Daniel Powell

Articles by Daniel Powell

Fish 23 hours on June 29, win Offshore Jackpot

On the Relentless, Constitution, Chief, Ocean Odyssey, Old Glory, Ranger 85, Legend, First String, Sea Adventure II, Daiwa Pacific, Producer. Pacific Queen, Prowler, Dominator, New Lo An

San Diego is the home of the world’s largest live bait sportfishing fleet. Beginning in the 1930s, vessels have been fitted to take anglers out for deep sea fishing; tournament fishing grew in the post ...

Wharf rats busy

Theft and vandalism monopolize Harbor Patrol's time last week

June 15 — HP investigated a burglary that occurred on a commercial fishing vessel in north SD Bay where unknown subjects broke into the vessel, damaging it and taking a few items. HP is still ...

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 ...

Revolt Summer Surf Series — #NoSharksinOB

Four-part event at Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach

This year’s Revolt Summer Surf Series kicks off Saturday, June 17 at Ocean Beach Pier with the tag #NoSharksinOB for a reason: great white sharks have been spotted along the Southern California coast this spring, ...

Wildcoast Baja Bash at Coronado Cays

Pangas vs. sportfishing boats as background

Last fall along Baja California’s Pacific coast, several San Diego-based sportfishing vessels were aggressively confronted by local pangeros. The problem is, for the pangeros, the high spots that hold the endemic rockfish and draw the ...

Good Sam to the rescue

Vessel hits buoy, ejects occupants, does circles until dry

6/2 HP issued two citations to boaters that were illegally moored at the HPD Guest slips. 6/1 HP contacted a subject on the HPD guest slips and subject was subsequently arrested for an outstanding warrant. ...

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 ...

Speeding Jetski rider hits shoal, gets ejected

End-of-May Harbor Patrol happenings

May 27 — HP responded to South Bay for a Jet Ski collision. It was found that the operator of the Jetski was unfamiliar with the area and struck a shoal / sand bar which ...