Weekly Fish Report
½ Day - ¾ Day: The ½ day boats are picking away at the rockfish, sculpin, sheephead, lingcod and calico bass, with the occasional yellowtail in the mix. ¾ day runs are concentrating on the good yellowtail bite at the Coronado Islands, while halibut are starting to show in the counts off the sandy areas, both near the Islands and just off the coast. Though the ½ day boat counts don’t reflect it, the kayak-anglers are reporting good yellowtail fishing and a few white seabass off La Jolla.
1 Day to 2.5 Day: Rockfish are the mainstay from the Channel Islands down to Colonet with lots of big lingcod in the mix. Yellowtail are being caught sporadically in the same areas. Spots of bluefin tuna have been sighted, with few fish caught, as close as 20 miles from Point Loma. White seabass are showing occasionally off the kelp edges off the California coast and islands.
Freshwater: With lower reservoir levels, the fishing has been more concentrated and water temps are up a bit from normal. Largemouth bass, redear sunfish, channel catfish and big blues are all active. A few Large trout are still finding their way to the supper table from many of the lakes where they are stocked.
Baja Sur: With the windy season upon the La Paz/ East Cape area, it’s the usual hit and miss game. Isla Espirito Santos is experiencing a good yellowtail bite, especially where sardines are found. The pargo are on the chew near Punta Perico and some quality roosterfish have been caught off the sandy points.
Whale Report: With the gray whale migration about over in our area, finback whales are being sighted more frequently along with large pods of common dolphin. There have been a few bottlenose dolphins sighted in the San Diego area as well which is not too common.
Trout Plants: 04/29/15 Poway (1500). Other than Lake Cuyamaca, this is the last trout stock scheduled in San Diego County until fall.
Trout Plants: No plants scheduled this week.
Catfish Plants: 05/08/15 Santee Lakes (1000)