Sportboat Roundup with Tonie Bangos

A couple big weather systems have interrupted our normal Sportboat program and kept boats off the water. Before the wind, there were still some good hits of Bluefin and scattered Yellowfin both near and far, but the bite is certainly slowing down as the water cools off and we keep getting hit with strong Northeast winds.

In this week’s Sportboat Roundup, Tonie shares some tackle tips for anglers fishing aboard Sportboats. She covers the differences between mono and fluoro line, and explains the scenarios in which each has their time and place.


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.

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