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Current conditions

  • 72°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Dew point: 60.0
  • Wind from W 13 mph
  • Visibility: 10
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Pressure: 1011

Today

  • Hi 71°

Tonight

  • Lo 65°

Tides

LOW TIDE HIGH TIDE
AM Ht. PM Ht. AM Ht. PM Ht.
SUN, SEP 17 1:21 -0.3' 1:12 1.9' 7:52 4.9' 7:15 6.4'
MON, SEP 18 2:42 -0.5' 2:44 1' 9:00 5.6' 8:48 6.5'
TUE, SEP 19 3:17 -0.4' 3:24 0.7' 9:32 5.8' 9:29 6.4'
WED, SEP 20 3:49 -0.1' 4:04 0.5' 10:02 5.9' 10:09 6'
THU , SEP 21 4:20 0.3' 4:43 0.5' 10:33 5.9' 10:49 5.6'
FRI, SEP 22 4:50 0.8' 5:23 0.6' 11:03 5.8' 11:29 5'
SAT, SEP 23 5:19 1.4' 6:06 0.9' 11:33 5.6'
SUN, SEP 24 5:47 1.9' 6:55 1.1' 12:13 4.4' 12:05 5.4'
MON, SEP 25 6:16 2.4' 7:57 1.4' 1:07 3.9' 12:41 5'
TUE, SEP 26 6:49 2.9' 9:18 1.5' 2:24 3.5' 1:30 4.7'
WED, SEP 27 8:11 3.3' 10:47 1.4' 4:37 3.4' 2:50 4.5'
THU, SEP 28 10:24 3.4' 11:54 1.1' 6:33 3.7' 4:23 4.5'
FRI, SEP 29 11:48 3.1' 7:02 4.1' 5:35 4.48'
SAT, SEP 30 12:40 0.8' 12:37 2.6' 7:23 4.4' 6:28 5.1'

Waves (Carlsbad)

Height Direction Interval
Mon, Sep 18 1'-2' S 8 seconds
Tue, Sep 19 2'-3' W 7 seconds
Wed, Sep 20 2'-3' WNW 9 seconds
Thu, Sep 21 3'-4' W 9 seconds
Fri, Sep 22 3'-4' W 9 seconds
Sat, Sep 23 1'-2' WNW 8 seconds
Sun, Sep 24 1'-2' SW 12 seconds

Water Conditions

SURFACE TEMPERATURE
LOW HIGH
71ºF 73ºF
VISIBILITY
5'-20'

With Norma making waves down south, the real question is how much they’ll affect the local surf. It’s an almost safe bet that she’ll push a little something mid to late week, but so far the models say not much. The primary swell out of the west/west-southwest will be about mid period with little wind on it and fairly clean waist to chest-high surf. Visibility will be varied through the week, with the best this coming Sunday through Tuesday. Boaters should keep an extra eye out for divers near the reefs and channel edges and divers always mark yourselves and area appropriately.

Visibility based on existing conditions and NOAA predicted swell and weather conditions at press time. Check up-to-date daily visibility/conditions at the San Diego County Lifeguard info line: 619-221-8824.

Waterfront photos

The sunset at Scripps Pier in La Jolla, Ca is just another reminder of how beautiful and amazing San Diego is!

The sunset at Scripps Pier in La Jolla, Ca is just another reminder of how beautiful and amazing San Diego is!

Waterfront Stories

Getting buggy

Spiny lobster season opener

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Underpants-wearing rescuers fish him out for hospital ride

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Fishing Report

Dock Totals Sept 10 – Sept 16: 5,182 anglers aboard 218 boats out of San Diego landings this past week caught 353 bluefin tuna, 10,824 yellowfin tuna, 1,378 skipjack tuna, 247 dorado, 1,886 yellowtail, 441 calico bass, 179 sand bass, 1,682 rockfish, 3 lingcod, 924 bonito, 2 barracuda, 145 whitefish, 67 sheephead, 11 halibut, 11 Spanish jack, 1 cabezon, 1 white seabass and 1 opah.

Saltwater: The bluefin tuna seemed to get larger as the week wore on, although the total number caught dropped. The yellowfin tuna numbers went way up, nearly tenfold, and most boats reported limits caught. I can imagine sushi materials such as soy sauce, ginger and wasabi are selling well while the sizzle of seared ahi can be heard about town. There are lots of skipjack tuna in the mix and the inshore fishery got a break from the ½ day boat pressure as many of the short run boats decided to look outside for the yellowfin tuna, as reflected in the lower rockfish and calico bass numbers.

Down south off Ensenada, it’s been much the same as San Diego while San Quintin fishing is more spring-early summer -like with lots of barracuda, yellowtail, white seabass and rockfish caught. One bluefin tuna was reported on Saturday the 16th (Mexico’s Independence Day), but other than that, the tuna haven’t returned to the nearshore banks that run south of San Martin Island. Hurricane Norma is tracking off the coast and might push more of that tuna-laden warm water into the normally cool stretch from upper Viscaino Bay to just below Punta Banda with her stronger eastern edge.

Several nice lingcod have been reported by the pangeros in San Quintin — more reminiscent of years past before the large San Diego-based sportboats started pinning up on the few small reefs to target them.

The San Ysidro port of entry and the southbound lanes of Interstate 805 and Interstate 5 will close at state Route 905 at around 3 a.m. on Saturday, September 23 and will remain closed until September 25 at noon, so plan your trip to Baja around that. The entry ports at Mexicali or Algodones will be open.

Top boats of the week: All yellowfin tuna counts noted were limits of five fish per angler.

Sept 16 – The Chubasco II loaded up on yellowfin tuna with 135 along with 55 skipjack tuna and 3 dorado for the 27 anglers aboard their ¾ day run. 19 anglers aboard the Liberty scored 95 yellowfin tuna, also on a ¾ day run.

Sept 15 – The Sea Adventure 80 3 day trip carrying 21 anglers reported 315 yellowfin tuna while the New Lo-An’s 18 anglers caught 26 dorado, 3 yellowtail, 20 skipjack tuna and 95 yellowfin tuna on a 1.5 day trip.

Sept 14 – The Mission Belle ¾ day run with 38 anglers aboard resulted in 190 yellowfin tuna, 35 skipjack tuna and 1 dorado.

Sept 13 – The Diawa Pacific reported limits of each, with 60 yellowfin tuna and 60 skipjack tuna for the 12 anglers aboard their overnight run.

Sept 12 – 31 anglers aboard the Ocean Odyssey caught 310 yellowfin tuna and 26 dorado on a 2 day trip.

Sept 10 – 32 anglers aboard the Chief loaded up on a 2.5 day trip with 1 dorado, 26 yellowtail, 80 skipjack tuna and 320 yellowfin tuna.

Fish Plants: No plants this week.

Waterfront Events

Taste of the Port

Taste of the Port

Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier

Thursday, September 21, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Festival of Beer

Festival of Beer

Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier

Friday, September 22, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Full Moon Pier Walk with Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Full Moon Pier Walk with Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Wednesday, October 4, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Full Moon Pier Walk with Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Full Moon Pier Walk with Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Thursday, October 5, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fleet Week Brunch Spectator Cruise

Fleet Week Brunch Spectator Cruise

Hornblower Dinner Cruises

Saturday, October 14, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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