Bluefin up to 80 pounds in local waters and Yellowtail in the kelp on 3/4 day trips
San Diego Bay has been putting out some real good spotted bay bass fishing along the eelgrass edges and an occasional halibut in the deeper holes. Down the coast in Baja waters, the yellowtail continue to bite the yoyo iron in 100-200 feet of water or so near the high seamounts that dot the nearshore waters from Ensenada to El Rosario. Further south along the Pacific coast, the fish are moving higher in the water column as the water warms and will eat fly-lined bait and surface irons. Along with the good yellowtail fishing just south of the border, there is real good rockfish, lingcod, whitefish and sheephead action in 80 to 200 feet of water all the way through the cool water zone that stretches from Punta Banda to the northern Vizcaino Bay.
Rockfish back on as of March 1st. Open 6 Hour Half Day Spots on this week and next on our 4 and 6 Pack Sport Fishers. Morning and Afternoon trips available
For more info call 858-633-3940 or email FishingChartersSD@gmail.com
Local Inshore: The half-day boats have been fishing off the kelp for sculpin and calico bass, and the flats for sand bass and halibut with mixed success. The closure on rock fishing and the weather put a dent in the fish counts and boats on the water, but news of some local yellowtail action kept the boats running. The sand bass are biting and are being found in 50-80 feet of water with some structure among the flats outside of Point Loma and Imperial Beach. The best lure for them is generally a large 6” to 8”plastic grub or swimbait in bright colors (orange/white and rootbeer/gold flake) on a 1- to 1.5 oz-leadhead. Add a squid strip to provide a little scent and up the action.
6 Hour Half Day Trip with 4 Anglers
- 13 Halibut – up to 26 in
- Tons of Bass
- Leopard Shark ( Released)