------ May 22 th------
You guys doing any good--- yea we got one on a paddy--- We're having a tough time seeing any paddies in all this chop--- - we started off off San Onofre --- We're up here outside Aliso Creek --got one- 10:54am
A fair + Southeast wind and building chop against a lumpy west swell was making it difucult for some of the smaller craft out there this morning-- I only got as far as the bell bouy them made the U- Turn but others ran out - more power too them- and probally a bigger boat--
Sportfishing running up to Newport from Dana report seeing the schools of anchovies en route-- The amount of anchovies were seeing now must be results of a suportive enviroment that created a good " Hatch" of them three and two years ago-. W ater temp were cooler "La Nina" along the entire Eastern Pacific and the southern subpopulation of Northern Anchovies hatched well. Evident of the good hatch- Anchovies that are 2 year old are roughly 4.4 inches and 3 year old's at around 5.6 inches and thats what were seening now.
In the lee of South Island-- slow trolling baits work for us!
The Yellows ---- fast and furious-- here and gone- for some of the boats fishing Catalina this morning-- a few more catches of barracuda even a bonito or two--
Don't look for tonnage of these small yellows to be around coastal waters or offshore-yet - but there are a few- so it's worth a shot at them-and Catalina nd Clemente will be improving over the next month-- -
Afternoon hours- a switch in the wind- west at 10+ not bad most of the mornings south chop went away- glassing off under the gray marine layer ' We've tried two local paddies for nothing"-- 5:19pm
Any kelps'-- stopped on two really nice ones-- nothing--- yea we stopped on three or four- nothing for us either, you see anything over at the island?--- nope- it's just as we left it last year-- tragic--- you catch anything? I didn't see one- everywhere we went- nothing Yesterday we caught em' today nothing- --- you going back to sculpin fishin- ah-- no--
1. AN AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER HAS DEVELOPED ABOUT 450 MILES SOUTH OF ACAPULCO MEXICO...AND GRADUAL DEVELOPMENT IS POSSIBLE AS IT MOVES WESTWARD TO WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 10 TO 15 MPH. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE...20 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.GLOBAL MODELS FORECAST THIS FEATURE TO SHIFT W DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS WITH SOME POTENTIAL FOR IMPROVED ORGANIZATION AND GRADUAL INTENSIFICATION.
------------------------------ Tuesday's Reports ------------------
Memorial Day Weekend Firecracker Yellowtail on the Bar-B-Que--- yum-- yum-- over the few days that southeast wind "eddie" will be pushing northwards towards our coastline bringing kelp paddies with 8-10lb Yellowtail-- Stand By--
2:30pm 1/2 day with Yellowtail---- Bongos charter sportfishing out of Newport -- phenomenal fishing he says -- 2 anglers 14 yellowtail
E-Mail reports on the WON/ Yahama WSB event thios past weekend-- thanks for the reports-JD-- --- The WON Tournament ended up with 40 plus boats. there was a 45 lb WSB 1st, 44 lb WSB 2nd, and a dozen other WSB and yellowtail brought to scales.
Not sure where the sea bass were caught, but we lost a nice one at 10:30am out in 12 fathoms at Hen Rock. A slow pick on yellows here during the day on the live squid. An angler in the tournament told me he caught yellowtail at West Cove. Along with several light boats selling squid at Two Harbors, a friend made it East of Cat Harbor and also in 15 fathoms in front of Casino.-- Bob
JD--- I read your fish report and saw that you mentioned the WON Seabass Tourney at Two Harbors. A 48# seabass won it, and a 44# got 2nd place. Many boats fishing that East End area ended up with limits of seabass. Its like a light switch was turned on and the fish decided to bite. I pre-fished that area for nothing. My team fished the middle of the back and had one seabass to weigh and it was good for 8th place. We hooked two bigger models and lost them in the kelp. Lots of yellowtail around too. For a Catalina only tourney, those fish are quite big. Best Regards, Captain Jeff J.
No signs of birds bait this morning for those running a mile offshore from Newport down towards Dana this morning- maybe it was further offshore--
Memorial Day Weekend Firecracker Yellowtail on the barbie--- yum-- yum-- over the few days that southeast wind "eddie" will be pushing northwards towards our coastline bringing kelp paddies with 8-10lb Yellowtail-- Stand By--
2:30pm 1/2 day with Yellowtail---- Bongos charter sportfishing out of Newport -- phenomenal fishing he says -- 2 anglers 14 yellowtail-!!
5 out running up the line from Dana, some life-- at 2 off the beach lots of life 2:15pm--
Headed to Clemente island this comings Memorial Weekend-- good news- the island looks to be open all weekend long-- good luck- JD
---------------------- Monday's report---------------
A little bumpy this morning- southeast wind, swell from the west- calming as the day gets along
What ever happened to the three "B"s Bonito, Bass and Barracuda--- middle of May the partyboats would clammer catches of 50 to 100 each - maybe this June or July--- maybe
Building tides and moon this week- prospects look promising.
Whales watching boats were helpful with their eye's, reporting the schools of anchovies 2- 3 miles off the beach.
<--- 2013 May Warming waters from the southwest heading our way, --- last year that 55 degree cool water to the north of us was deeper and more pronounced and this year water temps pushing 70 are further north latitude and more wide spread-
--2012 May --->
And using Rip Charts here's a view of current currents off So. Calif- Eckman Effect -Cooler water upwelled is driven offshore by winds coming off Venture to Santa Maria - and a flow of water wrapping around the southern end of Clemente is and and swing north- Good News- Both currents show a northern flow which will help reduce that tounge of cooler green water that can come down from the north and spoil our albacore, tuna and marlin fishing.
Good weather web site-- http://www.sailflow.com
Point Loma boat had 7 yellows aboard and were still fishing- 5:30pm
Fish Report--- Kelps--- Bryan on the El Gato Dos found a zone of Kelps around 32.35 and 32.35 x 117.28 and 117.34.
This is just 18 miles from Point Loma!!
Water 64.5. Found 5-6 kelps with all of them holding. got 1 to 6 off each one in the BLUE water! All the Yellowtail ate the Sardine except for 1 which ate the surface Iron. All of the fish were good quality for kelp paddy fishing running around 10 to 12lbs
----- The Weekends reports -------------
Steve B. on BACCO Saturday morning yellowtail off Hen Rock in Whites. Rob
When it get busy it gets busy- - local halibut here in the harbor-- coastal fishing improving with barracuda on the flats and bass biting off the kelp beds, Yellowtail at Clemente and Catalina- a few Sea bass too- calicos biting and a sprinkling of berries there too.
Baitballs showing up on the surface-- along with krill--- lots and lots of bait the guy said anchovies it looked like-- 2:14pm
By mid summer Striped Marlin will be thrashing these meatballs -- the tables set, now all we need is the guest to arrive--
local partyboats still fished the sculpin and dabs today --- what barracuda? a little bumpy, washboard cross swell/ wind made it a little uncomfortable
-------------------------------- Sat Report -------------------
Morning wind from the south/southeast , good morning Eddie, seas fair- a little lump to it-- light wind ripple-
Whale watching boats full to the brim-- although not many whales to look at, it's more like a nature cruise to view sea lions, common dolphins, a mola-mola or two and some birds and maybe a whale.
I've only heard of some short White Sea Bass taken at Catalina so far this morning---
Tide changes 10:33 this am- any threshers around will be biting on that plus side of the tide swing- maybe 11am?- standing by--
Wish I could say how good the fishing was today-- but I haven't heard that much-- sorry- yellows at Catalina, bass in the kelp and grumpies on the rocks- I did hear one young boy say his father and him hauled in a 50 lb halibut this morning - that's a big fish---
---------------------- Fridays reports -------------------
Local bait receiver here in Newport has a load of Squid delivered early this morning- - a mixed size of squid some 3-4 inchers some 7-9 inchers at best 50/50 more like 40/60 smaller baits- Catalina Island reported to have a squid boat there -- the Marie Clair to have made squid for the WON Seabass tournament-- Weather's an issue-- be careful probably some of the backside of the island washed out-- maybe it'll settle down quickly--
Making the crossing from the mainland, newport, long beach etc to catalina this morning-- a little windy south bump and swell- but it'' became much better mid channel and a better crossing-- good luck this weekend-- JD
Still schools of anchovies around-- Red Buoy off Newport-- birds working them-- probably some small sharks underneath it all--
-------------------- Thursday's Report ------------- -
Light southwest breeze, layer of marine clouds just offshore a mile or so- seas fair and calm.
Seeing lots of mylar balloons floating on the water and some terns overhead off Dana .- couple of big- big Mola Mola's around- always a good sign-
And Balboa Angling Club will be hosting their Open House on Sunday - Drop by and say hello--
May the 18 - 19th the WON / Yahama Two Harbors White Sea Bass Tournament
TWO HARBORS, Catalina Island — Thousands of dollars, cash and prizes and the title of being the top seabass fishing team for 2013 are up for grabs this year at Catalina at the WON/Yamaha Catalina Island White Seabass Championship slated for Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19 at Two Harbors, Catalina Island.
Entry is $100 per person, no limit on number of team members. (There is a $20 on-site fee charge for new anglers.)
May 10 is the Early Bird entry deadline. Avoid the $20 per person late fee. For team and optional entries or adding team members, we will accept a personal check received at WON offices before May 10. $100 before May 10, $120 after that, and onsite.
Western Outdoor News
We lost another good friend of the fishing and boating world this past Fall- Blair Prolux / SeaLect will have his ashes scattered 12:00 noon on May 19 Sunday off the East End of Catalina if you in the area you can say your respects there. --- Word also comes that we lost Lloyd Wolf from the San Diego/ Texaco Fuel Dock this past year- He was a freind to the all the boats that traveled south and ran out of SD-
The official start of the 2013 Eastern Pacific hurricane season is Wednesday, May 15.
------------------- Wed's Reports ----------------
Looks like the fishing south off Mainland Mexico is going off-
My Personal Best the e-mail says---
I got back Sunday night fishing with the boys from Accurate and other friends. We had fantastic fishing on the Maximus out of PV. I got my personal best 267 lb yft. We had 6 over 200 and lots of others from 40-150. Good times had by all.
Sounded like one of the partyboats or it may have been a whalewatchers out of Oceaside were seeing bird schools over bait being worked?
----------------- Tuesdays Reports --------------
Trek travel rods are making their way around the world-- a customer from the mid west- travels to the many offshore oil rigs throughout the world- the packable rods were just the thing for him-
Just wanted to tell you thanks for getting me the rod in time for my trip. Your help is appreciated and I will be sure to recomend you to all that ask. I have been busy down here the last month but finally got to use it and I love it! No giants on the first night but hopefully there will be some in the next couple weeks.Chris E..
Sounds more like a wintertime fish count--- 55 Sculpin, 33 Salmon Grouper (otherwise know as Bocaccio), 20 rock fish of assorted sizes and shapes and those every present Sand Dabs at 150 of them-- not much of a Springday fish count?
A quick overview of the west coast water temps for the past four years ranging from 55 to75 degrees for the first week in May 2010, 2011, 2013
2013 looks the warmest so far- as well as the cooling waters to the north of us are not as pronounced nor as strong- good be a good season-- stand by- JD
EL Nino ENSO-neutral is favored into the late Northern Hemisphere summer
During April 2013, ENSO-neutral continued, with near-average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) observed across most of the equatorial Pacific Ocean, and below average SSTs confined to the far eastern equatorial Pacific . The oceanic heat content (average temperature in the upper 300m of the ocean) remained near average during April reflecting near-average subsurface temperatures at depth across most of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific The tropical low-level easterly winds remained slightly enhanced over the western half of the Pacific basin, and anomalous upper-level westerly winds prevailed across much of the equatorial Pacific. Tropical convection was enhanced over Indonesia and the western Pacific and suppressed over the central Pacific Collectively, these conditions indicate the continuation of ENSO-neutral. The current forecast indicates that ENSO-neutral will likely continue into the second half of the Northern Hemisphere summer 2013
And coming up before you know it will be the Cabo Hatteras Viking Challange hosted by Stan Miller Yachts-
As it looks now (rumor has it) due to increased costs to the big money events being held at Avalon, Catalina, with the "only fair" marlin fishing these past few years and the overall cost of boating or lack of participation - there may not be any Marlin Money Tournaments there this year. The Church Mouse will continue, at least for this year. but it's in the wind that the big money tournaments are taking a hard look to see if it's possible or profitable-- we'll see-?
Still will be the Western Outdoors events which has both prizes and cash involved, the Cabo Hatteras Viking Challenge which is a prestigious event and some awards, The Balboa Masters Billfish Tournament also prestigious and some awards, the Peskies which is just plane fun and the Channel Islands and the San Diego Tournaments, but the big money marlin tournaments are in question. JD
And right around the correr is May with the WON / Yahama Two Harbors White Sea Bass Tournament
Coming up in May the first of 4 tournaments to be put on by Western Outdoors News as Two Harbors again hosts Catalina WSB championship then later on in the year, in Sept the Yamaha/Hotel Coral& Marina Tuna Jackpot combines a unique two-day Tuna Jackpot with a 2-day Inshore Bass/Rockfish Jackpot. Then come November the Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot
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Working on a idea and a proposal to incorporate the Balboa Angling Club's Master Angler Billfish Tournament along with the success if the IGFA Great Marlin Race, a scientific study of billfish and their travels with he help of the sportfishing community. It's concept is being welcomed around the world now- from the Pacific to the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans. We had a meeting this morning about such possibilities and like Bob K said, it's like putting pieces of a puzzle together, one here- one there eventually we'll have a better understanding and such understandings have helped led to this past summers passing into law the Billfish Act, the actual proof that shows the wide expanse of ocean these fish travel and that all counties adjacent to these oceans are reasonable for their care. Angling clubs and tournaments, fishing lodges and individuals are all now contributing to it . It's still just a idea and there'd be a few hurdles to jump- but I think it's a good ides-- each club in the tournament sponser a tag and maybe get some corporate sponsorship if possiable- it's an expensive adventure-- tags run about $4,000 each-- your thoughts- send em- JD thanks-- email@example.com
It is collaboration between Stanford University's Dr. Barbara Block, The International Game Fishing Asso.and sportfishing clubs and the tournaments they host-
The IGFA Great Marlin Race was established for billfish research and conservation. Teams competing are given the opportunity to sponsor a pop-up satellite archival tag -- an electronic device that can be attached to a fish, which records information about its location and depth, and the surrounding water temperature. At a pre-programmed date, the tag detaches from the fish and floats to the surface and begins to transmit the data via the Argos satellite system back to the lab. For the Great Marlin Race, the tags are programmed to pop off after 180 days. At that time, the fish that has traveled the farthest will be declared the winner –
The first year of the IGFA Great Marlin Race (IGMR) has come to a close, with six tagging events helping to deploy 24 satellite tags in blue and black marlin in three oceans. A total of 12,070 nautical miles (nm) have thus far been tracked from the tags on these majestic game fish The IGFA Great Marlin Race
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fishin' off Puerto Vallarta, ....some Huge Yellowfin
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Photos of the year- 2012