As the local saltwater temperature finally broke into the normal 70 degere summer range for the first time this season, the local offshore fishing also picked up signicantly on Wednesday. Things are really looking up heading into the coming weekend for the summer season to get rolling.
Just yesterday it was as if someone flipped a switch in many areas. Two overnight boats out of Seaforth Landing - The Endeavor and Pride - got limits and near limits on bluefin tuna. Overnight means close to home and in private boat range.
The Sum Fun out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing ventured offshore on a paddy hopping exploratory trip and ended up with a couple dorado, and lost a few more.
The 3/4 day and overnight boats fishing Catalina Island from all the local landings on Wednesday also showed better counts with an increased number of Calico bass and most boats also managed a few white seabass. The Long Beach Sportfishing 3/4 fleet targeted the barracuda and were getting between 3-5 per angler.
Up at Channel Islands Sportfishing the great fishing continued to roll as 7 boats were out fishing full day or overnight trips. Almost every boat had a few white seabass in the counts, and many had great numbers of both Calico ( Kelp ) bass and /or rockfish.
Summer fishing is finally here and it's time to get out and do some local surface fishing. Let the games begin !