The Chief teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaves from HM Landing San Diego on Friday Feb 17th. This will be a freelance trip heading down the Baja coast for yellowtail and rockfish. Price is $350.00, normal price is $450.00Meals and permits not included and will be collected on the boat. Simply book right on line or call for reservations at 310-328-8426. PASSPORT IS REQUID. Charter Master Earl The Pearl
A late report from Ixtapa-Zighuatanejo reflected the fishing was red hot for the sailfish and very close in toward the beach and about a mile outside Los Morros de Potosi, and included striped marlin and big blue marlin in the area and quality sized dorado in the mix. The inshore waters produced a few roosterfish and some Jack crevalles and Spanish mackerel, (aka Sierras). All in all, Captain Temo Verboonen painted a terrific picture for the anglers this past week with a very good bite that started close to shore.
IZ Climate: Daytime temps at 83 degree average and nights at 70 degrees average. Humidity ratio at 69% average. A few days with a few clouds but overall, it was a mostly sunny week with good sea surface conditions.
Sea Conditions: In shore sea temps at 83 degrees and the off shore sea temps at 84 degrees. Tropical surface breezes flowing mostly from the westerly directions at 8.75 mph, very fishable conditions.
Best Fishing Area: 1 mile from Los Morros de Potosi, (very close to the beach).
Best Bait/Lure: The rigged trolling baits were working very well for the sailfish and there was no hesitation with the bite and often, it was multiple strike action for the anglers. The squid lures working best for the inshore action.
Bait Supply: The bait supply was readily available for both, fresh baits for rigging and live baits at $5.00 per dozen paid direct to the bait catchers at time of receipt.
Our local reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen, owner of the Secuestro de Amor and Macho Banana, two excellent super pangas
Puerto Morelos Marina El Cid Fleet Cancun to Cozumel
An unusually difficult fishing week for Puerto Morelos and while the boats that did fish did well, the port was closed for five days due to inclement weather conditions that affected the overall fishing for the fleet. The overall fishing report that reflected only 2 days available for fishing produced 2 sailfish, 11 king mackerel, 29 bonito, 3 amberjack, 1 barracuda, 1 blue runner, 3 bananafish 2 sawfish, 19 snappers, 36 chackchi, and 8 grouper for the total of 18 days reported.
PM Climate: Rainy and windy conditions for much of the week with daytime air temps at 79.4 degrees average and some windy conditions blowing from the easterly directions.
Sea Conditions: Water temps remained stable and good at 81 degrees average. In general, it was not one of the better weather weeks and the port was closed for five days due to inclement weather. Sea surface conditions were bumpy and off and on again rains seemed to spoil the fishing for quite a few anglers. The tropical surface breezes were flowing in from the easterly directions at 11.4 mph.
Best Bait for the area: Continued to be the readily available ballyhoo baits that frequent this area.
Bait Supply: An excellent supply that was provided all of those that chartered the boats as part of the charter costs.
The billfish bite picked up considerably this past week, especially for the Pacific striped marlin. The overall fleet count for a total of 13 days fished reflected 7 striped marlin, (3 released) and 2 sailfish, (both released) and the inshore super pangas reporting in for 6 days fished reflected 155 red snappers, 4 white snappers, 6 triggerfish and 2 parakeet fish. Overall, it was a good fishing week from the Marina El Cid with fairly calm seas and overall, good surface conditions.
Mazatlan Climate: Pleasant weather with a couple days of a few passing clouds and daytime temps at 76 degrees with nights at a cooler 51.2 degrees. Humidity ratio averaged 64%.
Sea Conditions: In shore water at 72 degrees and the off shore waters at 75 degrees. Sea Surface breezes flowing from the west southwest at about 10 mph average and very fishable.
Best Fishing Area: Continued to b in the area southwest of the Marina El Cid and started at about the 18 mile mark with the boats working outbound areas from there.
Best Bait or Lure: The billfish were interested in the rigged trolling baits, sup-plied with the charters.
Bait Supply: Remained very good with plenty of freshly caught baits for rigging and live bait was available at the rate of $1.00 per bait.
Our Local Reporter: Ms. Kitcia Berenice Ceja Diaz, Office Manager for the Marina El Cid and reporter for The Aries Sportfishing Fleet and Mazatlan.
The water temperatures are cooling off rapidly throughout the lower Baja and the marlin are moving into the warmer waters areas more than 45 miles offshore. A few yellowfin tuna being caught at the 40-plus mile mark out to the southwest of Cabo San Lucas, from school fish that are running with the porpoise. Overall, it was a very difficult fishing week for the Cabo fleets and the billfish bite has has fallen to the 10% catch ratio. The overall fishing report for a combined total of 30 days fished reflected 3 stripers, (2 released) 6 dorado, 6 skipjack, 4 roosterfish, 6 toro and 33 Sierras.
Cabo Climate: Daytime temps at an average of 75 degrees and nights at 59, with a humidity ratio of 62.4%.
Sea Conditions: Water temps are similar from the Finger Bank on the Pacific side to Los Frailes on the Sea of Cortez side and reflect almost everything in between at 71 to 72 degrees. Sea surface breezes flowing in mostly from the southwest at 8.8 mph average.
Best Fishing Area: No specific area was named for the week in the absence of the marlin. Th4e few billfish caught were from the area surrounding Cabo Falso Drop-off area.
Best Bait/Lure: Live bait was best to have for the billfish even though the bite was very slow.
Live Bait Supply: Remained good through the week atd the $3.00 per bait rate.
Our Local Reporters: Gaviota Fleet Manager Carlos Pena and Captain Roberto Marquez, Fish Cabo Fleet Owner.
FINAL FISH REPORT 1W17-15 Days FROM: RED ROOSTER III CAPTAIN: ANDY CATES DATE OF TRIP: 01/04-01/19/2017 LENGTH OF TRIP: 15 DAYS TOTAL FISH COUNT FOR: 14 Anglers 101 YELLOWFIN TUNA 50 WAHOO AREAS FISHED: Clarion & Hurricane Bank TRIP/CHARTER MASTERS: TRIP 1W17 -Loftus/Martin-Sponsor 1st Place goes to Earl Sandefur takes with a 202 # Yellowfin 2nd Place Brian Lubec use with a 172# Yellowfin tuna Trolling Jack Pot Goes to Jonathon Jeffers with a 45.0 pound Wahoo.
The Chief out of H&M Landing once again teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaving Friday night February 17 at 7 pm. This will be a freelance trip heading down the Baja coast for yellowtail, rockfish, and what ever happens to swim by. Just a few spots left.
FRIDAY NIGHT FEBRUARY 17
Cost of the trip is just $350. Meals and permits are NOT included and will be collected on the boat. Passports are required on this trip. CLICK HERE to book right on line or call 310-328-8426 or Rick at 310-750-7583 to book your spots.
Fishermans Landing Long Range Update - The Royal Star
We had very good fishing today on a beautiful grade of tuna. We had fish ranging from 90 to 230 pounds, with a high percentage of fish around 150. A sardine on 100 or 130 Blackwater was the most productive rig. Tony Vultaggio gets the honors today with our first fish of the day, a fat 230.
Today we had an all day pick on these beautiful grade bank Tuna. We picked up another cow and the rest were 100 to 175 lbs for the most part. The weather is still up, but not too noticeable when you are catching fish. We are stoked with the results fish wise, as it was no easy task , but we put it together with a great catch. We are headed up in choppy weather.
Happy New Year Angler's! We are now booking charters for the upcoming season openingMarch 1.
We also have our schedule up and are now booking for open party trips as well.
If you would like to get out with us, br sure to call Erin in the Mirage Office at 805-983-0975 to have your trip tailored to meet the needs of your group. We are excited to see what this 2017 season has in store for the Mirage and we look forward to fishing with you!
Arron is live from the Native Sun 3/4 day out of 22nd Street Landing. Just 13 anglers out today and they are close to 40 bass so far. They have over 20 sculpin and picking at the perch for those fishing for them.
They are on line for tomorrow morning. Call 310-832-8304 for information and reservations or CLICK HEREfor a schedule and to book on line.
Good evening from the Indy , we had another good day today on 100 to 175 lb.Tuna and with one more day left to fish we are in pretty good shape. The weather is still up but forecast to come down a bit. A few Wahoo made it on the boat today as well. Sea ya later.
Fishermans Landing Long Range Update - The Royal Star
Gavin is live from the Pacific Queen out of Fishermans Landing as they are heading for home from a 1.5 day trip. They picked up 24 yellowtail with a couple pushing the 30 pound mark. A few good drifts for the rockfish with 15 fat lings, 70 reds, and more.
Gavin is live below with the whole story. They do have a trip on line tomorrow night and trips all month long. CLICK HERE for a schedule and book on line or call 619-221-8500 for more info and reservations.
Mark is live from Seaforth Landing with today's story. They still have a little snap on the yellowtail on the morning 1/2 day runs as they went 4 for 8 this morning. Dock totals are 3 boats for12 Yellowtail, 5 Sculpin, 23 Lingcod, 220 Rockfish, 3 Bonito, 2 Calico Bass, 4 Sand Bass.
Mark has the whole truth for you below. For trip information and reservations call 619-224-3383 or CLICK HEREfor a schedule and book right on line.
Spitfire Limits of Sculpin and More, Jeremy is Live
Aaron is live from the 3/4 day Native Sun out of 22nd Street Landing as they are getting ready to call it a day. They have 40 bass on the boat with good sculpin fishing and all the perch you could want.
They are a go for Tuesday morning. CLICK HERE for a schedule and to book on line or call 310-832-8304 for information and reservations.
We had a little tougher day today. Both the lack of current and the increasing sea state had an adverse effect on the fish. We did manage to scratch up some wahoo and a few nice tuna. Every day is different. Mike Carlson was one of our lucky anglers who scored a nice tuna today.
Fishermans Landing Long Range News - Royal Polaris From The Bridge
We started the year with a good note. Final fish count 174 Yellowfin and 34 Wahoo. The Yellowfin were in the 70 to 240 pounds. Big fish honors goes to Craig Ito. This group has been fishing together for 22nd year, and Taka said this would be his last, but only time will tell.
Our weather was a bit bumpy last night, but by the morning, it was beautiful once again. We are making good speed. It’s not much more I can say about the trip, just good times for all aboard. They all look forward to next year’s trip. So in closing, just a few photos from our trip.
Marina Del Rey Sportfishing reporting in tonight as the Spitfire out with 15 anglers sacked up 50 sculpin, 2 sand bass, and 37 sand dabs. Two 1/2 day trips on the New Del Mar brought home 188 sculpin, 12 bass, and 5 trigger fish.
Trips are on line daily including twilight on the weekends. Call for info and reservations at 310-822-3625.
Renee is live from H&M Landing with a wrap-up report. 64 anglers returned today with 7 Yellowtail, 1 Halibut, 7 Sand Bass, 1 Sheephead, 206 Rockfish, 4 Bonito, 7 Sculpin, 96 Red Snapper, 3 Lobster, and 17 Lobster Released. Renee is live below to with a break down of all the counts.
Trips leaving daily.
Listen in then call 619-222-1144 for reservations.
The Liberty and The Pacific Queen both returned this morning from their 1.5 day trips to Colonet. The Liberty returned with 20 yellowtail, 13 lingcod and 65 rockfish The Pacific Queen returned with 13 yellowtail, 18 lingcod and 130 rockfish.
The Queen leaves again tonight with 6 spots available and the Liberty runs again on Friday 1/20. Give us a call to jump on board! Got any pictures or comments about the trips? Let us know below.
01-14-2017 - Today started early again and ended with another great sun downer bite. The middle of the day was slower with a fish here and there until late in the day. No cows today but plenty of that beautiful grade 90 to 160 lb. fish available to all. The Wahoo pulled a no show, but maybe tomorrow. Wish us luck please.
Fishermans Landing Long Range Update - The Royal Star
Jan 14th Salt Junkies Sponsored 1.5 Day Hello Anglers! We returned this morning from our Salt Junkies sponsored 1.5 day, and although we had great weather, tough fishing conditions plagued us...Our steadfast Anglers worked hard and we ended up with a decent catch of 24 Yellowtail, 31 Vermillion Rockfish, 21 Lingcod and 85 Assorted Rockfish. Overall, not a bad fish count and we had a great time with lots of great people. We'd like to thank everyone who rode with us and a special shout out to Joseph Zaragoza and Cody White of Salt Junkies, who gave away lots of goodies, including shirts, JRI Jigs ( our newest sponsor) and lots of other raffle prizes. We look forward to fishing with everyone again real soon! Tight Lines and Sharp Hooks Captain Mark
Gavin is live from the Pacific Queen out of Fishermans Landing as they are calling it a day on their 1.5 day trip. A slower trip on the yellows today but not for a lack of fish around. They just didn't want to bite.
They ended up with 13 yellowtail, 130 rockfish, and 18 fat lings.
They go again Sunday night leaving at 7 pm and the trip is a go. CLICK HERE for a full schedule and to book on line or call 619-221-8500 for trip information or reservations.
Mark is live from Eclipse Sportfishing out of Seaforth Landing as your next chance to hop on is for another 1.5 day trip leaving Sunday night January 15 at 6 pm. They will be headed to Punta Colnett for yellowtail and more.
They also have more 1.5 day overnight, and more on line for you. CLICK HEREfor your schedule and book on line or call 619-995-6880 for trip information and reservations.
Point Loma Sportfishing Long Range News From The Independence
You won't hear any complaints from us out here, as things are rolling rite along. We had another great day on that excellent bank grade Yellowfin Tuna. Pretty much like yesterday's fishing except today we had a regulation sundown ripper that included Steve Penley's cow. We are going to keep working at it for tomorrow's plan, 37 Tuna and a few Wahoo for the effort today. Sea ya later