The Gail Force teams up with 976-TUNA for another full day 5 to 5 trip leaving Sunday September 18. Trip is limited to just 25 anglers. Trip will be heading to Catalina for yellowtail, seabass, calicos and more. Early Season Booking Price is $75.00, normal price is $95.00Meals and permits not included and will be collected on the boat. Simply book right on line or call for reservations at 310-328-8426 or Rick at 310-750-7583 as this one should sell out fast.
Maria is checking in from LA Waterfront as the Sport King is headed for home with 28 anglers today. The guys picked up 2 yellowtail, 68 perch and 12 keeper bass. They alsdo had action on sheephead and whitefish they had to throw back.
They go all weekend long leaving at 6 am. Be sure to tell them 976-TUNA sent you when you make reservations and save $10 at 310-547-9916.
Bruce is live below with more information and tackle tips.
Carl checking in live from Fishermans Landing with good action this morning. The Shogun checked in with over 30 yellowtail on the boat and good rockfishing. The Fortune also has over 20 yellowtail on deck and more.
Carl is live below with all the upcoming trip information including the Pacific Queen. CLICK HERE for a schedule and book on line or call 619-221-8500 for reservations.
On Wednesday Bongos III fished Catalina Island 11am-11pm. We had good Calico Bass action on the new red crab swim baits that warbaits and pearl swim baits have been molding for Bongos Bass master Justin Reynolds. After a couple hours of good Calico Bass fishing we deployed the hoop nets and managed to capture 29 KEEPER LOBSTER for 6 anglers.
Call 949-673-2810 for more information or to book your charter.
Another fine fishing week from Puerto Morelos that included a single sailfish in the mixed bag of a dozen fish variety produced in the 40 days fished from the Marina El Cid Sportfishing Fleet. The overall action for the fleet, including the 1 sailfish, 16 dorado, 24 giant Atlantic barracuda, 119 bonito, 2 blackfin tuna, 1 wahoo, 104 chack-chi, 26 snappers, 13 groupers, 4 triggerfish, 42 banana fish and 2 grunts accounted for the week's action for the anglers.
PM Climate: Air temps varied from cool mornings at 61 degrees and climbing to 84 degrees in the afternoon and a 73.5 degree average humidity level.
Sea Conditions: Water temps varied from 80 degrees to 82-83 degrees. Mostly calm mornings and varied to 82 degrees by early afternoon. Surface breezes feeling tropical and flowing mostly from the north westerly directions.
Best Bait: The billfish and the dorado were fairly eager strikes on the marlin and dorado. Yellowfin tuna biting the freshly caught and rigged baits.
Bait Supply: The fresh rigging bait was providing an opportunity for the sailfish and marliin along with a few dorado, too. Live bait was available on request and was also working very well for the billfish and the jacks and was available at $$5.00 per dozen rate.
Our on-the-spot local reporter: Ms. Susana Chel, Marina El Cid Sportfishing Fleet
It was a much improved fishing week or the Zihuatanejo area as the moon phase grew darker by the day. The billfish were back to biting much better and some dorado were getting in on the bite action too. We also had a very good 1-day bite on the yellowfin tuna, adding good action for many anglers on that single day. The inshore fishing produced some very good roosterfish action, along with jack crevalles, Sierras, (aka Spanish mackerel) and bonitos. Excellent fishing conditions from inshore to offshore that provided clean water and good temperatures.
IZ Climate: Air temps good at 71 nights and 92 daytime highs and a 65% humidity level average. A mostly sunny week with a couple of partly cloudy dfays.
Sea Conditions: Sea temps holding fairly stable at 82-83 degrees. Surface breezes tropical and flowing mostly from the westerly directions and varied from calm mornings to about 8 mph by afternoons. Very good fishing weather.
Best Fishing Area: Starting at about 8-9 miles out front of the Bay area and working outbound from there.
Best Bait/Lures: Fresh rigged baits were working best on the billfish and some of the dorado, too. Tuna biting the feathers and other artificials and offering plenty of action for the anglers.
Bait Supply: The bait supply, both fresh baits or rigging and live bait, were available and working well for the billfish and dorados and yellowfin tuna.
Our on-the-spot local reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen, Owner/operator of the Secuestro De Amor.
The offshore fishing remains a little on the slow side and is producing a billfish or about every third boat fishing day. The latest report reflects a total of 6 striped marlin and 14 yellowfin tuna for 18 days of fishing. The inshore fishing for the super pangas reflected a total of 12 days fished that produced 9 Sierras, 102 sea bass, 362 snappers, 6 triggerfish, 4 permit and 20 jack crevalles. According to our reporter, the super pangas were enjoying a surplus of fishing action almost e very single day and the anglers were having a terrific fishing time.
Mazatlan Climate: Air temps varied from 54 nights to 83 daytime highs and a 48% humidity level average. Mostly sunny days with a couple of partly cloudy days.
Sea Conditions: Sea temps stable at 75-76 degrees. Surface breezes flowing mostly from the westerly directions and varied from near calm mornings to about 6 mph in the afternoons.
Best Fishing Area: There was no offshore fishing area that stood out from the rest of the ocean and the boats scanned over many miles looking for an area that might prove to be something better.
Best Bait/Lure: The freshly rigged baits were working very well for the billfish and the tuna were fairly eager to bite the feathers and other tuna attractors.
Bait Supply: The bait supply remained plentiful with the darker side of the moon phase and fresh baits for rigging were being provided and live baits at $1.00 per bait remained available.
Our on-the-spot local reporter: Ms. Kitcia Ceja of The Aries Sportfishing Fleet
Well, the catching has really fallen off this past week and there is no apparent reason. The moon phase has improved considerably and darkened and there is lots of feed biomass, (mackerel & sardines) between Pedregal and Cabo Falso, just around the corner from the Arch and in legal fishing waters. High billfish boat for the week was the "Fish Cabo", releasing 8 stripers for 5 days fished and landing a single yellowfin tuna and a very nice red snapper of 15 lbs. or so. The next highest boat was the "Tuna Time", releasing 4 stripers for 4 days fished. All of the billfish caught by the 2 boats were on the drift over the schools of bait and the big snapper was also caught there, too. The overall fish report for a total of 33 days fished reflected a total of 18 stripers, (16 released) 4 dorado, 2 yellowfin tuna and 1 red snapper.
Cabo Climate: Air temps varied from 58 nights to 81 daytime highs and a 55% humidity level average. Mostly sunny days with a couple of days of sun-cloud mixes.
Sea Conditions: A couple of windy and rough days limiting the areas that could be fished. The Pacific side & out to about 20 miles or so was at the 73 degree mark. beyond 20 miles the temps increased to 76 degrees. Cabo to Gorda Banks and about 10 miles north of the banks, the temps varied from 74-75 degrees. Farther north to Los Frailes, the temps fell to 72-73 degree4s. Surface breezes flowing mostly from the westerly direction varied from calmer mornings to about 12 mph.
Best Fishing Area: Between Pedregal and Cabo Falso drifting live baits deep.
Best Bait, Lures: Live baits were working well for the billfish and even attracted the bigger red snapper.
Bait Supply: Good supply of caballitos and mackerel were also available at the fishing grounds, too.
On the spot Reporters: The Gaviota Fleet Dock Manager, Carlos Pena-Mireles and the Fish Cabo Owner, Captain Roberto Marquez.
The Pacific Star has a 2 day leaving Wednesday June 15. SOLD OUT
The Pacific Quest has a 2 day leaving Sunday June 19 limited to 11 anglers.
The Grande Has a 2 day with 976-TUNA going Sunday June 26.
Great pricing now for early booking and it wont last forever. More trips are coming so stay tuned. CLICK HEREto simply book your trip on line or check out the full schedule as the season trips are filling fast. Or you can call 310-328-8426 or Rick at 310-750-7583 for reservations.
Hey gang the mighty Chief is ready to roll this weekend for an open party 1-1/2 day trip to Collonett targeting those quality 15 to 25lb Yellowtail and Rock cod with only 6 spots left. Trip departs at 7pm Friday night and returns around 6am Sunday morning but we ask that you arrive by 6pm and don’t forget your pass port (required) the cost is only $250.00 P/P, price includes Mexican fishing license and Tourist Visa.
FRIDAY NIGHT TRIP IS A GO
Host a great Super bowl party with grilled Yellowtail and fresh fish tacos that will impress your friends and family for the big game this Sunday. If you would like to grab a spot call H&M landing at (619) 222-1144 or book on line at [link]
It always seems like there is a never ending list of challenges that we face daily. Finding the fish, lockjaw, bait not biting to name a few. Today the wind event that you all dealt with back at home has reached the fishing grounds as bad as it was advertised. Landing fish in these adverse conditions is extremely tough, but we made it through with very few heartbreaks as luck was definitely on our side.
Planet landed a 251 and Jan Howard (pictured) did an incredible job landing a quality fish on sardine gear in 25 kts and severe sea condition. We certainly hope the forecast is downgraded as we are looking in the face of some very choppy weather.
Hey Boys and Girls I just spoke with Capt. Chris and he wanted me to let you know that they have only 10 reservations for this Friday Nights This is a for sure go.
This would be a great chance to make a trip with only a half load or less on the big old lady Chief. Chris said they saw very good signs of Yellows at Collnet and had good rock fishing inspire some tough conditions.
This weekends weather looks to be fine To get on this trip go to https://www.hmlanding.com/chief and book on line or Call the office @619 222-1144 and tell them you want to go on the Chief
We scratched out another day down here in windy, tough conditions. There was actually a little more action for us today as some Wahoo made a little showing. We ended the day with 24 Wahoo and 15 Tuna up to 150lbs, no Cows for us today, but at least everyone was able to tag a fish or two throughout the day. The wind is starting to blow with a good 18-20knots this evening and forecast to get stronger in the next couple of days. We got all tanked up again with the local baits and hope the Tuna are on the bite tomorrow. Wish us Luck
H&M Landing checking in this evening with just the one boat out today. The 1/2 day Premier had just 4 anglers out with limits of rockfish at 40. Ollie is live below with all the upcoming trip information.
CLICK HEREfor a full schedule and book right on line or call 619-222-1144 for reservations.
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Howdy Folks, ROYAL POLARIS and The JERRY BROWN LINE ONE GANG had an awesome day! JIM SHOAF landed a huge Yellowfin Tuna which was also his personal best and the biggest fish on the boat! We caught a few Wahoo and picked up some RSW tuna fish to please the rest of our JB boys! Weather was breezy but beautiful! The nature here is phenomenal! The food is incredible as usual ! What an adventure!
For a complete season schedule on the Royal PolarisCLICK HERE then call 619-226-8030 for more information and to book your trip.
Another tough day on the grounds as when it looks like things are going to get going the fish just stop biting. We scratched just a few throughout the day and had a little dark time deal that really helped the cause. Pat,Gordo,and Jeff show a few of the handfull we got with Gordo’s 226 being the days largest. The guys
1/31/16 Another tough day but we managed to boat 12 yft, a handful of which were 150 to 190 with two over the mark at 220 and 265. I did see good sign of big fish make its way into the island this evening so hopefully it improves.
We are seeing fewer visiting anglers arriving during the past couple of weeks, this is not unusual, as this is never peak season for any particular gamefish species on our local grounds. Weather patterns remain much the same, mostly sunny days, some marine layer cloud cover, winds still predominately from the north, varying up to 20 mph or stronger on some days, high daytime temperatures have been reaching into the lower 80s. These winds can limit on where fleets can fish comfortably. Ocean temperatures are averaging 76 degrees and clean blue water is being found within one mile of shore. Anglers have been using a mix of caballito, striped squid and ballyhoo for bait, no reports of any sardinas being located within local range, nor has any consistent offshore baitfish source been happening. There were reports of large concentrations of flying fish being seen, with fish spotted chasing these flyers, acquiring a taste for them and not too aggressive for other offerings.
Local sportfishing fleets were scouting out fishing grounds in all of the normal directions, most productive grounds recently were from Santa Maria, Palmilla, Punta Gorda, La Fortuna and Iman Bank. Yellowfin action was reported on the more distant Pacific Banks for a larger grade of yellowfin. The Iman Bank was producing tuna to over 30 lb., though with the northern winds and sea lion presence, this was a tough bite for the past five days or so, need calmer conditions to effectively drift fish these grounds.
Wahoo have been playing elusive hide and seek games as usual, though actual these fish have become more active in recent days, found close to shore, trolling lures and baits, best bet early in the morning, but there were chances at all hours of the day, you have to just be in the right place at the precise time when these finicky feeders decide to strike. The wahoo now being landed have been in the 15 to 40 lb. range. Anglers reported wahoo action off of Santa Maria, Palmilla, Punta Gorda and Iman Bank. With water temperature still temperate, we expect these ‘hoo to stay in the area into February. Remember last season, some of our best wahoo action was found mid-February.
Striped marlin action improved this past week, decent number of stripers were found straight outside the Puerto Los Cabos Marina, anywhere from one to four miles from shore, most strikes were on caballito, soaking down deep, slow trolling baits on the surface, or occasional gun and run to feeding fish.
Not much going on for sierra or roosterfish, sporadic action found, though some dorado were encountered very close to shore, attracted by available baitfish, more dorado this week than last, sizes ranged up to 20 lb. Anglers were fortunate to find one or two, no big numbers of any particular species now.
Bottom action was tough, mainly due to the windy days, hard to reach the more productive areas to the north, closer inshore, where it was more protected from gusty winds, most common catches were for triggerfish, a handful of snapper, bonito and cabrilla.
The combined panga fleets launching out of La Playita, Puerto Los Cabos Marina sent out approximately 61 charters for the week, with anglers reporting a fish count of: 22 striped marlin, 19 wahoo, 38 yellowfin tuna, 19 dorado, 8 rainbow runner, 9 cabrilla (leopard grouper), 8 huachinango, 14 yellow snapper,10 bonito, 2 sierra and 80 triggerfish.
Limits or close to it aboard both the Triton and Gail Force all weekend long! The phenomenal Hooping goes on and we look forward to getting you out there with us!This week we have trips scheduled Thursday thru Sunday aboard both the Triton and Gail Force.
Book online at [link] or call the Landing at (310) 844-3814 to reserve your spot.
Engine mounts are all welded in place. Shafts are lined up with the gear boxes. Waiting for our electrician to wire everything up. In the meantime, we've been making her look good on the outside as well.
Don't forget the Pursuit is the first boat off the dock every morning and they go with 976-TUNA for a 6 to 6 trip leaving Friday April 29. Be one of the first to get the decks red. CLICK HERE to book on lin or call 310-328-8426 or Rick at 310-750-7583 for reservations.
We all heard from Gavin last night and here are a few photos from another great trip.
Another epic day on the Pacific Queen. The guys ended up with 153 Yellowtail and 70 Rockfish. We have just a few spots available for next weekend but plenty of room for the trips upcoming. If you would like to get on the boat call Fishermans Landing at 619-221-8500 or CLICK HERE for a full schedule and book on line. The Queen will fish you.
Don't forget the Pacific Queen has a 2 day trip with 976-TUNA leaving Friday June 10. CLICK HEREto book on line or call 310-750-7583 to book your spots.