Fishing Report

Inshore fishing produces good mix; Mako Bob Kayak Halibut Tournament results

When a kayak angler living in Baja says it’s too tough, it’s too tough.

Maybe the hot, hot weather and/or the big tide swing put a damper on the tuna fishing for the second week in a row. Yes, the yellowfin and bluefin are around, as is their cousin ...

Calico Bass firing up in the kelp, tuna action slow

San Diego fishing report for mid-June

Lots of long boat rides with little results for those boats hunting tuna in local waters out to 40 miles or so. A few biters were coaxed out of the metered and sighted schools along ...

Offshore tuna cools a bit while the bays heat up for corvina and halibut

Will current IGFA record of 10.6-pound shortfin corvina be broken?

The word is that the shortfin corvina and halibut are on the chew in the bays. San Diego Bay and Mission Bay can be excellent fisheries for spotted bay bass and sand bass through the ...

Yellowtail numbers drop dramatically

Two more opah caught

A lot of boats went out and worked hard for the tuna with mixed results from a long boat ride for nada to maybe a fish per rod on the best runs. It doesn’t seem ...

More big bluefin; yellowfin close

One out of ten fish kept off the Baja coast

Yellowfin tuna, big ones in the 50-pound class, are showing up within ¾-day range along with bluefin tuna and bonito that are still around. The San Diego reported two bluefin tuna over 100 pounds (one ...

The larger fish are coming

Long-range season ends with a slow bite

It’s been an odd week in the blue with a humpback whale taking a tour of Ventura Harbor, and great whites posting up just out of the lineup as might the one surfer too far ...

Yellowtail going off between blows; CNR calico fishing heating up

The week in San Diego fishing

Rough seas and high winds kept the counts low early in the week as not many boats ventured out. By Wednesday, the wind started laying down, boats got out and the yellowtail went on the ...

Another opah caught

And the first local yellowfin tuna of 2017 hits the deck

Yellowfin tuna have moved into the overnight range within 80 miles of Point Loma. Though they just caught a scratch, a few good sized schools were sighted and metered. The bluefin tuna bite picked up ...

Eastern Sierra opening day: no snowstorm, few fish

Hundreds of San Diegans fish Convict, Lundy, Silver, and Crowley Lakes. Mammoth, Tioga Pass iced over.

For the first time in four years, anglers attending Merry Fishmas – opening day of trout season in the Eastern Sierra were not greeted with an early spring snowstorm. But while by the afternoon of ...

Finally for Calif. - a 12-month from-date-purchase fishing license

Berryhill bill get unanimous nod from state senate committee

Many San Diego anglers are rejoicing that California appears to finally be moving towards a 12-month from-date-purchase fishing license. Senate Bill 187, written by Sen. Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) unanimously passed the senate’s Natural Resources ...

Opah on the overnight

Bluefin brutish on anglers

The angler count fell off by nearly half as strong winds kept most of the boats in the slips midweek. Other than that, the fishing stayed about the same as the week before when the ...

Larger yellows, smaller blues, and smokin’ bonito

Fun to catch, and excellent eating

The yellowtail bite slowed down substantially as over 500 of the 702 yellows caught this past week were caught last Sunday. That said, the average size went up to a more normal 15 to 20 ...

Bluefin tuna weighing 209.8 pounds caught

Largemouth bass heating up the tapwater

Saltwater Though there were a thousand less yellowtail caught this past week and the bluefin count was down a bit, several boats got limits or near limits on yellowtail and some of the bluefin tuna ...

Kayaker catches 68-pound white seabass off La Jolla

Corbina at night in the bay?

The big bluefin tuna to over 100 pounds within ¾ day range have a lot of boats out looking for them with mixed results, though the schools of yellowtail are still being found under kelp ...

Reds, yellows, and the blues

Weekly fishing report

The rockfish bite locally and south of the line is heating up with lots of reds and vermilions coming over the rail. The lingcod numbers, along with whitefish, dropped off a little even though they ...

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