Wednesday, June 16, 2021

REPORTS

New lake record blue catfish posted at Otay Reservoir: 105.9 pounds!

By Blake Warren CHULA VISTA — Just on the precipice of the annual bass spawn, it was a massive blue catfish making headlines early last week as a hulking 105.9-pound whiskerfish was tamed by Dr. Ryan Hulbert of La Mesa, who...

Irvine Lake back on the menu for O.C. anglers

Catfish plant set for this week BY BLAKE WARREN SILVERADO – Orange County anglers once again have one of their prime waters back on their fishing access menu after Irvine Lake reopened to fishing Saturday, May 16. Moving forward, the lake...

Southern California freshwater round-up

Diamond Valley Lake re-opened with new COVID-19 prevention policies Many more lakes across Southern California becoming available for outdoor recreation, usually with restrictions BY BLAKE WARREN and MIKE STEVENS HEMET — On May 1, Diamond Valley Lake reopened for fishing, boating, hiking...

BIG Striper boated at Lake Mead

The striped bass bite at Lake Mead is always shifting gears it seems, and though the majority of lineside catches run in the single digits through the year — aside from those occasional special times when everything lines up...

The scoop on San Diego County’s launch ramps (updated)

Story updated Friday, May 8 at 1:30 p.m. SAN DIEGO -- We ran around San Diego County checking for open saltwater launch ramps so you wouldn't have to. Some but not all reopened on May 1, 2020, for recreational boating. Here's what...

Lessons learned fishing for big bluefin

BY RICH HOLLAND SAN DIEGO – By now it’s apparent there is a perennial crop of quality bluefin tuna off the Southern California and Northern Baja coast. The reason or reasons matter not for this story. This is about how...

Kennedy Meadows anglers get rare shot at stocked goldens

BY PAUL MORITZ KENNEDY MEADOWS – The opportunity of a lifetime is here. Broodstock golden trout have been stocked in the Sierra with easy roadside access and no backpacking needed to get to the fish. Simply drive up, put the...

Dixon Lake angler bags two double-digit bass in same outing

Swimbait devotee also tacked on a 7-plus for good measure ESCONDIDO – Two largemouth over 10 pounds in a week out of any lake would make headlines, but a a pair of trophy bass caught by the same angler in...

Sierra trout season kind of open

BY ERNIE COWAN MAMMOTH LAKES — Trout fishing in the Eastern Sierra sort of opened last week, but what anglers might remember most will be the fog of confusion created by the lack of coordination on the part of local,...

Boating is back at Lake Perris, fishing at Isabella solid

BY MIKE STEVENS PERRIS – Boating is once again available at Lake Perris, and that includes float tubes, kayaks and stand-up paddle (SUP) boards but no jet skis or other personal watercraft. Lake staffers will allow up to 200 boats...

MOST RECENT

Long Range Report: A 245 on the cow grounds, coastal yellowtail on fire, bluefin...

BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO - Another successful trip to the cow grounds returned with a good catch of 100-pound class yellowfin and a sample of cows topped by a dandy 245. The Hurricane Bank and Buffer Zones have shown...

Big dorado, a cow tuna and sizzling billfishing as Baja enters its peak season

BY PAT MCDONELL EAST CAPE – Baja fishing is in its seasonal prime as bluefin are being caught off Ensenada by charters chasing foamers and throwing poppers, boats from San Diego working those areas and up to the 371 and...

Big bags, good fishing cap off regular season at SBS two-day Championship

BY BLAKE WARREN LONG BEACH – The 2021 Saltwater Bass Series regular season culminated this past weekend with the Series’ two-day Year-End Championship event based out of Long Beach, and great weather and good fishing greeted 30 of the best...