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Weekly Fish Report

½ Day - ¾ Day: Only a couple half-day boats a day fishing the local kelp daily and a few three-quarter day boats made it out this week to the Coronado Islands. Anglers are catching Rockfish, Sheephead, Sculpin, Bonito and an occasional Yellowtail off Point Loma and La Jolla. The Coronados are still producing good numbers on Yellowtail and Bonito.

1 Day to 2.5 Day: Boats fishing off Ensenada to San Martin are getting steady action on Yellowtail, Sheephead and Rockfish. The warm water and Bluefin Tuna are still holding in the Cortez Bank area. Reports of a solid bite are filtering in from the private and party boats fishing out there.

Long-Range - Baja: With the full moon phase passing, the big Yellowfin Tuna are on the chew at Hurricane Bank. Further up the line along the Ridge and at Alijos Rocks, Wahoo and school sized 20 to 40 pound Yellowfin Tuna are the main catch.

Freshwater: The Trout bite seems to be mostly in the early am and late afternoon. Along with the warmer water, there are osprey, pelicans and hawks keeping them down in the mid-day sunshine. Worms, Power-bait, mini jigs, spoons and spinner-baits are all getting results. Look for the largemouth Bass deep off points. The drop-shot is working well, as are fly-lined night-crawlers in the late afternoon as deep as you can get them.

Whale Report: Lots of Gray Whales sighted locally as they make the first half of their annual 10,000 mile journey from the North Pacific and Bearing Sea to calve in the lagoons in Baja Sur. One pod of Orca was sighted a mile or so off Dana Point that came and checked out the boat, giving the passengers a thrill. Keep your eyes on the horizon while walking the shoreline and you’ll have good odds of seeing the heart-shaped spume unique to the Grays. Take some binoculars to the bluffs at Torrey Pines or La Jolla for a better view.

Trout Plants: 01/14/15 Dixon (1500), Wohlford (1500), Poway (2000) 01/15/15 Cuyamaca (1200) 01/18/15 Cuyamaca, Lindo, Chollas (500-1000)

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