For up-to-date information, look up the fishing report for the water of your choice. Field staff update the fishing reports each week through the fishing season, reporting on fishing success, lake levels, water temperatures, and other important information.
|🗺️ Location||SOUTHERN CA|
|⏰ Fast Updates||Every day|
|🐟 Species||All Species|
|🗓️ Next Update||Tomorrow|
You also can get helpful information from the Fishing Forecast.
First of all, what the heck was that?! Did you see that tonight?! Holy Toledo! It was like a rocket or something, blasting through the sky, then all of a sudden, boom! It just lit up. For a second there, I thought that was it. I thought, see you later world,. This is it. Then it was just out of control. I watched it with the gyros for a while and it was zippin and zappin all over the place with a huge green glow in it's wake. Wow!! And the whole fleet saw it. From here, out to there, and into there and all the way down there. I can't wait to hear the explanation. I'll remember that forever.
OK. Onto fishing.. Today, we had a bad day. Just an old fashioned bad day. And I wish that was all I had to say about that, but you make me write more to you. That wouldn't be good enough. So I'll explain it. Last night I downloaded what I thought was a tasty looking water chart. It shows much much less warm water around but there was a lovely looking strip of warm headed southeast from Clemente. So I thought I had this great idea to start at the Island, and leave when they closed it down at 11:30. Well it's what we did. We started at the Island, only we didn't catch a whole lot. A handful of nice yellows and some junk was all. So we stuck with the plan and headed down that strip of warm water. You know, the promise land, so I thought. I was wrong. And that's all I have to say about that.
We did experience some great flat calm weather. And we caught our first ever American wahoo in November, so that was cool. Good boat, good crew, and good food. We just missed the good fishing. Sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes the bar eats you. Sometimes you're sitting field level, and sometimes you're sitting nose bleed. That's all a part of the game.
Sunday night we spent the day targeting trophy bluefin with tall of the boys from fish 101 restaurant. We had some very good opportunities through out the day. Landing 12 fish biggest was right at 300lbs then closely followed by a beautiful 275lber and the rest where in the 60-80 lb range.
Today we fished yellowfin tuna. Fishing was good, when the dust settled we had 113 fish in the hole all being 12-18 pound fish. We did also see a couple nice schools of bluefin but didn’t not hook any unfortunately. Back out tonight !
We started this morning off with a bang. We were up at 0400 hours and loaded up on mackerel, then we went and found a nice school of 20-25 pound fish that bit for us for a little while. They were biting the surface iron great and I decided this morning that my favorite kind of fishing is surface iron for big yellows. Big tuna and wahoo are really cool too but man o man is it fun. My passenger and bud Dennis wasn't hooking any. He usually does but he had a straight rod the whole drift. When it slowed down he noticed that his jig had no hook on it. Through all the excitement he ever noticed until it was done. I thought that was kind of funny. Bummer though. The bite was rather short lived as was expected and after that we did some scouting. We found a nice school of those 20-25 pounders but it was tough to get them to bite. Throughout the rest of the day we did some scouting and caught fish and did some scouting and didn't. We ended up with about a hundred and we're satisfied.
We're going to stay the night and try this again in the morning. I'm thinking about fishing offshore for tuna in the afternoon. We'll see how tomorrow goes.
Fishing reports for southern ca 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.