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We’re off to the races, the Southern California Bight is in full bloom. From the Channel Islands to the coast down to the border, there’s something for everyone from inshore to offshore. Check-in with Erik Landesfeind as he gives us the scoop on what’s going on in the Southern California Bight. JOIN FISHDOPE On the …

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The Ike Jime Catch + Care roundtable discussion explores the tool’s best practices from ocean to platter with AFTCO’s Tackle Brand Manager Robby Gant, Local Knowledge host Ali Hussainy, and Sushi On A Roll’s Chef Jeff Roberto. We’ll be discussing the steps from first catch care, to Ike Jime use, to additional elements that go …

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As mentioned earlier, slow-pitch rods have small guides.  This means that bulky line-to-line connections are a no-no in order to have the connection easily and seamlessly pass through the guides. There are two methods of connection that are generally used, the FG knot (Fine Grip) or the PR knot (Page Ranking).  Both are fairly meticulous …

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In this week’s Sportboat Roundup Tonie discusses what the bite has looked like over the past week, and reports on some of the fish counts from across our Sportboat Fleet. Although it seems like the fishing was slower through this past weekend and into the beginning of the week, it was certainly not for a …

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CCA CAL partners with Blue Latitudes Foundation in the hopes to convert decommissioned oil platforms to fishing habitat to benefit ocean anglers The Coastal Conservation Association of California (CCA-CAL), the largest non-profit organization tasked with looking after the interests of recreational anglers, is encouraging all recreational fishers in Southern California to participate in an online …

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Shimano Renews Expride’s Commitment to Rodcraft Excellence Tournament Anglers Embrace Shimano’s Redesigned Expride B Rods Empowering elite angling professionals as they pursue a wide range of techniques and environments, the next generation of Shimano Expride casting and spinning rods offer freshwater anglers the upper hand in any fishing situation. The new lineup extends a legacy …

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If you’re like us at the BD Outdoors office you get pretty fired up on good fishing content. This one hits a little closer to home with us being huge Bluefin Tuna aficionados. The team at COSTA put together a truly inspirational film with some of the best Bluefin anglers. So, grab a cold one, …

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As in most cases as we start to drill down the specifics of a fishing technique you’ll start to see the intricacies and uniqueness of each.  Slow pitch jigging is no different and just as the reels and rods are unique, the terminal tackle is just as specialized.  In the moment it may seem overwhelming …

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I try to target specific fish in the surf but when it comes to fishing, I’m honestly happy catching just about anything.  That’s why when summer rolls around I concentrate on three top surf fish: Yellowfin croaker, spotfin croaker and corbina.  These fish only appear at the beach for a few short months and then …

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This week Erik shares some phenomenal fishing up at Catalina Island for some Calicos. Sandbass also seem like they’ve made a return and are showing up in good numbers on the coast. Bluefin are still taking the main stage with the fleet focusing their efforts on some monumental catches. Check out the report from Erik …

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In this week’s Sportboat Roundup, Tonie shares another piece of knowledge with us that will help increase our odds of getting bit when out on the water. With sinker rigs and knife jigs playing such a key role in the fishery this year, it’s important to know how to fish them properly and keep them …

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With Father’s Day just around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking about how you can show some appreciation to the man who inspired your passion and taught you everything you know! We’ve compiled some of our favorite gear that will make your fishy Dad a happy man this Father’s Day. Danco …

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On a recent trip, we were able to jump on with Christian Sekas from Sekas Sportfishing.  I came equipped with just about every method to rig a squid from dropper loop, fly line, balloon rigs, and anything else you can think of.  Christian was quick to help me simplify my approach and while all the …

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As we look at these different and specific components of slow pitch jigging keep in mind that these are my go to’s, but there is always a different to approach a scenario.  These are the tackle items and gear that I you use specifically, that’s not to say there aren’t other models and brands that …

Johnny Jigs is hooking up ONE lucky BD Member with a vertical jig set!  Enter to win 4 vertical jigs! 150g, 200g, 250g, and 400g  Winner will also receive two BD shirts, a hat, and stickers from BD and Johnny Jigs! Provide your name, email, and BD Username to be entered into the giveaway ENTER …

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Slow pitch jigging is a relatively new fishing technique pioneered in Japan that expands, and hyper-specializes, saltwater lure fishing.  When you think about it, slow pitch jigging is more of a system than just a technique, where all of the components – rod, reel, line, leader, jig, hooks, and, most importantly, the angler, act in harmony to …

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It’s funny. Every angler craves a good fight, but not many target the biggest category of fish in the surf. With all the love that corbina and surfperch get, there’s little room for sharks in the spotlight. Are they worth a try? That’s for you to decide, I’m just here to tell you about them.  …

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Sportboat Roundup! This week Tonie shares some insight on how we can approach picky bluefin. From talking to the deckhands, to changing your presentation, she goes over some of the most important aspects that will help you get a bite on your next trip! ABOUT TONIE BANGOS Tonie Bangos works aboard the Grande and is …

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If you’ve been waiting for the weather to straighten out and for the fish to start biting, consider this your opening week. Things seem to be lining up in the entire Southern California Bight from White Sea Bass, Sand Bass to Bluefin Tuna. Get the inside scoop from Erik in this week’s report. About Erik …

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We strongly believe in the age-old saying “monkey see, monkey do”, sure we can read all the articles on slow pitch jigging until you’re blue in the face but what better way to get versed than a tutorial from the expert himself, Benny Ortiz.  We jumped on a flight to Key West, FL to meet …

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For us as anglers’ sight is a huge component of our endeavor.  The ability to read the ocean and life around us is an essential component of locating our quarry.  At harm’s way are our eyes and something we never leave the dock without is sun protection, but not all protective eyewear is created equal …

Surf Fishing

When it comes to summer, I like to pack the car and skedaddle out of town on a surf fishing road trip.  The dilemma I’m always presented with is whether to go north or south.  Summer offers great fishing in both directions with a better shot at slab perch up north while there’s always an …