Jeff is live from the Thunderbird out of Daveys Locker with a wrap up report. They spend the morning looking for the bluefin tuna but it did not work out so they went in and scooped up limits of calico bass. They went back out for the hot afternoon bite that did not pass the test and set back for the hail Mary. As the time was up he turned the key and the engines came up to power they hung two fish. They ended up putting 2 nice bluefin tuna on the boat over 100 pounds, Jeff is live below to tell you all about it.
Trips are on line every night.
Call 949-673-1434 for information and reservations or CLICK HERE to book your trip on line.
Ray is live from the Toronado out of Pierpoint Landing ending up with 1 BFT at about 100 pounds. They Saw and metered lots of fish with just a couple bites. Then went to the island for a some bass hooked a couple of yellows for the day.
Toro goes to CORTEZ BANK Sat nite 9pm 1.5day trip targeting Bluefin Tuna Yellowtail biting.
Lobster season is just around the corner, opening up the first of October running all the way through March of 2018!
Gail Force and Triton are now taking Charter reservation for the upcoming 2017/18 Lobster season. Prime dates are going very fast!!!
These trips are 12pm - 12am Catalina Island Full Day Combo Trips, fishing during the daylight hours and Hooping for Lobster once the sun sets. All Lobster gear is included on all trips. Private Charters start at $1650 with Open Party Trips Limited to only 10 anglers at $165 per person.
Talk to your group, friends and family and get your dates in now! A small deposit is all it takes to lock in your date and we can't wait to see you aboard!
Call our friendly Landing staff to reserve your date at (310) 844-3814
Big Thanks to one of our great chartermasters, Andy Arellano, for getting the boys out today on another fun filled private charter aboard the Gail Force!
The small group had a great day pulling on mixed grade Yellowtail to 30lbs, big bonito, nice Calico Bass and a few barracuda!
Gail Force fishes 20 anglers very nicely and has some charter dates available in September! It only takes a $500 deposit to book the boat, there is no galley minimum and the crew is always happy to see you!
Gather your friends, co workers and family and book a trip a board the Gail Force!
Call our friendly Landing staff at (310) 844 - 3814 to lock in your date!
Blue Horizon Upcoming Full Day Trips This Weekend, Jim Is Live
Jeff is live from the Freedom out of 22nd Street. They took a look at the bluefin tuna grounds in a new area but it did not pan out for them so they went in search of yellowtail. They put down the hook and loaded up 25 nice quality yellowtail and more at the Island. Jeff is live below to tell you all about it.
They are sold out for the next couple trips with openings starting on Monday night Aug 21st.
CLICK HEREfor a schedule then you can book your trip on line or call 310-832-8304 for more info and reservations.
Seaforth Sportfishing Wrap-up Report, Mike is Live
Mike is live from Seaforth Sportfishing with a wrap-up report. The Voyager with 35 yellowtail, 13 yellowtail, 22 dorado, and 12 skipjack. The San Diego with 165 yellowtail and 59 bluefin tuna. Mike is live below to tell you all about it with a break down of all the counts.
Good weather and GREAT fishing for both local and offshore trips. Yellowtail on the Premier 1/2 day trips today! 19 in the am & 25 on the pm trips! The Alicia fished local 3/4 day - 47 Yellowtail, 43 Bonito, 1 Mako shark for 15 anglers The Legend had 101 Yellowtail, 4 Bluefin Tuna, and 31 Bonito fishing at the Coronado Islands! The Constitution just checked in with LIMITS of Yellowtail and 7 Bluefin on their overnight trip! The Malihini is online to fish the Coronado Islands Saturday and Sunday with spots available.
Call 619-222-1144 for trip information and reservations or CLICK HEREto book right on line.
Dan is live from the Enterprise 3/4 day out of Pierpoint Landing. Another nice day at Catalina island with 19 yellowtail, 87 bonito, soem calico bass, and barracuda. Dan is live below to tell you all about it.
Trips go daily leaving at 6 am.
Call 562-983-9300 for trip information and reservations.
Nick is live from the Freelance out of Daveys Locker. Another nice day at the island in a new spot with the big yellowtail to 30 pounds on the bite and more. Nick is live below to tell you all about it.
Trips go daily leaving at 7 am with twilight trips going every evening at 7 pm.
Call 949-673-1434 for reservations or you can CLICK HERE to book on line.
Donny is live from Pierpoint Landing checking in as he got off the phone with the Toronado. They are back on the bluefin grounds looking at the fish and have a one hunderd pounder on the boat and all day to fish.
They go again Saturday night on a 1.5 day trip leaving at 9 pm.
While the billfish counts are slowing up, partly due to the full moon conditions, coupled with a red flag port closure day on Tuesday, the over all catches continue to provide excellent action for the anglers. The bottom fishing remained very active for the anglers and the overall fish counts for a combined total of 36 days fished reflected 2 sailfish, 2 dorado, 19 giant Atlantic barracudas, 1 blackfin tuna, 1 shark, 6 bonito, 2 amberjack, 2 king mackerel, 32 groupers, 49 chackchi, 21 banana fish, 46 trigger fish, 32 groupers and 86 snappers, allowing for a near 7.5 fish per boat day average.
PM Climate: Daytime highs averaged 88.1 degrees and nights at 78.5 degrees. Humidity ratio averaged 78.1%. It was a mostly cloudy week with occasional scattered thundershowers for most of the week.
Sea Conditions: The water temps stable and warm, holding at 85-86 degrees from in shore to off shore waters. One red flag day on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. resulting from both rain and windy conditions for he day. The average wind speeds for the week reflected 12.6 mph and mostly from the easterly directions.
Best Bait: Another week's focus on ballyhoo baits for the fleet as the areas bait supply ends to be plentiful and requested by the anglers and the crews.
Bait Supply: There continues to be an enormous abundance of ballyhoo baits available for the Marina El Cid Sport Fishing Fleet that is caught on a daily basis and provided to he entire fishing fleet from the Marina El Cid.
Our Local Reporter: Ms. Lily Valdez, Reservations and Tours Supervisor for the Marina El Cid Sport Fishing Fleet and Puerto Morelos area.
According to our reporter, Captain Temo Verboonen, the off-shore weather was a mix of good and bad days, some cloudy days and some rainy days and some calm days when the sailfish were anxious to bite the trolling baits. Most of the sailfish action began at about 20 miles off shore from the Bay but no dorado or marlin were available in that area. The roosterfish were very eager biters and readily available at Valentin River mouth and also at Playa Larga Beaches, closer to Zihuatanejo Bay. Not very many anglers are at the pier in the mornings and that is unfortunate given the really hot bite for big roosterfish that are close to the Bay and anxious to bite live baits and poppers.
IZ Climate: Last week it was mostly cloudy and windy with a few days of rain but the fishing remained good after the 20 mile mark and the sailfish were willing to bite but still no marlin or dorado in that area. The in shore waters by Valentin River and Playa Larga Beaches, near Zihuatanejo Bay, were still producing big roosterfish. The daytime temps have averaged 86.2 degrees and the nights at 77.5 degrees. Humidity ratio averaged 79.2% for the week.
Sea Conditions: Warm waters varied from 86 to 87 degrees from in shore to off shore areas. A couple of rough and rainy days with the surface breezes flowing in varied directions from the east southeast and from the westerly directions, depending on the day and varied from light surface breezes to choppy and rough sea conditions but no port closure days.
Best Fishing Area: The off shore waters started with the sailfish biting at about the 20 mile mark and the inshore waters, especially in the area of Valentine River and Playa Larga Beaches, producing outstanding action for the big roosterfish .
Best Bait-Lure: The sailfish were biting well on the freshly caught dead baits for rigging-trolling and the in shore action for the big roosterfish was doing well on the poppers and live baits.
Bait Supply: Still a good bait supply for both, rigged trolling baits that are provided as part of the charter costs and live baits that are sold at $5.00 per dozen and paid direct to the bait vendor at time of receipt.
Our Local Reporter: Captain Temo Verboonen, owner of the super pangas Secuestro de Amor and Macho Banana.
The fish attracting device buoys, (better known as "FADS") were helping to add dorado action for the anglers fishing in the off shore waters. This past week reflected 1 striped marlin, 4 sailfish, (3 released) and 41 dorado for 17 days fished off shore and followed by 5 days of in shore action that reflected 19 dorado, 20 snappers, 2 jack crevalles for the super pangas. Captain Martin Raygoza, skipper of the Aries III, landed 1 striper and 3 sailfish, (releasing 2 sailfish) that easily put him into high billfish boat for the week.
Mazatlan Climate: Very warm and lots of humidity for the past week with an average daytime temp at 91.4 degrees and nights at 78 degrees. Humidity ratio averaged 78.8% for the week.
Sea Conditions: Sea temps warm and stable at 88-89 degrees from in shore to off shore waters. Sea surface breezes were flowing mostly from the westerly directions and averaged 11 mph.
Best Fishing Area: There was still no special billfish area this past week but the dorado were basically located around the FAD buoys.
Best Bait-Lure: Rigged baits were best for the billfish and a variety of colored feathers and artificial lures and bait slabs worked well for the dorados.
Bait Supply: An excellent supply of freshly caught baits for rigging worked well for the billfish and when slabbed, worked well for dorado, too.
Our Local Reporter: Ms. Kitcia Berenice Ceja Diaz, Office Manager for the Aries Sport Fishing Fleet and Mazatlan fishing reporter.
The Gaviota IV, skippered y Captain Octavio Castillo, landed the first black marlin of the year so far, fishing on the 95 Fathom Spot and a blue marlin fishing at Margaritas on the Pacific side. High billfish boat for the week was the Fish Cabo, reporting in with 1 striper released and 2 sailfish released, along with 8 dorado and 9 yellowfin tuna. The overall catch report reflected 1 black marlin, 5 blue marlin, (1 released) 2 stripers released, 6 sailfish, (5 released, 75 dorado, 80 yellowfin tuna, 27 skpjack and 2 Sierras.
The influx of dorados and yellowfin tuna have seemingly attracted the black and blue marlin and while they are not the big critters, it would appear thy are on their way and probably just waiting for the billfish tournament season in October.
Cabo Climate: A mostly cloudy week with a day here and there full of sunshine. Daytime temps averaged 88 degrees and nights at 79 degrees. Humidity ratio averaged 72.4%. A 1-day port closure on Saturday due to windy conditions.
Sea Conditions: Water temps continue to warm up on the Pacific side. Finger Bank and southerly to Cabo San Lucas, including the Golden Gate and Jaime Banks, all a 84-85 degrees. The shoreline to about 5 miles out and From Cabo Falso to Las Frailes, all at 84 degrees. The high spots, including the 95 Fathom Spot, the 1150, the Cabrillo Sea Mount and the Outer Gorda Banks are all at 86-87 degrees. A one day port closure for Cabo San Lucas due to windy conditions
Best Fishing Area: The black & blue marlin was the 95 Fathom Spot & Margaritas.
Best Bait-Lure: Sailfish tend to like the rigged trolling baits as do the stripers and the black-blue marlin tend to like bigger artificials on the fast troll with the blacks preferring the bigger rigged tolling baits
Live Bait Supply: A good live bait supply for the caballitos at the $3.00 per bait rate paid direct to the bait vendors at time of receipt.
Our Local Reporters: Captain Roberto Marquez, owner of the Fish Cabo Boats and Gaviota Fleet Manager, Carlos Pena.
Hi everyone, The Ranger 85 has been on quite a stretch as the season progresses. Capt. Robert and I caught up this morning after off loading and we exchanged images of recent trips. We have much ahead this season based on what the fleet is seeing and experiencing speed over a vast area.
We both feel September and October will be off the chart with incredible action on pelagics. Enjoy these images.
Gus is live from the Pursuit full day out of 22nd Street Landing. The Sea Lions out in force today and they evened up the count. They ended up with 20 yellowtail on deck to 25 pounds with good bass action, 50 plus on the bonito and more.
Trips are on line daily leaving at 6 am.
Call 310-832-8304 for reservations or CLICK HERE to book on line.
Jacob is live from the Ultra out of 22nd Street Landing. Good fishing this past week and the past couple days have been no different with big bluefin tuna, yellowtail, and more. Jacob is live below to tell you all about it.
They are all booked up for 2017 but now taking charters for 2018.
Book now or forever hold your peace at 310-832-8304 or CLICK HERE to book on line.
Ken is live from H&M Landing with your daily report. The bite goes on. The Top Gun checked in on the first day of their trip with limits of yellowtail, and 17 bluefin. The Chief came in with 103 yellowtail, 72 dorado, 14 yellowtail, and 5 skipjack. The Jig Strike on an overnight trip had 64 dorado, 44 yellowtail, 6 yellowfin, and 13 skipjack.
So much more going on at H&M Landing and Ken has the news for you along with trip information. Trips are on line daily.
Call 619-222-1144 for trip information and reservations or CLICK HEREto book right on line.