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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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Tuna fishing is up and down with yellowtail, Dorado, marlin, barracuda and bass bites improving

August 24th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Tuna fishing is up and down with yellowtail, Dorado, marlin, barracuda and bass bites improving”

SAN DIEGO–The fishing for bluefin and yellowfin has been stealing the spotlight for much of the 2020 summer fishing season. The midriff of August, however, has ensure the fishing for both categories taper off a bit and become simply fair. There are still bluefin and yellowfin getting caught but at the time of this writing, the fisheries industry for both categories is down when compared to the levels of what has been biting in recent weeks. Every fishing season has ups and downs and we are living through somewhat of a down age for the bluefin and yellowfin at the moment. That said, the style things can change from day to day, the tuna bites could easily bounce liberty back and become very good again before this report gets to the bulletin stands.

At the moment, the places that are raise some bluefin action in offshore waters are the area outside of the western part of the back side of Catalina and along the bank areas to the northwest of the West End of San Clemente Island. To show how things are always changing, in a new development, the past few epoches have been previously seen some bluefin burning at the South Kelp Ridge and the Rockpile areas of Los Coronado Islands. The bluefin biting in recent dates have been the 15 – to 40 -pound fish and sardines have been working well for bait when fishing rhythm brands, sonar tags or spots of undermining fish. Colt Sniper jigs have also been effective when cast while first approaching a recognize of divulging fish.

There has been some hit or miss and principally scratchy fish for yellowfin tuna for ships fishing offshore banks outside of Los Coronado Islands. The best domain has been to the west of the 230 Spot and to the northwest of the San Salvador Knoll for boats fishing from 32 to 40 miles 230 to 236 grades from Point Loma. Every once in a while someone gets a long plunker type of stop where they drift and pick apart at the yellowfin but there have also been ships that do not fare as well. There are yellowfin around, hopefully they will change their attires and start burning better.

Some of the boats that might otherwise be tuna fishing in offshore seas have been fishing at San Clemente Island where there has been very successful war for yellowtail, calico bass, bonito and rockfish. The yellowtail have been in the 15 – to 20 -pound range and beneficial yellowtail domains have been the West End, Pyramid Head and Purse Seine Rock with the West End being the best.

There is good news reporting under the offshore kelp paddie dorado and yellowtail fishing breast as boats fishing multi-day trips to the offshore seas outside of Punta Colnett are finding very good dorado and yellowtail activity. Most of the sportboats that ought to have fishing down this path have been returning with limits of dorado and near restraint to restraint catches of yellowtail. This area of good biting fish has been down between 105 and 120 miles 168 grades from Point Loma.

Dorado are also moving into more regional offshore waters in the field below and outside of Los Coronado Islands but the dorado and yellowtail being found in this sector have not been burning are you all right. Skippers report visualize dorado and yellowtail under kelp paddies in different areas of the 224 Spot, the 302 Spot, the 425 Bank, the 371 Bank and the Upper Hidden Bank but for the most part they have not been biting and most of what has been caught has get caught by divers working their impale guns.

Capt. Todd Shifflett of the six-pack charter yacht Predator reported about fishing a recent trip-up to the area between the 425 Bank and the Upper Hidden Bank. Shifflett said kelp paddies in such areas were containing quite a few dorado that would not bite. They moved diving in different areas of the paddies and were successful in spearing a good number of dorado that included a large bull Dorado weighing in at 40 pounds.

Shifflett reported there was 72 – to 75 -degree irrigate in this sector and said while diving at a kelp paddie inside of the 425 Bank, he personally realized a wahoo deterring its interval as it cruised around the kelp paddie. The kelp paddie with the wahoo was also comprising Dorado and was found at 24 miles 177 magnitudes from Point Loma.

The fishing at Los Coronado Islands has improved and for the moment, Los Coronado Islands might well be the best place to try and catch a bluefin tuna. San Diego out of Seaforth Sportfishing fished a couple of recent full day trips to Los Coronado Islands. On the first trip-up the government has 23 anglers catch 13 bluefin tuna and 26 yellowtail and on the next jaunt the government has 19 anglers catch 6 bluefin tuna and 30 yellowtail.

The South Kelp Ridge and Rockpile are areas that have created bluefin tuna and yellowtail action around Los Coronado Islands and much of the action has been coming while sitting on the linchpin. Sardines have been working well for bluefin and yellowtail and some yellowtail have also been biting on surface cast-iron. The trawl at Los Coronado Islands has also been good for barracuda and calico bass. Barracuda have been biting well at the Middle Grounds and calico bass have been biting well at kelp bed countries around South Island. A report simply received from today’s fishing is that a private boater capture several yellowtail while sluggish trolling with sardines at the Pukey Point area of North Island.

Private boater Ken Hood reported about fishing a recent tour to Los Coronado Islands. Hood reported good calico bass fishing but said the spotlit fishing of the working day was witnessing a wide-open barracuda bite at the Middle Grounds. Hood’s report was the barracuda bite went on all day and that the barracuda were piercing all the baits and jigs they were tossing at them. The water temperature at Los Coronado Islands has warmed considerably during the past week and Hood said that the liquid was extending 71 degrees.

Striped marlin angling has improved at arenas around the eastern part of Catalina Island and I would estimate that 10 or 12 marlins were caught and released from the fisheries sector in mid-August. Action was had from blind trolling strikes, drop back mackerel baits and from presenting mackerel to tailers. Beneficial expanses were the 125 Spot, the 152 Spot, the Avalon Bank, the 14 Mile Bank and the expanse 1 to 4 miles off the Slide, the Can Dump, Avalon and White’s Landing. Among all those locales the area 1 to four miles off the Island between the Slide and White’s Landing was the best. The morning hours tend to be the best time of day for the marlin and pink and grey emblazon jigs have been reported to be working well on the troll.

The fishing along the San Diego County coast improved in mid-August, with a warming of the water. Arranges where the water temperature had abruptly dropped into the low-grade 60 s warmed back up to where there are now kelp berthed areas where there is water as warm as 74 severities. Calico bass fishing has moved forward at kelp berthed areas at Point Loma, La Jolla, Solana Beach, Leucadia, Carlsbad and The Barn. “Theres” some academies of big bonito and a few barracuda that have been biting off Imperial Beach, Point Loma and La Jolla.

Capt. Joe Cacciola of Sea Star with Sea Star Sportfishing and the Oceanside Sea Center reported the sea has warmed to as high-pitched as 71 magnitudes at kelp bunked domains between Carlsbad and Solana Beach and reports that the calico bass burn has are caught up with the warming of the spray. Cacciola said they have to go into 45 hoofs of spray or less to find kelp couches to fish. He reported they have been having success with the calicos while employing sardine chunks, dark-green Wham plastics, anchovy coloring Hookup Bait plastics and the 5- to 5.5 -inch sardines that are currently in their recent live enticement supply.

The summer fish season has been a good one and it continues to provide a lot of options for anglers wishing to target some of the exciting genus that trip our coast during this time of year. The summertime season also admits anglers to target some of the resident genus that be more active when the irrigate heateds up. Keep on fishing and I hope to see you out on the irrigate sometime soon!

Bob Vanian is the voice, columnist 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.

https://www.fishrapnews.com/features/tuna-fishing-is-up-and-down-with-yellowtail-dorado-marlin-barracuda-and-bass-bites-improving/

Offshore bluefin, yellowfin, yellowtail, marlin and Dorado bites continue into August

August 9th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Offshore bluefin, yellowfin, yellowtail, marlin and Dorado bites continue into August”

SAN DIEGO–We are well into the 2020 Southern California summer fish season and the offshore fishing remains good for a mix of bluefin, yellowfin, yellowtail and Dorado. Things are getting even better on the offshore fishing front with striped marlin entering the picture in a significant way over the past weekend. With yellowtail, calico bass and bonito chewing well around some of the offshore Islands and with lots of rockfish biting along the San Diego County coast, there are plenty of genus for anglers to choose from in scheming their day of fishing.

Bluefin continue to get much of “members attention” with jumbo sized fish to 250 -plus pounds a alternative. Yellowfin have been running from 18 to 60 pounds with the majority in the 20 – to 35 -pound range. Most of the yellowtail have been in the 8- to 20 -pound range with the Dorado running from 5 to 15 pounds.

The best field for a chance at the jumbo sized 80 – to 250 -plus pound bluefin has been while angling smudges off the back side of San Clemente Island with the field of the 381 Spot and the 59 Fathom Spot producing some action as well as smudges further up toward the western part of the Island while fishing outside of Seal Cove and West Cove. The jumbo sized bluefin have been moving westerly and northwesterly and there are now additional reports of large-hearted bluefin being obtained off San Nicolas Island, the Osborn Bank and outside of the back side of Catalina.

Closer to San Diego there has been good to very good fishing for a mixture of 20 – to 50 -pound bluefin, yellowfin, yellowtail and an occasional Dorado for crafts fishing some of the local offshore banks outside of Los Coronado Islands. Productive areas include the 182 Spot, the 224 Spot, the Corner, the 302 Spot, the 371 Bank and the 425 Bank. Additional areas that have been make more sporadic catches of tuna, yellowtail and an occasional dorado have been the 9 Mile Bank, 43 Fathom Spot, 181 Spot and 289 Spot. One of the best orbits over the past weekend was for crafts fishing the area of the 224 Spot while working from 18 to 25 miles 230 to 245 degrees from Point Loma. Some near restraint to restraint catches of bluefin tuna came from the region of the 224 Spot over the weekend.

The large sized bluefin ought to have pinpointed by obtain smudges of breaking, breath or suds fish, meter marks, sonar crisscross and occasional trolling strikes. The big-hearted bluefin have part well on kite fished drifted frozen flying fish and live mackerel. Additional action has been coming on kite trolled Yummy Flyers, strayed sardines, skin-deep cast-iron and Flat Fall jigs.

The 25 – to 50 -pound bluefin and the yellowfin have been found by locating blots of ending fish, rhythm markers, sonar stigmatizes, porpoise schools and trolling strikes. Once situated, they have been biting on sardines, mackerel, face cast-iron, poppers, Colt Snipers and Flat Fall jigs. When targeting any size tuna, fishing live baits deep with a rubber band attached torpedo sinker will sometimes create act when flylined enticements are not producing.

Capt. Scott Meisel of the six-pack charter yacht Intrigue out of Fisherman’s Landing also owns and operates the sportboat Condor out of Fisherman’s Landing. Meisel reported about fishing a recent full day trip aboard Intrigue. His report was of finding wide open bluefin tuna fishing and said that his 6 anglers caught their limits of bluefin tuna before noon. He said that all the bluefin came from one long enticement stop while fishing the region of the Kidney Bank where the 302 Spot and the 224 Spot are located. He was indicated that after limiting on bluefin that they left biting fish so they are unable to do some looking around for yellowtail, yellowfin and marlin. Meisel says they offer contracts and some open gathering 6 battalion jaunts on Intrigue and you can get more information at their web site at: https :// www.intrigueluxurycharters.com.

Private boater Robert Serdoz of Lucky Charm fished a recent solo jaunt to the area inside of the 224 Spot and reported catching four members of the 25 – to 40 -pound yellowfin tuna out of 8 hookups. Serdoz said all the fish bit on sardines and that they came from one long stop that started from drifting alongside of some puddling fish that he found under labor fowls. This action was concluded while fishing inside of the 224 Spot at 19 miles 235 grades from Point Loma.

Marlin fishing has picked up in a significant way in different regions of the Eastern end of Catalina with what I calculate to be five striped marlins caught and exhausted over the past weekend and with one boat catching and releasing two marlins on Aug. 2. Most of the action came from blind jig strikes but there were some feeders and tailers seen as well. The two best provinces were the 152 Spot off the Eastern end of Catalina and the area around the 50 see swerve outside of Church Rock. There was an additional report of several marlin being realized off the Salta Verde area of Catalina over the weekend as well.

In the San Diego area, there were pair of tailing marlin reported to have been seen outside of the lower end of the 9 Mile Bank on Sunday but as far as I know, there were no marlin exhausts from the San Diego area over the weekend.

The fishing around Los Coronado Islands has not been receiving much attention lately because of the good tuna fishing in local offshore irrigates. There has been very little in the way of reports available about the fishing around the Islands but a recent report was of good net for yellowtail for a boat angling the Pukey Point area of North Island. The same Skipper likewise reported having grab a few yellowtail while fishing around South Island. In recent weeks, the best yellowtail method for private boaters has been slow trolling with sardines.

A Los Coronado Islands report from the week prior came from Capt. Scott Meisel of the six-pack charter yacht Intrigue out of Fisherman’s Landing. Meisel was out on a full day trip and reported ascertaining excellent calico bass fishing with the 6 anglers aboard catching their limits of calico bass. The red-hot calico bass bite was felt while net the kelp beds below South Island.

The fishing along the San Diego County coast got hit by another flow of cold water which has once again slackened the surface fishing at the kelp berths. A just a few weeks ago, the water temperature unexpectedly fell from the low-spirited 70 ’s down to the low-grade 60 ’s but it warmed back up into the high 60 ’s exactly to have it once again fall back down into the low-grade 60 ’s and high-pitched 50 ’s. There has been some recent warming of the water back into the low-grade to middle 60 ’s but the surface fishing in the kelp bunks has yet to rebound.

Most boats fishing San Diego area coastal region have been focused on net for rockfish until the liquid status stabilize and the surface fishing in the kelp berths improves. The net for an assortment of rockfish at various hard bottom localities has been very successful. Captain Joe Cacciola of Sea Star with Sea Star Sportfishing and the Oceanside Sea Center reports that they have been finding a lot of colours in the mix within their catches of rockfish while trawl hard-bitten bottom neighbourhoods between Carlsbad and Solana Beach.

Productive hard-bitten bottom rockfish countries along the San Diego County coast include the Point Loma Pipeline, the Green Tank at Point Loma, Point Loma College, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Leucadia, Carlsbad and Box Canyon.

The summer fishing season has a lot to offer and Southern California anglers have many good options be it fishing offshore, at the local islands or along the coast. 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 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 always welcomes your fish reports at that same telephone number or at bob9 76 bite @aol. com.

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Bluefin, yellowfin, yellowtail and Dorado biting offshore

July 23rd, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Bluefin, yellowfin, yellowtail and Dorado biting offshore”

SAN DIEGO–The summer offshore trawl season is starting to affected full stride with bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, yellowtail, Dorado and bonito bite offshore. Anglers have a lot of types of fishing to choose from with calico bass, barracuda, bonito, yellowtail and rockfish nip at the Coronado Islands and with calico bass, rockfish, beach bass and occasional flurry of barracuda or yellowtail action to be found along the San Diego County coast.

The offshore fishing is grabbing most of the headlines with catches of 25 – to 200 -plus-pound bluefin tuna passing the behavior and with a mix of yellowfin tuna, yellowtail, dorado and a few bonito bite as well. The yellowfin tuna have been running from 15 to 60 pounds, the yellowtail have been in the 10 – to 20 -pound range and the dorado and bonito have been in the 5- to 12 -pound range.

Anglers wishing to target larger 80 – to 200 -plus-pound bluefin have been doing best while fishing localities up toward San Clemente Island such as the San Clemente Basin, the San Clemente Canyon, the 86 Fathom Spot, the 81 Fathom Spot, the 381 Spot, the 43 Fathom Spot and the San Clemente Basin Weather Buoy. The current best bite sphere for “the worlds largest” bluefin is the San Clemente Basin for barges fishing from 42 to 49 miles 252 to 257 degrees from Point Loma.

Anglers wanting to target more of a mixed bag of the 25 – to 80 -pound bluefin along with a mix of yellowfin, yellowtail, bonito and dorado have been doing well while fishing some of the offshore banks outside of the Coronado Islands such as the 371 Bank, the 230 Spot, the 224 Spot, the 302 Spot and the domain out to the west of North Island. Currently, the best zone for this mixed bag offshore net has you fishing between 20 and 30 miles 220 to 235 grades from Point Loma.

More northern offshore sprays in addition to the irrigates around San Clemente Island are starting to see improved offshore action. In recent days there was a report of good kelp paddie fishing for 12 – to 20 -pound yellowtail and 5- to 8-pound dorado in an area ranging from north of the 182 Spot to the area of the 178 Spot which is located above the upper demise of the 9 Mile Bank. There was also a recent report of a Skipper fishing around the upper end of the 9 Mile Bank that grab an 80 -pound bluefin and a 40 -pound yellowfin. Another recent report was from a skipper who had caught an 85 -pound bluefin while fishing up toward Catalina in the area to the west of the 181 Spot.

The larger sized bluefin tuna ought to have set by see distinguishes of transgressing, gale or foaming fish, meter assessments, sonar lines and occasional trolling strikes. The big-hearted bluefin have fleck well on kite fished drifted frozen flying fish, live mackerel and kite trolled Yummy Flyers with sardines, surface iron and Flat Fall jigs also causing some action.

The 25 – to 80 -pound bluefin and the yellowfin have been found by locating blots of cracking fish, rhythm stigmatizes, sonar marks, porpoise schools and trolling strikes. Once located, they have been biting on sardines, mackerel, face iron, poppers, Colt Snipers and Flat Fall jigs. Fishing live baits deep with a rubber band attached torpedo sinker will sometimes create action when flylined enticements are not producing.

There has been an occasional marlin seen in the region of the 43 Fathom Spot and a marlin was hooked and lost a couple of days ago. The marlin hookup came incidental to fishing for bluefin tuna and was stolen on a flylined mackerel.

The fishing around Los Coronado Islands has not been receiving a lot of attention lately because of the good tuna fishing offshore. The few reports seeping in from the Coronados have been of good mixed bag fishing for yellowtail, barracuda, calico bass, bonito and rockfish.

The most productive provinces at Los Coronado Islands have been Pukey Point at North Island, the north end of South Island, its area of the tuna pens inside of South Island, the Lighthouse at the south tip of South Island, the South Kelp and the South Kelp Ridge. Please keep in mind that when fishing around the tuna pens that Mexican law requires you to stay at least 250 meters away from commercial operations.

Private boater John Carroll of Huachinango is home recovering from surgery( please recollect him in your devotions) but Carroll’s friend, Mark Scott took the Huachinango out and fished a recent tour around Los Coronado Islands. Carroll reported about the jaunt and said that Scott knew very good mixed bag fishing for calico bass, barracuda, bonito and yellowtail.

Carroll reported that Scott started out the day fishing the Pukey Point area of North Island where there was 67.7 -degree water and where there were some barracuda and calico bass piercing on slow trolled sardines. They next tried the South Kelp Ridge where the water temperature was 69 measures and where the sluggish trolled sardines produced good calico bass action. Their best action of the day was attained while sluggish trolling sardines in 68.4 -degree water at the north end of South Island. They were gradual trolling in 40 to 50 feet of ocean, and they had wide open action on bonito, barracuda and calico bass along with boating one yellowtail out of three yellowtail hookups.

The fishing along the San Diego County coast has been good for a mix of calico bass, barracuda, sand bass and rockfish along with an periodic bonus yellowtail, white seabass or halibut. Recent periods have brought change though with the water temperatures falling into the low-grade to middle 60 ’s at the Point Loma Kelp Beds and La Jolla. The sea had been up over 70 positions in those areas and the abrupt drop in temperature slowed down what had been good fishing for calico bass together with an periodic commotion of yellowtail or barracuda action. With the slowdown in the calico bass fishing, some crafts have turned to fishing hard-handed foot domains for rockfish until the liquid necessities stabilize and the kelp bunked fishing rebounds.

Anglers are hopeful that the water in the Point Loma and La Jolla region will warm up again abruptly. Prior to the sudden drop in water temperature, La Jolla had been providing the best chance at a yellowtail. The kelp bunks at the lower end of La Jolla was an area where an occasional yellowtail was being caught while fishing a short way above the MLPA close zone.

The calico bass angling remains good in north San Diego County seas with kelp bunked spheres between Carlsbad and Solana Beach produce good activity. The kelp bunks outside of the Barn have also been develop good numbers of calico bass. The Box Canyon area has also been a beneficial zone for those targeting rockfish. Capt. Joe Cacciola of Sea Starwith Sea Star Sportfishing and the Oceanside Sea Center reported that they had been regard a continuous afford of 5. 5- to 6-inch sardines in their enticement supplying which were working well for the calico bass. Cacciola’s report was that Hookup Baits plastics were also working well for both calico bass and beach bass.

The summer trawl season is progressing delicately, and anglers “ve got a lot” of enjoyable fishing make their own choices be it offshore, at the regional Islands or along the coast. I hope and pray that you continue to stay healthful, safe and sound. Keep on fishing and I hope to see you out on the ocean 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) 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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San Diego County based sportboats running again

June 10th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “San Diego County based sportboats running again”

SAN DIEGO–Today is June 8, 2020, and it is the first day that San Diego County based sportboats have been allowed to run excursions following the Covid-1 9 lockdown closure that pushed the area’s sportboat fleet to cease operations. From what I have spoken still further, things such as face embraces and social distancing will be necessary while fishing aboard the sportboats. The lands have been territory Covid-1 9 associated policies and requirements on their web sites. Some of the boats within each arriving might also have their own policies and requirements so it is best to check out what the platform of your option and the craft of your preference are asking before you book your trip.

Some great word is that I can say that things are certainly off and invited to participate in good fashion today as Seaforth Sportfishing had an early update from the full day trip aboard San Diego. They are out on their first trip-up since the lockdown started and they supplied a morning update of having 64 yellowtail aboard with a lot of fishing term left in the day.

The offshore net has been going most of the recent attention with good fishing for a mixture of bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna and yellowtail along with a few dorado. Offshore banks located below and outside of Los Coronado Islands have been making the tuna act and good neighbourhoods have been while fishing around and about the 224 Spot, 302 Spot, 230 Spot, 425 Bank, 371 Bank and the Upper Hidden Bank.

The bluefin tuna have been running to 318 pounds with most in the 100 – to 180 -pound range. The yellowfin tuna have been going from 20 to 50 pounds and most of the kelp paddie yellowtail have been in the 10 – to 20 -pound class. There have also been a couple of dorado caught in recent daytimes and the dorado have been in the 5- to 7-pound range.

The Upper Hidden Bank has been one of the best bluefin areas and it plied excellent bluefin fishing for Floyd Spark of Tuna Kahuna who fished recent back to back excursions to the Upper Hidden Bank aboard a friend’s boat. Sparks reported that on the first journey they caught bluefin of 318 pounds, 185 pounds, 180 pounds and 100 pounds with the 318 -pound whopper bluefin being caught by Tobin Rippo.

Sparks said they exited right back to the Upper Hidden Bank the next day and caught another bluefin tuna that weighed 140 pounds. All their bluefin were caught on kite fished frozen flying fish in areas where they were getting meter markings and receiving smudges of puddling fish. For your general reference, the inside high spot at the Upper Hidden Bank is located at 39 miles 182 units from Point Loma.

Bluefin have been biting best on strayed kite fished frozen flying fish and have also been biting well on kite trolled Yummy Flyers. An occasional bluefin is also being caught on sardines that are floated by a kelp paddie or strayed over meter symbols. The yellowfin tuna have been biting from meter lines, kelp paddies, spots of wreaking birds, porpoise and an occasional blind trolling strike. Flylined sardines have been best enticement for the yellowfin. Rapalas tend to produce the occasional strike on the troll.

The offshore yellowtail have been biting around kelp paddies and there have been a good percentage of fish that ought to have up in the 15 to 20 pound wander. The 371 Bank has produced got a couple of early season dorado. One was caught by a diver with a spear handgun and the other bit on a flylined sardine.

Los Coronado Islands have not seen much angling influence because of the good tuna and yellowtail fishing in regional offshore liquids but there were some boats that fished around Los Coronado Islands over the past weekend and what was witnessed was that there was good mixed bag fishing for barracuda, calico bass, rockfish and yellowtail.

On the weekend there were barracuda biting at the Lighthouse area at the south tip of South Island and calico bass were chewing well at the Middle Grounds. The best locality for yellowtail was reported to be while fishing meter ratings noticed along the lee side of South Island.

Private boater Mike Seymour of Sea Section reported about fishing around Los Coronado Islands and meeting good mixed bag fishing for calico bass and yellowtail. Seymour started out his date fishing the Pukey Point and the Keyhole areas of North Island and met the fishing to be slow-going. His next move was to the Middle Grounds where he found very good calico bass net in 40 hoofs of water. The calico bass burn was good enough to where they were able to catch and liberate over 30 calico bass.

After catching and releasing a assortment of calicos, Seymour’s next move was to try fishing in the lee of South Island where they found some yellowtail rhythm tags and caught 4 yellowtail that straddled from 15 to 21 pounds. The yellowtail were piercing on flylined sardines and they too fastened one yellowtail on the bottom while straying for halibut. In addition to the 4 yellowtail they boated they had 4 added lost yellowtail hookups with two of those stolen fish being slip by closes. Seymour reported getting the yellowtail meter distinguishes while fishing inside of South Island in depths straying from 30 to 60 feet of irrigate. The water temperature in the area was at 65.6 degrees.

The fishing along the San Diego area coast continues to he highlighted by occasional jumbo-sized yellowtail with some of the yelloweds being caught going up over the 40 -pound mark. No big number of the yellowtail are get caught but a good deal of anglers have been willing to put in a lot of time in the hope of catching a 40 -pound class yellowtail.

Trolled Rapalas have been working best for the coastal yellowtail when trolled at 5.5 bows of rate and the trolled Rapalas have also raised a few 40 -pound class lily-white seabass. The yellows have been found in two areas with the Imperial Beach area grow most of the action while fishing a short way above the Mexico border and with specific actions also being experienced along the edges of the Point Loma Kelp Beds in an area spread from the Lab to Hill Street. A good penetration compas has been while net in 40 to 80 hoofs of water.

In addition to yellowtail and white seabass, there have been some barracuda biting from distinguishes of running tern fledglings being learnt off Imperial Beach and Point Loma. In addition to marking blots of barracuda, the working tern fledglings are often marking areas where one might get a trolling strike on a Rapala from one of the large yellowtail or white seabass. The barracuda have been biting best on flylined sardines and face iron.

Imperial Beach has been producing an occasional halibut for barges floating spots of sandy tush found outside of the Imperial Beach Pier in the 40 – to 80 -foot depths. Barges fishing outside of Mission Beach have also been catching an periodic halibut while drifting the sandy sole around the structure of the sunken NEL Tower and such structures of the Yukon shipwreck. Reports coming from La Jolla continue to be of fair to pretty good fishing for a mixture of calico bass and rockfish along with an occasional law sized barracuda.

The late outpouring fishing has been very good and with the summer season fast approaching one would have reason to think the fishing will continue to improve as the spray continues to warm with the changing of the seasons. It is great to have such immense fish to target be it offshore, at small island developing or along the coast. I hope and pray that you continue to stay health, safe and sound. Keep on fishing and satisfy be safe! I hope to see you out on the water sometime soon.

Bob Vanian is the voice, columnist 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 telephone number or at bob9 76 pierce @aol. com.

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Covid-19 crisis keeping most anglers ashore

April 6th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Covid-19 crisis keeping most anglers ashore”

As this report is being written, a lot of Southern California saltwater anglers have been forced to stay ashore due to regulations in place to help sluggish and protect against the spreading of the Covid-1 9 virus. I am sure the tales are similar or very similar in other coastal region, but I will use my home area of San Diego County as an example of the type of things that have been going on. First and foremost is that all sportfishing lands have temporarily terminated its operation and stopped guiding excursions. Emergency regulations have been previously aftermath private boaters who are also hearing measures being ordained that are keeping a lot of them off the spray as well.

The controls get changed rapidly but at the time of this writing the situation in San Diego County harbours is that start ramps and their parking areas are closed at Oceanside Harbor, Mission Bay and San Diego Bay. If you have a boat at a marina in Oceanside Harbor or San Diego Bay you can use your ship and take it out fishing. If you are at a dock in Mission Bay you cannot make your ship out fishing as the totality of the refuge is currently closed to boating. I advocate you contact the Harbor Police in San Diego Bay, the Harbor Police in Oceanside and the Mission Bay Lifeguard Patrol in Mission Bay to get the very latest information before you plan on using your private boat.

With a lot of ships off the water and very few people out fishing, fish reports have been hard to come by but there have been a few private boaters venturing out and doing some fishing. Prior to the opening of the sportboats being restrain from loping expeditions there is indeed good number of 40 to 120 pound bluefin tuna biting for boats fishing the offshore sprays outside of Punta Colnett. There have also been good numbers of bluefin showing in oceans within 30 miles or so of Point Loma but those fish had still not been bite as well as the fish that were biting off Punta Colnett.

The past weekend ascertained a few private boaters out doing some offshore fish and a couple of Skippers reported meeting bluefin below Los Coronado Islands in areas of the 425 Bank. There were also a couple of reports about bluefin showing in an area ranging from the field outside of the middle-of-the-road part of the 9 Mile Bank on out to the area to the north of the 224 Spot at the upper extremity of the Kidney Bank. Good news is that there were a few biting bluefin to be found in these more neighbourhood offshore countries over the past weekend. Slow trolled sardines and gradual trolled mackerel were working well when trolled around the groups of breaking bluefin. Poppers, Flat Fall jigs, Colt Snipers, skin-deep cast-iron, flylined mackerel and flylined sardines have been previously created some bluefin action.

Most of the rest of the recent fish reports have been from private boaters looking for yellowtail around La Jolla and that have been trying for halibut off Imperial Beach. The yellowtail fishing at La Jolla seemed pretty slow over the past weekend but there were some good numbers of rockfish biting.

The halibut fishing was reported to be on the quiet side of things over the weekend but one of the Skippers who was reporting had concluded good halibut fishing in the area earlier in the week. Best bet has been to drift sardines in about 50 hoofs of irrigate in the area outside of the Imperial Beach Pier.

Skippers fishing hard-bitten bottom areas into the north and the northwest of North Island continue to find good fishing for an assortment of rockfish. A good degree wander continues to be in 25 to 55 grasps of liquid. The lower dissolve of the 9 Mile Bank has also been fertile for rockfish while fish in the 60 to 80 measure magnitudes while on the Mexico side of the border.

These are the recent reports that I have been able to gather from the few private boats that have been going out fishing. I almost always encourage people to go fishing but I do not want these reports to encourage anyone to make their boat out and go fishing in the midst of the Covid-1 9 crisis. My feeling is that on numerous private boats it would be very difficult to adhere to the “social distance” guidelines of keeping 6 feet away from other people.

I am blest to have a home-office and have been staying home as much as possible and have not left home in 12 daytimes. I foster you to stay home as much as your situation allows and to deviate on the side of caution in your decision making. Be safe, stand health and I hope to see you back out on the sea when the Covid-1 9 crisis is over. I pray that is very soon!

Bob Vanian is the voice, columnist 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 morsel @aol. com

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Big bluefin tuna providing late-winter fishing action

March 20th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Big bluefin tuna providing late-winter fishing action”

SAN DIEGO–The spring fishing season is upon us and the good news is that offshore anglers have bluefin tuna to target in areas that are as close to San Diego as the 9 Mile Bank. That said, the best of the bluefin fishing is being found at a further distance from Point Loma for boats fishing 1.5 – to 2-day trips to the water outside of Punta Colnett.

The bluefin fishing outside of Punta Colnett was good last weekend and the catches coming from the locality included a good number of 100 – to 170 -pound fish and ranged in width from 20 to 170 pounds.

Some tallies from the weekend’s fishing start with Fisherman’s Landing that reports that Pacific Queen fished a Saturday 1.5 -day trip with 32 anglers who caught 47 bluefin tuna. Fifteen of their bluefin were reported to be in the 120 – to 170 -pound range and the rest of the bluefin were reported to be in the 20 – to 70 -pound range.

Fisherman’s Landing also reports that Tomahawk returned from a weekend two-day trip with 18 anglers having catch 36 bluefin tuna and 10 yellowtail. The bluefin aboard Tomahawk ranged in immensity from 30 to 170 pounds. Eleven of their bluefin strayed from 150 to 170 pounds, 8 of their bluefin were between 100 and 140 pounds and the rest were in the 30 – to 70 -pound range.

H& M Landing reports having Old Glory fishing a 1.5 -day trip with 16 anglers who caught nine bluefin tuna and 6 yellowtail. The bluefin aboard Old Glory ranged in size from 100 to 132 pounds.

H& M Landing likewise reports that Poseidon fished a 1.75 -day trip with 16 anglers who caught 13 bluefin tuna that strayed in size from 50 to 110 pounds.

The past weekend also envisioned a lot of private boaters out looking for bluefin tuna in neighbourhood offshore seas within 30 miles of Point Loma. The weekend’s fishing in this local zone viewed some disbanded bluefin tuna task being reported by crafts fishing the Coronado Canyon, the upper culminate of the 9 Mile Bank and the deep water inside of the 302 Spot. The shows of bluefin were mostly situations where the fish were up and down quickly and hard to get to before they would clang. The best report came from a private boater Skipper who reported the fish bided up well for them and they caught three bluefin out of a mid-morning showing of bluefin at the Coronado Canyon.

The fishing around Los Coronado Islands remains very good for reds, rockfish and an occasional lingcod. The face fishing has generally been slow, but there has been an occasional spurt of bonito or yellowtail action. Good news about the surface fishing is there was improved yellowtail action to report from the most recent trip on Liberty out of Fisherman’s Landing. The fish count on Liberty was 18 anglers catching nine yellowtail, 40 wines and 100 rockfish.

The Rockpile has been the best zone for an opportunity at locating yellowtail around Los Coronado Islands and the Rockpile area has also been providing good angling for maroons and rockfish. The best bet once yellowtail are located has been to fish with yo-yoed iron. The yellowtail fishing has been difficult for most private boaters as most of the yellowtail action has been originating from stopping on sonar celebrates spotted with scan sonar. The hurdle for most private boaters results from the fact that most private ships are given with traditional up and down style fathometers and are not gave with scanning sonar.

The fishing for the purposes of an potpourrus of bottom fish remains good around Los Coronado Islands. In addition to the Rockpile, productive ranges for the bottom fishing include hard posterior areas to the north , northeast and northwest of North Island while working in 25 to 55 grasps of sea. Also beneficial has been fishing the lower part of the 9 Mile Bank while keeping on the Mexico side of the border and fishing in the 60 to 80 grasp degrees. Another productive rockfish area around the Coronado Islands has been fishing blots along the South Kelp Ridge below South Island in the 20 to 40 see depths.

Boats fishing fields along the San Diego County coast have been finding good mixed bag fishing for wines, rockfish, bass, sculpin and whitefish and are also catching an periodic halibut. The face fishing has been scratchy but there have been periodic exhibitions of yellowtail off La Jolla, around The 270( to the west of Mission Bay ), in its area of the Whistler Buoy at Point Loma and outside of the Imperial Beach Pipeline.

Productive coastal areas for reds and an array of rockfish have been the International Reef situated a short way above the Mexico border, hard-bitten foot areas to the west, southwest and southeast of the Whistler Buoy at Point Loma, the Point Loma Pipeline, the hard bottom outside of the Green Tank at Point Loma, The 270 to the west of Mission Bay, the range outside of the lower and the upper outcomes of La Jolla, the crest outside of Del Mar, the hard bottom outside of Leucadia, and Box Canyon.

The rest of the fishing along the San Diego County coast has been developing pretty good mixed bag fishing for sand bass, calico bass, perch and sculpin together with an occasional bonus halibut. Productive localities for bass and sculpin have been the Imperial Beach Pipeline, the hard freighter to the southeast of the Whistler Buoy at Point Loma, the hard bottom to the north and northwest of Buoy# 5 at Point Loma, the Jetty Kelp outside of Mission Bay, the Variety Kelp while fishing below the MLPA ending region at the lower end of La Jolla, the upper culminate of La Jolla, the Anderson and Buccaneer Pipelines, the artificial reefs outside of Oceanside and Box Canyon

Areas producing periodic halibut activity along the San Diego County coast are the sandy tush adjacent to the structure of the artificial ridges outside of Oceanside, the sandy tush neighboring to the structure of the Anderson and Buccaneer Pipelines, fishing in 180 to 220 hoofs of ocean at the sandy bottom outside of the Oceanside Pier, fishing the sandy freighter fields neighboring to the structure of the Yukon shipwreck and adjacent to the structure of the sunken NEL Tower off Mission Beach and fishing the area between the Imperial Beach Pier and the Tijuana River. San Diego Bay is another place where some biting halibut have been found.

The spring season is here and I cry “youre staying” healthful and hope you can get out on the liquid and get in on the spring epoch fishing. Keep on fishing and I hope to see you out on the spray!

Bob Vanian is the voice, writer 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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