Captains Sam Patella, Brian Kiyohara and Ray Lopez
(619) 223-5414 - Point Loma Sportfishing
“We had very good wahoo fishing today down here in the lower zone,” wrote Excel skipper Justin Fleck May 29. “The sign of fish here is still incredible. After getting our wahoo fix, we turned our attention toward tuna for the afternoon. I can't say that I see giant schools of tuna around but I do see enough sign to hopefully make a nice catch. Unfortunately there are a lot of sharks around and they took more than their fare share from us today. Tomorrow we will concentrate on tuna for most of the day and see if we can't have better luck staying away from the sharks.”
Captains Justin Fleck and Mike Ramirez
(619) 223-7493 - Fisherman’s Landing
“Not a lot,” noted Royal Star skipper Tim Ekstrom May 29, “and no occasion for colossal celebration, but we are thrilled nevertheless; in light of the conditions and none that we landed yesterday this was a pleasant change. Ten of the hearty, 50 to 80-pound yellowfin were boated and a couple of others that came in at 33 and 45 pounds. Between that, the inevitable ones that got away, and steady yellowtail fishing to fill in the gaps it was another fine day of fishing and catching.
“Needless to say we are settled in for now planning to make one more go of it before beginning the necessary push north to scour the offshore grounds. If the weather cooperates we're feeling optimisitc about our chosen area of searching. If not we'll charge and endure but implement plan B accordingly. Photos today first feature long time Royal Star angler Bob Furman who nailed two of these fine tuna today, one under the kite, and one on the traditional flyline.”
Captains Tim Ekstrom, Randy Toussaint and Brian Sims
(619) 224-4764 - Fisherman’s Landing
Ken Cirks, well-known long ranger and striped bass angler, has been fishing white seabass recently in the local area known by sportboat anglers as “Dolly,” because of the two domes of the nuclear plant.
“Just passing on a photo,” said Ken, “of one of the fish we have been catching off San Onofre. I have more pictures also. I caught the fish on 6/0 Mustad BLN 92677s using live squid we made on the spot, fishing from my 22 bay Ranger.”