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Bluefin tuna and swordfish biting as new year approaches

January 31st, 2021 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Bluefin tuna and swordfish biting as new year approaches”

SAN DIEGO–The end of 2020 has approached fast and bluefin tuna, yellowtail and swordfish have still been nip in local offshore waters.

The weekend of Dec. 19 realized three ships out looking for bluefin tuna following several days of bad weather. The good bulletin is that 12 to 35 -pound bluefin tuna, 15 to 25 -pound yellowtail, large bonito and an jumble of rockfish search for and burning at the Cortes Bank. Sardines were a good bait for the bluefin tuna that were biting over the weekend. If you are able to locate some of the larger sized bluefin that have gone to 200 -plus pounds in recent weeks, a kite fished frozen flying fish would be a good way to go. Look for rhythm markers, sonar crisscross, blots of interrupting fish and places of gust fish to situate bluefin tuna.

The other offshore fishing operations going on during this late part of the 2020 fishing season has been deep remove fishing for swordfish. The 9 Mile Bank remains a central orbit of undertaking, with the 178 Spot, the dropoff rack outside of Mission Bay and La Jolla, the La Jolla Canyon and the Carlsbad Canyon all being areas where barges have been spread out and getting periodic pierces. Best baits for the swordfish ought to have large-scale frozen squid, mackerel and bonito.

The fishing at Los Coronado Islands remains good for a mix of bonito, yellowtail, reds and assorted rockfish. Most of the yellowtail have been noted and caught by sportboats via situating the fisheries industry with searching sonar and it has been difficult for most private boaters to locate yellowtail with the use of a traditional up and down style fathometer. The best recent sportboat yellowtail weigh was when San Diego out of Seaforth Sportfishing fished a full day trip on Dec. 19, 2020 with 34 anglers who caught 23 yellowtail, 170 reds and 94 rockfish.

The yellowtail gnaw at Los Coronado Islands are currently in the 8 to 18 -pound range and have been biting best on yo-yo iron, dropper loop-the-loop fished sardines and flylined sardines.

Productive domains for bonito have been at North Island, the Middle Grounds and the lee side of South Island with the Pukey Point area of North Island being the most wonderful. The bonito have been biting on sardines, small chrome jigs and trolled Rapalas.

Fishing for rockfish around Los Coronado Islands has been very successful with the lower part of the 9 Mile Bank and the hard underside towards the east , northwest and north of North Island provide some of the best action for a quality mix of scarlets, salmon grouper and assorted rockfish.

The fishing along the San Diego County Coast remains mostly in a rockfish fish state with good numbers of reds and assorted rockfish sting but there have been periodic registers of yellowtail off La Jolla, Mission Bay and the Green Tank at Point Loma. There have also been some sand bass and calico bass grab off Imperial Beach, Point Loma and Mission Bay.

There have been periodic disturbances of beach bass biting at hard bottom areas off Imperial Beach as well as while net hard-boiled bottom blots to the southeast of the Whistler Buoy at Point Loma. Some calico bass have been biting for crafts fishing hard-boiled bottom areas off the Point Loma Lighthouse as well as while trawl the Jetty Kelp outside of Mission Bay.

An periodic halibut is being caught by ships floating the sandy freighter next to hard-bitten bottom areas off Imperial Beach. Occasional halibut are also being reported by boats fishing off South Carlsbad as well as at the sandy bottom next to the structure of the Yukon shipwreck and the sunken NEL Tower that are located outside of Mission Beach.

Hard bottom and organize spheres ought to have growing the good fishing for rockfish along the San Diego County coast and productive areas include the Imperial Beach Pipeline, the International Reef, the Point Loma Pipeline, the Green Tank, the 270, the upper extremity of La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Leucadia, Carlsbad and Box Canyon.

If the climate and liquid cases remain stable the 2020 offshore fishing season looks a lot like it might just roll right into 2021 on New Years Day. It will be interesting to see what happens and how long it will take for someone to catch the first bluefin tuna or the first swordfish of 2021.

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) 226 -8 218. He ever welcomes your fish reports at that same phone number or at bob9 76 gnaw @aol. com.

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2021 fishing season off to a fast start with bluefin tuna and yellowtail biting

January 30th, 2021 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “2021 fishing season off to a fast start with bluefin tuna and yellowtail biting”

SAN DIEGO–The commencing from 2021 brought with it an opportunity for anglers to catch a wide variety of categories, with bluefin tuna and yellowtail being spotlights. Anglers had to travel a long way to get to bluefin tuna but the potential payoff was a chance at getting to do battle with 150 to 250 -plus pound bluefin tuna.

Some of the San Diego-based long-range boats were get into the large-hearted bluefin tuna while fishing an sphere to the southwest of San Quintin at about 165 miles 155 degrees from Point Loma. The High Spot area off Punta Colnett was another hotspot area accommodate very good fishing to start off the New Year with good numbers of vast yellowtail burning to go with lots of scarlets, rockfish and lingcod. Pacific Queen out of Fisherman’s Landing fished a 1.5 -day trip to the Punta Colnett area on Jan. 2 and met excellent fish with 34 anglers catching 90 yellowtail, 22 lingcod, 112 colours and 110 rockfish.

Fisherman’s Landing reports that the yellowtail aboard Pacific Queen were quality sized fish that were in the 15 -to-2 5-pound assortment. Yo-yo iron and dropper loop-the-loop fished sardines work well for the Punta Colnett yellowtail when stopped down to meter tags and sonar commemorates found in the region of the High Spot.

A reminder to anglers is that the annual two-month rockfish/ groundfish ending on the United Nation area of the Mexico border went into effect on Jan. 1. Those wishing to fish for the rockfish/ groundfish species covered by the closure need to travel into Mexican waters if they want to fish for these categories in the next two months. The closure in Southern California waters will come to an end on March 1.

With the closure, skippers fishing along the San Diego County coast have been focusing their efforts on calico bass, sand bass, sculpin, halibut and yellowtail. There has been some pretty good fishing for the calico bass, sand bass and sculpin and there have also been some tumults of yellowtail task to go with an periodic halibut.

The yellowtail stinging along the San Diego County coast has drawn a lot of attention but the yellowtail fishing has been hit or miss from day to day. Yellowtail have been find spread out between the Green Tank area at Point Loma and the upper outcome of La Jolla. Hot blots within that zone have been off the Green Tank at Point Loma, Sunset Cliffs, the Jetty Kelp off Mission Bay, the Yukon Shipwreck outside of Mission Beach, the expanse outside of the Crystal Pier while fishing below and outside of the MLPA closure zone and while fishing outside of the upper objective of La Jolla.

Most of the yellowtail undertaking has been discovered while fish in 18 to 40 sees of irrigate and most of the morsels is just coming up stopping on meter traces, sonar differentiates or places of fish attain up on the surface labor bait. Surface iron works best when cast to fish that are up on the surface and yo-yo iron works best when plummeting down to meter marks or sonar markers. Sardines and mackerel can also be effective while sluggish trolled, flylined or fished deep with a dropper curve rigging. Good options for face cast-iron include Salas 7X flames and Tady 45 ’s in blue-blooded and lily-white, slew and sardine emblazons. Good selects for yo-yo iron include Salas 6X and Salas 6X Jr. jigs in off-color and lily-white, scrambled egg and off-color and chrome.

The morning hours ought to have the best for an opportunity at a yellowtail. The yellowtail received along the coast have been quality sized fish with the majority up in the 15 -to-2 5-pound class.

The remainder of the San Diego County coastal fish has been focused on sand bass, calico bass and sculpin with hard bottom and design spots causing most of the fish. A beneficial neighbourhood has been outside of the Imperial Beach Pier in 7 to 12 sees of liquid. Other fertile areas include the Imperial Beach Pipeline, hard foot areas outside of the Pipeline, the hard posterior to the northwest of Buoy# 3 at Point Loma, the Jetty Kelp outside of Mission Bay, the upper discontinue of La Jolla, the Anderson and Buccaneer Pipelines, the artificial ridges outside of Oceanside Harbor and Box Canyon.

The halibut fishing along the San Diego County coast has been scratchy but there have been a few halibut biting. Try blots where you can fish sandy bottom next to structure and sandy underside contiguou to hard bottom. Productive halibut recognizes ought to have outside of the Imperial Beach Pier, the sandy fanny next to the Yukon Shipwreck, the sandy posterior next to the sunken NEL Tower and outside of South Ponto Beach at South Carlsbad.

Keep on fishing and I hope to see you out on the water sometime soon!

Bob Vanian is the voice, scribe and researcher of the San Diego-based internet fish report service announced 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) 226 -8 218. He always welcomes your fish reports at that same telephone number or at bob9 76 bite @aol. com.

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Wintertime fishing remains good

January 29th, 2021 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Wintertime fishing remains good”

SAN DIEGO–The cold water winter angling season has finally set in but that does not mean the fishing has been slow. The best overall net has been for boats traveling down the Mexican coast on 1.5 and 1.75 day trips to fish the liquids off Punta Colnett. The trawl off Punta Colnett has been making very good mixed bag bottom fishing for red-faceds, rockfish and lingcod and has also been catering a chance at observe some surface fishing enjoyable from yellowtail and bonito.

A recent fish 1.5 day trip aboard Pacific Queen out of Fisherman’s Landing to Punta Colnett had 33 anglers catch 141 rockfish, 114 red-faceds, 13 lingcod and 19 yellowtail. H& M Landing had Ocean Odyssey fishing a 1.75 day trip with 28 anglers catch 250 rockfish, 150 blood-reds, 18 bonito and 2 yellowtail.

Most of the yellowtail get caught off Punta Colnett ought to have aspect sized fish that exist in the 15 -to-2 5-pound class. Punta Colnett yellowtail often bite best from stopping on rhythm scores and sonar observes and fishing with yo-yo iron or with sardines that are fished on dropper loop-the-loop rigs.

In more neighbourhood offshore liquids, there has not been much recent bulletin on penetrating plummet fishing for swordfish but during the first week or so of the new time there was a bit of deep cease swordfish fishing activity reported by crafts fishing between the 178 Spot and Oceanside as well as at the Avalon Bank and the 152 Spot off the Eastern end of Catalina.

Recent reports coming from Los Coronado Islands are of very good fishing for ruby-reds and rockfish. The last reports of surface fishing activity from Los Coronado Islands were from a week ago when there were good number of small bonito piercing around North Island.

The reports about good rockfish fishing around Los Coronado Islands have been coming from areas such as the lower end of the 9 Mile Bank while fishing on the Mexico side of the border as well as from hard underside areas to the north and the northwest of North Island in the 35 to 50 penetrate extents. Another fertile rockfish area has been at hard-handed bottom regions below and outside of South Island in 25 to 40 fathoms.

A reminder to anglers is that the annual two-month rockfish/ groundfish close on the United State feature of the Mexico border went into effect on January 1, 2021. Those wishing to fish for the rockfish/ groundfish species covered by the closure will need to travel into Mexican waters.

With the annual rockfish/ groundfish shutdown in effect in Southern California liquids until March 1, skippers fishing along the San Diego County coast have been focusing their efforts on calico bass, beach bass, sculpin, halibut and yellowtail. There has been pretty good to good fishing for the calico bass, beach bass and sculpin reported and there has also been periodic yellowtail and halibut activity.

The yellowtail fish has been scratchy but there have been a few institutions of yellowtail around that rarely show in an area ranging from Sunset Cliffs on up to the upper end of La Jolla. The yellows tend to show best during the morning hours and locating areas of bait has been a good way to try and position yourself to be in the right spot at the appropriate time if and when the yellows decide to show.

Most of the yellowtail act has been determined while fishing in the 18 to 35 penetrate depths. Surface iron works best when cast to yellowtail that are found up on the surface and yo-yo iron is most effective when plummeting down to meter crisscross or sonar observes. Sardines and mackerel can also be effective while sluggish trolled, flylined or fished deep on a dropper loop rig.

Good options for face cast-iron include Salas 7X daylights and Tady 45 ’s in blue and grey, spate and sardine colours. Good selections for yo-yo iron include Salas 6X and Salas 6X Jr. jigs in blue and lily-white, scrambled egg and off-color and chrome. The yellowtail observed along the coast have been quality sized fish with most up in the 15 -to-2 5-pound class.

Much of the San Diego County coastal net has been focused on sand bass, calico bass and sculpin with hard bottom and organize recognises developing most of the fish. The best place for sand bass has been fishing outside of and below the Imperial Beach Pier in 7 to 12 penetrates. Also productive has been such structures of the Imperial Beach Pipeline and hard sole areas outside of the Pipeline. Going further north, other productive halibut places have been the hard tush to the northwest of Buoy# 3 at Point Loma, the Jetty Kelp outside of Mission Bay, the upper result of La Jolla, the Anderson and Buccaneer Pipelines, the artificial reefs outside of Oceanside Harbor and Box Canyon.

There have been a few halibut chewing in areas up and down the San Diego County coast. Try sandy bottom beach and bay areas and recognizes where you can fish sandy bottom next to structure or can fish sandy underside contiguou to hard bottom.

Bob Vanian is the voice, novelist and researcher of the San Diego-based internet fish report service announced 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) 226 -8 218. He ever welcomes your fish reports at that same phone number or at bob9 76 gnaw @aol. com.

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Bluefin, yellowfin, Dorado, yellowtail, marlin and swordfish biting offshore

September 2nd, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Bluefin, yellowfin, Dorado, yellowtail, marlin and swordfish biting offshore”

SAN DIEGO–At the time of my last report, the fisheries industry for bluefin and yellowfin was going through a bit of a lull age, as tuna bites had slow-footed during the middle part of August. I am roused to have immense report to pass along to you: the big-hearted numbers of tuna were just down for a while and have now come back up and are chewing well. When you add to the picture the good fishing that is currently going on for Dorado and yellowtail, the offshore fishing is as good as it has been all season.

Boats wishing to target bluefin tuna have been finding action while fishing areas such as the back side of San Clemente Island, the Tanner Bank, the deep water inside of the Tanner Bank, the San Clemente Canyon and the San Clemente Basin. The bluefin catch while fishing on the secure at the Tanner Bank have been mostly “smaller” fish that are currently in the 8- to 40 -pound class and the other areas listed above have been furnishing action on big sized bluefin that have gone up over the 250 -pound mark.

Sardines have been working for all sizes of bluefin with kite fished flying fish being the optimum bait for those targeting the jumbo sized bluefin tuna. Meter recognizes, sonar distinguishes and distinguishes of violating or gale fish ought to have leading to most of the bluefin action.

Private boater Floyd Sparks of Tuna Kahuna fished a recent outing targeting the jumbo sized bluefin and reported not receiving much going on while fishing recognises up and down the entire back side of San Clemente Island. He reported assuring a lot of barges wandering and fishing flying fish from kites but did not realise much in the way of separating fish or rhythm distinguishes to stop on. Sparks reported his best-looking area while fishing off San Clemente Island was off Pyramid Head where he saw some separating jumbo sized bluefin that did not want to bite for them on their kite fished flying fish.

Sparks left San Clemente Island and fished his lane dwelling toward San Diego by way of the 43 Fathom Spot. It was in the evening not long before dark when he got to the 43 Fathom Spot where he found a porpoise institution. He trolled through the porpoise clas hoping for a yellowfin and got a trolling strike on a trolled Halco plug. Sparks was expecting the fish to be a yellowfin tuna because it was stole in local schools of porpoise but was pleasantly stunned when they ended up catching a 75 -pound bluefin tuna. Sparks said it was an unexpected channel to have saved the day and articulated a delightful sized bluefin on the boat.

Private boater Tom Golding of Last-place Buck reported about fishing a recent errand to the Tanner Bank. Golding said they fixed near the 9 Fathom Spot where they discovered good angling for bluefin tuna and yellowtail. He was indicated that the three anglers aboard grab their limits of 6 bluefin tuna and also caught seven yellowtail. In addition to catching their limits of bluefin they likewise caught and exhausted three additional bluefin.

Golding said that their bluefin arrayed in sizing from 8 to 15 pounds and the yellowtail they caught were in the 20 – to 25 -pound class. The bluefin were burning on sardines and they caught five members of their yellowtail on cast-iron and two of their yellowtail on sardines. The yellowishes were reported to be biting well on Sumo 6 ponderous jigs and the pierces they only going were coming on the retrieve while the jig was an estimated 6 to 7 feet off the bottom.

In addition to the good bluefin angling there has been good fishing for a mixture of Dorado, yellowtail and yellowfin for barges fishing in Mexican oceans in a region straddling from the Upper Hidden Bank and the 475 Knuckle on down to the region of the 295 Bank and Inner Bank that are located outside of Ensenada. This is a large area of fish and has you fishing between 33 and 72 miles 170 to 190 units from Point Loma. Boats fishing these areas have often been finding near restriction to limit Dorado fishing along with a pretty good mix of yellowtail and improving numbers of yellowfin.

Kelp paddies have lead to most of the action on the Dorado, yellowtail and yellowfin tuna with some blind trolling affects and trolling impress in porpoise institutions also leading to action on yellowfin tuna. Most of the Dorado and yellowtail have been in the 5- to 12 -pound range and the majority of members of the yellowfin have been running from 10 to 18 pounds.

Private boater Louie Zimm of Shearwater fished a recent journey to the 475 Knuckle and reported locating a wide-open dorado bite at a kelp paddie he found at 37 miles 165 severities from Point Loma. He said the kelp paddie was loaded with 5- to 9-pound dorado and that they were biting well on sardines and on a one-half ounce freshwater bass top-water plug. They easily limited out on dorado and Zimm said that he took the hooks off the top-water bass plug and had a blast watching the dorado attack the top-water plug with no fixes in it.

Marlin fishing has been pretty good overall with what I would guess “mustve been” nine or 10 marlins caught and released over the past weekend. There were two primary beneficial regions of marlin pleasure with the eastern part of Catalina producing action for barges fishing off the Slide, around the 125 Spot and in different areas of the 152 Spot. The other beneficial marlin region was in closer to the mainland with some action being found in an area spread from the area of the 267 Spot off Dana Point on down to the area outside of Box Canyon at Camp Pendleton. Deep drop fishing for swordfish have now been inducing specific actions with the back side of Santa Cruz Island, the Slide, the 125 Spot, the 152 Spot and the 9 Mile Bank being areas that have induced penetrating plunge swordfish act in recent days.

The fishing at Los Coronado Islands has not been sampled much lately due to the good fishing in local offshore liquids. The last-place reports were of good mixed bag fishing for yellowtail, bonito, barracuda, calico bass and rockfish. Fertile orbits were Pukey Point at North Island, the Middle Grounds, the north end of South Island and the South Kelp. Private boaters have been doing well on yellowtail, barracuda, bonito and calico bass while fishing sluggish trolled snout robbed sardines.

The fishing along the San Diego County coast has been good for an assortment of rockfish and sculpin with some calico bass and bonito in the picture as well. The water temperature has dropped to the mid-6 0s in a lot of areas along the San Diego County coast and the calico bass gnaw has been time fair since the recent drop in the water temperature. There has been a bit of yellowtail work off the upper end of La Jolla but not much has been caught.

The summer net season continues to be a good one with a lot of selections of quality fish to target be it offshore, at the local Islands or along the coast. Take you pick and catch fish! Keep on fishing and I hope to see you out on the ocean sometime soon!

Bob Vanian is the voice, scribe and researcher of the San Diego-based internet fish report service announced 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 burn @aol. com.

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