976-Tuna teams up with the Thunderbird out of Daveys Locker for a 2 day trip leaving Sunday night May 11 at 9 pm. Trip is limited to just 25 anglers. This trip will be heading out on an Island freelance trip on the hunt for seabass, yellowtail, calicos, and more
Join Earl The Pearl McVicar and 976-TUNA on this one for good times and good fishing. Book on line now or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
976-TUNA teams up with the Mardiosa 6 pack out of Pierpoint Landing for an overnight Island trip on the hunt for seabass and more leaving Sunday June 1 at 10 pm.
Cost of the trip is $275 and limited to 6 anglers. Bring your own little cooler with your own food, and drinks. Fish cleaning is included but please leave a tip for the guys. Book on line or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Gail Force out of L.A. Harbor teams up with 976-Tuna for a full day 5 to 5 trip leaving on Sunday June 8 and trip is limited to 22 anglers. Cost is just $65. Group rates available. They will be on the hunt for seabass, yellowtail, calicos, and more. Join 976-TUNA on this one for good times and good fishing with lot's of give a ways.
Book right on line or call 310-328-8426 for reservations and remember group rates are available.
The Thunderbird out of Daveys Locker once again teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaving Sunday June 9. Trip is limited to just 25 anglers. Trip will be heading out on an Island freelance trip on the hunt for seabass, yellowtail, and so much more. Cost of the trip is $275 but BOOK ON LINE NOW FOR JUST $225.
Join Big Gabe and little Red with 976-TUNA for good times. Book on line now or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Pacific Star teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaves from Pierpoint Landing Departing on Wed June 18th, 09:00 PM Cost is normaly $400 book online now for only 299.
Group rates available.
Seabass Limit is 3, This Trip includes breakfast both days.
This will be a freelance trip heading to the Islands. Join Big Gabe and little Red with 976-TUNA on this one for good times and good fishing. Call Rick at 310-328-8426 for reservations or book right on line.
The Rampage 6 pack out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing teams up with 976-TUNA for an overnight Seabass trip leaving Friday June 27 at 9 pm.
They will be on the hunt for seabass, yelowtail, and more. Cost of the trip is just $275 and of course limited to just 6 anglers. You wont find a better price than this for a 6 pack. Book right on line or call 310-328-8426 to book your spots.
The Grande teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaving from Point Loma Sportfishing Departing on Sun July 6, 09:00 PM . Trip returns Tuesday July 8 around 7 pm. This will be a freelance offshore trip on the hunt for tuna, yellowtail, dorado and more.
Cost of the trip is $350 with meals and permits extra.
Meals, Permits, and fuel surchage are extra. Join charter masters Big Gabe and Little Red with 976-TUNA on this one for good times and good fishing Call at 310-328-8426 for reservations or book right on line.
976-Tuna teams up with the Thunderbird out of Daveys Locker for a 2 day trip leaving Sunday night July 13 at 9 pm. Trip is limited to just 25 anglers. This trip will be heading out on an Island freelance trip on the hunt for seabass, yellowtail, calicos, and more. Cost of the trip is $275 but BOOK ON LINE NOW FOR JUST $225.
Group Rates availible for 4 or more anglers on this one.
Join chartermaster Earl The Pearl McVicar and 976- Tuna on this one for good times, good friends, and good fishing. Book on line now or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
Once again the Constitution out of HM Landing teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day offshore trip. Trip leaves July 15 at 9 pm. We will be on the hunt for tuna, dorado, yellowtail, and more on this one. Trip is limited to just 20 anglers. Permits and a $65 food charge payable on the boat. Ticket cost is $400.
Group rates are available.
Join chartermasters Big Gabe and little Red with 976-TUNA on this one for good times and great fishing. Book on line now and save or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Dominator teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaves from Point Loma Departing on Tue July 22, 09:00 PM Cost is $400 online booking only normaly $450,
This will be a freelance trip heading offshore in search of Yellowtail and tuna Join 976-TUNA chartermasters Big Gabe and Little Red on this on for good times and good fishing. Call 310-328-8426 for reservations or book rght on line.
The Aztec and 976-TUNA team up for a 2 day trip leaves from Seaforth Sportfishing Departing on Mon Aug 4, 09:00 PM . This will be a freelance trip heading offshore for tuna, yellowtail, dorado and more.
Cost is $550 but Online Booking is $400 for a limited time only Join 976-TUNA and Chartermaster Earl The Pearl McVicar on this on for good times and good fishing. Call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
976-TUNA and the Toronado out of Pierpoint Landing is teaming up once again for a 2 day trip leaving Sunday August 17 at 9 pm and returning Tuesday night August 19 around 7 pm. This will be a freelance trip going where fishing is best. Either the Islands for yellowtail, seabass and more or offshore if the fish are there. Cost of the trip is $275 but BOOK ON LINE NOW FOR JUST $225.
Join Charter Master Earl The Pearl McVicar and 976-TUNA for good times and good fishing by booking right on line or you can call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Cheif teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaves from HM Landing San Diego on Sunday Aug 25th.
Cost of the trip is normaly $450, book online now for $350 a limited time offer.
This will be a freelance trip heading to offshore for tuna and more. Big Gabe and Little Red will be chartermasters on this one. Join 976-TUNA on this on for good times and good fishing. Call Rick at 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Seeker out of HM Landing teams up with 976-TUNA for a 1.5 day offshore trip. Trip leaves Sunday September 7 at 9 pm. We will be on the hunt for tuna, dorado, yellowtail, and more on this one. Trip is limited to just 21 anglers. Cost is $400 but Online Booking is $275 for a limited time only
Chartermasters Big Gabe and Little Red will be on this one.
Extras will be fuel surcharge, permits and food charge payable on the boat. Join 976-TUNA on this one for good times and great fishing. Book on line now and save or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Legendteams up with 976-TUNA for a 1.5 day trip leaves from Seaforth Sportfishing Departing on Sep 16th, 08:00 PM . Cost is $275 Online BOOKING ONLY, This will be a freelance trip heading down the Baja Coast. Join 976-TUNA on this on for good times and good fishing.
Big Gabe and Little Red will be on this one.
Extras will be permits and a meal plan payable on the boat at $55. If you plan to do more than one offshore trip this year get your permits now and save.
Click buy now or Call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Gail Force out of L.A. Harbor teams up with 976-Tuna for a full day 5 to 5 trip leaving On Sunday September 21 and trip is limited to 22 anglers. Cost is just $65. Group rates available. They will be on the hunt for seabass, yellowtail, calicos, and more. Join 976-TUNA on this one for good times and good fishing with lot's of give a ways.
Book right on line or call 310-328-8426 for reservations and remember group rates are available.
The Old Glory out of HM Landing teams up once again with 976-TUNA for a 2 day offshore trip leaving Sunday September 21 at 9 pm or earlier if everyone shows up and returning Tuesday September 23 around 7 pm.
We will be going offshore for tuna, dorado, and yellowtail.
Cost of the trip is $350 for a limited time.
Earl The Pearl McVicar will be chartermaster on this one. Sign up now and don't miss out.
Mandatory meal plan paid on the boat is $80 plus of course permits and fuel if needed.
Join 976-TUNA for good times and good fishing. Book right on line or call 310-328-8426 for reservations.
The Commander out of Fishermans Landing Teams up with 976- TUNA for a 2 day trip leaving Sunday September 28 at 10 pm.
On the hunt for Tuna, dorado, yellowtail and more. Cost of the trip is $325 and group rates are availible.
Permits are extra along with fuel charge if nessasary and an $80 meal plan will be payable on the boat.
Call for reservations at 310-328-8426 or simpley book right on line.
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We Specialize in groups of 4 to as big as 80 anglers 1/2 trips to 16 day trips on the best Sportfishing boats in the Southern California Fleet.
The Cost of Mexican Fishing permits and or fuel sur charge is not included in ticket price. We reserve the right to over book by 2.
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The Coronado Islands this week have kicked out some steady counts of Yellowtail. Today’s early reports indicate the beat is still going strong with large schools of fish being seen at numerous locations. Fish have been caught this week on yoyo iron, live Mackerel and the surface iron. Tomorrow’s trip aboard thePOINT LOMA still has plenty of room, so call the ticket office and book your spot.
Bobby checking live for the Thunderbird out of Daveys Locker with more good fishing. They looked at some yellows today but no exotics for the guys. Limits of rockfish and grouper for everyone with 62 perch, 12 sheephead, 71 whitefish, and some sculpin to fill the sacks.
Trips is going tonight with a very lite load and they are going all weekend. Call 949-673-1434 for reservations.
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Seaforth Sportfishing 3/4 Day Trip Yellowtail Update
The billfish bite continues for the anglers and all boats are having 1-2 opportunities for a billfish on every trip. High boat for the week was the "Aries I", skippered by Captain Jose Villa, with 8 stripers, (4 releases) for 4 days fished. The overall catches for a total of 15 offshore fishing days reflected 20 stripers, (6 releases) for their efforts. The inshore super pangas, reporting in for 8 days fished, reflected 1 grouper, 15 red snappers, 32 triggerfish and 29 rock perch. Overall, the fishing continues to provide fantastic action for the anglers through a period that is normally considered the off-season for the area. The incredible fishing season continues and the water temps continue to get better & better with each passing week.
Mazatlan Climate: Mostly sunny and warm days with a few passing clouds and temps that ranged from 62 nights to 89 daytime highs. Terrific weather throughout the area.
Sea Conditions: Excellent! Temps ranging from 78 inshore to 79 offshore with light surface breezes flowing mostly from the westerly directions from flat calm mornings to about 15 mph in the afternoons.
Best Fishing Area: Remains in the southerly directions from the Marina El Cid and starting at about 15 miles. Water clarity begins at about 10-12 miles from the shoreline.
Best Lure/Bait: Rigged baits continue to perform very well for the anglers with a few fish being taken on the artificials, too.
Bait supply: Good bait supply with plenty of live bait and fresh baits for rigging/trolling.
This past week has been a very difficult fishing week for the various Cabo San Lucas sportfishers and while there is plenty of billfish in almost all directions, they are in their "don't bite mode" and have become frustratingly difficult to get on the line. According to Captain Roberto Marquez, owner of the Fish Cabo boats, they baited more than 30 billfish today for a single biter and got lucky enough to get the fish landed and released aboard the "Tuna Time". High boat for the week was the Fish Cabo, skippered by Roberto's brother, Gil Marquez, with a catch of 6 stripers released for 5 days fished. The overall combined fish counts for a total of 24 days fished reflected 13 stripers, (12 released) 1 roosterfish, 12 dorado and 1 skipjack. Roberto added that the fish are going to bite at some point and when they do, it will be a bonanza of marlin and dorado, adding that the dorado are nearly all big fish and chasing the flyers but not biting the lures or anything else they have been using. It's almost like the dorado were learning their non-bite techniques from the billfish.
Cabo Climate: Mostly sunny, warm and clear days with temps that ranged from 63 nights to 90 daytime highs.
Sea Conditions: Overall, its been really good with warm waters on both sides of the peninsula. Pacific side at the Golden Gate is 71-72 degrees and southerly to the Jaime Bank at 74 degrees. Cabo Falso holding at 75 and from Cabo San Lucas out to the Cabrillo Sea Mount and into the Sea of Cortez is all at 79 degrees.
Best Fishing Area: The billfish are everywhere from close to far and the secret is trying to find the biters. There is no particular "hot spot" for biters and one can straight line the direction into the east and bait fish all day long.
Best Lure/Bait: Live bait has been best with a fish or two taken on the artificials, but overall, the fish don't want to bite.
Live Bait Supply: Remains plentiful for the caballitos and also a good availability for the fresh frozen ballyhoo baits, too, all at $3.00 each.
The sailfish continue to provide the anglers with bragging rights and this past week was a continuation of the previous week with good catches for the fleet. The overall catches for the week for a total of 31 days fished reflected 11 sailfish, 2 white marlin, 10 giant barracuda, 8 dorado, 23 bonito, 1 blackfin tuna and 1 wahoo for the surface action and 29 mixed snappers, 22 triggerfish, 15 strawberry fish, 10 banana fish, 7 soapfish and 1 grouper for the bottom fishing. The early billfish action is a welcome plus for the anglers and is likely to continue increasing in catch numbers for the next 60 days or so.
PM Climate: Partly cloudy but warm days with temps that varied from 71 nights to 85 daytime highs.
Sea Conditions: Remains very good with temps holding at 83 degrees throughout the area. Surface breezes flowing from the easterly directions from calm to 10 mph.
Best Fishing Area: Everything in this area starts just outside the Marina Cortez jetties as the deep water drop-off begins att about a quarter miles or so from the Marina entrance.
Best Bait/Lure: The ever abundant ballyhoo baits are caught and provided on a daily basis and continue to be the choice of both, anglers and crews.
The inshore fishing has surpassed the offshore action for now and the roosterfish bite continues to be a notch or two above exceptional, especially in the area near Valentine Point. According to Captain Temo Verboonen, the roosters are nearly all big fish and more than eager to bite the live baits and poppers. Good action for the Sierras, (Spanish mackerel) chulas and jack crevalle, too. The inshore fish continue to chase the sardines and can make for some terrific catching when you're in the right location. The offshore fishing is not all that bad, either, especially for the bigger blue marlin. Last week, a couple of 250 Kilo fish were taken, (550 lb. fish) and enough action to keep anglers' eyes on the trolling gear. They were biting on any kind of big bait or lures and not overly fussy with the presentation. Captain Arturo Landa of the super panga, Janeth, had a big blue already captured and in the boat and they thought the fish was dead. About 10 minutes later, the fish came fully alive, bouncing around inside the boat and then jumping overboard and vanishing into the deep. Lots of broken gear and equipment but nobody was hurt. How lucky was that? Tuna still holding at about 40 miles and big concentrations of sailfish in the 50 mile zone, with both outside the typical 8-hour fishing day.
IZ Climate: Partly cloudy but warm days and pleasant evenings with temps that ranged from 71 nights to 91 daytime highs.
Sea Conditions: Flat calm mornings with surface breezes rising to 5-10 mph from the westerly directions with just enough breeze to ripple the water. Inshore sea temps at 86-87 and rising to 88 in the offshore waters.
Best Bait/Lure: Live bait best for the inshore fishing and big baits and artificials for the blue marlin and the offshore action.
Best Fishing Area: the bigger billfish close. starting at about 12-miles and fishing outbound from there. Tuna requiring a 10-hour day to the 40 mile mark and biting on feathers, lures, cedar plugs.
Bait Supply: Remains plentiful for live bait and rigging baits. Live bait at $5.00 per dozen.
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Reel Anglers Fishing Show - Project Healing Waters
Today we had a handful of nice tuna in the morning, including a couple of 190's, and then it went stone cold. We searched until lunch time before seeing the sign we were looking for. We managed another 15 tuna before they quit biting in the late afternoon. Of those, 6 were over 200# with another handful between 180 and 196. Overall just a beautiful grade of fish.
Today's shot is of Peter and Mark Lorman with Mark's 255# trophy.
HM Landing checking in this evening with just 2 boats out today. The Malihini sacked up 9 yellows on the 3/4 day trip with 2 bonito, 1 barracuda, and a sand bass. The Premier had 26 rockfish, 1 ling, and 2 sculpin.
Trips are going daily. Call 619-222-1144 for trip information and reservations.
Seaforth Landing checking in with more good fishing. The San Diego on the 3/4 day run had 19 yellowtail and 10 rockfish. Good action on the 1/2 day trips on the New Seafort with a total of 56 anglers on both trips catching 53 rockfish, 3 sculpin, 111 reds, and more.
Trips are going daily. Call for info and reservations at 619-224-3383.
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Toronado Overnight Trips Go Tuesday And Thursday April 22 And 24 Just $100
The Shogun has a great 15 day trip all lined up to target the big fish. Things are all set up for a grea ttrip and they do have a few last min spots open. This is your chance to get on the Shogun and get the big fish.
15 Day Trip Departs on April 25th
Trip sponsors are Torkar Hooks/Accurate Reels/ Seeker Rods
Call 619-226-8030 for more information and reservations.
Written by: Stan Gabruk owner of Master Baiter´s Sportfishing & Tackle
Compared to what the fishing was like last week, we´ve improved. Not greatly, but we´ll take it an inch at a time if we have to. Fish are still in a transition period between summer and winter where breeding in spring takes precedence over feeding. Which of course means it can be frustrating when you see the fish, you know they´re there, but they just won´t pay a speck of attention to your trolled master piece (bait). Along with the change in seasons come water temperature swings. The summer currents don´t just take over, they mix in with winter currents and this creates a swirling affect which can make experienced captains pull their hair out. This is where even cheap electronics will tell you the water you´re in is either warmer or cold. When you can´t see or find fish, trolling in the warm streaks and currents greatly improve your chances. Cheap boats, no equipment, no fish, it´s that easy. This is nothing new, having an experienced captain with a full bag of tricks (lures and baits) as well as a radio and electronics to me are basics clients should not have to ask about or for. Better boats will already have them in an effort to win your future business. Fly by the seat of their pants type boats and owners will find fish, but it´s luck so keep this in mind, it will ultimately help your cause.
On the positive side water temperature are up slightly, clear green water conditions are still present, not a bad thing. Bait has started to return, especially near the point of Punta Mita in the form of Sardines. Rooster fish are still chasing these Sardines so you´ll find Roosters near the reef of Anclote off Sayulita. With the chilled waters, Dorado have not shown any signs, but Snappers to 35 lbs are coming up and taking trolled baits. Pompano in the 45 lb range and of course Rooster fish over 35 lbs are not exactly abundant, but they are around. For now, no Sailfish, but this will change soo, Sailfish normally move into the area around late April to mid May.04 20 2014
The Marietta Islands are still seeing sketchy fishing. Some days plenty of fish, other days will make you pull your hair out. Mackerals of the Sierra variety, Bonito, Skip Jack Tuna, Snappers in the 35 lb range coming to the surface, Amber Jacks in the 40 lb range, Rooster fish if Sardines are in the area and of course Jack Crevalls, the standard day saver fish. All and all, nothing too spectacular, but for the visiting angler it´s the place to be to catch fish.
Those of you interested in off season fishing for Yellowfin Tuna can find satisfaction at the Tres Maria Islands. Again, these are protected fisheries, breeding grounds that surround a prison island that holds hardened criminals here in Mexico. As long as you stay outside of the restricted area, many call this the ¨buffer zone¨, you won´t have problems with the Federalies or other local authorities. Inside, well you´ll be chased like all the other guys ¨cheating¨ the boundaries. Yellowfin Tuna are running anywhere from 125 to 275 lbs right now. Bait swarming around the rocky areas makes this heaven for Yellowfin Tuna. It´s a long haul and an overnight trip is what makes the most sense, double the opportunities for double the price. The travel time is what kills you so get up with the bite and hook into a finned fantasy. Again, respect the boundaries and You´ll have fun.
Inside the bay is still on the short side. Skip Jack Tuna, Bonito, Jack Crevalls, Sierra Mackeral and that is about it. Naturally you´ll find all kinds of species around structure and a skilled captain with experience will always have his own secret spots.
With the full moon phase out of the way, you´ll remember the red moon, the bite is inching it´s way to mid morning. My suggestion is leave Marina Vallarta at or about 7:00 a.m. and you´ll be right on time. As far as bait goes, most of the natural bait has moved out of the bay for the moment, but again as stated earlier Sardines are coming back slowly so I expect things to pick up nicely by the time you read this article. Water temperatures are still chilly, but the sun is higher in the sky daily as summer gets closer by the day. So don´t be discouraged, you´ll catch fish, but it´s going to be work amigo. For now your best bet is still in the Punta Mita / Marietta Island areas until the deep water locations of El Banco and Corbeteña begin firing again.
Until next time don’t forget to kiss your fish and remember at Master Baiter’s Sportfishing & Tackle “ We Won’t Jerk You Around”!
Hi everyone; Sorry you have not received reports for the past 13 days. Once you are 150 below Socorro wifi is no longer operable. Our Sat phone and our Iridium phone would not pick up a satellite at Clipperton.
Our passengers are a wonderful group and all say they had a sensational trip.
Skiff fishing was absolutely phenomenal. Bluestar jacks to 27 pounds, Leatherback Cabrillo to 26 pounds and many other varieties. There were also a few wahoo taken in the skiffs with the best a 70 pound skinny taken by Ken Kouchi on a 6x with a treble hook.
Tuna and Wahoo fishing were very poor. Largest Yellowfin was a 196 taken by Kathy Rounds. Next was Harmon Ryder with a 194 pound Yellowfin tuna. Bot of these fish were early morning Iron fish.
Once they arrive home our passengers have many stories to tell and a great film of the trip to share with friends.
The R/p crew (Frank, Dharyl, Roy, Jonathan, Jim, Ben, Anthony, and James).
"Making Dreams Come True"
For a complete season schedule on the Royal PolarisCLICK HERE then call 619-226-8030 for more information and to book your trip.
Capt Justin Fleck called in to say that they started fishing this morning and things have been a little slow. There is a sign of fish around but the currents have been back an forth and making it difficult. We did manage a couple fish up to 180 lbs. After looking around there was not a lot of signs of fish around and we decided to make a move and try something new tomorrow. That is the good thing about 17 day trips, we have plenty of fishing time. Hopefully we will find a good parking spot tomorrow and start putting some fish on the deck, everyone is in good spirits. The weather is nice and we will report back in in a day or two.
Today we started off with a cow. Pete Grey of “Let's Talk Hook-Up” landed his personal best Yellowfin, a 222# beauty. After a couple more stock grade fish the conditions changed and we were in search mode. In the late afternoon we got on a spot and had some good action on the right grade of fish. We landed two more cows, 227 and 202 and a couple of 190's. Maybe things are looking up.
We compiled all the photos from previous days adding them to today's report. Photo #1 features Chris Lomax with a 197, #2 Doug Taylor with his 216, #3 Rob Taylor with a nice "skin", #4 Lohn Storms with his 202, #5 Bob Ryan with his 220, and #6 is the man himself, Pete Gray, with his 222.
22nd Street Landing Sportfishing is excited to announce that we will be hosting a "Day at the Landing" to meet the fleet and crews on April 27th from 9am to 5pm. There will be events for all ages so bring the whole family! Don’t miss this open house where you will be able to meet all of the captains and crew, as well a...s see all of our boats with all of their new upgrades.
The Native Sun will be hosting a kids fishing seminar and there will be other great seminars hosted throughout the day. We will have vendors, food trucks, raffles and a knot tying contest for all ages. While you're down here, be sure to stop in and check out our newly expanded tackle shop, or just come down to say hi and share some great fishing stories!
22nd Street Landing is located at 141 W. 22nd Street in San Pedro. We can be contacted at 310-832-8304 for a complete boat schedule and further information regarding this event.
Mark your calendars! Sunday April 27th at 9am. Bring the whole family for a fun filled day.
The San Diego ended its three quarter day trip today with 32 yellowtail. These are a great size fish averaging 18-30lbs. Make sure you have fresh line and a few yo yo jigs for this trip. The San Diego departs daily at 5:30am. The New Seaforth on the afternoon half day had an outstanding rockfish count of 115 red rockcod and 1 yellowtail. The New Seaforth departs twice daily at 6am and 12:30pm.
Trips go daily and don't forget about twilight action. Call 619-224-3383 for all the info and reservations.