British Columbia, Canada (CBS) — A 19-year-old angler from Atlanta, fishing with his father for the first time, is the fourth person in less than two years to catch a giant Fraser River sturgeon. On Thursday, Paul Jarvis, and his dad, Don, were on the first day of a three-day father-son fishing trip in British […]
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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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 […]
Notorynchus cepedianus…. The Sevengill Shark and the second most potential deadly surf shark of Southern California. This week has almost been unprecedented with the number of sharks being spotted along the SoCal coast, not to mention the unfortunate encounter with a surfer earlier this week. In any case, when light conditions are low like in […]
(Story by Cindy Boren) The woman who was attacked by a shark while swimming off San Onofre Beach at California’s Camp Pendleton is “fighting for her life,” according to her mother. Leeanne Ericson, 35, was bitten on the thigh at about 6:30 p.m. PDT Saturday as she swam just off an area known as “Church” […]
The current has been ripping and the winds have been howling. This week is giving way to high surf conditions which will probably keep many surf shark guys off the beach until the sea conditions get better. In the meantime, the Bat Rays have been snapping up in SoCal which has made for the only […]
Wow, it’s been fairly quiet for a while and then the Sevengill Sharks start Storming the Beaches! A half dozen in 2 nights from Ventura County and San Diego County which triples what we’ve caught the last few weeks combined. The surf is supposed to build on Thursday which means the next few days should be a good […]
Just before the surf kicked up this week, the bite started getting hot for Sevengill sharks and plenty of surf bass. The Calico Bass bite along with some big turd rollers have ruled the surf line this past week with a small female Sevengill shark getting scooped up by member, Sasquatch. This is the time […]
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 […]