SAN DIEGO–The winter trawl season has been equipping Southern California anglers with quite a few daytimes of neat and fishable condition. Those anglers who are watching the weather forecasts and choosing the nice weather eras got to go on the sea and do some fishing have often been rewarded with some entertaining act on what are good eating fish for the dinner table. In addition to the nice weather daylights, there have also been some eras that bring strong jazzs and international waters. Anglers and skippers are advised to always check the latest marine weather forecast before departing boating or fishing.
There has been an offshore area create mingled catches of bluefin tuna, thresher sharks, swordfish and mako sharks for move net swordfish ships. These fish have been encountered while working in an area around the upper part of the Ridge ranging between 32 and 50 miles from Point Loma. The fish have been caught while fishing in areas of the 138 Spot and the end of the Ridge above the 181 Spot. The fish have been located in 61.3 – to 61.8 -degree water temperature and there have also been some yellowtail reported to be holding around kelp paddies in this same zone.
All the reports from out at the upper part of the Ridge come from commercial-grade move cyberspace ships with no sportfishing barges that I know of having given it a try. I do not know if any more reports will be coming from the region as the business drift web ships had their drift webbing season come to an end on Jan. 31.
The bluefin tuna being caught by the drift net ships was already in the 60 – to 90 -pound class and some of the yellowtail being visualized under the kelp paddies was an increase in the 20 -pound class.
The drift net ships specified their nets to fish during the dark. During daylight hours there were bluefin tuna meter assessments being obtained and there were bluefin robbed on Flat Fall jigs. During dawn hours there exist some yellowtail experienced around kelp paddies found in this same area that were fastened on iron.
Sportboats fishing down the Mexican coast at the high spot area outside of Punta Colnett have been running 1.5 -day trips and have been doing well on a mix of ruby-reds, rockfish, lingcod, bonito and yellowtail.
Most of the Punta Colnett junkets are fishing on Saturdays and as an example of the most recent fishing, Vagabond out of Point Loma Sportfishing fished a 1.5 -day trip and had 26 anglers catch 12 lingcod, 90 red-faceds, 96 rockfish and 35 yellowtail. Fisherman’s Landing had both Tomahawk and Pacific Queen fishing 1.5 day trips and Pacific Queen had 33 anglers catch 150 rockfish, 120 colours, 23 yellowtail and 11 lingcod. Tomahawk had 13 anglers catch 65 rockfish 19 lingcod( to 35 pounds) and 6 bonito.
The yellowtail being caught on the Punta Colnett arena tours ought to have going up into the 20 -plus pound class. The best road to pinpoint yellowtail off Punta Colnett is to look for rhythm celebrates, sonar lines and smudges of toiling fowls. Yo-yo iron is most often the best way to go once yellowtail are located and a sardine or mackerel fished on a dropper loop rigging can also be effective. Good alternatives for yo-yo iron include Salas 6X or 7X jigs in off-color and white-hot, clambered egg, Dorado and sardine colors.
Boats fishing for cherry-reds and rockfish around Los Coronado Islands is ongoing to do very well and have also been catching an periodic bonus lingcod. Good neighborhoods for the bottom fishing include hard underside areas to the north , northeast and northwest of North Island while working in 25 to 55 fathoms of ocean. Too beneficial has been fishing the lower part of the 9 Mile Bank while keeping on the Mexico side of their own borders and fishing in the 60 to 80 measure depths. Another good rockfish zone around Los Coronado Islands has been fishing recognises along the South Kelp Ridge below South Island in the 20 to 40 grasp depths.
New Seaforth out of Seaforth Sportfishing has been running daily three-quarter-day trips to target the bottom fishing around the Coronado Islands. The most recent trip on New Seaforth construed 28 anglers catch 187 assorted rockfish and 41 whitefish.
An ongoing reminder to anglers is that the annual two-month rockfish/ groundfish close on the U.S. surface of the Mexico border went into effect on Jan. 1, and the close will remain in force until March 1. With the ongoing rockfish/ groundfish shutdown, Southern California anglers fishing in U.S. sprays continue to focus their efforts on categories still open to fishing and there has been good action for a mix of sand bass, calico bass, roost and sculpin along with an periodic bonus halibut and an occasional commotion of yellowtail action.
Productive places for bass and sculpin ought to have the Imperial Beach Pipeline, the hard underside areas to the southeast of the Whistler Buoy at Point Loma, the hard tush to the north and northwest of Buoy# 5 at Point Loma, the Point Loma Pipeline, the Jetty Kelp outside of Mission Bay, the Variety Kelp while fishing below the MLPA closure zone at the lower end of La Jolla, the upper point of La Jolla, the Anderson and Buccaneer Pipelines, the artificial shoals outside of Oceanside and Box Canyon.
There have been a few halibut burning out in 30 fathoms of ocean outside of the Yukon shipwreck off Mission Beach and in the region of the sunken NEL Tower outside of Mission Beach. There have also been reports of halibut burning in San Diego Bay.
The establishes of yellowtail along the San Diego County coast remain erratic and recent days have realized schools of yellowtail difficult to locate. The most recent appears of yellowtail have been found in an area roam from outside of Mission Bay on up to Torrey Pines with the orbit outside of Mission Bay, the country below the MLPA closure zone at the lower end of La Jolla and the orbit outside of Torrey Pines being places where the yelloweds have had a tendency to show. A good degree assortment to try and locate yellowtail has been in 18 to 30 sees of water.
The coastal yellowtail have been mostly 18 – to 25 -pound fish and “theyve been” situated by procure sonar differentiates, meter scores and spots of toiling fledglings. Once located, yo-yo iron, face iron, mackerel and sardines have all been working for the yellowtail with skin-deep iron manipulating the best.
Good picks for yo-yo iron include Salas 6X and 6X Jr. jigs in off-color and white and clambered egg complexions. Good preferences for surface iron include Salas 7X sunrises and Tady 45 ’s in off-color and white-hot, batch and sardine dyes. The sardines and mackerel have worked while sluggish trolled, flylined and fished deep with a dropper loop rigging. There are reports of mackerel being caught for enticement in about 40 -5 0 foot of water off the Mission Bay jetties.
If you watch the weather forecasts and pick the good weather periods, year round ocean fishing is one of the nice benefits of living or vacationing in Southern California. I hope that members can get a chance to get out on one of the neat weather daytimes and enjoy the amusing fishing being attain during this winter season. Keep on fishing and I hope to see you out on the ocean!
Bob Vanian is the voice, novelist and researcher of the San Diego-based internet fish report service announced 976 -Bite which can be found at www. 976 bite.com. Vanian also provides anglers with a personal fish report service over the telephone at 619 -2 26 -8 218. He always greets your fish reports at that same telephone number or at bob9 76 chew @aol. com.
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