The new regulations address concerns over the population decline of Pacific bluefin tuna. Based on an international stock assessment, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries declared Pacific bluefin tuna overfished because the spawning biomass is at an historic low. An international rebuilding effort is underway, which requires reducing fishing impacts across the north […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Lobster Hoop Nets Now, you NEVER know what might show up in your hoop net while lobster fishing. It could be Seven-gill sharks, Bat Rays or just an array of weird crabs. This sucker was a purse crab I hooped up and actually didn’t fall through the netting. They are like big golf balls and […]
Well, the grunion run is about to begin and that means the coast is about to get inundated with a lot of bait and the game fish that follow them. This ranges from sharks and rays to bass and butts. One of the most sought after game during this time is the Shortfin Corvina (Cynoscion […]
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Parimal M. RohitDecember 1, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. — A petition to declare Pacific bluefin tuna as a threatened or endangered species could be successful, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced in October. The federal agency is seeking scientific and commercial information about Pacific bluefin tuna through Dec. 12 to determine whether an endangered […]
A couple of sharks have hit the sand recently, but after this past barrage of big surf… it seems to have maybe moved some sharks off to calmer and cooler water. It’s not to say there aren’t any still swimming the shallows, but that mighty springtime run of sharks we recently had looks to have […]
Well, the 4th of July is rapidly arriving and no better way to get some fishing in between the crowds with some light line fishing. The water is still exceptionally warm and fish are snappin’ all the micro bait in the bay right now. You never know what you are going to catch, whether it […]
Well, June is gone and July is upon us. We had a tough month to shark fish due to all of the high surf lately and only had a handful caught. Here member 1morecast gets out on the final day of June for a solo mission and gets rewarded with a nice Soupfin Shark. Be sure […]
Everything has been right the past month. No swell, No Kelp and Lots of Sharks! The last 30 days have seen 36 new surf sharks added to the big list and probably just as many lost. This has been the best surf shark season that I could recall and possibly the best on record. Instead […]
Ok I just wanted to post my version of the standard pulley rig, just up-sized with 7 gills and soupies in mind. The basics of the pulley rig consist of in order, Sinker, bait clip, running line with beads and free running swivel, swivel, leader, hook. These are the components I have been using. […]
Well, there is a hot bite of thresher sharks just off our coast, but the big news is the surf sharks are fairly abundant up and down our Southern California Coastline at the moment. This past week has found two members with their first big surf sharks while there were plenty more lost. Chad wound […]