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June 3, 2023 eastern sierra fly Fishing Report
Here is a good look at one of today’s schools doing its best to look like a ball of bait. Our Evringham bros. sardines were too much for them to handle and the frenzy was on. 75 yellowtail. 25 calico bass. 23 Barracuda. Very good surface action.
June 2, 2023 eastern sierra fly Fishing Report
"Today we went out we caught 28 Yellowtail. We had a couple good opportunities at them today, one in particular was a very fun stop. We ended up with 28 fish in the 15 to 25 lb. range. They are finding the fly line sardines the best on 25 lb, surface lures will work but the fly line is the best.
We offer these 5:30 to 5:00 Trips everyday. If you'd like to join us call Seaforth Landing 619-224-3383. The way this fishing has been lately it is either feast or famine. You go to a spot, you sit there catching nothing. All of a sudden, 15 are hooked. That is kind of the way they are behaving right now. If you come on down and fish with us please pack a nice big package of patience with you."
June 1, 2023 eastern sierra fly Fishing Report
Tommy Rothery returned Polaris Supreme to Fisherman's Landing November 18 after a ten-day Ocean Tackle Research charter. The boat had 13 anglers aboard. Chartermaster Lon Mikkelsen of Hood River, OR saw his father, Bill Mikkelsen of Olympia, WA land the season's first super cow; a tuna over 300 pounds.
"It was full-speed fishing," said Chartermaster Lon Mikkelsen.
Bill Mikkelsen's big fish won first place after it weighed in at 308.8-pounds, caught on a fly-lined sardine. Bill used the boat's gear, including a 6/0 Mustad 7691 hook, 100-pound P-Line, and a Shimano rod and reel.
"Tommy said it was tail-wrapped from the beginning," said the elder Mikkelsen. "And he was, but he got lose and went on another run. He took me around the boat twice."
May 31, 2023 eastern sierra fly Fishing Report
The Yellowtail are biting extremely well right now.
We had a great afternoon on them yesterday and this morning as well!
We are hoping to pair some Bluefin with these Yellowtail later this afternoon.
Will report again later,
May 30, 2023 eastern sierra fly Fishing Report
Captain Mike Pritchard called in at grey light from the Tribute out of Seaforth Sportfishing in Mission Bay, CA. We caught 2 Bluefin Tuna at grey light. We have one fish hanging. We caught both the fish on the flat fall.
The Tribute has overnight trips departing daily at 10 PM. Call Seaforth at (619) 224-3383 or BOOK ONLINE. Please note that this photo is from April 3rd.
May 29, 2023 eastern sierra fly Fishing Report
Hello Anglers. We have a great oportunity coming up that should not be missed. There is a 5 day that has a few spots that opened up. This trip departs Oct 1st. and returns Oct. 6th. Limited to only 10 passengers. Cost is $1900 and includes food and permits. Please contact Steve with any questions or to sign up at
May 28, 2023 eastern sierra fly Fishing Report
Today was filled with a lot of action and success. We had a lot of bites but also many shark casualties as well. Our solution pull until the line breaks or the fish is on the boat. In the process we were able to rule out certain 1/0 hooks that were not strong enough for the tuna we are catching and learn how hard we could truly pull on these fish.
From the hustle we were able to boat enough fish to make this our best day thus far, and stream line our gear selection.
Pictured here is Sophie and Windy with two big tuna that were successfully hustled from the sharks on the right gear.
Hopefully tomorrow has similar results!
May 27, 2023 eastern sierra fly Fishing Report
Drew Henderson brought Polaris Supreme home July 5 after a five-day trip with 24 anglers.
"We fished Cedros again a half day," wrote Drew July 3, "and had a nice drift in the morning but then the fish went down quick which has been the routine. We put our anchor down and had a nice pick on the yellows and all the other fish you could catch. We had to bail out at 11:00 a.m. and made a couple stops on the way up the line then we had to go full cruise to get ourselves to the tuna grounds.
"The next day started off painfully slow but right around 1:30 we had our first school and shortly there after we got on another one that we drifted on until dark."
At the dock, Drew summed up his last day of fishing, the 4th of July: "We spent the day looking offshore. We got about 75 fish, and mostly we had three or four going for several hours."
Bob Morehouse of La Crescenta won first place for a 54-pound yellowfin he bagged with a sardine on a 2/0 Mustad hook, with 30-pound Big Game line, a TLD 1`5 reel and a Calstar six-foot rod.
Chris Stavaridis of Venice was second, for a 48-pound tuna, and Tony Sabatino won third place for a 46-pound yellowfin tuna.
Weekly Fishing Reports
Fishing reports for eastern sierra fly 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.