The Gail Force teams up with 976-TUNA for another full day 5 to 5 trip leaving Sunday July 9th. Trip is limited to just 20 anglers. Trip will be heading to Catalina for yellowtail, seabass, calicos and more. Early Season Booking Price is $85.00, normal price is $105.00.Meals and permits not included and will be collected on the boat. Simply book right on line or call for reservations at 310-328-8426.
The Pacific Queen out of Fishermans Landing will be running 1.5 day Colonet Trips every Friday night in January and February. If you would like to book one of theses trips please call Fishermans Landing at 619-221-8500.
You Can always book right on line as well. Just CLICK HEREfind your date hit the book button and you are on your way.
Whale Watching, 3/4 Day, 1/2 Day and Lobster Hooping Trips scheduled to depart daily. The Chief depart Friday, December 9 at 7pm on a 2 Day Colonet/Baja Coastal Trip. Your $399 ticket includes a Visa (FMM). Passport Required. 45th Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights: December 11 & 18. Enjoy the festivities with a V.I.P. view from on the water aboard the Relentless! Limited Space Available.
Dave is live for The Tribute out of Seaforth Landing. He just got off the line with Rick on the Oceanside 95 and they are getting the tuna. They have a 1.5 day Friday night and reverse 1.5 day all next week. Dave is live below to tell you all about it.
1.5 day Friday Night
Reverse 1.5 Mon, Wed, and Fri Nights.
CLICK HERE for a schedule and book on line or call 619-224-3383 for reservations.
Rick is live from the Oceanside 95 out of Helgrens Sportfishing. They got to the bank a little late with some snotty weather but things are coming down and they are bit with 9 bluefin tuna on the boat. Rick is live below to tell you all about it.
The O95 goes again Friday Night.
CLICK HEREand book on line or call 760-722-2133 for information and reservations.
2 Day Colonet Baja Coastal Trip aboard The Chief : Friday December 9 at 7pm.
Your $399 ticket includes a Visa (FMM). Passport Required.
45th Annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights: December 11 & 18. Enjoy the festivities with a V.I.P. view from on the water aboard the Relentless! Limited Space Available. Reserve Yours Today! Book An Adventure Today!
Leaving the Lower Zone Hello anglers, This morning we are leaving the lower zone. After four days and nights of great fishing we are only a few fish away from plugging the boat. The average grade of fish is 170-180 pounds. We were also fortune to land eleven YFT over 200lbs. Kevin Mattson 203, Ken Ferris 216, James Hassen 215, Tim Turis 202, Sam Raiter 236, Steve (tex) Nelson 222, David Gloor 219, Kevin Smith 216, James Hart 214, Brent Mobbley 204, and Dave Petruescu 203. The weather has improved and we plan on fishing a day for wahoo. Wish us luck. Reported by:Mike Ramirez
Mike Conroy "Listing a species under the Endangered Species Act does not necessarily mean that no take will be allowed. There are many examples of fish stocks listed as endangered and/or threatened which still provide recreational and commercial opportunities (salmons, etc), However, some of the information coming out of this survey could provide a basis for NMFS/NOAA to decline the Petition to list. Note - this is a different Petition than was submitted by CBD to ban the take of Pacific Bluefin tuna which NMFS/NOAA properly denied in June of this year (http://www.pcouncil.org/…/J3_Att1_NMFSpetitionResponse_SEPT…). I believe it was the denial of the original Petition to ban the take which led to the filing of the Petition to list the Pacific Bluefin tuna under the ESA..."
The Chief has a few open spots on our December 16th DJ Latona 1-1/2 day charter that is set to fish down the Baja coast for Yellowtail and Rock cod depending on how the boat fares on our previous Dec 2nd trip for Yellowtail and Rock cod. DJ will keep the option open for big Tuna if the results are lower than expected but I think we will do just fine. The cost for this trip is $350.00 P/P and includes all your gourmet meals and snacks with Visa and Mexican fishing license extra (Pass port required) I f you are interested give charter master DJ Latona a call at (310) 895-4404
Bob is back live from the Fortune out of 22st Landing. They are staying busy hooking 1 to 4 fish per drift and now are up to 13 nice bluefin tuna for the day. They are marking up nice under the boat now, Bob is live below to tell you all about it.
They have some 1.5 day trips for next week on Sunday night.
For San Pedro FishingCLICK HEREfor the full schedule and book on line or call for info and reservations at 310-832-8304.
For San Diego Fishing Trips CLICK HERE for an upcoming schedule and book right on line or call 619-221-8500 for reservations
Shortly after typing up yesterday's report we got hit by these warriors from the deep, it was one of those nite bites you read about. 150 to 250 lb. tuna biting everything, this went on till daylight, after that we got a break and caught a fish here and there until the afternoon hit again. We put a few more cows on board during all this and sorry for the lack of more pics , but it was too busy during the night bite. We are all done here with 65 fish for the effort today, and going to start running up. Everyone is worn out. Sea ya later , Jeff
TJ is back live from the Eldorado out of Long Beach Sportfishing. The weather was up yesterday but they worked hard and came away with 3 bluefin tuna for the effort. Tj is live below to tell you all about it.
The next trip with room to fish on it departs tonight.
CLICK HERE for on line booking or call 562-432-8993 for reservations
Far from the results that we were looking for; light years away truth be told. No shortage of fish, everywhere we drove through, looked at, and tried produced a sign, but conditions were a real battle. Sloppy weather and a crap sea state, exacerbated by current running straight into it, added to the lack of fun. This was definitely one of those times when the battle was one sided; we were the uncontested loser in a one legged ass kicking contest. Fishing at it's finest of course; nothing new here.There are those times when every step a Captain takes leads in the right direction. And then there are the mathematically guaranteed opposite. We definitely started off on the right foot this run. Now we have a stellar view from the other side. Being no stranger to both positions this episode is recognized in proper perspective. And, if nothing else, such results tend to temper doubt about the next necessary manuever. Out of sync or otherwise there are times when one simply must go. This is one of them. Not before one last Hail Mary though. We'll toss it up, hold our breath, then jump on the first coach out of dodge if necessary. Photo today features the one and only “Rock Cod Rick” Maxa, Co-Host of the number one fishing radio talk show in the west, Let's Talk Hookup. I've extended endless accolades for Ricky over the years and won't stop now. He is worthy of every compliment and then some. Also now Co-Owner of Fisherman's Landing Tackle Ricky is among a very small fraternity of tackle experts and genuine fishing master's who represent this fishery in warm, welcoming color. The is no pretention or haughtiness in the man. And his sense of humor always lightens the atmoshpere. An individual who has done so much that I almost said “who has done it all”, Rick shares every ounce of knowledge that he has gained with enthusiasm and sincerity. There is no better ambassador in Southern California style fishing. Rick is all smiles in the photo with his 170 pound class yellowfin after a battle that ended comically amidst many friends. The treacherous conditions made for some memorable “weaves” today; this was one of them.
Puerto Morelos Marina El Cid Fleet Cancun to Cozumel
An excellent fishing report from Puerto Morelos and the Caribbean side of The Marina El Cid Sportfishing Fleet. According to our local reporter, Mr. Joel Lopez Celis, the weeks fishing produced some great action that included a 20 fish mixed bag catch that reflected 6 sailfish, 3 dorado, 9 giant Atlantic barracuda, 1 king mackerel, 193 bonito, 7 amberjacks, 3 pilot sharks, 2 wahoo, 1 Sierra, 18 porgy, 34 grouper, 76 chack-chi, 3 snappers, 4 petos, 4 sawfish, 2 pargo, 1 mero, 10 coronado, 2 ruby and 3 triggerfish for the fleet's efforts. For the most part the week provided good fishing action and good weather overall and the anglers were returning happy with their fishing days.
PM Climate: Daytime temps averaged 83.5 degrees and nights at 68.75 nights. Humidity average at 70%. Partly cloudy days and PM showers on Saturday and AM showers on Sunday.
Sea Conditions: Water temps held at 82.5 degrees through the area. Tropical surface breezes flowing mostly from the easterly directions and averaged 9.5 mph daily.
Best Bait: The always available daily supply of ballyhoo continues to be the baits of choice for the anglers and the crews.
Bait Supply: The extraordinary abundance of ballyhoo baits continue to provide the local fishing fleets with ample fresh baits for rigging and trolling.
Our Local Reporter: Mr. Joel Lopez Celis, in the Marina El Cid Reservations Office.
The inshore fishing has increased considerably and the off shore fishing remained good for a variety of catches that included striped marlin, sailfish, dorado and yellowfin tuna.According to Captain Temo Verboonen, our local reporter, the roosters were biting in the northern area near Rancho and the dorado were stretching from the shoreline to the off shore waters and about the same for the yellowfin tuna. Temo did say that the tuna were there in pretty good numbers but not yet too eager to bite just yet but the dorado were providing some good action as were the roosterfish and even some jack crevalles.
IZ Climate: Very good weather conditions with daytime air temps averaged at 87.5 degrees and the nights at 74.5 degrees. Humidity ratio holding at 67.75% average for the week. Lots of sunshine this past week with only a day or two of passing clouds.
Sea Conditions: Excellent! Water temps stable at 86 inshore to 87-88 degrees for the off shore waters. Surface breezes flowing in from the westerly directions at 7.5 mph average for the week and very calm surface conditions for fishing.
Best Fishing Areas: The bulk of the billfish still at about 12 miles out front of the Bay. The dorado and the tuna ranged widely from close to shore to the billfish area. Roosters, jacks and big Sierra are north of IZ in the Rancho area.
Best Bait/Lures: Rigged baits working very well for the billfish and some of the dorado. Tuna being taken occasionally on the bright colored feathers. Inshore bite for roosterfish, dorado and even a few yellowfin tuna best on live bait.
Bait Supply: A very good bait supply this past week with plenty of fresh baits for rigging & provided with the charters. Live bait supply remains at $5.00 per dozen and the supply remains very good for the anglers.
Our local reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen, owner of the Secuestro De Amor and Macho Banana.
The billfish catch rate picked up this past week as did the yellowfin tuna and dorado counts for the off shore cruisers. The off shore cruiser fleet reflected 4 stripers, 12 sailfish, (6 released) 19 yellowfin tuna and 9 dorado for a total of 24 days fished. Adding to the counts was the inshore super pangas that fished 8 days and provided 1 striper released, 95 snappers, 12 triggerfish, 1 black snook and 1 jack crevalle. Overall, the fishing, both in shore and off shore, provided good action this past week and should continue to be good right up through the New Year.
Mazatlan Weather: It was a fairly sunny week with partly cloudy days on Friday, thundershowers on Saturday and possibly again on Sunday. Air temps averaged 79.6 daytime highs and 60.8 nights with a 70.2% average humidity level.
Sea Conditions: Water temps stable at 80-81 degrees from inshore to off shore. Sea surface breezes flowing mostly from the westerly directions and averaged 7.6 mph.
Best Fishing Area: The better billfish counts came from southwest of the Marina El Cid, starting at about 17-18 miles and working out-bound from there. Yellowfin tuna were starting to run with the porpoise and looking to bite the feathers and assorted other lures.
Best Bait/Lures: The rigged baits were doing best on the billfish the tuna best on the feathers and dorado about 50-50 on both.
Bait Supplies: Remained very well for freshly furnished baits for rigging. Live bait was available at $1.00 per bait paid direct to the bait vendor at time of receipt.
Our Local Reporter: Ms. Kitcia Berenice Ceja Diaz, reporting for The Aries Sportfishing Fleet and Mazatlan Sportfishing.
While the billfish action has slowed up this past week, the dorado action remained good for the fleet's anglers and ranged from close to shore to the off shore waters. High billfish boat for the week was the Gaviota IV, landing 3 stripers, releasing 2, along with 7 dorados. The Gaviota VII caught & released the only blue marlin, a smaller fish at about 150 lbs., but managed 11 dorado for his 4 days fished. The overall fishin counts for the fleet that were scattered widely along the Pacific side reflected 1 blue marlin, (released) 9 stripers, (6 released) 2 sailfish, (released) 1 wahoo for the Fish Cabo and 2 roosterfish for the Gaviota X and the fleet reported 76 dorado for a total of 38 days fished.
Cabo Climate: A mostly sunny and warm week with a few passing clouds and daytime temps that averages 86 degrees and nights averaged 64 degrees. Humidity ratio averaged 56.5% for the week.
Sea Conditions: Overall, good surface conditions for the week with mostly calm waters and surface breezes flowing mostly from the south to south easterly directions at an average of about 8 mph. Water temps on the Pacific side, from the Finger Bank to Jaime Bank, all at 75 degrees. South of the Jaime Bank and easterly to the 95 fathom spot , 1150 fathom spot and the Cabrillo Seamount and extending on up to Los Frailes, all at 77-79 degrees.
Best Fishing Area: The better billfish catches came from the Herradura and in to Cabo Falso, (lighthouse area) with dorado catches extending all along the Pacific coastline clear to Todos Santos area and beyond.
Best Bait/Lures: Rigged baits were working very well for the billfish and artificials were performing well, along with rigged and live baits, for the dorado. The dorado provided some very good action for quality sized fish in the 25-35 lb. ranges.
Bait Supply: A very good bait supply for caballitos at the $3.00 per bait rate. Still some good action showing on the banks when the green mackerel start to pop to the surface.
Our Local Reporters: Gaviota Fleet Manager, Carlos Pena, and the Fish Cabo Owner, Captain Roberto Marquez.
TJ is back live from the Eldorado out of Long Beach Sportfishing. The weather is up and so is the water temps. So far they had 12 hook up's and landed 3 fish to 100 pounds. Tj is live below to tell you all about it.
The next trip with room to fish on it departs Tuesday night.
CLICK HERE for on line booking or call 562-432-8993 for reservations