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New Humminbird 597ci HD DI Imaging Sonar GPS

26 Apr 2011
New from Humminbird the 597ci HD DI Down Imaging Sonar and GPS unit.  Dual beam sonar, 50 channel internal GPS plotter, LED backlit display and quick release tilt and mounting bracket.  5" Diagonal display.  Shipping now and only $649.99 Order yours today: Humminbird 597ci HD DI [Read more]

Shimano Waxwing Species Kits

26 Apr 2011
Confused about which Shimano Waxwing Jig to throw? Shimano's field test staff fishing Southern California and Mexico have put together 3 species specific kits for Calico Bass, Yellowtail and Albacore.  Matching the perfect size and colors for the intended target.  For optimum performance fish the Waxwing Jig on the Shimano Terez Waxwing rod with a Shimano Trinidad casting or Shimano Stella Spinning Reel.  Starting at $53.99 and each kit includes a FREE instructional DVD from Shimano. Get yours now: [Read more]

Fresh Load of Squid in Newport

24 May 2011
San Pedro Bait delivered a fresh load of live squid this morning.  They also have Anchovies and Sardines available.  Increasing reports of White Sea Bass and Thresher Sharks along the coast.  The Yellowtail also bit good today at the Coronado Islands.  Lots of bait around and better water temps than we saw the entire season last year.  Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend and get out on the water. [Read more]

First Albacore of the season hits the deck

30 May 2011
The American Angler caught 2 Albacore today, the first of the season.  239 miles from San Diego, first reports are claiming one jig fish and a following fish on a bait.  17-18# fish.  Weather was reported as unpleasant. [Read more]

SWBA Captain's Meeting & BBQ this Sunday

01 Jun 2011
Come by Anglers Center this Sunday from 2-5 for the Captains Meeting for the Newport Saltwater Bass Anglers tournament.  Going to fire up the BBQ and talk fishing for a few hours. [Read more]

Albacore Update

03 Jun 2011
Received a phone call late last night that in addition to the Albacore school in the 240 mile range there is a "massive" area of fish about 800 miles to the Southwest of San Diego.  This is a good sign for this time of year.  As the Legendary Bill Poole said, "shoot off the fireworks and go catch an Albacore" [Read more]

Bait Report 6-3

03 Jun 2011
Just in time for the weekend the Newport and Long Beach bait receivers got a fresh load of live squid.  They both also have Sardines available.  The White Sea Bass bite at Catalina has had some really good action this week.  Buoyweather.com reports some breeze from the West this afternoon and improving conditions over the next 2 days.  Light & Variable.  As always be sure to check conditions before you head offshore. [Read more]

White Sea Bass & Barracuda

15 Jun 2011
Local sportboats continue to be doing well along the coast on the Barracuda, running in about 15 fathoms of water from the Huntington Flats area south to off the Huntington Beach Power Plant.  Occasional Sea Bass is being caught below the Barracuda.  Good to excellent Sea Bass fishing the past couple of days in the Point Fermin and Rocky Point areas of Palos Verdes.  Some speculate these are the same body of fish that were off Huntington Beach late last week. [Read more]

Bluefin Tuna

15 Jun 2011
The American Angler arrived late yesterday into the zone that has been holding the Bluefin south of San Diego.  Excellent conditions and sign of fish, they slid in on a large school and picked off 71 tuna in this first afternoon of fishing. [Read more]

Bluefin, Etc.

12 Jul 2011
Bluefin tuna are scattered over a large area from below the border to the outside edge of the 9 mile bank, out to the 43 fathom bank, Butterfly Bank, Mushroom, the 60 mile bank and off to the South West.  Received a report from the Albacore Jig Boat fleet that they are working an large area of Albacore at about 300 miles below and outside Pt Loma.  Current conditions are prime for these fish to move up into "local" waters.  The forecast this week is for windy conditions on the outside which will make [Read more]