Fish Report

Bluefin tuna close to home

Get some sashimi-grade yellowtail and possibly get in on a good bluefin bite.

There were whisperings not long after the Excel and the Eclipse each picked up a bluefin tuna in mid-February. They were here again, and within a day or two of Point Loma. A few schools ...

Every wharf has a rat

Happenings on and off the water

The week held nice weather and decent seas for the most part, and the anglers showed up to fish. The landings sent out the largest number of boats and anglers aboard so far this year. ...

Last week to hoop up some bugs

Lobster season ends March 22

A decent weather week brought more anglers to the landings and private boaters to the local spots, resulting in mixed counts depending on who was targeting what. The yellowtail bite along the coast of northern ...

Hooker heaven

Good weather and rockfish opening equals higher passenger and fish count for San Diego fleet

As mostly decent weather and doable seas coincided with the week of the March 1 rockfish opener, the passenger numbers and fish counts nearly doubled over previous weeks, even though nobody got out the last ...

Yellowtail at Colonet still biting between storms

Groundfish season reopens March 1

As the weather continues to bounce, seemingly weekly, between warm and storm, the local boats have been getting out as they can between gales and scoring well on sand bass, sculpin and a decent halibut ...

Big Bear hot for winter trout

District hopes to become its own hatchery next year

While hundreds of San Diegan anglers wait for the April 29 trout opener in the mountain lakes of the Eastern Sierra, Big Bear Lake, in the nearby San Bernardino Mountains, is producing some large, high ...

Lucifer keeps them in the slips

Lowest weekly angler count in years

The strongest so far in a series of Pacific storms, aptly named Lucifer, slammed into southern California Friday, shutting down the sportfishing fleet and keeping local anglers on not-so-dry land. High winds built seas up ...

413-pound yellowfin tuna caught

Could world record be beaten this year?

A 413-pound yellowfin tuna was caught by angler Kevin Boyle of West Hills about 15 miles off Tres Marias Islands aboard the Constitution during a three-and-half-day trip out of Puerto Vallarta. Several other large fish ...

First bluefin tuna of the season reported off Colonet

Fish are biting off the Baja coast.

On February 4, the first bluefin tuna of the year was landed aboard the Eclipse at Colonet. It was reported as a small 15-pounder though signs are good for another epic season for the hard-fighting ...

A tough day of bass fishing

"It was murder trying to get a biter over fourteen inches long."

Dock Totals January 25-28: 293 anglers aboard 19 boats out of San Diego landings this past week caught 36 yellowtail, 39 calico bass, 73 sand bass, 145 rockfish, 122 sanddab, 2 halfmoon, 3 halibut, 43 ...

Weather puts a damper on fishing

See the top boats of the week

Dock Totals 1/15 -1/21 675 anglers aboard31 boats out of San Diego landings this past week caught 72 yellowtail, 22 calico bass, 65 sand bass, 10 bonito, 1 barracuda, 1,779 rockfish, 1 sheephead, 3 sanddab, ...

Colinet producing decent yellowtail and lingcod

Weekly fishing report for Baja and So Cal

Inshore: The half-day boats have been fishing the midcolumn off the kelp for sculpin and calico bass, and the flats for sand bass and halibut with mixed success. The closure on rockfishing and the weather ...

One of those fish that would not give up

It's hard to land a big tuna

Inshore: With the water temp just below 60 degrees and rockfishing closed in U.S. waters until March 1, the local boats have been concentrating their efforts toward sculpin and sand bass. A few flurries of ...

Last week of rockfishing

Full gunnysacks for the holidays

Inshore: The local boats took advantage of some decent weather between fronts and found some decent bottom fishing for the anglers aboard. Entering into the last few days of rockfishing before that fishery closes on ...

A New Year without El Niño

Recreational groundfish season comes to an end

On New Year’s Eve, local groundfish might have a reason to celebrate. In the angling community over the past couple winters, our lucky New Year’s baby has been the El Niño conditions that kept yellowtail ...

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