Fish Report

Dixon Lake record-breaking trout opener

“It’s a good day when ten- and twelve-pounders are being knocked off the leaderboard.”

December 2 was opening day for Dixon Lake’s 38th annual Trout Derby. With 6000 pounds of Nebraska Tailwalker rainbows stocked earlier in the week, derby and lake records were broken over the three-day event. Four ...

Lake Wohlford to receive 6,000 pounds of trout

First plant of the season

Inshore: A little rough weather kept a lot of anglers ashore this past week as only 37 boats got out with well under 1000 passengers total. Even so, the bottom fishing for reds, lingcod and ...

Couple tips on how to pull in corbina

Corbina are a spooky fish

I have done my share of surf-fishing in the waves of Santa Maria Bay in front of Cielito Lindo and along the beach south of the camp at Fidel’s Pabellon. Santa Maria Bay begins at ...

Why the lunkers

No license required to fish Dixon Lake

Trout fishing in Southern California has been a put-and-take fishery. The trout caught in our lakes and rivers have been farm-raised and planted (put) for anglers (to take.) Instead of the rainbow trout stocked during ...

Long-range boats score on larger yellowfin tuna

A few cows weigh in at 290 pounds

Inshore: Rockfish, rockfish, rockfish. Lobster. That’s the story for the local half and ¾ day boats in the San Diego area. The surface fishing and summer pelagic aren’t all gone, but it feels that way ...

Fishing 200 miles south of San Diego

Success at the boca

The peaks of the volcanoes emerge from the fog that blankets the shallow upper San Quintín Bay outside my window. I hear the geese, the first of the brants that spend winters here, honking in ...

Big bluefin tuna still the main offshore draw

This week's fishing report

Inshore: The inshore fishing for rockfish has been very good for those getting out to the near-shore bumps on out to the 9 Mile Bank. Lots of sheephead, starrys, vermillions and even an occasional decent ...

Why club fishing?

Experience, community, conservation

Fishing is my life away from the hassle of making a living. Wherever I’ve found myself I’ve found a fishery, whether it was the Colorado or Montana high country, the lakes of north-central Texas, or ...

Big bluefin tuna off Cortez and Tanner

Longer ride necessary to get the blues

Inshore: Calico bass, rockfish, sheephead and a scratch of yellowtail have been the main targets in San Diego inshore waters this past week. When the current is midflow to slack and you can see the ...

Fishing returns to normal

El Niño conditions fading offshore

Inshore: It has that feeling of slowly getting back to the normal San Diego fishery inshore for November after a couple phenomenal years for the short-run boats. Though a few yellowtail have been caught by ...

Angler count low, yellowfin count high

Weekly fishing report

Inshore: The inshore fishing was very good this last week with lots of elbow room, to boot. A little bumpy weather kept the angler count down and I believe it’s the first week since springtime ...

Rare albacore in the mix

Is the once-regular fish returning to San Diego waters?

Inshore: This past week was a bit slow due to moon phase and wind, dropping the angler count for the fleet by a third. Even so, the local counts reflect good bottom fishing for rockfish, ...

Catfish stocking ending for 2016, trout season gearing up

The week's fishing report

Inshore: There are still schools of bonito inshore along with yellowtail and lots of pacific mackerel for bait. An occasional halibut is coming from between the reefs and still mostly out in deeper water or ...

Lobster season off to a good start

Nearly one bug in five a keeper

Inshore: The first week of lobster season has been good for the hoop-netters along the jetties and inshore reefs with some getting a legal bug for every five released shorts. A few larger units over ...

Holds full of tuna

Passenger counts down; fish counts up

Inshore: For those fishing from the beach, corbina, surfperch and shovelnose are cruising the coastline. If you can find the sand crabs they’re hunting for, you’ll be in the right area. Try alongside the rip ...

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