Friday, March 5, 2021

Saltwater Fishing

This is the Saltwater Fishing Main Category

Big Vermillions

Fish there for Moss Landing and Monterey boats

Partyboats found stacks of hungry fish, however very strong currents tangled lines, slowing the overall catch counts for Monterey and Moss Landing boats. Shore fishing was solid for surfperch in Monterey and along most sandy beaches northward. Rocky shores...

Platforms on the short list or already decommissioned

By Merit McCrea There are 3 offshore platforms and an oil island on the short list for decommissioning and several more that have been already torn out. I’ve already covered the process piece for those on the list, but not...

C&H Lures Alien XL Chugger

This larger version of the classic Alien Chugger lure is designed to run true and straight with an erratic popping motion. The added benefit of a flesh like body and head results in a lure that can be used...

Plano Gives EDGE to Dedicated Anglers

For some, fishing is a way of life. It’s hours spent studying charts, memorizing holes, points, and structure and checking forecasts days in advance of a trip. Top anglers meticulously organize tackle for fast access, tie on baits with...

VMC Debuts Heavy Duty Weighted Willow Swimbait Hook

Try a new spin on swimbait fishing with VMC’s new Heavy Duty Weighted Willow Swimbait Hook. A new take on the “under spin” concept, this new Ike Approved innovation features a willow-leaf blade attached via an extended spinner arm,...

Dana Point half-day trips fish shallow

The sportfishing scene out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing focused either hundreds of feet down on the 3⁄4-day trips, or super shallow on the local 1⁄2-day trips. Capt. Brian Woolley reported, “3⁄4-day focusing exclusively on the rockfish scene. It’s been very...

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....

Long Range Report: Fall harvest continues

SAN DIEGO — Fall is often marked by a bountiful harvest on the farms across the land. For the seafaring long range fleet, the fall harvest has also been plentiful and varied. The bite has been consistently good for...

Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot

Often copied, but never duplicated, Western Outdoor News/Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament celebrates its 21st-year kick off Nov. 6 with the “Fish Hard, Party Harder” motto that has highlighted the spirit of the event from the very beginning still...

A trip to lingcod alley

Fishing the Fiesta off Southern Big Sur BIG SUR — “Stand by the gaff, starboard side aft!” echoed down the rail. Dino Martinez was on again, pinned in the corner by a big fish. It fought him every inch. It had...

MOST RECENT

Knee Deep: Lessons learned in 2020

BY MIKE STEVENS I think this is the third or fourth time I’ve reflected on the previous year with a “Lessons Learned” column, and after 2020, I probably could have made it a 10-part series. I’ll try my best to...

AB3030 and the definition of ‘protection’

Guest Editorial by Chris Arechaederra, CCA Assistant Director Late last year, we were all witnesses to the amazing and successful efforts by the fishing community, along with our greater coalitions and partners in all recreational industries all came together to...

First offshore results are in

BY MERIT McCREA SAN DIEGO — Over the weekend Capt. Kley took the Old Glory and 26 brave explorers out to search the offshore waters. And they returned triumphant. While those wily bluefin were spotted, these early season showoffs wouldn’t take...