|Been lagging on the blog and going to have to really get creative to hit the 365 mark and live up to the 365 days, 365 blogs title.
Guess what? We're busy putting the paper out the door for the week, so today's blog is some snippets from the most worthy fish reports/chunks of Tackle Room column in the next issue. You can get the rest in the paper.
Greg Ewart at Ventura Sportfishing called WON Monday morning to pass along a picture and report that the Pacific Dawn had over 20 big seabass to go with 8 halibut by 11:15 a.m., with a pair of the halibut going over 50 pounds!
A mixing pot of offshore targets have pushed in as close as overnight range of San Diego, as bluefin tuna and yellowfin tuna to go with kelp paddy yellowtail and the first dorado hits of the season treated offshore anglers—at least those on the right trips—to some fun fishing on what is a good grade on everything.
The best bluefin fishing has been for the long range and multi-day trips from 2 ½-days on up, but the first overnights scores of the year, like the Ocean Odyssey’s 55 bluefin, 12 yellowtail and 1 dorado on an overnight out of H&M Landing shows the potential of the trips that connect (warning: there were some single digit misses as well). And then there’s some exotic prospects, as seen by the Condor posting 22 dorado, 10 bluefin and 30 yellowtail out of Fisherman’s Landing with 34 anglers on a trip that returned Friday.
The multi-day runs have been the ones that really pop out of the counts. Like Bradley Phillips on the First String putting his 3-day anglers on 139 bluefin, 1 skipjack, 70 yellows and 7 dorado for the trip that returned to H&M Sunday night. Seaforth’s big multi-day score was a 3-day on the Pacific Voyager that nailed 106 bluefin, 2 yellowfin, 34 yellowtail and 8 dorado and returned Friday.
And now for a pic. Here's one of the more incredible halibut of the year. Debra Manning and is flanked by New Hustler skipper Chris Volaski, right, her man Shawn Hawley, left, and the crew of the New Hustler with her 58-pound Channel Islands halibut.