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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, 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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Winter bluefin found across Southern California

February 23rd, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Winter bluefin found across Southern California”

SAN DIEGO — Bluefin tuna biting in the middle of February are providing anglers with an opportunity at quite an unexpected give. Things get up over the top the weekend of Feb. 15 and 16 though with good numbers of bluefin tuna enroll the offshore fishing draw in areas ranging from the liquids a short way outside of Newport Beach on down to the lower end of the 9 Mile Bank off San Diego.

Most of the bluefin have been in the 20 to 80 pound compas with there too being some unconfirmed radio clatter about a 225 pound bluefin being caught on Feb. 15. The best bluefin field is 2 to 5 miles outside of Newport Beach with additional bluefin sightings being reported by ships fishing 2 to five miles off the City of San Clemente, 2 to five miles off San Onofre, 2 to 5 miles off Oceanside and at both the high and low discontinues of the 9 Mile Bank.

The bluefin have been unearthed by feel spots of divulging fish that are frequently observed by diving chicks. Some of the first schools of bluefin were presented by crafts out on whale watching trip-ups while watching whales and porpoise/ dolphin in areas where there was a lot of enticement. The bluefin ought to have hooked in a variety of ways with most of the action coming in areas where breaking fish are showing. There have been reports of bluefin robbed on slow trolled mackerel, gradual trolled sardines, poppers and face iron with slow trolled mackerel reported to be working the best.

Sportboats fishing down the Mexican coast at the High Spot area outside of Punta Colnett have been fishing the field on what are mostly 1.5 day trips and have been doing well on a mix of wines, rockfish, lingcod, bonito and yellowtail.

The yellowtail being caught on the Punta Colnett area jaunts ought to have going up into the 20 -plus pound class.

Boats fishing for ruby-reds and rockfish around Los Coronado Islands continue to do very well and have also been catching an occasional bonus lingcod. Good fields for the bottom fishing include hard foot areas to the north , northeast and northwest of North Island while working in 25 to 55 sees of irrigate. Also productive has been fishing the lower part of the 9 Mile Bank while keeping on the Mexico side of the border and fishing in the 60 to 80 fathom extents. Another good rockfish region around Los Coronado Islands has been fishing smudges along the South Kelp Ridge below South Island in the 20 to 40 see depths.

An ongoing reminder to anglers is that the annual two-month rockfish/ groundfish close on the U.S. area of the Mexico border remains in effect until March 1, 2020. With the rockfish/ groundfish close still in effect, Southern California anglers fishing in US waters continue to focus their efforts on genus that are still open to fishing and there has been good action for a mix of sand bass, calico bass, perch and sculpin along with a few halibut and an periodic commotion of yellowtail action.

Productive countries for bass and sculpin ought to have the Imperial Beach Pipeline, the province above the Imperial Beach Pier while fishing in 7 to 8 measures of ocean, the hard underside areas to the southeast of the Whistler Buoy at Point Loma, the hard foot to the north and northwest of Buoy# 5 at Point Loma, the Point Loma Pipeline, the Jetty Kelp outside of Mission Bay, the Variety Kelp while fishing below the MLPA closure zone at the lower end of La Jolla, the upper expiration of La Jolla, the Anderson and Buccaneer Pipelines, the artificial shoals outside of Oceanside and Box Canyon.

Areas producing some halibut act along the San Diego County coast are 180 to 220 hoofs of water outside of the Oceanside Pier, the sandy tush ranges neighboring to the structure of the Yukon shipwreck off Mission Beach, the sandy tush contiguou to the structure of the sunken NEL Tower off Mission Beach and the zone between the Imperial Beach Pier and Tijuana River. San Diego Bay is another place where some halibut have been morsel as well.

The manifests of yellowtail along the San Diego County coast remain unreliable and incoherent. The most pressing illustrates of yellowtail have been found in an area run from outside of Mission Bay on up to the lower part of the MLPA closure zone at the lower end of La Jolla. Locating bait in this sector can be an indicator of a locate where yellowtail might establish. There has also been a lot of enticement off Imperial Beach and there have been periodic demoes of yellowtail spotted around the bait schools off Imperial Beach. A good extent straddle to try and locate yellowtail has been in 18 to 30 measures of water.

The coastal yellowtail have been mostly 18 to 25 pound fish and yellows ought to have located by observe sonar marks, rhythm ratings and smudges of wielding fowls. Once located, yo-yo iron, surface cast-iron, mackerel and sardines have all been working for the yellowtail with skin-deep iron toiling the best.

Good picks for yo-yo iron include Salas 6X and 6X Jr. jigs in off-color and grey and clambered egg complexions. Good alternatives for face iron include Salas 7X light-footeds and Tady 45 ’s in blue and white, slew and sardine colorings. The sardines and mackerel have worked while sluggish trolled, flylined and fished deep with a dropper loop-the-loop rig. There are reports of mackerel being caught for enticement in about 40 -5 0 foot of sea off the Mission Bay jetties.

With bluefin tuna in the picture during the middle of February, it looks like we could be headed for a very interested 2020 fishing season. Keep on fishing and I hope to see you out on the spray!

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 gnaw @aol. com.

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