The Chief teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaves from HM Landing San Diego on Friday Mar 24th. This will be a freelance trip heading down the Baja coast for yellowtail and rockfish. Price is $300.00, normal price is $450.00Meals and permits not included and will be collected on the boat. Simply book right on line or call for reservations at 310-328-8426. PASSPORT IS REQUID. Charter Master Earl The Pearl
WOW! The season's sailfish are beginning to bite and that should bode well or the next couple of months. May is typically the prime month of the year for the billfish but with this early bite we may well be in for a longer billfish season for 2017. Our local reporter for Puerto Morelos and the Marina El Cid Sport Fishing Fleet, reported in for a total of 56 days fished that reflected 18 sailfish, 4 dorado, 52 bonito, 1 jack cravelle, 4 giant Atlantic barracuda, 13 king mackerel, 3 blackfin tuna, 3 amberjack, 191 chackchi, 23 snappers, 44 triggerfish, 30 grouper, 23 banana fish, kept our anglers busy and looking forward to their next bite.
PM Climate: It was a 50-50% week, with half the days sunny and warm and half the days partly cloudy but still warm enough to allow for comfortable weather conditions. Daytime temps averaged 82.6 degrees and nights at 68.5 degrees. Humidity ratio averaged 60%. Overall, very comfortable fishing weather.
Sea Conditions: Sea temps stable and averaged 80 degrees through the week. Tropical surface breezes flowing in mostly from the easterly directions at an average of 10.8 mph. Almost no swell and overall, good fishing conditions.
Best Bait: The favorite bait for this area continues to be the ballyhoo baits that are caught fresh daily and provided to the entire fleet that operates from the Marina El Cid, Puerto Morelos.
Bait Supply: Continues to be readily available for all the boats and anglers and provided as a provision for the charters.
Our Local Reporter: Continues to be Ms. Lily Valdez, Reporter for Puerto Morelos and the Marina El Cid Sport Fishing Fleet.
According to our local reporter, Captain Temo Verboonen, the off shore fishing for billfish continues to be a bit on the slow side but he few that are being caught have been respectable sizes. Temo reported the "Bloody Hook" landed a 250 lb. black marlin, (550 lbs.) this past week that came in rapidly for the angler, having died during the fight. The fish had a big tuna and a dorado in its stomach but was taken on a small bait being trolled just back of the prop wash. Temo reported clean blue water started at about 3 milers off shore but the better fishing was at 12 miles or so. The inshore fishing changed and the fish seem to be moving around to the north and south of IZ. The better catches came from an area called Rancho, some 30 miles north of the Bay, and produced Sierras and Jacks and many small, baby roosterfish, (all releasables). Seems like much of the schools of bait have been moving and taking the big schools of game fish with them and locating them is taking some effort by the skippers.
IZ Climate: A mostly sunny and warm week for this area with daytime temps averaging 83.8 and nights at 72.3 degrees. Humidity ratio averaging 79%. Very good climate for fishing.
Sea Conditions: Sea surface breezes flowing in mostly from the westerly directions and averaged 10.3 mph. In shore sea temp at 80 degrees and off shore is right at 82 degrees.
Best Bait/Lure: The off shore catches continue to be best on rigged baits and the inshore fishing best on live bait and artificials, including the poppers.
Bait Supply: Remains readily available for both, fresh rigging baits that are included with the charter and live bait at $5.00 per dozen.
Our Local Reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen, owner-operator of the Secuestro De Amor and Macho Banana, super pangas for inshore or off shore.
The off-shore fishing for billfish remains fairly difficult for the anglers and the crews and even though they are seeing an occasional billfish, half the time they don't want to bite. However, the in shore super panga bite continues o be amazing and offers near limit fishing results for every fishing day. The overall report for the off-shore fishing reflected 1 striper released and 1 sailfish released and 1 mako shark for a total of 18 days fishing while the inshore super pangas, reporting in for 13 days fished reflected 4 corvina, 14 barracuda, 274 red snappers, 99 triggerfish, 62 grouper and 13 seabass for the anglers. Constant action for the in shore fishing groups.
Mazatlan Climate: A partly cloudy week with the unusual event of fog on Tuesday, 3/21/17 and then clearing to mostly sunny and excellent overall climate for Thursday through Saturday and back to partly cloudy on Sunday. Daytime temps averaged 82.5 degrees and nights at 59.3 with the humidity level at 63.1% average.
Sea Conditions: Sea surface breezes flowing in from the westerly directions at 11.8 mph. Water temps at 71 degrees for he inshore waters and 74-76 for the off shore waters.
Best Fishing Area: No specific area was reported for the off shore waters for the billfish.
Best Bait/Lure: Rigged baits best for the off shore waters and shrimp and squid best for inshore waters.
Bait Supplies: Excellent for the freshly caught baits for rigging and the live baits continue to be at the $1.00 per bait rate paid direct to the bait vendor at time of receipt.
Our Local Reporter: Continues to be Ms. Kitcia Bernice Ceja Diaz, reporting in for The Aries Sport Fishing Fleet and Mazatlan fishing.
The billfish catching continues to be very difficult for the anglers and the crew from Cabo San Lucas, and even though a few are being caught here & there, the overall catch ratio is for the numbers of days fished is very slow and continues to make for some long fishing days for the anglers. This past week we reflect a combined total of 30 charter fishing days that produced a total of 4 stripers, (3 released) 1 wahoo, 2 skipjack, 3 roosterfish, 39 Sierra, 2 yellowtail and 7 red snappers. High billfish boat for the week was the "Tuna Time", releasing 2 marlin for 4 days fished with both fish landed on the same day at the 1150 Fathom Spot. We had a report of the first swordfish of the season but unfortunately, no supporting information to go with it.
Cabo Climate: Daytime temps averaged 80.5 degrees and nights at 63.6 and the humidity ratio was stable at 51.3% average. A partly cloudy week with super sunshine for the weekend starting on Friday, March 24th.
Sea Conditions: Pacific side cooler from the Finger Bank, down across the Golden Gate Bank, down across the Jaime Bank, and around the corner by Cabo San Lucas and on to San Jose Del Cabo, all at 72 degrees. The 95 Fathom Spot and northerly to the 11 Fathom Spot and across the Gorda Banks, all at 75 degrees. Las Frailes and off shore at 76-77 degrees. Sea surface conditions averaged 12.3 mph flowing from the westerly directions. Good fishing weather and conditions toward the Sea of Cortez side of the peninsula.
Best Fishing Area: The 1150 Fathom Spot and the Herradura and the Migrino area.
Best Bait/Lure: Rigged baits worked best for the Tuna Time for their 2 billfish.
Bait Supply: The live bait supply remains very good for the caballitos at the $3.00 per bait rate.
Our Local Reporters: Gaviota Fleet Manager Carlos Pena and Captain Roberto Marquez, owner of Fish Cabo Fleet.
The Chief out of H&M Landing once again teams up with 976-TUNA for a 2 day trip leaving Friday night March 24 at 7 pm. This will be a freelance trip heading down the Baja coast for yellowtail, rockfish, and what ever happens to swim by. Just a few spots left.
Cost of the trip is just $300. Meals and permits are not ncluded and will be collected on the boat. Passports are required on this trip. CLICK HERE to book right on line or call 310-328-8426 or Rick at 310-750-7583 to book your spots.
Earl the Pearl McVicar is Chartermaster on this one.
Jeremy is live from the Spitfire 3/4 day out of Marina Del Rey Sportfishing. Slower day of fishing with the wind and condition but they still manage 5 or 6 around on the bottom stuff. Jeremy is live below to tell you all about it.
They are online every day leaving at 6:30 sharp.
Call 310-822-3625 for reservations and don't miss the boat.
Western Pride Afternoon Bass Fishing Friday, Mike is Live
With lobster season in our wake, we're switching over to seabass season--and taking advanced bookings for the 2017/2018 lobster season and spring seabass trips.
If the end of winter is any indication, this spring is going to work out just fine on seabass. We'll be offering trips ranging from 12 hours to custom reverse 1.5 days from April to July. For more information give me a call at 949.212.0719, or drop an e mail thought [link]
Fishermans Landing Long Range ~ Royal Polaris Extreme Yellowfin
Our morning started out with Yellowfin in the 130 to 180 pound range, and a few over the 200 pound mark. But just like the first three days, after 0900 hours, thing went to a halt. We did pick away at some quality fish for the rest of the day. We also added 4 Wahoo to our count. Lucky anglers today, Craig Miller, with a 201 pound Yellowfin tuna, Kirk McCoy, with a 204 pound Yellowfin tuna, Mike Brown, with a 206 pound Yellowfin tuna, and big fish honors goes to Steve Emmert with a 224 pound Yellowfin tuna, and honorable mention guest to Ed Delaney with a 195 pound Yellowfin tuna.
Only a handful of sardine fish caught today, with the kite being the ticket to getting a quality tuna. We made another tank of flyer’s tonight, and we are hoping for another good day tomorrow, so wish us luck. Team R/p
Trip 1 Extended 1 Day Departing Thursday March 30, 6pm Returning Friday March 31, 7pm $250 per person
Trip 2 Reverse 1.5 Day Departing Wednesday April 5, 12pm Returning Thursday April 6, 7pm $300 per person
As always, our trips are limited to only 10 anglers. Get your spot now before trips are sold out. Make your reservation by calling 22nd St Landing 310-832-8304 or book directly online [link] Kelly Konrady Ultra Sportfishing 424-224-9255
Ken is live from H&M Landing as the Relentless is on a 1.5 day trip with limits of yellowtail and rockfish. The Alicia on a 1/2 day trip picked up 26 rockfish, 24 sculpin, and 1 sand bass, with the Jig strike having 7 keeper lobsters last night with 391 released.
Trips are on line daily. Call 619-222-1144 for info or reservations or CLICK HEREto book on line.
Point Loma has 1.5 day trips departing every Friday night at 7:00pm. Ticket price is $300.00 and includes your Mexican fishing permit and tourist visa. Make sure to bring a yoyo rod with 40lb or 50lb test line and plenty of heavy jigs. A valid passport or passport card is required for all passengers. Last weekend’s trip returned with 80 Yellowtail and LIMITS of quality Rockfish for 17 passengers.
Feel free to call us here at the landing with any questions or to set a reservations at (619) 223-1627
Point Loma Sportfishing has 3/4 day trips to the Coronado Islands starting on Friday March 24th. Trips depart at 6:00am and return at 6:00pm. Ticket price is $145.00 and includes your Mexican fishing permit and tourist visa. A valid passport or passport card is required for all passengers. The Mission Belle returned on Monday with 36 Yellowtail (18lbs to 25lbs) and a handful of Rockfish for 15 passengers. Surface iron and yoyo iron produced most of the bites with a fair number of fish taken on the live Sardines.
Feel free to call us here at the landing with any questions or to set a reservations at (619) 223-1627.
Fishermans Landing Long Range ~ Royal Polaris Giants Starting To Show
Well our day was about the same as yesterday, with excellent grade Yellowfin biting. We had 3 fish over 200 today, with Craig “Mr. Burns” Miller, taking down two giant Yellowfin ( 210 & 224.8) . I guess you could say, today was his lucky day. Allen Hartman was the other lucky anglers with a 202 pound Yellowfin tuna.
We caught fish on the chunk, kite, and sardine’s. We had a handful of fish in the morning, and the rest came throughout the day. Nothing steady, but we are picking away at quality fish. With no sign of Wahoo today, it was a Yellowfin day. Most of the Yellowfin were in the 160 to 185 pound range, with a few in the 130 to 150 category.
We made another tank of flying fish, and we are hoping tomorrow will bring bigger and brighter things. So wish us luck and we will keep you posted on our daily events. Team R/p
We have 1/2 day and 3/4 day departing daily this week!
The Old Glory is definitely departing Friday night. Fishing Colonet and the Mexican Coastline for Yellowtail, Rockfish and Lingcod. Trip price includes permits and visas. Passport required for all passengers.
This season has not been short of spectacular. Giant yellowfin to over 400lbs have been seen and landed this season and it looks like things are not slowing down. Our last 3.5 day annual Alex Chen trip scored big time. 90 percent of our group had personal bests. Fish to 277 lbs were landed. Congratulations to our anglers.
Mark R 277lber
Jon Edick 274 lber
Loren Corral 247 lber
Mark Fujimoto 231 lber
Eric Smith 214 lber
Paul Kim 185lber
Len Lucin 172lber
Garret Johnson 165lber
Wayne Decker 160lber
Charlie Yang 135lber
Alex Chen 90lber
James Su 90 lber
We still have space available for our last Open 3.5 April 25-29 $1540 gets you onboard and our season in San Diego running out of H&M Landing.
Check out hmlanding.com and reserve your spot on one of our great trips this summer. Hope to fish with you soon.
We arrived to our destination in the early morning hours. We made a quick tank of flying fish. We didn’t hook our first Yellowfin until sunrise. It was a slow morning, but the afternoon made up for it. We ended our day with 25 Yellowfin (130 to 186 pounds), and 4 Wahoo. We did have a few heartbreaks, from hooks pulling, to line breaking. But tomorrow is another day, and with two tanks of big baits, we are hoping for better results. Big fish honors goes to Ron Lewis, with a 186 pound Yellowfin tuna. We had many other fish in the 180 to 185 range. Weather today, 15 to 18 knots, clear skies, and a bit choppy. But the wind keeps it cool for all aboard, so thank mother nature for the breeze.
Mike is live from the afternoon 1/2 day run Western Pride out of Daveys Locker. Good bass action this afternoon with 60 keeper bass on the boat for the 20 anglers. 17 sculpin, 4 sheephead, and mucho perch to go with it.
They are on line Monday through Friday. Call 949-673-1434 for info and reservations or CLICK HEREto book on line.
Gus is live from the Pursuit full day out of 22nd Street Landing with good fishing and fun times. Great mixed bag for the anglers with 1 seabass on deck over 40 pounds. Also 3 big halibut with lots of reds, whitefish, a few monster lings and more.
Trips go daily leaving at 6 am and the Pursuit is a fishing Machine. CLICK HEREand book your trip on line or call 310-832-8304 for reservations.
Bruce is live from the 3/4 day Sport King out of LA Waterfront. Limits of reds and more for the guys and Bruce has the story for you. Flat calm weather and who know what tomorrow brings but they are going at it leaving at 6 am.
Call for information and reservations at 310-547-9916.
Jacob is live from the Ultra on a 1.5 day out of 22nd Street Landing. A good group of anglers and fishing hard. They have 3 yellows on the boat with 3 halibut and just about done on the whitefish and rockfish with plenty of fishing time left.
Again the Red Crab jigs are working well and Jacob has all the info for you below.
They do have a few open party trips for you.
CLICK HEREfor your schedule and book on line or call 310-832-8304 for reservations. Trips are limited to 10 anglers so get yours now. Remember all trips include limits of fun.
The Redondo Special 1/2 day out of Redondo Sportfishing had a morning run today with good fishing. Limits once again for the 30 anglers at 300 rockfish. They also picked up 2 sheephead, 18 whitefish, and 37 sculpin.
They will be down for a couple day and back at it Thursday morning.
Call now for information and reservations at 310-372-2111.
Had consistent shots at yellows this weekend but never had one stick with us real good. Great group of guys, beautiful weather, stayed busy with yellows and cod all day. 1.5 Day totals: 16 yellowtail, 16 lingcod, 105 vermillion rockfish and 73 misc rockfish for 21 guys. Have a great week all. Mikey
976-Tuna teams up with the New Lo-An out of Point Loma for a 1.5 day trip leaving Friday night June 2 at 8 pm. This trip will be heading out on an Offshore freelance trip on the hunt for tuna, yellowtail, and more. Early Booking Price is $325.00, normal price is $375.00Meals 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 Sophia and Keith
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