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In episode 6 of the SoCal Bight Fishing Academy, Erik Landesfeind explains marine weather patterns and shares resources you can use to get a good idea of what to expect regarding wind and sea state on your next fishing trip. If you’re new to this series you can find the previous videos here. About Erik …

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One of the best things about spotted bay bass fishing is the variety of lures that you can use to target them. However, this can be overwhelming as well. For this reason, we’ve compiled a short list of some of the best baits for spotted bay bass that are bound to help you catch more …

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After going way too long without getting my hands on some fresh wahoo (aka ono), I ended up with two fresh batches in under a month – a completely unexpected score. If you read my article a few weeks back (Ono Au Poivre), you saw that my buddy John Park from Fish 101 gave me …

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There’s nothing worse than being underdressed for a frigid day on the water. We all know that even if it’s sunny in the morning on the coast, often times it is overcast and cold on the offshore fishing grounds. In this video, Ali discusses cold weather layering with AFTCO products, to help you stay warm …

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I will never forget this one instance when I was ordering lunch at Mitch’s Seafood next to Point Loma Sportfishing. A long range boat, whose slip faced the restaurant’s outside eating area, was getting ready to leave on an 8 day trip. As the crew were busy loading up all the gear, I noticed a …

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Stabilized binoculars can give you an edge over the competition. Whether you’re searching for diving birds, chipping fish, or full on foam , one thing is for sure: a good pair of binoculars will help you see for miles beyond what the naked eye can pick up. But all binoculars are not created equal. And while …

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“Stop the 30×30 Closures” Theme Will Kick Off a Multi-Media Blitz The Coastal Conservation Association of California (CCA CAL) has launched an aggressive multi-media campaign to generate public awareness and political pressure in opposition to the establishment of more coastal no-fishing areas within the development of State of California’s 30×30 plan. Launching in association with …

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Along the Pacific coast, we have twenty-three species of surfperch with nineteen of those in California alone!  The most commonly targeted include barred, redtail, walleye, calico, buttermouth, pile, and opaleye surfperch. During the winter, by knowing the right spots, you can target some of the biggest surfperch of the entire year.    While many summer surf …

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In episode 5 of the SoCal Bight Fishing Academy, Erik Landesfeind breaks down the different types of submerged structure you’ll find when targeting sand bass and calicos. Whether its an isolated rock or a mile long piece of superstructure, Erik shows you what to look for and how to find biting fish. If you’re new …

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Tonie is back with another fish report and some fishing news from around SoCal. There is some great fishing to be had, both near and far. Weekly trips to Colonet have already begun to score on yellowtail, and long range boats fishing the lower banks have been seeing some absolutely lights out fishing this month. …

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As we roll into February, this is generally considered the off-season where most of the warmer water pelagic fish are out of town and rockfish species are in the no-take period. There are certainly still fish to be had, caught and eaten, but with storms upon us, this is where we start digging into the …

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The Baja Reunion continues as Ali and Rush fish for large shallow water groupers with good friend Julio Meza in the towns of Abreojos and La Bocana. Exploring what makes for such a strong fishery, the guys check out the nearby estuaries that serve as the birthplace for many of these grouper before heading out …

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This morning Costa Films released the latest edition to their ‘Hooked On’ series with the launch of ‘Hooked On: Sailfish’. This action packed piece is full of big eats, big air, and big fish. Come along on the journey and view the full video below. The speed and precision of the sailfish has captivated anglers …

Join us for the LIVE film release of the BD Outdoors Film, Lucky B, Presented by Mercury Marine! San Diego angler Capt. Brandon Nelson is among the new wave of young charter captains eager to make a name for themselves in the Southern California fishery. In this short film, we tell Brandon’s story of overcoming …

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All braids are not the same. In fact, there is a large diversity in braid construction.  Without getting into a dissertation on braid construction, there are a few things that should be known about the braid you select and choose to fish with.  Braid, as the name suggests, is the linking of several threads to …

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Searching for fish and signs of life in the vast Pacific Ocean can be discouraging at times when all that is visible on the horizon is the boundless blue water. That is until you spot out of your binoculars an orangish brown cluster of seaweed floating in the middle of the ocean, otherwise known as …

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In episode 4 of the SoCal Bight Fishing Academy, Erik Landesfeind breaks down the rods, reels, line and lures that will lead to spotted bay bass success when fishing in our local bays and harbors. If you’re new to this series you can find the previous videos on the BD Outdoors Channel. About Erik Landesfeind …

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FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Jan. 18, 2023) — Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced a promotion offering five years of factory-backed coverage with the purchase of a new 2.5-400hp outboard.  From Jan. 16 through March 31, 2023, Mercury is offering the standard 3-year limited warranty plus two years of additional factory-backed Mercury Product Protection (MPP) …

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Winter in Southern California can be a challenging time for fishermen. With most pelagic species chasing warmer water and bottom fish closing at the end of the year, the pickings are slim as far as fishing opportunities go. However, winter spotted bay bass fishing can be exactly what you need to get through these colder …

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Funny how a lot of kids love clam chowder and then as soon as they finally see what the inside of a clam looks like for the first time, it’s typically “No thanks I’m good.” While these double-shelled bivalve mollusks are cool looking creatures on the outside, what’s inside isn’t so pretty to people not …

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The Baja Reunion continues as Ali and Rush fish for large shallow water groupers with good friend Julio Meza in the towns of Abreojos and La Bocana. Exploring what makes for such a strong fishery, the guys check out the nearby estuaries that serve as the birthplace for many of these grouper before heading out …

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Nightwave, marine digital night vision camera can now stream to a mobile device via the new SIONYX app With the introduction of the new SIONYX app, mariners will not only be able to connect their WiFi enabled nightwave camera and stream to any mobile device that supports Android or iOS, but users can also now …

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My first glimpse into long range fishing came when I was nine years old. I was with my dad walking up on the docks above Fisherman’s Landing getting ready for a morning of calico bass fishing when we passed a long line of guys with these giant carts absolutely filled to the brim with bags, …