El Nino. good or bad for inshore?

DONNIE SD

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This is a Fishing Network / Website Right??

Can you believe some of the people on / in here....

Bloody Decks....where is the quality control here???

I am hoping we just don't get invaded by Tuna Crabs this go around...Nothing would bite when that happened last time.

White crocker should be RED HOT inshore...LOL
whats your method... where would be a good place to start from the shore(The crocker). I surf fish with chovs or squid... but never had luck on the crocker....
 

Bank Robber

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During the last el nino and fishing the catalina gold cup(also the last of those),we couldn't troll 1 mile with out getting dorado bit....which actually kinda sucked cause it was a marlin tournament!
The second day while fishing kinda half way between sci and cat we came upon the mother of all kelp patties that was so loaded with dorado that we had a full on wfo bite that we had to leave because we wanted to win a freaking marlin tournament....very bitter sweet.
You could see jumping dorado for 1/4 mile all around that patty!!!I still have regrets we didn't just go have some fun,but we did tie for third that year....along with 87 other boats! rip cb2 I miss ya buddy
This sounds kinda familiar LOL it reminds me of a very cloudy memory I have :drunk

RIP CB2
 

Innocent Bystaner

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You Fools, NOAA built the Ark. And saved all the fishies 2 X 2. It's in the Bible somewhere. I think it's in the the first part or maybe the middle or towards the end. I forgot but it's there.
 

c-goat

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Marlin in La Jolla...I promise!
 

moto110

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you thinks its gunna affect the threshers?
 

jscrib

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I caught some perch today.

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moto110

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I'm sure you'll be able to drag and snag all you want...
hhahaha.....NO! not how i do it. all about live bait and a circle hook
 

Cabojoe

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el nino i was catching do dos and the end of seal beach jetty on megabaits....they were all over that warm water coming out of the jetty ....people were tripping on me walking back with my mahi.. i will try to get the photos out of my old comp..
 

Dave Hansen

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Very very very Bad. Always has been. Water should not be over 70 on the beach. Kelp dies no sand bass, cuda,bones,only a small amount of yellows. Its Bad keep the warm water off shore and in mexico.65 to 69 water is best in so cal coast. Fish and kelp love it and so does the bait.
 

Carl

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Red Tide is always a turd in the punchbowl inshore too....I'll take 68-70 and clean...
 

wolfman

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local weather forcasts are wrong all the time what makes you think they can predick an el nino just claim el nino for 25 years every year and one of these years they will claim la nina and it will really be el nino then they switch it to being el nino.
 

captjeffjones

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Depends on which client....
It magically turns ordinary fishermen into "Experts". Everybody will catch small yellowfin and dorado. Next year there will be 50 new 6-pac boats. Then.....A couple years of slow fishing due to no bait/kelp. The 6-pacs will go out of business and all the "Experts" will eat some humble pie. Seabass will get hard to find again (thank god) and hopefully the commercial squid guys will move to yet another spot to kill them all. The water in Cabo gets too warm, literally. Kiss the albies goodbye for a couple years. Marine biologists will say it's from overfishing and close the whole thing down. Ready for El-Nino? Go be an "expert!"
 

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I remember the El Nino event of the early 80's and catching yellowtail right at the oceanside harbor mouth which was not uncommon that summer. They would chase bait right up onto the breakwater. I have also noticed that warm water events kill off our kelp beds creating better access to usually hidden reef areas creating great calico bass fishing for that summer/fall season anyway. Unfortunatly, this leaves the resource very vulnerable to over fishing because not every boat on the water practices catch and release especially with the bigger bass. After El Nino, the payback is usually several years of poor bass fishing when the cool water and kelp beds return and the stock can recover. I guess we take the good with the bad.
 

IMAKECARSFAST

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just go fishing!!!.... who care what the title of the weather pattern is... some times fishing is good... sometimes its bad....

im still gonna fish!!!

when was the last time you heard the weather people say....

"its gonna be a NORMAL year full of normal weather and normal predictable conditions... every thing should be average... no suprises this year!"

things change... and if your a good fisherman you will adapt when it happens!!!
 

doorman

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haha that was a great. thanks for the laugh
 

imDEREK

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Very true--and I'm surprised it's taken so long for someone to say this.

Giant Kelp's upper temperature tolerance is 70 degrees F, so a strong El Nino will hurt the backbone of local fisheries--barracuda, calico bass, swrf, bonito and local yellowtail.

Furthermore, warm water holds less oxygen than cool water and can support smaller populations of phyto and zooplankton. So while an El Nino permits one to target exotic pelagics close to home, remember it is tropical water temperatures in a temperate ecosystem.