Fish Report

Humpbacks making a splash

Found in every ocean on earth

Inshore: Bonito have moved into the inshore waters with the barracuda just off the kelp edges and are providing anglers with a little more variety. Halibut and sheephead are biting well when targeted. Whitefish are ...

Yellowfin again top the list

Yesterday's dock totals

Sunday's fishing out of San Diego-based landings was again excellent and provided lots of table fare for lovers of the "fairer flesh." Yellowfin tuna continues to dominate the counts and anglers are taking advantage of ...

Smokin' bonito and skipjack

Never rinse saltwater fillets with fresh water

There are still some schools of large bluefin tuna around, though the yellowfin are taking center stage in the dock counts. Dorado are still being caught in numbers I have never seen within two-day range ...

Another shortbill spearfish in San Diego waters

The bonito are coming on strong locally and a few more exotics hit the dock yesterday. A striped marlin, 1 shortbill spearfish, and an opah were caught within 50 miles of San Diego. Here are ...

Yesterday's dock totals

The fishing has been wide open for the boats out of San Diego Landings this past week with many anglers getting limits of yellowfin tuna and dorado. 1/2 day boats are mostly fishing the kelp ...

Surfboard fishing in Pacific Beach

Look for the orange buoy in front of Law Street

The off-limits fishing area in P.B. isn’t as big as it seems.

Warm water, flying fish and marlin

Weekly fish report

Inshore: Whitefish are active on the bottom in 80-100 feet of water along with a solid sand bass bite. Calico bass are in the kelp and eating the plastics well in anywhere from 20 to ...

Notable catches from the last three days

Here are the dock totals for August 17, 18 and 19. Notable catches were a striped marlin, a shortbill spearfish and an opah. The bluefin tuna moved out west a ways and only two have ...

A rare albacore

Seldom caught in California these days

This week's fish report Inshore: The barracuda and bonito bite is going strong just off the kelp beds in La Jolla and Point Loma. Whitefish are active on the bottom in 80-100 feet of water ...

The best pelagic fishing season on record

And now for the bad news ...

Considering proximity and numbers of yellowfin, bluefin, and dorado to Point Loma (generally used for distance from or to San Diego by mariners), this has been the best pelagic fishing season on record. Kayakers getting ...

Fines upheld on local tuna boats

And Florida-based boat owner found guilty of bribery

A federal judge this week upheld over $1.5 million in fines levied against several San Diego-based tuna fishing vessels for violations of rules implemented in order to prevent over-fishing. Captains of the Sea Quest, Ocean ...

Night fishing options at local lakes

Catch a cat come sundown

Weekly Fishing Report Inshore: The barracuda bite that came on strong by the end of last week faded a bit and the yellowtail numbers dropped off locally. A few white seabass are making the private ...

Area fishing is off the hook

Warmer water brings the Big Four

Over the last two years it seems the tuna have never left. All through the winter-spring, bluefin were on the Tanner Bank and offshore. Local boats were getting yellowfin right off the coast late-summer through ...

Meet my nudie friend...

...nudibranch, that is

This beautiful little creature is the glaucus atlanticus, also known as the blue dragon or blue ocean slug. They float upside down on the surface of the water where they are subject to winds and ...

Dorado invasion

Weekly Fish Report ½ Day - ¾ Day: Yellowtail are the main focus inshore and rightfully so as the numbers are way up just off the kelp edge. The barracuda bite came on strong by ...

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