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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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The surf shark season is underway and it has started off strong. Sharks have been caught from every county in SoCal the past few weeks. Sevengills and Soupfin in San Diego and Ventura County, Big Sevengills in LA county and Great whites in Orange County, The list is almost being updated almost bi-weekly just to keep […]
The Grinner Gathering ended up living up to it’s name after most had packed it in. It was a really fun time getting to meet and fish with all the familiar names on the website from over the years. Many of us met up at the Tidewater Tavern prior to the event to get […]
It’s finally happening… The Sevengill sharks are starting to make their appearance off the local SoCal beaches. There has been a steady trickle of surf sharks the past month, but this seems to be getting more frequent over the past few weeks with more that even found a way to escape the hook after taking […]
It’s been a few months of rigorous use, but I am ready to write my review of the Coastline SurfSystem fishing “Back Pack” (I leave that in quotes as it is not truly a typical back pack). I received this fishing back pack from Ted Blake who designed this system initially to work the beaches […]
Well, Ben sure knows how to get around to increase his fish species list on rod and reel. He’s an Illinois member on our boards who travels great distances to find new species to catch and he just plain fits right in here at Prehistoric Soul. Ben has really made the most of his trip […]
City of San Diego REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) El Capitan, Hodges, Miramar, Murray, (Lower) Otay Reservoir, San Vicente and Sutherland The City of San Diego is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) that describes opportunities for the operation of City Reservoir Concessions for El Capitan, Hodges, Miramar, Murray, San Vicente, Sutherland and Lower […]
There has been a sporadic Leopard sharks bite recently, but the focus has changed to catching bait and smaller rod fishing as the cooler weather should be bringing in the bigger game really soon. In the meantime, the small rod fishing has been fantastic as this picture of Fish Jerk’s two foot White Sea Bass will attest […]