I cant imagine living in San Diego and wanting to drive ELSEWHERE to fish. I guess the grass is always greener...I have gone on one overnight trip out of Cisco's in Oxnard on the Pacific Islander and enjoyed myself. good fishing and good crew. Problem is I live in San Diego so the drive to and from Oxnard, especially later in the evening on the way home is just long enough and I"m just tired enough to make it a tad unappealing.
none of the overnights locally target rockfish as they're all hunting Yellowtail. Personally, I enjoy catching rockfish and would rather spend the day catching multiple fish that I like eating rather than hoping to catch one YT. not that the YT aren't good to eat or anything but I enjoy catching the bottom dwellers just as much and they're a bit more of a guaranteed catch.
at any rate, I'm looking for recommendations for closer boats from personal experiences other members have had.
I see that Newport landing and Davey's locker each run overnight boats (I can't tell but they seem to cross promote one another so maybe they're both related business-wise?) Dana sportfishing also seems to run some as well.
part of my problem is that the websites for Newport, Davey's locker and Dana Wharf kinda suck. they aren't too clear on what dates trips are even available, what the costs, are, and whether a trip is sold out or not. But, I'm willing to try based on other user experiences.
So, any recommendations? any other landings that I missed that are worth trying?
In my experience, the rockfishing is better down south than up here in the Ventura/Santa Barbara area.
Can we trade houses? lol