Weekly Fish Report
½ Day - ¾ Day: The local ½ day boats are producing rockfish, calico bass and sculpin, with a few yellowtail in the mix. The ¾ day boats are mostly concentrating on the ongoing yellowtail bite at the Coronado Islands. There are special ¾ day trips heading offshore for bluefin and yellowfin tuna that have been caught within 20 miles of Point Loma.
1 Day to 2.5 Day: The overnight to 2.5 day trips out of San Diego are concentrating on the offshore banks and the northern Baja coast for yellowtail, rockfish and lingcod. The yellowtail bite south of Ensenada in the cooler plume of water near San Martin Island has improved, with many local operators reporting limits for their clients.
May 17-23 San Diego Dock Totals: 2,299 anglers aboard 94 boats caught 3 halibut, 1 halfmoon, 5 bocaccio, 16 sanddab, 18 sand bass, 166 sculpin, 21 sheephead, 301 calico bass, 11 ocean whitefish, 4,013 rockfish, 38 lingcod, 74 bonito, 69 barracuda, 778 yellowtail, 51 yellowfin tuna and 9 bluefin tuna.
Fresh water: The bass bite remains solid throughout the San Diego reservoirs. Soft jerkbaits and plastic worms are working well. The fish are feeding along the shoreline and suspended off points. Most area lakes are reporting good numbers of bass per angler at about an average of 5 each. Barrett Lake is boasting an amazing 15+ fish per angler this year. The trout bite is all but gone except for Cuyamaca. Along with the good bass fishing, catfish are biting steadily on mackerel and night crawlers and several large redear sunfish have been caught from most area lakes
Whale Report: Blue whale season is closing in and several have been sighted along the northern Baja coast. There is a lot of fry, krill and pelagic crab along the coast and on the offshore banks this year creating good opportunity for sighting a wide range of marine mammals for those venturing out on the water.
Trout Plants: 06/03/15 Cuyamaca (1200)
Catfish Plants: 05/29/15-06/05/15 Santee Lakes (2000)