Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Saltwater Fishing

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SoCal sportboat fleet getting back to business

The Stardust and Coral Sea lead off SANTA BARBARA -- On Saturday, the Stardust and Coral Sea resumed business with a couple of 3/4-day trips, the first sportboats in the SoCal bight to do so. "We did it, our first day back at it is in...

Frequent passenger has Dana Wharf pegged

DANA POINT – Growing up in San Diego, I came up only fishing the sport boats based between Point Loma and Oceanside. It wasn’t until I took a job in Dana Point that I finally fished another operation, Dana...

Baja Memories: They were biting well that day

COMPILED BY PAT McDONELL Readers share their experiences over the years, and they are not all about fishing! The first in a series of remembrances and adventures as Mexico continues its isolation efforts through at least May 30… So we...

The west coast live bait fishery

BY GUNDY GUNDERSON The face of the wiry old skipper is illuminated by the dimmed screens of the bridge electronics. He is focused on a red blob of anchovy showing on a port side whack of the sonar. The glow...

The artificial arsenal – throwing plastics and jigs for rockcod

SANTA BARBARA – Capt. Jason Diamond is one of the best interviews in the Southern California sportfishing fleet. The owner of Stardust Sporting in Santa Barbara, he’s an enthusiastic fellow, always eager to talk fishing. On a recent call, Diamond...

One man’s obsession results in ironclad collection

Dave Pfeiffer got into surface iron for the fun and then chased rare jigs BY RICH HOLLAND SAN CLEMENTE – One of the world’s most extensive collections of Southern California surface iron is in a garage at Dave Pfeiffer’s home in...

Kayak record white seabass roped at Dana Point

Unofficially scaled at 80 pounds!  BY PAUL LEBOWITZ DANA POINT – Kayak angler Brian Beam of Mission Viejo is having the time of his life. On Saturday, Beam cashed in on his first legal white seabass, a fish of a lifetime...

Throwing plastics and jigs for rockfish

The artificial arsenal SANTA BARBARA – Capt. Jason Diamond is one of the best interviews in the Southern California sportfishing fleet. The owner of Stardust Sporting in Santa Barbara, he’s an enthusiastic fellow, always eager to talk fishing. On a recent...

Getting the edge on island yellowtail

It’s all in the game plan DANA POINT – It isn’t every day that a successful charter captain takes a deep dive on the how and why of game planning to catch primetime yellowtail at San Clemente and Catalina Islands....

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...

25.54-pound rainbow caught! (updated)

UPDATE, May 25, 10:20 a.m.: As soon as #WON posted this story's lead photo on Facebook, it was hit with a barrage of criticism, with some commenters claiming the area is illegal to fish and others resenting the "spot...

SoCal sportboat fleet getting back to business

The Stardust and Coral Sea lead off SANTA BARBARA -- On Saturday, the Stardust and Coral Sea resumed business with a couple of 3/4-day trips, the first sportboats in the SoCal bight to do so. "We did it, our first day back at it is in...

Mono County trout waters open for fishing

BRIDGEPORT – Less than 48 hours after the Mono County Board of Supervisors voted to ask the DFW to open county waters to fishing, anglers were given the green light to fish on May 23. While Inyo opening to...