Leopard Shark Beach. What a vast difference from this past spring when all of the beaches were full of Soupfin and Sevengill sharks. It’s one of those weird cycles when the leopard sharks show up at random times and are the only game in town. They have been caught from Los Angeles to San Diego […]
Surf fishing in Southern California for many anglers down here usually involve small bass rods and light line. There are a few who target something a little bigger and badder that swim our surf and can test your tackle as well as your back. For years my friend Don up in LA would try to […]
Fishing San Diego Bay or Mission Bay from shore can be very productive with a little bit of know-how and a healthy amount of perseverance. When it comes to fishing spots, Google Earth is your best friend. You can fish anywhere you want unless there are No Fishing signs posted. In general, fish relate to […]
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Many of these terms are used in our Forum board as well as the articles. This is to aid anglers on common words thrown around the SoCal fishing community. The meanings may vary slightly between anglers and geographic locations, but normally reflects the general definition used. (Please PM Latimeria on the Forum Board if you […]
It never fails that if you get out fishing long enough, you’ll undoubtedly run across something you’ve never seen before… at least in maybe real life. Whether you catch, snag or just find something interesting, it’s worthy of a picture to share with fellow fishermen. I’m going to primarily keep this a “Fish Porn” type […]
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July 05, 2014 by David Strege A great white shark at the end of a pier fisherman’s line attacked a swimmer 300 yards off Manhattan Beach on Saturday morning, according to Manhattan Beach Patch and Associated Press. The unnamed victim, a middle-aged man who was part of a group of long-distance swimmers in training, was […]
Ticketmaster is to begin selling reservations for boating and fishing permits Thursday, the San Diego Fishing News blog reported. The reservoir has been closed since 2008 for work on its dam. The news that freshwater fishermen have been waiting for is finally here – San Vicente Reservoir, closed since September 1st, 2008 – has been […]
Another Bat Fight is in the books and for the sixth time in a row, San Diego comes away with the win! Conditions were terrible for the surf based anglers as high seas and big surf pummeled the beaches. This was going to be another battle for the bay… Some respectable fish were caught by […]
For years, we usually see the Sevengill Sharks show up in the winter and as the water warms, the Soupfin Sharks are not far behind. Soupfin sharks generally show up in April on the beaches and usually hang around all summer before moving back from which they came. Only a couple of Soupfin have been caught early […]
When you are surf fishing with large chunks of meat on the end of the hook, you sometimes don’t know what you are going to catch. The style of shark fishing in southern California is generally smaller sized gear compared to the shark guys on other coasts around the world, but big halibut, bass and […]
Looks like it payed off big for some of the members. Lot’s of “Skunks” on the board this week, but it did not deter these members getting out to catch over 23 feet of surf grinners! With the smaller forecasted surf, many members have been getting out to take advantage of the conditions and poke […]
Well. it’s that time again to start preparing for the 9th annual Saturday Night Bat Fight. This event is a free/bragging rights tournament that anoints the winning county of California supreme rights as the Bat Kings of California for the year. The story all began back in 2007 when some friendly ribbing was being thrown […]
Well, it’s the 21st annual Bay Bass tournament being held on Shelter Island is today, January 23rd. It will prove to be another fun and exciting event for spectators as well as anglers. All the entrants have paid their fees. Now it time to put together a plan of attack for tomorrow and how to […]