Sportboat Roundup with Tonie Bangos – April 6, 2023

We’re optimistic about our opportunities in the coming days and weeks, and at the same time are keeping it real bringing you the latest news out of the sportboat scene. It’s not for a lack of fish, but the weather this Spring has been absolutely brutal with seemingly relentless winds making the fishing conditions less than ideal. With that being said, more and more boats have started to untie and with more coverage comes more fish in the RSW. Both yellowtail and bluefin have begun to make their way back home with anglers who have hopped on early season trips. Let’s hope it’s not too long before our season breaks wide open, and in the meantime Tonie checks in with the latest news and some recommendations if you’re headed out on a trip soon.


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.