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March 25, 2023 port phillip bay Fishing Report
We are rolling down today, mainly a rigging day. We are trying to get all of our gear ready for the rest of the trip. From wire leaders to dropper loop rigs we are getting it all set up for the 7 days to come.
Great food, great weather, great company.
Will report again tomorrow,
March 24, 2023 port phillip bay Fishing Report
Capt Ryan called in from the San Diego out of Seaforth Landing called in to let us know they ran their first trip of the year today and what a day it was. We ended they trip with 125 Yellowtail for 38 anglers, very good fishing and the water temperature was 63 degrees. We caught fish on everything we tried from yoyo jigs, surface irons and dropper loops, with the dropper loops proving to be the most effective. We had some hard core anglers who stuck with the surface iron all day and did very well especially late in the day. The are two grades of fish down there, some are 5 to 12 pounds and the other were from 18 to 30 pounders. Today 50 of our fish were of the 5 to 12 pound range, 75 of the nicer grade. Very good fishing and the fishing is not easy we do a lot of driving around and looking, but when you get on the right school you can get a bunch really quick. We will be running everyday, so to get in on this fantastic winter fishing give the landing a call at 619-224-3383 and get your spots reserved.
March 23, 2023 port phillip bay Fishing Report
19 bluefin 6 yellowfin 22 bonito 1 yellowtail. Encouraging sign for our first day back offshore.
March 22, 2023 port phillip bay Fishing Report
Skipper Tom Rothery docked his Polaris Supreme after a five-day Stern Hog Chartered trip. The boat's 18 anglers got off at Fisherman's Landing August 8. Chartermaster Tom Chaparro, of San Clemente recalled one offshore stop that produced almost a hundred fish.
"It wasn't even that big of a kelp," said Chaparro. "But it was full of dorado and yellowtail. We had a great time, a good group of guys. This is our ninth year chartering this trip."
Ron Rose, of Jacksonville FL took first place with a 31.8-pound yellowtail. Ron used a 3/0 Eagle Claw hook on 30-pound P-Line, a Pflueger Reel and a Calstar 970 rod.
Rich Vandenoord of La Jolla was second with a 30.6-pound yellowtail, and Pat Kennedy of San Francisco was third, for a 30.4-pound yellowtail.
"We had great quality yellowtail at Cedros," said Skipper Rothery, "and one real nice white sea bass. We had that one big kelp bite yesterday, and the tuna are around but they're not bitin'."
March 21, 2023 port phillip bay Fishing Report
The fish were a little off today. We hit schools all day and just never
got the right one to bite. Scott released a 185 lb. and a 100 pounder.
Al released a 115 lb., 170 lb., and a 190 lb. tuna. Roger released a
120 lb. and kept a 220 lb. tuna. Tom released a 190 pounder. And
George released a 100 lb., a 115 lb., and a 140 pounder. Weather is
still beautiful. Lunch was pastrami and swiss on rye and a clam shell
pasta. Dinner New York steaks. Hors d'oeuvres were sashimi and sushi.
Hopefully all this fish we saw today bites a little better tomorrow.
March 20, 2023 port phillip bay Fishing Report
Good times were had by all on the Prevost private charter. Light line live bait rigs and small colt snipers connected with 57 yellowfin tuna and 2 bluefin tuna.
March 19, 2023 port phillip bay Fishing Report
Mike Pritchard called in with this report from the Tribute. "So far we have a really good sign of Bluefin. We have definitely lost a lot more than we have landed. Right now we have 7 or 8 fish. The fish are running 40 lbs. to 50 lbs. Some of the fish we have lost is just due to insufficient tackle. These are really very large Bluefin. I know there was 1 Bluefin caught here yesterday that ran about 180 lbs. So if you are coming out on a trip you want to make sure you bring the right tackle. 40 lbs. would be the bare minimum. We'll keep you informed as the day progresses.
March 18, 2023 port phillip bay Fishing Report
Caught 9. Good fun
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