Sportboat Roundup with Tonie Bangos – April 20, 2023

With early season limit-style bluefin being caught at night, the bite has now trickled into the day. This week Tonie highlights some of the boats in the fleet that have jumped on this action now that there has been sign of bluefin within full day and overnight range as well as some yellowtail being caught offshore. She recommends a 40lb flyline outfit with Colt Snipers or Zakana jigs as well as a 60lb sinker rig setup to bring with you when you go offshore. Its about that time to start planning your trips and join the fleet! Get out there and good luck!


Tonie Bangos currently works aboard the Grande and is a seasoned angler who brings us weekly updates that include reports, tips, and the most current information about what’s working in the SoCal Sportboat fishery.⁠ Having worked on fishing boats ranging from San Diego all the way to Alaska, Tonie is well versed and skilled in the fishing scene. She has quickly established herself as one of the most prominent female anglers in Southern California, and anyone who has been lucky enough to fish with her will confirm that she’s an excellent fisherwoman. Every week we look forward to hearing from Tonie, and are very fortunate to have her as a Pro-Contributor.