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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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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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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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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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Off Shore Jet Ski Fishing for Opah

September 29th, 2014 Posted by Jet Ski, Jet Ski Fishing, News, Uncategorized 0 comments on “Off Shore Jet Ski Fishing for Opah”

Our Friend, Alan Ogata over at Bloody Jet Skis shared a report with us where they caught a 147 lb Opah!  Check it out:

So, Ben Hyun of Corona, CA and I planned to make another run at the Point for tuna before the dwindling bite shut down all together. We baited up at the carrier with smallish sized sardis and “Big Macs” of up to the 10″ variety! The wave conditions were a little choppy and settled into some 2′ rollers with the occasional 3′ stacked wave with chop.

The water temp was upwards of 75 degrees when we reached the 267 FB and not a single paddy in site, none, nada, zippo! Ben wanted to head further South in search of paddies and we started off in that direction. Still nothing! We decided to hit some paddy’s that I had marked in prior trips. I resumed my route, no paddies in site, when my FF that hadn’t worked for the majority of the trip went off and I chunked in a big mac, Ben soon joined me and was able to mark fish 60 – 80′ down. Before I knew it Ben was hooked up on a “big un” that took 45 minutes to 1 hour to surface, it was a huge Opah, OMG! I raced over, gaff in hand and nailed em just behind the head. It was like trying to hold on to a freight train! It tried to tail dance away 3 times and I was as spent as Ben, trying to hold on to this monster!

We had no idea how to subdue this monster. The first thing that came to my mind was to hand off the gaff as it continued to thrash, “here Ben take the gaff”. My arms were like rubber by then. I had my wahoo killer knife which I used to perf it’s head and seemed to subdue him a bit. It was enough to where Ben was able to slip in a sport clip with the end barely visible outside its mouth. But no way was it going to hold the over a hundred pound beast. The next great idea was to tail wrap him, not an easy task for sure, but managed to do so after several attempts. Ben managed to hoist and tie him off to the tow bar and “that’s all she wrote”. Ben being the considerate feller that he is, asked, “want to fish some more?” I said, “I don’t think so.” I thought we got enough fish right here and we headed back to the launch “over the rail and in the pail”.

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