Weekly Fish Report
½ Day - ¾ Day: 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. The storm that moved through San Diego kept a few folks off the water, though a few boats got out every day and are still reflecting mostly rockfish and calico bass in the counts. The ¾ day boats are still focusing on the yellowtail bite south of the border at the Coronado Islands.
1 Day to 2.5 Day: 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. The first yellowfin tuna of the year in U.S. waters were caught this past week about 90 miles west of Point Loma.
Freshwater: The tap-water fishing has been consistent this spring and, 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. Cuyamaca is turning out some trophy-sized trout for those heading up the hill.
Baja Sur: After some unusual catches earlier this year, normalcy is returning to the peninsula and 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 of the sandy points.
Whale Report: It has been a longer than normal season for the gray whale migration. Rich feeding grounds and warmer water in the northern Pacific and Bearing Sea got them going south early and they are still moving up the coast after what seems an extended calving season. I went out the other day about 200 miles south of San Diego and saw several grays still moving north, one cow with a calf and even a few big blue whales feeding on the plethora of krill and fry in the area.
Trout Plants: 05/19/15, Cuyamaca (2400)
Catfish Plants: No plants this week.