Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Saltwater Fishing

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Bluefin catches draw Half Moon Bay boaters

BY CAPT. DAVID BACON HALF MOON BAY – Huli Cat went out to Deep Reef for a rockfish/salmon combo trip. While fishing 7 miles from Pillar Point Harbor, Capt. Tom and Capt Mike Cabanas noticed some big splashes which wound up...

The west coast live bait fishery

BY GUNDY GUNDERSON The face of the wiry old skipper is illuminated by the dimmed screens of the bridge electronics. He is focused on a red blob of anchovy showing on a port side whack of the sonar. The glow...

Ten tips to catch a deep drop king

BY BOB HOOSE Late November 2019, a group of friends and I were fishing on the Prospector for the mighty king or broadbill swordfish. The sun was low on the horizon while we watched our sword flags drifting upswell. I...

Marina Del Rey bluefin record shattered

BY MERIT McCREA SANTA MONICA — A super cow grade bluefin landed aboard the Marina Del Rey 6-pack Fin Fetish eclipsed their previous best fish – a 344 pounder they'd taken last season. The immense super hit the scale at...

Editorial: Governor Newsom’s 3030 executive order stinks of a fix

It was only weeks ago that anglers and hunters breathed sighs of relief as California State Assemblyman Ash Kalra’s (D-San Jose) ill-conceived AB 3030 died in Senate committee, the victim of its boundless overreach. This bill, all go and...

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...

Checking in with Capt. Rick Russell of the Pacific Islander

As told to Paul Lebowitz OXNARD – Capt. Rick Russell has been through the ringer. Late last tuna season his legendary offshore boat the Chief was irreparably ruined by botched haul-out job – no fault of his. He wasted no...

Cashing in on C.I. seabass

Sportboat fishing tips from Capt. Tucker McCombs of the Endeavor VENTURA – Capt. Tucker McCombs is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to white seabass at the outer Channel Islands. Last year, his boat Endeavor had the high count...

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,...

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...

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Daiwa expands Tatula Baitcasting Line with new Tatula 300

New TATULA 300 offers discerning anglers premium performance for fishing big baits CYPRESS – Just when you thought the in-demand Tatula reel family couldn’t get any better, Daiwa unleashes the new Tatula 300, a true 300-size reel for throwing big...

Waterfowl hunt results for Oct. 27, 2020

Teal top comp counts on opening weekend for Southern state BY JIM NIMIEC NILAND – Cinnamon and green winged teal were the top ducks shot on opening day at refuges and clubs in this southern portion of the Pacific flyway, but...

The 2021 CCA-California Sportfishing Tide Calendar now available

Coastal Conservation Association - California and Bill Varney announced this week that the 2021 CCA California Sportfishing Tide Calendar is now available at tackle stores, landings and all Turner’s Outdoorsman stores. This year’s calendar includes tides, moon phases, important...