Saturday, August 8, 2020

Saltwater Fishing

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How a night stalker smashes jumbo spotted bay bass

SAN DIEGO — Shore caster Brandon Dawson of San Diego does his best work at night. That’s when he stalks jumbo spotted bay bass. His best one to date was 18 inches long, and he has the measuring board photos...

Long range report: World class fishing

Trophy bluefin and yellowfin breeze offshore waters BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO— The series of shorter trips on the long range schedules were tailor made for the incredible volume of fish in northern Baja waters. The big boats, with their high-level...

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...

Long Range Report: Trips, short and long, find good fishing

Yellowtail, yellowfin, bluefin, dorado and wahoo all in the mix BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO — The long range fleet is in the midst of the best run of fishing this season. The longer trips are finding wide-open yellowtail fishing, school...

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...

A conversation with Red Rooster III long ranger Capt. Andy Cates

In this wide-ranging and candid interview veteran long range Capt. Andy Cates of the Red Rooster III talks about the long range learning curve, how to save money and time, and how to set realistic expectations for your long...

Fishing opportunities abound on California’s Central Coast

From excellent saltwater action stretching from the Gold Coast to Big Sur, to beautiful coastal lakes and excellent foothill bassin’, this unique and wonderfully diverse region has myriad outdoor options to offer BY RICH LINGOR AND ALLEN BUSHNELL Any outdoorsman or...

Island seabass on squid wide open

BY MERIT McCREA VENTURA/OXNARD — Capt. Tucker McCoombs on the Endeavor, Ventura Sportfishing, Bobby Valney's Seabiscuit and the Mirage, CISCOS, absolutely slaughtered the outer island white seabass as the weather straightened out at the outer islands. McCoombs and anglers posted...

Big field, big bucks and speed counts for East Cape Dorado Shootout

BY MEGAN McDONELL EAST CAPE – Big fish, a big payoff and a larger-than-expected turnout marked the running of the annual East Cape Dorado Shootout Saturday at Hotel Palmas de Cortez. “We just opened up a few weeks ago, and we...

WON Central Coast Lingcod Championship bags big lings

BY BOB SEMERAU MORRO BAY — The two-boat contest to determine the 2020 Central Coast Lingcod Champion was held Saturday, July 18, in perfect weather for the second year in a row. Anglers fished aboard Black Pearl and Fiesta, the two...

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...