Captains Sam Patella, Brian Kiyohara and Ray Lopez
(619) 223-5414 - Point Loma Sportfishing
“It's hot down here -- wicked hot,” said the report from Polaris Supreme September 2. “The bronzing was epic today. Charlie Middleton and Drew even got in on the action. Just kidding. Bottom line, the weather was excellent today but we could've used about five more knots of wind not only for some circulation but to carry the kite out as well. Anyhow, our fishing was a little on the slow side but it was to be expected with the south swell that rolled through here and threw things off a bit. We trolled up some wahoo today and managed to land a few fish on various artificials and a few on live bait as well. The sign of tuna here wasn't anything to write home about this morning but in the afternoon, we rolled up to a spot of jumpers, kicked the anchor over, and proceeded to hook and land a few in the 40 to 80-pound range. We did have our shark casualties today but we're hopeful that if we can get a few more fish hooked, we'll keep the sharks spread out and land a few more.”
Captains Tommy Rothery and Drew Henderson
(619) 390-7890 - Fisherman’s Landing
Bang & Ben Gay
“Our day started out with a bang,” reported Royal Polaris September 2. “We had excellent fishing all day long. We caught Yellowfin, Bluefin, Dorado, Pargo, Grouper, Yellowtail. It was a fun-filled day of fishing. All of our passengers went to bed with sore muscles and the smell of Ben Gay was in the air. After dinner we made a tank of bait and then it was good night to all. We will give this area another day, then decide what to do next.
“As far as weather, it was hot, humid, and clear skies. But wait, at 17:00 hours our great weather change. We had 25 to 30-knot winds ans rain and that didn't stop our passengers from pulling on fish. The harder it rained, the better the fish bit. After about an hour of rain and wind, it went back to being pleasant for all aboard.”
Captains Frank LoPreste, Roy Rose
(619) 226-8030 - Fisherman’s Landing
“No big bonanza to report here today,” wrote Tim Ekstrom for Royal Star September 2, “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