We had several reports come in about the bluefin action that popped up for a few days off of Newport that brought in some decent grade fish that wanted to bite!
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This year has been off the hook for swordfish.. some of the biggest numbers caught since the Zane Grey days. Guys are getting them on the deep drop & baiting them up on the surface. A couple of hot spots have been the East end of Catalina and the 9 mile bank.
Charlie had a good day earlier this month bagging 3.
Nice work Charles! Keep sending in those reports.. and good luck!
This weekend lots of reports were coming in.. yellows are biting at the East & West ends of the island… and all points in between.
Rob Kirnbauer sent in a report of a decent grade of yellows being caught at the West end.
6 out of 9 tails we’re on the iron.. great score!
Look for up hill current. Keep sending in those reports, thanks guys!
Reports are coming in that the Island has been producing some good size yellows, averaging 15# to 20# with the occasional 30 pounder in the mix.. the hot ticket is live squid, but they’ll come up and bite on finbait.. your best bet is fly-lining a 30# top shot and live squid. Good luck out there, and keep sending us those reports.
March 1st rockfish season opener. New Depth restriction is now 450 feet (75 fathoms) with some exceptions. The Cow Cod Conservation areas has the max depth of 240 feet instead of 120 feet. Always check the regs before going out. Current California Ocean Recreational Fishing Regulations 34°27 N. Latitude (Point Conception, Santa Barbara County) to the U.S. – Mexico Border.