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Rain, Rain, and More Rain

IMG_5732While it may not be raining at the time that you read this, you can be confident that it’s probably going to start again soon. This week’s back to back to back storms have kept everyone off the water and with more rain forecast for Saturday, things aren’t looking good. It’s still too early to be sure, but it looks like next week might be wet as well.

IMG_5731Before the rain, the fishing was actually pretty good. The yellows were still biting along the deep water spots along the coast. The squid had started to show up on the beach and at least one tanker seabass made it over the rail of the Redondo Special. The bass guys who were practicing for this weekend’s SWBA California Offshore Challenge (which was postponed due to weather) were catching big calicos at the islands.

Down the coast, the rockfish and yellowtail were biting in Mexican waters. Best of all, the yellowtail bite at Colonett held up and even improved a little since the previous week. Since then, several inches of rain have fallen onto the ocean and big swells and lots of wind were there to mix it with cold water upwelling from the depths.

Where will we stand when things go back to normal? Well that depends on just how long these El Nino storms hold down the reset button. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

IMG_5735In the meantime, here are a few links to pass the time.

If you’re interested in learning more about marine weather forecasts, like the crazy ones we’re having this week, check out this article Understanding Marine Weather Forecasts

Rather than sit around the house on your days off, here are a couple of ideas for tackle organization in the garage DIY Rod Racks and Tackle Storage

Finally, if you haven’t had your boat serviced in a while, now’s a good time to do it Winter Boat Maintenance


Erik Landesfeind
Erik Landesfeind is BD's Southern California Editor and has over 30 years of experience saltwater fishing for a range of species in both California an...