Took some buddies to fish and dive the front side of SCI on Wednesday 5/12. Water at the island was 63-65 and crystal clear blue with little current. Fishing was pretty slow.
We decided to head home around 2PM and ran into schools of bluefin and bonito foaming on anchovies just a few miles off...
Back to the islands today with 2 good friends on board. We saw bird schools after bird schools all over the middle grounds that were difficult to get close to but still managed to bag a few(15lbs)on the surface iron
Boat traffic was moderate, and everyone played nice except for the two...
Went solo to the islands on 3/31. First boat at the middle grounds around 6:30. Metered a decent school within 15 minutes of getting there, threw some bait and had them boiling around pretty good. Hooked one on surface iron which ended up being my...
Went solo to the islands on 3/31. First boat at the middle grounds around 6:30. Metered a decent school within 15 minutes of getting there, threw some bait and had them boiling around pretty good. Hooked one on surface iron which ended up being my personal best at 30.7lbs
Managed to hook two...
Not being able to take club boats past the Coronado islands would be a huge deal breaker. Is it a temporary restriction?
I’m a first year member with carefree boat club. They do not limit how far south you can go. I’ve taken boats down to the hidden bank and behind SCI this year. As @stuman...
Took 3 buddies out on Tuesday and here is what we found:
-South 9 a shark (mako?) harassing a big school of bonito. Kept one bone for lobster bait
-Got 3 yellows off a paddy 10 miles north of the 425 had marks 100ft but couldn’t get them to come up
-YFt jig strike half a mile off the pens at...
Those stock hooks on the shimano coltsniper are terrible, I’ve lost too many fish because of it. Crazy that you spend $10 on a jig And have to add a $2 treble hook
The new Daiwa Zakana jigs supposed to come with quality VMC hook, might wanna check those out.
Bummer if it really is the constitution, I fished on that boat a few weeks ago, had a good time and thought Chase the captain ran a good crew. But I’d be pissed if that would’ve happened to me.
Also, what’s the deal with posting something like this and not actually naming the boat? It’s worse...
fished the belle on Wednesday 9/11 with a buddy and 38 other anglers and here are some notes:
-bait was meh, 4-6 in mix
-found first yft school at 11am a few miles south of the fleet. All show no go
-found a school of bigger grade BFT around noon. 2 hook ups on light line that ended quickly...
Was the rsw working on the boat?
A buddy of mine fished on the belle on Monday, and mentioned they had put multiple bags of ice in the hold.
$10 to filet a 15lb tuna seems high considering the end product (loins soaking it blood/salt water)
Better off taking your fish to 5-star
Nice job getting your buddy on the fish.
Weird half the bait rolled. Was it just shirt bait or did something go wrong with the bait tank?
I heard The Oceanside sea center boats have to buy bait by the scoop, was that the case on your trip?
One of my best day fishing on a 3/4day was on the San Diego few years ago. Same situation as yours. Islands slowed, dogs everywhere. Captain Ryan. decided to drive down to Rosarito and found massive schools of yellow and we spent the day catching them on the iron.
The captains make decisions...
Hard to say without knowing the type of reel you got, but you don’t really need that much line even if you hook a homeguard yellow. Just fish proper amount of drag and don’t be afraid to pull the fish.
Have too many jigs, letting these go:
Left to right :
Tady C fixed hook, Tady C, Salas baby 5x, Starman 112, kicker 25 light, Salas baby 5x, and Tady 14a.
$45 pick up in Oceanside or ship on your dime.
LTH is like the Disney channel: heavily corporate influenced, everything always sunshine and rainbows, they avoid all controversial subjects and feels like they’re trying to sell me something all the time.
But hey, I still listen, it’s a tiny bit of fishing fix I can enjoy while stuck in...
I was on the liberty yesterday. Live bait was by far the best way to get a bite. I know they recommend 20-25 but my buddy bagged a limit fishing straight 30 and 40 mono. The heavier line allows you pull harder away from the sea lion. The yellows were reluctant to eat the iron at times but if you...
Sounds like a great trip with your brother and friends.
Growing up in San Diego, fishing an assigned number on a sportboat is so foreign to me. How do you follow your line while flylining a bait if you’re stuck in one spot?
Congrats on your first yellow. The belle doesn’t get the same amount of hype as other full day boats but Steve knows the island like the back of his hand, and the crew is top notch. Just wise there is more rod storage on the boats
Launched out of Oside today. Going out during high tide wasn’t so bad. Coming back in during low tide with waves breaking at and inside of the harbor entrance was sketchy AF. Definitely white knuckle, butt clenching moment.
I feel like we are arguing a moot point, but wth.
I get how Mexican limits work and here is my point:
DFW allowed each angler to take their trip limit . We don’t know What ratio of YT, dodo, or YFT each angler took but the bottom line is that everyone took their limit.
96 YFT, 46 dorado and 57...
“Wildlife officers allowed each passenger to leave with possession of their three daily bag limits worth of fish, then seized the rest.
The over-limits of fish were separated and counted by species. Wildlife officers seized 96 yellowfin tuna, 46 dorado, and 57 yellowtail -- totaling 199 fish...
I would recommend fathom 25n or the Tesoro 12 depending on your budget.
I’ve used fathom 25n as my surface iron for the last 2-3 Years. It casts great, has plenty of drag, and is bulletproof. I’ve just picked up a Tesoro 12 and fished it a few times. First impression was it casts just as good if...
I had a feeling this type of comment was coming. If it makes you feel better, the crew on the belle really advocated “keeping what you need” and we did end up releasing a lot of fish. If they are big enough to eat a full size plug then they are big enough for me. A mature yellowtail is about 6-7...
Fished the islands on the belle with a buddy today. Steve was driving, Steve and Karen working on deck.
Steve kept us on Fish all day. We started fishing a little after 8 am and never had to drive longer than 15 minutes before he found the next school. Fun run and gun fishing. It...
I’ve always fished surface iron with 40lb mono, but I can’t help but wonder if thinner diameter, no stretch spectra will help a surface iron swim better.
There is an advantage in using spectra instead of mono? Anyone out there with experience with spectra and surface iron can chime in on this...
I’m looking for a reel to pair up with UC Del Mar 1000 for surface iron.
Looking for input from someone with hands on experience with the Tesoro. How does it compare to the Trinidads?
Thanks in advance
You're missing Mikey's point.
The Mexican government is in the middle of structuring rules and regulations for the Pacific Islands biosphere reserve and a picture of a guy with over limit YT can easily be used against us fishermen without the proper context. Do you think the eco nazis cares...
I'm looking to get out and take another shot at these bluefin on Tuesday 6/14. I have mex license, passport, cash and the appropriate gear to cast at these big boys. I've been fishing with another BD for a few years now, I know the drill so let me know if you have a spot.
Hey BD, I'm looking to get out on Thursday 8/20. I will do anything a good HO will do ( shareexpenses, spot fish, cut chunk, gaff fish, cut fish, and scrub the boat.) I can meet you any time at your house or the launch ramp. I can bring food and beer. So if you need an extra person please call...
I am available to HO for someone on Thursday 8/6. I can meet you anytime anywhere from DP, Oceanside to SD( your house or the ramp). I will do anything a good ho will do: share expenses, spot fish/kelp, clean fish, scrub the boat and most importantly I WILL NOT FLAKE.
Hit me up at 7608052496.
Fished the islands today with 20 people for 32 mixed grade yellowrail. Mostly on the surface iron and a few on bait.
Bait was anchovies with some sardine mixed in.
Saw plenty of fish but sea lions were all over us all day long.
Water was clean and blue and ranged from 65.5-66.3...
Whoa, didn't mean to offend anyone with my post. I've been fishing on party boats since I moved to California 13 years ago. I understand nature of biting fish equals full boats and I've gotten used to fish on packed boats and I really don't have any problem with it.
I'm honestly just looking...
This yellowtail bite at 150 is too good to pass up, so I am looking jump on a cattle boat on Monday 6/15. Being from San Diego, I don't have any experience with any of the LA boats. I'm looking for some Intel as to which 3/4 day boat I should go with.
I know this is a long shot but if anyone need a ho 6/4 text me at 7608052496. I got $$$, my own gear, I can bring beer, and of course will help clean the boat after. Looking to fish tuna, yellowtail, bass whatever. Can meet in San Diego Oceanside or Dana point.
Jumped on the chubasco 2 with buddy Omar today. Tiny set us up at the south west corner? And that's pretty much where we stayed all day.
Fishing was ok with a steady pick of small to medium rock fish. Around 11am while making a move, tiny sees a spot of yellow feeding on anchovies. Tiny guns...
Was out there last Friday, yo yo was still the best way to catch them, but we had plenty of chances for surface fish. Each school of fish is different, bring a few different set ups and be ready to adapt.
Sorry Jerry, it was a lot of run and gun fast pace type of fishing so I didn't get a chance to take pictures during the day.
The imprint on the back of the jig is faded, so I'm not sure if it's JRI 5. Here is a size comparison with a Salas 7x
This jig is a real swimmer, Jerry you make a great...
My friend and I both had our credit card info stolen recently, and we think it might of happened at the Fred hall show (that was the only time we both used our card at the same place.) So I'm just wondering if this happened to anyone else.
I jumped on the San Diego with my buddies Omar and Travis. Ryan took us straight down to the rock pile area and that's where we stayed all day.
Every mothod worked today, yoyo, fly line, surface iron and dropper loop. I was lucky enough to get a limit on the surface iron...
I used 40lb with stupid tight drag but still couldn't stop a couple fish that rocked me.
I used bird shut color jigs but I don't think it mattered, but I did notice heavier jig got bit better.
I used 6 oz torpedo sinker.
Quick report here
My buddy Omar and I fished The San Diego out of Seaforth Sportfishing on 10/9. We started at north island and scratched out 7 yellows on yo-yo iron. Then we moved to SRK and rockpile but didn't find any life. Booger ran back to north island for one last shot at the yellows...
I fished the out going tide in Oceanside(Cassidy Street)today from 2:30pm-4:30pm. I started with C-rigged Gulp sand worm in camo and a1/2 oz sinker. I walked about half a mile down the beach with little luck, so Idecided to switch to Big Hammer perch grub in motor oil and it was game on...
I am posting this for my brother.
He is looking to buy a Fathom 25n or and trinidad 16,20 to pair up with his 690j. He needs it before this sunday night as we are leaving on a 1.5 day trip. I can pick it up in north county, he can pick up in near Menifee, or pick up in SD on Sunday. Pm me with...
I just got a calstar 700H and was thinking about pairing it with a saltist 40 to fish 40lb or even 50lb. What do you guys think? Is it beefy enough to handle a 40lb bluefin? What about line capacity? (It currently has 300yard of 65lb izorline spectra, and carbontex drag) Thanks in advance.
My broher and I are booked on this trip, but we need a few more to make it happen. My brother has a baby due next month so I really want to get him out on the water one more time before that. The boat leaves thursday night @ 10pm. Call Seaforth @ 619 224 3383 or visit...
I got offwork early today. So I went to fish the O-side jetty hoping to catch a surfperch big enough to place in the derby that I signed up at a local tackle shop.I am a total noob at surf fishing, but with the advice I got from another postI was able to spot a hole with in casting distance of...
I just got into surf fishing with a little bit of success. Likeeveryone else said, it is a ton of fun! Ive been fishing in the Carlsbad and Oceansidearea. Im just wondering would it be better for surf fishing? High tide? Or lowtide?
... About 30 seconds into the hookup, he asks "What pound test you got on this thing" as he tightens the drag ... Me: uh ..... (snap!) lol:rofl:
Thanks for the report, sorry you didn't get the seabass.
I got a few megabait jigs today, and I want to switch out the stock treble hooks for some better ones. What size should I use? does brand matter? circle or J hooks?
Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
Here are a few posts about fishing the slide.