Legend teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaves from H&M Landing Departing on Sun Aug 7th, 09:00 PM. Early Booking Price is $350.00, normal price is $550.00Meals and permits not included and will be collected on the boat. Simply book right on line or call for reservations at 310-328-8426. Charter Master Earl The Pearl
H&M Landing checking in this evening with your daily report. The Relentless came in from a 2 day trip with 160 rockfish, 17 yellowtail, 4 lings, and 2 bonito. The Old Glory picked up 63 rockfish, 42 yellowtail, and 6 bonito. The Chief sacked 103 fat reds, 18 yellowtail, and 4 bonito.
Don't forget to stop by the booth at the Fred Hall Show, say hi and book your trips.
Trips are going daily. CLICK HEREfor a schedule and to book on line or call 619-222-1144 for more information and reservations.
Mark is live from Seaforth Landing with an update. The Tribute came in this morning from a 1.5 day with 85 rockfish, 5 lings, 32 yellowtail, 10 bonito, and 15 whitefish for the 17 anglers. The Pacific Voyager picked up 20 yellows with 70 rockfish and the eclipse had 32 yellowtail, 11 lings, 178 rockfish, 61 reds, and more.
Trips go daily from Seaforth Landing. CLICK HEREfor a schedule and book on line or call 619-224-3383 for reservations.
Puerto Morelos Marina El Cid Fleet Cancun to Cozumel
Another good week's fishing and good weather for Puerto Morelos and the Marina El Cid Sport Fishing Fleet. This past week, the boats fished a total of 54 days that produced a mixed bag catch of 12 different species that included 7 giant Atlantic barracuda, 68 snappers, 123 chackchi, 5 amberjacks, 16 triggerfish, 5 grunts, 116 bonito, 2 wahoo, 15 King mackerel, 29 banana fish, 3 sawfish and 30 blackfin tuna. We are rapidly approaching the Easter and Spring Break time frame when the area gets pretty busy for the area and the boats start getting booked heavily as the billfish season really perks up in the month of may and we land many white marlin, sailfish and an occasional blue marlin, too. The dorado move back into the area and more bonito and tuna are available or the bigger blue marlin and the fishing moves into the high gear mode. May is our biggest billfish month of the year but it can easily stretch out from early April and go right on into the latter part of June.
PM Climate: Daytime temps averaged 84.4 and the nights at 65.8. Humidity ratio at 64.2%. A few partly cloudy skies and several days of mostly sunny and warm weather for the area.
Sea Conditions: Water temps holding well at 80 degrees. Sea surface breezes were variable by the day and flowing at about an 8 mph average. which is excellent for this area.
Best Bait for PM: Continues to be the extraordinarily popular ballyhoo baits that are freshly caught on a daily basis and provided to the boats as part of the charters.
Bait Supply: This is one of the more unique areas along the Riviera Maya that produces a surplus of ballyhoo baits of different sizes that are favored by the crews and the anglers and without charge.
Our Local Reporter for Puerto Morelos Area: Ms. Lily Valdez, from the Fishing Reservation Center for the Marina El Cid.
The "Bloody Hook", skippered by Captain Chiro Barragan, landed a 250 lb. blue marlin for Angler Bob Kowall, Toronto, Canada, on Tuesday. However, overall, the fishing had sporadic good & difficult fishing days and the billfish were moving farther off shore by the day. The yellowfin tuna came back for a few days and bit well but as the areas water clarity diminished, the fish seemed to move on to better water conditions. According to Captain Temo Verboonen, our local reporter, the fishing from the 17 mile mark and outward was much better as the week progressed but most of the fleet were lucky to have only one or two strikes for the day in the off shore waters. The inshore fishing was very good for the big jack crevalles all along the coast line. The bonitos were spooky and we did land a few groupers on live baits, but the waters have turned greenish and cold and the fishing seems to have destabilized depending on the day of the week, even with the good weather conditions. We are experiencing many anglers at the pier every morning, allowing for us to have a better season for he boats.
IZ Climate: Mostly sunny & warm days with daytime temps averaging 82.6 degrees and nights at 66.2 degrees. Humidity ratio averaged 61%.
Sea Conditions: Sea Temps in shore at 80 degrees and rising to 81-82 degrees for the off shore waters. The bluer water is nearing the 17 mile mark. Surface breezes flowing in from varied directions at an average of about 8 mph. Surface remains calm.
Best Fishing Area: The better area is now starting at about 17 miles off shore from the Bay as the waters are clean and blue from there and outward from there, along with good sea temps holding at 81-82 degrees.
Best Bait/Lure: Rigged baits were working fair for the billfish but trolled live bait was best for the off shore action. Live bait were working well for the inshore fishing, especially for the groupers and the bigger jack crevalles.
Bait Supplies: Freshly caught bait for rigging was readily available for the charters and provided gratis. Live bait remained at $5.00 per dozen.
Our Local Reporter for Zihuatanejo: Captain Temo Verboonen, owner of the super pangas, Secuesto de Amor and Macho Banana, and Captain Chiro Barragan, skipper of the Bloody Hook.
The inshore fishing from the Marina El Cid in Mazatlan, is still providing the better bite action for the anglers and on average, the boats were landing more than 15 fish per fishing day. The off shore fishing for billfish was not being overly cooperative but still, producing a few stripers and sailfish and the overall fish count reflected 5 stripers, (1 released) 1 sailfish, (released) for a total of 17 days fished. The inshore action for 12 super pangas fishing days produced 15 seabass, 107 red snappers, 34 triggerfish, 20 jack crevalles, 1 grouper, 3 barracuda and 2 corvinas.
Mazatlan Climate: Several days of partly cloudy conditions with a few light showers on Wednesday, 02/22/17. Daytime air temps averaged 78 degrees and night averaged 56.2, (we still suggest light jackets for the morning boardings). The next 7 days are predicted to be sunny and clear skies for the area.
Sea Conditions: Inshore water temps at 69 degrees and the off shore water temps at 71-72 degrees. Surface breezes flowing in mostly from a westerly direction and averaged about 8 mph.
Best Fishing Area: The skippers were searching wide areas for anything that might produce a bite but in the end, no specific area was mentioned with most of the billfish coming from an area about 18-20 miles out to the southwest of the Marina El Cid.
Best Bait/Lure: Rigged trolling baits were best for the billfish and are supplied each day as part of the charters.
Bait Supplies: Plenty of rigging baits available and still a good supply of live bait at the $1.00 per bait rate.
Our Local Reporter: Ms. Kitcia Berenice Ceja Diaz, reporting for The Aries Sport Fishing Fleet and Mazatlan area.
The Cabo San Lucas currents and water temps are changing rapidly on both sides of the peninsula. On 2/22/17, we saw a drop in water temps on the Pacific side by 4-5 degrees in the matter of a few hours between Todos Santos and Cristobal, falling to 68 degrees inside the 10 mile mark and only 71 degrees outside the 10 mile mark. Cristobal to Santa Marina Bay was the warmest water in the area at 73-74 degrees. There were fluctuating water temps all over and on both sides of the peninsula adding to the already difficult fishing in this world renown area for the fabulous fishing and big marlin bite. The fishing report for some 28 days fished did not produce a single billfish and the combined fish counts reflected 11 yellowfin tuna, 15 skipjack, 12 roosterfish, 7 Sierra, 2 red snappers and 5 jack crevalle, (aka toros).
Cabo Climate: Daytime temps averaged 78.4 degrees and cooler nights at 61 degrees. Generally, a very sunny week with cooler weather than normal. Very un-typical Cabo Climate.
Sea Conditions: Surface breezes were varied but mostly from a westerly direction and averaged about 10 mph. A couple of choppy and not so nice sea surface days that added more difficulty to the already tough fishing of the days. Cool sea temps on both sides of the peninsula with temps varied from 68 degrees to 71 degrees in most of the areas and the warmer spot was right off Cabo Falso to Santa Maria Bay area. Chileno to the Gorda Banks all at 71 degrees and Las Frailes at 69 degrees.
Best Fishing Area: No specific area was reported, albeit, the bulk of the tuna came from the back side of the Jaime Bank.
Best Bait/Lure: The tuna were taking the smaller hootchie type lures, roosters were preferring the live bait.
Live Bait Supply: Very good and still at the $3.00 per bait rate.
Our local reporters: Gaviota Fleet Manager Carlos Pena and Fish Cabo Owner, Captain Roberto Maqrquez.
Triton will be running its first Limited Load Open Party Trips of the season for the Rockfish Openen on Wednesday March 1st! This trip departs at 5am and return around 5pm, limited to ONLY 25 ANGLERS at $100 per person! Bunks included for everyone aboard and your catch will always go directly into our RSW Fish Hold.
We will be fishing Catalina Island for Rockfish, then taking a look in the Shallows for some surface action. Make sure to bring 8oz and 10oz sinkers for Rockfishing and 15lb - 20lb line is A MUST for surface fishing.
Purchase your tickets by clicking below or call the Landing at (310) 844-3814 and ask for Ryan. TRITON ONLINE BOOKING
Rick is live from the Oceanside 95 out of Helgrens Sportfishing letting you know they are on line for the rockfish opener. An overnight trip leaves Tuesday February 28 fishing the first. They also have a 2 day trip leaving Friday March 3.
Rick has all the info live for you below. You can CLICK HERE to book on line or call 760-722-2133 for reservations and ride the Big O.
Point Loma Sportfishing Long Range, Tough Day on The Intrepid
Tough fishing for us today. Just a little sign all day and managed less than 10 fish for our efforts. Our weather was up a bit and we had 15 to 18 knots of wind most of the day. The wind came down late afternoon though and we are hoping for better results tomorrow. Wish us luck, Captain Bill Cavanaugh and the Intrepid Team.
Marina Del Rey Sportfishing checking in with 3 trips out today. The Spitfire back at it on a 3/4 day run with just 9 anglers picked up 27 sculpin, 6 bass, and 2 triggerfish. The New Del Mar had two 1/2 day runs sacking up 202 sculpin, 55 perch, 1 halibut, and 2 bass.
Trips are on line daily including twilight runs on the weekends. Call for trip information and reservations at 310-822-3625.
Ken is live from H&M Landing with a wrap-up report. The Old Glory and Chief down the line sacking up yellowtail and more. The local 1/2 day with some sculpin, perch and bass. Ken is live below to with a break down of all the counts.
Trips leaving daily.
Listen in then call 619-222-1144 for reservations.
Gavin is live from the Pacific Queen out of Fishermans Landing. They worked hard all day and made a nice catch of 64 yellowtail for the day, lots of activity on the surface. Gavin is live below with the wrap-up report.
They go again Sunday night with trips all month long.
CLICK HERE to book on line or call 619-221-8500 for more trip information and reservations.
Carl is live from Fishermans Landing with an update from the Liberty and they Pacific Queen. Both boats are picking at the yellowtail with 30 on the Liberty and 50 on the Pacific Queen with a few hours left to fish.
The Pacific Queen has another trip going Sunday night and trips lined up all March. For a full trips schedule CLICK HEREand book yours on line or call for all trip information and reservations at 619-221-8500.
Mike is back in live from the Tribute out of Seaforth Landing with your noon time report. They are still picking away at the yellowtail and are up to 30 fish for the 17 anglers with all day left to fish. Mike has the full story for you below.
For a full schedule CLICK HERE and book your trip on line or call 619-224-3383 for more information and reservations.
Just off the phone with the Old Glory out of H&M Landing as they called in with 30 Yellowtail for their 17 anglers. They are on a 1-1/2 day trip and are still fishing. Stay tuned we will update as soon as we hear from them again!
They do have another trip leaving Friday March 3. CLICK HEREand you can book on line or call 619-222-1144 for reservations.
Donny checking in from Pierpoint Landing letting you know the Enterprise will be running 3/4 day trips starting Thursday morning at 6 am. The City of Long Beach is also on line daily with 1/2 day runs.
Rockfishing opens again on Wednesday the first. Get yours at Pierpoint Landing by calling 562-983-9300 for more information and reservations.
Captain Mike is live from the Tribute out of Seaforth Landing this morning on a 1.5 day trip with a nice little start for the 17 anglers. They have 15 yellowtail so far. A few on the bait and the rest on the yo yo. They have all day left to fish and Mike has the story for you below and ill keep us updated.
For a full schedule CLICK HERE and book your trip on line or call 619-224-3383 for more information and reservations.
We awoke to calm seas and no current. Unfortunately this place has been dependent on water movement to catch fish and we had none all morning. Our charter master Mike Boshard picked up our only fish today which looked like it was right around the 140 lb. mark. We departed for the Buffer Zone at 0900. We will try our luck there tomorrow. Wish us luck, Captain Bill Cavanaugh and the Intrepid Team.
Triton A Go Today February 25 at 2 PM, Catalina Lobster and More
A quick drive over the Bridges from Fred you could buy at the show. Fred Hall Long Beach is the Ceremonial kickoff to the upcoming fishing season. And since we are located so close, what a better way to show off our shop and offereven more and way better deals for our customers.
We make it a lot easier to purchase those bigger, heavier items like tackle boxes, ice chests, & Lobster nets. ESPECIALLY, WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE TO LUG THEM HALF WAY ACROSS THE CONVENTION CENTER AND THE FAR EAST END OF THEIR 400 ACRE PARKING LOT.
Click on Flyers below for more info.
Seaforth Landing Daily Report And Trip Info Mark Is Live
We have two boats departing on Friday night on 1.5 day trips with space available. Both boats will be fishing Punta Colonet / Baja coast for Yellowtail, Rockfish and Lingcod.
Boat 1 is - 1.5 day trip $300.00 (Mexican fishing permit, tourist visa and bunk are included). Call the PLSF office at (619) 223-1627 to book this trip
The Vagabond – 1.5 day trip $365.00 (Mexican fishing permit, tourist visa and meals are included ). To book the Vagabond's trip, please call the Vagabond office at (619) 224-6500 or book online at E-mail
Both boats will be fishing Punta Colonet / Baja coast for Yellowtail, Rockfish and Lingcod. A valid passport or passport card is required for all passengers
I can't believe spring is upon us. Seems like last season was just getting underway, and yet we are prepping for 2017.
Equatorial water temperatures remain neutral, and that means anything can happen. Forecasters can't agree if we are going to move back into yet another warm cycle, or if the pendulum will swing towards the cool side.
Either way, I am confident we will have excellent fishing this season.
There was late squid around the Channel Islands. This bodes well in my book for spring Seabass. Guys fishing Colonet this winter have had excellent trips targeting yellows and have recently been seeing Bluefin.
With all the rain this winter, I feel we will have a great bait year. Typically when this happens, it sets the stage for good anchovy and sardine fishing...both a positive for us. That being said, I feel our chances for Albacore are better they have been in a decade. I'm layin' it out there and putting it in my forecast.
March 1st, marks the start of show season, and we'll be posted up at the Long Beach Convention Center for the start of the Fred Hall circuit. Be sure to stop by and say hello. Take advantage of our March Madness specials, as always.
In case you've not had the opportunity in the past, just during the show we will offer $50 off ANY TRIP 2 DAYS or LONGER!