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Erik Landesfiend is a well versed fishermen in SoCal. He regularly shares his knowledge and opinions via his BD column, SoCal Scene. From how to tips, local weekly fishing reports and well thought out articles on many aspects of fishing southern California's diverse fisheries. Erik gladly shares his thoughts and welcomes yours too.

Big Bluefin Show Up Again

Well, the windy weather forecast for this week ended up shifting out to the west providing for comfortable seas on the tuna grounds. I'm...

Late Season Tuna Bite Continues

It was another week of good late season tuna action for the few boats that got off the dock. The photo above is from...

Fish Bite Going into November Full Moon

I noticed the first hints of fall's arrival in Southern California on Sunday morning while heading to San Clemente Island. The first indication was...

How To Wire A Trolling Motor

Editor's Note: Erik Landesfeind explains how to wire a trolling motor in this detailed summary of the process he used to fix a electrical problem...

Yellows, Bonito and Tuna Bite In SoCal Waters

The other day I received a message from a reader asking how long I thought the offshore action might last. My response? Good question!...
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Winds Hamper Bluefin And Yellowtail Bites

One of the problems with fall offshore fishing is that the wind can sometimes be an issue. That was certainly the case in the...

Offshore And Island Bite Continues For SoCal

Considering that we're well into October, this has been a pretty damned good week of fishing. As you can see in the pic above,...

Full Moon Spurs Bluefin Bite

Well, as of Thursday morning it looks like my prediction about tonight's full moon bluefin bite was at least partially correct in that the...
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Big Yellowtail Pick Up the Tuna Slack

As expected, the big bluefin bite dried up again once we got off the new moon. The good news is that fish were found...

New Moon Brings Big Bluefin Bites

If the last three years of incredible fishing have proved anything it's that lunar cycles play a big role in fish behavior. It was...
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