With all of the Great White sharks in the news, we figured there should be some other game in town and hit the surf hoping for a few surf sharks. It didn’t take long before we scored a couple of sharks to consider the evening a success. The Sevengill and Soupfin shark were quickly released […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
First off, sorry I have not kept things as up to date as I would like have to, but my schedule has been very busy. Between some nice Southern California sharking the surf, our brothers out in Illinois have caught some beastly freshwater fish and shown off some impressive catches! Be sure to click on […]
Well, waters are starting to get to the warmth that bring the Soupfin Shark to our shores. The last week or so has seen numerous hook-ups on the shark and a few even made it to the beach for a measurement and a picture. Here Sasquatch shows off a nice 68.5″ local Soupfin Shark he caught […]
One of our LA members recently took a trip up to the VC to see if he could scratch his first Sevengill shark off the list… and it paid off big time for him! Ron (Fish Jerk) got rewarded with an 88″ male Sevengill that even made him smile! (Well, as big of a smile […]
Another Bat Fight is in the books and for the sixth time in a row, San Diego comes away with the win! Conditions were terrible for the surf based anglers as high seas and big surf pummeled the beaches. This was going to be another battle for the bay… Some respectable fish were caught by […]
For years, we usually see the Sevengill Sharks show up in the winter and as the water warms, the Soupfin Sharks are not far behind. Soupfin sharks generally show up in April on the beaches and usually hang around all summer before moving back from which they came. Only a couple of Soupfin have been caught early […]