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Thunderbird catches a Cow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo Credit: Newport Landing Sportfishing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Good fishing awaits Southern California anglers

May 28th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Good fishing awaits Southern California anglers”

SAN DIEGO–San Diego County private boaters had their bays and most of their harbor’s launch facilities open up to use a few weeks ago, but sportboat disembarks and their boats continue to remain closed under Covid-1 9 rules. Some good news is that San Diego County sportfishing lands have found out that they will be included under Phase/ Stage 3 of the reopening program.

In a May 25, update, the Seaforth Sportfishing website stated: “We are optimistic that we will be up and running by the end of the month.” In an update on the Fisherman’s Landing website, also on May 25, they say they are “waiting for local and state officials to give them the “Green Light” to start fishing.” Time will tell, but let’s hope all the sportfishing lands and their crafts are all up and running safely by the time you read this report.

Dana Wharf Sportfishing in Dana Point in Orange County countries on its website it will begin passing tours on May 25, which is the day of my writing the present report. There is a list of procedures and etiquettes for operating under the threat of Covid-1 9 on the Dana Wharf website. The procedures include passengers and crewmembers being required to wear face spreads. They likewise territory older both adults and beings with severe underlying medical conditions should stay at home due to the apparently higher likelihood of development for more serious complications from Covid-1 9. For a complete list of their requirements and procedures, croak the Dana Wharf Sportfishing website at danawharf.com/ covid-1 9/.

My petitions are for the health and safety of all passengers, crewmembers, part personnel and others who are involved in the reopening of the sportfishing industry. Please be safe!

There has been some good fish by private boaters scouring offshore liquids. They have been finding a mix of bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna and kelp paddie yellowtail. The numbers of fish being caught has not been very high but the quality size of the tuna has been impressive with bluefin flowing from 30 to 200 pounds and yellowfin flowing from 20 to 60 pounds.

Boats fishing for bluefin tuna and yellowfin tuna have been finding recent success while working the neighbourhood arraying from inside of the internal high spot at the Upper Hidden Bank on over to the 475 Knuckle. The best province has ranged from 34 to 38 miles 160 to 180 positions from Point Loma. There have either been periodic showings of tuna reported at the 302 Spot, the 371 Bank and the 425 Bank areas and today there was a report of a 200 -pound class bluefin being caught outside of the 302 Spot in the area of the 230 Spot.

The bluefin tuna have been ranging from 30 to 200 pounds with the majority in the 80 – to 150 -pound range. The few yellowfin tuna that have been piercing are currently in the 20 – to 60 -pound range. Bluefin have been biting best on kite trolled Yummy Flyers and kite fished wandered frozen flying fish. Occasional bluefin have also been caught on wandered sardines, mackerel and on iron that is cast to breaking fish. Yellowfin have been biting on trolled Rapalas and cedar pushes as well as on sardines the hell is strayed around rhythm marks.

Private boater Floyd Sparks, of Tuna Kahuna, fished on a friend’s boat and reported catching a bluefin tuna of 85 pounds and 150 pounds. The fish were caught on kite trolled Yummy Flyers while fishing around a temperature fragment that they discovered while fishing to the southwest of the 475 Knuckle.

The first day of summertime is on June 20, and is fast approaching. The spring fishing season continues to impress and with bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, yellowtail, calico bass, bonito, barracuda biting one was of the opinion that things would just save getting better as the summer months arrives. I hope and cry you are staying healthful, safe and sound. Keep on fishing and please 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 phone number or at bob9 76 burn @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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