Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Saltwater Fishing

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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...

PENN announces new Fathom saltwater baitcaster

Squall baitcaster, Squall II conventional and Battle III spinning reels also debuting for 2021 PENN is adding an all-new and, dare we say it, unexpected category of saltwater reel to its popular and effective Fathom family. The Fathom baitcaster will be...

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...

Remembering Jack Nilsen: The lessons of fishing long range

Very sad news on Christmas Day, 2020... Accurate Fishing announced the passing of patriarch Jack Nilsen. He will be long remembered for his good natured camaraderie at the rail, as well as his place in sportfishing tackle history. He...

WON Big Fish Challenge presented by Mercury: (Final!) Grand Prize Leaderboard

Updated September 2, 2020 Yellowtail: 42.25 pounds, Christopher Diaz (Week 7) White seabass: 52.2 pounds, Zack Scott, Purist (Week 8) Halibut: 41.2 pounds, James Choi, kayak (Week 9) Tuna: 251.8 pounds, Neil Barbour, Easy Access. (Week 5) Bonito/Barracuda: 11.1 pounds (bonito), Bennett Salvay, Profishent...

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...

Choosing a halibut presentation

Habitat and conditions dictate lure and bait choices BY GUNDY GUNDERSON One of the most targeted species for Southern California bay, harbor and beach anglers is the halibut. It is a challenging gamefish that can be found in the shallows all...

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....

Long range fleet shuts down

By Gundy Gunderson SAN DIEGO — The long range fleet shut down this week with the mounting concerns and threats of the Covid-19 virus. Fortunately, much of the fleet is in the boatyard and few trips are scheduled for April....

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...