fishing and I hope to see you out on the spray sometime soon!

Bob Vanian is the voice, novelist and researcher of the San Diego-based internet fish report service called 976 -Bite which can be found at www. 976 bite.com. Vanian also provides anglers with a personal fish report service over the telephone at 619 -2 26 -8 218. He ever welcomes your fish reports at that same phone number or at bob9 76 chew @aol. com.

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Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program expanded

October 15th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program expanded”

SACRAMENTO–A proposal to expand the California Ocean Reserves Enhancement and Hatchery Program( OREHP) to include any marine fish species considered to be important to business and play fishing was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sept. 30. The money- Assembly Bill 1949- constituted it out of the Assembly and State Senate in late August.

Details of the program’s expansion would be based upon stakeholder review and input. The bill’s author, Assembly Member Tasha Boerner Horvath, D-Encinitas, said the bill could benefit expended naval fish species.

“The Hubbard Marine Fish Hatchery in Carlsbad is the only saltwater marine fish hatchery on the West Coast. The destination of the hatchery curriculum is to develop culture techniques for sapped marine fish species and to produce offspring for use in the OREHP, ” Boerner Horvath said, according to the latest legislative analysis of AB 1949. “AB 1949 seeks to expand the program to include any marine fishing categories for athletic and business fishing.

“The proposal would also modernize the provisions related to the advisory committee to be offered more public participation and stakeholder commitment, ” Boerner Horvath continued. “In addition, the proposal would expand[ the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s] contracting permission by allowing[ the department] to contract with any public or private entity to conduct research projects.”

A legislative analysis of AB 1949 said the bill’s expenses are unknown but could be significant. The Department of Fish and Wildlife foresees the first time of implementing the expansion of OREHP would be $ 135,000, and $124,000 every year after that to cover a technical advisory committee, reporting and public converge requirements.

California installed the OREHP in 1983 as part of a goal to release hatchery-grown fish to “restore expended marine fish people, ” according to the most recent legislative analysis of AB 1949.

“Initially, investigate was focused on California halibut and white sea bass, ” the legislative analysis stated. “However, experiment eventually focused exclusively on grey sea bass because of the chilled condition of the stock and its higher cost to both recreation and commercial fisheries.

“The primary hatchery facility for OREHP activities is the Hubbard Marine Hatchery in Carlsbad, ” the legislative analysis continued. “Personnel from Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute … are contracted to operate the fish hatchery in Carlsbad. More than two million white sea bass have been released as a result of the OREHP.”

Sales of ocean enhancement validations and sportfishing licenses by the Department of Fish and Wildlife improves fund the OREHP; funding likewise comes from the Federal Sportfish Restoration Act.

“As of 2019, the OREHP fund had a balance of more than$ 3 million with an annual budget of about $1.5 million, ” the Assembly’s most recent legislative analysis stated.

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