Fish Report

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 ...

Good mix of taco meat being caught

Weekly fishing report

Inshore: The inshore fishing up and down the coast is very good for those that are getting out there between the occasional winter storms and large swells. Sometimes, one just needs a bigger boat, and ...

Kayakers loading up on yellowtail

Fish report and whale watch

Inshore: It is the slower time of the year for the local ½- and ¾-day boats with light loads and occasional big swells being the wintertime rule. Anglers fishing near-shore high spots and the kelp ...

Tough conditions keep tackle in the box

Two days of good fishing for every seven.

Inshore: The big storm kept the boats off the water most of the week, with only the 3rd and the 9th represented in the dock totals below. That said, signs are looking good for above-average ...

Sculpin back on the menu

Weekly fish (and whale) report

Inshore: Sculpin, or California scorpionfish, are back on the menu as of January 1, and in the first two days over 600 of the spiny-yet-tasty fish were taken from San Diego landings. Yellowtail are still ...

Going deep for yellowtail, rockfish

Weekly fish report

Inshore: Rockfish continue to dominate the local catch as is usual for this time of year. Bonito are biting well on the surface just off the kelp edges and the calico bass are turning on ...

No tuna caught in weekly local counts a 2015 first

Gotta go south of Cedros for yellowfin

Inshore: Rockfish continue to dominate the local catch as is usual for this time of year. The past two weather systems seem to have quieted the bite for the pelagic species, though a few bonito ...

Big bump keeps the boats in and the numbers down

Local lakes loading up on trout

Inshore: Rockfish continue to dominate the local catch on bumpy seas. Not a lot of folks venturing out, but those ½ day and ¾ day boats that do are finding good action on the bottom ...

Going big at Wohlford

Opening weekend of trout season approaches

Inshore: Fishing inside and off the kelp edges has produced a few bass, sheephead, and lots of sculpin. The sculpin, however, are to be released by boat-based anglers (since September 1) and are expected to ...

Paying taxes at Guadalupe

Losing a fish to a great white is really annoying

Weekly fishing report Inshore: The ½ boats concentrated on rockfish, sand bass, calico bass, and sheephead on the near-shore bumps and kelp edges. Most of the local ¾-day boats went back on the prowl for ...

Yellowfin tuna count back on the rise

But no wahoo or marlin caught in San Diego waters this week

Weekly fishing report Inshore: Big winds early in the week kept the fleet off the water for a bit and had anglers hoping it didn’t signify a big change in the seasonal fishing as the ...

Big opener for Santee Lakes trout season

Still a few prize fish out there

Weekly fishing report Inshore: Sheephead, lingcod, rockfish, and sand bass continue to dominate the local counts as the ½- and ¾-day fleet switches to fishing the bottom for the winter season. Ghost shrimp and cocktail ...

Bluefin tuna ban lifted in Mexican waters

Weekly fishing report Inshore: The spotty weather early in the week put bit of a damper on the local inshore fishing out of San Diego landings. Even so, the rockfish and sheephead counts were very ...

Pelagic trick or treat

Weekly fishing report

Inshore: It’s back to basics for the near-shore fishing off San Diego. Calico bass, sand bass, sheephead, rockfish, bonito, and barracuda are biting well off the kelp edges. Expect an occasional white seabass or halibut ...

Big bucks in the black and blue

Catching a Buzz takes homes top honors

Inshore: The 1/2 boats have started concentrating more on the up and down fishing for rockfish, whitefish, sheephead and an occasional lingcod or halibut. Calico bass counts doubled in the past week from the previous ...

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