Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Saltwater Fishing

This is the Saltwater Fishing Main Category

Black Pearl extended day bags rockfish and lingcod

BY BOB SEMERAU MORRO BAY — Perfect weather made the run northward to a spot offshore from Sand Dollar Beach, way above Point Piedras Blancas, a smooth and pleasant cruise. Whales and dolphins cavorted in the calm clear waters, entertaining...

Let’s Talk Hookup heads back to 1090AM

Let's Talk Hookup is moving back to the 50,000 watt "blow torch signal" on The Mightier 1090AM starting December 12. The new owner Bill Hagen brought back the station in August and is extremely excited to have "Southern California's...

PERSPECTIVE: CCA CAL reports strong opposition to AB 3030

Anglers are fighting mad over AB 3030’s threat to close the coast The Coastal Conservation Association of California (CCA CAL) reports that opposition to Assembly Bill 3030 is surging as anglers, hunters and other sportsmen throughout the state learn frightening...

Fishing with Jim, catching birthday seabass

BY TIM E. HOVEY I’ve never been much of a birthday guy. As far as gifts, I’d rather spend time with friends and family, instead of sitting in a circle opening presents. In fact, this is the honest truth, in...

Indomitable: Katie Kosich’s quest for the record books

Her 118.2-pound bluefin the likely new women’s 20-pound line class IGFA standard SAN DIEGO – Eleven hours is a long time to fight a fish, but angler Katie Kosich never wavered in her light-line quest. Not in the early going...

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....

WON/Sea Adventure 80 charter finds too much dorado

BY BOB SEMERAU SAN DIEGO – All the parts came together on this one. The right boat, the right gear, the best weather, and the right bunch of guys for a fantastic couple of days on the water. And yes,...

Aboard the Oceanside 95 for 4th of July cow tuna

BY BOB SEMERAU OCEANSIDE — The feeling was like coming home again. Except to a brighter, better-equipped home, with new electronics and more. A special 1.5-day offshore tuna trip aboard Oceanside 95 for the 4th of July holiday weekend left Helgren’s at...

Long range: Focus shifts to Rocks and Ridge

GOOD BLUEFIN BITE PETERS OUT BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO — The long range fleet on the shorter trips got in on the bluefin bite just before it turned to look but don’t touch, the classic frustration with the sleek tuna....

Emergency Commission meeting devolves into a free-for-all (updated)

Action to consider granting the DFW Director temporary emergency power to alter or close fisheries during the COVID-19 crisis delayed a week Update: The rescheduled FGC meeting will take place via webinar on April 15 at 10 a.m. Visit this...

MOST RECENT

Waterfowl hunting reports plus DFW duck counts for Jan. 13-17

SoCal Ducks are still largely missing in action BY JIM NIEMIEC RIVERSIDE – It has not been very ducky weather in this portion of the Pacific flyway the last couple weeks. Winds have not blown on shoot days and temps have...

Long range: Cow grounds show promise

Good sign of quality tuna on traditional winter grounds BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO-- After a solid week of good fishing on quality tuna, the long range fleet was encouraged at the prospects for the coming, albeit, abbreviated, cow season. Both...

A great start to 2021 aboard the Victory

BY DYLAN DEPRES With a new fishing license and a new set of fishing goals I jumped on board with my friends at Victory Sportfishing. They'd had some nice fishing in the last week with limit-style sculpin daily and hit-or-miss...