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Fun fall fishing is in effect!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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, barracuda and Calico bass provide anglers with lots of options

June 26th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Bluefin, yellowfin, yellowtail, barracuda and Calico bass provide anglers with lots of options”

SAN DIEGO–The calendar tells us that summer arrived on June 20 and the beginning of summer has been offering saltwater anglers lots of fine choices that include bluefin, yellowfin, yellowtail, barracuda, bonito and calico bass. There is good fun net to target be it offshore, at the Islands or along the coast.

The offshore trawl dirts straying from the irrigates off San Diego on down to the sprays outside of San Martin Island have been creating 20 to 200 -plus pound bluefin tuna and 12 – to 60 -pound yellowfin tuna to go with some 10 – to 20 -pound yellowtail and a few dorado. The better days of fishing have been highlighted by near restraint to limit numbers of bluefin tuna but the bite has been off from those levels the past couple of days.

The best areas in recent days ought to have while fishing the region to the southwest of the 43 Fathom Spot, the field of the 1000 see furrow set between the San Salvador Knoll and the 390 Bank, the Lower Hidden Bank, the Upper 500 Bank, the 385 Spot outside of Ensenada, the offshore irrigates outside of Punta Colnett and the offshore sprays outside of San Martin Island. More neighbourhood offshore banks within 30 miles or so of Point Loma such as the 182 Spot, 9 Mile Bank, 224 Spot, 302 Spot, 425 Bank and 371 Bank are producing fair fish with an periodic tuna being caught along with a few yellowtail that have been biting around some of the kelp paddies.

Bluefin tuna have been biting on kite fished drifted frozen flying fish, kite trolled Yummy Flyers, flylined and sinker fished sardines and Flat Fall jigs. Meter tags and sonar tags lead to most of the bluefin action with yellowfin get caught from rhythm tags, sonar commemorates, kelp paddies, porpoise schools and trolling strikes. Flylined sardines ought to have best for the yellowfin with Rapalas, cedar plugs and featherings likewise raising the periodic yellowfin trolling strikes.

The offshore yellowtail have been biting around kelp paddies and have been astonishingly delightful sized fish with a good percentage being up in the 15 – to 20 -pound range. Most of the dorado have been observed around kelp paddies and have been in the 5- to 12 -pound range.

Los Coronado Islands have been a hotspot and have been providing very good mixed bag fishing for yellowtail, calico bass, barracuda, bonito and rockfish. Some of the very best sportboat catches have included near restriction to restriction catches of yellowtail. The best region has been fishing blots inside of South Island in an area straddle from the Ribbon Kelp in the lee of South Island on down to the South Kelp and the South Kelp Ridge below South Island. Today there are reports of yellowtail gnaw at the Rockpile as well.

The yellowtail around Los Coronado Islands ought to have 12 – to 25 -pound fish and have been biting on flylined sardines, sardines fished on a dropper loop-the-loop rig, gradual trolled sardines, face cast-iron and yo-yo iron. Slow trolled sardines and flylined drifted sardines tend to be working best for private boaters.

Private boater John Carroll of Huachinango fished a recent morning junket to Los Coronado Islands and reported finding very good mixed bag fishing for yellowtail, calico bass and barracuda while fishing the Ribbon Kelp in the lee of South Island and at the 5 Minute Kelp that is located below and inside of the south tip of South Island. Carroll had 2 friends aboard who were novice anglers and they fished until midday, had lots of action and caught 4 yellowtail along with a good number of barracuda and calico bass. Carroll was busy assisting his friends during the trip and he had a great time in helping his patrons and considering them catch their first ever yellowtail. He said that the yellowtail morsel was kind enough to where 3 knowledge anglers could have caught their limits of yellowtail in a couple of hours of fishing.

The yellowtail they boated were 12 – to 16 -pound fish and he said they had some lost hookups on fish that were up more than 20 pounds. They were coming part while slow trolling sardines consuming sizing 1 hookings and fluorocarbon supervisors that were as ponderous as 30 -pound test.

Private boater Bill Parker of Cabo fished a recent errand to Los Coronado Islands and are of the view that he and a friend grab 7 of the 18 to 25 -pound yellowtail before saying fairly was enough and leaving the biting yellowtail to go fish for calico bass. Parker reported encountering the red-hot yellowtail war while fishing the 5 Minute Kelp area situated below and inside of the south tip of South Island.

The yellows were piercing for them on sluggish trolled sardines and Parker said they went bit best while sluggish trolling into the wind at a very slow idle quicken. They increased the number of yellowtail chews they were getting once they plummeted down to using 20 – or 25 -pound test fluorocarbon presidents and size 2 or length 4 live enticement hooks.

Parker said after leaving the hot yellowtail bite they found very good calico bass net. Parker and his friend caught and secreted several large calicoes while fishing sardines at discerns around South Island and the Middle Grounds.

The fishing along the San Diego area coast has been very good for a mix of calico bass, barracuda and rockfish together with an occasional bonus halibut, lily-white sea bass or yellowtail.

One of the most wonderful arenas for the coastal fishing is at the Point Loma Kelp Beds which have been raise good numbers of calico bass along with some disturbances of barracuda action and an periodic yellowtail or white sea bass. There ought to have calicoes and barracuda biting right along the edges of the kelp berths but the best barracuda action has been found by locating distinguishes of working tern birds outside of the kelp beds.

The kelp bunked calico bass and barracuda any steps had been saw over a large area at distinguishes wandering from the Point Loma Lighthouse kelp all the way up to the kelp off Hill Street at Sunset Cliffs. A key to feel the best kelp bunked fishing has been to locate kelp bunked areas where you know the cleanest and warmest spray working in partnership with a downhill current overflow. Some of the best spheres have been the Point Loma Lighthouse, the 5 Tanks, Green Tank and Point Loma College.

Look for the barracuda under wielding tern fowls out in the 12 to 30 fathom magnitudes in an area straddling from the Whistler Buoy at Point Loma on up to Hill Street at Sunset Cliffs. The appearances of barracuda under the tern birds have been hit or miss but when situated, sardines and face iron have been working well.

The fishing at La Jolla has improved and has been requiring a mixture of calico bass, barracuda and rockfish. There ought to have occasional schools of yellowtail find up working on the surface outside of Torrey Pines and there has also been a chance at catching a lily-white seabass incidental to trying for a yellowtail.

Imperial Beach has been producing an periodic halibut for ships floating areas outside of the Imperial Beach Pier in the 40 – to 80 -foot penetrations. Ships fishing outside of Mission Beach have also been catching an occasional halibut while wandering the sandy freighter around the structure of the sunken NEL Tower or such structures of the Yukon shipwreck.

The late early summer season is here and anglers “ve got a lot” of good alternatives make their own choices be it targeting tuna, yellowtail and dorado offshore or yellowtail, barracuda, bonito, calico bass and halibut at the local Islands or along the coast. I hope and pray that you continue to stay healthful, safe and sound. Keep on fishing and delight be safe! I hope to see you out on the sea 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 always welcomes your fish reports at that same telephone number or at bob9 76 burn @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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Warming weather brings more anglers out to sample the fishing

May 6th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Warming weather brings more anglers out to sample the fishing”

SAN DIEGO–While California remains in the midst of the COVID-1 9 crisis, some anglers have been able to get out on the ocean to be able to enjoy the improving weather and do some fishing. Sportboat operations are still closed down as of the time of this writing but some private boaters have been able to get out on the water and do some fishing.

All of the San Diego County harbours are still closed except that commercial-grade barges can come and go through San Diego Bay. San Diego Bay just opened up to allow kayak, paddle boarding and swimming activities and I would think that is a good sign that recreational boating undertakings might open up some time in the not more distant future. In looking at the recreational boat portrait in Orange County, the current status is that Dana Point Harbor and Newport Harbor remain open.

The past weekend construed quite a few boats out fishing mainland coastal waters, the inshore oceans around Catalina and San Clemente Islands and offshore waters in pursuit of bluefin tuna. The weekend’s bluefin tuna fishing was scratchy but there were a few bluefin sting for crafts fishing the region of the San Clemente Basin Weather Buoy that is located at 43 miles 246 grades from Point Loma. There was scattered bluefin pleasure observed around and about the Weather Buoy proper as well as between the Weather Buoy and the Corner that is located at 30 miles 256 grades from Point Loma.

Earlier in the week there were bluefin witnessed between the region of the 289 Spot and the lee of San Clemente Island, but that area hushed down during the weekend. The trawl on April 25 also discovered some spots of bluefin seen in the Catalina Channel, in the area to the southwest of the 14 Mile Bank. A skipper fishing that area the next day, nonetheless, did not find any spots of divulging bluefin.

The bluefin have been in the 30 – to 100 -plus pound range and most have been caught by molding jigs to blots of cracking fish. Beneficial jigs have included the mint color and the blue and grey color Salas 7X beacon face cast-iron, Flat Fall Jigs, Colt Snipers, poppers and Yo-Zuri Hydro-Minnows. Slow trolled and flylined mackerel and sardines have been previously rendered occasional bluefin action.

Boats fishing San Clemente Island were learning good trawl for rockfish and calico bass together with an occasional bonus yellowtail or white-hot sea bass. The best regions for an opportunity at a yellowtail were fishing recognizes along the breast back of the Island between Gold Bluff and Purse Seine Rock. Pyramid Cove and Desperation Reef also plied an opportunity at scratching out a yellowtail and there was a recent report about a few cases 20 – pound white sea bass being scratched out at Pyramid Cove. Good calico bass net has been spotcheck around Purse Seine Rock, White Rock and off Gold Bluff.

Private boater Tony Dileva of Esperanza fished at San Clemente Island on April 25 and reported detecting excellent fishing for an assortment of rockfish at Desperation Reef. Dileva also reported procuring a school of yellowtail under acting birds in Pyramid Cove. He supplemented the yellowtail were up and down quickly and did not want to bite. While net their behavior back home on April 26, Dileva received some jumbo sized 10 – to 15 -pound bonito chewing while trolling to the west and northwest of North Island.

At Catalina Island there were some good numbers of calico bass sting at various kelp bed neighborhoods along the back side of the Island and there were also some calicos burning around Church Rock. There were also reports of good fishing for bonito and barracuda reported off the Rock Quarry.

The main target categories at Catalina were lily-white sea bass and yellowtail and there was a chance at scratching out a white-hot sea bass or yellowtail while fishing off Church Rock, fishing the squid soils off the V’s and fishing the Orange Rocks area. Among those areas, the best bet for lily-white sea bass continues to be in the Orange Rocks area where the past couple of weeks have verified periodic flurries of act on 30 – to 50 -pound lily-white sea bass, while fish around areas of bottom structure in 40 to 50 feet of water.

There have also been some coastal white sea bass sting with occasional reports of white sea bass to 40 pounds getting caught by boats fishing off Salt Creek, Box Canyon, the upper tip of La Jolla and Mission Beach.

There are fish around and chewing but I do not want these reports to encourage anyone to violate the current lockdown regulations. I urge you to play things safe and adhere to the current regulations and social distancing specifications. My feeling is that on countless private barges it would be very difficult to adhere to the “social distancing” guidelines of deterring 6 feet away from other beings. I promote you to stay home as much as your place earmarks and to mistake on the side of caution in your decision making. I rehearse what I preach as I have left home only once in the past six weeks. Be safe, keep healthy and I hope to see you back out on the sea when the COVID-1 9 crisis recedes. I cry every day that this time comes very soon!

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 always welcomes your fish reports at that same phone number or at bob9 76 burn @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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Spring-like fishing being found ahead of spring!

March 8th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Spring-like fishing being found ahead of spring!”

The first day of spring is not until March 19, but Southern California anglers have started to see spring-like surface fishing prior to the actual arrival of spring with a good yellowtail bite at the Coronado Islands and some bluefin chew offshore.

Bluefin have been around for much of the winter and the past few weeks has determined some bluefin work being reported within 20 miles of Point Loma for barges fishing the domain to the west of North Island and the orbit to the southwest of South Island. Not much is being caught from this area but there have been some recognizes of ending bluefin seen within this zone.

Where there have been recent catches of bluefin tuna has been at the offshore waters outside of Punta Colnett. Sportboats fishing 1.5 – and 2-day trips to the Punta Colnett arena during the winter season commonly target wines, rockfish, lingcod and yellowtail but the past couple of weeks have also been some bluefin tuna biting offshore. At times, some of the sportboat junkets running down this practice have wasted part of their day focused on fishing offshore seas and have caught bluefin up to 120+ pounds.

The past Saturday of fishing determine Tomahawk out of Fisherman’s Landing out on a 1.5 day trip with 19 anglers who caught 13 bluefin tuna, limits of rockfish and 8 lingcod up to 22 pounds. Pacific Queen out of Fisherman’s Landing had 33 anglers fishing on a 1.5 day trip that capture 240 rockfish, 60 blood-reds and 8 lingcod. The bluefin caught on Tomahawk were reported to be in the 70 – to 90 -pound class.

What has been another significant early signed of springtime has been the improving yellowtail trawl around Los Coronado Islands. The yellowtail gnaw had slowed down but took a big turn for the better on Thursday, Feb. 27, when San Diego out of Seaforth Sportfishing fished a full day trip and had 14 anglers catch 63 yellowtail, 10 crimsons and 1 bonito.

Private boater, Captain Bob Fletcher of Fletch reported that he was fish aboard San Diego out of Seaforth Sportfishing when they offset the catch that included 63 yellowtail. Fletcher reported about the journey and called it an excellent date of fishing in delightful forecast and said that the yellowtail were get caught from stopping on sonar symbols and that most were caught on yo-yoed iron that was being fished right near the bottom. Fletcher said that it typically did not take long to find another school of fish to stop on and he was indicated that the yellowtail were often terms responding to the chummed sardines and would come up and boil around the boat.

The Rockpile area has been best for the yellowtail while fishing the area of the Rockpile proper and while working to the southwest, south and southeast of the Rockpile. Most of the yellowtail have been in the 14 – to 18 -pound class and the golds have arrayed in width to 20 pounds.

Seaforth Sportfishing reports there were also a few yellowtail caught on surface iron on Thursday’s trip aboard San Diego. Good hand-pickeds for skin-deep iron include Tady 45 ’s and Salas 7X daybreaks in blue and lily-white, spate, and sardine colourings. Good selections for yo-yo iron include Salas 6X, Salas 7X heavy and Salas 6X Jr. jigs in off-color and white-hot, blue and chrome and scrambled egg colors.

In addition to the yellowtail bite at the Rockpile there has also been additional yellowtail action in the liquids around and about Los Coronado Islands. There was a recent report about a productive yellowtail kelp paddie in the area below the Coronado Canyon while fishing to the north of North Island and there have also been some yellowtail chewing on trolled Rapalas at the lower end of the 9 Mile Bank.

The rest of the fishing around Los Coronado Islands has been good for an assortment of ruby-reds, rockfish, an occasional lingcod and a few bonito. Productive orbits for the bottom fishing include hard tush areas to the north , northeast and northwest of North Island while working in 25 to 55 sees of liquid. Likewise fertile has been fishing the lower end of the 9 Mile Bank while keeping on the Mexico side of their own borders and fishing in the 60 to 80 penetrate depths. Another fertile rockfish area around Los Coronado Islands has been fishing places along the South Kelp Ridge below South Island in the 20 to 40 penetrate depths.

The rockfish opener in Southern California water was on March 1, but a good deal of anglers stood dwelling due to the poor weather forecast with Small Craft Advisories being affixed. Anglers have been anxious to get back out to the rockfish sand and throw baits down to fish that have been closed to fishing for the past about two months but a great deal of anglers decided to wait due to the bad weather forecast for the opener.

There were some sportboats out on opening day giving it a are an attempt to they did find some good action. Premier out of H& M Landing fished two half day trips with 77 anglers who caught 410 whitefish, 136 rockfish, 7 sculpin, 1 sand bass and 1 sheephead. Dolphin out of Fisherman’s Landing fished a morning half day trip with 40 anglers who caught 148 rockfish, 8 sculpin, 2 beach bass, 2 sheephead and 1 calico bass.

Productive rockfish areas in the San Diego County region which are expected to produce some action following the 2-month rockfish close include the International Reef located a short way above the Mexico border, hard-bitten bottom 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 region outside of the lower and the upper purposes of La Jolla, the ridge 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 good for a mix of sand bass, calico bass, roost and sculpin along with an periodic bonus halibut or yellowtail.

There have been occasional pictures of yellowtail along the San Diego County coast but they remain inconsistent and unpredictable as to where and when. One signal to look for is that the schools of yellowtail are typically found in areas where there is a lot of enticement. The two areas where the yellowishes have had a tendency to show in recent weeks have been in the region of the Imperial Beach Pipeline, and in a region range from countries outside Mission Bay on up to the lower part of the MLPA ending area at the lower end of La Jolla. A good depth scope to try and locate yellowtail has been in 18 to 30 measures of water.

The yellowtail along the coast have been mostly 18 – to 25 -pound fish and “theyve been” located by result sonar labels, rhythm scores and fish that are up working on the surface under recognises of diving fowls. Once set, yo-yo iron, face iron, mackerel and sardines have all been working for yellowtail. A surface iron that is cast to a discern of bursting fish before they resound has been working the best.

Productive arenas for bass and sculpin ought to have the Imperial Beach Pipeline, the hard fanny to the southeast of the Whistler Buoy at Point Loma, the hard freighter 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 closure region at the lower end of La Jolla, the upper objective of La Jolla, the Anderson and Buccaneer Pipelines, the artificial reefs outside of Oceanside and Box Canyon.

Areas producing occasional halibut act along the San Diego County coast are the sandy sole adjacent to the structure of the artificial reefs outside of Oceanside, the sandy tush contiguou to the structure of the Anderson and Buccaneer Pipelines, fishing in 180 to 220 hoofs of irrigate at the sandy bottom outside of the Oceanside Pier, fishing the sandy freighter expanses contiguou to the structure of the Yukon shipwreck and adjacent to the structure of the sunken NEL Tower off Mission Beach and fishing the sphere between the Imperial Beach Pier and the Tijuana River. San Diego Bay is another place where some piercing halibut have been found.

Spring will be here soon but Southern California anglers are already experiencing some spring like surface fishing for yellowtail and bluefin tuna. I hope you can get out on the liquid and get in on the early season fishing. Keep on fishing and I hope to see you out on the sea!

Bob Vanian is the utter, 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 always welcomes your fish reports at that same telephone number or at bob9 76 morsel @aol. com.

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Winter season continues to provide lots of fun fishing

February 7th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Winter season continues to provide lots of fun fishing”

SAN DIEGO–The winter trawl season has been equipping Southern California anglers with quite a few daytimes of neat and fishable condition. Those anglers who are watching the weather forecasts and choosing the nice weather eras got to go on the sea and do some fishing have often been rewarded with some entertaining act on what are good eating fish for the dinner table. In addition to the nice weather daylights, there have also been some eras that bring strong jazzs and international waters. Anglers and skippers are advised to always check the latest marine weather forecast before departing boating or fishing.

There has been an offshore area create mingled catches of bluefin tuna, thresher sharks, swordfish and mako sharks for move net swordfish ships. These fish have been encountered while working in an area around the upper part of the Ridge ranging between 32 and 50 miles from Point Loma. The fish have been caught while fishing in areas of the 138 Spot and the end of the Ridge above the 181 Spot. The fish have been located in 61.3 – to 61.8 -degree water temperature and there have also been some yellowtail reported to be holding around kelp paddies in this same zone.

All the reports from out at the upper part of the Ridge come from commercial-grade move cyberspace ships with no sportfishing barges that I know of having given it a try. I do not know if any more reports will be coming from the region as the business drift web ships had their drift webbing season come to an end on Jan. 31.

The bluefin tuna being caught by the drift net ships was already in the 60 – to 90 -pound class and some of the yellowtail being visualized under the kelp paddies was an increase in the 20 -pound class.

The drift net ships specified their nets to fish during the dark. During daylight hours there were bluefin tuna meter assessments being obtained and there were bluefin robbed on Flat Fall jigs. During dawn hours there exist some yellowtail experienced around kelp paddies found in this same area that were fastened on iron.

Sportboats fishing down the Mexican coast at the high spot area outside of Punta Colnett have been running 1.5 -day trips and have been doing well on a mix of ruby-reds, rockfish, lingcod, bonito and yellowtail.

Most of the Punta Colnett junkets are fishing on Saturdays and as an example of the most recent fishing, Vagabond out of Point Loma Sportfishing fished a 1.5 -day trip and had 26 anglers catch 12 lingcod, 90 red-faceds, 96 rockfish and 35 yellowtail. Fisherman’s Landing had both Tomahawk and Pacific Queen fishing 1.5 day trips and Pacific Queen had 33 anglers catch 150 rockfish, 120 colours, 23 yellowtail and 11 lingcod. Tomahawk had 13 anglers catch 65 rockfish 19 lingcod( to 35 pounds) and 6 bonito.

The yellowtail being caught on the Punta Colnett arena tours ought to have going up into the 20 -plus pound class. The best road to pinpoint yellowtail off Punta Colnett is to look for rhythm celebrates, sonar lines and smudges of toiling fowls. Yo-yo iron is most often the best way to go once yellowtail are located and a sardine or mackerel fished on a dropper loop rigging can also be effective. Good alternatives for yo-yo iron include Salas 6X or 7X jigs in off-color and white-hot, clambered egg, Dorado and sardine colors.

Boats fishing for cherry-reds and rockfish around Los Coronado Islands is ongoing to do very well and have also been catching an periodic bonus lingcod. Good neighborhoods for the bottom fishing include hard underside areas to the north , northeast and northwest of North Island while working in 25 to 55 fathoms of ocean. Too beneficial has been fishing the lower part of the 9 Mile Bank while keeping on the Mexico side of their own borders and fishing in the 60 to 80 measure depths. Another good rockfish zone around Los Coronado Islands has been fishing recognises along the South Kelp Ridge below South Island in the 20 to 40 grasp depths.

New Seaforth out of Seaforth Sportfishing has been running daily three-quarter-day trips to target the bottom fishing around the Coronado Islands. The most recent trip on New Seaforth construed 28 anglers catch 187 assorted rockfish and 41 whitefish.

An ongoing reminder to anglers is that the annual two-month rockfish/ groundfish close on the U.S. surface of the Mexico border went into effect on Jan. 1, and the close will remain in force until March 1. With the ongoing rockfish/ groundfish shutdown, Southern California anglers fishing in U.S. sprays continue to focus their efforts on categories still open to fishing and there has been good action for a mix of sand bass, calico bass, roost and sculpin along with an periodic bonus halibut and an occasional commotion of yellowtail action.

Productive places for bass and sculpin ought to have the Imperial Beach Pipeline, the hard underside areas to the southeast of the Whistler Buoy at Point Loma, the hard tush to the north and northwest of Buoy# 5 at Point Loma, the Point Loma Pipeline, the Jetty Kelp outside of Mission Bay, the Variety Kelp while fishing below the MLPA closure zone at the lower end of La Jolla, the upper point of La Jolla, the Anderson and Buccaneer Pipelines, the artificial shoals outside of Oceanside and Box Canyon.

There have been a few halibut burning out in 30 fathoms of ocean outside of the Yukon shipwreck off Mission Beach and in the region of the sunken NEL Tower outside of Mission Beach. There have also been reports of halibut burning in San Diego Bay.

The establishes of yellowtail along the San Diego County coast remain erratic and recent days have realized schools of yellowtail difficult to locate. The most recent appears of yellowtail have been found in an area roam from outside of Mission Bay on up to Torrey Pines with the orbit outside of Mission Bay, the country below the MLPA closure zone at the lower end of La Jolla and the orbit outside of Torrey Pines being places where the yelloweds have had a tendency to show. A good degree assortment to try and locate yellowtail has been in 18 to 30 sees of water.

The coastal yellowtail have been mostly 18 – to 25 -pound fish and “theyve been” situated by procure sonar differentiates, meter scores and spots of toiling fledglings. Once located, yo-yo iron, face iron, mackerel and sardines have all been working for the yellowtail with skin-deep iron manipulating the best.

Good picks for yo-yo iron include Salas 6X and 6X Jr. jigs in off-color and white and clambered egg complexions. Good preferences for surface iron include Salas 7X sunrises and Tady 45 ’s in off-color and white-hot, batch and sardine dyes. The sardines and mackerel have worked while sluggish trolled, flylined and fished deep with a dropper loop rigging. There are reports of mackerel being caught for enticement in about 40 -5 0 foot of water off the Mission Bay jetties.

If you watch the weather forecasts and pick the good weather periods, year round ocean fishing is one of the nice benefits of living or vacationing in Southern California. I hope that members can get a chance to get out on one of the neat weather daytimes and enjoy the amusing fishing being attain during this winter season. Keep on fishing and I hope to see you out on the ocean!

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 greets your fish reports at that same telephone number or at bob9 76 chew @aol. com.

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Sea Kayaking Baja Mexico

June 26th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Sea Kayaking Baja Mexico”

« Mexico is home to 10% of the world’ss wildlife and almost 40% of the world’s species of whales and dolphins. The sea is clear and warm and you don’t need a drysuit. Discover why one woman makes her annual migration down to Baja to kayak, surf and star gaze. Join her at surf camp, in Loreto and on a remote 14 day trip around the 2nd biggest island in the Sea of Cortez. There’s a reason why Ginni Callahan says ‘It’s an addiction!’ but she doesn’t want a cure. With stunning drone footage, wildlife galore and good humor, this is the first film by Justine Curgenven in 3 years. »

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