½ Day - ¾ Day: The yellowtail seemed to have shut down in the ½ day range, leaving the anglers some more shots at variety on the kelp edge and local bumps. ¾ day trips to the Coronado Islands are still putting up good numbers on the yellows, as well as lingcod and rockfish. Sand bass and calicos are starting to show as the water temp holds in the low 60s.
1 Day to 2.5 Day: The fishing down the coast is improving, if anything. It’s been really good for yellowtail off the beach in the YoYo mode in 160 feet of water or so. Rockfish and Lingcod are coming in good numbers and with size. Some really nice halibut are being caught in 60’ of water in the Colonet area. No tuna yet, but bonito and barracuda are abundant off the kelp edges in 100’ of water
Long-Range - Baja: The 10 to 15 day boats are enjoying a successful winter season at the Hurricane Bank with lots of yellowfin tuna to well over 200 pounds. For the 5- to 8-day range, wahoo south off Mag Bay are providing nonstop action and the yellowtail and white seabass at Cedros are adding to the variety.
Freshwater: Bass! Bass! Bass!, Oh, and trout! It’s pretty much the word around the county that the largemouth bass are up and active. There are still some monster trout coming from the lakes that hold them. Shell-crackers and catfish are starting to show occasionally as though winter never happened.
Whale Report: All the whale-watch operations are still reporting multiple sightings of gray whales and dolphin as this epic season continues down the line to the calving grounds in Baja.
Trout Plants: 03/04/15 Poway (1800)- Includes trophy trout | 03/06/15 Santee Lakes (1000) | 03/11/15 Dixon (1500) | Cuyamaca (1200) | Wohlford (1500)