Fishing early January?

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  1. TravisAZ

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    The wife and I are going to be in the SD area for New Years, and we are bringing the boat. I know it is going to be cold, and I know the weather can be unpredictable that time of year. I also know that "rockfish" is closed that time of year. Thus, my question is should I even bother to plan on fishing, and if so, what species are typically targeted that time of year? I need to make plans for a license, what gear to bring, etc etc. Would probably be willing to do up to 10 miles or so off shore, but willing to travel north/south as needed depending on weather and conditions.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. shinerunner

    shinerunner BARKING MOONBAT

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    albacore on the 390
     
  3. TravisAZ

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    Im new, but not that new. Ill be out there in June when there might actually be some fish.
     
  4. Darylfw

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    You can fish Mexico for rock fish. You can get a 1 day or 1 week permit.
     
  5. big steve

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    head south!
     
  6. gatothecat

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    Punta Colonet is the spot that time of year.
     
  7. sandiegosteve

    sandiegosteve Fish nerd

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    We had some Yellows in La Jolla last January. Had to catch live squid and have some luck.

    The kelp is a little slow then, but you can find a few calicos down deep. Rock fish, if they are open, are the call. You may need to hit mexican waters for them (all of 10-15 miles).
     
  8. sitonmyface

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    Yeah, Colonett's the way to go if you can go on a day and a half. Yellowtail fishing if the water temps right on the high spot (yoyo fish) and lings, reds and tarbaccios thick on the rocks down there. If not, hop on a 3/4 day boat down to the islands and fish the same bottomfish and you never know, there could be a bird school. Not likely, but it's happened before.
     

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