Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Saltwater Fishing

This is the Saltwater Fishing Main Category

WON On the Spot: Black Pearl trip smashes the lingcod, rockfish

BY DYLAN DEPRES I joined an open party trip aboard the Black Pearl for 12-hour 5am-5pm trip out of Virg's Landing in Morro Bay, venturing up the coast with our sights set on quality rockfish and lingcod. Upon departure, Captain...

A clean, quick fish release depends on having the right tools

BY GUNDY GUNDERSON Because most southern California boat fisherman release many more fish then they keep, possessing the skills of releasing a fish properly is important. Releasing a fish insures the future of the fishery. If it is done properly,...

Potesta bags state’s biggest sport-caught tuna — over 400 pounds!

400-pound plateau finally reached AVALON – The West Coast sportfishing world is buzzing over the news that the coveted 400-pound tuna mark finally being eclipsed. The 101-foot family-owned Potesta motored into Avalon where the scale on the famous Green Dock...

Long range report: Lengthy trips make hay

Combining a north and south itinerary has been the hot ticket BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO — The window of time that a 7- to 10- day trip offers is key to the success of these longer trips, especially when you...

Grubbing for barred surfperch

BY GUNDY GUNDERSON On a clear, brisk morning, I make the last of the steps down to the beach and stop to survey the scene. The water is glassy and calm, a mild offshore pushes in the smells of the...

Marina Del Rey bluefin record shattered

BY MERIT McCREA SANTA MONICA — A super cow grade bluefin landed aboard the Marina Del Rey 6-pack Fin Fetish eclipsed their previous best fish – a 344 pounder they'd taken last season. The immense super hit the scale at...

San Diego Bay sand bass move in

BY CAPT. BILL SCHAEFER SAN DIEGO – Now that we have entered fall, a lot of fishing is peaking and will all but disappear as the year progresses. Fortunately, there is still a way to have fun fishing for saltwater...

WON Sea Adventure 80 charter hooks up dorado limits

BY RACHEL VON FLECK SAN DIEGO – Two days of fishing. Two days of opportunity. Sometimes you get lucky and have two days of incredible fishing, other times neither day is productive. On our WON charter aboard the Sea Adventure...

A deeper look at trolling plugs

Trolling minnow and guppy type baits is a proven strategy in fresh and saltwater BY GUNDY GUNDERSON I was on a springtime crappie trip at Lake Henshaw, a pretty little body of water in the San Diego backcountry. After a series...

Fun fall offshore fishing

BY MERIT McCREA In SoCal, fall fishing offshore is undisputedly the best of the year. Not only does the bite continue to ramp up well into October, but the fleet seldom fills to capacity. Reservations are easy to come by,...

MOST RECENT

Daiwa expands Tatula Baitcasting Line with new Tatula 300

New TATULA 300 offers discerning anglers premium performance for fishing big baits CYPRESS – Just when you thought the in-demand Tatula reel family couldn’t get any better, Daiwa unleashes the new Tatula 300, a true 300-size reel for throwing big...

Waterfowl hunt results for Oct. 27, 2020

Teal top comp counts on opening weekend for Southern state BY JIM NIMIEC NILAND – Cinnamon and green winged teal were the top ducks shot on opening day at refuges and clubs in this southern portion of the Pacific flyway, but...

The 2021 CCA-California Sportfishing Tide Calendar now available

Coastal Conservation Association - California and Bill Varney announced this week that the 2021 CCA California Sportfishing Tide Calendar is now available at tackle stores, landings and all Turner’s Outdoorsman stores. This year’s calendar includes tides, moon phases, important...