Fishing Report

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 ...

Tungsten smaller, lead cheaper

"Show me one fisherman that has ever been diagnosed with lead poisoning. Hasn’t happened."

Ryan Zinke, President Trump’s new interior secretary, announced a reversal of the Obama administration’s ban on lead used in fishing sinkers and tackle on federally controlled waters one day after his March 1 confirmation. In ...

Santee Lakes catfish opener April 1 and 2

Take the carp — we don’t want them

The seven small lakes called Santee Lakes began as part of a recycling plant. In 1960, the district started recycling wastewater for irrigation and commercial uses. The seven lakes were at the end of that ...

State to San Diego fishermen: Drop dead

Recreational fishing closed off during massive study

Over 100 people gathered in Pacific Beach on March 20, for the release of data from a five-year, $4 million study of the state’s South Coast Marine Protection Areas. The study began in 2011 and ...

Bluefin tuna close to home

Get some sashimi-grade yellowtail and possibly get in on a good bluefin bite.

There were whisperings not long after the Excel and the Eclipse each picked up a bluefin tuna in mid-February. They were here again, and within a day or two of Point Loma. A few schools ...

Every wharf has a rat

Happenings on and off the water

The week held nice weather and decent seas for the most part, and the anglers showed up to fish. The landings sent out the largest number of boats and anglers aboard so far this year. ...

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