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 last few weeks, there has been an abundance of kelp and decaying vegetation littering the surf and beaches of Southern California. Most likely from the warm 76 degree water which has swamped our shores. Finally, the water is starting to slowly cool off and it looks like conditions to fish the surf is starting […]
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 […]
The San Diego surf sharks are starting to stir! Life on the beaches are picking up now that the swell has finally gave us a chance to fish and love is in the air… i mean water since the males are swarming the females in the shallow areas. Follow the link to read about the […]
With the Saturday Night Bat Fight X, looming… a few guys were hitting the sand for some Sevengill sharks. I know of 4 caught in San Diego that day, but Ron fishing up in Ventura County has just been crushing it in 2017! Here he shows off another double of Sevengill Sharks that he wrangled […]
Ben is one of a growing number of species fishermen. He travels the world in search of species and this lends to fish for everything big and small. Please follow the link to Ben’s most recent trip to Acapulco where he added well over a dozen new species to his ever growing list!