Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

No tuna caught in weekly local counts a 2015 first

Gotta go south of Cedros for yellowfin

Sheephead make excellent table fare
Sheephead make excellent table fare

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 are being caught off the kelp edges. With roughish seas, it’s hard for boats to get out there and look, so most are finding a good spot to anchor up on a spot and fish the bottom for reds, vermillion, lingcod and whitefish. Sheephead are still eating well off the deeper kelp stalks. They are excellent table fare. A whole shrimp on a dropper loop is the best bet for the bigger toothy “goats”, especially near any lobster pots.

Outside: The big NW swell kept a lot of the overnight and longer boats at the dock again this past week. Yellowtail are showing deep on bait in their normal winter mode as boats able to get out to the offshore banks south of the border are having good success on the yoyo iron and butterfly jigs in 150 to 200 feet of water. Not one tuna was caught in the local offshore (1-4 day) counts, which, by my research, is a first for 2015 for the San Diego fleet. The long-range boats are doing well down south of Cedros to the Hurricane Bank with lots of yellowfin over 200 pounds and good limit–type wahoo action on the high spots.

12/13-12/19 Dock Totals: 1074 anglers aboard 34 boats out of San Diego landings this past week caught 21 yellowtail, 91 calico bass, 28 sand bass, 1662 rockfish, 30 sheephead, 56 bonito, 12 whitefish, 10 lingcod, 1 white seabass, 1 halibut, 1 rubberlip seaperch, and 15 spiny lobster.

San Diego Bay is producing a solid fall spotted bass bite in 20-40 feet of water, especially on the channel edges and deeper holes off the eel grass. Leopard sharks are moving in for their spawn and can be found in 6-15 feet of water. A few halibut are coming off the edges in the slack tide when they slide up to feed in the less turbulent water; two hours preceding and in the low slack they can be caught right off the edge of the eel grass, especially if there is bait activity around.

Scheduled trout plants (lbs): 12/24 Santee Lakes (800), 12/26 Wohlford (N/A), 12/28 Jennings (1000), 12/29 Poway (1,500- trophy trout included)

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

What Beethoven's Fifth is not

An answer to vox.com
Next Article

Who will take over those Nordstroms?

Zoom's effect on San Diego's landscape
Sheephead make excellent table fare
Sheephead make excellent table fare

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 are being caught off the kelp edges. With roughish seas, it’s hard for boats to get out there and look, so most are finding a good spot to anchor up on a spot and fish the bottom for reds, vermillion, lingcod and whitefish. Sheephead are still eating well off the deeper kelp stalks. They are excellent table fare. A whole shrimp on a dropper loop is the best bet for the bigger toothy “goats”, especially near any lobster pots.

Outside: The big NW swell kept a lot of the overnight and longer boats at the dock again this past week. Yellowtail are showing deep on bait in their normal winter mode as boats able to get out to the offshore banks south of the border are having good success on the yoyo iron and butterfly jigs in 150 to 200 feet of water. Not one tuna was caught in the local offshore (1-4 day) counts, which, by my research, is a first for 2015 for the San Diego fleet. The long-range boats are doing well down south of Cedros to the Hurricane Bank with lots of yellowfin over 200 pounds and good limit–type wahoo action on the high spots.

12/13-12/19 Dock Totals: 1074 anglers aboard 34 boats out of San Diego landings this past week caught 21 yellowtail, 91 calico bass, 28 sand bass, 1662 rockfish, 30 sheephead, 56 bonito, 12 whitefish, 10 lingcod, 1 white seabass, 1 halibut, 1 rubberlip seaperch, and 15 spiny lobster.

San Diego Bay is producing a solid fall spotted bass bite in 20-40 feet of water, especially on the channel edges and deeper holes off the eel grass. Leopard sharks are moving in for their spawn and can be found in 6-15 feet of water. A few halibut are coming off the edges in the slack tide when they slide up to feed in the less turbulent water; two hours preceding and in the low slack they can be caught right off the edge of the eel grass, especially if there is bait activity around.

Scheduled trout plants (lbs): 12/24 Santee Lakes (800), 12/26 Wohlford (N/A), 12/28 Jennings (1000), 12/29 Poway (1,500- trophy trout included)

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

La Jolla Elementary alumni

Bruce Robinson, Fred Benedetti, Nickel Creek, Black Licorice, Rob Halford
Next Article

Jackslacks releases Billy Bacon tribute EP When Pigs Fly

Bacon passed away in August 2019
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close