Captains Sam Patella, Brian Kiyohara and Ray Lopez
(619) 223-5414 - Point Loma Sportfishing
Indy Off & Running
“We departed on our Baja Fish Gear 7-day, “ said the report from Independence September 1. “Ed Tschernoscha had many great tackle raffles, and give-a-ways. Fishing today was good for us. We chalked up 155 mixed fish, tuna and Dorado, with some of the tuna 45 to 50 lbs., and some school size as well. The weather was not perfect like the last month, but good enough. We are going to try something different for tomorrow, so please wish us luck.”
Captains Mark Pisano, Paul Strasser, Jeff DeBuys
(619) 226-6006 - Point Loma Sportfishing
“We returned this morning from our Catchy Tackle nine-day trip with a great catch of mixed fish,” said the report for September 1. “We would like to thank Wayne Martin for a wonderful group he has put together again. Jackpot winners are:
1st Place...William Parsons with a 90.2 lb. Yellowfin Tuna
2nd Place...Rick Royal with a 74.1 lb. Yellowfin Tuna
3rd Place Mike O'Donnell with a 71.5 lb. Yellowfin Tuna.
“After replenishing our supplies we departed on our Anglers Choice 8 day and we will report back soon.”
Captain Kevin Osborne
(887) 686-7827 - Point Loma Sportfishing
Tax Man Returns
“Weather today was just gorgeous” observed the report from Royal Polaris September 1, “with flat seas, clear skies. It was on the warm side, but that was the only thing that was warm at Alijos. We manage to catch a handful of Wahoo, Yellowtail, and a few small Yellowfin tuna. All. the larger fish we hooked, the tax-man (sharks) would just take them away. We are now headed to the beach, and try our luck there. Our water temp is 77.50 degrees, and our bait is ok for now.”
Captains Frank LoPreste, Roy Rose
(619) 226-8030 - Fisherman’s Landing
“No big bonanza to report here today,” said the report from Royal Star September 1, “though we covered some very interesting ground that did ultimately yield a small portion of what we were looking for. One afternoon round on the 30 to 40-pound class bluefin got the adrenaline flowing but the rush, and production, was short lived. It was a great show however and at the very least demonstrated that we are in the game, and the worthiness of the quarry.
“Less that ideal weather and a lack of fish for it prompted a change of plans for tomorrow as we spend at least a day or two on the inside targeting quality yellowtail before resuming the offshore pursuit of the bigger yellowfin and bluefin tuna. With time on our side and improving weather in the forecast our strategy will follow where conditions and fishing lead.”
Captains Tim Ekstrom, Randy Toussaint and Brian Sims
(619) 224-4764 - Fisherman’s Landing
Rain Cools Cape
“The East Cape had rain again this week,” reported Rancho Leonero (http://www.rancholeonero.com/fishreport.html) September 2.” It is cooler than normal. Baja Sur is beautiful right now, very tropical, very green. Good fishing again all week. An on and off tuna bite, mixed with wide -pen Dorado fishing, lots of Sailfish and stellar inshore fishing. The fishing this week was very similar to all of August. Limits of schooling sized Dorado for all anglers again this week. The Yellowfin have been spread, with most fish being taken outside under Porpoise. Not as consistent tuna fishing as we'd like, three good days last week. Boats spending any time at all fishing for Sailfish are having luck, lots of sails around. Inside not much fishing pressure, big Roosterfish and Pargo very active again this week.
“Dorado- The schooling fish are very close inshore, just south of the light house off Rincon. In the same area that was producing Pompano earlier in the season. Average fish around 7 to 10 pounds, lots released. Bigger bulls again this week mixed with the schools and outside on marlin lures.
“Yellowfin- Still not as consistent as we'd like. Three good tuna fishing days this past week. Most of the tuna were under Porpoise outside Mostly football sized. Some big fish to 100#'s were taken much closer to the beach off the lighthouse and just outside Pulmo Park. Trolled Cedar plugs, hoochies and live sardine working.
“Billfish- A couple of big Blues released this week. By far Sailfish are the most abundant billfish. Lots around, all anglers targeting billfish are releasing at least one. Both inside and outside, very spread, lots around.
Inshore- Light pressure this week. Big Roosterfish and Pargo again this week. Fifty-pound Gallos are common.”
La Paz Has Dorado, Roosters, Marlin
“As far as fishing was concerned,” reported Jonathan Roldan (http://fishreport.jonathanroldan.com) for the week ending September 2, “it wasn’t off-the-charts or up to normal fishing standards for this time of year. But, we were still able to fish and there were some decent to very good fishing days. Dorado were our bread-and-butter fish for both of our La Paz and Las Arenas fleets with larger fish being caught by our La Paz fleet, but more variety and roosterfish bolstering the catch for our Las Arenas anglers.
“The dorado were averaging about 15-20 pounds on the high-side, but every day we had fish in the 30 pound class and many larger that got away. Roosters were under 30 pounds, but there were some good schools of them. As well, we had some decent hook up on sailfish and striped marlin this week as well.
“I know everyone want to know where the tuna are, but so far, nothing showing up, but this is prime time for tuna so we have our fingers crossed. Same for wahoo. They’re just kinda scarce this season.”