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  1. Jon Schwartz

    Got HD footage of marlin, mahi, tuna?

    LJ, nice dodos! Wish the water was that blue close to shore when I was there recently.
  2. Jon Schwartz

    Got HD footage of marlin, mahi, tuna?

    Cliff that stuff is way cool! Makes me realize how much stuff I am missing by always spending my time doing underwater everywhere else but here locally in Socal! What did you film that with?
  3. Jon Schwartz

    Got HD footage of marlin, mahi, tuna?

    Joe, cool stuff. What did you film it with, and at what rez? Many thanks, Jon
  4. Jon Schwartz

    Got HD footage of marlin, mahi, tuna?

    BD'ers, I'm putting together a fishing vid for my elementary school students. I use fishing to engage my students in learning, and they dig my underwater photos, but video is an even more engaging tool with kids. I'm looking for full HD (1080i) closeup underwater video of pelagics, especially...
  5. Jon Schwartz

    Where da marlin at right now- East Cape of Cabo?

    I've heard the bite is at Gordo, and also that there is green water near Cabo and it's better to try the East Cape. Who has the latest on where the bite is best for striped marlin, what they are hitting/eating, etc? Tx, Jon
  6. Jon Schwartz

    Renegade Mike a stand-up guy

    Mike is a great guy and a serious fisherman. He started as a long range fisherman/client on boats and loved it so much he moved down there to do it full time as a charter operator. Cool owner-operator setup. Top notch guy!
  7. Jon Schwartz

    Who's Fishing Cabo in next ten days?

    Thanks for the tip Fat Cat. I have heard conflicting reports, some say its Gordo Banks and 1150 with reports as recent as 2 days ago like 15 stripes per boat and others say East Cape. Your input is very helpful and tx mucho !
  8. Jon Schwartz

    Who's Fishing Cabo in next ten days?

    If you are fishing Cabo within the next two weeks and don't mind having a professional magazine photographer tag along, I can hook you up with images for your personal use. Looking to check out the striped marlin scene that is going on. Thanks!
  9. Jon Schwartz

    Cabo Striped Marlin Run

    Man I might go down there for pics it sounds great. Jon Schwartz
  10. Jon Schwartz

    My students want to see a fish!!!

    Kris, that was great meeting with you, thanks so much! Hey if you ever run into a squid show like the one in your avatar lemme know I'd love to jump in and get some good pics!
  11. Jon Schwartz

    My students want to see a fish!!!

    MIke, please save us something, that'll be great. I have the YT and dodo on ice and we will start rocking Monday but more will be needed to keep the momentum in our second grade class going. I have a Hawaiian captain working with me who is a badass lire maker and taxidermist and all around cool...
  12. Jon Schwartz

    My students want to see a fish!!!

    BD'er Kris hooked up my class with some fish to examine! Stoked on that, and thanks very much man. He came by my school right when he got off his 1.5 day with his wife. Totally cool guy, and my students are all worked up to learn about fish! This will be a continuation of a lot of marine science...
  13. Jon Schwartz

    My students want to see a fish!!!

    Chuck, that sounds amazing! my principal is really cool and I have confidence it could be arranged; I've taken my students on trips before and it was great with her. I will PM you.
  14. Jon Schwartz

    My students want to see a fish!!!

    Hi this is Jon, I teach second grade in Oceanside and I use fishing and marine science to keep my kids engaged. Their best days are when I come in with a nice fish for us to dissect and examine and fillet. PLEASE, if you catch a fish over ten pounds that you can spare, consider donating it to...
  15. Jon Schwartz

    White Seabass and Yellowtail for Kids

    Hi BD'ers, Jon here..I'm teaching 1st grade and we're learning how to read and write through fish, fishing, and fish science. We're learning about marlin through video and pics and my marlin mount that's in our class, and I hope to start teaching them about the local WSB and YT. I need some...
  16. Jon Schwartz

    Cabo 17-25

    Stucktip, No actually I leave the 25th of Dec for CA. Juan tx for saying hello. Hope you're well! Jon
  17. Jon Schwartz

    Cabo Fishing Report 12-19- who is down here?

    Seasons greetings everyone. I was on the Bad Medicine today and we caught and released a striped marlin. The water was between 72-74. We were able to get 10 pieces of greenback macs for bait. On the way up the Pacific side at about 8:30 we saw two stripers free jumping and hooked one. Eventually...
  18. Jon Schwartz

    Cabo 17-25

    Hi this is Jon Schwartz. I will be on a photo shoot in Cabo from Dec. 17-25. If anyone wants to hang out near the marina (where i will be staying) and fish or have coffee, etc, let me know. Likewise if when you are there you catch something unusual, or are interested in having your fishing...
  19. Jon Schwartz

    Squid Lights and Location

    Yes I have seen the big humboldts on TV, definitely dangerous. But these 16-24 inchers...I wonder BTW how is the water qual in Newport?
  20. Jon Schwartz

    Squid Lights and Location

    Thanks guys. Do they bite?
  21. Jon Schwartz

    Squid Lights and Location

    Hi guys, I have two questions #1 Anyone have any tips on what lights to use to get the humboldts up to the surface at night? Or if anyone knows where I can get a submersible light bright enough to atrract many of them? #2 Where are they located ( the squid) specifically? Anyone seen them super...
  22. Jon Schwartz

    DEEP DROPPING FOR BEASTS!

    Hey guys I have a question. I will be in Kona in a bit. I plan to go out with a captain there that has had some success deep dropping baits down- WAY down- for really big/strange fish. As you know, they have giant threshers (over 800 pounds, I think, Tim Robertson had one and then released it...
  23. Jon Schwartz

    GREAT WHITE in San Clemente

    I have a friend who is a commercial net fisherman. They had a GWS in their net last Saturday, about 10ft. It was unfortunately dead. They couldn't get it up into the boat it was so big so they dragged it back and then donated it to science. Oh yeah- this was 3 miles of Oceanside
  24. Jon Schwartz

    Yellowtails off the Oceanside Pier??????

    Ok guys, I got back awhile ago from the pier, did some recon from 11:30-12:15. Aside from a fairly WFO greenback bite and the occasional tackle-busting batray and greyhounding shovelnose, I didn't see yellows. I did talk to a bunch of people there who were fishing, some said the yellows were...
  25. Jon Schwartz

    Yellowtails off the Oceanside Pier??????

    The schools are there just milling about or they come and go? How clear is the water?
  26. Jon Schwartz

    Offshore From Fishermans Landing - 1 YFT in 1.5 day Range

    Jowo, did you lock down the drag on that marlin and skip it onto the boat w/o slowing down? Just joking. But seriously what do you do with a marlin hooked on the troll on a boat like that?
  27. Jon Schwartz

    Who's gonna be in the East Cape Aug 1-6?

    I am going to be on the East Cape Aug 1-6. I figured I'd ask around and see who's gonna be there. I have a panga rented for Aug. 2-5 and will be looking to document some cool East Cape action- wherever and whatever it might be. If anyone has some cool ideas for wild shots, above or below water...
  28. Jon Schwartz

    I'll pitch in to your fuel costs if..

    If you're going after YT, WSB, tuna, makos, or threshers, I'd be stoked to accompany you as a photog and take pics. I'm not looking to do any angling, just take pics, although I can if it helped the mission. Depending on the length of the trip (and regardless of success) I will pitch in $50-100...
  29. Jon Schwartz

    Kona skiff owners or free deckhands..

    Hi I might be coming out to Kona for a bit. I want to chum up some sharks to get some pics of free swimmers w/ a polecam. I was thinking of either paying someone to take me out for this- not really fishing, just kind of "looking and chumming" and don't need to go far offshore. Another option is...
  30. Jon Schwartz

    cedros fly in

    I'd like to hear about how good it is there. I just got done with a relatively rough year of work- getting another teaching credential at night, and teaching during the day- and I am ready for an adventure!!!
  31. Jon Schwartz

    Sculpin Stories

    If anyone has some cool stories about mishaps with sculpins, I'd like to hear them, and/or see pics. I don't have any myself, although when I moved to Socal in 2000, I came close. I paddled out on my longboard to the kelp at Swamis with a rod in my teeth. Having no experience with the fish here...
  32. Jon Schwartz

    860 pound Mako caught sunday

    Huh, that's funny. I was just checking the boards and going to make a post asking how shark fishing has been.
  33. Jon Schwartz

    Taking my students fishing in 2 hours: Wish us Luck!

    Aargh Mateys! We had a great time. I will post a full report soon as I can!
  34. Jon Schwartz

    Taking my students fishing in 2 hours: Wish us Luck!

    It's time to bag the books and turn some kids on to some fishing! I am taking three of my students out today with another BDecker who is a captain. This will probably be each of these 5th grader's first time on the water. Here's some pics from a trip I took in the fall with another BDecker...
  35. Jon Schwartz

    Halibut from the yak

    Sammy, there is an article in Sportfishing Magazine that I just wrote about the same subject. All about this guy Dave Pliska,one of the top halibut anglers in Socal. He is a yakfishing halibut exprt and there is a lotta great info in there. No mention of exact locations but tons of technique...
  36. Jon Schwartz

    New Potential World Record Yellowfin Tuna - 405.2#!!!!!

    Great catch! I can't wait to hear the story of the fight. Has the angler landed some other super-sized cows? It always is fascinating to me how the size of the fish does not always correlate with the intensity of the fight. Did the fish put up an epic battle, or has the angler landed lesser...
  37. Jon Schwartz

    Need to hire Dana Pt. skiff/boat operator this Sunday

    If you have a boat docked at Dana Point or have a skiff that you can launch from there- and have Sunday morning, say from 7-12 open, I would like to hire you to take me out to the kelp. I won't be fishing, I simply want someone to take me out there so I can take pictures. I will occassionaly...
  38. Jon Schwartz

    OPAH fish washes ashore in San Diego County in perfect shape!

    Bud B, After rereading your input I realized that you are suggesting, and may have a good theory, that explains how the opah made it to the beach; that is, it was caught by a commercial vessel offshore, and then was either disabled or died, and floated to shore. The follow up question would be...
  39. Jon Schwartz

    OPAH fish washes ashore in San Diego County in perfect shape!

    Bud B, Crap, now this means I have to go back and edit my blog writing again! Krikey! Here's how it reads now: "These brightly colored bizarre sea creatures are only rarely found by recreational anglers in this region, let alone in the surf" How's that? Next thing I know someone is gonna post...
  40. Jon Schwartz

    OPAH fish washes ashore in San Diego County in perfect shape!

    Good input-that they are caught by commercial ops at times. I'm going to see if I can interview some local marine biologists like Chugey Sepulveda and see if they can shed some light on how rare they are here. I'll stick with the notion that they are rare and unusual for San Diego- especially if...
  41. Jon Schwartz

    OPAH fish washes ashore in San Diego County in perfect shape!

    Based on your guy's input I have changed the writing I made. Instead of "almost never found anywhere near this region" it now reads "almost never found in this region, let alone in the surf, and are usually caught by longliners in distant waters, or incidentally by anglers fishing great depths"...
  42. Jon Schwartz

    OPAH fish washes ashore in San Diego County in perfect shape!

    Carl, you make a very good point. Opah have been caught here once in a great while by recreational anglers-but in the surf? As you mention, this past spring (I think it was) some bluefin tuna washed ashore in San Diego, and yes, that was bizarre too. To me, though, there is a significant...
  43. Jon Schwartz

    OPAH fish washes ashore in San Diego County in perfect shape!

    Jon Schwartz here. An Opah fish, one of those manhole-sized, disc-shaped sea creatures that are bright red with white spots, washed up on a Southern CA beach on Friday, in perfect shape!!! I was at a party Friday night when a friend of mine who has surfed the SoCal Coast- in fact that very spot-...
  44. Jon Schwartz

    Back issue of a magazine

    Guys, I am looking to get the Nov 2008 issue of Marlin Mag. I emailed them but I figured maybe there's someone here near where I live that could sell me one. It has the the "Harpooned!" thing on the cover. Tx in advance, Jon Schwartz
  45. Jon Schwartz

    Need a fast boat to take me to TT bouy immediately will pay

    This is jon schwartz I'm on the Big Island I need a boat to take me to TT bouy and all they have to do is hang out while I snorkel and take pics will pay you nicely! Wednesday would be best call me 760-712-7778 or [email protected]
  46. Jon Schwartz

    Need input on Kona scene in early-mid Aug.

    Hi this is Jon. I will be likely be in Kona from the 7-10 and am looking to charter someone- or pay someone who is not in the charter business but is very skilled,competent and enthusiastic- to take me and help me get some cool underwater fish shots. I talked with Teddy H. and he said there is a...
  47. Jon Schwartz

    Post your Best Kids Fishing Pic

    Kasey and his grandfather came out with me to kayak fish in Southern CA and we ended up catching a big fat yellowtail. In fact I picked the two of them up at 3:30 in the am and like a true angler, Kasey bounded down the steps barely able to contain his excitement at that early hour. We paddled...
  48. Jon Schwartz

    offshore seamounts, bouys, and long trips question

    Hey guys thanks for the input. I will be looking into the Golden Dragon thing. JB, yeah I am the guy who did that article where the guy hooked up to a tiger shark from a yak, but it wasn't me, it was my fishing partner for the day Steven Heusser. It was right by the green bouy at Honokohau...
  49. Jon Schwartz

    offshore seamounts, bouys, and long trips question

    JB, thanks for the input! I will look him up..
  50. Jon Schwartz

    offshore seamounts, bouys, and long trips question

    Guys, I am interested in meeting up with some people that go out far offshore and get into the thick schools of ahi and mahi. I have done a good amount of covering the offshore ( and by that I mean one day charter) fishing scene on the Big Island, but I keep hearing about the guys that go far...
  51. Jon Schwartz

    Casa Vieja Lodge announcement

    Sounds good! I had a great visit there awhile back, got to see a daddy daughter combo release 27 big sails in one day, and they weren't even trying for numbers. The one thing I will always remember is the food. Those shrimp are so good, I ate them every night. Also, I don't know if anyone else...
  52. Jon Schwartz

    PV recommendations

    Oh no guys don't tell me it's off the hook right now! I was looking to go to PV this August! I have a family wediing in Vermont that I need to hit up right now. Looking for recs on who to accompany in PV as a photographer/writer only, won't be angling. Just got back from an epic bonefish trip to...
  53. Jon Schwartz

    Has a marlin ever kicked your butt?

    Guys, these are CRAZY good stories! Hugo rules! I have seen some captains of pangas do some incredible things too, all in a day's work. Some of these stories are 10x better than the ones featured on TV in those "Monster Fish" series.
  54. Jon Schwartz

    Has a marlin ever kicked your butt?

    Tom, That's funny you say that because I have seen stripey's in the 130 range being very stubborn, and kicking people's butts. Of course they were being fought with small gymbal belts, no fighting chairs, on 30lb test, but I've seen men really worked over by them (including myself!). Do you have...
  55. Jon Schwartz

    Has a marlin ever kicked your butt?

    Attention all billfishing enthusiasts: I need stories about people getting owned by marlin! I have a lot of information from successful captains about how they use technique and strategy to beat big fish- often with modestly built anglers- but what I need are stories that illustrate the...
  56. Jon Schwartz

    Kayak Fishing Mecca

    I've done a bunch of yak fishing in Kona. I can't talk re: the other islands, or even other lanching spots other than on that side of the Big Island plus Honaunau). My best and biggest catch launching from shore with no boat support was a 64.5 pound ulua that was caught at the MOUTH of the...
  57. Jon Schwartz

    What do you know about the shortnose spearfish?

    Hey guys check this out. When I was interviewing Gene Vanderhoek, he had another cool story. He was going for the world record spearfish on 4 pound test. He had what he called a "disadvantageous hookup", I guess that means the fish was able to call the shots in the fight because Gene couldn't...
  58. Jon Schwartz

    What do you know about the shortnose spearfish?

    That's a trip. I would have liked to see the reaction of the anglers. I wonder how many knew what it was?
  59. Jon Schwartz

    What do you know about the shortnose spearfish?

    Good on you Ali, that's where'd I'd go for those two, and in fact if you go during the height of the spearfish season and time it well, you have a good shot of being able to do it in one vacation out there. I was on a boat last summer and the mate holds the state record for broadbill. I was...
  60. Jon Schwartz

    What do you know about the shortnose spearfish?

    Paul, You should have an easier time getting those two than a spearfish, it seems, just because the spearfish is so unpredictable and one can strike out on that for a long time. I guess the same could be said for broadbill though. I wonder if you'd have an easier time getting one in Florida than...
  61. Jon Schwartz

    What do you know about the shortnose spearfish?

    Rodgun, I'm glad you like the photsos and the write ups, I hope you will see a lot more in the future. Cycader, so you caught a shortnose around here( Socal?) Pretty cool! I have heard they taste really good.
  62. Jon Schwartz

    What do you know about the shortnose spearfish?

    Jon Schwartz here guys. In the new issue of Marlin there's an article I wrote about the world's rarest billfish, the shortnose spearfish. The shortnose spearfish is the smallest billfish, averaging only 35 pounds, and the funniest thing is, guys looking to complete their royal billfish slam-...
  63. Jon Schwartz

    Favorite fish/photos of 2009 Season?

    Jon Schwartz here guys. My favorite fishing photography image occurred when I was in a helicopter in Kona, Hawaii covering the HIBT (Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament). A funny story goes with this photo, and I've never told the while thing until now: The tournament started at 7:30 I...
  64. Jon Schwartz

    sailfish vs yellowtail

    Interesting question. My .02 would be that the YT has way more stamina, and because the fights with them are often vertical- trying to bring them up, versus a sailfish taking off often horizontally, the YT are much more difficult to bring in. I have seen young ladies of 9 and 11 years old reel...
  65. Jon Schwartz

    ALBINO SAILFISH CAUGHT IN CABO!

    Guys, I looked on Gene Kira's website and found a sailfish that they described as hypomelanistic, meaning it has an extraordinary lack of melanin, the coloring pigment. You guys may be right in that the eyes are not pink/red, which in indicative of a true albino. If you notice the other pics on...
  66. Jon Schwartz

    ALBINO SAILFISH CAUGHT IN CABO!

    "Another fish to add to the list I need to catch".. that's funny. I was thinking the same thing, and how silly that is when of course the odds are more likely that you'd be hit by a coconut. Did you know that over 150 people a year die from falling coconuts? Then again I guess that's less of a...
  67. Jon Schwartz

    ALBINO SAILFISH CAUGHT IN CABO!

    Yeah guys, I wish I was on the actual boat when they caught it. The guy got all teared up when he was talking about how they released it, you could tell it meant a lot to him. The coolest would have been if I had brought my underwater gear with me. I would have taken a million shots of that...
  68. Jon Schwartz

    ALBINO SAILFISH CAUGHT IN CABO!

    Jon Schwartz here guys, just back from a 10 day fishing photography trip to Cabo. I had a great time and got some good material. The coolest story I stumbled upon happened when I found out that an ALBINO SAILFISH was caught and released! I happened to be on land in the marina that day but when...
  69. Jon Schwartz

    Cabo Marlin and Dorado News

    Just got back from today's fishing ( Sunday). I gotta shower and meet some new friends for dinner in 20 mins. We went 4 for maybe 10 today on stripeys and easy dodo limits early on bait and jig strikes. When I get back after dinner I will post mas informacion!
  70. Jon Schwartz

    Cabo Marlin and Dorado News

    Jon Schwartz here reporting from Cabo San Lucas! Been here since the 20th. The striped marlin are here, not in the insane numbers (yet) like the last several years, where experienced anglers were releasing 20 plus, but any day you can fish 3 miles offshore and bait up 15 tailing striped marlin...
  71. Jon Schwartz

    Who's fishing Cabo Nov 21-29?

    Mike I sent you an email via your site. I am free so far the 21 and 22. I will be leaving Friday am and be down Friday pm. Let me know if either of these days work. Thanks man Jon
  72. Jon Schwartz

    Fully lit up billfish!

    Thanks guys! Trayscool, I don't need an assistant quite yet! I am trying to train my two oldest daughters but they don't seem to have the same passion for it that I do. HBfisherman, exactly as you said, it's just like fishing. I was obsessed with catching fish on hook and line for many years...
  73. Jon Schwartz

    Fully lit up billfish!

    Thanks man, I don't know those guys but I'm gonna google them right now! Jon
  74. Jon Schwartz

    Fully lit up billfish!

    Thanks for the kind words man. The fellow in the pic had two daughters of about 8 and 11, and they experienced some phenomenal fishing- like 20+ sail releases a day, easy. Lemme see what I can find from that series...
  75. Jon Schwartz

    Who's fishing Cabo Nov 21-29?

    Hi guys Jon Schwartz here. I'm going to be in Cabo from Nov 20-30 to get content for some new fishing articles. If anyone there is going fishing and is up for having me come along as a photographer-(not an angler, I'm not looking to do any fishing whatsoever)- please let me know. I'd be happy to...
  76. Jon Schwartz

    Fully lit up billfish!

    Hi Jon Schwartz here. I've had a lot of fun doing underwater and topwater photography of marlin, sailfish, and spearfish in Guatemala, Kona, Cabo, Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. One of the few downsides to working with magazines is that most of the best photos I take have to be kept under...
  77. Jon Schwartz

    Day #1 Marlin and sailfish tournament winners photos Puerto Vallarta

    Hey guys whatsup with the PV bite? Kurt you there? I pm'd you. Please get back to me pronto. Tx Jon
  78. Jon Schwartz

    FISHING NEWS FLASH: Marlin Travels 2225 Miles in 94 days!

    HB, it's definitely is a fun gig, and thanks for the compliments. I actually just put a whole bunch of new images up on my website- periodically I get the itch to get some fresh images out there. Here's the link http://www.bluewaterjon.com/gallerybyjon.htm Here's one from the gallery, although...
  79. Jon Schwartz

    FISHING NEWS FLASH: Marlin Travels 2225 Miles in 94 days!

    Guys, thanks mucho for the encouragement and I'm glad you enjoyed the post. I just got a scan of one of my shots that I took in Guatemala that made the new cover of Bluewater Boats Magazine. The scan I got is really low res, so if it looks even half decent here, the real deal should be sharp...
  80. Jon Schwartz

    FISHING NEWS FLASH: Marlin Travels 2225 Miles in 94 days!

    Thanks guys for reading it. What should be cool is that the psat tag is, right now, still transmitting data. We'll find out where it was on it's journey, how deep it dove, and more. You can't tell exactly where it was like a GPS course but by examining the dats, they can get an idea of where in...
  81. Jon Schwartz

    FISHING NEWS FLASH: Marlin Travels 2225 Miles in 94 days!

    Jon Schwartz here reporting on some really incredible news! I was in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com They're way bigger than the standard tags, look about the size of a stage microphone, and record data on depth, light, and temperature every thirty seconds. They go...
  82. Jon Schwartz

    100 lb Amber Jack in North Carolina

    That looks like FUN! I love AJ's, or Kahala as they are called in Hawaii. here is my biggest to date, and a story to go with it: Extreme fishing stories - Hawaii 7-0: Amberjacks and Ahi on the Kona Coast. Bluewater Jon Schwartz, giant kayak fish, amberjack, kahala, hawaii, kona, DVD, video...
  83. Jon Schwartz

    Why we fish Cabo: New Article & Pics

    11andy11, Good question! Actually I am 40. The kids I teach in school are 8 years old though, cuz I teach 3rd grade in addition to the mag work I do. Speaking of which, time to go to work..sigh...
  84. Jon Schwartz

    Why we fish Cabo: New Article & Pics

    Hi guys, Jon Schwartz here. I wrote an article about Cabo for Western Outdoor News this summer and I just posted it on my site. Here is the link:http://www.bluewaterjon.com/articles.htm For those who haven't fished there, it gives a broad view of the types of fish that can be caught there, and...
  85. Jon Schwartz

    Choose the best Billfish photo!

    Yeah man, that chopper shot was another one I took. Tim, Bluewater's editor, was shoulder to shoulder with me when we snapped that shot. His was a bit more zoomed in than mine. How are things in PV? BTW- check out next month's issue of Bluewater Boats. I have the cover shot! Jon
  86. Jon Schwartz

    Choose the best Billfish photo!

    Guys and Girls, WITH YOUR HELP, THE WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN! I decided to go with the sailfish silhouette. I got a lot of great input from you guys and I appreciate the time you took to let me know which ones you like the most. The photo is already on The Billfish Foundation's online auction...
  87. Jon Schwartz

    YO's Update ~ No Good News

    That's terrible. He is a great guy and has a nice shop and family.