A Great White Christmas: Well, here in Southern California, it is not very common (if at all) to have a white Christmas. One of our Prehistoric Soul members, Joe, however proved us wrong! Only armed with some spinning gear, he hooked, battled and landed a Great White from the surf all while fishing solo. The […]
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 […]
Big Great White Caught from Beach(and released). Worlds largest land based catch ! by Dave Craggen Biggest catch from a beach in human history!? This monster shark was caught in September 2016 in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. With a fork length of 357cm and a huge 240cm girth, modern weight calculators put her at […]
First off, sorry I have not kept things as up to date as I would like have to, but my schedule has been very busy. Between some nice Southern California sharking the surf, our brothers out in Illinois have caught some beastly freshwater fish and shown off some impressive catches! Be sure to click on […]
Well, waters are starting to get to the warmth that bring the Soupfin Shark to our shores. The last week or so has seen numerous hook-ups on the shark and a few even made it to the beach for a measurement and a picture. Here Sasquatch shows off a nice 68.5″ local Soupfin Shark he caught […]
One of our LA members recently took a trip up to the VC to see if he could scratch his first Sevengill shark off the list… and it paid off big time for him! Ron (Fish Jerk) got rewarded with an 88″ male Sevengill that even made him smile! (Well, as big of a smile […]
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 […]