1. J

    Catalina mooring hailing question

    We did an overnight cat trip sat/sun. I've moored at Catalina three times now so not a lot of experience. We did the online reservation: It's for two nights minimum and there's a booking fee but for peace of mind I thought it was worth it. Now my...
  2. HBfishandspliffs

    Looking for different species!!

    Hey guys, Trevor here. I’m wondering if anyone can give some advice for a young gun! I’ve been fishing (seriously) for about a couple years now and am looking to expand my SoCal knowledge. I fish PV, all the Long Beach harbor areas, Izors, Shoe, Newport pipe, mussel farm etc… I have a 13ft...
  3. cole boop

    Where are the yellowtail we used to see

    Just got back into ocean fishing last year after a fun dorado trip. I’m pretty into it now constantly scouring bd forums even got Fishdope from when I was interested in trying to get out on a couple slayday trips figured it’d pay off. This has always been a thought to me but where are the...
  4. J

    Islands Catalina 8/4-8/5 lock jaw

    Summary, 1 cuda, dozen bass including my pb, two short white sea bass, sheephead, nothing wide open. Water blue and clear, water temp was 72, nowind no fog. Left sunset at 630. Bait pump sputtered and died. Home depot buckets full of water saved a couple of dozen sardines from the scoop from...
  5. fishing for memories

    Islands Catalina Island - Family Adventure

    Took my 3 older boys for their 1st overnight trip on our boat to Catalina. It was such a great time. Fishing was good when you found conditions until the seals showed up. Bonito, Calicos and Sheeps. Kids had a blast and thats the best part. We all can't wait to do it again. Highly recommend a...
  6. friends on fish

    White sea bass rod recommendations?

    Huge seeker fan here. Can’t decide what rod would be best for island sea bass. Something with a backbone and a soft tips for those head shakes.
  7. J

    Islands Catalina 4/29/23. Cold. Slow. Bonito

    Short, 2 bonito at quarry. Launched front dana at 6:30, picked up half scoop of sardines, and headed out. Was offered anchovies and I had no clue so I stuck with the sardines. Lake pacific. Water temp was 61, minimal wind, water color was blue with visibility 15 feet. Went off of church...
  8. J

    Islands Catalina 11/5/22 first yellowtail

    First yellowtail for us! Thanks to all with all the tips. Launched DP at 6:30, 1/2 scoop of sardines. Water at cat was 65 degrees, visibility - I could see the seals when they were 25 feet away, slow downhill current. Went to SW of church rock, great signals but then we got chased away by a...
  9. adammdaquila

    Islands East Side Catalina Rockfish and Lobster

    Finally made it out to the island for some lobster and rockfish fishing. Headed for the East side to look for rockfish. Found some here and there nothing crazy big or large numbers. Caught most fish when we drifted away from the reef. Most fish were in the 400ft range. All were caught on live...
  10. J

    Islands Catalina 10/1/22 bonito and bass

    Decent bonito bite on southeast catalina. Fished from can dumps, quarry, to 2 miles west of church rock. Launched 0700 from DP, picked up 1/2 scoop of bait - prices raised to $40. Crossing mild chop. Water temp 71.5, water clarity at island ranged from 20 ft visibility to green and zip. Set...
  11. 2006 Robalo R220

    Southern California 2006 Robalo R220

    This boat is set up and ready for family fun at the islands fishing for yellows. It has everything that you need for finding fish and staying safe when the fog rolls in. Take your family and friends out for a day in the water and enjoy fishing and time with them with all modern convinces at...
  12. B

    SoCal 4th July fishing trip suggestions

    My dad and I are headed to SoCal, most likely out of Dana point, from July 1st and the following 4 days. We’re avid NorCal anglers for halibut, striper, albacore ect. We’ve been having the itch for the past couple years to get down south and catch our first bluefin, YT and sea bass. We have...
  13. A

    Boat going to Cat Saturday 12/4

    Hey! Looking for 1-2 people to hop on my boat to Cat Saturday. 23ft pilot house out of Huntington harbor. Not the most experienced at the island but we can give it a rip. Split fuel and what not.
  14. J

    Offshore 7/21/21 Fishing report - Catalina from Huntington Harbor

    Launched from Huntington Harbor 7/21/21 at 0630. Water was clear, wind mild, swells mild, water temp 70 degrees. Went to Nacho's for the first time, picked up a scoop of anchovies. Headed to Catalina Long point. Smooth crossing, nothing of significance I saw while en route. Arrived at long...
  15. 24' SKIPJACK and trailer package for sale BUILT DEC. 1987

    Southern California 24' SKIPJACK and trailer package for sale BUILT DEC. 1987

    White\blue trim - built Dec., 1987 Mercury engine I/O - rebuilt 10/ 2019 Mechanic tune up hours only, no boating Equipment S S Swing down radar arch Boat cover Radar Down rigger Marine radio SS frame only ( for boat camping) power windlass Extra High altitude Prop. Upgraded fuel tank - 140 gal...
  16. Rodriguezfishing

    Want to fish 5/5

    Anyone with a boat looking for a couple fishing buddies to split fuel and bait costs? boat broke and looking to fish with someone. We are careful and would treat your boat as our own
  17. cmhhawaii

    Daytime Swordfishing Locations in SoCal

    Headed out tomorrow for our first attempt at daytime swordfish. Looking for any suggestions on how to find these guys. I found this image below on Does anyone have any other suggestions on where to search? What should I be looking for, as far as depth, topography, bottom...
  18. D

    2003 Boston Whaler Conquest 275

    2003 Boston Whaler Conquest 275 Location: Dana Point, CA Price: $72,500 LOA: 28'8" Beam: 9'7" Contact: 310-890-6665; [email protected] Current owners purchased in 2017 and have invested approximately $25,000 to upgrade all systems, pumps, microwave, canvas and eisenglass to insure this...
  19. DrBob89

    Front side Cat 8/19, just bonito

    I fished solo at Catalina on Wednesday. It was a beautiful day with easy crossings. Started at Empire looking for YT or barracuda. No surface signs or marks from 8-10am. I was casting artificials only with no luck. Switched to bonito fishing. Trolled a feather, a hoochie, and a small mack...
  20. R

    1996 2520 Parker w/ 2015 DIESEL

    One of a kind Parker for sale. This Parker was repowered in 2015 with a YANMAR 315 6lpa tier 2 motor with mercruiser bravo 2 outdrive. The engine has 3450 hours. It has since gotten a brand new Turbo 2019, brand new exhaust elbow 2019, and complete cooling system rebuild in 2020. It has been...
  21. 99Phishing

    Offshore Memorial Day Catalina Island video

    Hey all, Just thought I'd share a really fun trip I shared with Captain Sean and Tim of BloodyDecks. Just doing this for fun, but got some pretty cool footage. 5-25-20 Catalina Quarantine Trip Had a blast, thanks again to Sean for taking us out!
  22. Sardine_matt

    Anyone fishing this weekend or anytime soon???

    anyone out there with a boat fishing this upcoming weekend at or around catalina island or even just close and local? Im somewhat new to saltwater fishing and would like the opportunity to meet some good people and catch some fish (im not completely incompetent). pm me if you’re interested and...
  23. Sardine_matt

    Anyone wanna go fishing?

    Anyone out there in the socal area with a boat that wants to go fishing this weekend or anytime soon? Im trying to get more into fishing and wanna spare myself from a charter boat. Id be willing to chip in. If not, does anyone know where or how I can meet people that could help me out? pm is...
  24. Sardine_matt

    Daiwa Rod Set Up

    I was recently gifted a Daiwa vip saltwater 870 which is 7’ and line rated at 15-40lb. I was wondering what reel would pair nicely with this rod. I plan on fishing charter boats out to catalina, other islands, and the local waters in general. I don’t wanna break the bank so anything not too much...
  25. R


  26. David McClintock

    Fishing Flashes update by Mac McClintock

    Merry Christmas!
  27. S

    Rockfishing Local Tuesday

    Looking for anyone interested in fishing Local or Catalina Tomorrow or Wednesday? I don't have a boat but will pitch in for fuel and act as Guide or just a tag along if you're an experienced fisherman I know the spots for Sculpin, Rockfish, Sheepshead, Calicos or even Halibut drifting. I am...
  28. H

    19' Wellcraft Center Console

    1996 19ft Wellcraft with 2012 4-Stroke Honda 115 (780 hours) Price reduced from $16,500 to $12,950 OBO! call or text: 949-350-1018 This boat is a fishing machine. Will make it over to Catalina and back, no problem. It has about a 120 mile range with a 33 gallon tank to be on the safe side. If...
  29. Espinoza569

    Okuma Catalina

    This reel is in very good condition. Just spooled with with fresh 50# mono from Squidco. Recently serviced. Very well taken care of. Similar size/shape/capacity of Baja Special. $50 obo
  30. grabbass1

    Okuma Catalina CT-25CS

    Nice reel with yellow 50lb braid. Been on the shelf awhile so needs a new home. Pickup in Menifee or pay for shipping. $55.00 Text is best 951.757.9012
  31. Brandon Dickel

    Skipjack 262 in rough seas?

    Hey guys, I have a 2003 Crownline 215 CCR in Dana Point, and am looking into selling and getting a bigger boat more suitable for the ocean. I have really gotten into fishing and want to get more serious, as well as taking more long range trips. I really like the Skipjack 262 for many obvious...
  32. I

    Going out 7/27

    I am going out to cat on Saturday, hate being a weekend warrior but a friends in town and he desperately wants a white cbass how are the chances with being 4 days from the new moon.
  33. O

    24' boat to Catalina

    Hello all, A co-worker invited me on a boat trip to Catalina on his 24' Harris Kayot 240 this Saturday. I've never been on a boat that small. Usually go on the big charter fishing boats. I was wondering if this is safe? Should I be worried? Anyone else heading out there?
  34. I

    Clemente vs Catalina

    what’s the difference in fishing both islands?
  35. SLAYDAYSoCal

    4/25/19 SoCal Inshore & Catalina Report!

    Growing up, my mother always told me HONESTY is the only way to go … and that stays true to this day. Honesty with my wife. My kids. My colleagues. My fishing community. That being said…Let's BE honest. Unless you’re heading to the Channel Island chain for sea bass, lings, and big reds, or down...
  36. SLAYDAYSoCal

    Offshore Inshore LB/LA Waters and Catalina Report for the Week of 4/13-18

    We would be lying if we said that "fishing has heated up up north" and is firing, BUT all signs point towards pelagics working their way north and showing up at Catalina and some high structure spots in the channel very soon. Our rental clients at SlayDay SoCal Center Console Boat Rentals...
  37. Josh Lucas

    The Dreamer or Bight Sportfishing?

    Whats up guys! Trying to plan a charter trip for seabass within the next month or so.. I am undetermined as to which boat to chose.. Has anyone on here fished with either one?? Please shoot over some advise or knowledge if you or anyone you know has fished on either boat! Tight Lines everyone!
  38. Jbananas556

    New 16 Daiwa Catalina 4500H

    Selling another great Daiwa Reel. This time a NIB Catalina 4500H. Purchased direct from Japan and spooled with a little over 300yrds of 40# J-braid. If your looking at this reel you probably already know its basically a Saltiga minus 3 bearings. Asking 475 Shipped/Insured paypal.
  39. Troublemaker20

    1978 SKIPJACK 20 OPEN $8500obo

    Took a job in Texas and need to sell my loyal Skippy ASAP. Moving end of April, priced to sell. Boat is stored at Cabrillo Dry Storage in San Pedro. Spot is transferrable (10mins to the Horseshoe, 25miles to Catalina). Boat stored on trailer with cover. I absolutely love this boat and have had a...
  40. Jbananas556

    Spinners-Catalina, Certate, Spheros, Torque

    Need to thin the herd to finance some new gear and other things. Listing some very fine reels. I am the original owner of all listed except the Torque. All reels shipped insured via USPS, PP only. First up is a brand new inbox(opened for pictures), JDM 2016 Daiwa Catalina 4k straight from...
  41. I

    Catalina rockfishing lures

    Whats a good glow in the dark soft plastic for rock fishing Catalina. I need something small not to big just in case we encounter whitefish.
  42. I

    Avet sxj questions?

    Going to get an avet sxj two speed for atalina. How much braid 50 pound did you fit on your sxj, and what rod goes good with it.I like phenix's.
  43. I

    Island rod

    I am looking for a rod preferably seeker, phenix, calstar, Uc. Problaby going to use 25lb line and fish it for calicos, yellows, and maybe some rockfish. Also what reel do would you prefer on the rod just wondering.
  44. tugasangler

    Stella, saltiga, isla

    looking for a Stella in 6k-8k would prefer swPg or Daiwa saltiga in 4000 size . Will also consider a Catalina .. thanks in advance PayPal ready show me what’s out there
  45. I

    Swimbaits at Catalina?

    How effective are swimbaits at Catalina and what colors usually work best?
  46. PacificPredator

    Help wanted to spot Spotted Giant Sea Bass

    Mods, sorry if posting in the wrong forum. Have you all seen this about BSBs? "Nearly extinct"...
  47. I

    Trition or Gail Force

    I am looking to go out on a Catalina 3/4 day trip and my options have come down to the Gail Force or Triton. What boat would you choose?
  48. C.Bergs

    Offshore Catalina Report 7/14-7/15

    Noticed most of the BD reports are for SD area (and rightfully so, that's where all the fish are), so I thought I'd throw up a short report from Cat last weekend for anyone interested outside of SD fishing. By the way, stoked you guys further south are starting to get into some tuna. By "stoked"...
  49. F

    Line setup and lure recommendation trolling Catalina-long besch

    Hi all, I am sailing to Catalina out of Long Beach this weekend and leaving in the evening, sailing back in the afternoon. I'd like to troll off the boat for some fish both ways. Any recommendations for line and lure setup? I have read that tuna, mackarel, and Dorado are in the waters on that...
  50. larryg

    Catalina lure advice

    Hi, I am going to be spending 6/27-7/5 moored at Cherry Cove (frontside). My plan is to fish early am and late pm from my inflatable SUP. I will be using 4-6 lb. spinning gear and want some guidance in the best lures to fish near the kelp. The more specific in regards to style, size and...
  51. G

    Catalina overnight!

    Need two guys each to chip in for gas and bait. Boat sleeps 4 but way more comfortable with 3 guys fishing. Going to hit backside for yellows and seabass. Seabass hit or miss lately but yellowtail has been popping 5-30lbers. Need $75 for gas and $20 for bait. Splitting three ways should get...
  52. sereneskies

    Catalina Weather Reports

    Hi everyone, Anyone have any advice on accurate weather reports for the island water conditions? Such as currents and waves? I have been checking the NOAA website ( before making trips to Catalina Island out of long beach on my 21 footer, but they don't always...
  53. C.Bergs

    Squid Boat at Catalina May 2018?

    Heading to the island tomorrow. Anyone been able to get squid from the Pacific Carnage? I don't think the Mary Clarie is fishing this weekend. Thanks in advance
  54. wburdge

    Grady White 22'

    Hello all, Up for sale is my 1988 Grady-White Seafarer 22. This boat is loaded with features! She has an Armstrong bracket and 2004 Suzuki 250hp 4 stroke motor with less than 400 hours on it. The bracket gives extra cockpit room and increases running efficiency. She has two fuel tanks, a main...
  55. sereneskies

    Trolling Catalina Island

    Hi everyone, Im new to owning my own boat and fishing Catalina island. Ive been on plenty of trips to San Clemente and Coronados and 1.5 day trips out of fisherman's landing. Ive been interested in starting trolling, however, I have never done it before. I was trying to figure out the...
  56. DrBob89

    Catalina & Horseshoe 11/22

    I've never seen the channel so calm. No wind, tiny swell. I started out from San Pedro for PV but kept going to Catalina's west end. 25-30mph both ways, t-shirt and dry. Water 65, but air was 85 next to Catalina. My path is attached. Fished from Arrow Point to Eagle Rock. Fast trolled...
  57. DrBob89

    Catalina front side 8/29 - only bones

    I took one of the FBC Parkers to Avalon today for breakfast and fishing. Left Huntington Harbor at 7am, returned at 3pm. Both directions were pretty smooth: dry deck and average speed over 20 knots. We grabbed a mooring from the harbor patrol (cost = $20 for day use), went ashore for a fried...
  58. PacificPredator

    08/19 Catalina Yellows

    Took my friend and son to the island for my 45th birthday. Not-so-cured deans from Nacho at 06:00 and off. The channel crossing was smoother than forecasted, 72 deg and clean blue, but not much life. Paddy spotting was not ideal due to the microchop. We did find 2 decent size ones but no...
  59. pajaro

    SOLD>>>Sancha has to go...Clean Seacraft 25

    100% turnkey ready to go 25 Seacraft Seafari Cuddy. This is a 1973 Potter Built hull with 24 degree deadrise. This hull has near legendary status in the east. This model has served me very well up un the Santa Barbara Channel. Volvo Penta 260a Engine (Chevy 350 V8) with 290 Duoprop Outdrive...
  60. michaelwong5

    Fishing in the near future

    Hello all im quite new to the forum, looking for heads to join me and come fish in the future. Pm me for details. Mainly local orange county/los angeles inshore and catalina runs.
  61. SLAYDAYSoCal

    *Dawn* Catalina Buddy Boat (Tues May 9)

    Hey guys! Looking forward to our early Tuesday run to Cat. We'll be in a 23-foot Bayrunner Panga "SlayDay" if you'd like to buddy for the day. We're launching out of Cabrillo between 4:00-4:30 AM and heading straight to the early morning backside WSB grounds. HMU 714 914 4979 Ryan Owner...
  62. D

    Avalon mooring #28

    30 foot mooring in Avalon Harbor, Catalina, California. Right between the Tuna Club and the Yacht Club in front of the summer dinghy dock. Buy your own mooring and always have a mooring for your boat during the busy Avalon summer season. Why pay slip fees when you can leave your boat on your...
  63. Constantine

    17.5' center console, Dana Point, Catalina, La Jolla, San Diego, Coronado. Later this month

    I'm a northern California salmon fisherman heading down to pick up my 17.5' center console from Dana point in about a week. I would really like to catch some fish that I don't normally have the oppurtunity for such as yellow tail, WSB, and possibly tuna if I'm lucky. I have heard of fish being...
  64. M

    Catalina Classic escort boat/skipper wanted

    Hi-- I'm hoping to paddle the Catalina Classic paddleboard race this summer (August 28, 2016). I'm looking for an escort boat and skipper. I will have a support crew of three good guys. This will be my first crossing. I really appreciate you considering this. I will of course cover all...
  65. son of poseidon


    Looking for 5 spots to be filled due to last minute cancellation of group of militarty guys.. Trip will be THIS SATURDAY MARCH 5th aboard the Ahra Ahn out of Long Beach Sportfishing Berth 55 ..Price is $80 limited load of 30 people departing at 6 am returning at 6 pm.. We will be Fishing...
  66. tvdan

    Awesome Lobster Trip To Catalina

    Last night Feb 21st we started filming for our 29th season on TV, it was a lobster fishing trip aboard the Gail Force out of San Pedro. We left at 3PM and made to ride over to the island, the weather was a little bumpy, but it made it there fine. Around 5:15 the crew started to drop the nets...