Fish Report

Where have the sand crabs gone?

Population drastically declining

Inshore: With a bump on top and a bit of a breeze most of the week, the ½- and ¾-day boats stayed a bit closer to home. There are good yellowtail marks all over La ...

Long casts get the fast-moving yellowtail

Weekly fishing report

Inshore: With the full moon mid-week and a bit of a blow out of the north, those local bluefin fell off the counts quite a bit. The yellows are in their springtime run-and-gun mode; feeding ...

Merry Fishmas, Eastern Sierra anglers

What do big browns eat?

As hundreds of San Diegans prepare for the April 30 trout opener in the Eastern Sierra, expectations are running high. The annual six-hour drive for thousands of Southern Californian anglers up Highway 395 — to ...

Look for halibut behind the grunion

Inshore: La Jolla is still going off for the kayakers on a good 20- to 30- pound grade yellowtail and occasional white seabass to over 60 pounds, when weather permits. Bluefin tuna and a few ...

Early season inshore whites and yellows

Silence is golden

Inshore: La Jolla has been going off for the kayakers on a good 20- to 30-pound-grade yellowtail and occasional white seabass to over 60 pounds. It seems the stealth of the silent sit-on-top kayaks coupled ...

Swordfish dig California

But you'll rarely seen one caught on a rod and reel

Little do most anglers know there are scientists in Oceanside who provide fish resource information to agencies such as National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the state’s Department of Fish ...

Slow trolled greenback mackerel for local yellowtail

Weekly fish report and whale watch update

Inshore: The yellowtail continue to show well off the Coronado Islands for the ¾-day boats running south of the line. As the water temps hover around 62 degrees, the yellowtail have been both on the ...

Bluefin tuna back

Mexico ban lifted, two fish allowed

Inshore: Though sculpin, rockfish, whitefish and sheephead continue to dominate the half-day counts and the ¾-day boats are whacking the yellowtail just south of the border at the Coronados, the big story in the local ...

Halfmoon bonanza

Weekly fishing report

Inshore: The half-day boats have been reporting a mix of rockfish, sculpin, sheephead and tons of halfmoon perch. Calico bass are eating plastics in the kelp when the current sets up right, while sand bass ...

"Snackle Box" on the way at Santee Lakes

Just all-around good fishing

Inshore: The rockfish opener for southern California waters kept the ½-day anglers pinned to the rail with some pretty good taco meat counts. As a result of targeting the deeper bumps there were a lot ...

First bluefin tuna of 2016 caught off Colonet

Also: rockfish season opens tomorrow

Weekly fishing report Inshore: This past week the moon phase kept our nighttime orb between 91% illuminated to full, and back to 92% from Saturday through Friday. That’s a lot of light at night, which ...

It's lunker season

Plugged fish yours for the taking

Inshore: Sculpin, yellowtail and calico bass continue to lead the inshore counts for the sportboats. Kayakers are reporting a decent bite on white seabass, mostly off the northern edge of the La Jolla kelp beds ...

Calicos warming up

Fishing report and whale watch

Inshore: The calico bass bite off the kelp edge came on by the weekend as the tide flux slowed and offshore conditions warmed up the surface temp a bit. Sand bass did well off the ...

Springtime yellowtail showing well

Weekly fishing report

Inshore: Though there were very light loads with few boats leaving the dock this past week, the yellowtail continue to chew on the yoyo iron and dropper-looped live bait in 120 feet of water near ...

Kelp standing up? Freefall a weedless swimbait

Its like lily-pad fishing

Inshore: Rockfish, sculpin and yellowtail are the main local catches off the kelp edge and on the high spots. A few grumpy-sized sand bass are showing up prespawn, and some decent calicos have hit the ...

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