Sportboat Roundup with Tonie Bangos – July 21, 2023

Welcome back to another Sportboat Roundup with Tonie! This week, it’s more of the same with our local mixed bluefin and yellowfin tuna providing really good hits some days, and lackluster excitement on others. One thing remains a constant; spending time at the bait tank to pick a quality sardine and going through as many baits as you need to before finding the right one will undoubtedly improve your chances of earning that bite. While we all dream about wide open days, take the opportunity of a picky bite to hone in your skills and improve your fishing abilities.

In other news, it seems like with warm water pushing up the line, kelps are starting to hold much more frequently than they have been in recent weeks, with both quality model yellowtail and some dorado being seen on kelps. It’s a great time to hop on your favorite boat and go fishing!


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.