Daniel Powell

Articles by Daniel Powell

Zippers surf break tested at Los Cabos Open

Mexican locals can be as territorial as Calif.'s

The arroyo El Tule cuts through the volcanic hills that rise just inland between Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas. The dry river bed runs south/southeast toward the confluence of the Sea of Cortez and ...

Sailboat sinks truck at ramp

Excerpts from last week's Harbor Patrol report

May 20 — HP responded to a north bay anchorage for a subject that was feeling depressed and suicidal. HP transported the subject to shore and then to County Mental Health for an evaluation. — ...

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 ...

Lake Dixon clean-up — do it for Dottie

The most famous largemouth bass in history

Dixon Lake is a smallish, 70-acre reservoir outside of Escondido on the skirts of the Daley Ranch. Even though the lake doesn’t cover much surface area, the dam, completed in 1971, holds up to 80-feet-deep ...

Disabled sailboat removed from cruise ship path; stoned stowaway stowed in county jail

The latest happenings of the Harbor Patrol

May 12 — HP impounded a vessel that was illegally anchored in Glorietta Bay without a valid permit. This vessel was recently impounded for the same violation. May 9 — HP were dispatched to the ...

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 ...

Famosa Slough Nature and Bird Walk

Fed by San Diego River culvert, protected since the 1970s

Though it is estimated that 95 percent of California’s historical wetlands have been lost to development, one slough in that has survived human encroachment, albeit nearly completely surrounded by it, is Famosa Slough. Other than ...

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 ...

Surf Pups of San Diego classes

Paddling next to Liberty Station with your best friend

Samantha Lee of SUP Pups of San Diego came to town from Arizona, and like most folks that find the beach from the desert, she hit the water and stand up paddle-boarding became her favorite ...

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