Dorado Green GoldFishingFishing How-to Videos

Dorado, Mahi Mahi whatever is your favorite term for them is, they are a premier gamefish when we think of warm-water years in Southern California. They put up a great fight, they make for great table fare, and are a great sportfish due to how visual they are in the water. Once the water in …

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A look into the science around one of our favorite gamefish the Dolphinfish (Dorado, Mahi Mahi). Through the DOLPHIN RESEARCH PROGRAM, extensive research efforts around this species have unearthed observations we had limited access to in the past. The findings in this article are specific to the East Coast of the United States. The dolphinfish …

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Dorado Green GoldFishing LuresHow To Fish

Dorado. Mahi Mahi. Dolphin. The name may change per your locale but the allure of arguably (and a personal favorite) the ultimate gamefish remains the same. Stunning coloration. Insane acrobatics. Hard pulling. Good eating. The pursuit of dorado definitely pegs the fun meter to max. One of the best parts of dorado fishing is that …

Dorado Green GoldFishing TackleHow To Fish

I heard that quote somewhere so can’t take credit for it, but it is very true. Pretty much everywhere you go up and down the East coast, you will find a charter boat that targets Mahi. This green, blue, yellow, and white fish is one of the most colorful and unique fish in the ocean …

Dorado Green GoldHow To Fish

Dolphin Fish, Mahi Mahi, Dorado, Dorito whatever you call them there is no denying that they are absolute staples of the offshore fishing world. The most seasoned fishermen still get giddy when they encounter this species. Beautifully colored, acrobatic, hard fighters with a ferocious appetite, and most importantly they provide great table fare, Mahi what’s …

ConservationFishing News

Most anglers, chefs, and sportsmen are very familiar with Dexter Outdoors and their quality knives built for a myriad of cutting chores. And I would dare to say that all fishermen are familiar with the famous marine artist, angler, and ocean conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey! That’s why we would expect nothing less than spectacular from …

Bluefin tuna on the rail
Fishing Reports

Showing our friend Emil from Penn around our backyard for a Southern California variety pack. Oh boy. From my semi-limited experience with these types of things, usually when planning trips months in advance with coordinating multiple schedules, timing the seasonality within a fishery, adding cameras, and pressure of living up to the hype built up …

Pacific Queen bluefin
Fishing Reports

It’s getting to be that time of year that not every week of fishing is going to be a good one, but we’re still early enough into fall that a down week doesn’t mean that the season is over. That being said, we’re pretty much on the back end of our yearly warm water push, …

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While I’ll spare you the details of the mentally exhausting 135-page report entitled, Evaluation of the Feasibility and Costs of Installing Tier 4 Engines and Retrofit Exhaust Aftertreatment on In-Use Commercial Harbor Craft, suffice it to say that the report’s findings are not fishing boat friendly. The report, commissioned by the California Air Resources Board …

Fishing How-to VideosKnow Your Bait

Dan Funke is back to show us the basics of rigging live Pacific Chub Mackerel. Dan works as a deckhand for one of the most reputable four-pack charters in San Diego, PINNACLE SPORTFISHING. They are focused on targeting Southern California’s prevalent larger gamefish which encompasses: Bluefin Tuna, Yellowtail, Yellowfin, White Sea Bass, Dorado, and more. …

Fishing How-to VideosKnow Your Bait

Dan Funke works as a deckhand for one of the most reputable four-pack charters in San Diego, PINNACLE SPORTFISHING. Their success rate is astonishing and puts them way outside of the parameters of being lucky. For the last several years Southern California has been blessed to have a continual migration of Pacific Bluefin Tuna at …

Boat MaintenanceBoatingSeason Ready

Most outdoorsmen have their favorite local gas station where they regularly fuel up their cars, SUVs, and tow vehicles.  And the same goes for filling up their boats, whether they keep them on a trailer or in the marina — where they often strike up a relationship with the local fuel dock. They do this …

FishingFishing DestinationsFishing Reports

Bahia de Los Angeles or Bay of LA (BoLA for short) is a small, remote fishing village located on the Sea of Cortez side of Northern Baja Mexico. I had the pleasure of going out there for the first time in September 2019, and just returned from 3 days fishing there (September 6-8) on a …

Fishing in La Paz
FishingFishing Destinations

In my youth the Guinness Book of WORLD RECORDS captivated me, I’d marvel at the pages of impossible feats and natural oddities. As I aged in years my infatuation with fishing grew to the obsession it is today, and similarly, I’m still attracted by records, but now it’s based on the size of fish caught, …

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kids fishing derby
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Make plans to take the kids fishing at Lake Cuyamaca’s “O.P. Ball Fishin’ in the Pines” kids derby! After a brief interruption, the Annual O.P. Ball Fishin in the Pines Derby will continue with its 21st year. The event will take place on September 25th, 2021 for a one-day, free fishing tournament with fun and …

The San Diego
Fishing Reports

I apologize for missing last week’s column, due to the fact that I was traveling home from nine days of incarceration in upstate New York, and while I suffer the occasional flashback to the stupefying level of boredom I endured during the visit to my in-laws, I’m happy to report that I made it home …

Saltwater FishingTravel

La Paz, Baja CA, is situated 100 miles Northeast of its kin, Cabo San Lucas, close in proximity but a world away. Unlike Cabo, La Paz is not known for the hustle and bustle and is considered a low-key city that moves at a slower pace while adorned with the finer things in life. Culturally …

Louisiana Relief Day
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100% of profits from purchases will be donated to the IGFA Worldwide Anglers Relief Fund (WARF) SANTA ANA, Ca., September 7 – 8, 2021 — AFTCO and Marsh Wear partner with the IGFA Worldwide Anglers Relief Fund (WARF) and Costa Sunglasses to support fishing guides affected by Hurricane Ida in coastal Louisiana. On September 7th, …