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Southern California and Baja Longrange Report

January 29, 2010
By Bill Roecker
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“Today's shot shows Jan Abbott and Bruce Lozekar hanging on heavies.”

Bill Roecker for & the San Diego Sportfishing Council

Net Update

January 29, 2010

Copying Cows
Excel skipper Justin Fleck has settled into a good bite on the southern banks. His latest report, dated January 28, shows a good prolonged nibble.
“Pretty much a carbon copy of yesterday here on the lower banks. The tuna showed up at sunrise and stuck with us all day. This is not the kind of fishing where everyone has one on at one time, just a nice steady pick with one to three hanging. We hope we can keep this pace up for a while.”

Took A Look Around
“Slow this morning for us,” reported Royal Star skipper Randy Toussaint January 28, “so we opted to go prospecting in search of greener pastures to no avail.
“We managed to scratch on 40 to 90-pounders this afternoon when we got back to our hotspot to somewhat save the day but had no shots at the bigger fish. We are sitting tight tonight in beautiful weather with high hopes for tomorrow.
“Today's shot shows Jerry Nguyen with a 222-pound yellowfin.”

New White Seabass Record
Tom Pfleger of Newport Beach, founder of PIER and the holder of numerous world records over the years, has earned another. The January-February issue of the IGFA’s International Angler noted Tom’s catch of a 51-pound five-ounce white seabass off La Salin, Mexico (sic) on squid and six-pound line gas won him the line class record for the species.

Half-Day Charter or Overnight?


I found you in the Feb. issue of Sportfishing magazine in Tuna Mas! Great article. Could you please suggest a fishing charter for my 14 yr old son who is an experienced fisherman. We are visiting Oceanside end of May. I am looking for a $400 half day charter, and regarding boats out of San Diego, I do not know anything about them. I would greatly appreciate your trusty advice. Any suggestions, please? 
Many thanks,”
Kate Crady (by email January 28, 2010)

Bill’s Reply
Hi, Kate:
I’ll try to answer your question. Most half-day boats are 60 feet or more, and $400 for one might be less than they’re willing to charge. You could try to charter a smaller boat from San Diego at Fisherman’s Landing, Pt. Loma Sportfishing, H&M or maybe Seaforth Sportfishing. They’re all easily found on the Internet.
Or you could save the money and just buy tickets on a half-day boat in May. They’re usually not too crowded until school gets out in June, although I can’t guarantee it...

I think he might also be able to make two trips aboard overnight boats from San Diego or Oceanside (11 PM to the next evening) for about that much. If yellowtail are biting that might be a good possibility, with bigger fish than are likely on a half-day trip.
I hope this helps,

Kate’s Remark
Thank you for your quick reply!  You are the best!

Bill Roecker owns Oceanic Productions and provides promotional services for the San Diego Sportfishing Council. Be sure to checkout their DVD's.

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