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—– Feb 23rd, Thursdays report ——

the sea, lumpy and has a nice green color to it– fades out as you go further offshore- West wind blowing with a strong wind line to the outside– Cool air temps, Made 4 cast -two small nibbles, smelt I think. Tides running strong pushed by the west wind

Nice to see when it all comes together– good customers of ours headed to the Cape this past week- despite the fair fishing for anything offshore they enjoyed the inshore fishing for small roosters which put on a great battle and the Sierra which twist and leap once hooked- taste great too-. A 3 -pc Travel Rod by Daiwa and small Spinning reel by Penn loaded with 40lb braid line and some small lures did the trick-

Hi JD – wanted to let you know we had a great trip to Cabo. 8 roosters and 4 sierra over two days. Tuna were hit and miss at 40+ miles. The travel rod you sold us was great off the beach. Perfect combo for beach casting. Much appreciated as always. Gary and Michael
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NORTHWEST WINDS STRENGTHEN THURSDAY. WESTERLY SWELL WILL BUILD AT THE SAME TIME. CREATE HAZARDOUS WINDS AND SEAS THROUGH THURSDAY. WINDS DECREASE LITTLE FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

ThuWind NW 10 to 20 kt gusts to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. Swell W 5 to 8 ft at 13 seconds. . FriWind variable 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or. Swell W 3 to 6 ft. SatWind NW to 10 ktW afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft .3 ft . Swell W 2 to 3 ft.

——Wed’s Feb 22nd report ————

NORTHWEST WINDS STRENGTHEN WEDNESDAY/ THURSDAY. WESTERLY SWELL WILL BUILD AT THE SAME TIME. CREATE HAZARDOUS WINDS AND SEAS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY. WINDS DECREASE LITTLE FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

Wed NW 10 to 15 kt gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Swell W 5 to 8 ft at 14 ses ThuWind NW 10 to 20 kt gusts to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. Swell W 5 to 8 ft at 13 seconds. . FriWind variable 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or. Swell W 3 to 6 ft. SatWind NW to 10 ktW afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft .3 ft . Swell W 2 to 3 ft.

A mix of cloud layers with the westerly starting to blow early on– seas ruffled by wind chop and small swell – cool to the touch. Tides flowing stronger these days

I don’t think I can recall it ever happening before in the 55 years I’ve been involved retail fishing tackle sales . A new product is spoken of, it’s description and praised reviews are taunting. the tables been set. Months earlier they were ordered, a box arrives from the supplier, it’s quickly opened to reveal it’s contents. then the phone call requesting they not be sold until their official release date of March 1st– 1 week away— Ya cant sell them till then!

about the same size as a Shiminao Curado 300 baitcaster–

Another quiet day on the water– westerly picked up early– whale watchers were lucky to see dolphins and birdlife-

————–Feb 21st—-Tuesdays reports————-

WEAK ONSHORE FLOW TODAY. NORTHWEST WINDS STRENGTHEN WEDNESDAY/ THURSDAY. WESTERLY SWELL WILL BUILD AT THE SAME TIME. CREATE HAZARDOUS WINDS AND SEAS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY. WINDS WILL DECREASE A LITTLE FOR FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

TodayWind 10 kt… NW 10 kt gusts 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 12 seconds. WedWind NW 10 to 15 kt gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Swell W 5 to 8 ft at 14 ses ThuWind NW 10 to 20 kt gusts to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. Swell W 5 to 8 ft at 13 seconds. . FriWind variable 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or. Swell W 3 to 6 ft. SatWind NW to 10 ktW afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft .3 ft . Swell W 2 to 3 ft.

Well –the swells gone down , still offcolor to clean green water, hovering right below 60 degree mark. Coastal bays and harbor waters thick with plankton sealife, made three cast no bites

Pacific Sportfishing Festivals’ had some interesting products shown-including two speed spinning reels for those giant tunas and a host of other things- enough to wet the salty appetite till next weeks Fred Hall Show–

Sand Bass were biting again– some nice big ol grumpy’s 5-6 lbers

Sardines moving in–

catching anything– one lizzard fish and a horn shark– we let them go–


—— Feb 16th, Thursdays report—

STORMY WEATHER ARRIVE FRIDAY STRONG WINDS AND HIGH SEAS. WINDS WILL DIMINISH SATURDAY…BUT HIGH SEAS WILL CONTINUE.

.ThuWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft at 14 seconds. FriWind SE 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. Swell W 5 to 7 ft. Rain likely in the morning…then rain in the afternoon. Fri NightWind SE 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Wind waves 10 ft. Mixed swell W 4 to 6 ft and S 4 to 6 ft. Rain. SatWind SW 10 to 15 kt. Gusts to 20 kt in the morning. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft in the morning…becoming 2 ft or less. Swell W 4 to 6 ft. Swell S 3 ft. Showers

A few clouds to the west– building might be a good sunset- Wind light from the south, by tomorrow Friday 30 kts from the south! Button up the hatches!

Not much going on in the fishing world, seas and weather is good today- but not many out- the whale and dolphin watchers– reported seeing lots of bait schools and humpback whales off Dana- So. Laguna–

Tides flatten out this weekend– Bass fishing event scheduled for Long Beach harbor this Sat- that’ll be interesting, lots of rain water washing out ( it’ll be a draining tide till 10:06 am)

———Wed’s Report ———the 15 of Feb——-

ALTERNATING ONSHORE AND OFFSHORE FLOW THROUGH THURSDAY. STORMY WEATHER ARRIVE FRIDAY STRONG WINDS AND HIGH SEAS. WINDS WILL DIMINISH SATURDAY…BUT HIGH SEAS WILL CONTINUE.

. WedWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming NW 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 14 seconds. ThuWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft at 14 seconds. FriWind SE 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. Swell W 5 to 7 ft. Rain likely in the morning…then rain in the afternoon. Fri NightWind SE 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Wind waves 10 ft. Mixed swell W 4 to 6 ft and S 4 to 6 ft. Rain. SatWind SW 10 to 15 kt. Gusts to 20 kt in the morning. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft in the morning…becoming 2 ft or less. Swell W 4 to 6 ft. Swell S 3 ft. Showers l

 

Pea soupy early this morning— by 10 am only a overcast sky- it too slowly going away- wind– 1- 3 kts west- light wind chop with it.

SWFSC Cooperative Billfish Tagging Program- 2016 Angler Survey

Hello Anglers, We at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) Cooperative Billfish Tagging Program hope you had a successful 2016 fishing year! Attached is the 2016 International Billfish Angler Survey, which we ask you to complete and return as soon as possible. This survey aims to determine the trend in recreational fishing in the Pacific Ocean and has been conducted annually since 1969 from anglers around the world. We appreciate your participation! Thank you and we look forward to seeing the efforts of our fishing community! Thank you | Faʻafetai | ありがとうございました | Gracias | Merci beaucoup! Tight lines, Liana Heberer — Liana Heberer Fisheries Technician III Contractor with Ocean Associates, Inc. NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center Fisheries Resources Division- Highly Migratory Species

Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival is this weekend February 17,18,19 at the OC Fairgrounds. Doors open Friday at 1pm-7pm and at 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday…tons of giveaways including first 50 over 21 through the door receive a free beer..first 5 through the door get a pair of polarized Bomber Glasses….free trout pond for the kids…… .more info at www.sportfishingfestival.com

—————-Tuesdays Report 2/14 —Happy Valentines Day! ———-

WEAK ALTERNATING ONSHORE AND OFFSHORE FLOW WILL PREVAIL THROUGH THURSDAY. STORMY WEATHER WILL ARRIVE FRIDAY WITH STRONG WINDS AND HIGH SEAS. WINDS WILL DIMINISH SATURDAY…BUT HIGH SEAS WILL CONTINUE. STAY TUNED FOR THE LATEST UPDATES AS THIS STORM DEVELOPS. TodayWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 13 seconds. WedWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming NW 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 14 seconds. ThuWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft at 14 seconds. FriWind SE 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. Swell W 5 to 7 ft. Rain likely in the morning…then rain in the afternoon. Fri NightWind SE 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Wind waves 10 ft. Mixed swell W 4 to 6 ft and S 4 to 6 ft. Rain. SatWind SW 10 to 15 kt. Gusts to 20 kt in the morning. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft in the morning…becoming 2 ft or less. Swell W 4 to 6 ft. Swell S 3 ft. Showers l

Mostly sunny- milky white horizon/ seas – light south wind chop w/ uphill current , small west swell- wind swinging to the west/southwest

Took my skiff out yesterday mid day– motor ran well, thankfully- fished below the harbor in green water with Halibuts the target, small octopus and Vick got a nice spider crab, lizard fish too– no halibuts for either of us, nor bass in the kelp. Today Vic ran up the beach and found better water and a matching uphill and south wind, Bass bit the plastics better there.

 

—Sundays 2/12 Report ——( Closed Monday) —

Sunny skies’ and a warming wind— welcome to sunny California in the middle of February- Mild Santa Ana N/E wind- , waters sparkling clean looking with a small west swell

Wind picked up fair 10-12+W a little to strong to driff for the halibuts–

Lots of boats out once the day got along- coastal fishing improving- with he water seeming to clean up and more bait fish around. There’s a shot at Thresher sharks and the bass started to bite the plastics better-

————Saturday’s Feb 11th Report —-

Weather’s still a bit on the cool side with west wind at 6- 8 and s small west swell to boot-

I’ve got about five whales here– about 500 ft depth off Crystal Cove- rolling around good show– 11:12am

If you keep trying— it pays off!- Tim sends me this photo of the Halibut they caught — below Newport’s Harbor w/ a mackerel as bait , treble hook pinned on the back and a 5/0 nose hooked rig did the trick–

————Friday’s February 10th Report —-

A NEARLY NEUTRAL PRESSURE GRADIENT WAS OBSERVED OVER THE COASTAL WATERS. . ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY AND STRENGTHEN FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS COULD MAKE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT MAINLY FOR THE OUTER WATERS ON SATURDAY. WINDS TURN OFFSHORE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.

FriWind 10 kt…becoming W 10 kt wgusts to 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Swell W 4 to 6 ft at 13 sec Chance of rain. Fri NightWind NW 10 kt-15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o 3 ft. Swell W 4 to 6 ft at 12 seco Rain likely in the evening…then chance of rain after midnight. SatWind W 10 to 15 kt gusts 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Swell W 4 to 7 ft at 13 seco chance of showers. SunWind N 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o3 ft in the afternoon. Swell W 3 to 6 ft.

Overcast— calm- low pressure setteling in over the area– waiting for that rain and clearing west wind– Tides – strong ebb and flow– made 3 casts- letting the out going current carry the lure downstrean then swing into the shallows- one small bass that got off-

Unknow to most was that the Giant Bluefins Tuans were being caught/ night time / seiners fishing the Tanner and banks below there for the past month !- Tanner Bank this morning air 60/ water 60 degrees west 10 kts, swell W 7 ft every 11 sec.

The landing BFT for 2016, 325 metric tons landed in Calif. was 85% of their quota. The Tuna advisory counsel will reassess fish stocks with a new quota for 2017

COASTAL PELAGIC FISHERIES Finfish There were no landings of finfish this week: Pacific Sardine 0 tons 0 landings, Pacific Mackerel 0 tons 0 landings, Jack Mackerel 0 tons 0 landings, Northern Anchovy 0 tons 0 landings . Market Squid There were no landings of market squid this week. . As of 2/3/2017, a total of 41,753.3 st (35.4 %) out of the 118,000 st market squid quota has been landed in CA for the 2016/2017 season. HIGHLY MIGRATORY FISHERIES Pacific Bonito There were no landings of Pacific bonito this week. Albacore There were no landings of Albacore this week. Tuna (all species) There were no landings of Tuna this week. Bluefin Tuna Commercial Landings: As of 2/6/2017, our records indicate that 352.86 MT of PBF has been landed in CA for 2016. This represents 83% of the annual catch limit of 425mt for 2016. Swordfish There were no landings of swordfish this week. Thresher Sharks (All species) There were no landings of thresher shark this week. Mako sharks There were no landings of mako shark this week.

Have a good weekend– it’s the middle of February-– the fish are hibernating!

———— Thursday February 9th Report ———

A NEARLY NEUTRAL PRESSURE GRADIENT WAS OBSERVED OVER THE COASTAL WATERS. AREAS OF DENSE FOG WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING. ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY AND STRENGTHEN FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS COULD MAKE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT MAINLY FOR THE OUTER WATERS ON SATURDAY. WINDS TURN OFFSHORE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.

TodayWind NW 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft -3 ft afternoon. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 10 sec Areas of dense fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning…becoming patchy in the afternoon. FriWind 10 kt…becoming W 10 kt wgusts to 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Swell W 4 to 6 ft at 13 sec Chance of rain. Fri NightWind NW 10 kt-15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o 3 ft. Swell W 4 to 6 ft at 12 seco Rain likely in the evening…then chance of rain after midnight. SatWind W 10 to 15 kt gusts 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Swell W 4 to 7 ft at 13 seco chance of showers. SunWind N 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o3 ft in the afternoon. Swell W 3 to 6 ft.

Light fog– seeable but for a 1/4 – 1/2 at best – thicker upove the harbor- one boat bounch balling for halibuts this morning– still hopefull a a fish – couple of small sand basses so far on cut squid-

Tides strong draining ebb flow at 2.8 knts, from this morning’s high at 7:37 6.4 (LA) and a low this afternoon at 2:37 -1.4, a 7 ft drop in 7 hours ! Stand by!

—-IGFA Question ( see below ) —-

Getting fogger as the day wears on- ! Whale watchers thankfull at seeing anything , a school of dolphins easily lost in the fog if they don’t keep a eye on them-

EL NIÑO/SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO) DIAGNOSTIC There are increasing odds for El Niño toward the second half of 2017 !

09 February 2017 ENSO Alert System Status: Final La Niña Advisory Synopsis: ENSO-Neutral conditions have returned and are favored to continue through at least the Northern Hemisphere spring 2017. La Niña conditions are no longer present,! with slightly below-average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) observed across the central equatorial Pacific and above-average SSTs increasing in the eastern Pacific. The upper-ocean heat content anomaly increased during January and was slightly positive when averaged across the eastern Pacific , a reflection of above-average temperatures at depth Atmospheric convection remained suppressed over the central tropical Pacific and enhanced over Indonesia [. The low-level easterly winds were slightly enhanced over the western tropical Pacific, and upper-level westerly winds were near average. Overall, the ocean and atmosphere system is consistent with ENSO-neutral conditions. Most models predict the continuation of ENSO-neutral (3-month average Niño-3.4 index between -0.5°C and 0.5°C) through the Northern Hemisphere summer [Fig. 6]. However, a few dynamical model forecasts, including the NCEP CFSv2, anticipate an onset of El Niño as soon as the Northern Hemisphere spring (March-May 2017). Because of typically high uncertainty in forecasts made at this time of the year for the upcoming spring and summer, and the lingering La Niña-like tropical convection patterns, the forecaster consensus favors ENSO-neutral during the spring with a ~60% chance. Thereafter, there are increasing odds for El Niño toward the second half of 2017 (~50% chance in September-November). In summary, ENSO-neutral conditions have returned and are favored to continue through at least the Northern Hemisphere spring 2017

Earlier this week IGFA sent out a notice about their changing in their fishing line rules— (see below) The question is asked of your opinion on these changes and how it will , if any effect the way you buy IGFA fishing lines and how you will fish Club rules, BAC/ Tuna Club, etc. Please send you comments to jdsbiggame@aol.com

I thought at first it was Fake News! The IGFA’s Board of Trustees recently met for their annual meeting where they ratified several significant changes to the IGFA’s International Angling Rules and World Record Requirements. Detailed information regarding these changes is listed below: CHANGES TO THE INTERNATIONAL ANGLING RULES

Backing & Top-Shot

Current IGFA International Angling Rules state: “If the fishing line is attached to backing, the catch shall be classified under the heavier of the lines.” This rule has long been contested in cases where the main line or top shot is lighter than the underlying backing, as logic dictates that the lighter line will break before the heavier backing. This is also contrary to IGFA angling rules for fly fishing where the catch is categorized based on the breaking strength of the class tippet, which must be a minimum of 15 inches. To address this issue, IGFA will be making the following alterations to Equipment Regulation A: • Title change from “LINE” to “LINE & BACKING” • Adding a new subsection that reads: “3. The use of backing is permissible.” • Adding a new subsection that reads: “4. The catch shall be classified under the breaking strength of the first 16.5 feet (5 meters) of line directly preceding the double line, leader or hook. This section must be comprised of a single, homogenous piece of line.” This change is effective April 1, 2017.

———-Wed the 8th of Feb.—————-

SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL TURN WESTERLY TODAY. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AND STRENGTHEN FRIDAY. STRONGER NORTHWEST WINDS AND GREATER SWELL EXPECTED SATURDAY.

.. WedWind NW 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft at 10 seconds. ThuWind NW 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 11 seconds. FriWind NW 10 kt in the morning…becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 ft. Chance of rain in the afternoon.SatWind NW 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 4 to 7 ft.

Light cloud cover- strong draining morning tide— wind light 1- 3 from the west/ southwest. seas calm with a west smooth swell

Must be 30 ft– telephone pole– wouldn’t want to hit that one!— lots of subsurface debris, weeds, trash out there– if your boating keep an eye out !

Foggy at 3 outside the harbor– whale watchers looking for a clear spot to spot em’

Quiet Day

—–Tuesdays report  Feb 7 2017——–

SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL TURN WESTERLY TODAY. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AND STRENGTHEN FRIDAY. STRONGER NORTHWEST WINDS AND GREATER SWELL EXPECTED SATURDAY.

TodayWind W 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 8 seconds. Chance of rain.. WedWind NW 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft at 10 seconds. ThuWind NW 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 11 seconds. FriWind NW 10 kt in the morning…becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 ft. Chance of rain in the afternoon.SatWind NW 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 4 to 7 ft.

There’s a line of blue to the west and southwest– cloud cover overhead- light rain- wind south 2- 5 kts, swell from the west against a uphill current— halibut fishing the drift challenging.

Building moon phase this week with almost a 8 ft rise and drop by the weekend– add in some rain runoff , another flushing of bays and harbors to come-

JD’s Great Playoff Special!- lures to go out this week, or drop by and pick them up person.

I thought at first it was Fake News! The IGFA’s Board of Trustees recently met for their annual meeting where they ratified several significant changes to the IGFA’s International Angling Rules and World Record Requirements. Detailed information regarding these changes is listed below: CHANGES TO THE INTERNATIONAL ANGLING RULES

Backing & Top-Shot

Current IGFA International Angling Rules state: “If the fishing line is attached to backing, the catch shall be classified under the heavier of the lines.” This rule has long been contested in cases where the main line or top shot is lighter than the underlying backing, as logic dictates that the lighter line will break before the heavier backing. This is also contrary to IGFA angling rules for fly fishing where the catch is categorized based on the breaking strength of the class tippet, which must be a minimum of 15 inches. To address this issue, IGFA will be making the following alterations to Equipment Regulation A: • Title change from “LINE” to “LINE & BACKING” • Adding a new subsection that reads: “3. The use of backing is permissible.” • Adding a new subsection that reads: “4. The catch shall be classified under the breaking strength of the first 16.5 feet (5 meters) of line directly preceding the double line, leader or hook. This section must be comprised of a single, homogenous piece of line.” This change is effective April 1, 2017.

———— Sat February 4th report ———-

WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW CONDITIONS WILL BE DRY FOR THE WEEKEND. ADDITIONAL SHOWERS MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

SatWind NW 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 4 to 6 ft at 13 seconds SunWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 ft at 11 seconds. MonWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming S 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft. Chance of showers.

Broken overcast with some blue behind it– wind fair at 5- 8 kts- light wind ripple with it– 3 casts one strong bite– took the plastic bait right off the hook! halibut?-

Whales watches out in force, seas and visibility good for them–

Coastal water cleaning up – clean green , bay waters clean with a brownish scum growing on the bottom-

Light west wind- good halibut drifting weather–

Spots of fog materialized from the west– put the ka bash on otherwise a beautiful day– lots of power and sailboats out–

———— Friday’s 2/3 report ———-

Gray sky light rain- wind 4- 6 S/S/E seas fair– light wind chop-

Sea temps 57- 60 degrees High Surf Advisory 5- 8 ft West facing beaches–no lighting expected – tides mellow – two casts -one small bite-

Tanner Banks buoy it was 6 kts W, 8 ft every 12 sec air 59/ 58 water , San Clemente weather buoy it was 10 kts W, 7 ft 13 sec, air 60/ 60 water degrees

Good day to clean out the back room! all sorts of surprizes!

Weather starting to clear off mid afternoon— still a light south/ southeast wind 6-7 kts steady–

Backroom surprises– in a couple of doubled bagged paper bags- a bunch of older reels and lure-The packaging say the Danny Swimming lure is the ultimate in surface casting plugs, thru wire construction, tail hook dressed with natural deer hair and silver mylar, it’s stronger wood and epoxy paint makes it more durable , For daytime use: As the plug hits the water, give the rod a short upward jerk causing the plug to splash gently, now start your retrieve at a pace that causes the plug to swim – leaving a gentle S shape wake , the gentle splash should be repeated every five or six feet. Night use: same except do not splash the lure. Just the thing for those Bluefin last summer. Also a pair of handmade Stan Gibbs Lures , 35 Olds Plymouth Rd, Buzzards Bay, RFD Mass that sport cupped or scooped shaped heads. Odd diamond shaped jigs for the cods, one sporting alligator ridge lines down it ‘s backsides – cool stuff!

————- Thursday’s 2/2 Report———

Light wind ripple on the water from the west 8- 9 kts- cooling down– mix of milky white and blue overhead- building cloud cover- see what the sunset brings-

Weather check up off central Calif shows it blowing upwards to 25 knts- south rain expected

A look at the last week of January’s Water and chlorophyll charts here on the west coast.

Water temps

< 2016 on the left— 2017 on the Right->

A STORM SYSTEM APPROACHING COASTAL WATERS THURSDAY NIGHT / FRIDAY.. WESTERLY SWELL FROM 270 DEGREES 13 SECOND PERIOD WILL DEVELOP ON FRIDAY AND BUILD INTO SATURDAY…BRINGING COMBINED SEAS OF 6 TO 9 FEET TO THE OUTER WATERS SOUTH OF SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND

ThuWind less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 2 to 5 ft at 14 se.FriWind less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft orSwell W 4 to 7 ft. Slight chance of rain morning…rain iafternoon. SatWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 5 to 6 ft. Sat NightWind NW 10 to 15 kt. Gusts to 20 kt in the evening. Wind waves 3 ft in the evening…2 ft s. Swell W 4 to 6 ft.

———Wed February 1st, 2017————

A STORM SYSTEM APPROACHING THE WEST COAST BRINGS LIGHT SHOWERS COASTAL WATERS THURSDAY NIGHT / FRIDAY.. WESTERLY SWELL FROM 270 DEGREES 13 SECOND PERIOD WILL DEVELOP ON FRIDAY AND BUILD INTO SATURDAY…BRINGING COMBINED SEAS OF 6 TO 9 FEET TO THE OUTER WATERS SOUTH OF SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND

WedWin 10 kt. Patchy dense fog in the morning with visibility 1 nm or less. Wind waves 2 ft o Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 14 seco. ThuWind less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 2 to 5 ft at 14 se. FriWind less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft orSwell W 4 to 7 ft. Slight chance of rain morning…rain iafternoon. SatWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 5 to 6 ft. Sat NightWind NW 10 to 15 kt. Gusts to 20 kt in the evening. Wind waves 3 ft in the evening…2 ft s. Swell W 4 to 6 ft.

The fog went away morning hours– leaving it still cool on the beach– light south wind 2- 4 knts seas calm- water clearing up- still cold– no apparent bird life seen in bay waters–( no bait)

Private sportfishers off the Cape- wanting to head north waiting to find windows of weather-

With the threat of rain– lobster fishermen were out setting traps–

Sad to hear of one of the few remaining Fishing Tackle Wholesalers going out of business this month, Fisherman’s Wholesale now joins the ranks of the past supplies of that precious commodity we grew up with. Gone are Munson Sporting Goods who’s reps traveled from shop to shop bringing wonders from abroad, California Hardware and America Hardware’s 3 and 4 inch thick catalogs where you could get a sleeping bag, camping lantern, rope, appliances, door hinges, vermin traps, nails, hammers along with all the guns, ammo and fishing gear you’d want, S. H. Barton you could get a “special deal” on a Penn 500 Jigmaster, ( less the wrench, tube of lube, reel strap w/ nuts and bolts, you were lucky just to get the box) , South Coast Fishing Tackle carried tackle from cane pole/crappie flys to Garcia Conlin game rods, AWR Sports which was originally Audrey’s Worm Ranch, selling bass tackle have all gone by the wayside, or got gobbled up by the remaining wholesaler Big Rock Sports who in turn are under Henry’s..The choices we as retailers have to offer becomes limited. Manufactures in turn faced with fewer wholesalers who only “Cherry Pick” their best selling products are being forced to go public though the Web/ Amazon / etc. Ye’ old sporting goods store has changed

— Tuesday the 31st of Jan 2017———–

LIGHT SOUTHERLY FLOW THROUGH FRIDAY. A STORM SYSTEM APPROACHING THE WEST COAST BRINGS LIGHT SHOWERS COASTAL WATERS THURSDAY NIGHT / FRIDAY. PATCHY DENSE FOG MAY OCCUR TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. WESTERLY SWELL FROM 270 DEGREES 13 SECOND PERIOD WILL DEVELOP ON FRIDAY AND BUILD INTO SATURDAY…BRINGING COMBINED SEAS OF 6 TO 9 FEET TO THE OUTER WATERS SOUTH OF SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND

. TodayWind less 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 14 secondsWedWin 10 kt. Patchy dense fog in the morning with visibility 1 nm or less. Wind waves 2 ft o Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 14 seco. ThuWind less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 2 to 5 ft at 14 se. FriWind less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft orSwell W 4 to 7 ft. Slight chance of rain morning…rain iafternoon. SatWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 5 to 6 ft. Sat NightWind NW 10 to 15 kt. Gusts to 20 kt in the evening. Wind waves 3 ft in the evening…2 ft s. Swell W 4 to 6 ft.

Another nice day here on the beach for January – Northern calif and the Northwest still getting rain and wind almost every day now– allot of rain runoff water- the smelts and anchovies will flourish well this year.

Calm seas light wind from the south 1- 2 knts– – Bass fishing fair-– those Black cormorants being a pest these days–

Back half of the moon – tides starts to flatten out towards the weekend- made 3 cast no bites-

Winter months commercial fishing boats stay in business working the outer banks , the 60 Mile Bank- or outside / below from there on the Mushroom Bank- Winter time game, Bluefin, opah, shark, deep water black cod and swordfish!

E-mail–JD. I took off from LAX early this morning and looking below were all this paddies you spoke. Some ridiculously large. Leaving one to dream for this spring.

E-Mail– Hello JD, Just an update. I went over to Catalina on Sunday for a little Lobster Hoopin. WOW.. was there a crazy amount of trash on the front side of the Island. We spent about an hour picking up large plastic bags, plastic bottles and a few big buckets that we all over the Toyon Bay area. Rippers Cove beach looked like a trash dump. It was really sad. As for hoppin… it was a slower start.. BUT…the bugs crawled epic in the later evening at 8ish or so. Our totals were 12 big fat legals, 21 shorts and (2) super large spider crabs (released). absolute beautiful ride back across the channel. Long Beach looked like you could touch it. ALSO, I’m for your Super Bowl bet...I will take Atlanta to win the super bowl for the Colt Sniper. Have a great day, Capt. Joe

—– Sun the 29th of Jan 2017 –

LIGHT TO MODERATE OFFSHORE WINDS CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY…THEN LIGHT SOUTHERLY WINDS TUESDAY -THURSDAY. A STORM SYSTEM APPROACHING THE WEST COAST MAY BRING SLIGHT SHOWERS THURSDAY. TodayWind NE 10 kt…NW with gusts to 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Swell W 1 to 3 ft at 14 secs.MonWind NE to 10 kt in the morning… Wind waves 2 ft or . Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 13 seconds. . TueWind variable 10 kt. Wind waves 2 fto. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 14 sec W 2 to 3 ft. WedWind 10 kt…becoming SE 10 kt in afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft. ThuWind SE 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or. Swell W 4 to 6 ft. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

Another nice morning for January- light south wind 3- 5 knts – seas are good with light wind chop- water clarity improving to a cleaner green- not many whales around– Still a strong tidal influence

Halibut fishers having to deal with the lizzard fish– they’ve gotten bigger- a foot long or better now–

California boating in the winter–– days like this with snow capped mountins under a blue sky as a background and Catalina Island to the ocean side-

Four gals buying four hats– maybe 45 minutes, each trying on a different hat, color, style whether this one or that one had more sun coverage or it matched their outfits/ hair personality — cluck– cluck–cluck-

Nice day— hundreds of boats out today — just getting them exercised

Entangled whale with a couple sets of crab gear floats on it-– NOAA’s protocol requires it’s proper removable. the whale’s not aware of this, they were going to come up from behind it during is next blow get a hold of the bouys , cut it free from there– 4:44pm

—– Sat the 28th of Jan 2017 –

MODERATE OFFSHORE WINDS WILL OCCUR THROUGH SUNDAY…WITH LOCAL GUSTS REACHING 20 TO 25 KT ON FRIDAY

.. . . SatWind NE 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft in the morning…becoming 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft. . SunWind NE 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt in the morning. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 2 to 3 ft.

Eggshell blue skies this AM, wind light 2- 4 kts south- seas fair with a light chop- boats out sculpin fishing-

Whale watching boats –– finding outside San Clemente/ Check point the whales/ birds feeding on surface bait– maybe krill- With all the nutrients put into the water these past few weeks one would have to think krill would blossom this Spring or sooner–

bass fishing fair today– waters starting to clear up to a clean brown-

Dolphin watchers– finding them 8- 10- 12 off the beach– that last pod we left 190 from home 11- 1/2 miles must have had 1500 animals in it.

The only bite we had was right at the tide change– that was it for us– halibut fishers

It’s getting bad when the whale watchers see a sealine eating a shark!

Ever wonder– where are all those 10- 20 30 40 lb Striped Marlin – where do they exist– if the rules of nature exist there should be millions of them swimming around somewhere, then whittled down in numbers by natural selection to where we as anglers find them mostly over 100 lbs to 200 lbs- the 3- 5-6 7 year old class of fish. where’s the small ones? On this mornings AM fish talk radio , Ixtapa/ Zihuatanejo reported of small Striped Marlin 25- 30 lb fish- an abundance of them caught, This led me to do some research on these small fish and age—Age and growth of striped marlin An instantaneous growth rate of 3.1 mm d–1 at 6 months and an estimated length of 1422–1674 mm LJFL by age 1 year ( 55 to 59 inches- 4 1/2 ft) makes this species among the fastest growing bony fish – so given they were born 10- 12 months ago-during last years early Spring – Where were they born? – Water temps from last year and this year- for Jan 2016- 2017

———————– January 27th—————

Ye old Santa Ana’s are blowing again pushing currents and nutrient rich rain water offshore as far as it can go- During the past weeks rough pounding on the coastline and outer islands north of here will have dislodged kelp beds and uprooted some of their holdfast’s to our favor– Kelp paddys adrift maybe till spring time and the Yellowtails?

Offshore still a bit blowing today, Santa Ana’s high pressure are said to bring Swordfish up to bask in the warming sunshine- it wouldn’t be out of character to think swordfish would be up floating off the backside of Clemente or out on the 60/ Cortez / Tanner banks this time of year-

I read in the Log newspaper today– that the use of Lead fishing tackle to be phased out from public ( fedrally managed ) lands within the next 5 years by Jan 2022 Stand by! guess we’ll have to be using rocks for sinkers!

have a good weekend JD

—————— January 26th————

Cold and crisp again- light west wind 4- 5 knts, small wind chop along with it-– seas have let down– still trash in the water– harbor and storm drain/ rivers of So. Calif. emptying out with discolored muddy water- “don’t drink the water”

Repairs going on all over the harbor, broken docks being repaired or pumped out, canvas repair estimates being made–a lot of activity in the harbor.

Tides building with the approaching new moon– stand by-

Weather stayed steady from the west today— maybe 10- 12 knts– not much in the way of whale talk today–

—–-Wed the 25th of Jan 2017 –

LIGHT WINDS WILL ALTERNATE BETWEEN OFFSHORE DURING THE LATE NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING HOURS AND ONSHORE DURING THE AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS THROUGH THURSDAY. MODERATE OFFSHORE WINDS WILL OCCUR FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY…WITH LOCAL GUSTS REACHING 20 TO 25 KT ON FRIDAY

. TodayWind E 10 kt. NW afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 4 to 6 ft at 13 secs. ThuWind variable 10 kt… W 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft at 11 seconds. . FriWind NE 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Swell W 3 to 5 ft at 17 seconds. . SatWind NE 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft in the morning…becoming 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft. . SunWind NE 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt in the morning. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 2 to 3 ft.

The horizon line has some puffy clouds overhead clear and crisp cold morning hours, seas still a mess but will clear out- saltwater is good for taking away the bad stuff. it’s salts dissolve most things over time.

At least I got the bottom scrapped clean, then righted her again and scrubbed out— We’ll see about the engine- She’s a bit waterlogged for now, but’s she’ll dry out and be the good old jolly boat she was–

Right on the button – the shop here , it’s foundation resting on the beach sand- feels recipient of the offshore naval testing– boom- boom– boom the walls transfer its vibrations– and a check with the San Clemente Island Security shows right on target 12:00 noon today Ocean Floor to 5,000 feet testing going on– U12T12 25-JAN– 1200 to 25-JAN 1600 –FLR:5000

Whale Watchers still out- 25 fathoms off N/ Lagina found a Gray– heading south–

—–-Tuesday 24th of 2017 –

STRONG WINDS WILL DECREASE THIS MORNING AND HIGH SEAS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH THROUGH THE DAY. SCATTERED SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TODAY. NEUTRAL FLOW TONIGHT WILL TURN OFFSHORE WEDNESDAY AND STRENGTHEN THIS WEEKEND.

TodayWind NW 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt morning.. Wind waves 3 ft in..becoming 2 ft o Swell W 8 to 11 ft at 14 sec. Scattered showers and isolated tstms. WedWind E 10 kt…NW in afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 ft at 13 seconds. . ThuWind N 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 1 to 3 ft at 13 seconds. FriWind NE 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Swell W 2 to 4 ft. SatWind NE 10 kt with gusts 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft …becoming 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft.

Spots of clouds ands spits of light rain– clearing cold weather— Bay waters look dirty muddy with brush and trash a mix in it –outside – the ocean still confused but getting better– large swell still present-

I wasn’t quite ready to clean the bottom of my boat just yet- — having archived that “right” amount of camouflage on her- but Mother Natures does what she want to–– and flipped her over during last Sundays Nights blow– – She’s on a shore mooring– I had pulled her up high on the beach during the previous’ afternoon high tide and snugged her tight to the mooring can, Somehow or another she flipped completly over in the wind, rain and tides, the Harbor Patrol calls– they tried to right here but she was too heavy– I guess all I can do now is get her righted again as that tide drops later today and dry her out– engine will need work and allot of sunshine will help – guess it time to clean and paint the bottom too

—–-Sunday 22nd of 2017—–

A STORM SYSTEM SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTH TO WEST WINDS THROUGH MONDAY. THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TODAY. A VERY LARGE LONG PERIOD WEST SWELL WATERS THROUGH MONDAY WITH THE PEAK SWELL COMING TONIGHT AND SATURDAY.

Todayy. g. SunSE winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft dominant period 17 seconds. Rain. MonNW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft. Showers and slight chance of tstms.

–Closed Monday the 23rd—–


South winds strong with bouts of light rain showers — so far– wind 12- 18 S/ due to swing around strong S/W later today-

North Gyros driving wind and swell/ later curents from the north southwards

Let these fronts go by– see how the waters do– kelp beds will be disrupted,- outflow of rivers and harbor entrances with fresh water and floating debris, fresh water floats over salt, fish may be found suspended under it’s canopy with all sorts of manna dropping down . And if they say lobsters crawl in the rain, they should be running by now–

Better luck this coming week- JD

Jet Stream for Monday

—–-Sat the 21st of 2017 —-

A STORM SYSTEM SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTH TO WEST WINDS THROUGH MONDAY. THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TODAY. A VERY LARGE LONG PERIOD WEST SWELL WATERS THROUGH MONDAY WITH THE PEAK SWELL COMING TONIGHT AND SATURDAY.

Todayy. SatW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt…becoming 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 13 to 16 ft dominant period 17 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning. SunSE winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft dominant period 17 seconds. Rain. MonNW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft. Showers and slight chance of tstms.

Bay waters look like the Mississippi, brown and ugly– out in the ocean wind whipped coastal swells and breaking white capped water. Only the death boat went out, couple of Kayaker fishing the bay– nuts– sea temp 56- 58 degrees

Tanner Bank 18 ft at 15 sec– no place to be– Coastal harbor entrances dangerous with the large swells and wind–

Good day to work on the fishing tackle and double check the boat-

Tropic Star Panama Report—- Hi JD, Just heading home from Tropic Star Lodge. It was a great trip! Twelve boats in six days tallied 102 Black/Blue Marlin up to 700 pounds. Pretty awesome fishing. Sally and I caught and released 8 Marlin up to 500 lbs., 11 Sailfish and 4 Dorado up to 50 lbs. Marty and Mitchell Firestein caught 9 Marlin up to 500 lbs., 4 Sailfish and 1 Dorado. Needless to say we’re all smiling. Best regards, Bob Kurz

Stand by for another blow!

—–-Friday the 20th of 2017 —-

A COLD FRONT FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS TODAY. ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTH TO WEST WINDS THROUGH MONDAY. THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TODAY. A VERY LARGE LONG PERIOD WEST SWELL WATERS THROUGH MONDAY WITH THE PEAK SWELL COMING TONIGHT AND SATURDAY.

TodaySE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt…becoming S to SW 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 7 to 10 ft dominant period 15 seconds…building to 10 to 13 ft dominant period 9 seconds in the afternoon. Rain. Chance of tstms in the afternoon. TonightW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 10 to 13 ft dominant period 9 seconds…building to 12 to 15 ft dominant period 17 seconds after midnight. Showers likely. SatW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt…becoming 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 13 to 16 ft dominant period 17 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning. SunSE winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft dominant period 17 seconds. Rain. MonNW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 8 to 11 ft. Showers and slight chance of tstms.

Blowing like stink– She’s a hooting— boat canvas repairs will be needed, small skiffs wind wipped by chop and rains will sink – Harbor Patrol has their work cut out for them today–

Wind switched mid day— coming out of the west with a vengeance-

—–-Thursday the 19th of 2017 —-

STARTING THURSDAY AND CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY…A SERIES OF STORMS WILL BRING STRONG WINDS…ROUGH SEAS…AND RAIN TO THE COASTAL WATERS. GALE FORCE WINDS AND VERY LARGE SWELL IS EXPECTED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

ThuWind SW 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 14 seco. Rain in the morning…then showers afternoon. . FriWind SW 10 kt…becoming S 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 5 ft. Swell W 5 to 8 ft. Rain. Fri NightWind W 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 13 ft. Numerous showers. SatWind W 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 13 ft. Scattered showers. Sat NightWind NW 15 to 20 kt. 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft evening… Becoming 2 ft Swell W 7 to 10 ft. Isolated showers.

Broken clouds and rain showers here/ there– Ocean, a mix of light or dark green wind chopped water with a few sheep on it- – west wind 12–18 knt– sloppy-

It’s coming — the JD’s Super Bowl Playoff Special !

We’ll know after this coming Sundays who’s in the game— that’s right you guess who you think will win the NFL Super Bowl on Sunday, February 5, 3:30 PM and if your team wins you get a free Shimano Colt Sniper lure– — or if your team losses you get to buy two lures!– and you know you can’t go wrong with these lures- you win either way!—

Stand by for further details-

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—–-Wed the 18th of 2017 —-

Quiet– not much going on— on cast one small bass- quit-

The southward bound Jet Stream headed our way

Want a good book for the winter months– next to the roaring fire! Tight Lines by Ralph Bandini a Rare Book-

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—–-Tuesdays the 17th of 2017 —-

WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW TODAY WILL BE FOLLOWED BY WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WEDNESDAY. STARTING THURSDAY AND CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY…A SERIES OF STORMS WILL BRING STRONG WINDS…ROUGH SEAS…AND RAIN TO THE COASTAL WATERS. GALE FORCE WINDS AND VERY LARGE SWELL IS EXPECTED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

TodayWind v 10 kt… W 10 kt iafternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 15 sec. WedWind less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 13 sec. ThuWind SW 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 14 seco. Rain in the morning…then showers afternoon. . FriWind SW 10 kt…becoming S 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 5 ft. Swell W 5 to 8 ft. Rain. Fri NightWind W 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 13 ft. Numerous showers. SatWind W 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 13 ft. Scattered showers. Sat NightWind NW 15 to 20 kt. 10 kt after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft evening… Becoming 2 ft Swell W 7 to 10 ft. Isolated showers.

—Much better weather today with a light/ med breeze from the south– light wind chop wit it– seas fair+ Made 4 or 5 casts no bites waters clear and clean green to it– Tides beginning to slow down– -No squid to be made today nor yesterday along the H/B flats or Long Beach area– Bass were biting well on the plastics–

After a long day on the water and your cold to the bone, enjoy a warm fire- Set back and watch the football games in coemfort, tell em’ you want the JD’s Special— and you’ll be set for the winter with the best firewood in town– !

And if your in need of a good place to take a car for service- I recommend Costa Mesa Brake & Alignment Brake Shop – Address: 125 Rochester St, ( right behind the old Grants for Guns location in Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Phone: (949) 645-9393 Tell Bill,( he’s a fisherman) JD’s sent you– they’re the best service and fair prices mechanics around– JD

—–-Sunday the 15th of 2017 —-

WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE SOUTHERLY ON SUNDAY AND THEN WEAKLY OFFSHORE ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

SunWind S 10 kt gusts to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft in the morning…becoming 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds. S Martin Luther King Jr DayWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 f

Sloppy south wind today— many boats turned around- it’s the middle of January! wind 12- 18 + kts from the south/southeast/ wind chop and west swell, not real comfortable– water temps remains 58-60 degrees. No squid to be made this morning up towards the Long Beach area–

Sailboats out and a few others but that’s it– except the whale/ dolphin watchers-

This morning’s AM radio fish talk show had Dave P from Shimano on- very knowledgeable information’s — they spoke of the merits of the powerful drag capabilities of their spinning reels used for those Tunas – 200 lb Bluefin boated in 7 minutes– how was this possible– a lot of it has to do with the dynamics of a “reel under the rod’s” pulling strength – Both hands can grip the rod better, no fingers have to lay the line on the spool, the reel balances better under vs. on top of the rod and of course they were on a fast private boat capable to get to the fish quickly– Superior casting with a 8 ft Popping rod designed for these big fish – able to make cast after cast with virtually no worry of a backlash, Dave’s insight on a medium drag setting on the first run then tighten up drag settings when the real fight began makes good sense. JD’s offers this same set up for sale. a SW 14000 Twin Power reel w/ braid line matched to their Terez 8 ft 50-100 lb Popping $1,000

Also they “let the cat out of the Bag” about their new smaller sized #300 Trank Reel-about the size of a Curado 300 -I wrote a few words earlier this week about it– but was asked to remove it saying “not just yet”, well the cats out of the bag now and hard to get it back in— Due out hopefully by the upcoming Fred Hall show a new smaller sized reel two different gear rations and both left handed or right handed–Limited availability on their first run– – – TRANX 300A 5+1 bearings 22lb max drag setting, Star Drag- 11.57 ounces, 12 lbs mono/ 230 yds or 200 yds 50 lb PP braid 5.8:1– JD’s has them on order– reserve yours today!

Thoughts on Pacific Bluefin Tunas– will they be here this coming Spring season— like last year where they never left our waters due to the abundance of food -Red Crabs a holdover form the previous year and the water conditions were favorable for them to stay here– they just got larger .. Couple of thoughts — were their many 12- 30 lb Bluefins seen found?- not many–more like 50 to 200 lb fish-– so the recruitment younger stock may not be here or did those larger Bluefins spawn here on the West Coast ? That’s a good question – I think still being studied now. Past scientific studies on the Pacific Bluefin suggested the young fish , spawned off Japanese waters migrated here to the northern Baja/ So Calif in early Spring- foraged here and up to the central California area for a period of two or three years reaching a 60- 100 lb range – then migrated back to the Western Pacific, Japanese water where they spent the rest of their lives there–Based of those past studies one would have to think these 100- 200 lb fish we had here last season should/ would migrate back to Japan this winter to be replaced by younger stock replacement this winter-– the question is– is there enough food/ Red Crabs/ Squid here this winter to hold them over – and are the water conditions this year vs. that of last year sufficient enough to help hold these fish over for another year?—

We’ll see- JD —– one thing we know— they’ll be bigger!

Better weather Monday- till Wed / Thursday this comming week– then the rain and wind thursday night Friday and clearing wind/rain Sat-

better luck next week- JD

—–-Sat the 14th of 2017 —-

WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL OCCUR SATURDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE BECOMING SOUTHERLY ON SUNDAY AND THEN WEAKLY OFFSHORE ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

SatWind variable 10 kt with W gusts 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or Swell W 2 to 4 ft at 10 .Slight SunWind S 10 kt gusts to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft in the morning…becoming 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds. S Martin Luther King Jr DayWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 f

Cleared weather– light west wind 5- 8 knts– seas fine– Water cooler at 58- 60 degrees- cleaning up – still that strong outgoing draining tide–

Baja/ Mainland Mexico report from the Jewellure III — left San Jose BCS to fish near the the Tres Marias Islands off PV Sunday the 8th. Fishing was a little slow and water a off color. Three days for 2 blues 350# and 250# and tuna up to 100#. Back to Cabo for the last day for 4 stripers. Looking forward to a couple months there next year. Aboard were Bob M, Curt H and Jeff H. Warren


With the cooler water this winter the Kelp Beds are thriving well
— places that were barren a year ago, now have a growth upwards to a foot a day – In Californian and the northern Baja peninsula the kelp forests along the coastline and coastal islands , Macrocystis pyrifera is dominate. Creates good habitat for the fishes and all aquatic sealife

—––Friday the 13th of 2017 —-

WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL OCCUR THIS MORNING AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE BECOMING SOUTHERLY ON SUNDAY AND THEN WEAKLY OFFSHORE ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

TodayWind W 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft. Swell W 3 to 5 ft at 11 sec..then chance showers afternoon. SatWind variable 10 kt with W gusts 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or Swell W 2 to 4 ft at 10 .Slight SunWind S 10 kt gusts to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft in the morning…becoming 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds. S Martin Luther King Jr DayWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 f

Clearing weather– blue sky behind lingering clouds– wind light/fair from the west, strong draining tides – bay waters have a tannic looking brown tinge to it– 4 casts 2 small 7-8 inch spotted bass-

This week- out in Vegas one of the major Fishing and hunting wholesalers( AWR/ Big Rock Sports) held their yearly trade show– Hunting and ammo products have dominated the show these past few years– no different this year– the Fishing world side saw a reflection on some of the new products available and a lot of the standard stuff we see everyday-Having only one major Wholesaler here on the west coast limits what products are available to us retailers.

Report from the Foxi Lady- Costa Rica— We left Los Suenos 1/4 headed for Panama for our annual trip there. On board we had the good Dr Brennock and Bob Ballenger. We decided to check out a couple of the fads on our way. We raised 57 blue marlin, had 36 bites and caught 22. There is a saying, “Don’t Leave em to Find em” We never made it to Panama, Oh well maybe next year

———- January 12th, 2017———-

Light rain showers, wind from the south 10- 14 kts- light wind chop– no ones out–except a sailboat, an kayaker and a wind surfer– and the boat scrubbers – new line –5 cast one slight nudge. quit

EL NIÑO DISCUSSION Status: La Niña Advisory Synopsis: A transition to ENSO-neutral is expected to occur by February 2017, with ENSO-neutral then continuing through the first half of 2017. La Niña continued during December, with negative sea surface temperature anomalies continuing across the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Atmospheric convection remained suppressed over the central tropical Pacific and enhanced over Indonesia The low-level easterly winds were slightly enhanced over the western Pacific, and upper-level westerly anomalies were observed across the eastern Pacific. Overall, the ocean and atmosphere system remained consistent with a weak La Niña.

The multi-model averages favor an imminent transition to ENSO-neutral , with ENSO-neutral lasting through August-October (ASO) 2017 Along with the model forecasts, the decay of the subsurface temperature anomalies and marginally cool conditions at and near the ocean surface portends the return of ENSO-neutral over the next month.

A little research into what these Pacific storms do to the west coast’s water conditions / Chlorophyll and the relation to future bait growth and the possibility of Albacore this coming Spring/ Summer-

January 2016 Chlorophyll chart——————-vs —————— January 2017 Chlorophyll Chart

Using more advanced remote sensing capabilities to link SST and ocean color data to concurrent albacore commercial fishery catch data,

the areas with highest albacore catch off Central and Northern California were found to be related to coastal upwelling boundaries; high concentrations of albacore were found on the oceanic side of the upwelling boundaries in the warmer (>16ºC), blue (<0.3 mg/m3 chlorophyll) water … “In addition, the distribution of albacore in the North Pacific was found to be concentrated around the transition-zone chlorophyll front,” Childers notes. “Albacore catch was greatest where chlorophyll levels were approximately 0.2 mg/m3. Higher catch rates have also been linked to areas of high eddy kinetic energy in the Central and Western North Pacific.”

Quiet day at the office– bookkeeping day-

—––Wed the 11th of 2017 —-

ONSHORE FLOW WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN SOUTHERLY AND WESTERLY THROUGH FRIDAY AS A SERIES OF WEATHER SYSTEMS BRINGS BRISK WINDS AND OCCASIONAL SHOWERS.

WedWind SW 10 to 15 kt gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft . Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 10 sec showers morning.afternoon. ThuWind W 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 ft at 12 sec. Chance of rain. FriWind 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 3 to 5 ft. SatWind NE 10 k. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft.

Broken cloud cover-clearing for now -some sprinkles, wind west south/west at 6- 10 kts- light wind chop , Strong tidal movements- both up and down- – almost 9 ft difference! That’s a lot of water weight shifting and the earth’s elongations during this Full Moon phase– Stand By! Made 5 cast–couple of bites- six’ d cast spool on the spinning reel fell off — into the water- had to retrieve 150 yards of 4 lb braid line before getting it back-

—––Tuesday the 10th of 2017 —-

ONSHORE FLOW WILL FLUCTUATE BETWEEN SOUTHERLY AND WESTERLY THROUGH FRIDAY AS A SERIES OF WEATHER SYSTEMS BRINGS BRISK WINDS AND OCCASIONAL SHOWERS. OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP SATURDAY.

TodayWind 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o Swell W 2 to 4 ft at 9 se. Showers afternoon. WedWind SW 10 to 15 kt gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft . Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 10 sec showers morning.afternoon. ThuWind W 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 ft at 12 sec. Chance of rain. FriWind 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 3 to 5 ft. SatWind NE 10 k. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft.

Light sprinkles with an overcast/ cloudy sky- wind fair from the south 7- 10 knts– Strong mid-morning draining tide–with the full moon phase, water temps 58-60 degrees- made 10 casts two little bumps- – quit

Vic made the run up the beach towards Long Beach-– metered scattered squid-( small stuff) – took most of the morning to make a scoop or so , snagged/ squid jigs. Bass fishing fair +

– Private Yachts taking advantage of the great weather and good fishing at the Cape/ Yellowfin Tunas and Pargo

—––Sunday the 8th of 2017 —-

Beautiful Weather

. LIGHT ONSHORE FLOW TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEK. PERIODS OF RAIN ON MONDAY AS A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MOVES THROUGH THE AREA. ANOTHER RAINY DAY ON WEDNESDAY AS ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS THE AREA. TodayWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 ft at 10 seconds.. MonWind S 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt in the morning. Wind waves 3 ft …becoming 2 ft . Swell W 2 to 4 ft at 10 sec. Rain in the morning…then chance of rain in the afternoon.

Beautiful Day–

Boats scattered up the line looking for squid- not as much found—– finding lots of scattered fin bait, slight up hill current– morning bass bite on the artificial reefs off HB dwindled down as the day wore on- not much happening below the harbor-

Building cloud cover to the west-

As the New Years begins– this shop, like most other retailers do a complete inventory as part of their bookkeeping- counting all the hooks, sinkers, lures, gaffs, rod & reels, line, clothing and all the assorted tools, baits and tackle– I’d venture to say this shop is like many other tackle shops and carry basically the similar products. During this inventory counting I took an extra count on where these products came from— Made in USA or from out of country, so many of our fishy products come from “Out of Country”, Japan etc. . Roughly 40% of the store had USA made products, and 60% Out of Country which included 29% from China, 13% from Japan, 6% from Malaysia and another 12% which included Germany, Mexico, Central America, Philippines , Norway, Swiss, or Vietnam .

Nice afternoon– more mackerel moved in after that fin bait that’s around– now wind calm seas

tomorrow’s another day-

—––Saturday the 7th of 2017 —-

WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP NEXT WEEK.

SatWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming NW 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 12 seconds. Slight chance of rain. SunWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 2 ft.

Feels and looks like winter— light sprinkles and some cloud cover-

Couple of boaters out- and the constant whale watcher’s gab- off Main Beach Laguna and southwards lots of life– more and more Gray Whles in their migration southwards are showing up-

Killer Whales seen out by the oil rigs– headed towards Newport–

Squid moving in towards the HB flats—

—––Friday the 6th of 2017 —-

WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP NEXT WEEK.

Fri Wind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 2 ft at 11 seconds. SatWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming NW 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 12 seconds. Slight chance of rain. SunWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 2 ft.

Broken cloud cover– light wind if any from the south– nice conditions a little bump from yesterdays from- a few scattered dolphins below the harbor–

Building tides as this moon fills–

With the better weather– couple of boats out towards the Tanner Bank, 60.8 degrees, 5 ft/ 6 sec. as well as those fishing the beach/ Horseshoe/ Huntington flats area for the tails– squid is around- 57.9 degrees

Couple of boys came up to the dock out front- they’d been below the harbor earlier today—- good news— that the kelps beds were growing back again– lots of kelp-– but they had poor fishing– only a couple of follows on their crank baits– water clear in spots off-color green closer to the harbor’s entrance- Beautiful weather

Happy Birthday– Billy S–

—-–Thursday the 5th of 2017 —-

SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP TODAY. WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP NEXT WEEK.

TodayWind S 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 8 seconds. Rain likely. Fri Wind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 2 ft at 11 seconds. SatWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming NW 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 12 seconds. Slight chance of rain. SunWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 2 ft.

Wed’s blue skis turned gray– light rain showers- wind from the south east 10- 14 kts seas mixed, only a few sailors out that I know of, other than the Whale watchers — Pretty Cra##y out here— it’s pretty bleak right, now still looking– we’ll need actual rain checks! –– reports over the past few days up towards the Huntington Flats that there were some squid showing up in small amounts– if you worked at it – able to snag enough for bait– Those Yellowtails , by now home guards were roaming around the outer flats towards the Rigs- let this weather settle down and we’ll get a shot at them again- by mid afternoon the skies began to clear again —

only the sailboats and a couple boaters talking on the radio–

took a walk to the dock out front– made a dozen cast- only two small bites , maybe those small 6-7 inch bass- quit

tomorrows another day-

—––Wed the 4th of 2017 —-

Wed Wind 10 kt.. NW 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft. Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 14 sec Thu Wind 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft . Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 8 . Slight chance of rain. . Fri Wind 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft . Swell W 1 to 2 ft. Sat Wind v 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 2 ft. Slight chance of rain.

High cloud cover- calm weather– seas calm, no wind, Bottlenosed dolphins swimming to
the west outside northern Newport towards the Rigs, traveling with them were Risso’s Whales along the 500 ft depth, , only a few anglers out– Tides are fair

Water’s too clear not enough current no wind—

Rissos are known to feed on squid

bass been coughing em’ up all morning long– (squid) up on the “pipe”— Decker

—––Tuesday the 3rd 2017 —-

Welcome back to a New Year of Fun and excitement-

Cloudy cool and fair fishing— Sand Bass on most of the artificial reefs and rock piles north of the Newport Harbor/ Hunting Flats– a few marks on towards the flats ( scattered squid) found-– No word an any “2017 First Fish” catches yet, tunas, marlins swordfish, yellowtails or White Sea Bass-

Those wishing to pull on something else- the Threshers are still around–

Hello JD wanted to share info with you and your followers...I have enjoyed your reports over the years.. ( where’s the $10?) Worked south from Newport for this one, estimating in the 130ish class..brought her a board for a quick pick and released healthy for another day.. Take care. David D Renud II

The speculations on this years catches of Bluefin are still on most anglers minds, as well as the possibility of the Albacore to come back to these waters-– Albacore, those so called hummingbirds of the sea with their long pectoral winged fins. Will we see them again after the passing of the El Nino years– good guess- with the cooling water trends and re growth of anchovies and bait schools one would like so. Past cycles have shown there were good catches of albacore in post El Nino years.

In scientific studies, Albacore have about an average 10 year life span, judging from graphs– there isn’t an albacore alive now who’s ever been in the California waters!

—––Sat the 31st 2016 —–

SHOWERS AS A STRONGER PACIFIC STORM BRINGS CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. STRONGER WEST WINDS SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL PREVAIL MONDAY AND TUESDAY.s. . SatWind W 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 1 to 4 ft at 14 se. Showers in the afternoon. Sat NightWind W 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 10 seconds. Showers and slight chance of tstms in the evening.. New Years DayWind SE 10 kt… SW 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 ses MonWind W 10 kt gusts 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft 3 ft afternoon. Swell W 3 to 4 ft

Happy New Year— tomorrow— the shop will be closed Sunday and Monday–

Cloudy and a rain expected sometime-

2016- The Year of the Big Tunas – Holdovers from the previous year they fattened up all last winter long on the abundance of those Red Crabs—

Here’s a few photos of 2016 that reflect the abundance of the seas-

Early in the Year- Tracy shows off a nice local Calico-

Private yachts spending the winter in the warm Mexico waters were rewared with a Lovar!

White Sea Bass were elusive for most anglers , these boys were glad to score one-

Yellowtails were soon to follow

I was lucky enouth to score this nice Rooster off Panama

By March the Tuna showed up–

We lost “Pickle”- adios!

Grossbeck and crew had a double header Tuna and swordfish!

and Bluefin tunas began the gamefish to seek

and more tunas-

And the Tax Man was around

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and still the Tunas came

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Capt Mel Loras left us too- Adios–

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bad Company had good company!

 

And the Gals didnt get left behind– nice catches!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and there were Dorado too!

and slinky sharks too

and the tunas kept getting bigger

Junior World Record too!

the Boys got a eye full!

Bluefin Tunas — Fat and healthy–

Even Spearfish were here!

Tom and the boys showed em how to do it- World Records

And they kept getting Bigger!

And then Striped Marlin showed up-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the results of the Great Marlin Race we were blown away in their 240 days travels – remarkable!

and Capt John M took his leave fom us too- Adios-

the Pesky’s is always fun! Thanks Andy and crew and all the rest of the Peskys for making it so–

The Bluefin moved out to below Clemente island then out to the Tanner Bank

 

and they still there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the year draws to a end– hope is for the Bluefin to return, the marlins to be here this comming summer and we all have good health!

Best of Luck in the up coming 2017 Season– JD

—––Friday the 30th 2016 —–

SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE COASTAL WATERS TODAY WEAK LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES UP FROM THE SOUTH. A STRONGER PACIFIC STORM BRING SHOWERS. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. STRONGER WEST WINDS SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL PREVAIL MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

TodayWind NW 10 to 15 kt. SE afternoon. Wind waves 3 ft. Swell W 1 to 3 ft at 14 secs. Showers likely chance of tstms. . SatWind W 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 1 to 4 ft at 14 se. Showers in the afternoon. Sat NightWind W 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 10 seconds. Showers and slight chance of tstms in the evening.. New Years DayWind SE 10 kt… SW 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 ses MonWind W 10 kt gusts 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft 3 ft afternoon. Swell W 3 to 4 ft

Morning rain- light , clearing through the day– wind mixed east/ north/ west 4- 8 knts, seas calm-– Outer waters will get nasty Sat /Sunday–don’t go out there–

A few boats going out the harbor– couple of sailors , the death boat and a yacht or two headed to Catalina for the weekend– – made four cast– two little tugs on the bait– small bass-

Rain might bring out more of those Lobsters

AIS shows the Oceanside 95 out to Clemente for a brief layover then out to the Tanner Banks area early this morning-sea temp 62 degrees – we’ll have to see it they were successful on the Bluefin bite- Standing by-

weather cleared mid day– beautiful blue skies with a mix of clouds– nice day to take the relatives from back East ( Penn) out for a days whale watching or soak a bait- by the later afternoon hours it clouded over and turned cooler–

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—–—–Thursday the 29th 2016 —–

WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW THROUGH THURSDAY. WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL RETURN FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES OVER THE REGION.

ThuWind variable 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell NW 1 to 3 ft at 14 sec .FriWind v 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 1 to 2 ft. Chance of showers. . SatWind W 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft o Swell W 2 ft. Chance of showers. Sat NightWind W 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 3 to 6 ft. Chance of showers.

Calm seas, good visability- light marine haze- lots of sealife, birds, searwaters , porpious outside Laguna to Newort 2- 5 miles


Report from The Cape-

Hey JD. Team SANTANA is in Cabo for the holidays. Released 5 stripers and Joe finally caught his first super cow 354.not bad for our first day— wind has been blowing going to try again on Friday, I’ll keep you posted

Still the birds actitivy south out of Newport towards Dana–

With such a nice boating day and the change in afternoon currents should be some fish biting– only they weren’t

Should be a nice sunset—

Don’t forget– to get your 2017 Fishing Licence before you go fishing after the 1st!,

Rock Cod fishing fair to good East end/ backside for the cods a few mystery bites!

—–—–Wednesday the 28th 2016 —–

WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW WILL PREVAIL THROUGH THURSDAY. WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL RETURN FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES OVER THE REGION.

TodayWedWind variable 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft . Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 15 sec ThuWind variable 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell NW 1 to 3 ft at 14 sec .FriWind v 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 1 to 2 ft. Chance of showers. . SatWind W 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft o Swell W 2 ft. Chance of showers. Sat NightWind W 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 3 to 6 ft. Chance of showers.

Sky was clear and blue this morning– far off on the horizons white clouds, Approaching clouds from the south– no wind to speak of, seas calm — beautiful day still a bit cool, warm in sunshine- the days are longer now by 5 minutes in a couple of months we’ll add a hour and a half to the day !

Baja Peninsula due for some rain showers–

Report from Catalina– via a returned trip back to newport– no lobsters— after 5 spots only one short- Salmon heads, one boat next to us was making squid, only caught three fish- 2 short bass and a 9 inch halibut-, tried trolling deep diving Rapala’s, small ones and feathers no bonito bites either, water clean green– night time weather wasn’t bad– Commercial boys did well right after that last rain

Young man came in the shop mid day— earlier, that strong outgoing tide had him hanging off the rock jetty, float tubing – one small spotty so far– the harbor patrol had to tow him back upstream into the harbor to where he could get along on his own! Wouldn’t want him to get sucked out the harbor to where there were any Orcas or White sharks around-!–

Fishing the plastics above the harbor 60- 70 ft of water on the artificial reels above Newport good chance at the Calico and some bigger Grumpy Sand basses – Sand Dabs could be found along the southern side of the outside shelf of the Newport Canyon 200 ft – 250 ft depth

Common Dolphins found outside Alisco this pod is almost three miles long

Sheet glass conditions all the way from the back side of Clemente– good halibut fishing for them there.

A slow chorus line— of Dolphins -shoulder to shoulder in a 2- 1/2 mile line — there’s not a fish from here to the harbor that’s safe!- Estimate guesses at 2017 to 2572 in numbers– this is right up there with about the biggest pod I’ve ever seen– and that was 1- 1/2 wide 3 miles long– these are in a much longer line– an dolphin train— this is assume– two giant pods of dolphins meeting up to make a giggapod 2000 ft of water 4:30pm

—–—–Fridays the 23th 2016 —–

OCCASIONAL SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON\ A STRONGER SYSTEM WILL BRING RAIN…STRONG GUSTY WNW WINDS…AND ROUGH SEAS FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE ON SUNDAY.

Fri Wind SW 10 to 15 kt. Gusts 20 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 3 ft at 15 sec. . Fri NightWind SW 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 6 ft dominant period 15 seconds… . Rain. chance of tstms after midnight. SatWind W 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 11 ft 8 sec. Rain morning. Slight chance of tstms. Sat NightWind NW 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. Swell W 7 to 10 ft. . Christmas DayWind NW 10 to 15 kt gusts 20 kt in the morning…becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 5 to 8 ft

Cloudy skies due to worsen later today– outer waters sloppy choppy and windy- S/W this morning 8-10 kts- wind chop with it. Made 4 casts, fair sized bass -spit the hook on the first cast-

Anybody else fishing that spot I told you about– only one boat— I got three on the deck–

Looking forward to the First Fish of the Year– New Years Day– forecast show 90% chance of rain 1 ” or more!

Whales watchers satisfied with common dolphin

Diver found alive off the back side of Catalina after spending 40 hours -making a SOS on the beach with drift wood and debris — coastguard found him after being reported lost, his boat had drifted out to sea so he made camp on the beach–!

Sportboats taking the wind drift fishing for the halibuts- got a few-

weather turning sour towards the afternoon , air cooled off – water holding at 60 1/2 degrees-

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Guluck-

—–—–Thursday the 22nd, 2016 —–

OCCASIONAL SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON\ A STRONGER SYSTEM WILL BRING RAIN…STRONG GUSTY WNW WINDS…AND ROUGH SEAS FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE ON SUNDAY.

Today Wind S 10 kt gusts 15 kt…W afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Swell NW 1 to 2 ft at 16 sec FriWind SW 10 to 15 kt. Gusts 20 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 3 ft at 15 sec. . Fri NightWind SW 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 6 ft dominant period 15 seconds… . Rain. chance of tstms after midnight. SatWind W 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 11 ft 8 sec. Rain morning. Slight chance of tstms. Sat NightWind NW 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 5 ft. Swell W 7 to 10 ft. . Christmas DayWind NW 10 to 15 kt gusts 20 kt in the morning…becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 5 to 8 ft

Gray skies clearing this afternoon– coastal bays and harbors draining with the rainwater. Outer waters small craft and gale warnings–

Several whalers out– sportboat yesterday said they had a spot of Yellows come up just above the oil Rigs – 20 25lb fish

—–—–Wednesday the 21st 2016 —–

LIGHT SHOWERS THIS MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING WEAK LOW FROM THE SOUTHWEST..CHANCE TSTORMS AFTERNOON . MUCH STRONGER SYSTEM BRINGS RAIN…POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS…STRONG GUSTY WNW WINDS ROUGH SEAS LATE FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. CONDITIONS IMPROVE SUN. TodayWind v 10 kt..N 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 f. Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 17 sec. ThuWind E 10 to 15 kt with gusts 20 kt… W in afternoon. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft Swell NW 1 to 2 ft at 16 sec. Showers likely Fri Wind S 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 . Becoming 3 ft afternoon. Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 15 s. Fri NightWind SW 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Wind waves 7 ft. W 2 to 5 ft. Showers and slight chance of tstms. SatWind W 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 9 ft…building to 12 ft in the afternoon. Showers in the morning. Slight chance of tstms. Sat NightWind NW 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 12 ft…subsiding to 10 ft after midnight. Chance of showers and slight chance of tstms in the evening… Christmas DayWind N 10 to 15 kt in the morning… Becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 3 ft in the morning… Becoming 2 ft or less. Swell W 5 to 8 ft. Slight chance of showers in the morning.

Winter Solstice this morning 2:44 am– The days will be getting longer now Hurray!!

They were only a couple of miles off the beach yesterday-– the “Killer Whales” — traveled to the west 15 miles in the afternoon

they think it’s the same group ” Pod” of 20 or 30 Killers they’ve seen twice before this month- Hanging around So Calif!

Boats out this moring scourring the same area they where seen last night

The rest of the Whales watchers were tight to the beach morning looking for any Gray — seas were inviting other than the light rain this morning—

Made 4 cast – no bites – Rain came back in again and soaked the small skiff fisherman – not prepared for it-a warm fire sounds pretty good about now!

Between the showers, Decker had a couple of guest out for a quick 9 to noon bass trip– good fun fishing for them below the harbor – shallow water, small baits worked for them-

I’ve got some squid coming up— daytime squid here at Izors— catching squid and bass at the same time– 4:19pm

—–—–Tuesday the 20th 2016 —–

MODERATE OFFSHORE FLOWN WITH LOCAL GUSTS NEAR 20 KT OFFORANGE COUNTY COAST. MAINLY WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY…THEN WEAK ONSHORE FLOW RETURNS FRIDAY

TueWind NE to 10 k.. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 17 sec. WedWind vless than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 15 sec. ThuWind variable 1. N 10 kt i Wind waves 2 ft . Swell NW 1 to 2 ft. . FriWind N 10 kt with gusts 15 kt . Wind waves 2 ft Becoming 3 ft Swell W 1 to 2 ft.

Nice weather, other than cold in the morning hours, strong uphill coastal current this morning- water clean green, bay waters same except you can see all the trash on the bottom- seas calm, high cloud cover– should be a nice sunset, second shortest day of the year–

Sandys in the 2- 3 lb range but no big ones, little wind from the south up on the flats, down below , newport calm

Still a few Orcas’” Killers” around, so the trip along the Newport to Dana could be eventful for those out traveling for the next few days- They were headed towards Avalon— also some Gray Whales on their journey southwards- couple seen out by the oil rigs

——————– December 19th, 2016 —————-

Clear and cool- Light SA wind- N wind 2- 5 knts seas flat 2- 4 ft, light wind chop

Not many on the water today– the whale watchers– grumbling over who’s whales they see and not wanting to pass the info on —

Local piers off Newport— lots and lots of small 8-10 inch greenback mackerals. Seals there too-

With the coastal water temps on the downward direction and the outer waters retarding slowly, one would guess those Bluefin Tunas that were on the Tanner Bank may be also on that slide southwards towards the Cortez Banks and further south to the banks below there-– Commonly, a typical year might find the wintertime tunas out towards Guadalupe Island and the Ranger Banks where longliners would find them- Soon the days will start to get longer and the return of warmer waters. North Pacific cold storms washing our way will determine the future— either way the fish will be bigger by the time they come back in the Spring-

A cutoff low aloft extends into the offshore waters west of Baja California with deep convection also impacting this area. trough is forecast to linger with a slow northwest drift through mid-week. . The low will move toward the N to a position near 29N119W by Wednesday night, then move eastward while dissipating by the end of the week. Seas of 8-10 ft in association with this trough/low pres are also expected to affect the offshore waters late today through Wednesday. NW swell will continue to impact the offshore waters W of Baja. Seas associated with the trough/low are forecast to merge with additional pulses of NW swell arriving Wednesday night through Friday. By Thursday morning, expect seas of 8-10 ft N of 20N w of 115W. A cold front will approach Baja California norte by the end of the week, moving across the area late Saturday. A brief surge of 20 to 25 kt winds both ahead of and behind the front is possible, with sea heights of 10 to 16 ft propagating across the NE forecast waters.

—–—–Sunday 18th 2016 —–

WINDS AND SEAS GRADUALLY DECREASE SATURDAY. OFFSHORE WINDS DEVELOP SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY.

SunWind N 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 8 secs. Sun NightWind NE 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Swell W 2 to 3 ft. MonWind NE 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Swell W 2 to 3 ft.

Cold night with surface water temps close to 54 degrees here in the harbor this morning warms up to 58 outside the harbor— mackerels were around harbor entrance for bait and shallow water rockfish were catchable , water offcolor green and dirty- made 3 cast off the dock earlier- one nibble, waters looks like Anderson pea soup and and some drifting garbage to it–

Sand bass bit and a few calicos in the bags too– nice day on the water when the sun was out—

Better luck this coming week–JD

—–—–Sat 17th 2016 —–

WINDS AND SEAS GRADUALLY DECREASE SATURDAY. OFFSHORE WINDS DEVELOP SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY.

SatWind NW 10 to 15 kt. Gusts t20 kt morning. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft i Swell W 5 to 8 ft at 8 sec SunWind N 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 8 secs. Sun NightWind NE 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Swell W 2 to 3 ft. MonWind NE 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Swell W 2 to 3 ft.

Clear skies- airs cool warming in the sun- wind dissipated to a light south wind at 2- 4 knts, seas still cross chop 2 ft 6 sec, water at 57 – 60 degrees , Tanner Bank 15- 25 knts 62 degrees

Bay water dirty and cold- 3 cast one small bass bite

lots of folks out walking around- visiting relatives from back East seeing the sights– coastal whale boats out– a few quests aboard queasy in the seas–

Not many out fishing today– a few , something to do, waters cold and the fish haven’t adjusted to it yet–. better luck tomorrow- JD

—–—–Thursdays report Dec 15th 2016 —–

A STORM WILL BRING RAIN…STRONG WINDS…AND STEEP SEAS THIS EVENING THRCONDITIONS HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT. WINDS AND SEAS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE DURING THE DAY SATURDAY. OFFSHORE WINDS WILL DEVELOP FOR SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

TodayWind v W 10 kt gusts 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 9 sec TonightWind S 10 to 15 kt gt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 2 to 5 ft at 9 seconds. Rain. FriWind SW 15 to 20 kt…becoming W 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. Gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 8 ft 9 seco..building to 10 ft 8 sec SatWind NW 10 to to 20 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft Swell W 5 to 8 ft at 8 seco. Sat NightWind N 10 kt Wind waves 2 ft or less. SunWind N 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or Swell W

Light fog this morning– gray syies with a light south wind – tides still draining hard this afternoon–

Local whales watchers- hopefully of some whales- were without– a few dolphin so far-

Changing weather– in the fishing tackle industry– Last December of 2015, it was announced that Jarden’s products, including Pure Fishing, ( Penn Fishing Tackle, Berkley, Stren, Trilene, Abu Garcia, Mitchell and Gulp! Baits )
would become part of Newell Rubbermaid Inc. This last week Newell has dismissed Pure Fishing’s entire 30-person marketing staff headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina.
With the cuts also including experts in everything from baits to fishing lines, it looks like the company’s R&D efforts are being slashed as well.

Just when the economy seems its got a chance to improve– , maybe its for the good — some company will take them over and improve things?

Stand by for the rain and wind—

—–—–Wed, Dec 14th 2016 —–

Hazy light marine layer this am, wind light 2- 3 knts from the west/southwest, the aproaching wet weather looks to be coming up from Hawaii- with the strong clearing west wind on Friday- stand by–

Boats were looking for Live Squid for sale- with the full moon last night — might be limited quantities–


AIS has several boats fishing the Tanner Bank, both sportboats and commercial seiners working the bank, weather looks good- wind at 4 knts NNW, NW swell at at 3 1/2 ft at 10 sec. Water Temp at 62.2 °F

WEAK ONSHORE FLOW THROUGH THURSDAY. A STORM SYSTEM BRING RAIN…STRONG WESTERLY WINDS…AND STEEP SEAS…THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. THIS WOULD RESULT IN CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT. WINDS AND SEAS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE DURING THE REST OF DAY SATURDAY.

WedWind NW 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 ft at 10 seconds.ThuWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 10 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the afternoon. . FriWindW 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Wind waves 7 ft. Swell W 4 to 7 ft. Showers likely. Fri NightWind W 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 13 ft. Slight chance of showers in the evening… SatWind NW 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt

—–—–Tuesday, Dec 13th 2016 —–

WEAK ONSHORE FLOW THROUGH THURSDAY. A STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING RAIN…STRONG WESTERLY WINDS…AND STEEP SEAS…THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. THIS WOULD RESULT IN CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS TO SMALL CRAFT. WINDS AND SEAS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE DURING THE REST OF DAY SATURDAY.

TodayWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming NW 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 9 seconds. WedWind NW 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 ft at 10 seconds.ThuWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 10 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the afternoon. . FriWind W 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Wind waves 7 ft. Swell W 4 to 7 ft. Showers likely. Fri NightWind W 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 13 ft. Slight chance of showers in the evening…SatWind NW 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt

Light cloud cover– light marine haze wind from the west/ light- with a out running tide with it– still dint help on the coastal fishing- , that body of squid that moved in off the flats– it moved on or was caught?- either way it wasn’t there , small mackerel and sardines took their place– an abundance of them– Water 60.8 degrees holding –

This coming weeks wind and rain should put a damper on the fishing–add to it the strong rain swelled flowing tide should mix in a lot of sediment to the coastal waters.

Full Moon tonight- the year’s third largest orb. Quakes? maybe unless the stress has already been relieved.

Tides really gone out – exposing lots of mud , A few bass- couple of mystery bites– maybe halibuts that scratched up the baits

Tomorrow night- Wed’s the start of the Newport Christmas Boat Parade, Fireworks off the NP pier at 6:15pm starts the event, it goes till Sunday night with fireworks off the Balboa pier 9:00pm rain and wind in the middle!

—–—–Sun, Dec 11th 2016 ——–—–

A WEAK WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING A FEW SHOWERS SUNDAY. WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY,

CHOPPY SHORT PERIOD SEAS WILL BE COMMON INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

Today SunWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning. MonWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 7 seconds.

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Broken cloud cover- Southeast wind 6- 10 knts light wind chop agains west swell, boat up fishing the flats, finding it a bit dificult with wind against the morining’s draining tide. made .

Local catches of the healthy looking sand bass keeping the fishing action fun– Hi JD, Here is the picture. Michael

Caus’ it was taking drag– it was heavy– broke the line, I think it was a shark!

Birds, bait , dolphins 8 miles 250 degrees out of newport-

Pretty cool encounter with a Great White – up off Huntington this morning — had a couple calicos on an umbrella rig and that thing breaches right next to us— got most of it on the video recorded – no one would believe it–

2017 SportFishing Tide Calendar available at JD’s

bassicly fun fishing today with the pleaanyt weather– but no monsters! good luck this next week-

—–—–Sat, Dec 10th 2016 ——-—–

A WEAK WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING A FEW SHOWERS TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY,

CHOPPY SHORT PERIOD SEAS WILL BE COMMON INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

TodayWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming W 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 9 seconds. . SunWindvariable less than 10 kt…becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning.MonWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 7 seconds.

Gray sky’s, eddy south wind, , current against wind

Couple of boys were out deep bounce balling for the halibuts– 140 ft deep-

Up to the flats looking for the squids this morning to make their own– didn’t make it ran into Natchos and bought it-

Partyboats up towards the flats— hopeful of the tails, supplementing the hopes with sculpin in the bags-

Pesky Black Sea Bass– Federally protected since the mid 80’s are around— they like the artificial reefs and old structure found off the Flats. Best not to try to deflate them with any type of puncture in their swollen air bladders, given time on the release they will go down on their own- a head push downwards help send them along heir way- – it didn’t use to be that way. Photos from the 1930’s from El Segundo and Long Beach

255 degrees out of Newport a humpback whale seen, at 10.6 is where the birds life is.

Keeping an eye on the bigger view of the west coast water temps and the chlorophyll bloom that can be driven off the Central California coastline from the Northeasterlys, last years water temps for the first week in December and that of this years, also the chlorophyll charts which directs the plankton bloom southwards eventually.

—————–2015———–Water temps ———- 2016 —————–

Creeping cooler water up to the northwest pushing this way

——–2015 ———– chlorophyll charts ——————2016 —————-

Upwelled plankton rich water being pushed offshore evident off Point Conception ( Red/Yellow/ Green ) – see where it goes from there over the next 4 to 6 months from now-

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—–—–Friday, Dec 9th 2016 ——-—–

OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP THURSDAY – WEAK ONSHORE RETURNS FRIDAY.STRENGTHENING SATURDAY.

ThuWind variable 10 kt NW 10 kafternoon. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 8 sec . FriWind variable 10 kt…beNW 10 kt with gusts 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or. Swell W 1 to 2 ft. SatWind variable 10 kt…W 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 ft.

A blanket of high gray overcast skys, no wind calm seas- weird– made one cast , one7 inch bass- quit . nice morning

Grumpy sand bass on the outside pipe, NP/ HB -frozen squid – simple and fun-

Had about a 40lb White swimming under us—tried to drop down to it– would take the bait— we had that color spot come up— got one tail out of it— ( oil rigs I think)

barometer dropped this afternoon– stayed mild and cool all day– tomorrows morning hours look good by mid day and afternoon west builds , strong tide exchange

If you up on the HB flats keep an eye out for birds, both yellows and seabass reported under them-

– Guluck this weekend- JD

Wishing Billy a quick recovery after surgery-

—–—–Thursday Dec 8th 2016 ——-—–

OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP THURSDAY – WEAK ONSHORE RETURNS FRIDAY.STRENGTHENING SATURDAY.

ThuWind variable 10 kt NW 10 kafternoon. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 8 sec . FriWind variable 10 kt…beNW 10 kt with gusts 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or. Swell W 1 to 2 ft. SatWind variable 10 kt…W 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 ft.

light haze, winds at light at 2- 3 knts-at best, seas have calmed down, small west swell, no cast yet- Only two weeks left till the days begin to get longer again Winter Solstic on Dec 21st, 8:28 am, the shortest day on the 20th at 9 hrs and 54 minuts long– from there on till the middle of June the days becomme longer– Hurray!

This weekends San Clmente Security shows the island ( Pyrimid Cove, #D and #C_ and out towards the Tanner Bk “Hot” active from 12 noon till 5 pm- then “hot” again from 7 pm till 10: 30 at night – Friday, Saturday and Sunday Hot from noon till 5 pm

Couple of gray whales sneeking up the inside at 8 fathoms below newport -headed south

Latest ElNino/ La Nino long forecasts suggest a regular season this coming Spring and into Summer and maybe even a warming trend after that-

EL NIÑO/ DISCUSSION La Niña Advisory Synopsis: La Niña conditions are present, with a transition to ENSO-neutral favored during January-March 2017. La Niña conditions persisted during November, with negative sea surface temperature anomalies present across most of the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Also, Overall, the ocean and atmosphere system during November reflected a continuation of weak La Niña conditions. Given the current conditions and the model forecasts, the forecaster consensus favors continuation of weak La Niña conditions with a transition to ENSO-neutral favored during January – March 2017

What’s it mean?– Considering the reappearance of squid these days , you’d have to speculate that there would be more this coming months and into the spring time ( our waters are generally the coldest in Feb., March and into April) that being said, those fishes that follow the squid migrations would be more in abundance, AKA, White Sea Bass- With the past 15 years of WSB hatchery raised fish introduced back into the waters there must be a million of them out there coming our way! Want to help perpetuate the fishery-– this coming Monday Dec 12 the Balboa Angling Club will assist in their PacFish project of transferring these hatchery raised fish out to the holding pens located in the Newport Harbor, The Club is looking for some volunteers to assist in these transfers from truck to waiting boats. give Mindy a the Club a call ( 949-673- 6316) or email at balboaanglingclub@sbcglobal.net

Earlier this year, a petition was filed by 14 environmental groups to list the Pacific bluefin tuna (PBT) as threatened or endangered via the Endangered Species Act (ESA). If enacted, this listing would ban all fishing offshore in California. NOAA needs to hear from anglers like you before this unnecessary policy is implemented. While there has been a decline in the global PBT stock in recent years, an ESA listing would penalize American anglers who take only 1.5% of the stock but allow fishing by Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Mexico to continue. As a management policy, it would be completely ineffective and would disproportionately harm sportfishing and related industries along the west coast. Even worse, an ESA listing would affect your time on the water and your ability to catch other species. A listing for PBT could quickly lead to limited seasons, restricted fishing zones, and closures.

——– Wed’s reports ——–

I’m on the leading edge of them–– We started following the birds at the Balboa pier now towards Crystal Cove– there’s three Humpbacks – one big one and two smaller ones behind us and there’s 3, to 5,000 Common Dolphins incredible the amount of dolphins about a 1 1/2 wide with the whales mixed up in them– starting to come toward all those birds , maybe they ‘ll slow down here towards Laguna/ Main beach- 11:01, yesterday at 11:30 those ones just disappeared- no one saw them after that–

they’re mostly 15 lbers. here at the Horseshoe-11:09

Weather good with a light south eddy wind– high clouds holding moisture- made 2 casts one nibble

Report from JewelLure—- Fished the Finger Bank Monday and Tuesday. 50 North miles from Cabo and no place to spend the night. But we found a little beach that looked respectable. Was like anchoring in West Cove in crap weather. But we got through the night and fished a second day. Nothing like the Mag Bay area last month but still 10 fish days. Same routine, diving frigates, bait balls, lots of marlin. Going to be tough in So Cal after being so spoiled.

lost one for sure, yellow-– set up the pic at 7:30, got our bite at 8:30 – got one, lost two others, saw some others get bit – seems like they were just swimming along in a school and went through–

there’s maybe three miles of sealife– all going your way ( south ) you wont’t miss the shearwaters– 11:31am

by mid afternoon the whales moved out to the deep water west-

December 6th, 2016

WEAK ONSHORE FLOW AND A COASTAL EDDY TONIGHT…THOUGH STRONGER NORTHWEST WINDS WILL ARRIVE IN THE OUTER WATERS LATE TODAY. OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP FOR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY – WEAK ONSHORE RETURNS FRIDAY.STRENGTHENING SATURDAY.

TodayWind S 10 kt . Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 seco. . WedWind E 10 kt gusts to 15 kt morning. Wind waves 2 ft . Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 9 sec. ThuWind variable 10 kt NW 10 kafternoon. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 8 sec . FriWind variable 10 kt…beNW 10 kt with gusts 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or. Swell W 1 to 2 ft. SatWind variable 10 kt…W 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 ft.

—–—–Tuesday Dec 6th 2016 —-Closed —-—–

Wind against current for the local coastal fishing– southeast wind fiar has the short wind chop on it and a west swell against it- bumpy — A quick check offshote– Tanner Bank looks sloppy at 18- 20 knts, dont think there are many, if any tuna fishing boats out thee today- – made one cast off the dock this morning, 14 inch halibut- quit.

Whales watchers were watching a pod of Whales—- JD, you ever seen one of these? Pod of 40+ Sperm Whales out there yesterday passing on the outside of the rigs.

There must be some sort of sea action taking place off our waters somewhere– traveling seiners bound southwards?, Whales of not common sightings, couple more Sperm Whales today and more Orcas spotted south of Newport headed West, then they took a dive and spilt- never to be found again and another Humpback , a big one putting a on a good show down Laguna way— South wind eddy effect all day with at strong N/W on the outside of Cat/ Nic and Clemente-

December 4th, 2016

THE ONSHORE FLOW RETURNS SUNDAY STRENGTHEN MONDAY AS A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE ARRIVES.

SunWind E 10 k Wind waves 2 ft. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 18 sec. MonWind S 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 ft.

Light southeast wind maybe 2- 4 kts seas calm – cool morning hours

Beautiful Day– a few bass ,some small sharks, maybe a run to Catalina for a Yellowtail or two and generally a nice day to take the relatives from back East for a boat ride–

December 3rd, 2016

THE WINDS WEAKEN SATURDAY. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW RETURNS SUNDAY STRENGTHEN MONDAY AS A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE ARRIVES.

SatWind NE 10 to 20 kt. NW . Gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft morning… 2 ft or less. Swell N 2 to 3 ft at 6 seconds. Sat NightWind NW 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt...becoming N after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft becoming 2 ft Swell W 3 to 5 ft at 11 seco. SunWind E 10 k Wind waves 2 ft. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 18 sec. MonWind S 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 ft.

—–—–Sat Dec 3rd 2016 ——–—–

Still a light wind Northwest this morning– 7- 8 10+ seas have flatted down a bit- waters cooled off and clear clean green to it. one cast one bite.

Several boats out of the harbor this morning– some staying close to the shore– for what ever bites.

Couple of old salts dropped in the shop yesterday— fish stories were told– naturally , Dr Jim fishes the sturgeon in the northern river waters then out to open ocean for the albacores, on his bucket list- fish the East Coast bluefins, this last January his personal best over three hundred.

Local fishing in the shallow bays and harbors– tough– clear cold water has the bite slowed down —Spots of Tots a charitable fund raiser held in Newport today, three fish were weighed –

Wind backed off to nothing and left the remainder of the day clear and clean

So he said there was a Yellowfin tunas caught by a comercial fisherman, off the backside of Catlaina using salted anchovies while fishing deep for Balck cod-

A look at the water temps— shows the Tanner holding at 61/62 degrees – and a strong break running up the back side of Catalina, over the 277 and into the beach from there–

——– Fridays Windy Report ——- wind strong at times,

Dirty green with a lot of sheep to it- – Catalina’s out there in a haze of wind gusts– wouldn’t want to be headed back to the beach today– , off the dock made two cast in that wind- got to spots I hadn’t fish before, one small sand bass- sweet-

She’s a hooting–

Nice woman came in the shop this morning, Sandy wanting to get her son a gift for Christmas– not knowing the fishing world she was a little hesitant in the wrong purchase of a gift.. I assured her– she wasn’t alone in her thinking. I suggested a fishing lure, most people are afraid to buy the “wrong one or type” , consequently then fishing lures are never given as a gift and the anglers have to buy them themselves. Trust me, a good lure is welcomed, you’ll see them drift away in fishy thoughts as the gift of a lure is opened.

December 2nd, 2016

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FROM 7 AM THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING..

. Synopsis: OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP AND BECOME STRONG TODAY WITH SOME GUSTS OVER 30 KNOTS. THE WINDS GRADUALLY WEAKEN SATURDAY. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW RETURNS SUNDAY STRENGTHEN MONDAY AS A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE ARRIVES.

TodayWind NE 10 to 15 kt. to 25 kt iafternoon. Wind waves 5 ft. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 12 sec. TonightWind NE 15 to 25 kt..10 to 15 kt after midnight. Gusts to 30 kt. Wind waves 6 ft. Swell N 2 to 4 ft at 6 seconds. SatWind NE 10 to 20 kt. NW . Gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 3 to 5 ft morning… 2 ft or less. Swell N 2 to 3 ft at 6 seconds. Sat NightWind NW 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt...becoming N after midnight. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft becoming 2 ft Swell W 3 to 5 ft at 11 seco. SunWind E 10 k Wind waves 2 ft. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 18 sec. MonWind S 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 ft.

—–—–Friday Dec 2nd 2016 ——–—–

Dirty green with a lot of sheep to it- – Catalina’s out there in a haze of wind gusts– wouldn’t want to be headed back to the beach today– , off the dock made two cast in that wind- got to spots I hadn’t fish before, one small sand bass- sweet-

She’s a hooting–

Nice woman came in the shop this morning, Sandy wanting to get her son a gift for Christmas– not knowing the fishing world she was a little hesitant in the wrong purchase of a gift.. I assured her– she wasn’t alone in her thinking. I suggested a fishing lure, most people are afraid to buy the “wrong one or type” , consequently then fishing lures are never given as a gift and the anglers have to buy them themselves. Trust me, a good lure is welcomed, you’ll see them drift away in fishy thoughts as the gift of a lure is opened.

December 1st, 2016

OFFSHORE FLOW DEVELOPS TUESDAY. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW THURSDAY BEFORE STRONGER OFFSHORE FLOW ARRIVES FRIDAY.

ThuWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 3 ft. FriWind NE 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 2 to 4 ft.

Manzanill\/ PV might see some tropical stuff this coming weekend–

—–—–Thursday Dec 1st, 2016 ——–—–

Anybody want some live squid– we’re here fishing the “Pipe” and looking to give it away— How’d you do at the Pipe– couple of sand and calico bass, saw one guy fight a Black Sea Bass- quiet other than that, Where’d you get the Squid–– Catalina’s Isthmus, there were a dozen light boats selling it there last night- we went out to the Tanner after than but the wind came up 20- 25 knts, un-fishable for us-– couple guys didn’t feel well — gave up and came back in— fished the Pipe this morning-

The Sea of Cortez is subject to high winds and seas during these Santa Ana type conditions-strong to near gale force winds over the north and central Gulf of California beginning late Friday night into early Sunday. Minimal gale force winds will be possible across the northern Gulf of California early Saturday afternoon, with seas building quite high for the Gulf into the 10 to 11 ft with these strong winds.

A look into this weekends weather, tomorrow to Sat shows a N/E Santa Ana wind developing strong offshore with the Tanner Bank area being blow out tomorrow and into Sataturday, it swings to come out of the west in the afternoon afternoon with Sunday morning hours better afternoon at 15 knts west – Inner waters much better

November 30th, 2016

OFFSHORE FLOW DEVELOPS TUESDAY. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW THURSDAY BEFORE STRONGER OFFSHORE FLOW ARRIVES FRIDAY.

WedWind E 10 kt in the morning…becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 9 seconds. ThuWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 3 ft. FriWind NE 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 2 to 4 ft.

—–—–Tuesday 30th Nov 2016 ——–——

Flat seas, cold and flat morning, light marine haze, light S/E wind, filling morning tide, then it dumps out the rest of the day

4 or 5 miles off Dana Pt, a pod of Pilot Whales seen, big news for the whatchers– not a whole lot around these days, Other’s asking for any squid boats around, ch 11 no reply 10:30 am

A few more Calios starting to bite, getting used to the water temp change

Private Sportfishers either headed south or coming north these days have a Northwest ocean swell that prevails off Baja California norte, seas a 8 to 12 ft range. Seas will subside 6 to 7 ft Continued pulses of northwesterly swell will push across the area through the remainder of the week and into the upcoming weekend.

Still boats out on the Tanner or surrounding banks drifting for the Bluefin Tunas last night and this morning- seas fair – 10 ft, 10 seconds, 10 knts

three cast 3 bites one 14 inch halibut- outgoing tide- water dirty green lots pf plankton life and small 2-3 inch smelt swiming into it

Small Shark swimming along the beach, Balboa pier -caused a White Shark alert!

Large school of Orcas spotted– from Main beach to Crystal Cove –seen from a distance they were spread out headed north west along that 1,000 ft depth , also a couple of gray whales around, in shallow at 70 ft of water off Long beach headed south —

Ive got at least eight of them north laguna–there’s another eight over here 1:40

There’s at least 25- 30 of them— moving at 3 knts–

Stupid guy on a Jet ski– buzzing around them– the whales watchers were amazed at his foolishness 2:08

33:31.04/ 118 03.3 moving 7-8 knts west– headed for the outer oil rigs and the shelf along it.

by 3:30 the pods of Orcas were still headed west- and the Jet skier was still tagging along-

November 29th, 2016

OFFSHORE FLOW DEVELOPS TUESDAY. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW THURSDAY BEFORE STRONGER OFFSHORE FLOW ARRIVES FRIDAY.

TueWind E 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt in the morning…becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 5 ft at 10 seconds.WedWindE 10 kt in the morning…becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 9 seconds. ThuWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 3 ft. FriWind NE 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 2 to 4 ft.

—–—–Tuesday 29th Nov 2016 ——–——

Clear blue skies a wisp of clouds far away- Light Santa Ana’s brisk and cool- the sunshine helps to warm up things , Gusty N/E 5- 15 wind chop against west swell , sloppy

Coastal waters hovering around the 59/ 60 degree mark! clean green, Seas offshore. Tanner Bank Wind Direction N 360 deg true / 9.7 kts – Wave Height 11.2 ft /11 sec. Air Temp 59.2 °F – Water Temp: 62.1 °F , one or two sportboats out there today—

Live Squid being sold this evening– at Catalina check on ch 11 , White boat white light- Istmus area. No moon tonight– should be a few Seabass around with these tides

November 27th, 2016

If every there was a image of the Pacific’s Gyro flow of weather and ocean currents, this implies it well

WIDESPREAD GALE FORCE W TO NW WINDS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE ENTIRE WATERS TODAY.

TodayW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt…becoming 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant period 7 seconds. Scattered showers. MonNW winds 15 to 25 kt with local gusts to 30 kt. Strongest western portion. Combined seas 5 to 7 ft dominant period 7 seconds.TueNEwinds 15 to 20 kt…becoming 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. W swell 3 to 4 ft at 7 seconds.

——— Sunday Nov. 27th 2016 ———–

Whale watching boat hoped to get out for a mid morning’s run out of Newport— turned around— here it comes– the Wind – it’s smoking out here– were headed back in- 10:25am

Clearing west 15-25- 30 kts gust wind due with short period swell following– made three casts off the dock in that outgoing rain swelled tidal water . one nice multi spotted halibut, not quite 20 inches .

With the wind blowing and the seas rough- not much in the way of fishing- except a few boys finding little pockets of “out of the way” wind spots making cast to the spotties in the harbor, waters dirty with the outflow of rain water and there’s trash/ weeds washing out with the mornings high tide-

With the local fishing on hold– and time to think of up coming Christmas gifts for yourself , family or friends,

Top on the list is a air of Fraser Optics Stedi-Eye Mariner Gyro Binoculars. There are only a few available now – maybe two or three, so get you name in early if your want to have one reserved for you— give us a call- JD 1 800 660- 5030

November 26th, 2016

Forecasted to blow early afternoon and it did, strong, wind and chop out of the south as this low approached then swung around this afternoon- , good tidal movements and a few out on the flats hooking halibuts and gotten broken off off a couple of fish, sharks, GSB early in the day— most folks got off the water early in the day—

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November 25th, 2016

WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP T FRIDAY…THEN MODERATE TO STRONG ONSHORE FLOW DEVELOPS OVER THE WEEKEND AS A DISTURBANCE MOVES ACROSS THE REGION.

Fri Wind variable less 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft at 14 secs.SatWind variable 10 kt…becoming W gusts to 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 2 to 5 ft. Chance of showers afternoon. Sat NightWind W 10 to 20 kt gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 4 to 6 ft. Chance of showers in the evening SunWindNW 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 5 to 6 ft. Slight chance of showers

Cool morning hours- light marine haze on the water, seas fair with a light bump to it– not many whales spotted just yet– the Pipeline artificial reefs and stones above north Newport holding bass and a few yellows

JD Happy Thanksgiving We fished yesterday at the pipe 80 feet 2 nice yellows in the afternoon 8 black seabass released in the morning Wishing you well Billy

Sounded like the same guy from last weekend trolling Halcos lures, says he’s got Yellowfin again today– 32:41 / 118:08 —- 11:42pm

Prospector you on this side–– yea— lets go down a couple–slow down were right behind you–– – they went down to the other channel but failed to make the connection — we’ll Bob missed the opportunity of a lifetime— A shot at one of the Last Marlins of the year– where a 1/2 mile below the Newport Bell Buoy!! — Yep up swimming around on right the surface and naturally the boat calling didn’t have a rod aboard! – they played around with the fish for a 1/2 hour!– Right off the coastline–

Just now from nb bouy Sent from my I phone Robert B.

No Joke, the boat called in on the phone , unbelieving just what he’s seen ! 3:51 pm

This past season there were those who wanted to challenge those Giant Bluefin Tunas with the antique fishing tackle– Bamboo rods old fashioned reels and lines made from twisted linen flax threads. Well they tried and the found what a challenge those old timers had with the tackle.. Now winter time its a chance to refurbish what was worn, new drags and rudimentary bearing need care.

November 23rd, 2016

ONSHORE FLOW WILL STRENGTHEN TODAY…WITH NW WIND GUSTS AROUND 20 KNOTS EXPECTED OVER THE OUTER WATERS. WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY…THEN MODERATE TO STRONG ONSHORE FLOW DEVELOPS OVER THE WEEKEND AS A DISTURBANCE MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. TodayWind N 10 kt… NW gusts to 15 kt in afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 2 to 4 ft 9 sec. Thanksgiving DayWind NE 10 to 15 kt morning… Wind waves 3 ft 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 sec.FriWind variable less 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft at 14 secs.SatWind variable 10 kt…becoming W gusts to 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 2 to 5 ft. Chance of showers afternoon. Sat NightWind W 10 to 20 kt gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 4 to 6 ft. Chance of showers in the evening SunWind NW 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Swell W 5 to 6 ft. Slight chance of showers

Light marine haze, milky white horizon- seas fair–it’s due to blow on the outside and a short period swell to come in. Batten down the hatches. Tomorrow morning looks a little washboard, NE wind chop West swell at 8 sec – better in the aftenoon

How’d you do, got short bit, made one drift got the short bite, don’t know how with that treble trap hook. 10:13am

Someone else was speaking of Yellowtails–

and it was said that they did well on the Bluefin last night– they were biting the 200 lb stuff in the dark!-

For the visiting relatives over the next few days, still a few Humpback whales and some dolphins around– Dana to Laguna ,watch for the shearwaters birds and the bait schools. The Gray Whales will start their southward winter migrations soon.

Question comes to mind from a salesman in the shop earlier, he was about to send in his projected sales for the next season- sales forecasting–, We spoke of El Ninos and La Ninas’, of yellowfins, yellowtails and bluefins, – the bait schools are fair here off our shoreline more offshore, waters temps still holding at 63/65, it she holds steady for an another month we’ll be on the way towards a good season. Below 62 and things go south pretty quickly from there- Question on the yellowtails bio -mass left after 3 or 4 years of heavy fishing and the lack of good breeding grounds off Cedros a couple of years ago and what about the yellowfin where’d they go, the bluefin should hold into the spring or longer it seems and where were the dorado last years. The marking of smaller game casting reels was Shimano’s new Trank , to take the place of the Curadao and upgraded for saltwater use. Priced in the 280/300 range it’s due out in February for it’s first run, it should fill those wanting to cast a level wind reel with some power behind it and reasonably priced, matched with at new Talavera rod a package price runs close to $400 – Should be available in limited numbers after Feb. 2017- JD

Happy Thanksgiving!

weather’s got the flag almost stiff here early in the afternoon- a bit wet making the crossing to Catalina for the holiday weekend

November 22nd, 2016

A COASTAL EDDY BRINGS SOUTHEAST WINDS ALONG COAST MORNING. BRISK NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY. OFFSHORE FLOW ARRIVES WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUES INTO FRIDAY. ONSHORE FLOW REDEVELOPS SATURDAY.

TodayWind SE 10 kt 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft at 8 secs. WedWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or Swell W 1 to 3 ft at 9 secs. Thanksgiving DayWind NE 10 kt…becoming NW in afternoon. Gusts to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 8 seconds.FriWind NE 10 kt…bg NW in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 1 to 3 ft. . SatWind N 10 kt imorning.. less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 2 ft.

Blue skies– different day than yesterday’s blow- seas a little unsettled still, wind light from the west–

That sweeping front up north of us will get pulled into the northwest by the jet stream all this week, late next weekend /Sunday that front behind it will come our way-

Sportboats out on the Tanner this morning– Tanner buoy shows – Wind Speed Wind Speed 13.6 kts Gust 17.5 kts- Wave Height 8.5 ft-Wave Period 11 sec -/ NW 314 deg true – Air Temperature 61.0 °F 5-Water Temperature: 63.9 °F

A look into the San Clemente Islands closures– the island ( Pyramid Cove) will be open ThanksgivingThursday and Friday, closed for most of the day Sat and 1/2 open on Sunday–

Coastal fishing, — Check out the flats above Newport for any bird activity– might be a yellowtail or two about!

You get that one, he’s still hanging straight down, he’s definitely over two hundred — How you doing Nate— got smoked twice! 11:29

Turns out it was a school of Giant Black Sea Bass that swam throught taking their baits-

Cleaning up the boat?,, getting it “put to bed” for a while- take some Pledge spray wax on a soft towel and a quick wipe down with it on the rods and reels, that’ll help a lot in preserving them for another day on the water.

November 20th, 2016

WEAK OFFSHORE WINDS WILL PREVAIL TODAY. WINDS WILL SHIFT SOUTH ON SATURDAY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING STORM THAT WILL BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND GUSTY WEST-NORTHWEST WINDS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW REDEVELOPS TUESDAY.

. SatWind variable 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 15 sec.Sat NightWind variable 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 2 to 5 ft at 17 sec. SunWind variable 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 4 to 6 ft at 15 ses. showers afternoon. MonWind W 10 to 15 kt gusts 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Swell W 3- 5 ft. Showers morning… afternoon.

waves 3 ft. Swell W 3- 5 ft. Showers morning… afternoon.

back to the basics – 2017 Tide Logs just came in– makes for a good gift, Call JD’s and pick on one up

—————November 20th ———-

First words I heard on the morning vhf radio–

You get him?—- yea –that’s like 2 for 9— you get your’s –— go it in on the plastics— 12 lb bass outfit––what’s it loook like- 20- 25lbs?— dont know his still ripping line! 10:32am

Layers of clouds overhead- seas calm- ground swell low

Still fightin’ it-— yep –ok, I’ll let you get back to work– 12:13 pm –aahh broke it off– must have been a Black– Sea Bass– 12:31pm

lowering ceiling

Kyle calls in— they were coming up to the west end of Catalina-— after spending the night at Santa Barbara Island— this morning 7:30 am coming up on the N/E side of the Osborn Bank, Pacific Pioneer raised a marlin on the squid teaser, the drop back bait– was squished but the fish didn’t take it, close—-– maybe their last shot at them this year as the waters temps are starting to drop and that cold front the north signals winters approach. The BAC’s Last Marlin of the Season a year ago was released by Paul H. on Nov 21, off a day from today’s shot at one and two days from Saturdays release of a marlin. A battle in remarkable crystal blue water with a tough fish– great times– released with a conventional spaghetti tag, the fish had earned its release un hampered of a large tether to it- 30lb tackle, Yesterdays game played at 4 -3- 1, all behind the boat, raised up on either jigs or teasers, take or not of the drop back baits. The fish came up in the ares the wasn’t much bait metered, while other areas thick with finbait showing hadn’t held the fish , to date as of Nov the 19, Paul H aboard the Pioneer as the last one released-– Congrats! JD

Good Karma having spent the evening and morning hours up on the Tanner, among the fleet that enjoyed last evenings sunset and this mornings glossy rise. The Tunas obliged all.

E-mail from Warren G. Wanted to report on our Mag bay trips. On both trips we released in excess of 100 marlin. That’s right!! In fact the captain and mate are saying more like 250 for the two trips combined. We got wahoo and dorado also but concentrated on marlin. Weather was great for both trips. The fish for both trips were 6-8 miles above the Thetis Bank so the 30 mile trip back and forth from Santa Maria was a limiting factor on how long we were able to fish each day. The fishing area covered at least 2 miles by 4 miles every day. Birds diving on the bait the marlin were chasing. At least 10 to 50 or more marlin on every bait ball. That’s a lot of marlin!! During the first trip bait was plentiful in Santa Maria but for the second trip we had to get mackerel from Mag Bay which also cost us some time. All fish were caught on live bait using 9/0 or 10/0 circle hooks with 3 feet of 60# fluoro to 80# leader. The deck hand would grab the leader and the fluoro would break between the swivel and the hook. We used hundreds of hooks and many many yards of fluorocarbon. Lots of doubles, triples and some quadruple hook ups. Amazing we never had one outfit get spooled but came close many times. Captain Bill and mate Cain did a superb job. We drove away from the fish every day. They were there weeks before we got there and I’m sure they are still there. Hopefully they will move down off Cabo and make a great Thanksgiving/Christmas present. A 50 foot cast or simple dropback was almost always successful. Crystal clear calm water made it even more fun.

November 19th, 2016

WEAK OFFSHORE WINDS WILL PREVAIL TODAY. WINDS WILL SHIFT SOUTH ON SATURDAY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING STORM THAT WILL BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND GUSTY WEST-NORTHWEST WINDS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW REDEVELOPS TUESDAY.

. SatWind variable 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 15 sec.Sat NightWind variable 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 2 to 5 ft at 17 sec. SunWind variable 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 4 to 6 ft at 15 ses. showers afternoon. MonWind W 10 to 15 kt gusts 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Swell W 3- 5 ft. Showers morning… afternoon.

————–November 19th ———-

Lofty could cover moving in— wind light from the west/ southwest– seas fair and mild- Friends and family gathered together to wish a departed friend of the sportfishing community, John Muckenthaler, a loving send off. John was one of the old school private sportfishers who seemed to always be out there first on the fishing grounds and last to leave – The Motovator’s legend will continue on strong – Vaya con Dios!

Those out wanting to find some fishing close to home— found the Halibut fishing still fair to good for this time of year– 75/ 65 feet of water wa a good depth- the first one was close to 22 lbs– we lost the second on — we think it too was a halibut-

A quick review of the last marlin weighed from the BACs yearbook- Dec 3rd had a couple years 1978/ 1995 and the latest at Dec 8th 1974, today’s world with released there were fish I believe all the way up to Dec 31!

Got a limit of yellowfin— where was that skipper?–– about 5 south of Catalina , just trolling through the dolphins, pickin’ em off one by one every 15 minutes — how big are they–– about 18- 25 lbs— got ten, how’s the weather— perfect— what’s you location we’re at 33.06 118.06, what’s the boat name— Lone Wolf– last weekend I was out here got 6 of em, today got my girlfriend out here with me– we got ten- on the one lure – silver and blue Halco, going 9 miles an hour , find the dolphin troll right through them every time-— sweet congrats– 2:04pm

Cirrocumulus ( Mackeral Sky) overhead this afternoon, above 18,000ft

You headed to the Tanner— Yea– we were there last night — very-very good fishin in the dark last night we were done by 9 , we’re headed there tonight– headed to the island first get bait and be there by 7:30pm– troll home for the last marlin— , now the questions comes who’s to catch the last Bluefin tuna of the year– or the First Marlin or Tuna of 2017?

A call in from Mike aboard the 44 ft Pacifica Federal who had made the run out to the Tanner last night– a little wind chop as they rounded Clemente then it flatten out with a ground swell laying down- approched the Tanner Bank- and found a City of boats, must have been close to a hundred boats out there big and small. coming up to the fleet they not wanting to come charging in– put them in a mile short of the fleet- to see which way they drift– arriving at 5:30 am for the dawn bite at 6:30 sunrise, by 6:45 they had three fish going , landing two of them, starting the drift at 42/05 and ended up 42/03, didn’t have to run up to the fleet as it looked everyone was bit there too. they went landing two more later — 6/0 circle hooks, 80 Fluoro carbon and a 1 1/2 os egg sinker, Blue Sharks the enemy out there as they chewed off a lot of baits, Congrats to the Choumas Tuna boys!

November 18th, 2016

WEAK OFFSHORE WINDS WILL PREVAIL TODAY. WINDS WILL SHIFT SOUTH ON SATURDAY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING STORM THAT WILL BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND GUSTY WEST-NORTHWEST WINDS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW REDEVELOPS TUESDAY.

Today Wind SE 10 to 15 kt…becoming SW afternoon. Gusts 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 13 sec. TonightWind variable less 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft . Swell W 1 to 3 ft at 12 sec. SatWindvariable 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 15 sec. Sat NightWind variable 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 2 to 5 ft at 17 sec. SunWind variable 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 4 to 6 ft at 15 ses. showers afternoon. MonWind W 10 to 15 kt gusts 20 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Swell W 3- 5 ft. Showers morning… afternoon.

—————November 18th ———-

Morning hours clear and cold- by mid morning warming and sunny- Light winds south of Newport – Small craft warning northwest of it.- Tides still full and strong- not many boaters on the radio–

Several boats were headed out to the Tanner tonight to be there by 4 am tomorrow to catch the early morning bite. No place for light line– 50 at the minimum 60- and 80 even better. With the Full moon it’s been a little difficult to getting the live squid, Sunset this evening5 pm – Moonrise at 9:30 so there’s a 4 hour window in the dark best time to get the bait. Outside two harbors/ catalina was an ares the squid boats were selling it– try ch 11 to contact them

The last Marlin of the season— ?? there was one caught last Monday by the Bull Pen up on the Osborn Bank, Couple of boats will be trying from them this weekend– to get a satellite tag in one for the tracking of these last season fish- remarkable there travels—

Weather like this, you’d think some big old’ swordfish would be up basking in the warm sunshine– old timers would say they’d turn sunburn pink, so got out looking for a Pink swordfish!

just starting to get some current- uphill lots of mackerel, some bass spitting up red crab – that’s it– 2:22pm

I couldn’t figure it out— just saw a tail slashing around — that was a thresher shark! 4:04pm

Several boats tring to call — squid boats- Natchos– looking for squid– no reply yet–

Have a great Weekend! JD

November 17th, 2016

WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL TURN OFFSHORE THURSDAY AND WEAKEN FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.

. ThuWind NE 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt… Becoming W in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 4 to 7 ft at 10 seconds. FriWind NE 10 kt in the morning…becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft. SatWind NE 10 kt in the morning…becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 2 ft.

—————November 17th ———-

Clear skies and light wind, the cool air last night settled the water’s sediment leaving clear clear water this morning– wind swung from the south to a afternoon west 10- 12 kts- light wind chop

A weather window of opportunity- Friday and better on Saturday and into Sunday before that front moves in on Sunday Night—to fish the Bluefin out on the Tanner Bank– weather looks OK for tomorrow at least wind wise, still a sea to it and on Saturday looking better with wind down and seas subsiding same on Sunday

Boats still heading south to Mag Bay-– I think the Bounder had close to 300 fish released for their time there- now down in San Jose Del Cabo for the winter months, and Pescador and others have made their way back north after having one of the best trips ever- Spectaular fishing with multiple groups of feeders on small sardines- the green back mackerels were like candy to them– If you headed south — bring lots of hooks!

and JD’s has unrigged Ballyhoos in the dozen pack in stock- give us a call if you need them.


Coming up to the Christmas Season
— one of the best gifts any boater could have would be a set of Fraser Volpe Stedi-eye Mariners Gyros- Only a few avaialble before Christmas- if interested give us a call and we’ll reserve a pair for you-

November 16th, 2016

WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE WITH A COASTAL EDDY DEVELOPING TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. A VIGOROUS WEATHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION LATE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY MORNING. STRONG WINDS AND LARGE SWELL WILL PEAK AT THE SAME TIME. FLOW WILL TURN OFFSHORE THURSDAY AND WEAKEN FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.

. WedWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less… Becoming 3 ft in the afternoon. Swell W 3 to 5 ft at 9 seconds ThuWind NE 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt… Becoming W in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 4 to 7 ft at 10 seconds. FriWind NE 10 kt in the morning…becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft. SatWind NE 10 kt in the morning…becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 2 ft.

—————November 16th ———-

And from the Tanner Bank- eariler this week from Mark C, Did a quick trip out to the Tanner Bank and ended up with one nice BF Tuna at 95 lbs. if anyone has the time they are still out there. They are only eating squid so we had to make a run to Nachos bait barge in Los Alamitos. Very early bite at Grey light then shuts down. Mark

Couple of days old report– from the Bounder out of Mag Bay—- Hi JD, The update from the Bounder Crew for Saturday 42 Marlin and 1 Dorado. The spent time with the 6 go pros getting some great pictures. Jeff W.

And todays weather out on the Tanner–Wind Direction : NW ( 310 deg true )- Wind Speed: 25.3 kts – Wind Gust 29.1 kts – Wave Height 14.1 ft -Wave Period : 9 sec – Air Temperature 62.2 °F 5– Water Temperature : 66.9 °F-

And from Carl L who’s international pre set knob and drags were serviced-– JD –The 30 w worked great! Caught the 76 pounder in 45 min on dac. Fished the Tanner on Sunday on Provider. Best, Carl L.

Looking forward to the Thanksgivings Weekend – San Clemente island will be open on Thursday but limited hours on Friday and closed most of the day Sat and Sunday-

November 12th, 2016

EASTERLY WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW OVER COASTAL WATERS NIGHTS AND MORNINGS NORTHWESTERLY SEA BREEZE DURING AFTERNOONS. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW DEVELOP SUNDAY.

. SatWind 10 kt…becoming W 10 kt i afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 14 seconds. Sat NightWind NW 10 kt … Becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or. Swell W 3 to 4 ft. SunWind less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft.

1. A broad area of low pressure located about 400 miles southwest of Manzanillo, continues to produce a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms and gusty winds. the system moves slowly north-northeastward. Even though tropical cyclone development is unlikely, this system could produce locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds – PV and Manzanillo heavy rain

—————November 12th ———-

Great mix of clouds this morning–

E-Mail from Mag Bay– Bounders Report -Hi JD, Bounder crew took Thursday off and spent the day making about 400 pieces of bait. They left early Friday morning and it paid off. The days total of 60 Marlin 1 Sailfish and 1 Dorado. Not a bad day of fishing! They will be back at it tomorrow Jeff W-

Headed to Mexico– beter bring a lot of hooks and some leader material.! and lots of sabiki rigs– sinkers too!

Big old breezer, we slid in– had like four going- then three -then two– there a lot of boats on it?– no – still meetering fish– 11:01am

We’ve got three on board, fishing over here on the 270,

What was that you just pulled over the rail– 4 inch red flake swimbait accounted for a 20 Yellowtail off the rigs-

Still yellowfin up to 10-5- 20- 25lbers 277 to the 152 on the hole heads–

Nice sunset!

November 11th, 2016

Come on in-– were almost out of bait and haven’t had a bite for twenty minutes- tuna fishermen south of the 209– Seas calm and welcoming- light east breeze has the water sparklin’ with the mornings sunlight.

E-mail this morning- JD, got this yesterday about 12 miles in front of the Domes off of a dolphin school, it bit a cedar plug. I was on the Wide Open with Jeff Bacon. The water temp was 70.6° degrees, ocean was grease, didn’t see another boat all day long. Gotta love CA weather! Steve R.

See all the birds in front of me– —– see it pushed up – there’s a gigantic amount of it here– 10:45am

Get yourself can of phosphorus spray paint and hang a dozen 1- 1/2 oz egg sinkers on a string and spray paint em’ The phosphorus egg sinkers with the live squid was said t o be the secret while fishing those 100 lb Bluefin out on the Tanner Bank Sportboats fishing 32.42:00 / 119.05:22— 32.44:42 / 119.12:53 — 32.45:15 119.05:03 over the past few days— not many shops carry such colored egg sinkers make em’ yourself.

Couple of boats calling for any squid boats at Catalina— no reply

November 10th, 2016

EASTERLY WINDS TO 20 KT ARE POSSIBLE THIS MORNING JUST SOUTH OF THE BORDER IN THE VICINITY OF THE CORONADO ISLANDS. WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW OVER THE COASTAL WATERS WILL OCCUR DURING THE NIGHTS AND MORNINGS THROUGH SATURDAY WITH A NORTHWESTERLY SEA BREEZE DURING THE AFTERNOONS. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY.

TodayWind E 10 kt gusts to 15 kt early morning… Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 5 to 8 ft at 16 seconds.. Veterans DayWind variable less 10 kt…becoming W afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Swell W 2 to 4 ft at 13 seconds. . SatWind 10 kt…becoming W 10 kt i afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 14 seconds. Sat NightWind NW 10 kt … Becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or. Swell W 3 to 4 ft. SunWind less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft.

November 10th 2016

It just dosen’t get any better weather for the middle of November– warm and sunny seas welcoming, life’s good, fish are happy . Go fishin!

Report from Mag Bay– Bounder-– ( In two days fishing off Mag Bay they had beaten their own Southern California’s record of 97 marlin catches in one season — the only reason thier two day score wasn’t higher was they were runnng out of bait! ) Hi JD, Here is the update from the Bounder Crew. 2nd day feeders everywhere! We only ended up with 48 for the day as we are trying to conserve our bait. Bait was is a little hard to make. Weather has been very nice. We will report back to you. Jeff W

there’s a lot– Im seeing tons of splashes out for three miles, dolphins there’s like 3,000 of em- South of Newport towards Dana– moving south

3 to 5 off the coast off Newport- found a paddy stacked up with 10- 15lb yellowtail– they’re around!

Hot Hot Hot– No wind calm seas–

November 9th, 2016

WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW OVER THE COASTAL WATERS WILL DEVELOP TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY.

Today. WedWind NE 10 kt…N afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 ft at 15 seconds.ThuWind NE 10 kt in the morning.. 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 ft at 15 seconds.. Veterans DayWind E 10 kt in the morning…becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft. . Swell W 2 to 3 ft. SatWind E 10 kt morning…less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft.

November 9th 2016

Light cloud cover- Light Santa Ana’s sweet- seas calm except a long peiord swell from the west movings in – Small craft warnings to the west

E Mail from the Bounders Crew– just arived in the Mag Bay area-— Hi JD, Here is the report from the Bounder crew in Mag Bay for there 1st day fishing. Hello Jefe and wifey we had a 52 fish day. Great weather lots of fish, saw one sail FUN. Tailers pushing bait balls allow their friends to come in and feed.

One marlin seen yesterday by the whale watching fleet outside Dana– big fish, and today a large Mola Mola kept their interest up

Hot hot Hot

Water temps from lower Baja and Sea of Cortez 65 to 85 degrees

The main marine issue continues to be repeated sets of large, long period northwest swell, generated by powerful storm systems over the north central Pacific. An earlier set of northwest swell with wave heights in excess of 8 ft lingers over much of the area, and will be reinforced by another set of northwest swell with 12 to 16 ft waves covering the area northwest of a line from 30N122W to 14N140W. Maximum wave heights will subside to 8 to 12 ft as this set will sweep southeast through Thursday, with another set following through Sunday.

November 8th, 2016

WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW OVER THE COASTAL WATERS WILL DEVELOP TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY.

TodayWind less than 10 kt…b NW 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 13 seconds. . WedWind NE 10 kt…N afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 ft at 15 seconds.ThuWind NE 10 kt in the morning.. 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 ft at 15 seconds.. Veterans DayWind E 10 kt in the morning…becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft. . Swell W 2 to 3 ft. SatWind E 10 kt morning…less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft.

November 8th 2016

Light west wind as this marine haze lifts– calm seas- long period west swell

Mackerel and schools of small bonitos harassing the sardines along the coastline– Newport’s Bait barge is out- it’s Dana or San Pedro/ Long Beach or make your own.

Looking forward, SCI pyramid cove and inside of the island closed friday, Sat 3 pm till midnight, Sunday basically all day-

The hot ticket- when available getting squid for live bait for the tunas–

Weather looks fair to good for the next week- , building tides and moon-

Out searching—- one little pod of dolphin that might have been holding but couldn’t get anything to go out of it– waters cooled down a bit and not much life. We left out of Dana nd worked from the 209 towards the island over the banks not much there-, another boater came back on– he’s broke off two fish 14 miles out of Oceanside, thanks-— where it looks the warmest water to be–

Still keeping a weather eye out for Baja–

1. A small area of low pressure located about 500 miles south-southwest of Acapulco, Mexico, is producing some disorganized showers and thunderstorms while it moves west-northwestward at 5 to 10 mph. Any development of this system is expected to be slow to occur as it turns northwestward and moves into a region of stronger upper-level winds later this week. * Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10 percent * Formation chance through 5 days…low…20 percent

Weather got even nicer as the day went on–

November 6th, 2016

WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL PREVAIL THROUGH SUNDAY WITH A WEAK COASTAL EDDY AT TIMES. PATCHY DENSE FOG WILL CONTINUE THROUGH LATE THIS MORNING…MAINLY OVER THE INNER COASTAL WATERS. ONSHORE FLOW WILL STRENGTHEN SLIGHTLY MONDAY AND TUESDAY…WEAKENING WEDNESDAY.

SunWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 ft at 16 seconds.

MonWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming NW 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 6 ft at 14 seconds.

November 5th, 2016

WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL PREVAIL THROUGH SUNDAY WITH A WEAK COASTAL EDDY AT TIMES. PATCHY DENSE FOG WILL CONTINUE THROUGH LATE THIS MORNING…MAINLY OVER THE INNER COASTAL WATERS. ONSHORE FLOW WILL STRENGTHEN SLIGHTLY MONDAY AND TUESDAY…WEAKENING WEDNESDAY.

TodayWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 15 seconds. Areas of fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning. TonightWind NW to 10 kt in the evening.. . Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 4 ft at 14 seconds.

SunWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 ft at 16 seconds.

MonWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming NW 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 6 ft at 14 seconds.

——November 6th, 2016———-

Light foggy conditions along the coast – for the most part burning off by mid morning- seas calm wind light from the south 2 knts– looks like were in for another week of sunny weather-

E-Mail late yesterday afternoon-— Hi JD its Kyle we got a sat tag in the fish on Friday released in good health big fish About 225 lb biggest one all year!. Tuna Club sat tag Paul H was the angler, Oz was the spot, Only fish for Friday-– Bull Pen got one today Saturday— jig fish eye candy bugger ! Only two fish for the two days and at least 25 fish seen sleeping— no bites !!! Thanks Kyle

One boat on the 209 asking if fishing any better there than their , got one school of breaking tunas got one fish at 20 lbs broke off another- 277 no much thee either–11:31

Not much in the way of a strong tide- but a good “float/ basking” tide for swordfish

Whale watchers– report while looking for Minki whales off Dana– “lots of fish here”

Not quite 6 miles s/sw/ of the 209 a little bit of tuna foaning here- couldn’t get them to go-12:50, others saying – they really responded, it was actually a kelp paddy- we left em’ biting- 32/11

Newport Bait Barge will be closing for the winter season till early Spring 2017

Bull Pen caught another two more today- up near the Osborn Bank-/ Santa Barbara Island

Vick calls in having caught his yellowfin just below and inside the 277- 30 fish on a small B/W mini Jethead-

———–November 5th 2016 ——

Fog all along the coastline this morning– by 10 am most of it had burnt off leaving as marine haze, very little wind ,calm seas. 3 to 5 miles it clears off–

Izors Reef– pea soup thick! 10:30am

E-Mail from KK at Mag Bay —Marlin bite still a few miles north of Thetis. Caught ten in an hour today after catching a few wahoo above on the ridge. Very little life from Santa Maria down to Tosca. Weather improving. Fuel in turtle just under $5/gal. Here in Mag our source, (not at the pier), $4/gal. Also so far no sign of tuna or dorado. KK

no fog on the 277 but quiet fishing– yes on the fog– no takers–

Bottom fishing remains fair to good with the coastal fishing for rock cods and halibuts

It’s a long run but the sport boats are working Cortez , Tanner Bank and to a lesser degree further northwest the Cherry bank for those bigger Bluefins

Bull Pen– you get one– yea came in on the rigger– big fish– , I think Jimmy K had a fish on too – still do not know if PP got there fish yesterday– Good Karma was up there looking too-

Fog Bank rolled in heavy 5 pm

November 3rd, 2016

COASTAL EDDY DEVELOP LATE THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY…WEAK NORTHWEST FLOW FRIDAY SATURDAY.

. ThuWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 3 ft at 12 seconds. . FriWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 ft. SatWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft.

———–November 3rd 2016 ——-

light west wind, seas are better than yesterday- skys blue light haze.

Intersesting – several of the coastal rock fish, bocaccio caught had full sized squid in them- jugged!

– Rock cod fishing out of Long beach- good-

E-Mail from Warren– Mag Bay 10 Fishing epic!!! Can’t imagine it could be any better. Four square miles of feeders. Driving away from them every day

Out after on of the last marlins of the Year- Bob, Sally and guest Scott were out off the East end of the island this morning– starting out below on the 209 worked up the line towards the 152- water 68 degrees rich blue on the outside of the 277- -Their mission– to put a satalite tag in a marlin this time of year and follow it for its 240 day track, part of the Great Marlin Race- remarkable travels these fish do.

San Clemente island looks to be “Hot/ active” for the most of the upcoming weekend-

Nice weather–

local water temps her in So Calif– 60 to 70 degrees – reported that there are still marlin on the Osborn

Mackeral making at the west jetty — good all sizes– a few bonitos mixed in with it–

Sad to also report the passing of another one of the sportfishing legends, one who formed big game fishing here in So Calif and Baja to what it is today

JD, I wanted to share with the fishing community that my Dad, John Muckenthaler passed away at 5 pm Saturday October 29th. He went into the hospital 2 days after the Masters Banquet. He lived his life on his terms and was doing what he loved to do right to the end. He touched a lot of people and will be very missed.We are planning to have a cast off outside of Newport with as many boats as we can assemble at 9:30 am Saturday November 19th and a party to follow at the Garden Grove Elks club in Garden Grove 11551 Trask Ave 92843 from 1 pm until 4 pm to toast and celebrate his life ! Mark Mitchell(MOTIVATOR)

November 2nd, 2016

Wed Wind variable less than 10 kt…becoming NW 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 ft at 12 seconds. ThuWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 3 ft at 12 seconds. . FriWindvariable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 ft. SatWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft.

———–November 2nd 2016 ——-

Fair weather this morning- light marine haze lite by sun, wind west at 5- 7 kts- seas fair- lots of white caps out there this morning— one cast one bass- quit-

Sportboats still working the water below Clemente island- tuna fishing-

E- Mail from the Mag Bay area from K. K. when asked about the conditions there— – Wind blowing for a couple days but fishable. Wahoo good on the ridge and marlin as good as it gets a few miles above the Theies. Feeders and tailers on meatballs. 41 caught in just over 5 hours for our crew.Decent bait making in Santa Maria for caballitos and macks in Mag. Scouting a bit out front today and down to Mag on the way to get fuel. KK

big pod of dolphins off Main beach- feeding birds on them– lots going on –Nat geo stuff– 12:12pm

Couple of boats out– 209 — 267- 277 still looking for fish– maybe 1 fish caught- 1:30pm

Adding to the Shimano line of their Coltsniper lures – is a new Jerk Bait (casting lure) designed especially for coastal casting for Calico Bass, Yellowtail and even tunas– there is a sliding internal weight propelled by a coiled spring which helps in the inerishia of the casting- it slides forward during the retrieve helping in the swimming balance of the lure– two sizes at this time 5 1/5 inch and a 6.7 inch. Colors best for coastal fishing- .

couple of boats talking– one out off Clemente this morning says they got 8 fish for the day– tunas–

 

November 1st, 2016

BRISK NORTHWEST WINDS EXPECTED OUTER COASTAL WATERS THIS EVENING. OFFSHORE FLOW DEVELOP WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY LIGHT VARIABLE WINDS AND NORTHWEST FLOW DURING AFTERNOONS. COASTAL EDDY DEVELOP LATE THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY…WEAK NORTHWEST FLOW FRIDAY SATURDAY.

TodayWind W 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less…becoming 3 ft in the afternoon. Swell W 3 ft at 11 seconds WedWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming NW 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 ft at 12 seconds. ThuWindvariable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 1 to 3 ft at 12 seconds. . FriWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 3 to 5 ft. SatWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 4 ft.

———–November 1st 2016 ——-

You’d not know it- coastal waters had calm seas but at 4 the N/W swell begins to show itself and at 6 off the beach it was time to turn around- added wind and seas made it uncomfortable — there were other days to head out for the tunas and marlins—

yet Decker stuck it out– launching out of Dana- able to get a couple scoops of fine 5 inch sardines – they made it out towards the 209– started up to the 277 in the weather- it got better as the closed the gap towards the island– saw a boat get bit on a marlin lure– in the porpoise for a tuna- birds were up- – ran over there dumped in a line of bait– first two hooked baits in the water were bit– 15 lb ers saw some other puddings schools of tuna but couldn’t get them to go – same guy on the tuna got bit on a marlin– they went off into the distance chasing it– 13/ 00

Kent and his son Evan from Sweden today

West Jetty out of Newport- good marlin sized baits–all you wanted this morning, Newports Bait reciver was out.

Keeping tabs on sportfishing yachts heading South, 50 Bertram Janice O will be departing Huntington tomorrow an Andrea too I think- Miss Kelly on the 8th, Bacco, Bounder also headeds south as is the Jamming on the 9th . Weather looks good for traveling some outside west wind and swell due to back off. coastal traveling better- Gluck- Sailboat Ragatta Baja Ha Ha Ha Ha currently on their way–

Stand by for a World Series Playoff Special- If the Cubs win this evening– then- just like the Elections fiasco – who wins Cubs or Indians- you use chose your team — if they win you get a free Colt Sniper, they loose you buy two ! E mail entry only Wednesday- JD !

October 30th, 2016 

A WEAK TROUGH WILL BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS ON SUNDAY AND STRONGER ONSHORE FLOW LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. WEAKER ONSHORE FLOW AND FAIR WEATHER WILL PREVAIL FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

SunWind NW 10 kt. Gusts to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less…becoming 3 ft in the afternoon. Swell W 1 to 2 ft at 12 seconds. Slight chance of showers. MonWind NW 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt. Wind waves 3 ft. Swell W 2 to 4 ft at 13 seconds.

————October 30th 2016 ———

-The Weekends Report ——-

Overcast – Rain possiable with smoth seas- calm w/ light west wind- 2- 4 kts-

despite radio checks and those calling out asking for fish reports ( same thing) not much said on the radio—

Sport boats outof SD working below Clemente– and banks below-

Newport’s bait this morning– large sardines–

Hey JD– you on this side–– yea what’s up– it raining in there??— not bad a few sprinkles— good line of rain out here– those yellowfin were right where you said they’d be— thanks-– (west of the 267 4 miles) not bad weather now – better then earlier–12:31pm

Got one- 40 lber lost one -desperatations reef –all the way out there for the one– one other boat out there– wasnt too bad of weather out there–

Quiet day here in the shop– chance to work on some tackle and help a few customers in their destination needs– one customer headed to the far- far South Pacific for several weeks of travel, diving and fishing, Rapalas, Halcos and iron all with wire leaders needed, another customer planning a trip out to Christmas Island looking for a travel spinning and conventional outfitsand a third headed back to the Sea of Cortez with shoreline casting to the roosters jacks and triggerfish and a forth headed south to Baja aboard their private sportfisher- re rigging marauders and wahoo jigs and light tackle to fish the mangroves inlets within Mag Bays estuary system- a good variety of tackle headed world wide– and of course the local kids looking for drop lines to fish crabs with , bubblegum’s a good bait for em!-

Several boats headed into Mexico this next week– couple of things that get overlooked in the outfitting and preparations for the trip. Boat needs -Mexican and American flags , extra zip lock bags for fish or tackle storage. Extra flashlight batteries, frozen or canned food for “barter” for some of the locals. Dont forget the Wasabi either! . Fishing needs-Extra bait net, Gaff and fish bat, extra lead sinkers or heaver iron for yo yo fishing, double check sizes on sleeves/ crimps and leader material. Light wire for the Sierra and small swivels, small lures for light tackle casting. JD

~ Like a lake out there this afternoon— smaller just leagls basses around, not much current or wind.

October 28th, 2016 

COLD FRONT EXTENDING SW OF THE LOW WILL CROSS THE WATERS BRINGING SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH LATE THIS MORNING. SCATTERED TO ISOLATED SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE OVER PORTIONS OF THE WATERS THROUGH TONIGHT. GUSTY ERRATIC WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE NEAR ANY THUNDERSTORMS THAT FORM

. TodaySE winds 5 to 15 kt…W iafternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 14 secand S 3 ft at 13 sec.. scattered showers. . SatWinds variable 10 kt Wind waves 2 ft Mixed swell W 2 ft at 16 seco and S 3 ft at 11 . showers in afternoonSunWinds variable 10 kt or less…becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of showers in the morning…then chance of showers. MonNW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft.

———————–October 28th 2016 ———-

Lazy overcast cloud cover, sun behind it- seas glossy and calm– no wind– sweet-

So far barge, crane and security works on the radio– such a flat day only a few out– Dozen boats left the harbor so far- The Bait Barge in Newport reported to be open at least for another two weeks. After that make your own or San Pedro or Dana

Boats traveling to Mexico finding better seas than expected and fishing still good for the Wahoos and tunas and Marlin. Some unbelievable counts on the marlins–

there’s a t least 500 shearwaters here- not sure how many dolphins– dozen white sidew chasing bait up — birds are on them– 12:26pm

E-Mail this morning– JD Made a late run out yesterday to the 277. Left about noon got a scoop of bait ended up with two 25# yft all by myself. Lots of tuna crab on the bank. Flat calm nice trip in last night. Bait barge said there are closing the 7th nice bait –Dave

October 27th, 2016

…SEYMOUR STILL RAPIDLY WEAKENING… …EXPECTED TO WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL STORM LATER TODAY

WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THIS WEEK.

TodayThu Wind variable 10 kt…NW 10 kt Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 11 sec Fri Wind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely in the morning…then chance of showers in the afternoon. Sat Wind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft.

A cold front w/Associated northwest swells of 8 to 11 ft is sweeping across the northwest part of the discussion area mainly behind the front. the low will move northeast of the area by Thursday night pulling the trailing cold front to the east. The front will continue to weaken as it approaches Baja California Norte late this weekend. The northwest swell will continue to propagate southeast, and eventually mix with seas generated by Seymour, resulting in a sizable area of confused seas.

———————–October 27th 2016 ———-

Overcast- clam seas wind– horizon line lost after 4- 5 files in gray haze, made two cast off the dock out from – slow outgoing tide two cast two bites one 10 inch spotted bay bass- quit-

We though we’d try it again, we were out here a couple of days ago and did pretty good. We’ll work the same area again -267 – found a kelp this morning with good marks below 75- 100 feet- dropped down but nothing- 209 was dead–

Pull the ceder plug if you want to get bit- boys– pull the cedar plug– 10:39am

one 20lber—

Came in from the 277 one 25lber from a kelp–

Marlin seen out off the 81 athom spot below clemente yesterday., the tuna fleet seems to be working further south towards the Butterfly Banks today– and Newport’s partyboat was working 2 miles off the east end of Cat/ Church rock- tunas tails?

A check with San Clemente Island Security- shows the “Cove” (D) and inside of the island (B & C) basically “Hot/ Active” from 7 or 9 am till midnight each day, Friday, Sat and Sunday-

we’ve got breaking fish all around us, but we can’t catch one! 11:39am

They say the lobsters “Crawl” during the rainny weather– stand by for a herd of em’

between the 209 and 277 we saw a bunch of yellowfin come up– oh about an hour ago–

Small boat pulled into the dock this afternoon– headed out early this morning – a few birds gathered on the 14 -threw a bait nothing- over towards the East end and down to the277 almost ot toe 209 and inside to the 267– smooth seas — not much else- 69 degree water

October 26th, 2016

SEYMOUR STILL A POWERFUL HURRICANE… …BUT FORECAST TO RAPIDLY WEAKEN BY TONIGHT AND THURSDAY.

WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THIS WEEK.

TodayWed Wind va 10 kt…NW 1 the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 11 sec. Thu Wind variable 10 kt…NW 10 kt Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 11 sec Fri Wind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely in the morning…then chance of showers in the afternoon. Sat Wind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft.

A cold front w/Associated northwest swells of 8 to 11 ft is sweeping across the northwest part of the discussion area mainly behind the front. the low will move northeast of the area by Thursday night pulling the trailing cold front to the east. The front will continue to weaken as it approaches Baja California Norte late this weekend. The northwest swell will continue to propagate southeast, and eventually mix with seas generated by Seymour, resulting in a sizable area of confused seas.

———————–October 26th 2016 ———-

Mid level wispy clouds from the west- light wind 5- 8 kts-west- seas fair and calm, marine haze

Cooling air flow from the west–

Private sportfishers heading south over the next week, first 500 miles relatively barren- From Turtle Bay- the Ridge and Thetis Bank to Mag- Wahoos and very good striped marlin fishing ” we couldn’t go more than 30 seconds without a strike– two hours and we’d released thirty fish- that was enough.

The banks below Mag.– Finger Bank, Potato, Morgan and Lusitanian Banks were said to be holding big tunas and blue marlins- Bring lots of extra hooks. waters warm- bait sometimes an issue, teasers with dropbacks, mackerels or rigged Ballyhoos was key.

Baitmasters’ Unrigged Medium sized 8 1/2″ – 9″, 12 Baits Per Pack available from JD ‘s Tackle

Warm/ hot water over at mainland’s PV– 92 degrees- fair fishing reported in that hot water–

You couldnt miss em’– jumping around splashing– big school and the were holding— we got in front of them once and got what we wanted out of it– — not too many voices on the radio today–

couple of voices saying they were near the 209 area others off Avalon’s Slide I think baited a sleeper?

wind backed off.- got nice–

 Seymour is forecast to turn to the northwest later today, then to the north-northwest and eventually north, with a decrease in forward speed Thursday through Friday. Seymour is forecast to weaken through the day today, with rapid weakening occurring by tonight or Thursday.

October 25th, 2016

WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THIS WEEK.

TodayWind 10 kt..NW 10 k afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft o 3 ft afternoon. Swell W 2 ft at 11 sec . Wed Wind va 10 kt…NW 1 the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 11 sec. Thu Wind variable 10 kt…NW 10 kt Wind waves 2 ft o. Swell W 2 to 3 ft at 11 sec Fri Wind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Swell W 2 to 3 ft. Showers likely in the morning…then chance of showers in the afternoon. Sat Wind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Swell W 2 to 3 ft.

———————–October 25th 2016 ———-

-Like a lake here this morning– what a difference from yesterdays mess-

Tuna fishing– Dirty green water– empty of life– Im going back home– he said–

Boat Quiteña and a diverse team from Mexico, Texas, Hawaii and here won the Bisbee for a $2,183,000.

And Russ Armstrong aboard the C- Bandit took 2 Place – Congrats to boths temas– JD

Clearing wind from the west, current uphill-coastal fishing fair– – 12- 15 knts

Fishing advice– easier said than done– yet- said, adds to ones knowledge of our perspectives of nature- fishing, Customer comes in the shop earlier he’s staying on the island for a few weeks with family, He’s 7 year od son and him have been trying to catch something– not knowing much on fishing he’s been using refrozen old squid for bait, stinky stuff. no bites, no wonder-, a bit of advice on tides, baits and tackle and he and son are now living the dream! Success! dad and son comes back in for more questions, success!

It’s not over till it’s over– the Hurricane Season…SEYMOUR CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN..At 800 AM PDT (the center of Hurricane Seymour was located near latitude 15.6 North, longitude 115.0 West. Seymour is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h). A west to west-northwest motion is expected through tonight, and a turn toward the northwest is forecast to occur on Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 125 mph (205 km/h) with higher gusts. Seymour is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Additional strengthening is expected today. After that, Seymour is expected to weaken Wednesday through Thursday. Seymour is a small tropical cyclone. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 961 mb (28.38 inches).

October 23rd, 2016

WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL FOLLOW THIS WEEKEND

SatWind t 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and SW 1 ft.. SunWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and SW 1 ft.

———-————-October 23rd 2016 ——–

—————– The Weekends Report ——–

-18-19 on porpoise– got to go we just lost one on 30lb, and congratulations from the Sae Le Vie —

Broken cloud cover, splats of raid drops – wind light from the south – lots of boats out

09 over 59 lots of fish and lots of boats– 10:27am 1/2 way from the 209 to the 277 jut weighed one at 39, 2at 27 and a 40 lber– we’re 2 for 3 — good job–

A-Bank- still looking good for deep dropping a rigged bait!–

Skies grayed over–

Im s/se of you there’s marlin mixed in here too- we got one going– 11:46– 40/ and 20

Friday we saw twenty fish but couldnt get them to go- yesterday we got one- baited at least 10 -12 fish more — they’ll so full of bait- plugged, was that on squid?- ‘ the one ge got didn’t puke up any– there’s tons of fin bait up there ( Osborn Bank) –

lighting strike between the 181 and the 9 mile bank – ! 12:09pm

we’re five for six now– they’re coming up to the boat now– 20 25 lb fish south of the armada- pickin at em- 2:40

Rain and tuna!

October 22nd, 2016

WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL FOLLOW THIS WEEKEND

SatWind t 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and SW 1 ft.. SunWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and SW 1 ft.

———————–October 22nd 2016 ———-

He said they were eating straight 30, come on over, everything we get in the waters getting bit– 10:00

Weekend tuna crowds- seems like there 100 boat fleet outside San Mateo Point lots of boats drifting chunking soaking live baits or just driving around looking for somewhere where there aren’t as many boats– –

– any marlin boats out there– we’re about 9 off the straight off the east end of Catalina –there’s a marlin up here– 10:55 am- it’s 8 or 9 feet long! ( tides filling till 2 pm thios afternoon

lots of boats headed up towards Huntington Beach to watch the air show–

Fog— developing– Carlsbad- southwards, 277 —

baited twenty for nothing yesterday-not sure where– maybe south-

Osborn holding marlin still-

He said they were getting bit in the porpoise on the smallest purple and black jig they had– 2-1/4 miles outside the 209 tunas–1:40pm

pertty good yellowfin tuna fishing– 33. 13 / 117.48 2:14pm

How many did you end up with— we busted off 4 or 5 and got 4, how’d you do– we’ve 8, I think and broke off about the same- had to use a lot of chum it make it work-

Speculator the Air Show over Huntington Beach today 12 noon till 4 pm. rolls, spirals, straight up and down, tight formations and maneuvers— pretty cool, same thing tomorrow– bring the Gyros–

Go Dodgers-

Looks like the fleet of 100 air show watchers coming back into the harbor – best view was from the boats- those on the land had the sun to contend with- Bring the Gyros!

October 21st, 2016

OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP TODAYS THROUGH FRIDAY WITH .VERY WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL FOLLOW THIS WEEKEND

ThuWind 10 kt… NW 10 k afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft 11 seco and SW 1 ft at 14 sec.FriWind 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 10 and SW 1 ft at 14 SatWind t 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and SW 1 ft..SunWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and SW 1 ft.

———————–October 21st 2016 ———-

Calm seas, no wind and beautiful weather, got hot early — good radio reception — lots of boats out early– looking— a few were lucky- a fish or two ou tof porpipus schools 25/ 35 lb fish , smaller grade 8 to 10 off the beach outside of Dana and San Mateo pt. — outer waters 02 / 14 also had breaking fish– most fish were hard to get them to take a bait. Sleeper seen off east end of Catalina-was baited twice, kelp seeping til it sunk out- – while othere were drife fishing the 277 for the tunas or closer to the island. Newports Bait– sardines the size of trout!

We’re 6 inside the 209 seeing schools of em’, no bites– were about 6 or 7 inside you. got two so far, picking at em’ lost a few more, right out front of the house 11:03am

Every time we throw 4 or 5 baits– they explode– we’re trying not to use up all the bait-

Prices for a Slip in Cabo—Insanity: Seasoned Skipper contacts IGY Marina Cabo, a few days ago, needs a Slip for 65′. 6 Month and 1 Year Contracts available…otherwise it’s Month – Month… “How much for 65′ Month??”. 8000. “8000 what, Pesos ??”. No, dollars, $8,000.00 USD/Month ! –Yikes!

The yearly BAC juniors Tournament awards just this past week– congratulations to all the kids who fished in it– from bass to tunas and all in-between this kids did a great job this year– Sterling Beck was top Junior Angler of the Year and Michael Vaughn was Conservation Angler of the Year– Congrats– -Cameron took Small Fry Bass!-

1/2 miles outside the 267, a 1/2 dozen boats working the tunas–

Pretty Cool Air show over Huntington Beach this weekend 12 noon till 4 pm

The Black and Blue Torunament in Cabo— no qulifing fish the first day– three fish qualifed yesteday largest fish by Quitena with angler Julio Fernandez’s Black Marlin at 534 lbs, 2nd was DRAKKAR’s Blue at 349 lbs and 3 largest fish was Fastball’s 304lb Blue- their site keeps crashing so hard to tell whos on first today–I think anothe 8 or 9 Blues were boated and a Black- standing by for their weights—??

Good luck this weekend– might check out the A bank, for marlin and a few more jumpers seen out towards the Desperation reef below the south end of Clemente–

1. Showers and thunderstorms located a few hundred miles south- southwest of the Gulf of Tehuantepec Environmental conditions are forecast to be generally conducive for development * Formation chance through 5 days…high…70 percent

October 20th, 2016

OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP TODAYS THROUGH FRIDAY WITH .VERY WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL FOLLOW THIS WEEKEND

ThuWind 10 kt… NW 10 k afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft 11 seco and SW 1 ft at 14 sec.FriWind 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 10 and SW 1 ft at 14 SatWind t 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and SW 1 ft..SunWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and SW 1 ft.

———————–October 20th 2016 ———-

Eggshell blue skies this morning, far horizon milky white marin haze, seas calm no wind

Local bait receiver here in Newport 4 to 6 inch sardines

We’re cutting em’ off at this point, , we’ve done best with a long soak, busted off the first two fish– Where you at– about 1/2 way from the 277 to the 209 and inside a bit- you near the Freelance– they’re outside of us.

 The Black and Blue Tournaments in Cabo- 1 st days fishing — no qualifiers weighed so that money rolls over into today’s catches– so far three fish have been boated , a couple of blues and one Black- 1Pm

Old School– a set of Penn reels in for service today, came up from Mexico where they were work horses — no telling how many marlins, tunas, wahoos and dorado’s they fought but probably in the hundreds if not thousands.

Some of the older reels you can find their manufacturing date stamped on the inside side plate–I believe the first letter denotes the month of production- B791621= February 1979- – 36 years old- and still ticking!

saw some breaking tunas just south of it– threw some plug at them– moving fast- – not much else here on the 14 mile bank 2:40pm

N/E of the 209 we got a couple 30lbers– YFT

just a little west of the 14 we’ve got breaking fish , breaking footballs! 3:55pm

beautiful out here—– but no fish — so far–

October 19th, 2016

OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP TODAYS THROUGH FRIDAY WITH .VERY WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL FOLLOW THIS WEEKEND

TodayWind ariable less than 10 kt..becoming NW 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft at 10 seconds aSW 1 ft at 16 sec. ThuWind 10 kt… NW 10 k afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft 11 seco and SW 1 ft at 14 sec.FriWind 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 10 and SW 1 ft at 14 SatWind t 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and SW 1 ft.. SunWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft o Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and SW 1 ft.

———————–October 19th 2016 ———

Clear skies, seas calm wind calm light marine haze. fair number of boats out report seeing 50- 60- 70 lb tunas jumping out of the water also small 30 40 stuff too no bites, and even small 14 inch Dorado under a kelp- mostly the 209 and south/west wards, quiet in the 312- to the 181 area

Skipper on the 267 still seeing fish— we were this morning-

Coastal water temps from 63 to 73 degrees–

Warmest water appears to be near the Mackerel Bank and the 289 bank-and a big breakfrom Dana southwards, same from La Jolla southwards

I’m not kidding you– you can’t go for more than a 1/4 withoug seeing jumping fish— straight in a line from Dana to the 267 –11:40am

(Filling tide- high at 12:38)

Fresh one– we got a double– 11:41am

October 18th, 2016

ONSHORE FLOW WILL WEAKEN MONDAY AND SHIFT OFFSHORE WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

Mon Wind variable less than 10 kt…becoming NW to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft at 13 seconds and SW 1 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the morning.

———————-October 18th 2016 ———

Broken cloud cover – light wind from the southwest- 4- 5 knts– seas were fair . Several boats headed south to the Cape and beyond to mainland’s PV

Lopez Mateos, northern entrance to Mag Bay– holding some good shoreline fishing for Pacific Black Snook- 12- 30lb fish! Private yachts outside chasing the marlins on the Ridge and outside Santa Maria’s outer shelf .

Last year we sure had a lot of strange creaturs arive on our shores, not so many this year- except a few, amoung them was this squid found by a good customer of ours and very good fisherman. He came upon this floating on the 14 Mile Bank the other day- bird trying to peck at it—Large squid maybe 6-8 inches in diameter and 3 ½ -4 ft from tail to tentacles, two paw like tentacles were able to extend themselves 15 ft outwards, body seemed to be double ( like a figure 8 sideways) shaped with two sets of flukes ? Animal was still alive still able to use its suctions cups. It’s physical hardness, density was very soft, gaff would tear through it. and very small eyes. Any idea ?

Hey JD, Wow, that is crazy! Looks like a rare deep water species….. Did he by chance keep it? Or does he have the beaks? If so I can identify it, but I usually don’t deal with squid that large so the beaks would help. Does he have any other photos of the body? If not I will forward this to an expert and they might be able to identify it. Amazing how long the club tentacles are! What a cool find! Wonder why it was floating. Hope all is well, Owyn —– My colleague believes it is a baby of this species: Architeuthis

20,000 Leagues under the Sea stuff!

289 held some good sized yellowfin–

Coastal fishing– out as far as the 14– they didn’t see much this morning– boat just came in– water nice but no fish. birds or porpoise–

A quick check on the San Clemente Security shows the “Cove” open from Friday afternoon evening 1700 /5pm –open all day Saturday and Sat night until 7 AM on Sunday where it becomes “Hot” again– Weather this weekend look good – Water temps still reasonable–

anothe Quick check on the AIS has the one of the local sportboats out chasing tuna schools out towards the 209 — been at it for most of the day—

Go Dodgers– those boys from back East will be a little warm– with those Santa Ana’s blowing in on Thursday- !

October 16th, 2016

GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AFTERNOON /EVENING ..STRONGEST OUTER WATERS. A LONG PERIOD NORTHWEST SWELL MIXING WITH A SHORT PERIOD WIND SWELL WILL CREATE CHOPPY SEAS EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ONSHORE FLOW WILL WEAKEN MONDAY AND SHIFT OFFSHORE WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

TodayWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less… Becoming 3 ft in the afternoon. Mixed swell W 3 to 5 ft at 14 seconds and S 1 to 2 ft at 16 seconds.

Mon Wind variable less than 10 kt…becoming NW to 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft at 13 seconds and SW 1 ft at 14 seconds. Slight chance of rain in the morning.

———————–October 16th 2016 ———

————Closed Monday–

Broken skies, rain on Catalina morning hrs- wind light/ fair from the west- mixed sea,

Radio traffic on the quiet side so far–

More Whale and dolphin sightings these days– more bait around too- from 1/2 to 8 off the beach Newport to Dana

South– Cabo the 2016 Los Cabos Offshore Live Scoring First days Fishnig Teams 108, Angler Count: 772 Catch report — Black Marlin 4, Blue Marlin 41, Weights on biggest fish taken ranged from 391 in First place ( so far) down to 311 lbs

Scratchy report from Pacific P– says they baited something like 25 fish yesterday about the same same today ( 277) , Gadzuks had a double on baits and a single later on yesterday , groups of sleepers that just didn’t want to bite- crystal blue water for that tuna bite about 4 inside the island ( Catalina) on the porpoise on the tuna — or the tuna on the porpoises, threw some bait and they came to us– ate everything we threw in the water till we ran out of bait— this morning the porpoise were on your numbers but we’d had enough of them– nice weather here inside the island — for now -2:22pm-

Marlin still arund anothere one cam in hot to the teaser on the 267– released

Good luck next week- Santa ANa’s will keep the waters warm for another week or more

October 15th, 2016

Light overcast– bumpy in the am then turning smooth seas, west wind pm no quake— yet—

Local 3/4 day partyboats fishing the tunas below the 277- 209 area– lots of boat traffic, putting the fish down–

Not the show on the marlin that was expected, on the numbers this morning but the sleepers we’re not there– only one was released so far–

Los Cabo’s Marlin tournament at the Cape-– just finished up yesterday three days of fishing with 37 teams – minimum weight to qualify at 300 lbs–they say 3 Blacks and 56 Blues and a bunch of Stripers caught — only three fish qualified

1st Place the Pangalisa’s Black Marlin at 378 lbs , 2nd Place- Reel Energy Blue Marlin at 370 lbs and 3rd Place went to Chupacabra Blue Marlin at 321 lbs– not many qualified for the numbers of fish caught–

The Offshore Los Cabos registration 14th and fishing 15 and 16th and the Black and Blue start the 18- 22, and WON Tuna Jackpot is November 2 – 5,

E-Mail this afternoon– Hey JD We leadered our fist marlin today. Fish was baited 3.5 NM east of the 152. Thanks Jim and Dave on the Eagle Eye-Congrats–JD

And the BAC wants to remind those members and non members all are welcome to join us for 2016’s last Potluck Porch Party! Wednesday, October 19th 5:30 pm Please bring a dish to share

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October 14th, 2016

ONSHORE NORTHWEST FLOW BRINGING GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS FRIDAY AFTERNOON -SUNDAY…STRONGEST OUTER WATERS. A LONG PERIOD NORTHWEST SWELL ON FRIDAY 6 TO 8 FEET OVER THE OUTER WATERS.

that aproaching front has a lot of cold air behind it–

Fri Wind variable less than 10 kt. . Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft at 16 sec S 2 to 3 ft at 14 seconds. . SatWind variable less 10 kt..NW afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 3 to 5 ft at 15 sec S 2 ft at 13 sec. Sat NightWind NW 10 to 15 kt. Gusts to 20 kt evening. Wind waves 3 .. Becoming 2 ft o Mixed swell W 3 to 6 ft and SW 2 ft. chance showers after midnight. SunWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or l 3 afternoon. Mixed swell W 2 to 5 ft and SW 1 to 2 ft. chance of showers

———————--October 14 th 2016 ———

Overcast, light fog- seas calm, light wind ripple on the water , strong moving tides today– earthquake? stand by– !

Found a little spot of fish just south of that fleet– threw a little bait and they came up good. We’ll stick it out here for a while– threw the popper but they just want the bait– anyone get bite?— couple sport boats in the fleet got a few fish hanging- we didn’t get any- we’re at 14 and 56 we’re inside of you.

E Mail from Costa Rica- Foxi Lady Just finished a 2 1/2 day trip to the 70/80 mile fads. This is the rainy season in Costa Rica. We had a visitor last nite, it’s sitting on a 50 wide- pretty big bird with big talons and we are 80 miles out to sea. Never seen a bird like this out here before, possible osprey?? Anyway they bite in the rain 13/21 blue marlin

The sportboats in search of theose tunas have worked themselves around to the back side of San Clemente island– 32:51 / 118.40, others working outside Dana 267 and towards the 14- another fleet inside the 181 towards the 312,

Hey Blackman coming in — slow down there fish here-– they biting ?—yea, fair – we’ve been here a hour 1/2 picked at em’- throw some chum- a live scoop once in a while 20- 25lb test — thanks– 12 noon

we ended up with I think 13 for the 3 of us— dumped 5 or 6 but it was good for us–

others, down to 15 couldn’t buy a bite-

Marlin around— hard to get to bite too

-that you going away from us— yea– that’s us— , that’s the third one we’ve seen – sleeping-— yea they don’t want to bite– we’re 2 for 12 now–– really twitchy! below the 14 towards the 267— 1:56 pm

It was years ago– but Joe H figured it out — at least for that year– late in the Season the marlin would be found lazily sleepers, cast upon cast and no bites, Joedid well by just slow trolling the live baits a long ways back and circled the baits in front of the fish-

The tuna fleet- working a few miles just outside and below the 277

Good Luck this weekend

October 13th, 2016

ONSHORE NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE …BRINGING GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS FRIDAY AFTERNOON -SUNDAY…STRONGEST OUTER WATERS. A LONG PERIOD NORTHWEST SWELL ON FRIDAY 6 TO 8 FEET OVER THE OUTER WATERS.

TodayWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming NW 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 15 sec S 2 to 3 ft at 15 sec. FriWind variable less than 10 kt. . Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft at 16 sec S 2 to 3 ft at 14 seconds. . SatWind variable less 10 kt..NW afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 3 to 5 ft at 15 sec S 2 ft at 13 sec. Sat NightWind NW 10 to 15 kt. Gusts to 20 kt evening. Wind waves 3 .. Becoming 2 ft o Mixed swell W 3 to 6 ft and SW 2 ft. chance showers after midnight. SunWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or l 3 afternoon. Mixed swell W 2 to 5 ft and SW 1 to 2 ft. chance of showers

———————–October 13th 2016 ———

Looks like Fall is approaching-– Light west wind early– partly cloudy cooler– seas fair- If you headed South word comes up the line to be aware of shark buoys strung all along the “Ridge” inside the 40/50 fathom line– boats coming into Santa Maria Bay late evening (night) hours finding the buoys a hazard.

Filling Moon-

EL NIÑO/SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO) DIAGNOSTIC DISCUSSION issued by CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER/NCEP/NWS Status: La Niña WatchSynopsis: La Niña is favored to develop (~70% chance) during the Northern Hemisphere fall 2016 and slightly favored to persist (~55% chance) during winter 2016-17. ENSO-Neutral conditions were observed during September, with negative sea surface temperatures (SSTs) anomalies expanding across the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean by early October. All of the Niño regions cooled considerably during late September and early October,. Subsurface temperature anomalies also decreased toward the end of the month , reflecting the strengthening of below-average temperatures at depth in the east-central equatorial Pacific Atmospheric anomalies across the equatorial Pacific edged toward La Niña during September, with a stronger tendency toward La Niña late in the month. . Overall, the combined ocean and atmosphere system reflects ENSO-Neutral during September, but are more clearly trending toward La Niña conditions. The multi-model averages favor borderline Neutral-La Niña conditions persisting during the Northern Hemisphere fall and continuing into the winter In summary, La Niña is favored to develop (~70% chance) during the Northern Hemisphere fall 2016 and slightly favored to persist (~55%% chance) during winter 2016-17

Wahoo fishing on the Ridge- hot and cold with the amount of boat pressure working the banks and high spots—

That low pressure system below Baja looks to be headed due west-

Lets just try it– earlier this week a customer came in late in the day– his friend in Santa Ana wanted to go for a boat ride that afternoon so they figured to try for those tunas, stopped in the shop- picked up a cedar plug and a R/W Tuna feather, seemed simple enough, asked where to go- ” get a mile or two past the 14 Mile Bank- try it there-, 15 out of the harbor, weather picked up- they spot a school of porpoise- Let’s try it– out goes the feather and plug– — Hey that rod’s buckled over – no it wasn’t a porpoise – tuna they struggle to get it in w/ the small reel they had used in the slop- 35/40 tuna– they’re still here–R/W feather!

October 12th, 2016

ONSHORE NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

Today Wed Wind v 10 kt…W afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 13 secand SW 2 ft at 16 sec. ThuWind 10 kt..NW 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or lMixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 12 sec S 2 to 3 ft at 15 sec.FriWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft oMixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and S 2 to 3 ft. SatWind variable less than W 10 kt iafternoon. Wind waves 2 ft. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft

———————–October 12th 2016 ———

Overcast– pleasantly cool wind light seas calm- same thing as yesterday-add in some mid fair west wind in the afternoon- building tides and moon this week- stand by-

Boats out to the marlin grounds– working outside the Navy’s restricted areas , in the lee of Clemente- 67.7-67.8 degrees , taking downhill tacks on the warm sunshine–

Reports from boats traveling southwards to the Cape— sounds like fantastic fishing!!– Hey JD Team SANTANA headed south for the tournaments. Only 4 were able to make the trip down the rest will be flying down and boy did they miss some good fishing yesterday we had 26 wahoo 6 yellowfin and released 11 striped marlin on the Ridge. Today we concentrated on the marlin in front of Santa Maria and released 38 striped marlin— fishing this year is like it used to be.

A older chart of the Ridge above the Thetis Bank area.

Using daisy chained squid teasers to raise fish and drop back baits can make for incredible catch scores, short 50/60lb mono leaders are easily snapped off at the boat.

sounded like there were tuna at the “Corner”

Sleepers baited/ lee of clemete- 11:39am

5 outside of Dana– “I’m going drag a mackerel in front of it!- 12:41pm

westerly picked up

Still up there in water temps– close to 68/70 degrees offshore–

Decker slid by this afternoon- saying he’s had good fishing for larger sized tunas on light tackle– lost the first one quickly- second fish went away after a hour and a half- but they did boat two fish upwards 50 lbs -277 general area– quite a few sleepers there this morning too-

Bob made the run down the ridge 181- 182– found good water but no marlin-

San Clemente’s Pyrimid cove open this weekend from Friday 1 pm on through the weekend–

October 11th, 2016

ONSHORE NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

TodayWind v 10 kt…beW 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft s. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 15 seconds and SW 1 to 2 ft at 15 sec.WedWind v 10 kt…W afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 13 secand SW 2 ft at 16 sec. ThuWind 10 kt..NW 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or lMixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 12 sec S 2 to 3 ft at 15 sec.FriWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft oMixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and S 2 to 3 ft. SatWind variable less than W 10 kt iafternoon. Wind waves 2 ft. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft

Well that was no fun–

back to the basics – 2017 Tide Logs just came in– makes for a good gift, Call JD’s and pick on one up

October 11th, 2016

Overcast– pleasantly cool wind light seas calm- building tides and moon this week- stand by–

October- has the $ $ $ tournaments in Cabo-– Today’s the registration and Captains meeting for the Los Cabo’s Billfishing, Next weeks the Los Cabo’s Offshore and then the Black and Blue and finally at the end of the month is the WON’s Tuna Jackpot -a lot going on–

Some of those Yellowfin’s- were reported on the 14 mile bank this afternoon-

Took the day off yesterday– naturally went fishing causally got to the skiff by 7 am- scrubbed off the bottom scum- made it to the fishing grounds a few miles off Abalone Pt. with a welcoming sea and day- flat calm- deep dropped a 12″ squid, with a 2 oz torpedo sinker stitched in the forward bottom and a piece of Styrofoam tucked inside the mantel kept the squid upright and when slow trolled swam in and enticing swooping action as it dove further into the deep– 500- 600 deep, worked it for several hours, no bites not even a shark! but good exercise- next time- JD

E- mail from yesterday–Hey JD! I finally caught, and released, my first striped marlin off the 277 Sunday afternoon! Boat: Edgewater 225 center console Gear:Old Sabre Stroker rod with Penn 6/0 Senator Line: 50lb mono Lure: Sevenstrand Dorado colored Tuna Clone! Sunday morning The morning started with finding a big school of yellowfin all alone SE of the 277, we drifted on them and landed 3 up to 35 lbs. The fish stayed with the boat, but would only eat 15lb, so we had a few losses. decided to head north towards the 277 20 minutes later a Marlin- It took us a little under an hour to bring him alongside the boat, We revived him for a few minutes, but soon he was kicking strongly so we happily let him sink out! Didn’t think it was gonna happen so soon, but very stoked to get one and release it healthy! Thanks! Mason

White Sea Bass Data–

If you are interested in reading the final review report and the full 192 page white seabass stock assessment report, they can now be found at the link below. http://www.capamresearch.org/current-projects/white-seabass-stock-assessment , Valerie Valerie Taylor Environmental Scientist OREHP Coordinator Aquaculture & Bay Management Project Department of Fish and Wildlife

October 8th, 2016

WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY.. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW RETURN SUNDAY AND STRENGTHEN MONDAY.

SatWind less 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 10 secs and S 1 ft at 13 seco. Sat NightWind W 10 k.. than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and S 1 to 2 ft.

SunWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and S 1 to 2 ft.

———————–October 8th 2016 ———-

Flag’s laying limp on the mast– milky blue horizon, calm seas-promises to be warn and pleasant

Mexican Navy off the Coronado Islands and up towards the “Corner” – checking permits–

Boats scattered far and wide- 181 and 209 looks like it has some upwelling to it-, downhill current winds its way from the 277 inside towards Carlsbad then bends southwards outwards.

southwards below the border 295- kelps holding yellowfin and yellowtails–

31:40/ 117 :50 — we’re done 10:24am

Anyone seen any marlin today Jeff asked— two jumpers (marlin) seen off desperation reef this morning– Sleepers baited inside the island — Go get another one–

Swordfish seen on the north 9 that wouldn’t eat-we got a good cast on it– – lit up purple, looked at it— went away– spooked- — we got a book with a bunch of picture in it, my friend say it was a swordfish !

Marlin still around – fish seen up on the Osborn a morning sleeper or two- jumper off Cat Canyon– the 172 had green water jumper seen there– Sleeper on the Mac Bank this morning– a few more quick feeders closer to the lee of Clemente–, Andy and crew released one out of a bunch of tailers- they sunk out and came back -took a jig-

Scattered catches of tunas — a few here- there some came in bunches othere’s a blind jig strike mid day and mid way between banks— 1/2 from the 277 to the 289 a bunch of smaller fish came to the boat.

Quote of the day so far— “Does anyone have any toilet paper?”— it was that kind of day–

Slowed down for a couple of sleepers– there’s only two of us aboard– Jig goes off, sleepers under the boat– it was a bit cahos – reels going off -one spitting the hook it falls off — end up getting one out of it— Thabnks it was fun watching it– – Lee of Clemete I think-

Nice day on the water– and sunset too-

October 7th, 2016

WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY.. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW RETURN SUNDAY AND STRENGTHEN MONDAY.

FriWind 10-15. Wind waves 2 ft or. 3 ftafternoon. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 10 sec and SW 1 to 2 ft at 14 sec. Fri NightWind W 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt W 2 to 3 ft at 9 sec and SW 1 ft at 13 seconds.

SatWind less 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 10 secs and S 1 ft at 13 seco. Sat NightWind W 10 k.. than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and S 1 to 2 ft.

SunWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and S 1 to 2 ft.

——————–—October 7th 2016 ———-

Weather — like a lake, he said early , light land breeze small wind ripple on the water– lot’s of boats up early– out looking seeing a few tunas and the occasional hooked up- slow trolling a sardine–267 like a spread out parking lot everyone soaking . Un willing private sportfisher fishing off the Sound end of Clemente was repeatedly told to leave the area by the Navy .

Spent the morning rowing around outside Abalone point several miles— bait was up early a 1/2 -1 mile off the beach- pushed by schools of 1- 2 lb bonitos– bridled up one and sent it down 300- 400 feet deep — no Opah, no shark, no swordfish or marlin or big tuna bite but good exercise!-

32:18.3 / 117:31.49 Kelps holding, yellowtails — rats – rat fishing

The lure of the rat fishing-— Contestants cast hooks down garbage-strewn alleys in a Baltimore suburb’s second annual rat-fishing tournament- Chuck knew exactly where he wanted to cast his hook. “Just down the middle of the alley, near that water”,. He wasn’t talking about easing a carefully tied fly onto the surface of an inviting pool in a challenging trout stream or flipping an artificial frog into a lily pad. He was one of nearly 40 contestants who cast hooks baited with peanut butter-smeared bacon, bits of hot dog or raw steak down garbage-strewn alleys for the Yellow Rose Saloon’s second annual rat-fishing contest. First Place, reeling in a 12 inch. 1-pound rat. “Chuck, you catch it, honey and I’ll club it.” said his wife, a red aluminum baseball bat at the ready… Thev aimed for puddles of water that might attract the rodents to drink, or particularly pungent piles of household garbage. “We’re sportsmen,” he said , who organized the first tournament last year after reading about the city’s rat problem, “There’s a lot of technique to it “There’s more rats in Baltimore than there are people.” Thanks for the help, but no thanks, say city officials. “This just does not sound like a reasonable way to address a rat problem spokesman for city’s Department of Housing and Community Development.

181 no life out here– we came in from the 43 didnt see much here eithere– they say one was caught up at Catalina– ( marlin)

We kept the same school around for about three and a half hours– nothing secert– just a steady stream of chum and some live ones out– right on top of the 267

One yellowfin — on the troll on the 182– 20lb fish- 70.8 degree water, waht were you trolling–green feather—1:31pm

13 and 36 we had one of your kind swimming around– basically it popped up around our lunch tack– around 12 30– whale watch boat saw one off one off Laguna today– thats two–

Nice day– tuna didn’t want to bite but the weather was great– Good luck this weekend- JD

October 6th, 2016

WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW TODAY AND PREVAIL NIGHTS AND MORNINGS THROUGH SATURDAY.. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW RETURN SUNDAY AND STRENGTHEN MONDAY.

TodayWind variable less 10 kt…W 10 kt gusts 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft oMixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 9 and S 1 to 2 ft at 15 sec

FriWind 10-15. Wind waves 2 ft or. 3 ftafternoon. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 10 sec and SW 1 to 2 ft at 14 sec. Fri NightWind W 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt W 2 to 3 ft at 9 sec and SW 1 ft at 13 seconds.

SatWind less 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 10 secs and S 1 ft at 13 seco. Sat NightWind W 10 k.. than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and S 1 to 2 ft.

SunWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and S 1 to 2 ft.

———————–October 6th 2016 ———-

And another nice day here in Newport– light morning west/southwest wind 2-5 knts–

I don’t know how many were hooked up- not many I’d guess- Where you at from the San Clemente Piers to the Domes” ? we’re not far out and literally miles of fish seen here –10:22am

Couple boilers here and there– sportboats and privates in droves fishing the 267 bank

airplane dope— while out looking for swordfish— couple of spots of tuna –08 and 42 that area looks pretty good- lots of birds, 11:02am

Wind freshend from the west early–

I’m right next to that stick boat maybe a 1/2 away– he’s got three bouys / black flags on them— OK I got you—

we’re chasing jumpers around here– 11:15- just coming up to the slack—

I think I see 5-6-7-8 boats

5 1/2 miles straight out of Dana schools of tunas tons of fish seen- zero on the boat– – 11:45am

There’s a good kelp line just inside that stick boat— there’s a good paddy at 13 and 59— check it out–

big area of tuna– boiling on bait right here off Dana— looks really good tons of bait all on the inside— 22.34 / 43 85, 12:09

After the mid day slack tide – waht radio chatter there was queieted down– , local pier ( end of the balboa ) had the mackerel catchers on – lots of small 6- 8 inch stuff-

Want to get on the Balboa Angling Club’s Board of Directors? the Club is looking for responsible members who are willing to commit some time and effort towards this community’s sportfishing club. They will be holding elections soon , give the club a call and see what it all entails. 949 673- 6316

October 5th, 2016

. WEAKER ONSHORE FLOW WILL FOLLOW TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

Today. WedWind t 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 sec SW 1 ft at 15 seco. ThuWind than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft and S 1 to 2 ft. FriWind NE 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and SW 1 to 2 ft.

———————–October 5th 2016 ———-

Light broken clouds– wind from the south 2-4 kts- light chop-

Hey–Decker calls – there’s tuna out here–— really nice now, a little lumpy this morning west swell /south wind,, but it’s really smoothed out now- beautiful fall day– oh they’re small 8- 10 -12 stuff they say there’s some bigger yellowfin around– we probably stopped on 5 or 6 schools of boiling fish, got one of the schools to go on the sardines, 15 test and #4 hook,, Newport had great sardines this morning– there’s only four or five other boats out here that I can see- its 69.3 degrees were in about the middle of the banks, 14, 267/ 209/ 277 right out here in the middle 17 / 57 — 11:27am

Smaller tunas like these, the question comes to mind- were these fish spawned here on the Eastern Pacific or are these fish transplants from Japanese waters–??

Wind stayed fair- sung to the wes tseas got a bit bumped up later – by the late afternoon hours it began calming down– maybe 3 – 5 boaters talking to today– , I’d bet a swordfish or marlin shows tomorrow- a little after noon – Gluck

San Clemente Islands is active ” hot” on Friday from 7 am till 6 pm then it’s open the rest of the night and both Sat, Sunday and Monday all clear-

October 4th, 2016

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND CHOPPY STEEP SEAS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF OVERNIGHT. WEAKER ONSHORE FLOW WILL FOLLOW TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

TodayTueWind E 10 kt…becoming W in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft oMixed swell W 3 to 5 ft at 8 and S 1 to 2 ft at 13 .WedWind t 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 sec SW 1 ft at 15 seco. ThuWind than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft and S 1 to 2 ft. FriWind NE 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and SW 1 to 2 ft.

———————–October 4th 2016 ———-

Little touch of Fall weather– a few broken clouds overhead– wind light from the south– seas a bit mixed but fair.

Again not much said on the radios so far– couple of boats out early taling of tuna catches– not far from here I think- .

Despite a west 15- 20 knts the long range boats worining along the “Ridge” below Turtle Bay to Mag were still doing well on the Wahoos !

couple of guys I beleive out of SD saying they’d gotten a yellowtail 30# out from under a paddy– quite a few paddies, mostly smaller yellowtails

pretty slow– I did scratch one 30 yellowfin outside Dana- long soak light line 3:28pm

Coastal fishing — fair– wind against current thing hard to set up on a specific spot without twisting about.

Weekend’s weather look promising- with at Santa Ana’s flow late in the week– maybe the swordfish will float— they’re around the drift buoy boys were pulling a few a week.

Following the currents for the past several months at a daily viewing brings one to wonder about their effect on where the bait and sealife appears. Using SCCOOS ( So Calif coastal ocean observing system ) that shows there’s a strong upwelling near the 277 the past 24 hours.

Couple of Satellite water temp images-(Left) So Calif 65 to 75 and (right) the “Ridge” 65 to 85 degree

October 3rd, 2016

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND CHOPPY STEEP SEAS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF OVERNIGHT. WEAKER ONSHORE FLOW WILL FOLLOW TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

TodayWind v 10 kt…becoming W 15 kt w gusts to 20 afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or Becoming 3 ft afternoon. Mixed swell W 3 to 5 ft at 8 secand S 2 ft at 13 sec. TueWind E 10 kt…becoming W in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft oMixed swell W 3 to 5 ft at 8 and S 1 to 2 ft at 13 . WedWind t 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 sec SW 1 ft at 15 seco. ThuWind than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft and S 1 to 2 ft. FriWind NE 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and SW 1 to 2 ft.

———————–October 3rd 2016 ———-

Fair skies with a milky white to the horizon -wind light , out of the South eddy, seas a bit mixed– Very few on the radio so far–

Yea — we’ll take next Monday off– for now it’s the end of the month paperwork and work on some tackle for the day– A look at the tides this next few days- and she looks good for a midday’s showing of basking fish- ” swordfish or marlin ” ! Stand By !

As to the world coming to a end tomorrows earthquake prediction– naw, it’s past the New Moon tides were this past weekend, we won’t have to worry till the next Super Full Moon – Oct 15/16th when there’s really a good tidal swing – maybe as early as the 13 or the 14– stand by–

Not much going on today– at least from the radio chatter– wind freshed up after 3 pm, I went home- JD

October 2nd, 2016

INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS AND STEEP SEAS OVER THE SOCAL BIGHT. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. WEAKER ONSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

Today SunWind SW 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt in the evening. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. Mixed swell W 3 to 5 ft at 8 seconds and S 2 to 3 ft at 14 seconds. .

———————–October 2nd 2016 ———-

Cloud cover with a soutwest wind , seas a little bumpy

Tuna fleet using chunk and live baits- yellowfin and Bluefin- couple of areas still prodcing fish– Off Clementes’ China Point 81 fathom spot, right outside Pyrimid Head and closer to the beach outside of Oceanside 12- 15 miles.

Sounded like there were tuna fish outside Salt Creek- 5-6 miles lots of bait there- out to the 267 and up to the 14 Mile Bank– hard to get them to eat anything!

Continuing with the third year of Great Marlin Race with Striped Marlin tagged off So California, the Hooked out of Dana deploys another tag today- Remarkable travels we are learning , the First years travels were limited to 180 days which showed a wandering path southwestwards off Baja,. Last years 240 day tags found fish swimming all the way to the end of Baja, out to the west a 1/3 way to Hawaii back to Mag Bay -up to Cedros is then to the West towards Hawaii again. A second fish swam to the mid Baja area taking a southwest track for a thousand miles then north aboveHawaii and a third remarkable swim went from So Calif waters down to Mag Bay, back and forth there for a while then made the incredible journey west to beyond Hawaii and returned back towards California a 1/3 of the way– all this in 240 days. Remarkable science- Thanks Geoff and all those who have help sponsor these archival tags !

IGMR Update: 2015 MABT IGMR Race Report Available The IGMR Race Report is now available on the race page or by clicking here. Thanks to all tag sponsors, captains, anglers and crew that made the second year of striped marlin tagging so successful. Tight Lines, The IGFA

Remarkable science on their 240 day travels and depth over 7,000 miles and depths close to 1,000 deep!

Catalina Lobsters— HI JD its Jolene we ended up with 12 keepers last night. Hannah is beyond excited. Thanks for all your great tips as usual…. Thank you,

October 1st, 2016

A low pressure located southwest of the Baja California peninsula moving west-northwestward at 5 to 10 mph toward cooler waters, and development is not expected. * Formation near 0 percent

INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS AND STEEP SEAS OVER THE SOCAL BIGHT. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. WEAKER ONSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

TodayWind variable less than 10 kt… W 10 kt i afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds and S 3 ft at 16 seconds. TonightWind W 10 kt eevening… less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds and S 3 ft at 15 seconds. SunWind SW 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt in the evening. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft. Mixed swell W 3 to 5 ft at 8 seconds and S 2 to 3 ft at 14 seconds. .

———————October 1 st 2016 ———-

We just had a tailer that sunk out on us– I’m thinking of working uphill— get off of some of this boat pressure– Slack High tide 10 am- quite a few boats below the 181– just need the fish to show- 10:03am

Lobster buoys – all along the shores and islands– be watchful they’re like mine fields !

Light south wind 6- 7 knts seas generally fair- ground swell coming in form the south mixed with the leftover stuff from the west.

Stories of tunas outside newport prompted a late afternoons boat ride- I only got out 2-3 and tacked to the southeast in that afternoon swell, nary did I see any signs of tunas , did hook a bonito at 12 knts – fun boat ride!

Couple of sleepers– got the one- inside the 181 , almost an hour battle — big fish- Hooked- congrats–

Saw a feeder first, ten minutes later we got bit– just fell off the jig-

Boats were picking at the tunas–and the marlins were taking swipes at trolled jigs all along the “Ridge” or on the drop backed baits, wind from the south increasing a bit- 10- 12 knts- 1 pm

Jumpers—- Jumpers-

Pulling up on a spot on the 302 spots of yellowfin, bluefin it’s all here– 2:40pm

We’re on—– 03 and 57 the afternoon bite begins as that afternoon tide begins to shift –we had three on at once– pulled the hooks on two —

50/ 51 —

Kyle rleased two sleepers outside the head this morning–

we were a mile east of your dumped ours- Man you really back down on em!- 5:05pm

September 30th, 2016

.ROSLYN BECOMES A REMNANT LOW… …THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY…

1. Another low marginally conducive for development while moves westward to west-northwestward at 10 mph away Mexico. By late this weekend, this system is forecast to encounter cooler waters, making development unlikely Formation 5 days…medium…50 percent

NEUTRAL FLOW WAS OBSERVED OVER THE COASTAL WATERS. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL BEGIN TODAY AND STRENGTHEN OVER THE WEEKEND.

FriWind variable less 10 kt.. NW 10 kt w gusts 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 2 ft at 10 seco and S 3 ft at 14 ses. . SatWind NW 10 kt… SW afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 3 to 4 ft SunWind 10 kt… S 10 kt gusts to 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft orMixed swell W 3 to 4 ft and S 2 to 3 ft.

———————–Sept 30th 2016 ———-

Royal Slam hooked up again after just releasing a bait fish just below the 181-– the second hook up comes just minutes after releasing the first fish – saying– we’ll , we’ll go get another one- 2 minutes later !- 10:25am, the tide had just turned- Tuckers Birthday fish-

The tuna fleet- must be 50 boats drifting around a sportboat. we left that fleet and headed west 2 miles found breaking fish-

Seas good, light west wind, small wind chop

Royal Slam releasing the second fish, short rigger, green white– go find another– make it three– 10:50am

And I was going to head out this morning- make a short morning’s run in my skiff- maybe fish 3- 5 outside and below Abalone Point- seems like there’s always a good break there– — Hey JD you on this side– I’m here outside Main Beach Laguna– I got schools of breaking tuna here- smaller fish maybe 12- 15-20 lb— don’t have any live bait and I’ve thrown just about everything I got at em’– no bites-offcolored green water– – 11:22am

15 # size 1 hooks we’ve got 8 on board here off the Dome’s in the fleet– we’ve got fish under us– coming up on the chum —

water cooled off 69 degrees off the corner– made the loop from the 182 down to the corner, no life here— more up there- birds and bait–

morning bite for the tunas — we had em up and crashing the baits- seems it was over after 8/9 am- a few still here and there now- 13/over 42

Hey Bob– we’ve got Chris on a baitfish, Lady 2 di 4 on the fish — 11:59 —

And Royal Slam sticks another one on the jigs— 12:50pm

we’ve got 5 or 6 on boat– 20- 25 lb on the 15 lb test lines good battles -10 off Dana– – we had great bait– Dana

started down off of Encenada , picked up 4 on the jigs- went we furtehr south and found a wide open bite nothing over 15 lbs though

A few marlins still reported off the Osborn Bank- west end of Cat it’s 71 degrees and marlin there too-

smaller yellowfin reported off Newport– – flat calm afternoon– seems like a good day to take off early and try for some

gluck this weekend- JD

——————– September 29th——

We’re over here by the Dana wharf boats, we got called in over here— it’s going pretty good– I just broke one off- 10:44am 33:08.1 / 117:45.2

Seas calm, weather fine light west wind 2- 5 knts + building

There’s a big school up here now– We got fish under the boat– they wont bite we can see them under the water— use the chunks on 15# someone says– OK 10:42am –just S/W of the 182– 3326

Sounds like the tunas were up and about earlier off the Dome’s, Below Dana–afternoon bite at 33:15.13 / 117:37.08

Earlier this morning S/E end of the 9 we saw four sleeping marlin– threw on em’ didn’t want it-

we went through miles of it– picked one up in that porpoise, they were in the bird schools, it’s little disappointing so far– saw that one jumper earlier–

fog banks developing

we got a Opah this morning— fishing in the green water ( inside off SD) bluer cooler water holding the smaller tunas on sauries

We baited a dozen, my brother baited twenty– couldn’t get them to go– I can get fished metered at 120– two’s and three- single fish– maybe it was that Santa Ana high pressure that keep them from biting– I think these fish on are on squid– seeing the jumpers here now–

– jumper between you and I, 12:12pm —4 below 226 and and a little below–

Reports come up from Baja- Some of the best marlin fishing he’s seen —Millions of em– Steve L says– others’ on their facebook reports of 15- 20- 25 fish days or more — and wahoos were stacked up in the corners for the morning’s bite, then off to chase the marlins for the day– Daisy chained Squid Teasers work well-

Not sure if any marlin were hung today- feederes seen, jumpers seen tailers – but no bites that I know of-, one boat working off the outer Ridge says flat all day- no swell but a N/W wind on it

September 28th, 2016

..ROSLYN MOVING NORTHEASTWARD..

NEUTRAL FLOW WAS OBSERVED OVER THE COASTAL WATERS. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL BEGIN TODAY AND STRENGTHEN OVER THE WEEKEND.

TodayWind variable less 10 kt… W 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or . Mixed swell W 2 ft at 10 seconds and S 2 to 3 ft at 16 seconds. ThuWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming W 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or Mixed swell W 2 ft at 10 sec and S 2 ft at 16 sec. FriWind variable less 10 kt.. NW 10 kt w gusts 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 2 ft at 10 seco and S 3 ft at 14 ses. . SatWind NW 10 kt… SW afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 3 to 4 ft SunWind 10 kt… S 10 kt gusts to 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft orMixed swell W 3 to 4 ft and S 2 to 3 ft.

———————–Sept 28th 2016 ———-

Radio chatter down to only a few boaters out– kelp paddy west of the corner / US/Mex held yellowfin- others up on the 277 to the 181-182 say looks great but not reports of fish yet-

Sea calm light S/W wind blue clear sky

paddy hopping

Sounds like a spotter airplane was giving a report of a 1/2 mile spot of Yellowfin up- off Dana 33.1950 — — then was covered up with other radio traffic! 11:16am ( near the 267)

San Clemente Island Security as “D ” Pyramid Cove active all day Friday the 30 till 1800 (6:00 pm) then open for the rest of the weekend it’s open-

D 30-SEP 0600 till 30-SEP 1800 SFC:80K

One boat on the corner says small yellowtails — too small to catch-

27 over 35 just saw a couple of jumpers–11:35am

10- 12- 15lb yellowtails under kelp paddy on the 181-

we did manage a yellowfin under some hole heads– sat on em’ for a while but they didnt want to bite-

Im at – 28/ 36 saw a couple of jumpers a while ago

Definitely a tail walker here by the Slide– Trollers finding 74.5 75 degree water and small spots of tunas– no bites except eel grass on the trolled jigs–

41/41 jumping marlin– 1:12pm

Kelps on the 277 – empty-

32.42/ 117.42, jumpers

Anyone fishing the 182— yes we are– hows fishing — no tunas but we’ve seen some marlins–

Good showing of marlin in the lee of San Clemente Island-today— – baiting a lot of fish that didnt want to bite–

240 degrees 6-9 out of Dana smaller yellowfin puddling fish– 18- 26 + lb fish–

Hot Hot Hot– dead calm this afternoon- Hot Hot Hot– I fished just south of the harbor yesterday afternoon spots of bait up just at sunset– mackerel and small bonito under it–

September 27th, 2016

..ROSLYN MOVING NORTHEASTWARD…

WEAK NORTHEAST FLOW OVER COASTAL WATERS FOLLOWED BY NORTHWEST WIND AFTERNOON. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW RETURN S TUESDAY SOUTHERLY SURGES NEAR THE COAST TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. ONSHORE FLOW WILL INCREASE FRIDAY. TueWind E 10 kt… W afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft Mixed swell NW 1 to 2 ft at 10 sec and S 1 to 2 ft at 15 sec. WedWind v 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or Mixed swell NW 1 to 2 ft at 11 sec and S 2 to 3 ft at 10 sec. 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 ft and S 2 to 3 ft. FriWind 10 kt…bW 10 kt i afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft o Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and S 2 to 3 ft.

———————–Sept 27th 2016 ———-

Tropical warm morning- a few lingering clouds give some shade to the day, windlight from the south- seas have a light chop on them, calm ocean

Still looking for that FAD ( Fish Aggregating Device) found off the East end of Catalina 152 fathom spot– it’s there- and growing sealife around it-

It was placed about four months ago, Its positioned at 50′ below the surface and the #’s are 33 14.442N / 118 10.874W This Fad was placed for everyone to use. Would appreciate any reports you might get back. Thanks Pete & Denise Foxi Lady(send to JD’s)

A few boats out looking for the tunas– seeing fish but not bites yet, blue water flowing uphiil from down below- some sealife. birds on the edge- 209 area

A nice body of blue water moving in from the south and spreading outwards can be seen off the Chlorophyll charts. Chlorophyll designates the photosynthesis of plankton sealife- sunlight and plant growth) lack of chlorophyll indicates a cleaner water – blue water, fish can see further in it. Where it butts up against a concentrated plankton rich water is generally where game fish feed. At least that’s what the book says–

For the Private Sportfishers headed south top off with great treated fuel from Island Marin Fuel here in Newport harbor- price for 500 gal. Diesel at $2.18 a gal, must be by appointment only call them at 949 723 1103

Taking the day off early- sending one daughter off to college ! Oxford!

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September 26th, 2016

ROSLYN EXPECTED TO TURN NORTHEASTWARD LATER TODAY and dissipate

WEAK NORTHEAST FLOW OVER COASTAL WATERS FOLLOWED BY NORTHWEST WIND AFTERNOON. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW RETURN S TUESDAY SOUTHERLY SURGES NEAR THE COAST TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY. ONSHORE FLOW WILL INCREASE FRIDAY.

TodayWind variable 10 kt… W 10 kt i afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft o Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 11 seco and SW 2 ft at 14 sec.TueWind E 10 kt… W afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft Mixed swell NW 1 to 2 ft at 10 sec and S 1 to 2 ft at 15 sec. WedWind v 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or Mixed swell NW 1 to 2 ft at 11 sec and S 2 to 3 ft at 10 sec. 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 ft and S 2 to 3 ft. FriWind 10 kt…bW 10 kt i afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft o Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and S 2 to 3 ft.

———————–Sept 26th 2016 ———-

Fall seasons upon us, Boats starting to head south while there’s still a few fish around here to be caught– Bluebird skies today- hot- light marlin haze burning off early- seas calm-

Headed south-– fishing looks great from Turtle Bay southwards– JD’s carries Rigged and unrigged Ballyhoo’s in packs and in cases give up a call 1 800 660 5030 and we’ll have they ready for your trip south–

If there was a day for sleepers to show up – today seems the likely one– sultry calm, not Surly

boy what a day to be on the water– too bad no ones out- radio dead- except for a few sailboats headed south

Marlin Genetics Network

Striped marlin genetic samples are being requested for a study on their movements and range- It’s really just takes cutting a very small piece of the fin off or tussue and putting it into one of the tubes from the sampling kit before the fish is released, writing down a few pieces of information (date, location), and that’s it. Here’s the link to the project website if you’re interested:phphttp://www.vims.edu/research/departments/fisheries/programs/marlin_genetics_network/index.

Check with the angling clubs for sample kits- Balboa Angling Club 200 A St, Newport Beach, CA 92661 Marlin Club 2445 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Today– coming in now from Clemente— we had the early morning bite on the Bluefin– 2 maybe 80, one pushing maybe a hundred — squid—- made a handfull of squid in the cove came out to the reef. south of China Point), got lucky– best weather I seen all year–

Osborn Report JD . Was up at the Oz on Sunday and found a few fish, mostly single feeders, right on top of bank. Beautiful day on water, lots of life on the bank. Porpoise schools with some tuna in the deep off the bank. Water a bit off color and not a huge volume of fish but at least there were some up there. Best, PT

E-Mail from Greg – Flying Fish. This is our second season on our old Costa Mesa-built ’66 Owens Brigantine, and Michael and I want to thank our crew for our wins in the Tuna Club Benefit, Master’s and Pesky’s.Michael, Chris Dreyer, Burt Moss, Jack Rainwater and I fished the Los Pesky’s derby on Flying Fish. Left Redondo at midnight Thur. 9/22 for the 43-corner zone with all kinds of nasty winds predicted. . Flying Fish was top boat with 4 releases, and Chris and I were 2nd and 3rd place anglers based on the whacky Pesky’s scoring formula. Swagger reported they bageled both their fish and scooped us for 1st place angler. No worries, we were stoked to have double the releases of anyone else in the derby with our 4 fish.

September 25th, 2016

Environmental conditions conducive for tropical depression i to form later today the system moves slowly northward. * Formation chance 5 days…high…90 percent

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL GRADUALLY WEAKEN THROUGH THE MORNING. WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP EACH NIGHT BECOMING WEAKLY ONSHORE EACH AFTERNOON FROM TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

. SunWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 10 seconds and SW 2 to 3 ft at 15 seconds.

———————–Sept 25th 2016 ———-

A little wind- but nice weather– ch 72 gets a little off-color for a sunday morning– fishing dropped off for the tunas yesterday- sportboatsout searching working on sonar schools, a early morning bite with the heaver jigs Flatfall, etc. smaller spots od fish up 8- 9 am quickly to drop out of sight.

Peskys boats limping back to the mainland and port-

Swordfish boat put a set of gear in, top of 9 mile bank 9:45

Hey Mike– if your not metering any more come over here- We can’t put any more in the kill bag 10:12am-

Here’s the Pesky results. 17 fish caught. 10 Friday. 7 Saturday

High Boat Flying Fish – 4 fish, 2nd Place Chiquilin – 2 fish, 3rd Place Swagger – 2 fish, 4th Bounder 2 Fish.

High Angler – Bruce Binnquist – Swagger – 360 Points, 2nd – Greg Stotesbury – Flying Fish – 336 pts, 3rd – Chris Dryer – Flying Fish – 332 pts. , 4th Doug Carson – Bounder – 180 points, 5th – Sean Kaus – Chiquilin- 180 pts, 6th – Lance Keller – Chiquilin – 180 pts , 11th – Randy Wood – Bounder.

I think these results are correct. Randy had the clipboard with the results and he went back to bed. Pics to follow Andy

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There’s foamers of tuna right here—- poppers size schools directly right here on top of the 302 , send me your numbers and I’ll forward you the pictures . ( today’s world live from the fishing grounds) 10:28am. 5 miles straight east from here–

We were there yesterday afternoon by the bouy-( San Clemente weathere buoy) baited three and saw a bunch of jumpers. spent the night drifting, we didn’t move a mile from there, thought sure we’d see some sleepers this morning, two of us in glasses — but didnt see any , we put the ses anchor out just in case, thought sure we’d see some sleepers.

Kyle spent the night just inside the 43, woke up and there were sleepers twenty feet from the boat!

Got to go — we’ve got a feeder here 11:50am- ( slack tide today 12:07)

277 had mixed reports- tuna or nada, wind picked up west/ northwest strong- 1 pm-

Mexican paperwork needed for fishing the 302!

Blue marlin reported off La Jolla ?

Tuna off Church Rk

that’s it

———————- Sat’s Reports ——————

Nice weather— calmed seas, wind if any light N/E , Dozens and dozens of boats out today- the tuna fleet seems to have moved offshore a little centered around the 312 ( outside Oceanside and a little below) and out to the 181/ 182 Ridge- marlins scattered and catchable-

Marlin fishing improving near the island ( Catalina) morning tailers next to the island’s East end/ Slide area

Shellback is that you— hold on we’re hoked up 10:05am we had a triple — but nothing stuck!

Bottom slack period- 11am Stand by-

Honey was hooked up 9:20 lost 10:16am

Pesky 10:20 up date– nothing going on since swagger’s fish earlier- mon–

Are those wicked tuna?-— no but they’re surly!

47/ 46— I ‘ve got a whold school of tunas coming up couple hundered yards of tuna– your on that side, let’s correl em- 11:22am –We’re on—- 11:24am, the Tide just turned–

32:53/ 117:45 –

Damn Pesky sharks!

57/41- 11:41am, #4 hook- 15 fluoro carbon- ,

Hey Dude– mon–Chiqelin aka- burnt chicken, aka Chicken offering a raffle one day on the chicken wing ok- its a one day charter AKA burnt chicken Chiqelin in Costa Rica! — includes fishing w one rod and four ballyhoos are included if you want more bring your own– hold on let me shake it up– we’ve got the winner on the Flying fish -Keith no wait- he’s not there let’s do a redrew- Chuck R- on the Hammer- congrats-

T/C Randy w released, 11:57 bagelled no Cream cheese – Flying fish on a fish lat long– 46/ 59 Greg-S on the fish– full garb, ( added bonus points) Hey Dude Mon-

-Joint Venture–hooked up 12:55, Lat/ Long- 51/ 12 Colby’s the angler we’ve got all the garb on– . hooked 1: 10, bait fish green, brenda, drinking 805– ya dud do we get extra bonus points for a coffee grinder and dacron line? yea mon they’re legal east coast coffee grinder , ge tout of the chair though, 2 extra points congrats from the Le La Vie– – mon! Flying fish and Ganga Away has three,

Blackfin, Bounder, flying fish, Joint Venture all with fish 1:30 pm,

15/17

55/03 Flyingfish – bait fish – on again Greg S the angler and drinking a beer 2:20pm, released no bagel, congrats from the Le La Vie–

Hooker also released one–I think!

Decreasing radius for the Pesky’s , a shotgun finish as the 4:30 pm lines out approaches

Catalina East end / Back side had the tunas there along with sport boats and others, tough to get to bite though, Tight to the Slide one marlin released there early this AM .

September 22nd, 2016

ThuWind W 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Mixed swell W 5 to 8 ft at 9 seconds and S 2 to 3 ft at 21 seconds.

FriWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 4 to 7 ft at 9 seconds and S 3 ft at 18 seconds. Fri NightWind NW 10 to 15 kt. Gusts to 20 kt in the evening. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft in the evening…becoming 2 ft or less. Mixed swell NW 5 to 6 ft and S 3 ft.

SatWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 to 5 ft and S 3 ft.

Sat NightWind W 10 kt in the evening…becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 3 ft.

SunWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft and S 3 ft.

———————–Sept 22nd 2016 ———–

Wind fair 7- 10 out of the south light overcast small wind chop associated with it- otherwise fair seas .

Close to 40 boats in the 27th year of the 2016 Pesky Mahlin Derby , anything that floats may enter, Scoring points as a angler derby not boats with released mahlin at 160 points, kept 1 pt per pound, swordfish at 20 per pound, Dorado and Spearfish get points if filleted, Extra Bonus points gained by Baggeling a mahlin, cream cheese and Lox adds another 3 pt, calling in the hookup correctly another 4 pts, Dude , this is —— — — —, over Mon– , etc. dressed in dreadlocks and reggae bennies garb more points, catching a mahlin with a custom Pesky lure, more points if it’s rigged with circle hooks, etc– Stand By!-

Watch out for those damn pesky sharks!

Yellowfin tunas– smaller grade I think outside and below Encinitas 32.56:30 / 117.29:50 today dozens of partyboats in the general area-

westerly blew up this afternoon- due to swing around from the south tomorrow AM inner waters better- — wind backed off this afternoon- looks good for the weekend- , Gluck- mon-

Tuna Club of Avalon will also have their Annual Hunt tournament- a gentleman’s game-

September 21st, 2016

POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE PAINE LOCATED ABOUT 300 NM SOUTH OF SAN DIEGO MOVING NORTH AT 10 KT. ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL MAINLY OCCUR OVER THE INLAND MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS …WINDS WILL BE WEAKLY ONSHORE TODAY AND THEN STRENGTHEN THURSDAY. 20 KT GUSTS WILL BE POSSIBLE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING OVER THE OUTER WATERS…ALONG WITH STEEP SEAS. FOR FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY…WEAK OFFSHORE FLOW WILL OCCUR DURING THE OVERNIGHT AND MORNING HOURS…WITH WEAK ONSHORE FLOW DURING THE AFTERNOONS.

TodayWind W 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell NW 1 to 3 ft at 12 seconds and S 4 to 5 ft at 10 seconds.

ThuWind W 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Wind waves 4 ft. Mixed swell W 5 to 8 ft at 9 seconds and S 2 to 3 ft at 21 seconds.

FriWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 4 to 7 ft at 9 seconds and S 3 ft at 18 seconds. Fri NightWind NW 10 to 15 kt. Gusts to 20 kt in the evening. Wind waves 3 to 4 ft in the evening…becoming 2 ft or less. Mixed swell NW 5 to 6 ft and S 3 ft.

SatWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 to 5 ft and S 3 ft.

Sat NightWind W 10 kt in the evening…becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 3 ft.

SunWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft and S 3 ft.

———————–Sept 21st 2016 ———–

Muggy tropical stuff still lingering- a fight between the south and the north as a from moves in to our west and another Tropical storm forming below the Cape that bears watching

A Quick over cap of the ABC tournament out of Avalon– I heard 12 boats each day they released 20 fish for a 40 fish release and two taken- Lat minute Gambler’s fish took the big fish and I think Chaser had High boat for releases-

Dorado seen 3 miles -under kelps East off Catalins’s Avalon

and those damn pesky sharks are around!

San Clemente Island Security has the “Cove” closed thursday night 10 pm till friday 2 am- then open until friday night 8 pm – Hot till midnight , open all day on Sat untill 10 pm till midnight again – open all day Sunday-

Friday–SHOBALSHGT 22-( thursday night 10 pm) SEP 2200 to friday morning 23-SEP (2 am) 0200- SFC:5000, then open until friday night 23-SEP (8pm)2000 to 23-SEP 2359 (midnight)-SFC:5000-

Saturday –open from midnight throughout the day till 8 pm – SHOBALSHGT 24-SEP 2000 to 24-SEP 2359 (midnight) SFC:5000

Sunday —D Available – no scheduled operations

Friday– D 22-SEP 2200 23-SEP 0200 SFC:5000, SHOBALSHGT 23-SEP 2000 23-SEP 2359 SFC:5000 SHOBALSHGT

Sat-D 24-SEP 2000 24-SEP 2359 SFC:5000 SHOBALSHGT

Looking ahead, environmental conditions are expected to remain conducive for gradual development of 10007 mb low pressure currently embedded in the monsoon trough near 11N114W. The low is forecast to move slowly WNW during the next couple of days to near then turn N toward the Revillagigedo Islands this weekend. The low may possibly intensify into a tropical cyclone during this period

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And a look at the waters off Baja as boats start to head south for the Fall season reports of good wahoo, smaller yellowfin’s some dorados and pesky marlins–60 to 85 degrees over a three day time frame– , such a strong temp break running almost west of Mag Bay–

LR Ridge Report —We’re still hammering the hoo down here!

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Broken cloud cover and a mix of tropical stuff- south vs north fronts over the next few days– outer waters will get nasty tomorrow

38/53, another hook up for the ABC’s tournament 10:42- 28 fish released yesterday! — — Tides about to swing– stand by— OK C Bandit got you hooked up at 11:12, 38/53, Ruckus 12:53 39/53 , 06/ 08 -16/15-– 1:00 Update– Today’s released totals 18 so far– Shannon Rose and Chaser both have 5 fish Released, C-Bandit has 3, Gambler 2 and the rest have 1 release each– Lines out with two fish coming into the scales– —

Peskys Derby Kickoff at the Chicken Coop this Wedesday Night– stand by!

IGMR Update: 2015 MABT IGMR Race Report Available The IGMR Race Report is now available on the race page or by clicking here. Thanks to all tag sponsors, captains, anglers and crew that made the second year of striped marlin tagging so successful. Tight Lines, The IGFA

Remarkable science on their 240 day travels and depth over 7,000 miles and depths close to 1,000 deep!

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Dan Gorman Sr, Saltwater Cowboy Memorial Fishing Tournament – September 24 & 25, 2016 – Dana Point Yacht Club http://rvangell.wixsite.com/saltwatercowboy

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The Channel Islands Billfish Tournament was held this year from September 10-14. Good weather and good fishing resulted in 12 fish being released by our 16 entered boats. The fish were spread out between the west end of Catalina and Santa Cruz Island. Jim Dalpozza’s“Hydrocarbon ( Photo) ” with Captain Eric Hermann got highest honors with 4 releases. Gerry Bellaart’s “Seaway” took second place with 2 releases and “Ruckus” with C.G Miller and crew took third place with two releases. As always, a good time was had by all.

Heading South this Fall- Starting a list of those departing dates , name of boats and description to let other know who’s in front and below you-Couple of boats starting out early this season-

( Report from the Lower “Ridge” today—I’m down here on the Ridge for a couple more days. We’re doing real well on the wahoo and school sized YFT in the 12 to 25 range. There’s lots of Marlin down here, we’ve been hooking them regularly on our wahoo stops…pesky things!

Departs Oct 9th, Bait n’ Switch ,55 Fleming

Nov 9th Good Vibrations 48 Riviera

Nov 9 Jam min 42l Tierra

September 19th, 2016

..PAINE INTENSIFYING… …TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR BAJA — Location: 22.0°N 115.4°W Moving: NW at 16 mph Min pressure: 981 mb Max sustained: 85 mph, forecast to gradually start a weakening tonight as the system moves northward over cooler waters, dissipate by Thursday just west of Baja California Norte. Another one behind this one!

A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN IN THE FORECAST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY. LIGHT WINDS ARE EXPECTED EXCEPT QUITE GUSTY AND ERRATIC NEAR ANY THUNDERSTORMS. FOG WILL LIFT AND EVENTUALLY CLEAR THIS MORNING. ONSHORE FLOW WILL INCREASE WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY…THEN WEAKEN FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. TodayWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 14 seconds and S 1 to 2 ft at 14 seconds. Areas of fog with vsby 1 nm or less in the morning. Slight chance of tstms. Chance of showers in the afternoon. TueWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 13 seconds and S 1 to 2 ft at 13 seconds. Chance of showers and slight chance of tstms.

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Strange weather– yesterday afternoon if fell flat calm- midnight thunder and lightning moved in over Catalina Mark W. reports– having made a little squid earlier in the evening they was all set — but they didn’t find them this morning after the nights weather- Sport boats were asking him for marlin advice , marlin were after there trolled tuna feathers- and not sticking– that’s jig fishing!

Tuna below the border– boats fishing 3- 4 miles below the line Coastguard checking those vessels below the border– make sure you had all your paperwork up to date–

Marlin vs Spectra- Steve tells the tale of baiting a marlin yesterday the anglers sets the hook and out comes a bundle of spectra line all balled up, his hook caught in the mess- apparently the marlin having eaten a bait earlier with the spectra breaking off- the line wound it ‘self into a wad in the fishes stomach, the hook pulled it out– that’s a good fish story!

The ABC Avalon Billfish Classic second year event starts this morning has the boys after points and weight. Right on the tide this morning the radio became active with Tournament Control Mary responded with hook up times and confirmed releases by photos taken of various boat gear, chair, ice chest, etc. Fast action with 5 minute fish hook and release times during that peak tide swing today- maybe 5 to 6 fish hooked within a 15 minutes span. areas of fish- 39/54, 39/55, 41/57 , 40/ 57 – 38/53, 37/55, 38/54 as the two thirty afternoon count I think the count was 13 releases and 3 fish lost- pretty good odds!

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The 2016 Masters-

Taken by Dave on Bull Pen Second day of masters – more to come

Score sheets Day 1 – Day 2 —

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Watch out for the weather Thursday

September 15th, 2016

Environmental conditions for a tropical depression form th *Formation chance through 5 day ..80 percent

MOSTLY WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL OCCUR THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

TodayWind W 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less…becoming 3 ft in the afternoon. Mixed swell NW 2 ft at 8 seconds and S 2 to 3 ft at 12 seconds. FriWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming SW 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 12 seconds and S 2 ft at 12 seconds. Fri NightWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 12 seconds and S 2 ft at 12 seconds. SatWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 to 3 ft at 11 seconds and S 2 to 3 ft at 12 seconds. Sat NightWind W 10 kt in the evening…becoming variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 2 ft. SunWind variable less than 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and S 2 ft.

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Weather cooperating for this weekend– thanks– this mornings light south wind due to swing to a light west. Same thing for tomorrow and Sunday with some late afternoon wind up north-

Bait making off Newport fair to good- with the macks taken off the west jetty with chum- good mix of bait-

Boats headed out today for a bit of Pre Fishing for the Masters– 41 or 42 boats–Six Angling Clubs this year– good turn out last night at the Kickoff-

One boat came on the radio 10 am saying they had some marlin dope– 57/49 not sure if that’s up or down–

Takes a lot of bait– yesterday it was wide open tunas — nothing for us today- here on the 181– we’re almost out of bait–chuming the sonar marks –hope you’ve brought a lot of bait.

so and so is 39 up and 42 out — he’s got about 12 of 15 dorado in board already- we’re 16 clicks above him for some tunas– 11:55am

were movng— haven had a bite must be 50 boats hee and they all look slow–

In Checking with the San Clemente Island Security -for fishing and anchorage at the island-– For today (Thursday) it looks open all day– on Friday Sections C ( inside the island) and section D Pyramid Cove, there are scheduled operations from 9:00 hours till 1600 ( 4 pm), open after that until the following Saturday afternoon 1800 ( 6pm)then scheduled operations are active till 2200 ( 10 pm) then open the rest of the night and all day Sunday

Thursday– C Available – no scheduled operations D Available – no scheduled operations

Friday C 16-SEP 0900 16-SEP 1600 SFC:5000 SHOBALSHGT D 16-SEP 0900 16-SEP 1600 SFC:5000 SHOBALSHGT

Saturday C 17-SEP 1800 17-SEP 2200 SFC:5000 SHOBA/WBX D 17-SEP 1800 17-SEP 2200 SFC:5000 SHOBA/WBX

Sunday C Available – no scheduled operations D Available – no scheduled operations

Latest water and Chlorphill charts

ABC the Avalon Billfidsh Challenge

Sept 18 19 20th – Give Russ a call at 310- 948 1011 or High Tide Traders at 310 510 1612

it’s the 2 year for this fun event– should be another great success- Good Luck-

September 14th, 2016

Environmental conditions for a tropical depression form th *Formation chance through 5 day ..60 percent

WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY WITH SOME INCREASE IN WINDS LATE WEDNESDAY.

. WedWind 10 kt…becoming W 10 afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 6 sec and S 2 to 4 ft at 13 se ThuWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 3 to 4 ft. FriWind v10 kt.. W 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and S 2 to 3 ft..

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Back running again- was off-line yesterday– – wind, fresh from the west as this low front moves on– waters chilling a bit with the west clearing wind, it’ll concentrate what warm water there is–

E-mail this morning-

Hi JD Finally got one!!! Halfway between the 181 and 182. Caught on flylined sardine, 25 lb test, straight mono, and 2/0 J hook. Weighed 65 pounds on a rusty hand scale. Thanks for all your help. Jim.

Jim’s been a good customer for years who, like most of us are excited with the aspects of “just going fishing”, This year chasing the bigger tunas from the poppers to trolling kites to soaking baits he always seems to be in good spirits about fishing – Congrats– JD

And another E-mail

Hey JD. Over in PEI with some of the local boys you’ll recognize, we put this 565 lb. Fish on the deck 😉 Bill U

and locally

Drift with baits for the tunas– still going off for a few boats out there this morning— scratchy report-

A quick glance at the upcoming weather through Sailflow– shows promiscing weather for the weekend, a south flow Friday morning- swinging to a light west in the afternoon and almost flat clam on Sat with a afternoon west – Best of Luck- JD

September 12th, 2016

…ORLENE A LITTLE STRONGER.The initial motion is estimated to be northwestward, or 320/5kt. The cyclone is expected to turn north-northwestward later tonight, then more northward on Tuesday..

WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY WITH SOME INCREASE IN WINDS LATE WEDNESDAY.

TodayWind SE less 10 kt…becoming W 10 kt . Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 6 sec and SW 2 ft at 14 secTueWind 10 kt… SW afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft o. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 6 sec and S 2 ft at 14 sec. Patchy drizzle in the morning. . WedWind 10 kt…becoming W 10 afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 6 sec and S 2 to 4 ft at 13 se ThuWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 3 to 4 ft. FriWind v10 kt.. W 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and S 2 to 3 ft..

Bluefin Tuna Catch em with a Boston Fishing Kite and rigged bait or Yummmy Flyer.

Call 1-800 660 -5030 JD’s Tackle

JD’s Tip– safty pin a simple balloon on the back of the kite– helps keep it afloat! a empty water bottle will work to – hung in the tail sock-

jdsbiggame@aol.com

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Overcast this morning- light southeast wind on the coastline- 4-6 kts-

Angling clubs and their respective teams were gathering up their light big game marlin gear this week for the BAC’s Masters – Kick off will be at the new Marina Park located on the Balboa peninsula just past 18th st.on Wed Night. Give the Club a call if your adding a team or have angler changes, 949 673 6316 or email to the balboaanglingclub@sbcglobal.net

This year marks the Third Great Marlin Race here in the Masters– We should give all the Clubs a great hand for their sponsorship towards these studies. It’ll be a good turnout and these expert light tackle angles will put their skills to the test- good Luck- JD– Tournament Control boat ” Bacco ” on ch 65.

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Refreshed reports of marlin catches in yesterdays Stan Miller Tournament with 12 marlin releases for the two days of fishing. Marlin , although not here in great numbers were around, almost all the high spots or banks or ledges had a fish . Brainstorm 3rd Place two young boys took the 1st and 2nd Juniors awards by releasing a pair off the Slide/ Catalina, Good Karma took 2 nd Place and the High Woman’s Angler Tracy D. releases one of their fish and Gadzuks showed what they were made of with one after another catches the second day puttinmg them in 1st Place Congrats- a good turn out and great event-. Scattered catches with most fish centered off the Catalina’s West end to the 172 and into Santa Barbara island, others found fish up in the Channel Islands grounds and down on the 43 and tuna grounds-

Boats still out for the tunas— hey boat coming up right behind me– we’ve got a chum line out your going through it– turn off – 2:02pm

very quiet on the VHF today- you’d think Summer was over

We baited a ton of marlin this morning just N/E of the fleet on the 43– baited 5 sleepers- we had one marlin hold the bait it in his mouth and spit it- it was a nice one– they catching 40 grade yellowfin on their sornar– where that bait was– though I saw some bigger fish pop there too – next to the New Low -Ann, in that same where all the marlin were – by the 43– closer to the bank- proper from the 181 –all the way from the– 41/55 to the 43/ 53 lines-

We just got bit– three bites, two dropped it- one line broke! 3:32pm

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Only a couple privates next to me– there’s a big school coming under the boat– it’s tough– we’ve got three on the boat so far- 9:41am

Coastal morning cloud cover- spots of blue behind, wind light from the west light wind ripple with it- seas fair- lots of boats out–

Marlin boats went up north, tuna boats went south- there’s a mix in between with either one in the others spot!

Wind picking up along the coast early as that marine coastal cloud cover lifts,

Slow for us so far– crossing from the rigs towards the A bank, might have been a fish released there earlier this morning– Stan released one yesterday up towards the 172, another boat one off the Slide , 152 held lots of bait- and one the Isthmus yesterday too .

Halfway between the 181- 182 just picked up a 60lb yellowfin on a Black and purple lure– 11:17am

T/C Nuevo hooked up–12:24pm

Some of the bigger yellowfin were at 45/ 52

Outriggers paddling across from Catalina’s Avalon harbor made it through trolled marlin boats– – wind stayed fair + for most of the day- 12-west- couple more marlin bites– one while soaking a sardine in a chum slick when it jumps up attatched to a line- waters a bit offcolored on the A bank 68/70 not much happening-

As the new week begins speculation on the marlin, tunas and weather plays into the game– good luck next week- filling moon stand by!

September 11th, 2016

ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY…BECOMING STRONGER SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

SatWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 11 secs and SW 2 to 3 ft at 16 . Sat NightWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 3 ft Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and SW 2 to 3 ft. SunWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft 3 ft afternoon. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and SW 2 ft.

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Only a couple privates next to me– there’s a big school coming under the boat– it’s tough– we’ve got three on the boat so far- 9:41am

Coastal morning cloud cover- spots of blue behind, wind light from the west light wind ripple with it- seas fair- lots of boats out–

Marlin boats went up north, tuna boats went south- there’s a mix in between with either one in the others spot!

Wind picking up along the coast early as that marine coastal cloud cover lifts,

Slow for us so far– crossing from the rigs towards the A bank, might have been a fish released there earlier this morning– Stan released one yesterday up towards the 172, another boat one off the Slide , 152 held lots of bait- and one the Isthmus yesterday too .

Halfway between the 181- 182 just picked up a 60lb yellowfin on a Black and purple lure– 11:17am

T/C Nuevo hooked up–12:24pm

Some of the bigger yellowfin were at 45/ 52

Outriggers paddling across from Catalina’s Avalon harbor made it through trolled marlin boats– – wind stayed fair + for most of the day- 12-west- couple more marlin bites– one while soaking a sardine in a chum slick when it jumps up attatched to a line- waters a bit offcolored on the A bank 68/70 not much happening-

As the new week begins speculation on the marlin, tunas and weather plays into the game– good luck next week- filling moon stand by!

September 10th, 2016

ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY…BECOMING STRONGER SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

SatWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 11 secs and SW 2 to 3 ft at 16 . Sat NightWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 3 ft Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and SW 2 to 3 ft. SunWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft 3 ft afternoon. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and SW 2 ft.

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Snotty yesterday afternoon— you’d have to think there would be some leftover crud from yesterday– yet inner waters this morning were overcast and was much better than expected- smaller boats made the crossing to Catalina with ease.

Bait was between the gap- below the Channel islands- Anacapa and Santa Cruz.

Tournament Control— Warren released one 4- 5 south of Smugglers Cove hooked 8:27 released 9:05, got the hook out at 9 took another 5 minutes to revive him before letting to— OK we got it, what’s you get it on— short corner/ no we renamed it Chunky Monkey Gaybob

With the Marlin season here, or at least the marlin tournamet season is here. The King Harbor Marlin tournament began yesterday and last night here in Newport was the kickoff for the Stan Miller Invitational ( which isn’t really a invitational) up north the Channel Islands Billfishing tournamet got going with boats headed out to sea last night. Spread far and wide this morning the radio channels can get a bit challenging as hooked ups and release are recorded.

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The 45th Annual Channel Islands Billfish Tournament September 10th to 14th. A kick-off party at the Channel Islands Yacht Club will be held at 6:00pm, Friday the 9th. The awards banquet will be held on the following Friday the 16th at 6:00pm at the club. Great food, refreshments and a raffle will be had at both events. For more information please check out our website at www.cibillfish.org.

September 9th, 2016

Coastal clouds light , broken skis as it clears off light west wind at 6+ knts light wind chop with it- seas fair and the tuna fleet moved closer to the beach with the centered from the 181/ 182 “Ridge” into the corner of the US / Mex border– yellowfin in the 25 lb range- fills the sacks– –

the Ultra Pacific called in to say they had Live Squid for sale out front of Avalon this morning– tough to make, he had a limited supply, dosent look like they will be there over the weekend either– so get it while you can– I don’t think there were others selling it there either– Tunas were said to be on the squids as baits.

Tonight’s the kick off for the Stan Miller Invitational tournament , marlin, tunas and gamefish awards- great event!

N/E of the 277 couple of miles (4) possible tunas also some shots at them on the 277, spots of bonito up outside Avalon-

the tuna grounds ( inner area) for the smaller yellowfin was fun there yesterday only a few boats were on it— this morning the fleet showed up and got crowded

Tournament Control— we got it– hooked up to a marlin— 11:29am– — good job– go get another one- 11:41 released–

San Clemente island southern end will be closed to anchorage except from midnight till 7 am this weakened Friday, Sat and Sunday – Next weekend for the Masters basically closed for thursday and Friday till 10 pm then cove will be open all Sat and Sunday– any questions -Hail KRAKEN on Channel 16

Not seeing much , some white caps and thats it for us–

`Wind pick up at noon west 12- + kts starting to get sloppy-

Lots of sheep out there today— rough and sloppy–

The tropical season continues into the end of summer,

<<<<<— this latest West Coast/ Eastern Pacific view sure resembles what we’d see in October for the development of those Santa Ana winds- stand by

1. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure centered about 850 miles south of the southern tip of the Baja California have only become slightly better organized since yesterday Formation chance through 5 days…high…80 percent

September 8th, 2016

A LOW WEST OF POINT CONCEPTION DRAW SOUTHERLY WINDS ACROSS COASTAL WATERS. SOUTHERLY FLOW THIS MORNING TURN WESTERLY THIS AFTERNOON. WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY…BECOMING STRONGER SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

TodayWind 10 kt. afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 12 secoand SW 2 ft at 19 sec FriWind 10 kt… NW 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft .. Mixed swell NW 1 to 2 ft at 11 seco and SW 2 to 3 ft at 17 secs. Fri NightWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 3 ft… or less. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 11 secs and SW 3 ft at 16 secs. SatWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 11 secs and SW 2 to 3 ft at 16 . Sat NightWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 3 ft Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and SW 2 to 3 ft. SunWind NW 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft 3 ft afternoon. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and SW 2 ft.

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Nice flat seas he says– just coming up to the 14 about to put them in— the Marlin fleet out and about looking fir the upcoming weekends events– tuna stuff still going on- weather good-

Eariler this week Donna boards the Condor out of San Diego- nice catch! 83 lbs on 50

Boaters out searching for the marlins– one sleeper on the way to the west end’s 125 that sunk out another one seen as they drove over it– so there’s at least two up there- couple more jumpers seen off the backside east end up the back side, smaller tunas around

Tides about to slack off stand by– 2:22 high slack

just had a couple talilers up here– thery’re here— 2:31pm

Good news–

EL NIÑO 8 September 2016 ENSO Alert System Status: Not Active Synopsis: ENSO-Neutral conditions are slightly favored(between 55-60%) during the upcoming Northern Hemisphere fall and winter 2016-17. ENSO-Neutral conditions were observed over the past month, although sea surface temperatures (SSTs) were below-average over the east-central equatorial Pacific OceanOverall, the combined ocean and atmosphere system continues to reflect ENSO-Neutral. The more recently updated model runs from the North American Multi-Model Ensemble more strongly favor ENSO-Neutral The forecaster consensus prefers this outcome, which is supported by the lack of significant anomalies in several indicators over the past month (winds, convection, subsurface temperatures). Overall, ENSO-Neutral conditions are slightly favored (between 55-60%) during the upcoming Northern Hemisphere fall and winter 2016-17

September 7th, 2016

BRISK ONSHORE FLOW TODAY WILL BE FOLLOWED BY WEAKER ONSHORE FLOW TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

WedWind variable 10 kt… W 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 11 seconds and SW 1 to 2 ft at 15

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Hope we’ve cured the Web site w troubles sorry JD

Gray overcast sky- wind light from the south- seas fair- a little wind ripple to the sea-

tuna fishin- they’re chasing that 1 inch stuff- by the time we got to them they went down

Not much of a chance to update the web site— sorry- putting line on reels and rigging yummys – radio reports has those chasing tunas- still chasing em’– weather stayed overcast all day— wind from the south and at one point it was said it was sloppuy for them, bait making out front of newport- good , and JD’s had Rigged Ballyhoo’s for the dropback marlin baits–

San Clemente Island looks to be closed ( Pyramid Cove) for the rest of the week-Section B is open

A few tunas on the outside edge of the 9 mile bank, lots of sun calm water for them while fishing further offshore–

Couple of reports— one says not much was going out out there ( tuna grounds) for them- others said a plunker bite – we were one for 4 broke off one and got one over 100, and Decker and Tracy fought a bluefin on their Disco Punk for a nice fish– seas were nice- wind stayed south all day 8- 10 knts

seras and tides flatten out the rest of the week— swordfish–

September 6th, 2016

NEWTON SLOWLY WEAKENING AS IT MOVES NORTHWARD THROUGH BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR… …STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE…

BRISK ONSHORE FLOW TODAY WILL BE FOLLOWED BY WEAKER ONSHORE FLOW TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

TueWind variable 10 kt… W 10 kt i. Wind waves 2 ft Mixed swell W 1 to 4 ft at 9 seconds and S 2 ft at 12 seconds.WedWind variable 10 kt… W 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 11 seconds and SW 1 to 2 ft at 15

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Sheet glass coming out of Avalon this morning for those heading back to the mainland– mid channel a light west 10+ wind develops– seas nice- small mix of swells, Marlin seen 3 out of Avon towards NB, no bait- high and dry– sport boats were chasing the tunas on the 277 smaller grade, those off Clemente having luck with fresh caught squid in the cove– drifting them under a balloon while at anchor 175 -200ft of water off China Point

Decker and guest put two of the bigger tunas aboard late in the aftenoon– one est at 110 the other around 150- that one on 30 mono 2 1/ 2 hr battle– Sardine and squids for bait– off S/W corner of Clemente-

We got a marlin soaking a mackeral in with there tuna fleet, punker bite for the tuna — thought we had a tuna at first till the line came up– then up jumps this marlin– topped the fleet in that catagory today–

Vick saw 3 jumers near the 152 around slack 12:30 time today and lots of bait still showing in the area-– those marlin will eventully show up there- stand by

Weather nice outside- sloppy between the islands and sloppy between Cat and the coastline-

This coming weekend y- the Stan MillerThe SMY Invitational Sept. 9-11 Registration is open! The Stan Miller Yachts Invitational fishing tournament is back, September 9th – 11th, launching out of Basin Marine in Newport Beach, CA.The SMY Invitational is open to boats of all brands, and is generously presented by Viking, Hatteras and Mag Bay Yachts. Registration is now open – click here to download the registration forms, or email caprice@stanmiller.com for more info. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event-

and the 35th Annual King Harbor Marlin Club Marlin Tournament. This year’s tournament will be held on September 9th and 10th

September 5th, 2016

GNEWTON STRENGTHENING… …NEW WATCHES AND WARNINGS ISSUED…The cyclone should be drawn north-northwestward and then northward in 36 to 48 hours sea surface temperatures above 29 deg C, should allow for steady intensification until the center reaches the coast. forecast now calls for Newton to become a large hurricane at landfall, and hazards are likely to affect a large portion of Baja California and northwestern Mexico

BRISK ONSHORE FLOW TODAY WILL BE FOLLOWED BY WEAKER ONSHORE FLOW TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

TodayWind variable less than 10 kt…b SW 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds and S 2 ft at 13 seconds. . TueWindvariable 10 kt… W 10 kt i. Wind waves 2 ft Mixed swell W 1 to 4 ft at 9 seconds and S 2 ft at 12 seconds.WedWind variable 10 kt… W 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 11 seconds and SW 1 to 2 ft at 15

Bluefin Tuna Catch em with a Boston Fishing Kite and rigged bait or Yummmy Flyer. KITES IN STOCK waiting for more yummys-

Call 1-800 660 -5030 JD’s Tackle

JD’s Tip– safty pin on a simple balloon on the back of the kite– helps keep it afloat!

jdsbiggame@aol.com

———————–Sept 5th Labor day 2016

Starting to feel like Fall- cooler mornings, suns warming as the day gets along coastal clouds move in mid late afternoon- pleaeant-

Slack tide mid day– should be some swordfish up basking about that time-

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Just like yesterday- yet even more sun early on– super day– good luck—–

Looks like Baja and the Sea of Cortez is in for some weather – forecasted for Tuesday

Radio chatter had anglers using the Flat Fall lures for the tunas off Clemente Island – there’s a rhythm cadence in the lifting and settling of the lure which give it it’s appeal whilefluttering in the deep- practice that lift and drop when it’s only five or 8 feet below the surface and watch it’s descent while dropping, gives you a better judgment of how it acts in the deep! Adding just a little tension to the line while dropping it down straightens it out and it drops quickly to the depth you want, then do the dance– JD

20 and 03 there’s one of your kind– shipping lanes- marlin up 12:09 pm

Strangely quiet for the mid day radio chatter– boats had seen tunas in most of the usual spots- but they weren’t hungry– for the past several days there appeared to be a afternoon early evening bite– so stick it out–

they were there– but we finally got a couple of them– Yellowfin on that small sardine bait out of newport

Gale along coast of Mexico , the low is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours…

Total rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches up to 15 inches possible states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima, Jalisco, and Nayarit. the Baja California peninsula should monitor the progress of this disturbance. Formation 90 percent !

WEAK TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL PREVAIL THROUGH THURSDAY. TodayWind W to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 ft at 7 seconds and S 2 ft at 14 seconds. TonightWind W 10 kt. Wind waves 3 ft in the evening… Becoming 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft at 7 seconds and S 2 ft at 14 seconds. Labor DayWind variable less than 10 kt…becoming SW 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 3 to 4 ft at 8 seconds and S 2 ft at 13 seconds.

WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL PREVAIL THROUGH SATURDAY WITH A WEAK COASTAL EDDY AT TIMES..SatWind 10 kt…W 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft Mixed swell W 2 ft and S 2 ft

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Sept 4th 2016 

Just like yesterday- yet even more sun early on– super day– good luck—–

Looks like Baja and the Sea of Cortez is in for some weather –

Radio chatter had anglers using the Flat Fall lures for the tunas off Clemente Island – there’s a rhythm cadence in the lifting and settling of the lure which give it it’s appeal while fluttering in the deep- practice that lift and drop when it’s only five or 8 feet below the surface and watch it’s descent while dropping, gives you a better judgment of how it acts in the deep! Adding just a little tension to the line while dropping it down straightens it out and it drops quickly to the depth you want then do the dance– JD

—————————- Sat’s Reports ————

Broken overcast clouds this morning– should clear off earlier, wind light / med 5- 6 knts Southwest eddy seas- kind

Good radio traffic– from north to south not too many complaints–

The Fleets off the South side of Clemente Island— and the island is open this weekend -Pyramid Cove, should be a party there tonight, you’ll need to reserve a parking space!

Boats fishing the Ridge finding a scattering of the tunas too- hard to get to bite also. afternoon yesterday was a good bite time—

How ya doing— we’re into them–34 over 12– 10:49

we’re on one now, a good one- kite fish—I’ve got to get down below now— stand by

One on the boat, one shook the hook at the boat and one was short— halibut drifting— baits getting raked each drift– 10:52am

Wind from the south picked up- making it a bit sparkly to the water–

Morgan ran to the Avalon Bank this morning knowing that, that south wind had been blowing all night- Saw a jumper there and good signs of bait and life— took what lee the island provided and worked into the East side of the island’s 152 spot– found the tunas there— but they too were unwilling to bite- wind picked up- ran with it back to newport , says he should had stuck it out on the A bank looked good there- calm and lot of bait–

Scott found a good temp break 74/ 72 between the islands Cat/ Clemente, spend the day looking for swordfish– saw one swipe from a billfish and a large hammerhead– some smaller tunas near the 277,

Reported a batch of marlin/ sleepers moving in with that warm water from the south, just what the doctor ordered for the upcoming billfish tournaments

Wind backed off –sun came out strong– beautiful day on the water—

Sept 2nd 2016 – August has passed into history

Morning Gray still with us mid morning– Southwest light eddy wind early on this AM, light wind ripple with it- swell mixed a ground swell from the west and a shorter south swell both far apart good traveling weather– and you’ll need it– not much in the way of sealife near the coastline a few

267 held dolphins and off Catalina’ lee dorado under a paddy unwilling to eat what was offered. threatened to be shot with a speargun-

277 said to be holding tuna not eating popping out of the water everywhere– we got a school in front us us, cant seen to do anything with em,

Live Squid — plenty of Live Squid the Ultra Pacific was saying– 10:01 am — Newports receiver got 4-6 inch sardines

working south of the 34 line ( below SD a few kelps but slow so far-

No love, popping all over the place– baiting em’ throwing some chum– 5 shy of the 277

Couple boats 1/2 way from the 302 to the Coronado Islands- said it looks good there for tunas but they hadn’t caught any heading back to the islands to catche something– others ask “anyone fishing the Avalon Bank— — was there an hour ago– dead– 11:15am

Reminder– if your off Catalina’s East end 152 spot– should be some dorado or tunas hanging around the FAD check it out!

It was placed about two s ago, when we visited it was holding a lot of bait. Its positioned at 50′ below the surface and the #’s are 33 14.442N / 118 10.874W This Fad was placed for everyone to use. Would appreciate any reports you might get back. Thanks Pete & Denise Foxi Lady (send to JD’s)

Sept 1st 2016the month of August 2016 has passed into history

Light drizzle w/ overcast skies- wind S/W 2- 5 knts seas calm

nice looking water- slow fishing–

we haven seen any of the yellowfin– spot to spots of those smaller bluefin, we’re looking for the yellowfin– think we might have hooked one fish here now– their under the boat– nice weather here inside the lee of Clemente-11:58

inside the 209 couple of boils going couldn’t get them to go– 12: 12pm

one more on the tuna and a couple more dorado from a kelp– thats it–

he said — if you coming up on those tunas– go slow and thros

saw one jumper, did that go off up there —- — — -we’re- heading towards the 182 deep water– saw one jumper earler there’s sigh of fish here we’re waiting for the tide– good luck–

Quiet on the water today- overcast for most of the day-

Yummy Flyers, Boston Fishing Kites and Afto Kite release clips — all in stock- get ready for the weekend– call to reserve yours today– 1 800 660 5030- JD

Among the events of this month will be the continuation of the Great Marlin Race, Excerpts from this mornings E Mail from Bob and Sally K. , IGFA’s Great Marlin Race……a citizen science project to better understand billfish behavior and migrations will once again be held during the 35th Master Angler Billfish Tournament in September. During last year’s MABT-IGMR two Striped marlin caught in southern California waters migrated west (instead of south), and their tags popped-up a couple hundred miles north-east of Oahu, Hawaii. This migration behavior has not been previously observed for Striped marlin. During this year’s Master Angler Billfish Tournament, we hope to sponsor a satellite tag to be deployed on a Striped Marlin aboard our boat, Royal Slam. If you are able to help support this undertaking, a contribution in any amount would be greatly appreciated. Your donation to the International Game Fish Association is tax deductible. You will receive an acknowledgment letter from IGFA that can be used for tax purposes. You can make a donation at the Crowdrise secure website www.crowdrise.com/2016MABTIGMR or send your contribution directly to IGFA, Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004 (please note “2016 MABT-IGMR” on your check) Our sincere thanks for considering this important research project to help ensure the long-term survival of billfish worldwide. Warm personal regards, Bob & Sally Kurz

Congratulations to The John & Donna Crean Foundation and Team Bounder on behalf of Los Pescadores in memory of Captain Ron “What’s the Bottom Line” Johnson for winning the Balboa, USA 2015 IGMR!

August the 31th 2016-———

He said he’s stopped on three bunches of fish but no bites 42/ 36 his buddy having spent 2 1/2 on a 100lb Bluefin with 40lb tackle– at least he got the bite– long battle– weather overcast light 1/4 mile fog early in the morning hours- wind slight from the S/W light eddy- offshore a little breazy off the 277

we found one good kelp behind us-– dorado and yellowtails– 10:30

2 east of the 181 said to be holding fish-

Local water temps from 60 to 76 degrees,

40 over 51 the one kelp we found all day– some smaller yellowfin inside from there– 11:55

“““““““ we seeing a bit- seems like every time I get near you– you get bit– maybe you’ll throw me a few bones to come over again– naw just luck– we hung one- lost it— few boats starting to leave–kicking out their bait out from under them– that’s what all that commotions is over there– thanks– go get one

PP says they just got into them about an hour ago 3:54am

Relentless lost his after a 38 minute battle- live mackerel- 11 am 43 bank

late afternoon bite on the tunas—

E-Mail this afternoon– big fish!

JD Fished Monday Tuesday on the Southern Way, Had 3 fish on the kite This one taped out at 54×78.5 ( approx 233) The others were 133/150

Captain Rob Petrina M.V. Southern Way

———————–August the 30th 2016-——— It works again !- JD –

43 says its 73.5 and quiet- —– seas still have a west swell and light s/w wind chop- sloppy outsie calmer inside

Weather forecasting for this coming week looks like we’ll have those morning eddies from the S/W and afternoon west winds inner waters calmer than outer waters-

What’s you get it on 40lb test and drifting–

The tuna fleet out of SD were still concentrated off the SouthWest end of Clemente Island- two little 81and a 86 fathom spots and that shelf that extends off the island-some anchored up others drifting– lumpy seas wrapping aropund from the outside

Playing Chicken– with the Navy– Captains says—we’ll stick it out till they kick us out formually— sportboats and privates fishing in the active Navy excerises–

a better directions would be to go into the lee/ frontside of the island where it’s open and slow troll mackerals for the yellows-

wind backed off-kite fishing slacked off wind picked up so did the kite fishing-

better sized fish under the birds and a few kelps in the area– fish up 2:30 Slack tide today– 2:40pm

not much said on the radio today that I heard- maybe a marlin off the East end and some marlin seen somewhere- spots of tuna from the border corner totowards Clemente and westwards waters warming—

Tropical Weather…LESTER CONTINUES WESTWARD ACROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN..two more lows developing off Mex

-WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL PREVAIL THROUGH WEDNESDAY

. SunWind 10 kt…b W 10 kt . Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 7 seconds and S 2 to 3 ft at 12 seconds.

Bluefin Tuna Catch em with a Boston Fishing Kite and rigged bait or Yummmy Flyer. KITES IN STOCK waiting for more yummys-

Call 1-800 660 -5030 JD’s Tackle

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———————–August the 28th 2016———-

Hazy blue sky this AM light west at 4-knts- seas good with light wind chop

Word come back from the marlin grounds— still a scattering of fish found off the West end of Catalina Island as that Outer Santa Barbara Channel flows up into the Santa Monica Basin- along the northern end of the Catalina Escarpment and subsequent banks of the 125, 175 and the 172 fathom spots, meatballs of bait in that upwelled water– a few tailers a sleeper and a Swordfish or two spotted hooked fought lost. The T/C’s Linen On had fish caught and released on 6 thread lines and their Benefit event had several fish released-Lots of funds raised for the local Avalon charities –

lots of boats– few fish

We’ve got a Nat Gego going on– dorado small tunas everywhere, we’re about a mile west of where we last left you 25/50 11:09am

Yellowtail— they’re up busting— all the way from here to the quary 11:30am

————— Sat’s Reports ——————

Nice calm morning- gray sky- wind expected from the west later on

Enjoyable radio talk this AM- Boats working the 181 and to Clemente and beyond- SD LR boats due south of China Pt/ Clemente island 8-10 miles below the island- 81 fathom spot

got two on the boat and were hanging —

We just had two blow up fifteen feet from the boats– our baits are out 150 ft!– — got to go— 10:31am

We were 0 for 5 –no sticked em’- there were two- three fish we baited between the two boats, one came in on the jigs– 34 up- –how you doin— — — –— good to know there’s something up there thanks-– we’ll stick it out here working this klitte zone maybe 2 mile, there fish fish here— we’re at 33 up and 43 out 11:56am

40 to 50 stuff we’ve got 4 or 5 in the box– we were headed into church rock — but got stopped–

Most of the fleet was 7 off the Head were were 3- SW from there, spend most of the day into tuna light line kept us busy– bunch of hamerheads-

213.6 lb Pacific Bluefin Tuna on 30 lb test line– Tom P’s pending World Record– nice catch -what next?

we still got the black and white stripe on us — wandering out west here–

by the 4 pm hour wind from the west had become apparent– tomorrow am much better-

fishing off Clemete they struggled to get a bite – metered many– no luck- then tried chunks- instant bite!

—————— Fridays Reports ———————

Light Southeast wind this am- a little wind chop with it– seas fair – broken overcast-

The tuna fleet spread out, some drifting with live baits or chunking- others hopeful with a rigged yummy flying fish lure or baits drug off a kite skipping along at 5-6 knts -The fleets of long range SD boats centered along the Clamente Canyon East of the Head by 5- 10 miles and the marlin fleet still absent from the reports –

Request for the fish weight formula again L x G (squared) divided by 800 = weight –JD’s has a free fish weight chart – ask for one when ypu drop by the shop-

yea we got another one hanging-– 11:22am- the past hour west of the 181 boats has activities going on– tide change–

Just got a bite now– 11:25

Boat with the blue top on the 43— stop— stop!— you’ve got our yummy!

47/ 16 reports of yellowfin near Clemente is

driftin with 4 oz sinkers rubberbanded 60- 100 ft down- also flylined baits- had 60-70yf

marlin were up in the jigs and ate a dropback bait– aslo feedes off the end of the island Cat- so there’s a few marlins still around– ot sure up north?

got another one — on the flatfall 200 gram dropped it 200 ft deep- this bait fish we’ve been on for an hour is a good fish– 2:09 pulled the hook and flatfall lure chewed the the leader off- lost em’ both– sounds like fish stories!

Afternoon call from Tom P. Hana Paa~ the goal had been to try for one of these Pacific Bluefin Tuna World Records on light tackle– the 30 lb. World Record—as time, weather, tackle and fish would allow– smaller fish toyed with him, the yellowfin tunas were good practice and then the weather- she blew up and was nasty- apparently those bigger Bluefin felt more at ease in the rough surface conditions– Their first quality fish took half the line– we had spooled up two Shimino TLD 50W’s with 1,000 yards each of IGFA 30 (testing 29lb) test line. The added line welcomed in the long distance kite fishing. The first fish took half their line before it broke off . Glad they had a second back up reel and out it went with the Yummy —- it too soon was taken by one of the bigger Bluefin and the battle began- “Rougher than Cob”, Putting that stern to the advancing wind and waves was testing the lines strength,Tom had to work his way up to the bow to stay up with the fish, their Sea Keeper kept them in fighting position and they were able to get the fish to the boat and aboard , a pending 30 world record, over 200 they say Photos to follow tomorrow

They say it was quiet marlin fishing up north– a couple of marlin hooked mid late in the day-

beautiful day on the water

—————- Thursday’s Reports ——————–

Today has the Tuna Club of Avalon hosting their Linen One tournament, old fashion tackle– wood or bamboo rods, reels of pre war era and using linen fishing lines, marlin and tunas their goal-– to catch one of these fish on the old tackle is a lifetime achievement, tomorrow they can use their dacron fishing lines and regular rods and reels for the Benefit tournament which support worthy caused in Avalon– Best of luck to them all-

43 on the yummy he was saying 150 lber in the boat– on the yummy– kite -50W- 100 lb line took us a hour– Longfin 12:58pm

limited supply of Yummes (Sold out) and Kites arrived today– JD

Bumpy seas offshore – weather has that hazy wind look too it-

no word from up north marlin grounds and the tuna grounds where having a go at the yellowfins– 2:30

others say they got gotten bluefin but no yellowfin– general area north of the 43 holding fish-

Afternoon early evening the southwind backed off- became overcast again and seas smoothed out – spoke to Vintage– of the T/C – he had not heard from the boats out west either not sure the results of todays catches– they had a marlin up 2 inside the A Bank feeder

Clemente island looks to be open Fri, Sat and Sunday and from the AIS- LR sportboats out of SD were fishing just East of the Head several miles for tunas this evening–

—-Sold out of Yummys still have a couple of kites left- more on their way–

Tropical Weather-LESTER EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN…only gradually through 72 hours.

-WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL PREVAIL THROUGH WEDNESDAY

TodayWind SE 10 kt… SW afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 7 sec and S 2 ft at 14 seco. TonightWind 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 7 sends and S 2 ft at 13 sec. SatWind variable 10 kt.. W 10 to 15 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 2 ft at 7 sec and S 2 ft at 13 sec. Sat NightWind NW 10 kt10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft . Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 7 sec and S 2 to 3 ft at 12 secs. SunWind 10 kt…b W 10 kt . Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 7 seconds and S 2 to 3 ft at 12 seconds.

Bluefin Tuna Catch em with a
Boston Fishing Kite and rigged bait or Yummmy Flyer. KITES IN STOCK waiting for more yummys-

Call 1-800 660 -5030 JD’s Tackle

JD’s Tip– safty pin on a simple balloon on the back of the kite– helps keep it afloat!

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———————–August the 26th – — 2016

Light Southeast wind this am- a little wind chop with it– seas fair – broken overcast-

The tuna fleet spread out, some drifting with live baits or chunking- others hopeful with a rigged yummy flying fish lure or baits drug off a kite skipping along at 5-6 knts -The fleets of long range SD boats centered along the Clamente Canyon East of the Head by 5- 10 miles and the marlin fleet still absent from the reports –

Request for the fish weight formula again L x G (squared) divided by 800 = weight –JD’s has a free fish weight chart – ask for one when ypu drop by the shop-

yea we got another one hanging-– 11:22am- the past hour west of the 181 boats has activities going on– tide change–

Just got a bite now– 11:25

Boat with the blue top on the 43— stop— stop!— you’ve got our yummy!

—————- Thursday’s Reports ——————–

Today has the Tuna Club of Avalon hosting their Linen One tournament, old fashion tackle– wood or bamboo rods, reels of pre war era and using linen fishing lines, marlin and tunas their goal-– to catch one of these fish on the old tackle is a lifetime achievement, tomorrow they can use their dacron fishing lines and regular rods and reels for the Benefit tournament which support worthy caused in Avalon– Best of luck to them all-

43 on the yummy he was saying 150 lber in the boat– on the yummy– kite -50W- 100 lb line took us a hour– Longfin 12:58pm

limited supply of Yummes (Sold out) and Kites arrived today– JD

Bumpy seas offshore – weather has that hazy wind look too it-

no word from up north marlin grounds and the tuna grounds where having a go at the yellowfins– 2:30

others say they got gotten bluefin but no yellowfin– general area north of the 43 holding fish-

Afternoon early evening the southwind backed off- became overcast again and seas smoothed out – spoke to Vintage– of the T/C – he had not heard from the boats out west either not sure the results of todays catches– they had a marlin up 2 inside the A Bank feeder

Clemente island looks to be open Fri, Sat and Sunday and from the AIS- LR sportboats out of SD were fishing just East of the Head several miles for tunas this evening–

—-Sold out of Yummys still have a couple of kites left- more on their way–

Tropical Weather- Stand By- 1. Environmental conditions development a tropical depressin .80 percent 2. A second low pressure located about 400 miles south- southwest of Acapulco, Mexico, conducive for development, Formation chance…high…80 percent

WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY

TueWind variable 10 kt.. W 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 6 secand S 2 ft at 13 seconds. WedWind variable less than 10 kW 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft o. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 6 secand S 1 to 2 ft at 12 sec ThuWind v 10 kt.. W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 1 to 2 ft.FriWind 10 kt… SW 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and S 2 to 3 ft.

Bluefin Tuna Catch em with a
Boston Fishing Kite and rigged bait or Yummmy Flyer. KITES IN STOCK waiting for more yummys-

Call 1-800 660 -5030 JD’s Tackle

JD’s Tip– safty pin on a simple balloon on the back of the kite– helps keep it afloat!

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———————–August the 23 rd – — 2016

Weather nice on the inside greasy smooth light Southeast wind/ calm- a lump on the outside between the two islands,Clemente and Cat– boats out there still hopeful of something-499 and the 172, 9:40am

Get that one on the kite — Matt got hooked up while he was putting out the kite– saye’s hes snagged– nope– Tuna– 10:32am

look like the tuna fleet- sport boats out of SD were fishing about 4- 5 above the 43— 32:34 / 118:03 and that general area–

Tapes out to 239 lbs — nice one! 11:01am-– fish formula based off a sphere football shaped configuration ( tuna) Weight = Length (bottom of jaw to center fork of tail, X times the girth ( around the thickest point) divided / by the number 800

I threw a bunch of bait while we were fighting this one and they came up big time– we got bit yesterday mid day two good bites-

Neal– we just put one on the boat about a 100, thanks we just had a blow up ourselves on the yummy- saw some marks – we’re outside the fleet so we’ll pound it for a while

we’re still seeing sonar scratches-all around here— threw some bait on it— never had anything come up– we might drift southwest where there were all those yellowfin– – holly s– big schools marking stand by– I’ve got to go— 11:44

We’ve been sitting here watching the big fish blow up right behind the Ranger 85- 12:31pm

He said between the 289 and the 277- basically 03/ and 03, 03/ 04 seeing lots of tunas but getting them to take something was the problem– gluck 2:44pm

E-Mail this morning- Ken from Kens custom reel in Oceanside ……. testing one of his reels out yesterday. Caught US waters on the Real Nice and Easy.

Tropical Weather- Stand By–

WEAK TO MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY

TodayWind less than 10 kt..bW 10 k afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 11 seconds and S 2 to 3 ft at 14 sec .TueWind variable 10 kt.. W 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. Mixed swell W 2 ft at 6 secand S 2 ft at 13 seconds.WedWind variable less than 10 kW 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft o. Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft at 6 secand S 1 to 2 ft at 12 secThuWind v 10 kt.. W 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft Mixed swell W 2 to 3 ft and S 1 to 2 ft. FriWind 10 kt… SW 10 kt afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft and S 2 to 3 ft.

Bluefin Tuna Catch em with a
Boston Fishing Kite and rigged bait or Yummmy Flyer. KITES IN STOCK waiting for more yummys-

Call 1-800 660 -5030 JD’s Tackle

JD’s Tip– safty pin on a simple balloon on the back of the kite– helps keep it afloat!

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———————–August the 22nd – — 2016

At least it’s a light south wind this morning, light overcast and hazy marine sky on the water– seas good and comfortable-

There’s some big boys around– sonar marks have them scattered–lot’s of boats — not as bad as yesterday- we’re 1 for 2– one 80lb yellowfin— we were surrounded eariler everyone had one or two– they’re here we’re sticking it out– hopefully for a bite- time of day thing– tides soon to change

We’re 2 for 2 both smaller fish 50 lb ers–

They’re biting 40 fluro good. anything heaver and they just not hitting it– we’ve boated 4 so far– drifting since dawn!-

tuna fishers doing fair to well w/ baits/ chunks and flatfall’s lures–

Tailer seen on the 14 earlier this morning and there were some tails and dorado’s 267/ 209 kelps and below–

Using light tackle 40lb– hour and a half– Im guessing about 150 if we can get this last one in the boat–

they all over the boat– jumping all over– should be good here this evening- this weather is amazing– we’re getting back on the deck – good luck- 12:28pm

We’ll we got one—– where’d you go up or down— up-– we didnt do so well down here–didnt look all that good- had a couple chances this morning and that was it for us– we were one for two now were going for a really big one.

Good customar of ours ran to the 14– tacked down to the 267- out to the 209 and back again to Newport– cooler water some small chewed up looking kelps that were not holding water 67-69 degrees fair not much bait metered-

best weather we’ve had for the past two weeks- hope it holds– San Clemente Island closed thursday, open Fri Sat and Sunday!

Tropical Weather- Stand By–…TROPICAL STORM KAY JOGS TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST……-!

WEAK ONSHORE FLOW WILL PREVAIL THROUGH TUE.

SunWind NW 10 to 15 kt. Gusts to 20 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or 3 ft in the afternoon. Mixed swell W 1 to 2 ft at 12 seconds and S 3 to 4 ft at 14 seconds.

Bluefin Tuna Catch em with a
Boston Fishing Kite and rigged bait or Yummmy Flyer. KITES IN STOCK waiting for more yummys-

Call 1-800 660 -5030 JD’s Tackle

JD’s Tip– safty pin on a simple balloon on the back of the kite– helps keep it afloat!

jdsbiggame@aol.com

———————–August the 21st – — 2016

light wind from the south light marine haze on the water– hot inland–

Water’s cooling off –

You see any of the Risos on the way down–no–

Weather forecasted on the marlin grounds to get a bit more grumpier than yesterday-– boats up there now say it’s not bad – give it a couple more hours

We’re off the East end– water looked good there–

Late yesterday afternoon–– ” got one 90 lber today– you get it on the kite– yep-on the yummy — going stick it out here till sunset– look for a school and fish the night with the flatfalls, you all by yourself– yea and I must have climbed this ladder a 100 times today fishin with that kite!-

Fished the 17 for nothing so far— water temps cooler– one boat had 6 bites there the day before, yesterday the whole fleet that was there and didn’t have 6 bites and not much today-— looks like the wind knocked it down – seems like it’s fizzling out each day now–

they’re munching on something- — killer whales — they’re mowing down something — big mass of stained water– eat well– 11:32am

How you doing-– one big dorado yesterday nothing so far today we’re about a mile inside you– — we’ve got two so far– one about 120 the other 140 — so far– and there’s stuff to look at on the machine– they’re here–

——————————– Sat’s Reports ———————-

Wind light early on from the west- water and air have a feeling of coolness to it– Like the guy said eariler on the AM radio show– feels like Fall already–

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Pacific Bluefin World Record (pending) coming into the BAC this afternoon-the fish at 221.5 lbs—an 50lb IGFA Record— using qualified line breaking just under (24 kg = 52.91lbs) the fish was more than 4 times the line strength– Fishing the Yummy Flyer w/ Boston Kite, letting the flying fish skip and fly off the water similar to a natural flyer trying to escape– it escaped three times, each time the tuna leaping after the rigged yummy, the forth time clear out of the water he got it- and Tom got the tuna– congrats—- JD

radio checks

We’re flying a kite— fpr the past two hours nothing for us lately- but Danny got bit twice –Dropping flatfalls at greylight- right next to that fleet-

Sitting and soaking for nothing–

Lots of coverage today— boats spread out from the Osborn- 499- 267 (outer) 711 down to the Mackerel Bank, 289, the Ridge , 43, the 302 and everything in between a scratch at the Yellowfin tunas from small to large in the southern waters a scratch the at the bluefins small and large middle grounds and stripers in the northern waters–

Slack mid day tide came and went– by a hour– then reports of marlin being hooked, tuna up and generally more radio fish reports 1:12pm

Haven’t seen anything-no knockdown– we’ll keep looking looking, We got one earlier— where was that--125 –

We were a little closer to the island we’ve had like five bites–pulled the hook on that last one– — it’s quiete down thse past twenty minutes– 2:27pm

anything on that kelp– nope they’re bleak for some reason!

Tracy– you see anything more up there–seems like the winds backed off a bit– there were about 5 bites –they came up on the plastics would’ld eat a dropback and haven’t seen anything else since– 04

6 or 8 fish caught down here today— we figgered it’s be busy up there– so we came down here- (Osborn)- busy here too- how’d you do yesterday— 3 for 6 yesterday not so good today—-

Windy— wind building-3:20

Sportfishing clashes with tuna seiners –– getting a little tight these days-

We just put on a 200 lber tuna- 3:59pm

Sounded like there was a show on the marlin up north — up for only a short time in several locations– must be the tidal duration time .

we were 6 for 8 looked at a lot of fish there– you you could make a day of it there–43

windy– some boat made it up to the Channel islands for anchorage tonight- others to SBI and Clemente long days on the water–

102 Whale checks this afternoon-— tells you something about the abundance of bait here along the coastline-