Wednesday, June 16, 2021

REPORTS

Bluefin bonanza off Baja!

SAN DIEGO – Storms? What storms? They didn’t interrupt the bluefin bite down south off Baja, in fact, the grade improved with fish to 170 pounds meeting the gaff. The first big hit for numbers came last weekend, but the...

Pyramid trout bite red hot!

SUTCLIFFE, Nev. — Despite cold water temperatures, Pyramid Lake anglers found pretty solid cutthroat trout fishing last week before the stormy weekend set in. “The water is still cold at 47 degrees but the fish are biting pretty decent,” said...

Coronados yellowtail fishing ignites for a ripper bite midweek

SAN DIEGO — What a week it was! Yellowtail fishing went Richter at the Coronados mid-week for the San Diego, Seaforth Landing, eventually settling down to a promising pick over the weekend. Meanwhile, offshore of Colonet the Tomahawk,Fisherman’s Landing,...

Loading up down deep

While the damp weather left much of the fleet dockside, those that fished loaded up their gunnies. Perhaps the fullest bags in the fleet were aboard the Eldorado, fishing out at San Nicolas Island. However, local anglers also pulled...
Big Vermillions

Fish there for Moss Landing and Monterey boats

Partyboats found stacks of hungry fish, however very strong currents tangled lines, slowing the overall catch counts for Monterey and Moss Landing boats. Shore fishing was solid for surfperch in Monterey and along most sandy beaches northward. Rocky shores...

Dana Point half-day trips fish shallow

The sportfishing scene out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing focused either hundreds of feet down on the 3⁄4-day trips, or super shallow on the local 1⁄2-day trips. Capt. Brian Woolley reported, “3⁄4-day focusing exclusively on the rockfish scene. It’s been very...

Striper bite ‘awesome’ at Lake Mead

After waiting considerably longer than most anglers had ideally hoped for, the striped bass bite finally broke open a week ago and the good action being had on the linesides continued well through this past weekend. Without many boats...

Heave-ho! Hauling lobster hoops at Catalina aboard the Triton

TWO HARBORS — Triton deckhand Nick Kim gaffed the floating coil of line leading to an unseen lobster hoop net nearly 180 feet below the ocean’s surface, and then quickly passed the standing end to Dana Lockhart of Huntington Beach....

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...

A trip to lingcod alley

Fishing the Fiesta off Southern Big Sur BIG SUR — “Stand by the gaff, starboard side aft!” echoed down the rail. Dino Martinez was on again, pinned in the corner by a big fish. It fought him every inch. It had...

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...