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May 28, 2023 kinbasket lake Fishing Report
Spots are filling quickly on this open party 5.5 day trip! This trip is sponsored by Blackwater fishing line and Tady lures. We will be targeting early-season big bluefin, as well as yellowtail and calico bass at cedros and Benitos. The trip is limited to 18 passengers! Ticket cost is $1400. Contact Jody at 858-220-1593 or at [email protected]
May 27, 2023 kinbasket lake Fishing Report
If you missed your chance to jump on our first June open 5.5, here is your opportunity to hop on this one!! Blackwater line, and Tady lures are
sponsoring this 5.5 cedros / benitos trip. Limited to only 18 passengers,
ticket cost is $1400. We already have people getting aboard this awesome
trip, don't miss out!! We would love to have you.
Trip departs Friday June 6th at 6pm
Returns Thursday June 12th at 6am
Contact Jodie at 858-220-1593, [email protected]
May 26, 2023 kinbasket lake Fishing Report
Polaris Supreme returned to Fisherman's landing June 4 after her first three-day trip of the new season, with 24 anglers aboard. Yellowtail were plentiful and many were released. Some bluefin tuna of up to nearly 33 pounds were also caught. Owner-skipper Tommy Rothery reported pleasant sea conditions and nice weather.
"We were way down there,below where everybody else is fishing," said Tommy. "It was a little rolly at mid-day. I don't know why."
Rick Yokley of San Diego won first place for a 32.4-pound bluefin.
"He took me around the boat three times," commented Rick. He said he fished a sardine on a 2/0 ringed Super Mutu hook, with 30-pound fluorocarbon leader and 65-pound Spectra backing on an Avet MXL 6/4 reel.
John Brown of El Cajon was second, for a 32.2-pound bluefin, and Paul Cheak of Benecia won third place for a 31.4-pound bluefin tuna.
May 25, 2023 kinbasket lake Fishing Report
The Apollo has a two day trip departing on August 27th from Fisherman's Landing. The fare is $450 and meals and permits are included. We will be targeting Tuna and Yellowtail. Contact: Steph Franklin, 7945 Camp Chaffee Road, Ventura, CA 93001; phone #805.708.5276.
May 24, 2023 kinbasket lake Fishing Report
Captain Ryan Bostian called in late last night with an update from The San Diego out of Seaforth Landing in Mission Bay! We had 101 Yellowtail for 53 anglers. We also saw a couple nice spots of Bluefin Tuna. Right now we are not allowed to catch Bluefin Tuna in Mexico so we will continue to focus on Yellowtail for the meantime. Hopefully, the Bluefin issue will be resolved soon.
The San Diego runs trips daily from Seaforth Sportfishing. You can book online or call (619) 224-3383 to get in on the action.
May 23, 2023 kinbasket lake Fishing Report
We departed today on our annual SImpatico charter.
We currently have the boat pointed south in hopes of a nice mixed bag. Tomorrow will be mainly a rigging day.
In the meantime we are enjoying a delicious prime rib dinner and a nice ride down.
Will report again tomorrow,
May 22, 2023 kinbasket lake Fishing Report
We had excellent fishing on the smaller grade yellowtail. We only kept 49 of the bigger ones and the rest were released. We looked for wahoo but they weren't around. But we weren't done. We got into a fantastic bite with marlin. We released them all but it sure was fun. We had carne asada for lunch and and a good old fashion roasted turkey with all the trimmings for dinner. The weather is kinda choppy but we are going south and our ride is good. When all was said and done we had a fun day of fishing but didn't keep much.
May 21, 2023 kinbasket lake Fishing Report
Todays saying for the fleet fishing with us was "you should of been here yesterday". We fished in yesterdays hot yellowfin zone and it pretty much stunk. It was one of those mornings when you wake up to find 30 boats in one little area and an hour or two later you don't see another boat because we all panic and split up to find where the fish swam off to because they're sure not here. We had one kelp in the morning that had a good amount of tuna on it but it didn't bite well. We were getting them one at a time for a little bit before it quit. After that we didn't catch another tuna until after 5 PM. We found a little stretch of water there that kept our interest up. We started getting jig strikes. We found a kelp where we caught a nice little bit of tuna on and found an area of breaking fish that wouldn't bite. We were stopping the boat until dark.
The weather was great today. We're going to head down and fish the coast for yellowtails tomorrow.
Weekly Fishing Reports
Fishing reports for kinbasket lake are updated each week, usually by
Thursday morning. The reports are compiled by an outside contractor who receives the
information from bait shops, marinas and fishing guides.