Wednesday, June 16, 2021

REPORTS

Dixon Lake spits out double-digit jerkbait largemouth

BY MIKE STEVENS ESCONDIDO – There are several months between the final trout stock at Dixon Lake and the kickoff of catfish season, and this is when local bass anglers take advantage of the spring bass bite at the world-record...

Salmon scores solid out of Half Moon Bay below Pigeon Point

BY DAVE HURLEY EL GRANADA – The weather kept boats either tied up or close to the harbor at the start of the past week, but when the weather window opened up at the end of the week, limits to...

Opening Day anglers had to earn it at Crowley Lake

BY MIKE STEVENS CROWLEY LAKE – Anglers looking at the weather forecast the week prior to the Eastern Sierra trout opener were bracing themselves for dangerous wind conditions above and beyond what they’ve grown to expect on Crowley Lake. While...

Plenty of angling options along Colorado River chain

BY MIKE STEVENS BULLHEAD CITY, Az. – With striped bass perking up below Davis Dam as well as finally starting to bite on Lake Mohave, the Colorado River chain is starting to exhibit the mixed bag opportunity those familiar...

Trio of 11-plus-pound largemouth highlight Lake Hodges bass stage

ESCONDIDO – The theme of the 2021 season at Lake Hodges has been excellent quality on bass while underachieving in the numbers department. The fish count is still playing catch-up, but now it seems like it’s gaining more ground...

Winds back off, bluefin back on

BY MERIT MCCREA SAN DIEGO — The windy weather backed off a bit and the bluefin tuna bite bent rods, with some snaps on fish averaging over 100 pounds along with several cows mixed in. The better bites were...

Largemouth at Lake Sutherland finally perking up

BY MIKE STEVENS RAMONA – A recent story in Western Outdoor News detailed a red-hot crappie bite at Lake Sutherland with bass remaining sluggish in the cooler water. A couple scrappy largemouth were caught on crappie jigs by the group...

Mixed bag for WON Rockfish Rumble, big ling wins it

BY BOB SEMERAU VENTURA — The fight had been brewing for nearly a year. Contenders began signing up to get their chance at big prize money in the months prior to the Wednesday, April 7, scheduled bout of the 2021...

Perris bass in various stages of the spawn

BY MIKE STEVENS PERRIS – Lake Perris is typically one of the first Southern California bass lakes to spawn, and the fact that post-spawn largemouth are showing up with greater frequency confirms 2021 wouldnot be an exception. The biggest bass to...

Bluefin bite around the wind

BY MERIT MCCREA SAN DIEGO/OCEANSIDE — The word was out and the Polaris Supreme was on it early in the week. Their early-week 1.5-day brought in limits of bluefin to 160 pounds. The yellowtail bite at the Coronado Islands also...

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...