The Pacific Coast Sportfishing Channel


Local Yellowfin Action Picks Up!!!

Guys, forget about football this weekend. The local YFT bite is epic. It has not been this good in years. Tuna -- literally --- everywhere! From the 14 mile bank to the 277 you will see them boiling … read more


Bluefin Potentially Off Limits

According to a San Diego Tribune article written by Deborah Sullivan Brennan,  Pacific bluefin tuna could be off limits for U.S. fishermen if federal scientists agree to protect the fish under the … [Read More...]


Ballyhoo Pay the “Bills”

I love marlin fishing. There is something about sitting in a fighting chair with a fresh cup of hot coffee in the early morning hours over a calm, glassy sea. The sun’s rays cast a warm glow to all … read more

Aboard A Long Ranger: What to Expect of a Trip

Your time aboard a long-range boat isn’t like it is on a day boat. No, sir. First and best, you’ll sleep in a stateroom with one or two other anglers, not in bunk-room racks with 30 or more. When you … read more


So the first wahoo are starting to be caught in our local waters. A Marauder (or similar style bait) seems to be a part of every sportboat’s spread while trolling the tuna grounds. A few boats are … read more


Dream Trip Aboard the Intrepid

A possible to top the fishability, crew, sea worthiness and meals of that served up aboard the 116-foot Intrepid. Pacific Coast Sportfishing magazine was invited to spend eight days this past summer aboard the Intrepid with the opportunity to fish a number of hot spots along Baja’s majestic coastline. With Mexican limits of yellowtail and […]

A Boys’ Trip to Sitka

Sitka has been a destination that holds a special place in my heart since the first moment I laid eyes on it. I can remember my first landing at the airport, where the Pacific Ocean engulfs both sides of the landing strip. Of course, the fact that it has some of the world’s best salmon […]


Boat Tech

FLIR AX8 Thermal: Engine Room Monitoring Boaters can gain an entirely new view of their vessel’s mechanical systems with the FLIR AX8 marine thermal monitoring system. Combining thermal and visible cameras in a small, affordable package, the AX8 integrates with Raymarine MFDs to keep a watchful eye on such critical equipment as engines, exhaust manifolds and […]

Towers and Rocket Launchers

Part of the joy and part of the pain of outfitting a new boat is figuring out how to best organize everything you’re going to need to navigate, communicate, find fish, operate the fishing gear, handle fish, process and store fish as well as stow food, drinks, jackets, tackle boxes and lots of other stuff. […]

Interview with Daniel Spencer on the new 62′

The Miami Boat Show is the best in the world. There are literally miles of the finest sportfishing machines ever built. Imagine a row of 50 yachts all lined up–boats that just scream blue marlin fishing! Then cross over to the next dock and see another row of 50 in the same class or even […]