The Proving Grounds Back in the late 1990’s, my buddy introduced me to Mud Marlin fishing (aka Bat Rays). He would tell me stories of fish that he couldn’t stop on 40lb test with the drag buttoned down and tales of 100 pound bat rays flying out of the water during the fight. I love […]
Surf fishing in Southern California for many anglers down here usually involve small bass rods and light line. There are a few who target something a little bigger and badder that swim our surf and can test your tackle as well as your back. For years my friend Don up in LA would try to […]
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Fishing San Diego Bay or Mission Bay from shore can be very productive with a little bit of know-how and a healthy amount of perseverance. When it comes to fishing spots, Google Earth is your best friend. You can fish anywhere you want unless there are No Fishing signs posted. In general, fish relate to […]
Many of these terms are used in our Forum board as well as the articles. This is to aid anglers on common words thrown around the SoCal fishing community. The meanings may vary slightly between anglers and geographic locations, but normally reflects the general definition used. (Please PM Latimeria on the Forum Board if you […]
Lingcod is a member of the greenling family and isn’t the only species of fish on the West Coast to have blue-green meat. Relatives to the Lingcod are the rock greenling and the kelp greenling which are sometimes tinted turquoise like the unrelated cabezon, which shares the same habitat. Lingcod are usually white-hued like halibut […]
Well, the grunion run is about to begin and that means the coast is about to get inundated with a lot of bait and the game fish that follow them. This ranges from sharks and rays to bass and butts. One of the most sought after game during this time is the Shortfin Corvina (Cynoscion […]
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Happy New Year and we are just kicking off the 2019 shark season. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has hit us hard all fall with beach erosion, huge tides, huge surf and lots of floating kelp in the water. We can only hope conditions steady and we can start getting out again to see what monsters are […]
Sevengills and Leopards: Well, it’s been a fairly slow start to the spring shark season, but it finally just started to roll in full speed. It appeared to be a mini “Grinner Gathering” as 4 of us all showed up at the same spot on the same night without any communication. Once you start getting […]
Sharking the OC has been pretty damn good this year. Here TerraFirmaTackle shows off some monster Sevengills he pulled off the beach recently. In years past, it was tough to find or hear of many sharks in the OC, but the guys have been putting it together and figuring out where they’ve been hiding! Congrats […]
Double Trouble. Rasta got out and had his best surf session yet with a couple of nice surf sharks. One a piece that is along with a healthy bass he kept for dinner! Be sure to follow the link and read up about his great night in the surf!
The Sevengill Sharks are returning to the local beaches after a few month absence. There has been a lot of big swell, bad tides and lack of fish which has added to the slow shark fishing, but finally might see a sign of life. It is not a big shark by any stretch, but this […]
A Great White Christmas: Well, here in Southern California, it is not very common (if at all) to have a white Christmas. One of our Prehistoric Soul members, Joe, however proved us wrong! Only armed with some spinning gear, he hooked, battled and landed a Great White from the surf all while fishing solo. The […]
Sporadic Surf Shark Fishing: That’s what it has been lately. Great surf shark fishing conditions have given way to big clumps of weeds or heavy current at times which has ruined a few fishing trips. Every now and then one of the guys were scoring with a nice Soupfin and/or Sevengill, but nothing steady as […]