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Current conditions

  • 74°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Dew point: 28.0
  • Wind from NW 10 mph
  • Visibility: 10
  • Humidity: 18%
  • Pressure: 1018

Today

  • Hi 73°

Tonight

  • Lo 53°

Tides

LOW TIDE HIGH TIDE
AM Ht. PM Ht. AM Ht. PM Ht.
TUE, FEB 13 1:21 1.8' 2:26 -0.7' 7:30 5.9' 8:46 4.2'
WED, FEB 14 1:54 1.6' 2:54 -0.8' 8:02 6' 9:10 4.3'
THU, FEB 15 2:26 1.4' 3:21 -0.8' 8:33 6.1' 9:36 4.5'
FRI, FEB 16 2:59 1.3' 3:48 -0.7' 9:05 6' 10:04 4.6'
SAT, FEB 17 3:33 1.2' 4:16 -0.5' 9:37 5.8' 10:33 4.7'
SUN, FEB 18 4:10 1.2' 4:44 -0.1' 10:11 5.4' 11:04 4.7'
MON, FEB 19 4:52 1.2' 5:14 0.3' 10:48 4.8' 11:39 4.8'
TUE, FEB 20 5:43 1.3' 5:45 0.9' 11:34 4.2'
WED, FEB 21 6:51 1.3' 6:24 1.4' 12:20 4.8' 12:38 3.5'
THU, FEB 22 8:22 1.2' 7:21 1.9' 1:14 4.9' 2:22 3'
FRI, FEB 23 10:01 0.8' 8:57 2.3' 2:25 5' 4:33 3'
SAT, FEB 24 11:20 0.1' 10:32 2.3' 3:44 5.2' 6:02 3.4'
SUN, FEB 25 12:18 -0.6' 11:44 2' 4:56 5.7' 6:54 3.8'
MON, FEB 26 1:05 -1.1' 5:56 6.1' 7:34 4.3'
TUE, FEB 27 12:40 1.5' 1:47 -1.5' 6:49 6.5' 8:10 4.7'
WED, FEB 28 1:30 1' 2:26 -1.6' 7:37 6.8' 8:45 5'

Waves (Del Mar)

Height Direction Interval
Tue, Feb 13 1'-2' W 12 seconds
Wed, Feb 14 1'-2' W 15 seconds
Thu, Feb 15 1'-2' W 14 seconds
Fri, Feb 16 .5'-1' W 12 seconds
Sat, Feb 17 .5'-1' SW 15 seconds
Sun, Feb 18 1'-2' SW 13 seconds

Water Conditions

SURFACE TEMPERATURE
LOW HIGH
59ºF 63ºF
VISIBILITY
10'-20'

Though there is not much surf other than a little 2’ bump early in the week, the rain and wind accompanying it won’t make for great dive conditions inshore. As the week progresses into the weekend that should change and visibility should be great by Sunday for those snorkeling inside as well as the divers out in the kelp canopy. For the surfers there is little, except that Friday and Saturday morning, and all day Sunday might be good times to break out the SUP and do a little whale watching off La Jolla. Lobster season is open, so boaters should especially 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.

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Yoga by the Sea
Taken by: Julio Rodriguez
Model: Sarah Staley
Location Taken: Sunset Cliffs

Yoga by the Sea Taken by: Julio Rodriguez Model: Sarah Staley Location Taken: Sunset Cliffs

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Fishing Report

Dock Totals Feb 4 – Feb 10: 847 anglers aboard 44 boats out of San Diego landings this past week caught 27 bluefin tuna, 20 yellowtail, 91 calico bass, 645 sand bass, 493 rockfish, 3 whitefish, 11 lingcod, 21 bonito, 7 halibut, 1,020 sculpin, 185 sanddab, 43 lizardfish, 3 fineskin triggerfish, 6 sheephead, 2 gray smoothhound shark, 25 white croaker, 5 rubberlip seaperch, and 3 spiny lobster.

Saltwater: In our local waters, it’s all about that bass this past week. Though a scratch of bluefin tuna are still around outside toward San Clemente Island and in Mexican waters to the south as well, and some medium-sized yellowtail are being caught just off the Coronado Islands, most of the boats are targeting the good inshore fishing off the kelp and flats for sculpin, sand bass, halibut, and calico bass. Until rockfish reopens north of the border on the first of March, the only option for reds, lings, whitefish, sheephead and lingcod is to go south of the border.

I wonder why I feel, at times as I am totaling up the counts, that it seems oddly ‘slow’ on an occasionally ‘normal’ week like this week past, and the only thing I can come up with is that I am apparently spoiled by the fantastic fishing that has visited our area over the past few years.

Top boats of the week:

Feb 4 – The New Lo-An reported 120 rockfish, 8 lingcod, and 25 bluefin tuna caught by the 24 anglers aboard their 1.5 day run south.

Feb 5 – 36 anglers aboard the Dolphin PM ½ day run boated 88 sand bass, 1 halibut, and 32 sculpin.

Feb 6 – The newest boat in the fleet, the six-pack charter Black Diamond, reported 20 yellowtail for 4 anglers on an overnight run. The boat is available for local day trips up to 4 day offshore runs.

Feb 7 – The Dolphin’s Wednesday 1/2 day halibut derby jackpot is up to over $1,800 with three dates left before the final weigh-in on the 28th. They reported 28 halibut caught, with 4 keepers over 22 inches for the 41 anglers aboard. There is no extra buy-in for this derby, $10 of the regular $50 fare goes toward the jackpot.

Feb 9 – The Diawa Pacific had excellent ½ day rockfishing just south of the border with limits of reds and vermilions (75 each)for the 15 anglers aboard.

Feb 10 – 13 anglers aboard the Liberty ¾ day run south caught 6 sheephead, 122 rockfish, and 2 lingcod.

Fish Plants: 2/15 – Cuyamaca, trout (1,500), 2/19 – Jennings, trout (1,500), 2/21 – Poway, trout (1,500)

Waterfront Events

Tidepooling Adventure with Birch Aquarium

Tidepooling Adventure with Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Sunday, February 25, noon to 2 p.m.
Busker Festival

Busker Festival

Seaport Village

Saturday, March 3, noon to 6 p.m.
Tidepooling Adventure with Birch Aquarium

Tidepooling Adventure with Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Saturday, March 3, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Buskers After Dark

Buskers After Dark

Seaport Village

Saturday, March 3, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Busker Festival

Busker Festival

Seaport Village

Sunday, March 4, noon to 6 p.m.

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