The Proving Grounds Back in the late 1990’s, my buddy introduced me to Mud Marlin fishing (aka Bat Rays). He would tell me stories of fish that he couldn’t stop on 40lb test with the drag buttoned down and tales of 100 pound bat rays flying out of the water during the fight. I love […]
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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Ventura Sevengill Sharking Well sometimes it isn’t about the freshest bait out there as Chad could attest to when he caught this nice Sevengill off the beach with “a big chunk of mac jerky” from a liquor store bait freezer. You never know what they will be hitting, but one thing is for certain… You […]
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 […]
Well, things have been slightly picking up thanks to the smaller surf and disappearing salad from the water. Here a few anglers got into some nice leopard shark action between the bass and eels. One of the hi-lights of this trip was to watch a Virginia Beach boy finally get his first leopard shark after […]
(Story from SDFISH) Tragedy struck the local sportfishing fleet this weekend after the 75′ sportfishing boat Invicta struck one of the Coronado Islands early Saturday morning with 26 people onboard, breaking apart and sinking in the shallow water off the rocks. Fortunately, all 26 people (21 passengers and 5 crew members) were able to get […]
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 […]
Well, fishing sometimes brings out the worst in people and I’ve had my share of run ins with the local sport fishing fleet, but this conflict could seriously have implications on sport fishing in Mexico. The story and picture is by TalkBaja. Visit them at https://www.facebook.com/TalkBajaMexico/posts/702639793207332 There was a face to face conflict today […]
Chris has been sharpening his skills from the surf for sharks and other prehistoric beasts for quite a few years now. One thing is he has been stationed all over the world and gets to fish waters that many of us would only hope to do sometime. Many of the times, Chris is targeting beasts […]