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March 26, 2023 big hole Fishing Report
We have three trips that need passengers. Hoping to help the charter masters fill these.
The first trip is a one day that departs on July 16th. Fishing on the 17th. There are 4 spots open. Cost is $205. Limited to 20 passengers.
Please call Steve @ 619 417 3843
The next trip is a two day that departs July 24th (Tuesday night) fishing July 25th and 26th . cost of the trip is $450.00 and includes food and Mexican permits. Limited to 22 anglers. There are 8 spots open on this one.
Please call Mike @ Office 626-744-7168 or Cell -323-793-2106
The last one is a 2.5 day charter at the end of July. This is limited to 18 passengers. Trip departs on July 26th fishing on the 27th and 28th and returns on the morning of the 29th.
The cost is $625 + $100 for Mexican fishing permits, taxes and surcharges. Please call Pete to sign up for this one 714-651-9733.
March 25, 2023 big hole Fishing Report
Full day trip
90 Yellowfintuna (limits)
March 24, 2023 big hole Fishing Report
"It's 1 O'Clock here & I think we have 10 Yellowtail on the boat." Ryan went on, "we're seeing them pretty good here this morning. These are very big fish, we have lost another 10 for sure. We had one stop where we hooked 4 and lost them all. That's just the way it goes with this sized fish. They are bigger today, about 25 pounders. Biting mainly to fly line bait, we have caught a couple fish on the yo-yo and on surface lures. But they are maily biting the fly lined bait. I'll give you a final talley on the way in. As of 1:00 PM I know we have at least 10 Yellowtail on the boat maybe a couple more. And we're still seeing them hook a few. I'll get back to you later.
March 23, 2023 big hole Fishing Report
Mason and Gage with a couple of our 83 yellowfin tuna. Finesse live bait was once again the star.
March 22, 2023 big hole Fishing Report
Mike Pritchard called in with this report for the Tribute. "We had a very nice day on the water, we picked up 42 Bluefin. We do have 1 hang'n. Very, very good sign of tuna here today. We have very good scores and there is still plenty of daylight left. We'll keep you posted."
March 21, 2023 big hole Fishing Report
One good stop made our trip. 58 yellowfin tuna 63 dorado as many skipjack as you wanted.
March 20, 2023 big hole Fishing Report
It's been windy off southern Baja for a week or so, and it also blew a couple of days out at the Hurricane Bank. When Polaris Supreme skipper Drew Henderson looked out his wheelhouse window one day, he said it looked like Christmas, he could see so much white out there.
At Fisherman's Landing December 4, Henderson weighed the catch for his ten-day anglers. There were tuna, wahoo, and dorado in good numbers.
Bert Carlson of Long beach won first place for an 84.9-pound yellowfin, after the fish made a mistake with his sardine on a 5/0 Owner Offshore hook. He said he used 50-pound fluorocarbon leader and 65-pound hollow Jerry Brown Spectra on a Penn 20 T reel and a six and a half-foot Kencor rod.
Chris Mohs of Ventura was second, for an 80-pound tuna, and Todd Cameron of Long Beach took third place for a 78.8-pound tuna. He also caught a tuna with an archival tag in it, which will bring him a $500 fee for the tag's return.
March 19, 2023 big hole Fishing Report
Captain Mike Pritchard checked in with an update from the Tribute. We had decent fishing on Friday! Our 21 anglers ended up with 61 California Yellowtail and 1 Bluefin Tuna (up to 110 pounds).
The Tribute has overnight trips departing daily at 10 PM.
Weekly Fishing Reports
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information from bait shops, marinas and fishing guides.