Captain Black checking in from Marina Del Rey Sportfishing with your daily report. The 3/4 day Spitfire out with 13 anglers today had 1 halibut, 2 bass, 27 rockfish, 1 sheephead, and 4 whitfish. The Betty O gets it done with limits of rockfish for 13 anglers at 130 fish and 1 ling to go with it. The New Del Mar on a 1/2 day run with just 10 anglers had 5 calicos, 4 sand bass, and 3 whitfish.
Trips are on line daily including twilight trips going every Friday and Saturday.
Call 310-822-3625 for trip information and reservations.
Come join The Black Pearl fishing Island/freelance departing Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday Departing 5:30 a.m. Returns 5:30 p.m. Cost $85 and also check out our schedule for Lobster trips contact Long Beach Sportfishing Berth 55.
Call for information and reservations at 562-432-8993 or CLICK HERE for a schedule and book on line.
A reminder from Marina Del Rey Sportfishing. They have twilight fishing going every Friday and Saturday evening. Good bass fishing going on and more. Not a better way to spend the evening than on the water with friends and family. Relax have a beer, a few laughs, and best of all catch some fish for your wekend fry.
Call now for information and reservations at 310-822-3625 and hook up for fun times.
While most of the week was cloudy with lots of scattered rainy periods, the actual sea surface conditions were very good and allowed for some very good fishing conditions for the entire area. It was another successul fishing week for the leet from the Marina El Cid and for those folks that elected to fish had a terrific experience of fish catching action that even included 3 sailfish. The overall fish counts reflected a typical wide spectrum of mixed bag catches that not only included the 3 sailfish, they added 30 bonito, 40 giant Atlantic barracudas, (the fish of the week) 4 blackfin tuna, 1 king mackerel, 20 triggerfish, 39 chackchi, 14 grouper, 4 snappers, 4 sawfish, 6 banana fish and 1 needlefish.
PM Climate: Daytime temperatures averaged 85 degrees and nights at 75.5. The humidity ratio averaged 83%.
Sea Conditions: The tropical sea surface breezes were flowing in mostly from the easterly directions at an average of 7.7 mph, allowing for soft sea surface conditions and easy fishing comfort for the anglers. Sea temps had fallen for this area and reflected 78-79 degrees from Cancun to Cozumel area.
Best Bait: The continuous supply of ballyhoo bait availability allows the boats to have a remarkable daily supply of ample bait that is supplied with the charters at the Marina El Cid.
Bait Supply: During the times when the boats could fish in this area overt the past 5-6 years, we have never experienced a freshly supplied bait problem for any of the charters and remain grateful to Mother Nature's resource supply for the anglers.
Our Local Reporter: Ms. Lily Valdez, The reservation supervisor for the Marina El Cid, continues to provide us with a weekly fish report that spans this entire area from Cancun to Cozumel and specifically, the Marina El Cid fishing fleet.
Finally, a good weather report came in from Captasin Temo Verboonen, our local reporter for Zihuatanejo, along with an updated fishing report for the area. Temo said the boats that got out this past week had blue water to the 10 mile mark but after that, the water turned off color greenish and the overall bite was slow. The captains did see man small sharks around the logs and they did catch a few dorado and sailfish, but all in all, it was not our regular fishing and we are looking forward to improvements, sor sure. The inshore bite remained very good for the bigger jack crevalles and roosterfish, especially at the mouth of the Valentin River Beaches area.
IZ Climate: A much improved weather report for the area with a no rain week and daytime temps averaged 88.6 degrees and nights were a 79.3 degrees. The humidity ratio averaged 76.8% for the week.
Sea Conditions: Water temps varied from 86-87 degrees with good blue water to about the 10 mile mark before turning greenish outbound from there. Tropical surface breezes averaged 7.3 mph and the area remained calm for most of the week.
Best Bait & Lures: Rigged baits worked best for the few sailfish while the dorado bit better on the artificials. Live bait and poppers were working well for the inshore fishing for jacks and roosterfish.
Bait Supply: The bait supply remains very good at the $5.00 per dozen for the live bait.
Our Local Reporter: Captain Temo Veroonen, owner-operator of the two super pangas, Secuestro de Amor and Macho Banana, continues as our reporter for this area.
The off shore fishing this past week remained pretty good and provided the anglers with an interesting variety of different fish that included 1 stripped marlin, (released) 2 sailfish, (1 released) 8 yellowfin tuna and 2 dorado for their 6 boat fishing days. The inshore super pangas had very good action for their 6 days fished that produced 15 pompano, 90 snappers, 9 corvina and 30 triggerfish. The overall fishing was accomplished in good weather conditions for the week and no port closure days to interfere with the anglers having a very good period of fishing and catching.
Mazatlan Climate: It was a partly cloudy week that just got nicer and nicer as the week moved on. Day time temps averaged 88.8 degrees and the nights were at 75.5 and Thursday thru Sunday was all sunny and wonderful. The humidity ratio averaged 78% for the week, but still, it was a very nice week in Mazatlan and the surrounding area, especially on the ocean for fishing.
Sea Conditions: Tropical surface breezes were flowing mostly from the west to southwest and averaged about 7.7 mph. Water temps warm at 89-91 degrees from inshore to off shore areas. Tropical surface breezes flowing mostly from the westerly directions at 7.7 mph. Excellent fishing conditions.
Best Bait-Lures: The billfish were liking the rigged baits best. The yellowfin tuna and the dorado were best on a variety of colored tuna feathers and the bottom fish were biting on a mix of shrimp and squid.
Best Fishing Areas(s): The billfish were taken in an area about 18-22 miles to the southwest of the Marina El Cid and the same for the yellowfin tuna.
Bait Supply: The freshly caught baits for rigging were readily available and provided as part of the charters.
Our Local Reporter for the Fleet: Ms. Kitcia Berenice Ceja Diaz, Office Manager for the Aries Fleet and the Marina El Cid and reporter for Mazatlan fishing.
The dorado catches are increasing by the day and for many of the boats, we are seeing limit fishing and lots of releases throughout the area, especially all over the Pacific side of the peninsula. The overall fish counts for a total of 55 days fished reflected 1 blue marlin for the Gaviota XI, 4 stripers, (released) 1 sailfish, 8 yellowfin tuna, 2 skipjack, 4 wahoo and 1 shark. The Gaviota IV and the Fish Cabo tied for stripers with both boats reflecting 2 releases and the Gaviota VII landed a 250 lb. blue marlin and caught the only sailfish.
The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament was won by a 347 lb. black marlin, captured out front of Cabo Falso about 4 miles, by a Canadian angler and taken aboard the sportfisher, "Reel Gold", on the 2nd day of the 3-day tournament. Fishing the final day they released a smaller blue marlin and a dorado. The winning fish took 4 hours 15 minutes on 50 lb. tackle and they didn't even see the fish for about 3 hours after it was hooked up on a rigged cabillito for bait. The boat was skippered by Captain Roberto Marquez, Jr., and Roberto Marquez, Sr., was the mate, adding a little twist to the crew.
Cabo Climate: A warm and sunny week with average daytime temps at 90 and nights at 77.6 degrees. Humidity ratio averaged 58.8 for the week.
Sea Conditions: The Finger Bank to the Jaime Bank was all at 85-86 degrees. Along the shoreline from Cristobal to Cabo Falso and out to about 5 miles, all at 87-88 degrees. Cabo San Lucas to Gorda Banks all at 87 to 89 degrees. The 95 Fathom Spot, the 1150 Fathom Spot and the Outer Gorda Bank were all at 88-89 degrees.
Best Fishing Area: Cabo Falso was the hot spot for billfish and the winner of the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament was caught there, a black marlin, and two other smaller blue marlin were released there. Dorado were all over the area and a log found near the Jaime Bank was producing numerous dorado and most of the fish were in the 15-20 lb. ranges.
Best Bait or Lure: Live bait was doing well for the dorado, along with a myriad of smaller artificials and tuna feathers. Rigged bait caught the biggest fish for the Tournament.
Live Bait Supply: A good live bait supply was available during the tournament at the $3.00 per bait rate paid direct to the bait vendors at time of receipt.
Our Local Reporters: Gaviota Fleet Manager, Carlos Pena Mireles and Fish Cabo owner, Captain Roberto Marquez, had a pretty good report for the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament, having fished with the tournament winner aboard the winner boat, skippered by his son, Roberto Jr.
Fishermans Landing News From the Bridge Of The Royal Star
No question we have been riding a wave the past two voyages finding ourselves in the right position at the right time with uncanny consistency. And we have been making the most of every opportunity. In all pursuits there are those periods when things seem to fall into place; then there are the opposite. I went through plenty of that a couple of months back as readers may recall.
Beginning our morning with a faith based blunder I sensed a change for the worse upon us. I wasn’t committed to it, but the everything going right phase definitively ended. Non defeatist by nature we forged ahead seeking greener pastures elsewhere. Thus began a long day of stopping, dropping, and pulling with a paltry two fish to show for it. We just couldn’t get established. Though we already had a beautiful catch in the hatch, and the disposition of anglers below reflected zero concern, the fall from grace still grated, big time.
As it turned out the last shot of the day finally produced. A redemptive hit for a dozen more beauties, including a 168 and a 155, set us right, and ended this voyage on the precise note we desired. Breaking down the gear and enjoying our evening meal calm and stationary we buckled up then began the final run north supremely satisfied with success hard earned.
Point Loma Sportfishing News From The Bridge Of The Intrepid
We awoke this morning to beautiful weather and a calm ocean. Watching the sunrise over coffee in the tropics is nothing short of amazing. We started out our day with slack conditions and small tuna. The current started to flow just after breakfast and we started hooking better grade tuna. Most of the fish this morning were 80 to 140 pounds with one fish at about 170. Come early afternoon our current switched and we re positioned on the Bank. This afternoon was very interesting as we had good sign of bigger fish. We ended up with one fish that taped out at 220, one that is very close to 200, and a handful of other fish that were 150 to 180. It was a great day of steady action on quality fish. We are hoping that this afternoon was a sign of things to come for us with bigger ones in the mix. Again, the best method today was a flylined sardine, a 5/0 ringed circle hook, 100 to 130 pound fluorocarbon, and a lively sardine. Our chefs served a sesame crusted seared Ahi over rice for dinner tonight that was exceptional. We have high hopes for tomorrow, Captain Bill Cavanaugh and the Intrepid Team.
Greg is live for the Aztec out of Seaforth Sportfishing. Lots and lots of fish today going 2 for 4 today with one fish at 220 pounds and another fish at 321 pounds tapped out. Greg is live below to tell you all about it.
The next chance to jump on the Aztec is Monday night the 23rd on a 1.5 day trip.
Call 619-224-3383 for trip information and reservations or CLICK HEREfor a schedule and book on line.
Ken is live from H&M Landing with your daily report. The Ocean Odyssey checked in with limits of yellowfin and still fishing. 5 trips in today with 86 anglers. They picked up 202 Yellowfin Tuna, 84 Bonito, 38 Yellowtail, 29 Lobster Released, 20 Skipjack Tuna, 20 Lobster, 18 Calico Bass, 7 Bluefin Tuna, 2 Dorado, 1 Sand Bass, and 1 Rockfish.
Trips are on line daily including a 2.5 day on the Ocean Odyssey leaving Friday night.
For all trip information and reservations call 619-222-1144 or CLICK HEREfor a full schedule and book on line.
Gus is live from the Pursuit full day out of 22nd Street fishing Catalina again today. A Tough start for the guys but made a day with 2 yellowtail, good bass fishing, 60 on the bonito, and nice bottom fishing for plenty of fillets to take home.
Trips go daily leaving at 6 am.
Call 310-832-8304 for information and reservations or CLICK HERE for a schedule and book your trip on line.
Ray is live from the Toronado out of Pierpoint Landing as they are heading for home. They scratched out a day with 8 yellowtail, and 4 bluefin. They also picked at the keeper bass and good bottom fishing to round out the sacks.
They go again Friday night for a 2 day trip.
Call now for reservations at 562-983-9300 and ride with Ray.
Rick is back live from the Ocean Odyssey out of H&M Landing as they got the job done on the yellowfin for limits. They still have a few hours left to fish and are on the hunt for yellowtail and dorado.
They have trips all month including a 2.5 day going tomorrow night. Trip is a go.
Call 619-889-4535 for info and reservations or CLICK HERE for a schedule and book on line. Hook up on the Double O.
Jim is live from Sea Landing with your daily report. The Stardust out on a 3/4 day with 15 anglers picked up 5 lings, 47 reds, and 70 rockfish. The Coral Sea on a 1/2 day run sacked 1 ling, 20 whitefish, 20 reds, 40 rockfish, and 2 sheephead for the 12 anglers.
Trips are on line daily. Call 805-963-3564 for all trip information and reservations. You can also CLICK HERE for a schedule and book on line.
Bob is live from the Fortune out of 22nd Street Landing letting you know they have a couple of new 2.5 day trips this month. Trips are limited to 15 anglers so sign up now. They go Monday October 23 and again Thursday October 26.
Call now for reservations at 310-832-8304 or CLICK HEREfor the schedule and book on line.
Thunderbird Nice Day Yellowtail and Bluefin Tuna, Jeff is Live
Jeff is live from the Thunderbird out of Daveys locker with a wrap-up report. Nice day dealing with a lot of wind and light line. When it was all said and done they came away with 31 yellowtail and 22 bluefin tuna, and many more lost. Jeff is live below with all the details on their trip.
They have trips lined up all month long.
Call 949-673-1434 for information and reservations or CLICK HERE to book on line.
Adam checking in from the New Lo-An out of Point Loma Sportfishing letting you know they have a 1.5 day trip leaving Saturday night. They will be on the hunt for tuna, yellowtail, and dorado. Only 3 anglers signed up right now and a couple more make it a go. They also have trips all month and through November.
Call 619-223-1627 for trip information and reservations or CLICK HERE for a full schedule and book right on line.
Rick is live from The Ocean Odyssey out of H&M Landing with your morning report. Good action for the 21 anglers decking 91 yellowfin so far. They are on a 1.5 day trip with all day left to fish and on the hunt.
They do have a 2.5 day going Friday night that is a go with trips the rest of the month.
CLICK HEREfor a schedule and book on line or call 619-889-4535 for information and reservations. Get yours on the Double O.
Boats are still picking away at the bluefin, yellowtail and more. The Eldorado out of Long Beach Sportfishing has overnight trips going Friday and Saturday night with a 1.5 day trip leaving Sunday night.
Get out with lite loads and get in on the action.
Call 562-432-8993 for info and reservations or CLICK HERE for a schedule, pre pay, book on line and save.
Toronado Quick Check And Trip Information, Donny Is Live
Mike is live from the Tribute out of Seaforth Landing with a good start to the day. They have 21 yellowfin on the boat right now with a couple of skipjack to go with it. They are on the hunt for more kelps, more fish, and more fun. Mike will keep us up to date.
The next chance to get on the Tribute is Saturday night with trips the rest of the month.
Give the boys at Seaforth a call at 619-224-3383 for information and reservations or CLICK HERE for a schedule and book right on line.