Saturday, August 8, 2020

Saltwater Fishing

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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....

Accurate’s Jack Nilsen and the lessons of fishing long range

CORONA — Without the long range fleet, there might be no Accurate Fishing. No ATD, no TwinDrag, no bustling Ameri­can made high-performance reel company. “My sons are the driving force,” says Jack Nilsen. His twin sons Doug and Dave Nilsen did...

Use heavy gear for heavy fish

Capt. Scott McDaniels of the Sea Adventure 80 breaks down the secrets for success when fishing bluefin SAN DIEGO — Capt. Scott McDaniels of the Sea Adventure 80 is fired up, fresh back from a successful bluefin trip and ready to...

Salmon, halibut plentiful for Bay Area fishers

BY CAPT. DAVID BACON SAN FRANCISCO BAY and SAN PABLO BAY – It was another week of classic summertime San Francisco Bay area fishing, featuring milder weather and hungry fish. Salmon action was great, halibut fishing fulfilled fantasies and rockfish...

Accurate 870 Narrow

It seems like trends are always changing when it comes to the tackle that Southern Californian anglers gear up with. As far as reels go, it’s safe to say that there are two major trends. One is going with small...

Captain Trent Slate’s salmon trolling techniques

BY DAVE HURLEY The ocean salmon season began below Pigeon Point to the Mexican border on April 4th and above Pigeon Point to Horse Mountain in Humboldt County on April 11, but the start of the season has been limited...

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...

WON Big Fish Challenge presented by Mercury: Grand Prize Leaderboard

Updated August 3, 2020 Yellowtail: 36 pounds, Gary Agard, Alamitos Bay Landing (Week 1) White seabass: 51 pounds, James Choi, kayak (Week 5) Halibut: 35 pounds, Adam Cox, Profishent (Week 3) Tuna: 251.8 pounds, Neil Barbour, Easy Access. (Week 5) Bonito/Barracuda: 5.42 pounds, Adam...

Miracle bluefin takes 2020 San Diego Offshore Jackpot

Outstanding 126-bluefin wins angler Frank Illingsworth $2,040 SAN DIEGO — Sometimes it’s just your day, and nothing you do goes wrong despite the obstacles. That’s a fine explanation for Frank Illingsworth’s 126-pound bluefin, a magnificent fish that topped all comers at...

Heave-ho! Hauling lobster hoops at Catalina aboard the Triton

TWO HARBORS — Triton deckhand Nick Kim gaffed the floating coil of line leading to an unseen lobster hoop net nearly 180 feet below the ocean’s surface, and then quickly passed the standing end to Dana Lockhart of Huntington Beach....

MOST RECENT

WON Big Fish Challenge Week 5: three new leaders kick off the second half

It's a 10-week event, so there's still plenty of time to sign-up HERE! SAN CLEMENTE – After a relatively quiet Week 4 of the WON Big Fish Challenge, anglers participating in the 2020 installment of the event came back with...

AB 3030 California Senate hearing delayed

Rescheduled for August 12th, 2020 SACRAMENTO -- The California Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee adjourned today without hearing Assembly Bill 3030. The committee is now scheduled to take the matter up on August 12, 2020. The committee’s agenda included hearings on...

Storm debuts new red crawfish patterns in Arashi Vibe Lipless Cranks

Minnetonka, Minnesota -- The bait that helped Ott DeFoe win a Bassmaster Classic will soon be available in two new patterns to help anglers get more bites in tough conditions. Next season, Storm Arashi Vibe lipless crankbaits will come...