Sample Reports

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Report Updated: July 6, 2019 at 10:51 am

—– Weather ALERT —–
The morning started out with fog and overcast conditions across the Bight again, with the wind coming up out of the west/northwest over the outer waters a little stronger than the last couple days. This trend will continue the next few days, with stronger winds and a Small Craft Advisory over the outer waters and a possible eddy spinning up some coastal SE wind on Friday and Saturday. Please keep a close eye on the latest conditions and forecast before you head out, especially if you plan to run offshore or to the outer islands the next few days.

LIVE Weather Broadcast
Northern Sector – Santa Barbara to LA
Southern Sector – Orange and San Diego County and SCI
Baja Sector (experimental, may not be updated every day)

—– Bait Report —–
Bait Barge Contact Info 
Everingham Bros Bait Company 

San Diego – 4-6″ sardine (6-7)
Mission Bay – 4-6″ sardine (6-10)
Oceanside Bait Barge Recording (760) 434-1183 – 4-5″ sardine + 3″ anchovy + mini mackerel. Now on summer hours 5 am-5pm (6-8).
Dana Point – 5-7″ sardine and 3-5″ anchovy (6-11)
Newport Bait Barge (310) 461-5370 – small to medium sardines (6-9)
Nacho’s Bait Barge (updated when members report) – Live squid (limited amount) & sardine (6-7)
San Pedro Bait Barge (310) 365-2516 CH.11 – 4-6″ sardine (6-11)
Redondo Bait Report (310) 372-2111 – sardines – Available most mornings. Call 909 721-5849 for Mike at the bait barge (6-3)
Marina Del Rey (updated when members report) – Sardines. $30/scoop, half scoops not available (6-3)
CISCOS Bait Barge – anchovy with some sardine mixed in. (6-11)

G-Fly Premium California Flying Fish Baits
These locations have locally caught frozen flying fish for bluefin in stock…
Hogans Tackle in Dana Point
Dana Landing in Mission Bay
Islands Fishing Tackle in Carson

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INSHORE & ISLANDS Section
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Inshore GPS Spots are here.


2019 Yellowtail Shootout is coming 6/21 – 6/23
Registration is open! Get your team together for the tournament weekend of June 21-23!

BD Outdoors will host a fun party June 23rd and award prizes to the 1st-5th place teams. The tournament party will also have an amazing raffle where you can win prizes from our sponsors. Lunch will be a bbq provided by Traeger Grills and we will keep your whistle wet thanks to Firestone Walker Brewing. See you at the tourney!

****** Limited Inshore Report ********
The offshore report is taking center stage now with the arrival of yellowfin tuna into areas inside of 50 miles from Point Loma. Much of the available time spent looking for information switched over to getting tuna dope and as a result the inshore report is less complete.
This will likely be the case from now until the tuna leave us in the fall.
There will still be an inshore report everyday but it is going to rely more heavily on member contributions.

Channel Islands
Small Craft Advisory for Miguel and Rosa Thursday afternoon through Sunday
The seabass bite at Yellowbanks fell off quite a bit today. There are still some fish around but they just didn’t show as well. It’s very possible they will show up again tomorrow, though, so it’s still worth a look through the area. The fish have been keyed on red crab so focus your effort where you see the best signal of it, both floating around on the surface and on your meter. Red tube baits have been the hot ticket, with a few fish also caught on red or mint surface iron.
Santa Rosa Island has still had a little bit of squid at Becher’s. You may also be able to find some at Eagle’s Nest, along with some yellowtail, white seabass, and halibut. With the stronger winds in the forecast the next few days, you’ll definitely want to stick to the backside of the island if you are even able to make it out here in the first place.

LA Harbor / Long Beach Shelf / Newport Beach
There are still yellowtail around the Mussel Farm (33 36.900 x 118 06.500) but it doesn’t necessarily want to bite every day. The boats are seeing a decent number of yellowtail at the Mussel Farm. Slow-trolling sardines or mackerel outside the buoys is a good way to work this area, and if you mark any fish down deep you can shut down and drop yo-yo iron or a sardine on a dropper loop down to them.
Otherwise, rockfish and sculpin are still biting well around the 150 and Southeast Bank.

Catalina Island
Squid:
Squid is very hard to come by right now. There is a hint of the stuff at Mill’s Landing and near West Cove but the volume is very low and it isn’t floating.
Kinley Marie was out in front of Avalon with squid for sale this morning. The Long Beach Carnage will be back out looking for it tonight.
The odds are very high that they will be running to SCI to make bait before coming back out in front of Avalon in the mornings. Be sure to call them before heading across.
Contact info:
Long Beach Carnage – Contact them on VHF channel 11 or call them at (562) 714-8103.
Kinley Marie – Contact them on VHF channel 11 or call them at (323) 742-2807

Fishing:
Yellowtail are still all around the island, and the key is still finding a spot with some good current running along the island. There were some smaller yellowtail back in the east end quarry / Can Dump area today, with spots of bigger 12-25 lb. fish spread all up the frontside from Avalon to Hen Rock, Empire Landing and Yellowtail Point, and up to the west of Two Harbors from Eagle Reef to Arrow Point. The first few boats that get on a spot with current and yellowtail are able to anchor up and score well on flylined sardines and surface iron, but if you find yourself getting to the area a little later you’ll be better off trolling Rapalas or drifting with flylined sardines around the outside of the fleet (and not through it!).
The backside also still has both yellowtail and white seabass, and once again it’s all about finding the right conditions with current flowing along the island and into a kelp bed or rock point. Most of the seabass have been on squid fished tight to the beach but you may also find a random school now and then out in the clean water that’s willing to eat sardines or mackerel. Both the east and west ends of the backside are worth checking out – again, stay mobile and look for current!
Finally, the yellows and seabass may grab the headlines but bass, barracuda, and bonito are also around and biting well, making for a fun day even if the bigger gamefish don’t cooperate. Overall, fishing is really good at the island right now.

San Clemente Island
Squid:
There is tonnage of squid in Pyramid Cove and the squid boat fleet is there wrapping it. No idea how long it will last with all that happening. Generally speaking the stuff is in 90 to 120 feet in the Caves area. There are sea lions and yellowtail and seabass on it. Might be hard for the private boater to get a float so be sure and bring the squid jigs. You just might need them.

Fishing:
The yellowtail bite was a little off today compared to yesterday but there are still fish around the island. As we’ve been preaching for days, it’s all about finding current, but it’s not necessarily following a consistent day-to-day pattern of when it moves and when it’s slack. Good current = good yellowtail fishing. No current = no bite.

The yellows are running in 2 different size classes, with some nice 15-25 lb. fish and some smaller 6-15 pounders.
The larger grade yellowtail are being found in Pyramid Cove on the squid bed near the Caves in 90 feet of water, along with some seabass. You may also find the same mix up west around the Dunes and West Cove.
Dropper loop live squid is the ticket here has been between 4am and 8am, with an occasional re-bite around midday. Fish these with HEAVY GEAR! 40-50lb is perfect. You do not want to have a hooked yellow or seabass in the water very long or it will become a sea lion snack.
The smaller grade yellows are spread out along the front side with the best concentration being found in the Gold Bluff/White Rock area. These yellows want the squid but when in a biting mood they have also been caught on the sardine and the surface iron.
Sea lions are a MAJOR issue! While the yellowtail and seabass bite has been on and off the sea lion problem is everyday!
They are stealing a lot of hooked fish and are not making things easy to catch squid either.

Be sure to check the Navy closure schedule before heading out. Always monitor VHF Ch. 16 and obey any requests to clear out of closed security zones.
Click here  for info on how to read the closure schedule.

Dana Point / Oceanside
A little bit of cleaner water is trying to push in from Carlsbad up to San Onofre. It hasn’t made it all the way into the kelp beds through the entire stretch yet but it’s just offshore waiting to push in. In spots where it has pushed in shallow, bass fishing is really good especially with the small finbait both Oceanside and Dana have had lately.

Del Mar to Imperial Beach
Still an outside chance at a yellowtail in La Jolla from the MPA up to Northwest but it doesn’t show every day. Just keep your expectations low but be ready with a jig stick in case a spot pops up under terns.
Point Loma is still on the dirty side but bass fishing is picking up. They’re starting to get into spawn mode and are eating plastics pretty well, especially when the current gets moving a little bit. The upper end of the peninsula has a little cleaner water than lower end, which still has some red tide around. So, you’ll want to focus your efforts in the cleaner water.
Finally, there’s now just a little bit of barracuda and yellowtail starting to filter onto the Imperial Beach Flats and out to the International Reef. It’s not a lot of either species but given that the water is still off-color it’s an interesting sign to keep an eye on over the next few days. Watch for birds working over spots of bait to mark the zone to work.

**** Attention ****
There is now an ice vending machine at the Shelter Island launch ramp for your convenience. It’s located right near the bathroom building at the top of the ramp. The machine takes credit cards and 20 lb. bags are $6.95 each.
Swipe your credit card to open, take as many as you want, and it charges by weight when you close the door.

 ——– Mexican waters ———
Getting Permits To Fish Mexico ñ An Angler’s Guide To Baja
by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham

Coronado Islands / Rockpile
The water is still on the green side at the Coronados, but despite this there have still been occasional yellowtail schools mainly on the weather side of South Island and off the Lighthouse in recent days. Trolling Rapalas has been the best bet here due to the sea lions in the area.
You may also find some open water yellowtail out to the west of North Island where the water cleans up a bit. These are mostly breezers and spots of mainly smaller 4-8 lb. yellows under terns. Flylined finbait and surface iron will work best but these fish haven’t been super hungry most of the day.
Also keep an eye out for yellowtail and big bonito sliding up the coast down below the Rockpile / upper Finger Bank. Have a look at the western edges of the bank along the dropoff and watch for terns and breezing fish through this zone. The yellows aren’t really biting well but when the bonito get foamed up under terns they’ll eat flylined finbait and small jigs really well. They’re nice big 6-14 lb. models, too.

With so few boats fishing the Islands reports are very hard to come by so if you fished the Islands please shoot us a report to [email protected]

Bracelets are now required to fish within Pacific Island Biosphere Reserve areas, including the Coronado Islands, Todos Santos, and San Martin Island. You can purchase bracelets for $5 per person per day at Fisherman’s Landing Tackle Shop, Point Loma Sportfishing Tackle Shop, and Dana Landing Market & Fuel Dock. You will need to provide your boat name, boat owner’s name, number of passengers, and dates you will be in the reserve areas, but you don’t need any other special IDs or info to purchase the bracelets. Everyone on board must have a bracelet to enter the Biosphere Reserve. Biosphere Reserve boundaries are now available on the FishDope Charts (click the Closures layer). For more information, please see https://www.bdoutdoors.com/pacific-islands-biosphere-reserve/ and for the full Biosphere Reserve Declaration click here: (may need to refresh a few times to display the document ñ in Spanish)
The boundaries of the Biosphere reserve:
N32 20.000′ to N32 29.000′, and W117 12.000′ to W117 20.000′

**** ATTENTION ****
You must stay at least 250 meters (820 feet) away from any tuna pens. If you don’t you are at risk of losing your boat and landing in a Mexican jail.
Click here for more details on this subject

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The Mexican Navy is there and checking boats on a regular basis for Vessel Temporary Import Permit  and Valid Country of Residence Passport for each person on the boat (can’t purchase the FMM (Tourist Card) without a passport anyway).
Required permits are listed on the CONAPESCA website  for fishing within 12 miles of land including the islands. The permits can be purchased through their website.

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OFFSHORE Section
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–——— US WATERS ———–
Back Side of San Clemente Island
No new word today but bluefin have been found off and on in recent days scattered all up and down the backside of the island. You might run across them in anywhere from 100 to 500 fathoms along the dropoff. These tuna have been mixed in size, with spots of both the 40-60 lb. grade along with spots of the bigger 100+ lb. models showing too.
Have a look from about 33 00 x 118 39 down to 32 45 x 118 28 for the general area.

9 Mile Bank to the 182
The 9 Mile Bank is dirty green. It’s got a good amount of bait and mammals, but not really much tuna signal. They’ve mainly been sticking to the cleaner water so far this season even though in seasons past they have worked into the dirty stuff at times. Scott found one good spot of dolphins working bait under terns yesterday and hooked something on 40 lb. but never got a clean look to confirm it was tuna before it broke off.
The water cleans up west of the bank and out towards the 182, but it’s been very lifeless the last several days.

——- MEXICAN WATERS ————
Corner / 226-302 / San Salvador Knoll
This zone continues to be very scratchy overall, with little surface signal. However, it’s still the main zone to look for the bigger bluefin that have been showing as deep meter marks from 200-300 ft. over the last week or so. Mid afternoon until dark has been the best time lately.
Most of the bluefin are in the 75 to 150lb class while the yellowfin are mostly 12-20lbers with a few a little bigger or smaller.
90% of the bluefin are being found as sonar marks down from 100 to over 300 feet. Those deep ones are not likely to respond to chum but those down 100 to 150 might possibly respond.
Sinker rigs have been getting the most bluefin bites. 50lb fluoro with a 4-6oz torpedo sinker rubber banded to the line about 4 feet up from the small 1 to 1/0 circle hook is the ticket.
Today though some boats are finding bluefin willing to come up and bite the fly line sardine fished on 40 or 50lb fluorocarbon leader and 1/0 or 2/0 circle hooks.

475 Knuckle / Upper Hidden Bank / Hidden Bank to the 238 and down to the 1140 Finger
What had been two semi-distinct areas seems to be merging into one large spread-out zone from the 32 00 latitude line down to the top of the 1140 Finger. The upper end from the 475 Knuckle to the (lower) Hidden Bank is still mainly bluefin, but the yellowfin that had been down around the 1140 Finger area seem to be working their way up the line to around the 238 and mixing in with bluefin there.
The bluefin in this zone are mainly showing in the afternoon hours as quick puddlers and an occasional spot of feeders crashing on bait. Some days it stays up ok and some days it’s up and down before you can even get the boat turned towards it. Casting poppers and Colt Snipers into the breaking fish is your best bet unless you’ve got sport-boat style chum capacity, in which case you can get an occasional spot to stick with the boat and eat flylined sardines on 40-50 lb. fluoro and a 1/0 circle hook. The bluefin are mixed from 40 to over 100 lbs. depending on the school.
The yellowfin have mostly been showing as meter marks and blind jig strikes in the morning, mainly around the lower end of the zone. Word from today is that the 1140 Finger is drying up as some green water pushes in, pinching the fish into the cleaner water up towards the 238. The yellowfin are mixed from 5-25 lbs. or so and are eating Halcos, cedar plugs, and feathers in black/purple, Mex flag, and classic blue/white. Some of the schools will also respond to chum and eat finbait, so be ready with a 25 lb. flyline bait rig and brail a net full of bait after each jig strike.
32 01 x 117 13  Bluefin
31 31 x 117 16  Bluefin
31 27 x 117 12  Yellowfin
31 21 x 117 07  Yellowfin
31 21 x 117 10  Yellowfin

Lower 500 and south
Didn’t get new word today from the Lower 500 but there’s a good chance there are still mixed yellowfin and bluefin here. There are also more yellowfin and bluefin all the way down to at least San Quintin so this bodes well for the coming weeks to months. Pay attention to the water color, as the tuna have mainly been in the clean water near a color break to green water.
The bluefin are ranging mostly from 25-40lbs with a few in the 60-90lb class. There are also some of the 100-130 lb. grade bluefin outside San Quintin.
The yellowfin are ranging from as little as 4lb up to 25-30lbs with most in the 12 to 18lb class and are mostly troll fish although the boats are starting to see better numbers of bait fish now following a jig stop.
Black/purple, zucchini, blue/white and Mexican flag colors are working for the feathers. The bluefin are eating finbait with heavy chum, and you can also get them to eat a popper or surface iron when you find good spots up crashing on finbait under birds.

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All reports, good, bad, or otherwise are very helpful.
If you go fishing please give us a call or shoot us an email.
[email protected]
1 (619) 992-6099

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday June 11th 2019

Report Updated: July 6, 2019 at 10:51 am

—– Weather —–
Inshore some fog and light winds this morning and some light to moderate afternoon wind.
Pretty typical for this time of year.
Inshore waters forecast says we should expect more of the same for the next 5 days or so.
The Channel Islands area is forecast to be a bit on the breezy side with NW winds in the 10-20 knot range with possible gusts to 25 knot Wednesday through Saturday
As always, please keep a close eye on the latest forecast and conditions for your local area before you head out!

Synopsis for Inshore Waters of the Southern California Coast
Areas of dense fog and low visibility should be anticipated this morning. Otherwise, mainly light west to northwest winds will continue through Friday, with a weak Catalina eddy at times.

LIVE Weather Broadcast

Northern Sector – Santa Barbara to LA

Southern Sector – Orange and San Diego County and SCI

Baja Sector (experimental, may not be updated every day)

—– Bait Report —–
Bait Barge Contact Info 
Everingham Bros Bait Company 

San Diego – 4-6″ sardine (6-7)
Mission Bay – 4-6″ sardine (6-10)
Oceanside Bait Barge Recording (760) 434-1183 – 4-5″ sardine + 3″ anchovy + mini mackerel. Now on summer hours 5 am-5pm (6-8).
Dana Point – 5-7″ sardine and 3-5″ anchovy (6-11)
Newport Bait Barge (310) 461-5370 – small to medium sardines (6-9)
Nacho’s Bait Barge (updated when members report) – Live squid (limited amount) & sardine (6-7)
San Pedro Bait Barge (310) 365-2516 CH.11 – 4-6″ sardine (6-11)
Redondo Bait Report (310) 372-2111 – sardines – Available most mornings. Call 909 721-5849 for Mike at the bait barge (6-3)
Marina Del Rey (updated when members report) – Sardines. $30/scoop, half scoops not available (6-3)
CISCOS Bait Barge – anchovy with some sardine mixed in. (6-11)

G-Fly Premium California Flying Fish Baits
These locations have locally caught frozen flying fish for bluefin in stock…
Hogans Tackle in Dana Point
Dana Landing in Mission Bay
Islands Fishing Tackle in Carson

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INSHORE & ISLANDS Section
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Inshore GPS Spots are here.


2019 Yellowtail Shootout is coming 6/21 – 6/23
Registration is open! Get your team together for the tournament weekend of June 21-23!

BD Outdoors will host a fun party June 23rd and award prizes to the 1st-5th place teams. The tournament party will also have an amazing raffle where you can win prizes from our sponsors. Lunch will be a bbq provided by Traeger Grills and we will keep your whistle wet thanks to Firestone Walker Brewing. See you at the tourney!

****** Limited Inshore Report ********
The offshore report is taking center stage now with the arrival of yellowfin tuna into areas inside of 50 miles from Point Loma. Much of the available time spent looking for information switched over to getting tuna dope and as a result the inshore report is less complete.
This will likely be the case from now until the tuna leave us in the fall.
There will still be an inshore report everyday but it is going to rely more heavily on member contributions.

Channel Islands
Seabass are on the chew again!
Beginning west and moving east there is still a little bit of squid at Becher’s Bay and on it there is a little bit of seabass, yellowtail and some big halibut. The stuff is not biting very good for what ever reason.
Hopefully this will change in the coming days. This is the ideal time of the month moon phase wise. 1st quarter was Sunday night and the full moon is this coming 17th. Historically the best time for both seabass and squid.

Here is where it gets good!
Santa Cruz Island has some seabass, yellowtail and barracuda in the greater Yellow Banks area. Again this stuff has not biting well…….. Until today

Today the white seabass bite at Santa Cruz was excellent!
The Cobra reported in with full limits of seabass at 1pm followed by the Aloha Spirt at 1:30pm. The Island Tak and the Sea Jay also scored limits of seabass.
They really seem to like those red plastic tube baits!

Boats that target rockfish are doing great and there is a decent amount of lingcod biting at San Miguel and Santa Rosa.

Santa Monica Bay
Still very slow for surface fish. For what ever reason these fish are just not coming into the Bay yet.
Just the same old rockfish, whitefish and sculpin are the usual locations.

LA Harbor / Long Beach Shelf / Newport Beach
The boats are seeing a decent number of yellowtail at the Mussel Farm (33 36.900 x 118 06.500)but they are holding tight to the middle of the farm where it is hard to get to them and they are just not very interested in biting.
Slow-trolling sardines or mackerel outside the buoys is a good way to work this area, and if you mark any fish down deep you can shut down and drop yo-yo iron or a sardine on a dropper loop down to them. The coast below Newport has also showing good signs of life with bass and barracuda biting a little bit, especially on smaller finbait.
Most are still having to settle for rockfish on the Southeast Bank or sculpin on the 150. Both are biting good once you location a good school.

Evening Update;
Well the Mussel Farm gave up some yellows this afternoon. Nothing wide open, just a few but it was something. Maybe tomorrow they will bite even better?

Catalina Island
Squid;
Squid is very hard to come by right now. There is a hint of the stuff at Mill’s Landing and near West Cove but the volume is very low and it isn’t floating.
The Long Beach Carnage and the Kinley Marie are NOT at the Island currently. Word is they might be back beginning Wednesday night for Thursday morning.
The odds are very high that they will be running to SCI to make bait before coming back out in front of Avalon in the mornings. Be sure to call them before heading across.
Contact info:
Long Beach Carnage – Contact them on VHF channel 11 or call them at (562) 714-8103.
Kinley Marie – Contact them on VHF channel 11 or call them at (323) 742-2807

Fishing;
Please see the report from Alan Sheridan on the Comanche below….
There is a tremendous amount of yellowtail at the Island right now but that does not mean it will be easy to get them. In fact the majority of boats won’t get many if any at all.
It is all about conditions. Good clean water, downhill current and not a ton of boat traffic is needed to get a bite started.

Yours truly was on the Gail Force on Sunday for the wide open bite on 20lb class yellows. They bit the sardine great until we ran out of them. After that they bit the live squid we had until we ran out of that bait and we even got a number on mint surface iron.
We were in the Can Dumps area BUT that was not the only area that saw good fishing. There were a bunch of 6-15lb class yellows caught between the Condos and Hen Rock and there was also a bunch caught from Little Gibraltar to Red Bluff and more caught up west from Eagle Reef to Starlight.
On Monday the Can Dumps area was very quiet. Current was slack and there was not much seen on the sonar. The fish moved overnight to better conditions.

The back side has yellowtail too. Schools are being metered in the Sliver Canyon / Salta Vedre area, Farnsworth Bank and from Little Harbor to the West End. This later zone is also where 90% of the seabass caught lately have been coming from.
For the seabass you need to have the squid! You do not have to have squid for the yellowtail. They will chew the sardine just fine.
The point of all this is stay mobile. Look for the right conditions. If boat traffic allows you might be best advised to slow troll sardines up and down the Island just be sure to stay well clear of any boat anchored up and do not cross anybody’s chumline.
In addition to all the yellowtail there is also fairly good numbers of barracuda, bonito and legal size calico bass biting.

Report from Alan Sheridan on the Comanche;
Alan called in with a report of wide open yellowtail action at Empire Landing this morning! He said the Can Dumps was dead with no current so he ran up to Empire. It was slow there at first too with a couple of sportboats and private boats there but after a while the 15 to 18lb class yellows started biting the sardine good and then other boats started getting them too. Some on the sardine and some on the surface iron. Boats on the outside of the spot(s) started hammering yellows on trolled green X-Raps and Rapalas.
Alan said he felt if he had any squid they would have chewed that too but it wasn’t needed as they chomped on the sardine fished on 25 to 30lb mono just fine.
All said and done they got full limits for 3 passengers (30 yellowtail)

San Clemente Island
Squid;
There is tonnage of squid in Pyramid Cove and the squid boat fleet is there wrapping it. No idea how long it will last with all that happening. Generally speaking the stuff is in 90 to 120 feet in the Caves area. There are sea lions and yellowtail and seabass on it. Might be hard for the private boater to get a float so be sure and bring the squid jigs. You just might need them.

Fishing;
Good yellowtail fishing today!
Just like Catalina this Island is also jugged with yellowtail and is very dependent on the conditions. Good current = good yellowtail fishing. No current = no bite. Today conditions were great and so was the fishing.

The yellows are running in 2 different size classes, with some nice 15-25 lb. fish and some smaller 6-15 pounders.
The larger grade yellowtail are being found in Pyramid Cove on the squid bed near the Caves in 90 feet of water, along with some seabass. You may also find the same mix up west around the Dunes and West Cove.
Dropper loop live squid is the ticket here has been between 4am and 8am, with an occasional re-bite around midday. Fish these with HEAVY GEAR! 40-50lb is perfect. You do not want to have a hooked yellow or seabass in the water very long or it will become a sea lion snack.
The smaller grade yellows are spread out along the front side with the best concentration being found in the Gold Bluff/White Rock area. These yellows want the squid but when in a biting mood they have also been caught on the sardine and the surface iron.
Sea lions are a MAJOR issue! While the yellowtail and seabass bite has been on and off the sea lion problem is everyday!
They are stealing a lot of hooked fish and are not making things easy to catch squid either.

Report from Ryan at SlayDay SoCal;
Conditions at San Clemente … IDEAL! Able to run 25-30 knots there and back. Current running pretty much all day long. Desperation Reef and the high point just SE of Desperation gave up over 200 rockfish from 150-300′ on squid and red plastics. LITERALLY every fish pulled up, including small white sea bass and calico had a mouth absolutely STUFFED with Pelagic Red Crab.

The Caves, as promised, all around the two squid beds there also produced several YT, the biggest only going 14 lbs. They were both caught on dropper loop fresh dead squid. Front side, both north and south of White Rock had visible schooling smaller grade YT, but none of them wanted anything: live squid, surface irons, flylined sardines, yo-yo’s, etc. We had to settle for 20-30 or so calico bass on surface irons and small weedless plastics.

Catalina was a hot mess. SO crowded, but still managed a Yellow just passed the Light on surface irons tossed onto the beach and dragged back. Several dozen meter marks showed YT but no biters. Boat pressure? No current? Not sure, BUT if I were to go back tomorrow, I’d definitely focus on east end backside around The Vs and China down south to the transition. From radio chatter and some other friends, it seemed to “die down” around the Dumps and the Quarry.

Be sure to check the Navy closure schedule before heading out. Always monitor VHF Ch. 16 and obey any requests to clear out of closed security zones.
Click here  for info on how to read the closure schedule.

Dana Point / Oceanside
Grab a scoop of anchovy and hit the kelp line above Dana to Monarch Bay for lots of little calico bass with a few legal size ones mixed in. Guys fly lining the anchovy on 10-12lb test and little #4 hooks are seeing a lot of action.
Water south of Dana is not looking very good. It is dirty with streaky red tide conditions.
Rockfish and sculpin are biting at Box Canyon. The sculpin in on the shallow area from 180 to 200 feet while the rockfish are on the deeper stones from 220 to 240 feet.

Del Mar to Imperial Beach
There is an outside chance at scoring a yellowtail from the NW Corner area in towards the Hotel and to the upper MPA Line.
It is super spotty though and the odds are not good.
Water is still streaky with some red tide south of Mission Bay.
Guys are seeing a few seabass and yellowtail although most report them to not be interested in biting. They are catching a few bass in the kelp when the water is clean and there is some current.
Other than this it remains all about little shallow water rockfish.

**** Attention ****
There is now an ice vending machine at the Shelter Island launch ramp for your convenience. It’s located right near the bathroom building at the top of the ramp. The machine takes credit cards and 20 lb. bags are $6.95 each.
Swipe your credit card to open, take as many as you want, and it charges by weight when you close the door.

 ——– Mexican waters ———
Getting Permits To Fish Mexico ñ An Angler’s Guide To Baja
by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham

Coronado Islands / Rockpile
Not much information today. We heard 2nd hand that there was some yellows caught this morning on trolled rapalas along the weather side of South Island. This is entirely possible as there have been a number of yellows caught in this same zone over the past week. No big numbers of them and the sportboats are not on them for the most part.
They seem to be just scattered fish all spread out over the area.
Might also want to have a look at the weather side of North Island and the ridge running through the Middle Grounds to the north end of South Island.
Also as reported yesterday there is word of both yellowtail and big bonito sliding up the coast down below the Rockpile / upper Finger Bank.
Have a look at the western edges of the bank along the dropoff and watch for terns and breezing fish through this zone. The yellows aren’t really biting well but when the bonito get foamed up under terns they’ll eat flylined finbait and small jigs really well. They’re nice big 6-14 lb. models, too.

With so few boats fishing the Islands reports are very hard to come by so if you fished the Islands please shoot us a report to [email protected]

Bracelets are now required to fish within Pacific Island Biosphere Reserve areas, including the Coronado Islands, Todos Santos, and San Martin Island. You can purchase bracelets for $5 per person per day at Fisherman’s Landing Tackle Shop, Point Loma Sportfishing Tackle Shop, and Dana Landing Market & Fuel Dock. You will need to provide your boat name, boat owner’s name, number of passengers, and dates you will be in the reserve areas, but you don’t need any other special IDs or info to purchase the bracelets. Everyone on board must have a bracelet to enter the Biosphere Reserve. Biosphere Reserve boundaries are now available on the FishDope Charts (click the Closures layer). For more information, please see https://www.bdoutdoors.com/pacific-islands-biosphere-reserve/ and for the full Biosphere Reserve Declaration click here: (may need to refresh a few times to display the document ñ in Spanish)
The boundaries of the Biosphere reserve:
N32 20.000′ to N32 29.000′, and W117 12.000′ to W117 20.000′

**** ATTENTION ****
You must stay at least 250 meters (820 feet) away from any tuna pens. If you don’t you are at risk of losing your boat and landing in a Mexican jail.
Click here for more details on this subject

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The Mexican Navy is there and checking boats on a regular basis for Vessel Temporary Import Permit  and Valid Country of Residence Passport for each person on the boat (can’t purchase the FMM (Tourist Card) without a passport anyway).
Required permits are listed on the CONAPESCA website  for fishing within 12 miles of land including the islands. The permits can be purchased through their website.

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OFFSHORE Section
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–——— US WATERS ———–
267 / 209 / off Oceanside
We had a contact take a look offshore in these areas and what he found was not good. Dirty brown to green at best water. No sign of any gamefish. Kelps were mostly dry but a few had bait on them.

Back Side of San Clemente Island
Bluefin are being found today scattered all along the back side in 150 fathoms of water.
We heard scattered reports of bluefin back there a couple of times last week but we didn’t have any confirmation until late last night.
These appear to be tuna running from 40 to 150+ with most being the larger models.
They are being seen from off China all the way up to off the NW end from 1 to 4 miles off the Island.
Have a look from about 33 00 x 118 39 down to 32 45 x 118 28.
We expect this area to start getting a lot more attention in the coming days.

——- MEXICAN WATERS ————
Corner / 226-302 / San Salvador Knoll
Very hit and miss in this large area but there are still some schools of big bluefin and small scattered schools of yellowfin around. Mid afternoon until dark has been the best time lately.
Most of the bluefin are in the 75 to 150lb class while the yellowfin are mostly 12-20lbers with a few a little bigger or smaller.
90% of the bluefin are being found as sonar marks down from 100 to over 300 feet. Those deep ones are not likely to respond to chum but those down 100 to 150 might possibly respond.
Sinker rigs have been getting the most bluefin bites. 50lb fluoro with a 4-6oz torpedo sinker rubber banded to the line about 4 feet up from the small 1 to 1/0 circle hook is the ticket.
Today though some boats are finding bluefin willing to come up and bite the fly line sardine fished on 40 or 50lb fluorocarbon leader and 1/0 or 2/0 circle hooks.
32 26 x 117 46 up to 32 35 x 117 50 will get you into the area where most of the bluefin are being found.
The yellowfin are widely scattered all over the area with no single location standing out as the place to be.
Most of these yellowfin are troll fish with only a few bait fish. They are biting Halcos, cedar plugs and feathers. Black/purple and Mexican flag colors are working well, along with classic blue/white.

The following GPS numbers are where bluefin or yellowfin were found today but not necessarily where tuna/yellowfin were caught:
32 32 x 117 47 – Bluefin sonar school
32 28 x 117 46 – Yellowfin and some bluefin
32 27 x 117 40 – Yellowfin jig stop
32 26 x 117 39 – Bluefin sonar school

475 Knuckle / Upper Hidden Bank / Hidden Bank to outside Todos Santos Island
Bluefin;
Not much happening in the AM hours. Most all the action is in the afternoon after 3 or 4pm.
There are bluefin in this area ranging from 40 to over 100lbs with a lot in the 40-60lb class.
Word is the bluefin are being found on sonar marks in the am hours and not biting very good if at all and then in the afternoon some come up breezing and/or foaming and some are biting the light line sardine and some are jumping on the poppers thrown into the foamers.

Yellowfin;
Very small widely scattered schools of yellowfin are throughout this entire zone. They are in the 18-25lb class for the most part with a few bigger or smaller.
Same as up north most of these yellowfin are troll fish with only a few, if any bait fish. They are biting Halcos, cedar plugs and feathers. Black/purple and Mexican flag colors are working well, along with classic blue/white.

The following GPS numbers are where bluefin or yellowfin were found today but not necessarily where tuna/yellowfin were caught:
32 00 x 117 19 – Bluefin. Spots of foamers late yesterday and sonar marks this morning.
31 59 x 117 22 – Yellowfin jig stop (Natural cedar plug)

238 / 450 down to the 1140 Finger / Lower 500
This zone has both bluefin and yellowfin and is seeing some pretty good fishing.
Trolling feathers and plugs is getting lots of jig stops on yellowfin and the boats are also finding schools of bluefin on both the sonar and up top breezing and foaming.
The water is streaky. Some of it is dirty and green while some of it is a nice clean blue. The tuna are in the blue water often very close to the green stuff.
The bluefin are ranging mostly from 25-40lbs with a few in the 60-90lb class. Most schools are straight 25-40lb tuna but some are straight big ones so it just depends what you run into.
The yellowfin are ranging from as little as 4lb up to 25-30lbs with most in the 12 to 18lb class and are mostly troll fish although the boats are starting to see better numbers of bait fish now following a jig stop.
Some boats had as many as 20 to 25 jig stops.
Black/purple, zucchini, blue/white and Mexican flag colors are working for the feathers
The following GPS numbers are where bluefin or kelp paddy yellowtail were found today but not necessarily where tuna/yellowtail were caught:
31 27 x 117 03 – Yellowfin jig stop and bluefin breezers
31 26 x 117 11 – Multiple yellowfin jig stops
31 21 x 117 08 – Bluefin and yellowfin
31 18 x 117 06 – Yellowfin jig stop
31 15 x 117 03 – Bluefin and yellowfin
31 11 x 117 05 – Bluefin

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All reports, good, bad, or otherwise are very helpful.
If you go fishing please give us a call or shoot us an email.
[email protected]
1 (619) 992-6099

 

 

 

 

 

 


Monday, June 10th, 2019

Report Updated: July 6, 2019 at 10:51 am

—– Weather —–
The wind stayed down for most of the Bight but there was quite a bit of dense fog that rolled in across many areas today. The tuna grounds also had some west/northwest breeze with the fog to make for a cold, wet ride and poor spotting conditions.
Tuesday looks similar with more fog in the forecast, and the wind may pick up a little bit Wednesday and Thursday afternoons but the mornings still look nice.

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Northern Sector – Santa Barbara to LA

Southern Sector – Orange and San Diego County and SCI

Baja Sector (experimental, may not be updated every day)

—– Bait Report —–
Bait Barge Contact Info 
Everingham Bros Bait Company 

San Diego – 4-6″ sardine (6-7)
Mission Bay – 4-6″ sardine (6-10)
Oceanside Bait Barge Recording (760) 434-1183 – 4-5″ sardine + 3″ anchovy + mini mackerel. Now on summer hours 5 am-5pm (6-8).
Dana Point – 5-7″ sardine and 3-5″ anchovy (6-10)
Newport Bait Barge (310) 461-5370 – small to medium sardines (6-9)
Nacho’s Bait Barge (updated when members report) – Live squid (limited amount) & sardine (6-7)
San Pedro Bait Barge (310) 365-2516 CH.11 – 4-6″ sardine (6-3)
Redondo Bait Report (310) 372-2111 – sardines – Available most mornings. Call 909 721-5849 for Mike at the bait barge (6-3)
Marina Del Rey (updated when members report) – Sardines. $30/scoop, half scoops not available (6-3)
CISCOS Bait Barge – anchovy with some sardine mixed in. (6-8)

G-Fly Premium California Flying Fish Baits
These locations have locally caught frozen flying fish for bluefin in stock…
Hogans Tackle in Dana Point
Dana Landing in Mission Bay
Islands Fishing Tackle in Carson

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Inshore GPS Spots are here.


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BD Outdoors will host a fun party June 23rd and award prizes to the 1st-5th place teams. The tournament party will also have an amazing raffle where you can win prizes from our sponsors. Lunch will be a bbq provided by Traeger Grills and we will keep your whistle wet thanks to Firestone Walker Brewing. See you at the tourney!

****** Limited Inshore Report ********
The offshore report is taking center stage now with the arrival of yellowfin tuna into areas inside of 50 miles from Point Loma. Much of the available time spent looking for information switched over to getting tuna dope and as a result the inshore report is less complete.
This will likely be the case from now until the tuna leave us in the fall.
There will still be an inshore report everyday but it is going to rely more heavily on member contributions.

Channel Islands
Seabass are still around in a few areas and bit a little better today after a slow weekend due to all the boat traffic. The Yellowbanks to Blue Banks stretch is still the primary zone to work, but you may also find some up to Hungryman’s / San Pedro Point at times. Most of the seabass through here are in the 10-25 lb. range but there have been a few bigger standouts into the 40s as well. As an added bonus, there are also some 10-15 lb. yellowtail and nice barracuda throughout this area. Red tube baits are working best for the seabass, with an occasional seabass eating red or mint surface iron as well. The yellows and barracuda will also eat surface iron.
Halibut are around and biting in some of the usual spots, including Chinese Harbor. Drifting or bounce-balling with live sardines is your best bet.
Santa Rosa Island still has a little bit of squid at Becher’s. There’s not a lot, but you can jig up just enough to fish with. There are also white seabass still in the area but they didn’t really bite yesterday either. Halibut are still an option here, too.

LA Harbor / Long Beach Shelf / Newport Beach
No word from the Mussel Farm (33 36.900 x 118 06.500) today but there have been some yellowtail around in recent days, especially towards the afternoon hours.  Slow-trolling sardines or mackerel outside the buoys is a good way to work this area, and if you mark any fish down deep you can shut down and drop yo-yo iron or a sardine on a dropper loop down to them. The coast below Newport has also showing good signs of life with bass and barracuda biting a little bit, especially on smaller finbait.

Catalina Island
Squid
Squid got tough to make over the weekend and both Long Beach Carnage and Kinley Marie ran out. Give them a call at the numbers below for the latest up-to-date info.
Contact info:
Long Beach Carnage – Contact them on VHF channel 11 or call them at (562) 714-8103.
Kinley Marie – Contact them on VHF channel 11 or call them at (323) 742-2807

Fishing
The yellowtail at the Can Dump didn’t bite for most today after yesterday’s full-speed action, at least in part due to lack of current. The yellows are moving up and down the frontside of the island and the key is really to find current and meter marks. If you don’t find current and/or marks, keep moving. There have been several spots worth checking in recent days, including the Can Dump, Frog Rock to Toyon, Hen Rock, and Empire Landing. The yellows are anywhere from 10-25 lbs. depending on which particular school you happen to get on.
Private boaters with limited bait capacity can do well in this zone by slow-trolling sardines or mackerel along the dropoff in 90-120 ft. of water, and you can shut down on marks and drift with sardines and surface iron too. Please be courteous and give other boaters plenty of room, especially off the stern of any boats anchored up and chumming. You’ll do better by seeking out your own spot of yellows anyway instead of getting frustrated watching schools sucked in tight to other boats’ chumlines.
The West Cove area is still the center of attention for white seabass, but you’ve got a shot all around the island where you find good conditions. There are some nice 20-45 lb. seabass around right now so you’ll want to rig up with 30 or 40 lb. gear even while in tight to the beach.
Look for that classic milky green water with downhill current flowing into the spot.
If the seabass are there you should see them on the sonar as they mark really good. (Do your best to be stealthy! Many experts say that once you mark them you should shut down the sonar as the seabass in general don’t like noise. Shut the engine off too leaving only the bait pump running. When you drop the anchor hand over hand the chain. Don’t let it bounce loudly on the side of the boat)
There is a decent chance of finding a few yellowtail and halibut on these beaches as well.
Lastly there is a fair amount of barracuda and some bonito scattered all around the Island. The calico bass bite is also pretty good at any kelp or boiler rocks you can find.

San Clemente Island
Once again there are still plenty of yellowtail around the island and the key is finding the current. Good current = good yellowtail fishing. No current = no bite.
The yellows are running in 2 different size classes, with some nice 20-35 lb. fish and some smaller 6-15 pounders.
The larger grade yellowtail are being found in Pyramid Cove on the squid bed near the Caves in 90 feet of water, along with some seabass. You may also find the same mix up west around the Dunes and West Cove.
Dropper loop live squid is the ticket here has been between 4am and 8am, with an occasional re-bite around midday. Fish these with HEAVY GEAR! 40-50lb is perfect. You do not want to have a hooked yellow or seabass in the water very long or it will become a sea lion snack.
The smaller grade yellows are spread out along the front side with the best concentration being found in the Gold Bluff/White Rock area. These yellows want the squid but when in a biting mood they have also been caught on the sardine and the surface iron.
Sea lions are a MAJOR issue! While the yellowtail and seabass bite has been on and off the sea lion problem is everyday!
They are stealing a lot of hooked fish and are not making things easy to catch squid either.

Be sure to check the Navy closure schedule before heading out. Always monitor VHF Ch. 16 and obey any requests to clear out of closed security zones.
Click here  for info on how to read the closure schedule.

Dana Point / Oceanside
Not much new to report. Conditions have generally been best above Dana Point, with dirty water between Dana and Oceanside along with some patches of red tide. If you can find clean water with some current the bass fishing is pretty good, especially with the small finbait now available at both Dana and Oceanside bait barges.
Rockfish and sculpin are biting at Box Canyon. The sculpin in on the shallow area from 180 to 200 feet while the rockfish are on the deeper stones from 220 to 240 feet.

Del Mar to Imperial Beach
There are still some yellowtail cruising around La Jolla outside Northwest Corner and down to the MPA line in 25-30 fathoms of water. Keep an eye out for birds and meter marks to mark the zone.
Point Loma has cleaned up a little bit towards the north end of the Point from Green Tank to OB Pier, but it’s still on the dirty side farther south. Bass are biting a little bit and there’s even an occasional white seabass cruising through the kelp, but without any current it’ll be tough to get much going. Shallow water rockfish are biting ok but that’s about it otherwise.

**** Attention ****
There is now an ice vending machine at the Shelter Island launch ramp for your convenience. It’s located right near the bathroom building at the top of the ramp. The machine takes credit cards and 20 lb. bags are $6.95 each.
Swipe your credit card to open, take as many as you want, and it charges by weight when you close the door.

 ——– Mexican waters ———
Getting Permits To Fish Mexico ñ An Angler’s Guide To Baja
by That Baja Guy-Gary Graham

Coronado Islands / Rockpile
The weather side of South Island has been fairly consistent in kicking out brief flurries of yellowtail the last few days when the current gets moving a little bit. Lately that’s been around midday and into the early part of the afternoon. The water is still on the green side but the yellows are there anyway. Trolling Rapalas or slow-trolling sardines are working well, and you can also drop yo-yo iron or throw surface iron on meter marks that you run across while trolling. Sea lions have been a problem, so use heavier gera to get the fish to the boat quick. You may need to ditch the slow-trolled sardines and switch to plugs if they really start hounding you.
There are also some bonito and yellowtail schools filtering in below the Rockpile down the Finger Bank. Work the western edges of the bank along the dropoff and watch for terns and breezing fish through this zone. The yellows aren’t really biting well but when the bonito get foamed up under terns they’ll eat flylined finbait and small jigs really well. They’re nice big 6-14 lb. models, too.

With so few boats fishing the Islands reports are very hard to come by so if you fished the Islands please shoot us a report to [email protected]

Bracelets are now required to fish within Pacific Island Biosphere Reserve areas, including the Coronado Islands, Todos Santos, and San Martin Island. You can purchase bracelets for $5 per person per day at Fisherman’s Landing Tackle Shop, Point Loma Sportfishing Tackle Shop, and Dana Landing Market & Fuel Dock. You will need to provide your boat name, boat owner’s name, number of passengers, and dates you will be in the reserve areas, but you don’t need any other special IDs or info to purchase the bracelets. Everyone on board must have a bracelet to enter the Biosphere Reserve. Biosphere Reserve boundaries are now available on the FishDope Charts (click the Closures layer). For more information, please see https://www.bdoutdoors.com/pacific-islands-biosphere-reserve/ and for the full Biosphere Reserve Declaration click here: (may need to refresh a few times to display the document ñ in Spanish)
The boundaries of the Biosphere reserve:
N32 20.000′ to N32 29.000′, and W117 12.000′ to W117 20.000′

**** ATTENTION ****
You must stay at least 250 meters (820 feet) away from any tuna pens. If you don’t you are at risk of losing your boat and landing in a Mexican jail.
Click here for more details on this subject

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The Mexican Navy is there and checking boats on a regular basis for Vessel Temporary Import Permit  and Valid Country of Residence Passport for each person on the boat (can’t purchase the FMM (Tourist Card) without a passport anyway).
Required permits are listed on the CONAPESCA website  for fishing within 12 miles of land including the islands. The permits can be purchased through their website.

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——– US WATERS ———
9 Mile Bank to the 182
Lots of empty kelps and not much going on. The fish just haven’t really wanted to cross the border yet this season for any consistent showing. Greg scouted it out this weekend but reported only empty kelps and lifeless water from the 9 to the 182 and back in to La Jolla, with only a single mola and a few bait meter marks spotted on his trip.

——- MEXICAN WATERS ————
226-302 to the Corner
Once again this zone continues to see hit-or-miss fishing. There are big stretches of empty, barren water and dry kelp paddies, but a few boats are still finding little pockets with a random yellowfin jig strike or two or maybe some bluefin meter marks at 150-300 ft. This is still the “big bluefin” zone with some very nice 100+ lb. fish taken lately but it’s almost exclusively a deep meter mark deal. 32 30 x 117 46 to 32 38 x 117 53 will get you into a large zone to work with little pockets of marks here and there.
Many of the bluefin in this zone are sonar fish and the biters are coming on 50lb fluoro with a 4-6oz torpedo sinker rubber banded to the line about 4 feet up from the small 1 to 1/0 circle hook. The sport boats that are able to dump scoops of chum on meter marks have gotten them to come to the surface at times to eat a double trouble kite rig and an occasional flylined sardine on 50-60 lb. gear, but for the most part you’ll really need to drop your baits down to the fish especially if you don’t have a ton of bait capacity.
Most of these yellowfin are troll fish with only a few bait fish. They are biting Halcos, cedar plugs and feathers. Black/purple and Mexican flag colors are working well, along with classic blue/white.
Also be on the look out for kelps as there are some around holding yellowtail, but in general the ones that are actually holding are few and far between.

475 Knuckle / Upper Hidden Bank / Hidden Bank to outside Todos Santos Island
Some dense fog and breeze made spotting conditions tough this morning, but a lot of the surface signal has been better in the afternoon the last few days. There are some nice schools of 30-60 lb. grade bluefin in this zone, with an occasional yellowfin too but not nearly as many as to the south. You may also find an occasional spot of bigger 100-130 lb. bluefin here as well.
The pattern the last few days has been for bluefin to show as meter marks from 150-300 ft. in the morning, and then they come up and breeze or foam up later in the afternoon. The meter marks have been biting a little bit better as the surface fish have tended to sink out when you approach them, but if you get on the right school and chum heavily you might get it to stick to the boat.
32 00 x 117 11 Couple spots of bluefin up and down quick

Inner Banks / 238 / 295
Not much attention on the western part of this zone around the 295 today but there are still bluefin and some yellowfin to the east around the 238. 31 25 to 31 30 x 117 05 to 117 10 was a good fishy zone today.

1140 Finger / Lower 500
The Lower 500 area is holding a nice mix of both bluefin and yellowfin.
The bluefin are up on the surface and down from 50 to 200 feet. The bluefin are ranging from 20-30lbs up to the low 100’s with quite a few in the 60-80lb class. Some schools are straight 25-30lb tuna and some are straight big ones so it just depends what you run into.
The yellowfin are ranging from as little as 4lb up to 25-30lbs and are mostly troll fish with not very many bait fish. You may also find yellowfin moving through in flurries while on a bluefin plunker bite.
31 01 x 117 04  Yellowfin

Koldziejsoul fished the T-Bird 1.5 day yesterday and reported in from the tuna grounds:
Started the morning at the Lower 500 with a nice yellowfin bite that lasted a couple hours. All 20-30 pound yellowfin. After that we would stop every 30 minutes for a jig strike for 5-10 yellowfin on bait. After the morning we worked up the line stopping on unwilling bluefin every 20 minutes. Hit some funky green water along the way but it cleared up around the Hidden Bank and that is were we struck gold and boated some really nice grade 40 to 60 pound bluefin that stuck with us for a few hours. Not wide open but steady fishing. We ended up with 54 yellowfin and 28 bluefin for 17 people.

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All reports, good, bad, or otherwise are very helpful.
If you go fishing please give us a call or shoot us an email.
[email protected]
1 (619) 992-6099

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