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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!
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!
Lobster season officially opened September 28th.. and guys are already reporting great hoop netting locally and at the islands! Load up on those salmon heads! And don’t forget to fill out your lobster cards before your hoop nets hit the bottom! Good luck, and keep sending us those reports!
We received a good report this morning that the backside of Clemente is heating up. The bigger grade of bluefin are back on the chew as we come off the full moon. The hot ticket was fishing the kite using a dead flyer.. the action really picked up after 5pm. The beast weighed in at 280lb, congrats!
Below Newport harbor at the #2 spot the calico bite is red hot! If you can get some anchovies your set. But their also inhaling the artificial and the larger dines.. you’ll need to anchor up off the kelp in about 75′ of water… make sure to get a chum line started to draw them in and keep’em around.
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.