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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
When you are surf fishing with large chunks of meat on the end of the hook, you sometimes don’t know what you are going to catch. The style of shark fishing in southern California is generally smaller sized gear compared to the shark guys on other coasts around the world, but big halibut, bass and […]
Looks like it payed off big for some of the members. Lot’s of “Skunks” on the board this week, but it did not deter these members getting out to catch over 23 feet of surf grinners! With the smaller forecasted surf, many members have been getting out to take advantage of the conditions and poke […]
Well. it’s that time again to start preparing for the 9th annual Saturday Night Bat Fight. This event is a free/bragging rights tournament that anoints the winning county of California supreme rights as the Bat Kings of California for the year. The story all began back in 2007 when some friendly ribbing was being thrown […]